St. Francis de Sales Catholic School kicked off the school year by hosting a combined book fair, family picnic and “Raider Tot” roundup. Above: Tim Noble and his family review the selection of books available. Prior to students departing for the summer, teachers devised a plan to keep their students reading during the extended time off. All students in kindergarten through eighth grade were given an assigned reading list and projects to be completed by the first week of the new school year. Projects would be graded and counted as a reading grade. Students were placed in a drawing for a $100 Walmart gift card. At right: The lucky winner, Alyssa Myers, in Mrs. Erickson’s third grade class.