*2007-2008 JUNIOR GREAT BOOKS**
What is Junior Great Books?
JGB is a discussion program designed to encourage students to develop an appreciation of
literature through careful reading, listening and expression of ideas. Trained adult volunteers
guide small groups of students toward a deeper understanding of selected works of literature
through thought provoking discussion questions.
Who can join Junior Great Books?
All students in grades 1-5 who enjoy reading, forming and expressing their opinions are invited
to join JGB. The only requirement is that students read the selected short story prior to their
group meeting and come prepared to discuss the reading.
When and where is Junior Great Books held?
Students meet once a week during their lunch period in the months of January through March.
Small groups of students meet with a trained parent volunteer and eat their lunch picnic style in
What about Hot Lunch?
We strongly recommend that students bring a sack lunch on the day of their JGB meeting.
Having to wait in line for hot lunch on these days will greatly shorten the amount of time they
can participate in the sessions.
What are the fees?
$18.00 is the cost of the program. This fee covers the cost of the textbook and a pizza party
during the final session. The textbooks are the same as previous years so if you own one from
an older sibling you may re-use the book and pay only $4.00. We strongly recommend that all
first graders purchase new books, as they are workbooks.
How can I get involved with Junior Great Books?
You may sign up as a parent volunteer to lead your child and a small group of fellow students
in discussion of the JGB stories. Please see attached registration form.
How can my student join Junior Great Books?
Please complete the attached registration form, include the appropriate fee, and return it to the
Patterson office no later than Friday, September 28th.
For more information please contact:
Kristin Quinn 983-5833 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherry Needham 904-7812 or email@example.com
**2007-2008 JUNIOR GREAT BOOKS**
Student Name _______________________Teacher/Grade_________________________
Phone Number_______________________Email Address________________________
Yes! I would be interested in becoming a JGB parent leader for my child! __________
Parent Name________________________ Phone Number_________________________
If student has paid for milk, please check his/her choice:
___White ___Skim ___Chocolate ___Strawberry ___None
_______Payment for new textbook and pizza party - $18.00
_______Payment for pizza party only - $4.00 (student already has required textbook*)
*2nd grade students need Series 2 First Semester JGB books
Method of Payment _____Cash or _____Check (Payable to Patterson PTA)
Return registration form and payment to school in an envelope addressed to
Patterson PTA JGB
Registrations must be turned in by Friday September 28 th for your child to be
assigned a class and leader!
HURRY! REGISTRATION ENDS SEPTEMBER 28, 2007!!
For more information contact: Kristin Quinn @ 983-5833 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherry Needham @904-7812 or email@example.com