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The following article appeared in the March 29, 2012 edition of the San Jose Mercury News.
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St. Timothy's School in San Jose takes a second place in national book fair
By Dale Bryant
Posted: 03/29/2012 08:02:14 PM PDT
Updated: 03/29/2012 08:02:14 PM PDT
For students, teachers and family members of St. Timothy's Lutheran School, it was a time for keeping their eyes to the sky and on the stars. And it was a time to soar to the lofty heights of second-place winners in the Scholastic Fall 2011 Elementary National Book Fair Contest.
For their efforts the St. Timothy's community earned money to purchase books for its school library, but the rewards weren't confined to the private school at 5100 Camden Ave. Librarian Chris Hindeness organized a "One for Books" effort which saw $1 donations add up to $600 toward the purchase of books for two charitable organizations: House of Grace, dedicated to giving new mothers and their babies a fresh start, and CityTeam Ministries' House of Grace program.
Using a space theme for its fall book fair, St. Timothy's was engaged from preschool through fifth grade; projects included art efforts featuring planets, stars, astronauts, satellites and robots. Mission Control was created, and black-light paint was used to create a night sky.
Students earned Book Fair credits by participating in "Run for Reading." Fifth-grade students also performed a song called "I think My School's a Spaceship" during a family event. In 2009, St. Timothy's was a third-place winner in the national competition.