Celebration of Reading Week - January 2021

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8th Annual Celebration of Reading Week 2021

Each year, Hawtree Creek Middle School takes one week out of the year to celebrate the fantastic reading culture we have. Have a look below for some of the great events coming up next week, Monday, January 11 - Friday, January 15, 2021!

This Year's Theme

Reading: Let it Empower You!

At HCMS we always talk about the joys of being a reader but reading also can make us better people. This year, COR Week 2021 is all about how reading empowers us to make changes in our communities and in ourselves. 

Calendar of Events


Scholastic Book Fair

This is the flagship event of COR Week! Even though we are remote, we have a great virtual fair prepared for students, staff and parents.  As always, a portion of all sales will be returned to the school to buy even MORE books for our school libraries.

The fair will be open for 2 weeks – from Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 22 2021.

For more information on how to access the fair, how to set up an ewallet for your child and a sneak peak into some new hot titles, visit our very own HCMS Scholastic Book Fair website at:

Scholastic Book Fair Book List


Scholastic Book Fair "Sizzle" Video

HCMS Scholastic Book Fair Virtual Tour

8th Annual HCMS Read-In

Another staple of COR Week is our Annual Read-In. Students will read and discuss how their novels empower them from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

  • Students will NOT attend their first two classes.
  •  ALL students will log on to their morning AVID Advisory at 8:00
  •  Wear your comfiest pajamas!
  •  Bring your Independent Reading Novel.  If you don’t have one, visit our Independent Reading page to find out how to get one.
  •  Expect to read, discuss and write a thought log!

Author Visit

Our special guest author Jen Calonita will be joining us twice this week!

**6th Grade Author Visit – Tuesday, January 12 at 10:00 AM
           Use the link in the 6th Grade Homeroom banner
**8th Grade Author Visit – Friday, January 15
           Use the link in the 8th Grade Homeroom banner


Sudan Water Fund

All 7th Graders will join a representative from The Sudan Water Fund - the charity organization formed by the main character of their class novel, "A Long Walk to Water."

Tune in to the Zoom link in your ELA class on Thursday at 12:40

Celebration of Reading Week 2019-2020

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