Scholastic Book Fair

Folkston Elementary School is ready for a Seussational book fair!

The spring book fair will be March 2nd through March 6th in the FES library. March 2nd is Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 116th birthday and National Read Across America Day. Read Across America is a holiday that celebrates reading by encouraging kids to read and their parents or guardians to read with them. We encourage our FES parents to come on Monday, March 2nd and shop with their students at the book fair. The book fair will be open that day from 7:30 until 5 p.m. Parents and Guardians that come and shop at the book fair on Monday will be able to enter their student’s name in a drawing to receive  free books! The FES media specialist will draw five names at the end of the day and each student will be able to come and purchase $20 worth of books paid for by the library! The drawing will be held on Tuesday morning and the students will be allowed to shop for the books of their choice.

On Monday, parents will have the opportunity to take Accelerated Reader tests with their children in the computer lab located in the third grade hall. This gives you the opportunity to read books with your child, experience the program, and help your student earn points. 

We know not every parent, guardian or grandparent can take the time away from work to shop with their student. The book fair is open all week for students to shop independently. If you really want to shop together you can do it from the comfort of your home! Scholastic offers online shopping. These purchases are delivered to your home. Go to the FES Book Fair web page ( and shop online from Feb. 23 to March 7th .

If you don’t want to send your young one with cash/check to shop independently, feel free to use Scholastic’s eWallet as a payment option. This digital payment system allows us to look up a student’s eWallet account through the cash register and use that student’s designated money to pay for the purchases. More information can be found on the FES Book Fair web page.

Additionally we take cash, checks and credit cards. Remember, shopping at the book fair benefits not only your student personally, but the media center as well. The FES media center will receive a portion of the book sales at the end of the fair. The money earned by the library will be used to purchase books for every FES student to enjoy!

Anyone with questions about eWallet, shopping online, or the book fair may contact me at 912-496-7369.

Johnna Pinholster, FES Media Specialist