Episcopal Day School in Southern Pines, North Carolina offers many after school clubs and enrichment organizations for elementary students. Click here for a complete listing of all 2017-2018 EDS clubs and their scheduled meetings.
- Student Council
- Art Club
- Book Blast Off!
- Book Club
- Fitness Club
- Grandparents’ Club
- Music Club
- Science Club
FAQs for EDS Book Club:
Who can participate? Anyone in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The students are divided into two groups: K-2 and 3-5.
Do I need to sign up each month? It would be great if you could send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let you know your child is planning to come, but I am very flexible. Your child is always welcome to attend – there is no formal signup process.
Does my child need to be able to read the book on his/her own? No! Parents are welcome to read the book to/with their child. The K-2 students will read a mix of picture books and short, intro level chapter books, all of which can easily be read aloud. The 3-5 book choices will be longer chapter books, but parents are always welcome to participate by reading the books with their children.
My child didn’t get a chance to read the book this month – can they still come to the meeting? Unfortunately not. Book Club is designed to be flexible so that students don’t have to participate every month. It’s important that they read the book if they want to attend that month. I strongly encourage the students to FINISH the book, but as long as they have read most of the book they are welcome to attend.
How will my student know when it’s book club day? Book Club will be held on the first Tuesday of every month during lunch. Teachers will announce that it’s book club day at the start of lunch and make sure all participating students make it to the appropriate classroom for book club.
Can parents attend? Parents are always welcome at Book Club, but your presence is not required.
Can I bring a younger sibling along? Younger siblings are not allowed at book club, as it proves too distracting.
Where do I find the list of books they will read? I choose the books on a month-to-month basis based on the interests and reading levels of the kids who are coming each month. I will send out an email each month with each group’s selection. I try to include excerpts of reviews and/or plot synopsis for each book. I will also post the book selections on the school Facebook page and here on the website.
Where can I find the books? The books will be for sale at The Country Bookshop with a 20% discount (mention EDS Book Club at checkout). They are also often available in the library (EDS and public libraries) and on Amazon.
Are the treats safe for my child? I bake the treats in my home kitchen. I have a child with a severe peanut allergy, so I do not bake with peanuts or tree nuts. I try my best to only use ingredients that have not been processed in a nut/peanut facility. That being said, I cannot guarantee the safety of any food items. If you have concerns, I recommend you provide your own treat for your child each month. If you would prefer that your child not eat the provided treats, please let me know at email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gessner at firstname.lastname@example.org.