Welcome to the Pi Beta Phi Elementary School Library

  • Library Renovation Campaign

    FUNDRAISING EFFORTS FOR PI BETA PHI LIBRARY RENOVATION OFF TO A STRONG START The "Fantasy, Fairytales, & Fables Gala" held on Thursday, February 28 at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies was the successful kickoff event for an ongoing fundraising effort to renovate the Pi Beta Phi Elementary School Library. Guests, some of whom came dressed as their favorite storybook characters, enjoyed an evening exploring the aquarium along with fine food provided by Ripley's and musical entertainment by DJ Ron Blaydes. Area businesses provided door prizes and auction items, and Savannah Bee Company was on site with tasting opportunities and giveaways. The total of ticket sales, auction purchases, and donations for the evening totaled $6,416. In addition to fundraising, the event also raised awareness about the proposed renovation throughout the community at large. After learning about the project from promotions for the event, the Gatlinburg Hospitality Association and the Sevier County Hospitality & Tourism Alliance presented the school with donations totaling $6,500. Several other community partners have expressed interest in supporting the project in the coming months. The total cost to renovate the library based on the proposed plan is currently estimated at approximately $200,000. The total raised to date is $37,916, nearly 19% of the funds needed. This amount includes Pi Beta Phi Elementary School's initial contribution of $25,000 to begin the renovation fundraising drive. Principal Carey Woods said, "We are so grateful to Ryan DeSear and his staff at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies for sponsoring this successful kick-off event to benefit our library's renovation plans. We also want to express our thanks to many businesses and members of the community who stepped up to donate a wide array of items for our door prizes and silent auction baskets. All in all, the event was a fun way to raise money for the project and to spread the word about our future goals at Pi Beta Phi.

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  • Library Renovation Committee

    A committee of stakeholders from our school and community have proposed an interior redesign of the library space. View a presentation about these exciting plans Here.

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  • Read Aloud Every Day


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