Jefferson Scholastic Book Fair a Best-Seller

  Students listen to Jefferson Primary Center aide Erin Daly read Skippyjon Jones at the Jefferson School Scholastic Book Fair Family Night. Credits: Jen Hinger
A crowd gathers for music by teachers Chris Wilson, Nicole Waters, and Matt Santos (far right) at the Jefferson School Scholastic Book Fair Family Night.  Credits: Kathy Clark
Brownie, and Jefferson third-grader Jessica Clark, helps Jefferson Primary Center student Ainsley Valerio make a maraca at the fiesta-themed Scholastic Book Fair Family Night.

SUMMIT, NJ - Jefferson School's fiesta-themed, Scholastic Book Fair has helped get more than 1,500 books into the hands of its students. 

The book fair was kicked off by a special family night that included music by teachers Chris Wilson, Matt Santos, and Nicole Waters; a fiesta paper flower making station by teacher Jackie Campagna, story read-alouds by librarian Patty Natale, principal Ron Poles, and Jefferson Primary Center aide Erin Daly; maraca craft making by Brownie troop 42853; a bake sale; and $100 worth of raffle prizes.

“It was exciting to see so many parents and children attend the book fair family night. It was a true celebration of books and reading,” said Natale, Jefferson’s librarian. 

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“It’s fantastic to see so many students eager to read, and to have such great participation from PTO volunteers and teachers and staff.  We’re thrilled to exceed our sales from last year’s book fair to earn more money for our school’s classrooms and library,” said Jennifer Hinger, PTO volunteer.

Among the most popular books were Minecraft: Essential Handbook, Guinness World Records, LEGO, Fly Guy, Geronimo Stilton, Fancy Nancy, Pinkalicious, Skippyjon Jones, I Survived, Rainbow Magic, National Geographic, Bad Kitty, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.  Online sales for the book fair continue through March 28 at

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