The new school year is upon us and we are very excited for what this year has ahead! Be sure to follow us on social media for updates, It List highlights, and more!
See below for important updates and information:
DATES AND DEADLINES
Reading Bowl Dates & Deadlines
Sept 20, Friday - Chapter Registration & Dues Postmark Deadline for Reading Bowl eligibility; Reading Bowl Team Registration form deadline
Oct 9-16 - Reading Bowl Exam #1
Dec 4-11 - Reading Bowl Exam #2
Feb 5-12 - Reading Bowl Exam #3
General Chapter Dates & Deadlines
Nov 15, Friday - Chapter Registration & Dues Postmark Deadline for TomeCon Early Registration eligibility
Dec 6, Friday - Fall Competition Deadline
Feb 3-7 - Tome Literacy Week
Feb 7 - Spring Competition Deadline, New It List nominee release, Honor Society registration deadline
TomeCon Dates & Deadlines
TomeCon Early Registration - Jan 9, Thursday (10am) - Jan 27, Monday (active chapters only)
TomeCon Regular Registration - Jan 28, Tuesday - Feb 27, Thursday (open to all, lunch & t-shirt pre-order deadline)
TomeCon Late Registration - Feb 28, Friday- March 13, Friday (open to all, no pre-order option)
TomeCon Late Online-only Registration - March 14, Saturday - March 20, Friday (online payment only)
TomeCon 2020 - March 24, Tuesday, 9am-5pm, be sure to plan to attend all day!
REGISTERING YOUR CHAPTER
Use the links and information found here to register: http://www.tomesociety.org/chapters.html
For schools/groups registering multiple chapter levels (Elementary, Middle, High), be sure to complete the online form and pay dues for each level separately in order to be eligible for competitions at those levels.
BOOKS OF THE MONTH
Looking for the full list of Books of the Month to discuss with your chapter? See them on the Blog: http://www.tomesociety.org/blog/july-22nd-2019
Discussion guides can be found on the password protected Advisers page of the website. The 19-20 password will be emailed to each adviser with their chapter dues receipt after chapter dues are received and processed.
READING BOWL INFO
Please review ALL of the information found at http://www.tomesociety.org/reading-bowl.html if your chapter plans to compete in the Reading Bowl competition.
Exam book lists and dates can be found on this page, as well.
Also, please note the new Proctor Requirement for Reading Bowl exams this school year.
Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find the complete list of competition offerings and directions at http://www.tomesociety.org/competitions.html.
We've added 3 new competitions (lesson plans and competitions rubrics coming soon)!
Also, we've added a Competition Exemplars page to the website and are working to populate those examples for you. See the page here: http://www.tomesociety.org/competition-exemplars.html
TomeCon 2020 - Find Your Spark!
We are already in the process of booking authors and other guest speakers for TomeCon. We think you will be very excited by who has already said they're coming! This is going to be another can't-miss-event. Please make plans to attend all day from 9am to 5pm to get the full experience.
Reminder - any school bringing students to TomeCon is required to provide a half or full-day volunteer for the event. Most of these volunteers will be acting as room & hall monitors and all of the volunteers are VERY necessary to make TomeCon a fun and safe day. Please begin planning now for who you will bring. Ideas- co-workers, retired teachers, parents, your family members, college students, etc.
Help us find sponsors!
The Tome Team is actively working to reduce the student ticket cost for TomeCon 2020, BUT we can't make it happen without partnering with sponsors for the event. Please help us by reaching out to your community members and parents who work with businesses that would be interested in supporting student literacy and getting their name out to 3,000 people from across the state of Georgia and beyond!
IT LIST 2020-2021 READERS
Interested in helping review books for the next It Lists? Find the link to the consideration list sign up on the Advisers page.