Thursday, February 18, 2010

Best Organized Used Book Sale Around

What started as a small organized book sale nine years ago has grown into one of the largest best organized Gently Used Book Sales in the North Texas area. From Feb. 25 to Feb. 28, the C-FB ISD Council PTA and the C-FB ISD Educational Foundation will host the Ninth Annual Gently Used Book Sale in Carrollton.

This book sale is an annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.
Proceeds support:
  • Student Scholarships
  • Teacher Grants
  • Student Enrichment Grants
  • PTA Program Grants
  • PTA Clothes Closet
  • Multi-Language PTA Brochures & Programs
  • Safe, alcohol-free and drug-free post prom parties for the C-FB ISD high schools.
The sale location is easy to find:
Trinity Valley Shopping Center
2660 N. Josey Lane (Northeast corner of George Bush Tollway & Josey Lane in Carrollton)
Carrollton, TX 75006

Those who live in Carrollton call the shopping center, the “Target Shopping Center” since the largest store is, of course, Target.

Sale Hours & Prices
Thursday, February 25 - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
$1 paperbacks, $2 hardbacks

Friday, February 26 - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
75¢ paperbacks, $1.50 hardbacks

Saturday, February 27 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
50¢ paperbacks, $1 hardbacks

Sunday, February 28 - Noon to 6 p.m.
Box of Books Sale: $12 per box
25¢ paperbacks, 50¢ hardbacks

Since the sale’s product is provided by donations, you may also find DVDs and audio books as well as video tapes and even a few unexpected surprises.

The event is run by volunteers who have spent hours preparing the site and turning it into a gently used book store. It is unbelievable how organized the sale is. The volunteers have sorted the books into all types of categories, divided between children’s and adult sections with detailed signage. They even hand out maps to customers.

During the sale, volunteers help customers throughout the store and check-out. Cash is always the best, but checks are accepted with the necessary identification. They take MasterCard and VISA for purchases for $15 or more.

So drop on by the Gently Used Book Sale from Feb. 25 – Feb. 28. Reading is good for you, and your money is going to good a cause.

And, if you have books to donate, you can still donate by dropping them at the site. For more information, visit

Monday, February 8, 2010

In C-FB ISD, we are continually looking for ways to openly communicate with our parents, staff and community. We will now be providing the regular School Board Meetings as video on demand segments. Please feel free to watch the January 28 School Board Meeting. We have also provided the "January 28 School Board Notice" for your reference.

Jan. 28 School Board Agenda

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shoe and Sock Drive for Haiti

Middle school coaches in C-FB ISD are being innovative in an effort to raise donations for the children of Haiti. The coaches went barefoot on Feb. 1 and 2 to encourage students, families and community members to donate items towards a shoe and sock drive. Eric Costa, athletic coordinator at Barbara Bush Middle School, is organizing the drive for all the middle schools. Donations of new shoes and socks in any size can be dropped off at any C-FB ISD middle school.

The new shoes and socks are being collected for Samaritan's Feet during February to be shipped to Haiti. Donors can also contribute $5 by texting SHOES to 85944 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. That will help buy a pair of shoes for a child in Haiti by adding a one-time charge of $5 to your phone bill.

Laced Up Drive for Shoes and Socks for Haiti