Books spark imagination, promote literacy, and support family togetherness. The Eastern Suffolk BOCES Sayville Academic Center (SAC) hosts a Scholastic Book Fair each year in an effort to connect students with books. This is not just a book fair but also a literary event. The staff is mindful to host the fair during the week when parents come to the school for Meet the Teacher Night. Under the direction of school librarian Dee Horton, the fair this year is being held in one of the classrooms and is staged like a library. The books are categorized under adventure, chapter books, creative fun, picture books, etc. with oversized posters provided by Scholastic to interest and engage fairgoers.
Assistant Principal Tina Hannel poses with Kayla S., South Country CSD, and Alexa S., Islip UFSD.Assistant Principal Tina Hannel said, “There are initiatives at SAC to promote literacy. We align the events we host throughout the school year like Hero Day and International Peace Day with reading.”
Scholastic Books offers a One for Books program providing an easy way for schools to raise money and acquire more books for the students and the school library. Scholastic matches a dollar to each donated dollar so more books can be purchased for the school.
Special Education Teacher Patricia Richards poses with her students Alexa S., Islip UFSD; Kayla H., South Country CSD; Shelby M., Islip UFSD; Mark M., Middle Country CSD; Peter T., Three Village CSD; Steven B., Comsewogue UFSD, and Joey R., Brentwood UFSD, in front of the beautiful displays provided by Scholastic Inc.