Strong Communities, Strong Schools Equates to Increased Property Values by Nancy Minor as published in the Peachtree Corners Patch.Read full article here 
UPCOMING EVENTS

May 1 - May 30

Book Drop off / donations accepted
The McCain Agency - two locations:
4028 Holcomb Bridge and 2030 Beaver Ruin Rd
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F
Donors have chance to win $250 gift card.
Every 5th donor gets a special prize.
Children with 3 Book Club bookmarks will be entered into a monthly drawing for a Barnes and Noble Nook (full details here) (thru July 31). 
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May 3 - May 10
Book Fair & Book Drive
Barnes & Noble at The Forum
Buy & Drop Off Books
Dedicated specifically to the Mayor's Book Club.
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- - Balloon Art Fun with Karen & May 3 at Noon.
- - SUMMEROUR AWARD WINNING ORCHESTRA will perform at 1 p.m. May 3 
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STUDENT BOOK CLUB 
SIGN UP DAYS
MAYOR JOHNSON WILL BE THERE
May 8 - Stripling Elementary and then Norcross Elementary
May 9 - Summerour Middle School

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June 5 
BUFFET FOR BOOKS
at 45 South Cafe in historic Norcross
100% proceeds benefit Mayor's Book Club
$10 per person at door includes dinner, wine/beer or iced tea. (BUYS TWO BOOKS!)
Sponsored also by Ruthy Lachman Paul and other community leaders.
Bring gently used books or donation.
Purchase ticket in advance at 45 South Cafe. Enjoy live music and community fun!
 

left to right: Chef Brian, Tixie Fowler, front: Deb Harris, Elaine Fuerst, Ranae Heaven and Mayor Bucky Johnson
 
Books & Bar-B-Q HUGE success
Held April 19, Noon - 3 p.m.
HUGE thanks to Chef Brian at Bleu House Market for scrumptious day.
People who donated money or books were given a raffle ticket. Winners get a free autographed copy of Steve Raichlen's "Primal Grill" and front row seats at his presentation "Man Made Meals" June 12 at the Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center. He is performing a cooking demo and will be signing books.Here is the list of winners:
Emily Robinson
Dave Briere
Liz Steel
Bill Elsey
Elaine Dunn
Tanya Moore
Sally Toole
Elaine Fuerst
Jerry Brown
Jim McGarrah
Ranae Heaven

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

April 25, Norcross High School Foundation Annual Gala IX,
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Fields Clubhouse. Read more.


April 29, 30 or May 1
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

"Kaboom" will need volunteers to help build a playground at Summerour Middle School. Click here to sign up. Click here for more information.

May 1-4 "Beauty & the Beast"
Norcross H S Theater

May 1, 2, 3 @ 7 p.m. May 3, 4 @ 2 p.m.
$10 Gen Admission $13 Advanced Seating
Tickets available at the door.

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THANK YOU TO LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO
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Thank you Star Sponsor Norcross First United Methodist Church for your continued support and commitment to the Norcross cluster schools.
 
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Norcross Mayor's Book Club
Jump on Board the Literacy Train  
Help Our Kids Get Hyped About Reading This Summer

Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson is an extraordinary champion for literacy. His Book Club is just one way he personally supports quality public education and strives to help every child in Norcross receive the tools he or she needs to succeed.

 
HOW YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK & NEXT

1. Help sort a huge donation of gently used books.
2. Help attach sign-out envelopes to each book. New books have also been ordered. 
3. Sort and pack books for each book club location
 
WHERE ARE WE SORTING?
At the "cotton gin" in historic Norcross at 125 Lawrenceville Street. It is located next to the city hall north side parking lot.
 
Hours: 10 - Noon, 1 - 3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Or set up time with us. Contact Deb Harris (click to email) to ensure door is open and leader will be there.

Donate $$ to buy books or donate books at one of our events. Every $5 buys one book and is Tax Deductible!

CLICK HERE  to get all the details so you, your organization and/ or your company can be a literacy champion!

Make your tax-deductible DONATION  HERE.
 
CLICK HERE to download a Book Club flyer. Download PDF of donation form.

NINE SCHOOLS IN OUR CLUSTER - ALL NEED OUR HELP
Help us meet the challenge
What the NCSP does. . .

  • We have an established grant program that awards annual grants to the schools to support the goals and plans for improvement designated by each school.
  • We collect books and school and first aid supplies.
  • We raise awareness in the community to the challenges the schools face and the accomplishments they have achieved.

 READ HOW OUR CREATIVE EDUCATORS PUT OUR GRANTS TO GREAT USE  


Whether or not you have children in our school system, it is to your advantage to support our schools. 


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WAYS TO DONATE TO NORCROSS MAYORS BOOK CLUB.
 

 
Thank you to Corus 360 Cares for their "Warm Hands, Warm Hearts" program at Stripling Elementary. Read more and see short video

Fall Fling was big success and loads of fun. View slide show here. See Sponsors here.

Click here to see photos of the sponsors who collected school and medical supplies.

GRANTS SUCCESS STORIES
Successful and amazing use of grants from our creative educators in our cluster. Read about them here.