|We have two book fairs a year. Our first is just before Thanksgiving Break to include the Grandparent's Luncheon. Our second is the week including the first Friday in May - when the school's May Day Picnic occurs. Our picnic is one of Emerson's oldest traditions.
We have Family Literacy Nights at each of the Book Fairs, typically on the Tuesday night from 5:30 to 7:30pm. These nights include crafts, stories, great food, prizes and fun. Each night is a different theme. We have had pet shows, campouts and safaris to name a few. The teachers all come out to help. This year we had a PJs, Pillows and Pizza Night.
During our Spring fairs, we have also included both a Mom's & Muffins and a Dad's & Donuts breakfast. These have been so nice, as it gets all of the moms together, as well as the dads. If we could just harness all of that talent! The kids are so proud when the parents show up! They talk about this event for weeks.