Take a jungle safari at Pima Butte Elementary; “bag” a book!


Jungle safaris are available at Pima Butte Elementary School beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, September 6. The trophies available aren’t some elephant or rhino; they’re something better — books!

Hundreds of books and educational items will be available at the Book Fair.

Book Fair organizers Librarian Lynette Bingham (left) and parent Luci Tuerr show off their “jungle” waterfall.

Students, teachers, staff and Maricopa community members are all invited to stop by the school’s library and enter the “jungle.” The hours are 8-11 a.m. and 1-7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, September 6-7, including parent-teacher conferencing times beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday night from 5-7 p.m. will be Family Night at Pima Butte, featuring Curious George. On Friday, September 8, books and other items will be available from 8-11 a.m. and again from 1-4 p.m.

Scholastic Book Fairs are offered at each school twice a year, in the fall and spring. Hundreds of titles, educational games, software and gifts are available for ages preschool to adult. Pencils and erasers start at 35 cents, and the highest priced items, some of the software and educational aids, go up to $30.

Lee Pierce’s kindergarteners listen closely as she reads one of the books.

Jasmin Peterson and Nicholas Jager especially liked the Care Bears book their librarian showed them.

All monies raised from the sale of the Book Fair offerings go toward the purchase of books for the school library and classrooms, as well as teaching and storytelling materials plus items used for staff professional development.

Your opportunity to “bag” a book on Pima Butte’s jungle safari starts Wednesday.