Eric Walters is Coming to Gilmore

Highly acclaimed, Canadian author, Eric Walters will be coming to Gilmore on Wednesday, March 8th.

Author of over 100 books ranging from picture books to teen novels, Eric Walters started his writing career by creating books for his own students while a teacher in Mississauga back in 1994. Since then, his career in writing has flourished. He has won numerous awards, had his books translated into over a dozen languages, and has presented to more than 1.5 million students throughout Canada. We are so excited to have Eric visit Gilmore and talk with all our students from K to grade 7 about his books, his experiences, and hopefully inspire some young writers.

Eric is offering a pre-order of his books for anyone interested with the option to have the book inscribed and signed. Books need to be paid for in advance and students will receive them the day of his visit.

Order Form and Book Summaries are available through this link.

Please have orders into the school by Wednesday, February 8th.

Thank you Gilmore Families!

Thank you again Gilmore Families for another very successful Scholastic Book Fair!

Together, our community so generously through book purchases raised $2500 for the Gilmore Community School Library.

This is a Gilmore record and I thank you all for your support of reading, literacy and the Gilmore Library.

Please see the “New Books” page to see the new books already purchased from the Scholastic Book Fair.



A HUGE thank you to parents and teachers who helped set-up the book fair. It looks amazing!


Students will be visiting the Book Fair this week with their classes. Please note that ALL SALES ARE FINAL, so we encourage families to have discussions about the kinds of purchases they would prefer be made with any money sent to school.


Families can also shop the Scholastic Book Fair Virtually from Home:

Monday, November 21 to Friday November, 25.

Virtual Link to the Gilmore Book Fair:


If you are looking to support literacy in the classroom, some Gilmore teachers have put together books from the fair that they would love in their classrooms. Please see the link below. Lists are arranged in pages by division. If you purchase a book from one of these lists, please put a note in the “Wish Granted” column, so it isn’t purchased twice. Purchases will be sent home for you to distribute personally. Thank you for helping to encourage a love for reading!

Classroom Wish Lists.xlsx

A very big thank you in advance for your support of the Gilmore School Library through the Scholastic Book Fair!

Coming Soon….Mark it on your calendars!

November 21 – 25, 2022

This year will be a hybrid fair again!

Monday, November 21 to Thursday, November 24 – Both an in-person fair by classroom and online sales.

Monday to Thursday the book fair will be open from 8:15 – 8:45 am for students with parent supervision only.

Friday, November 25 – Online sales only (free shipping to the school and received the following week).

The online link will go live on the first day of the fair for purchasing books, and teacher wish lists will also be accessible here, if you’d like to purchase books for Gilmore teachers.

Use this link to check out some of the books featured at this year’s Scholastic Book Fair:

Stay tuned for more information!



Happy Fall Gilmore Community,

I look forward to seeing you all, hearing about your summer adventures, and sharing new books I’ve already purchased…..and yes, I will definitely get the new InvestiGators book when it comes out on September 26!!!

I would also love to hear about the great books you read over the summer. Be sure to find me and share any awesome titles that should be on our library shelves.

See you soon,

Mrs. Papapanagiotou