Scholastic Bookclub Issue 2
Issue 2 has been handed out and all orders are due by Tuesday 16 March. Orders normally take about 2 weeks. The easiest way to order is via LOOP (see link below). We will endeavour to hand out orders as soon as they are received.
What is it?
Scholastic Book Club is exclusively school-based and offer teachers and parents an easy way to purchase the best children's books at low prices. There is a Book Club for every grade, from preschool through to junior high. In each issue in the Scholastic Book Club student catalogue, your child will find a terrific selection of new and noteworthy fiction, classics, award-winning titles, perennial favourites, reference and sports books and more.
How does it work?
1. Twice each term, teachers distribute the Book Club catalogues to their students.
2. Students take the flyers home to select books, software or other items with their parents.
3. Students use LOOP or return order forms and payments to the school.
4. The order is placed with Scholastic Australia.
5. Within three weeks, the box of books arrives in your child's classroom.
When your child gets to choose their very own books, reading becomes a joy and an adventure. That excitement can carry over into a lifelong love of reading. Also, the earlier students become independent readers, the more likely they are to succeed in school.
What is LOOP?
The Book Club LOOP platform for parents allows you to pay by credit card. Your child’s order is submitted directly to school safe and sound and the books will be delivered to class. You can place your child’s order at scholastic.com.au/LOOP or using the LOOP app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
We would like to encourage all families to use LOOP when ordering books.
Premier's Reading Challenge
The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.
The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9.
The 2021 Challenge kicks off Monday 1st March and closes Friday 20th August (midnight) for students.
For further information please go to https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html where you should be able to find the answers to any questions you may have.
The Challenge involves over 300,000 students from Kindergarten to Year 9 and more than 2100 government, non-government and home schools. The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge book lists open doors to a rich collection of children’s literature representing a range of books including fiction, non-fiction, picture books, poetry and drama, and include a wide variety of Australian authors.
K-2 students will need to read 30 books while Years 3-9 need to read 20 between the 2nd March and 28th August. It is a wonderful initiative that I encourage all students to be a part of.
Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 students will complete the challenge with their classroom teacher through the books that are read to them on a daily basis. All other students who would like to participate will need to see Miss Bremner for their login in details.