Monday, November 16, 2015

Reading is an Investment

Complete a reading log and enter your child into a drawing for a $250 college savings plan account!

The letter below is going home with students and will include a reading log and money reading list. Feel free to go to the noted website to download any further information. We are reading the first money book in library classes so students can already color in one money box! The title of the book is Betty Bunny Wants Everything!

Dear Families:
Porters Point School is participating in a statewide program called Reading is an Investment. The goal of the program is to teach elementary-aged children personal finance concepts. We are one of 135 Vermont elementary schools who will use the program this school year. The program is managed by the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office. Participating schools are sent three new books each year that highlight a specific personal finance theme. Through an instructional activity in the school library and personal reading at home, students are introduced to basic financial concepts. The 2015-2016 personal finance theme is “Money Business!” As a family, you have the opportunity to help your child complete a reading log that will then be entered into a drawing for a $250 college savings plan account. Last year, more than 5,600 students statewide completed logs and entered the drawing. Twenty prizes will be awarded this year. In order to complete a reading log, a student must read three books from a recommended money reading list and color an “open” box for every 20 minutes of reading. We will share the first money book in library class and color in that box. Money books can be checked out at the PPS library and the Burnham Public Library. You can find a reading log and recommended money reading list attached to this letter. You also may print a reading log and reading list by going to The deadline to complete a reading log and mail it into the State Treasurer’s Office is March 15, 2016. If you wish to send your completed and signed reading log to the PPS Library instead of mailing it in yourself, you may give it to me at school. I will mail any entries I receive on Friday March 4, 2016. I hope this combination of personal reading supported by an instructional exercise will help our students expand their knowledge of personal finance. If you have any questions, please email me at

Mrs. B.                                                                             
Sandy Bochanski                                
Porters Point School Librarian

Thank you!

Thank you for attending Scholastic's Monster Book Fair at PPS!

Last week was a busy week at the Porter's Point School Library! Not only were we checking out library books, but we were also having a Monster Book Fair! 

We want to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks to all our families and friends who supported our fair through their volunteer time and their purchases. The fair's success was due to many combined efforts! The proceeds will help to support library programs and school databases. We want to share a special thank you with Ms. Bourgea's class for our most awesome monster decorations! They really made our fair look great!

If you missed the fair this year, visit our next fair in November 2016!  Here are some "book fair moments" from last week...

Again, many thanks and happy reading!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Book Fair News

Everyone's invited to Porters Point School's Scholastic Book Fair! 

The Fair will be in the PPS library November 9-13, 2015.

Dates and Times
Monday and Wednesday 8:15-3:00 pm
Tuesday                        8:15-4:00 pm
Thursday                       8:15-7:00 pm
Friday                            8:15-10:00 am

Online Shopping
Anyone anywhere can now visit the Fair online at
The online Fair:
  • is available for an extended period of time from Nov. 4th to Nov. 17th
  • ships orders FREE to school
  • offers an expanded book selection
  • gives the opportunity to purchase books from the online Classroom Wish list

Reserve Slips
There is a slip attached to the Fair newspaper that was sent home. This slip allows students to reserve books for later purchase. If students have this slip completed when they visit the fair during school, we will hold their book choices in a reserve box until Thursday night.

Volunteers Needed
If you have time to volunteer during the fair, please email Mrs. B. at with the day/night time that works for you! We are definitely in need of volunteers to work the cash registers at Family Night on Thursday November 12, 2015. You can sign up here:

Thank you for all your support! Proceeds will go to support school databases and library programs.