Congratulations — Your school has won a year of Booklist!

Dear Lori Quintana,

Thank you for entering the Booklist and AASL Schools in Need Giveaway. Based on your heartfelt essay, Griffin Middle School was chosen to receive a free, year-long subscription to Booklist and Book Links!

So excited to have won this subscription! It is a great resource for learning about new book releases and book reviews!

Thank you, Booklist Publications, American Association of School Librarians, and Scholastic!

Scholastic May Book Fair is a Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

It’s a BUY ONE GET ONE Book Fair!
May 2, 3, & 4, 2018 (Wednesday-Friday)

Get your summer reading!

-Perfect for students to purchase books for summer reading projects.

-Perfect to catch up on the most popular middle school books.

-Perfect for beach reading materials.

-Perfect for building your classroom library.

-Perfect for those birthday and holiday gifts.

Thank You for Your Book Fair Support!

Thank you to everyone who supported the spring book fair. Your support provides additional funding for the learning commons to purchase books, software/apps, reading promotion materials, and technology for our students. Our sales increased over the 2017 spring book fair!

2017 Book Fair Sales: $3017.00

2018 Book Fair Sales: $3577.00

Griffin Middle School receives a percentage of the book fair sales, typically 25%.

Thank you again, for your support!!

New Laminator! Thank you Griffin Foundation!

A very BIG thank you to the Griffin Middle School Foundation for the recent purchase of a new laminator! It replaces the one in the teacher copy room that has been at Griffin for more than 20 years!

Teachers wanting to use the new laminator, please see Mrs. Quintana for training. It is a little more high tech than our older model, and we want to be sure you are comfortable with this new technology. Thank you!


It’s the Spring Book Fair this week! The book fair theme is “Funny Pets”.

  1. Vote for your favorite teacher’s pet!
  2. Create a pet meme and win a FREE book at the book fair!

Book Fair is open all week until 4 P.M. and until 1 PM on Wednesday (early release day).

Teen Reading Zone is Progressing!


The “Teen Reading Zone” is progressing! We just ordered over 700 young adult books for our students. I am so thankful to our principal, Mr. Gillihan, for supporting this project through providing the funds to purchase the books. The reading zone is going to provide our 8th grade students with a reading environment they will enjoy. The goal is to provide students with reading material they “see” themselves in and that speaks to the realistic scenarios that take place in their teen lives. Our kids spoke, and we listened! We are very excited about this project and can’t wait to get it opened up for our students!

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