Scholastic Book Fair

October 2022

We Did It!
Thank you Everyone!

After waiting 3 long years for the book fair, it did not disappoint!
Everyone had such a great time!

Our volunteers had fun and made new friends.
Several even signed up for extra days of working, because they had such a good time.

Our students were ecstatic to be able to browse the fair’s collection with their classmates again.
It was like their very own private bookstore.
Curated just for them.
With the wide range of selection, everyone could find something that sparked their interest.
Not to mention all of the cool and silly stuff!
That’s always a hit!

Students were pooling their last bit of money together to get matching items.
Siblings were buying books and gifts for their little sisters and brothers who were home sick.
Grandparents, aunts and uncles were adding to their student’s eWallets.
We gave away 19 free books in a school-wide drawing. 2 books per grade.
We gave away free books to preschoolers, kindergartners and a few more deserving children who hadn’t money to buy.
All of my volunteers, as always, were emptying out their wallets of change, dollar bills, and even tapping their credit and debit cards helping children buy the book of their dreams.
One generous family donated $100 to buy books, for those who had none.
It was a fun whirlwind of a week!
…and it’s not over!
Our online book fair continues until October 30th.
If you still have eWallet credit then log on to our Scholastic Book Fair link to keep shopping.
Even if you don’t have an eWallet, you can keep shopping too.
Think Christmas gifts!
Get it all done now and our school will receive a profit from your purchases.

Again, thank you for supporting our library through the
Scholastic Book Fair.


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!


 Our Scholastic Book Fair 2022-23

will be here before you know it!

Our Fall Fair will begin on October 17-21

from 7:30am – 4:30pm.

The students are getting so excited!

Parents- Please get yourselves signed up to work at this fair.

I need volunteers of all sorts!

Book Fair set up will be on Friday, October 14th.  All day, till it’s done.

I need volunteers throughout the week to help with students purchases.

You can run the register, bag books, tidy shelves, or help students find the perfect book.

Fair breakdown will be Friday, Oct. 21 at 11 am.

If you are interested in working the fair, please email me at

You can also call the school library and talk to me, or leave a message if I’m with a class.

Please consider volunteering at this year’s

Scholastic Book Fair!

[Your children will love you for it!]





April 7, 2020

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair held in the library is officially cancelled, as of this date.

We will not be having on online fair.

I pray that all of you are healthy, and doing well during this time away.

Keep reading books!   Keep washing hands! 

…and keep watching here for any future book events!

Sending love, hugs and kisses,


Ms Palmeri



October 2019

Thank you all, so very much!!

Once again, our St. A. students and families made this year’s 

Scholastic Book Fair a big success!

Thank you to all my returning veteran volunteers,

and to my new volunteers.

I’m soooo glad you signed up to work with us!

I know you had a good time because you told me so.


That makes it all worthwhile.

[click on pic for some sparkly fun!]

This year we sold right up to the $9500 mark.

That’s incredible!

We owe it all to you.

I hope everyone comes back for our Spring fair in support of reading,

and of our beautiful library.

Not to mention, for making new friends, meeting your children’s friends,

volunteering, and of course SHOPPING!

Can’t wait to see you and do it all again!

In the meantime…

if there was a book, or two that you wished you had purchased at the fair,

you can still go on our link at Scholastic.

We will earn 2% in rewards.

Think Christmas gifts!!

Here’s the link:

Happy Shopping!!

Until next time…. 



Set your clocks!!

It’s time for the


Fall Scholastic Book Fair!

It’s right around the corner!

It’s hard to believe that another year of book fairs have come and gone,

and now come again!

The students have already been asking me for weeks,


Soon, soon, soon, I tell them!  …and now it’s here.

I’m hoping we see some new faces volunteering here in the library for our fair.

Of course, I always look forward to my veteran volunteers coming back each year to help.

The students look forward to seeing them also!

To all our new families here at St. Anastasia, please feel welcome to sign up for as much,

or as little time as you can give.

You’ll meet all the children that your sons and daughters go to school with.

You may even get to meet their parents.

We always have a fun time here in the library during book fair week.

Don’t miss out!!

Get signed up to work at this year’s

Scholastic Book Fair.

Here’s when….


Set-up:  Friday,  October 18, 2019  ~  9 am – 4 pm

Book Fair Opens for Business: Monday – Friday

Oct. 21 – 25, 2019  ~  7:30 am  –  4:30pm

Breakdown:  Friday from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm







Thank you all… again…

for making our 2018-19 Book Fairs a success!!

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair was very successful, and it’s all due to you!

Thank you to my returning volunteers, and a few new ones too.

Setting up my fair is a breeze with Nicole Silva, Charlotte Rohrbough and Melissa Perez!

And, of course, Nancy Hallford and Adam Bookspan are both wonderful.

I’ve come to count on them so much throughout the week of the fair.

They have been working with me, for quite a few years now!

Why?  I don’t know…  because they’re wonderful??!!

It’s the only answer!!

With Adam’s daughter graduating this year we’re going to be at a loss, Nancy!!

Whatever will we do??

Hmmmm…  I’m thinking…   Matthew Weber???

We sold well over $8600 worth of merchandise this week.

That’s awesome!!

You know, the book fair is the only fundraiser for our library, so every sale goes a long way in purchasing new titles for the best room in the house [school]!!

We love our library!!

Just the other day, a rainstorm blew in…  several boys were so happy

they got stuck over here in the library! 

That meant a lot to me!

Some have even commented to me that it smells like home when they walk in the library.

That meant even more!!

I feel quite privileged to be able to run the library, and at the same time be here

with the students making them feel at home.

Helping them feel that this is the place where they’d like to get stuck in a rainstorm!

Two former students who are now next door in John Carroll HS

stopped by a week, or two ago.

They just wanted to come over and be in the library again for a little while, they said.

They missed it!!

The boys had realized now, how nice the library really was, and how big it is.

It didn’t seem so big when they were here, but now in coming back it seemed gigantic.

Well, it is pretty big and we love it!!

I love to hear all the sweet and sometimes silly sentiments.

They never get old!!

So, with that said I thank you all again,

for supporting our library through our annual book fairs.

It means so much to me, and all of our students who love the library!

We couldn’t do it without you!





Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair

is heading this way very soon!

  ~ It’s here! ~

Come and join us!!

As always, we will turn the library into our very own bookstore.

You’ll find books from new and favorite authors, popular series,

cool posters, and so much more.

There are many books to choose from, for every kind of reader, and non-reader: adventure, sci-fi, laugh-out-loud stories, graphic novels and some cool science stuff too!

Mark your calendars and sign yourself up to work at the Spring Book Fair.

April 1-5, 2019

Monday – Friday

7:30am – 4:30pm

Set-up is on Friday, March 29th from 9 – 5

[Sign up here, or on our Facebook link.]

Hope to see you there!



Thank you!!

I’d like to thank everyone who came out

and made the Good News! Book Fair a success.

A big thank you to all my volunteers too!

Congratulations to Liz & Adolfo Lantigua who created and own

Good News! Book Fair.

They have put together such a great collection of Christian and Catholic titles, as well as gift items.

I know they will be growing it everyday, so let’s keep them in our prayers as they do.

I was very pleased with our total sales for this new book fair and hope to see Good News! back again.

How about during Catholic School’s Week??  Hmmmmmm….


Don’t forget…  you can order online anytime at:

Thanks again for all your support here in the St. A. Library!

You’re awesome!!


Here’s a few pics in case you missed it.

Click on any pic to zoom.


The Autumnal Equinox is upon us!!

What does that mean, you ask?

It means the end of summer!

On a happier note, it also means the official start of the Fall season

with cooler weather, gorgeous colors, apple cider, pumpkins and bonfires.

More importantly, there’s FUN  at the

Fall Book Fair & Harvest Fest which will be happening soon!!

This year we are proud to host a new company

for our Fall Fair~

The Good News! Book Fair


“We have a great selection of fun, and inspiring books, CD’s, movies and Christian themed gifts for K-8 grade students, teachers, and parents.

We offer more than Bibles and saints biographies.

We have fun and wholesome, age appropriate picture books, middle grade fiction, and

young adult novels for teens!

Titles are leveraging many genres including: mysteries, thrillers, action/adventure, historical fiction, and non-fiction that captures the interest of school students while also introducing and/or reinforcing faith and virtue related themes.

The products are selected from top Catholic publishers and other Christian denomination gift companies. We have T-shirts, custom jewelry, and other fun items to sell.”

We can’t wait!

St. Anastasia Catholic School welcomes…

…and we can’t wait for you to volunteer to help us welcome this

upcoming faith-based media event!


Here’s the details:

Set-up: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 ~ 12 – 4 pm

Finish Set-up & Teacher Preview: Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 ~ 8:30 am – 12 pm

[Friday is a half day!]

Book Fair Opens for Business: Sunday – Thursday

Oct. 14 – 18, 2018

Sunday:  before & after Mass ~ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Breakdown: Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 ~ 9 am – 12 pm


Get signed up below on our Sign-Up Genius link

if you want to have fun ‘Inspiring Minds & Souls’ while working at the

Good News! Book Fair.

But wait, there’s more!

Get ready to keep the fun going at the Harvest Fest

on Saturday night, Oct. 20th!

Let’s kick off Autumn with a whole lot of fun this year!




 Another successful Scholastic Book Fair!


Our ‘Paws for Books’ Spring Fair was fun! 

The children really liked the origami cats and dogs on our Inspiration tree.

Not to mention, all the cute animal posters and colorful cinco-de-mayo type banners that were strung around.

It was a bright and fun fiesta of activities all week long!

We sold over $8200 in merchandise and we had seven give-aways.

[pics below]

Overall, it was great!

It always is.

A huge thank you to my ever faithful volunteers!

You make it even more fun!

I hope to see everyone back next year as we add something new to our schedule.


Once again….

Thank you all so much!!


Remember…  it’s always smiles at the book fair!!!



Our ‘Paws for Books’ Fair is going great!

We hope everyone has gotten a chance to come and shop this year’s

Spring book fair.  It’s not too late!

Here is a quick look at what’s in store.

…here are some of our savvy shoppers!!

…and some of our Give-Away winners!!

Our Winners were: Austin, Kayla, Jacob, Addison, Sarah, Sophia and Mrs. Thoennissen!

Have you noticed, it’s always SMILES at the Scholastic Book Fair?!

Here comes the best part of the book fair!

Every book fair!

It truly is the best part!!  Don’t you think? 



Spring has sprung!

…and it’s time for the Scholastic Book Fair.

We want everyone to clear their schedules and


You heard me!

Don’t be a scaredy cat ~ Be a cool cat!

Come to St. Anastasia’s Spring Book Fair.

You’ll be drooling over these books!

I know you’ll sniff out the purr-fect reads at this year’s


Scholastic Book Fair.

So….  COME!  STAY!  READ a great tale!

In fact, did you know~  “children who are read to for at least 20 minutes a day dramatically increase their reading abilities?”

Try the Raising Readers program approach for yourself!



You may be pleasantly surprised, or even shocked by your results!

Start raising readers today by digging into a good book together.

It could be the best dog-gone thing you ever did for your children.

The Fair runs April 30th – May 4th, Monday ~ Friday.

We’re open from 7:30am ~ 4:30pm.

April 26, 2018 [Thursday] is set-up day.

[No school on Friday, April 27]

If you’ve never volunteered at the book fair before, don’t you think it’s about time?

You’ll have so much fun helping your children, and their friends.

If arranging and organizing is your thing, then help on set-up day.

You can volunteer all day, half day, or even just a few hours.

Whichever day, or days you choose get ready to have a great time

and meet new people.

Get signed up here on the Sign-up Genius link.

[link was here]








I’m giving thanks once again, for all of you who came and shopped the

Halloween Harvest Boo’  k Fair!!

Even though it seemed a little slower than usual for our Fall fair,

we sold just over $9600 worth of Scholastic merchandise!

As always, the kids had a blast!

I had a blast with all of our new and old, whoops- I mean, veteran volunteers!

Thank you to all who worked alongside me at this year’s fair.

Thank you to Nicole Silva, Jennifer Ramos, Charlotte Rohrbough, 

Patricia Rankin, Jennifer Lewis and Liz Hancock for helping me set up the fair.

The old proverb is true~ Many hands make light work!

Thank you to all my workers throughout the week, and my breakdown crew.

I hope to see you all, for our Spring Book Fair!

Yes, Nicole…  there will be more tablecloths to fold, match and tape!!

They’ll be different colors though!


As always, a huge thank you to Nancy Hallford, Jane Goggin and

Adam Bookspan.

You’re some kind of AWESOME!!

Until next time, I’m wishing all of you a very…





[click on pic for a sparkly wish]



St. Anastasia School’s



Halloween Harvest BOO’…k Fair!

Graveyard dust

Dragon Scales

Mermaid Tears


Lizard Tails

Fur of Werewolf

Mermaid Hair

Come to the Book Fair



October is here, the Harvest Fest is only days away, and the Book Fair is just around the corner!

I thought it might be fun to have the book fair during Halloween week this year.

We’ll have our 3rd grade pumpkin patch on display and some very silly,

scary Halloween decorations too.

The only thing we need now…  is you!

[click on witch for some sparkly fun]

This is the most magical, fun, spooktacular way to earn your volunteer hours.

Get signed up and come have fun!

Work all day, half day, just a few hours, and for as many days as you want!

It’s Happening

Oct. 30 ~ Nov. 3

We open at 7:30 am ~ 4:30 pm

[link was here]

Get signed up before it’s too late!

Remember….  it is Halloween, after all.



Scholastic 2016-17 Spring Book Fair


I thought I was a ‘Happy Camper’ before, but…

Yippee!  Yay!!

Hip-Hip Hooray!!!

Thanks to all of you who came and shopped the Spring Book Fair~

I am ‘Super Happy’ now!!

We sold almost $9500 worth of books and s’more stuff!!!

Yes, Nancy, Jane and Adam!!  You heard me!

$9500 !!!!

That may be the highest Spring total ever!!!

Thank you all so very, very much for supporting our Library!!

Thank you Audra Sypolt and Kelly Green for helping me set up!

You two were great!  What a help.  You’re hired!!

Thank you as always to Jane Goggin, Nancy Hallford and Adam Bookspan for being my main crew!

I can always count on you!

 You’re awesome!

It’s so much fun to be here during this event.  Hectic… Yes!  Chaotic at times… Yes!

But, sooooooooo satisfying!!   …and lots of laughs too!

The boys and girls love, love, love the week of book fair.

I love everyone for supporting it and working along side me!

Thank you, thank you, thank you again!!!

Did I mention…  we had 22 give-aways!!

Pictures coming soon!!



It’s a cute campsite complete with bird nests, a squirrel, a fox & owl

and even a butterfly migration going on.




Here they come!

Our new volunteer Liz Hancock [mother of Mrs. Springsteen]

looks over the merchandise to get a lay of the land before the classes arrive.

Look at these faces!

Are they happy, or what!?

Here are a few of my older butterflies ~ coloring contest!

It was a great week…  as usual!


Time for some winners ~ these students names were drawn in the give-away.

Those are some big smiles!  Aren’t they?

Kassia won last year, so decided to give her book to someone else.

That’s Adam ~ being silly!

Some Happy Campers!

Congratulations Rams!!


Names of winners in order of pic:

Ava Oliviera,  Arianna Perez,  Lilly McClure / Josh Brewer,

Leila Gonzalez / Allie Yacucci / Lauren Woolley,

Kassia Janockso,  Logan Perrone,  Addie Blum,  Jeno Retutal,

Natalia Perez / Kendall Neill,  Fritza Cyril / Gianna Damato / Faye McWhorter.

 Aidan Lacey with me,  Christ Simon,  Lorenzo Morales with me,

Ethan Ball /Aidan Lalicon

[ not pictured:  Zach Yancy ]

I thank you all again for supporting the

St. A. Library




Hey, all you ‘Happy Campers’ out there!!

Spring has sprung and the book trucks are rolling!

The Scholastic Book Fair is heading our way  [IT’S HERE!!!] and the library will be turned into our very own bookstore.

There are always so many books to choose from, for every kind of student.

They’re already asking about it!

For parents, it’s a fun way to earn those volunteer hours.

You can work all day, half day, or just a few hours ~ and for as many days as you want!

We’ll be setting up the fair on Friday, April 28, 2017 starting at 8:30 am.

The fair will be open for business Monday – Friday, May 1 – 5 from 7:30 – 4:30.

Remember…  Friday is a half day, so we’ll start packing up after the bell rings at noon.

Get yourself signed up here, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

[link was here]

Yes, Happy Camper it’s always s’more fun with books!

… and the s’more books the s’more fun!

Can’t wait!!

[Check below to see some pics from our previous book fairs.]







I am GIVING THANKS for all of you who came to the book fair!


Thank you all so very much for coming to the book fair.

For those of you who worked along side me at the fair…


You all did a great job!

I am so lucky to have you as volunteers!

I think we all had a great time together working with the kids,

constantly answering a million questions and just all-around marathon cleaning and straightening!

It is fun though!

You have to admit that.

 We laughed, we cried, we yelled!  Just kidding…  kind of.

The students love, love, love the book fair!

They’re already asking when the next one is.


We sold over $10, 800 in Scholastic merchandise!


We were just shy of last year’s Fall book fair total by about $1000.


Especially because you support your children with books.  It is so important to foster that love.

Even if they’re not huge readers, or even good readers… if they like a book, or like the looks of it…


It will pay off in the long run.

You just never know when.

Thank you all again for this year’s THANKS & GIVING Book Fair success!

Here’s a few pics of our week.





The Scholastic Book Fair truck will be arriving

here at school any day now!


 So, as soon as you’re finished working at the Harvest Fest

get yourself signed up to work at the book fair!

If you haven’t ever volunteered for one of our book fairs…


You’ll have fun meeting new people, new children and best of all…  NEW BOOKS!

Click the link below for our Sign-Up Genius Volunteer Schedule,

or find it on St. A.’s Facebook & our St. A. website.

Get yourself signed up and get involved in this year’s


[link was here]

After all, we have a whole lot to be thankful for, so give back by volunteering

at your child’s annual book fair.

See you there!










Thank you to everyone who participated in our Scholastic Book Fairs!

We had so much fun!  Not to mention how successful they both were financially.   Wow!

We really do appreciate you!

Our students love, love, love the book fair.  Rightly so!

Not long ago, an online thread was circulating about Scholastic Book Fair.  Tons of kids all over the country who are grown now, still remember and loved when they were in elementary and middle school shopping the book fair.

They even remember how it felt not having any money to shop with.  How mad they were at their moms and dads too!  Hah!

That’s why it’s fun to have give-away’s!  Everyone likes to have their names picked from a book fair bucket.  Wouldn’t you?

Also, our students are encouraged to donate those leftover pennies, nickels and dimes from their change.  We use it for other students who may run a little short on money, or to go towards books for classrooms.

So, thank you again…  even for those little leftover pennies, nickels and dimes!

They mean a lot!


Hey, here’s some happy shoppers!


 Feelin' Groovy 2015-16











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