Young Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

One Book One School

January 2017


Dear Young Families:

The NYE PTA is excited to present our seventh One Book/One School event. In this program, our entire school community will read the same book simultaneously and participate in various activities along the way, including a visit with the author of the book. The program is designed to create a school-wide buzz about books.

The PTA will be providing every family with one copy of the book Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker, as well as a bookmark. On the bookmark, your child(ren) can check off
chapters as they are read. This program will begin on Monday, January 23rd, and run for four weeks. The premise is that the reading will be done at home, as a family, to encourage everyone to read.


Summary of the book: Ben Diaz thinks starting the year with a prank is a good way to expand his circle of friends. Some ball-pit leftovers and an open window give him a great starting point. When he forms The League of Pickle
Makers, a secret prank club, his diverse co-conspirators help him learn the true meanings of friendship.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact Joanne Jachimiec at 


One Book One School Family Letter


Recipe Card One Book One School 




New Club Application Form 


Jar Art  



2017 Young PTA One Book One School

Pickle:  (The Formerly Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School)

By Kim Baker

 Pickle Book Trailer


Reading Schedule: Note: This is just a guide; feel free to take your time or read ahead.

Week 1 – Read Chapters 1-13   January 23 - January 27

Week 2 – Read Chapters 14-25  January 30 - February 3

Week 3 – Read Chapters 26-36  February 6 - February 10

Week 4 – Read Chapters 37-51  February 12 - February 17



Weekly Events: In addition to weekly vocabulary words and trivia questions read over the announcements at school, we will have Foolin' Fridays, listed below.


Week 1 * NEW CLUB APPLICATION (Friday, January 27th) - Fill out a form detailing what kind of club you would like to start at NYE. Place your completed application in the box in the LMC by January 27th. We will draw names for prizes.


Week 2 * PICKLE JAR ART - Creatively decorate the Pickle Jar sheets that come home. We will use these to decorate for the author visit at the end of the program. Please turn the sheets into the appropriate boxes in the LMC
by Friday, February 3rd.


Also, to decorate for the author visit, please bring in a see through container of a non-food item (ie: paper clips, balls, legos, crayons, etc...) to display. Place your name and classroom on the bottom of the container. We will display
them in the LMC for the author visit. Containers may be picked up in the LMC by February 17th.


Week 3 * FAMILY BINGO - On February 3rd, a Family Bingo sheet will go home with all students. Complete with your families and return to school by Friday, February 10th. Names will be pulled randomly from every grade for prizes.


Week 4 * RECIPE CARDS - Write down a recipe that your family loves to make
and eat! Drop off completed recipe cards in boxes in the LMC. We will collect
the cards and compile a book of Young


Author Visit: On Tuesday, February 8th, the author, Kim Baker, will visit Nancy Young Elementary and hold assemblies with the students. 


If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact Joanne Jachimiec at 



Contact Us

Principal: Adrienne Morgan

800 Asbury Drive (map)
Aurora, IL‎ 60502

Phone: 630.375.3800
Attendance: 630.375.3800 Option 3

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