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Project "Shiny New Book"


Since December of 2008, Fritz & Company, P.C. has traveled to Appalachia Elementary School (AES) to present our “My Shiny New Book” project. Venturing over 400 miles to Appalachia, VA, Fritz & Company, P.C., in collaboration with Scholastic Book Fairs, has provided every AES student and staff member a “shiny new book” of their choice. AES has between 350 and 375 students Grades PK-8, 35 faculty members and 25 support staff. In support of the literacy efforts to have each child read one book at a time on grade level at Appalachia Elementary School,

Fritz & Company, P.C. aids their efforts with books for all. Scholastic Book Fairs provides a display with hundreds of colorful, exciting, bright, age appropriate books for the students to browse.

Every year, the students remember us, and share stories of the books they had chosen the previous year. With bubbling enthusiasm, the students and staff scrutinize the book selection for the perfect one to choose.  Smiles and “Thank You” fill the room as the choices are made. There is something for everyone. In addition to coats, hats, scarves, mittens and sweatshirts for the children, our staff and friends have contributed hundreds of “gently used” books as well, which are available to community parents and students at the school's winter holiday events.

We will return to AES in December and expand support to our “adopted” school to assist where we can with their needs. If you would like to join us in our efforts, please contact our office.


Which one do I want? So many to choose from

Bill Fritz chats with 1st Grade students Books chosen – Ready to read!

Eenie, meenie, miney, moe Can’t wait to get started