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Report to the Principal's Office! (School Daze Series #1)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  748 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
A fast, fun, friendship read from the Newbery-award winning author of Maniac Magee.

It's the first day of school at Plumstead Middle School and already there's trouble. It starts with Sunny, who is determined to do whatever it will take to get herself suspended. Then there's Eddie, who has a three-point plan for fitting in, but still gets beaten up on the morning bus. Salem
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1991)
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Sep 19, 2012 Clea rated it liked it
It was okay for me, i mean, its written well but its all over the place and you cant really get the gist of it. But on the bright side, the ending was really touching.
Sep 23, 2011 Anna rated it it was amazing
the book I'm reading, "Report to the Principal's Office", is a good book.(It's funny!!)

Elizabeth Sunshine Wyler wants to get kicked out of Plumestead Middle School so she acts very nasty in school.
Salem Brownmiller wants to be a famous writer when she grows up. At first, she begins to write her story about HER first day of school. But then she begins to write about Eddie Mott, and then realizes what the principal Mr. T Brimlow said that Eddie is not a good character, but is a real person with f
Aug 06, 2012 Xavier added it
My thoughts about the book is what is the promblems with these four kids. Sunny makes herself dirty and let snot run down her nose. Then Eddie comes in. He makes a three point plan on how to try to make friends and avoid geting beat up by older kids. But that does not happen,he got thrown on the bus like a football. Now we shift over to Salem,which is a girl,who wants to be a writer. She loves to witness
Eddie being beat up and tormented every day and she likes to bother him about it,and I think
Oct 17, 2012 Youssef rated it really liked it
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Carol Caldwell
Nov 13, 2015 Carol Caldwell rated it really liked it
Jerry Spinelli is at his best again. The first day of middle school, 6th grade, is like entering a foreign country. Spinelli takes his 4 special students and shows them who the enemy is, any 8th grader. But this is also the first day for a new Principal who is determined to make every one part of a family.

It is funny, poignant,and sweet. I loved his characters and how they get to know what 6th grade is all about.
Mar 20, 2013 Emma rated it it was amazing
The story tells us that people can go through stuggles and still find the way that they all enjoy. In this story, Jerry Spinelli gives the story a little twist by using nicknames and real actual name to comfuse people, but after a while, you'll get the hang of it. The characters all go through stuggles such as friendship, lunches, story making, etc.
Another great read for middle school students. It is told from multiple perspectives of students who would otherwise have nothing in common. They are brought together in a new middle school with a new principal.
Feb 25, 2010 Lorene rated it liked it
I enjoyed the different characters, and I think that most kids could connect with at least one of them, if not some part of all of them. It's the beginning of Spinelli's School Daze series, so there are other novels that follow these same characters, too, all of whom are entertaining.
this book sucks...wat the heck..its horrible..jerry spinelli doesnt no how to write books really..i wanted to try reading for once so i picked this book and made me read never agin..JERRY..LEARN HOW TO WRITE A BOOK
Dean Deters
Aug 22, 2010 Dean Deters rated it really liked it
What happens when you take 4 "misfit" kids, and send them to a brand new middle school, with a brand new principal? Chaos?

I enjoyed this fun story about finding your place, and growing up. The characters are rich, funny, and real. I am thinking about reading this out loud to my class.
Jan 03, 2013 Kesha rated it it was amazing
Too cute with laugh out loud moments that young readers will love.
Nguyen Khoa
May 15, 2013 Nguyen Khoa rated it it was amazing
Wicked book. Really interesting to spend your time.
Dec 20, 2008 Caroline marked it as to-read
i sort of want 2 read this if u hav a review plz tell me !!!!!!
Sep 28, 2012 Benecia rated it it was amazing
i think this book had touching details. I think jerry spinelli is A VERY TALENTED author nauturally
Aug 14, 2011 Aimee rated it really liked it
another wonderful book by Spinelli :)
Christian Lohrke
Apr 20, 2011 Christian Lohrke rated it liked it
This book was kinda weird. It didn have a good plot to it and it just wasnt my type. The story mad sense but the ending was horrible.
May 31, 2009 Alexandra rated it it was amazing
In this book, a variety of totally different people all have one thing in common: they are all about to report to the principal's office!
Feb 19, 2010 Jaqui rated it really liked it
This book was ok i liked it-but it was kinda wierd...the kids stories were wierd...
Mar 01, 2012 Sabriya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs
i LOVE this if fizza's out there READ THIS!!! the only thing is i wish it was longer!!!
May 23, 2009 Alexis rated it it was amazing
This book was part of a series, "School Days" or "School Daze." (It's listed as both here on GR.) In this first book , four very different middle school students find themselves in an unlikely friendship. (And isn't that the best kind?)

Sunny Wyler is pissed because she and her best friend - who live across the street from each other - end up in different zoned middle schools. In silent protest, she refuses to wash her hair or socks until they are reunited...or expelled.

Eddie Mott is trying to f
Emily Dente
Jan 11, 2015 Emily Dente rated it it was ok
Report to Principal’s Office by Jerry Spinelli wasn’t my all time favorite book. At times it was hard to follow along and figure out what was happening. This book is hard to explain but here is what went on in the book.
One day, 2 best friends find out they have to go to separate schools when the government decides what streets go to which school. Elizabeth Sunny Wyler and her best friend get separated and Elizabeth hates it! She wanted to do anything she could to get kicked out. She didn’t wash
May 08, 2009 Josiah rated it liked it
I have learned never to be surprised when a Jerry Spinelli book exceeds my expectations, since ALL of them do, and by the time I finished "Report to the Principal's Office", the old familiar feeling of having loved a Jerry Spinelli story was comfortably in place.
It's a little bit unusual to see a series (even a mini-series, as is the case for "School Daze") come from the pen of this author, but as always Jerry Spinelli wonderfully and sensitively has created a world full of big-hearted, memora
Courtney Schlenker
Report to the Principal’s Office is about 4 kids who go to the same school. The first day of school there is trouble and these 4 kids are given responsibilities to help them in middle school. Every Wednesday Sunny, Eddie, Salem, and Pickles go to the principal’s office to have lunch with their principle. Each person was assigned a different job by the principle that they do. Sunny does not like the school and tries to transfer to another school to be with her best friend Hillary. Sunny has to ch ...more
Megan Going
Apr 14, 2014 Megan Going rated it liked it
Wringer is a book about Palmer LaRue, a boy who is dreading his tenth birthday. The town he lives in has a Family Fest every year and ends with a pigeon shoot and all the 10 year old boys are “wringers” who’s task is the break the necks of the injured pigeons. Palmer does not want to do this at all but convinces himself that the pigeons are better off. One day a pigeon pecks on Palmer’s window, he tries to scare the pigeon away but it stays. Palmer opens his window and the pigeon flies in and he ...more
Brendan T.
Nov 12, 2015 Brendan T. rated it liked it
I have recently finished reading Report to the Principal’s Office by Jerry Spinelli. I believe that this book is okay because it was a little confusing at some points in the book. It started off with two girls who were getting separated because of new school boundaries, but all of a sudden, the plot completely shifted to a boy who had a whole different opinion about everything. I thought this book did this too many times because it just got me confused after a couple of chapters. I believe that ...more
Apr 19, 2014 Rosie rated it liked it
the problem with me reading great books is that i tend to expect so much from the authors when reading another of their books.i loved maniac mcgee.i just loved when i saw this book by jerry spinelli, i was visualizing great things from it.great stories, great characters, great narrations.sadly, it wasnt meant to be.this is no more than a mediocre book, but i think it would have been better if the focus is more on Pickles?and it was so short, it looks like only half of it was printed and i ...more
Henry Chen
Oct 08, 2013 Henry Chen rated it really liked it
Shelves: 8th-grade
I thought that this book was very interesting. The main character, Sunny is very intriguing because she does her best to get suspended while almost everybody tries to avoid suspension. She would be willing to get suspended and have that go on her permanent record just to be with her best friend in school when they always hang out after school. She is very determined because in the text it says "Sunny Wyler was on her way. She was sure she would be the first kid ever transferred out of poopy Plum ...more
Jesse Dixon
Sunny, wearing her "DEATH TO MUSHROOMS" T-shirt is a grump, being separated from her best friend Hillary. When the Cedar Grove school had too many students, it is separated into another school called Plumstead Middle School. Sunny does what she can to get expelled and sent to the same school as Hillary.

This is a good light-hearted story with some interesting characters, including Salem the girl with a notpad often on hand who wants to be a writer, the timid Eddie, the inventive Pickles, the very
Okay, I just reread this last night after having not read it since 7th or 8th grade. Jerry Spinelli is special. This is a very short, very light book and somehow it has a lasting impression and made me love the characters. I loved the new school, Plumstead, the principal who was AWESOME, and the 4 main characters. They felt so incredibly real. This book is so much fun. I fell in LOVE with Pickle even though he doesn't say much. I just found out that this is actually a series which makes me insan ...more
Apr 23, 2015 David rated it liked it
In this book its the beginning of the school year sunny is the despite is a grump determined to hate everything and everyone at Plumstead middle school. He memorizes every student's name and profile, but it's a handful of sixth graders that seem to take up all his time. Principal Brimlow calls these four kids to his office, where they eat lunch and get to know each other. in my opinion this book was okay because some times it talk about something different not about school and this book should b ...more
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When Jerry Spinelli was a kid, he wanted to grow up to be either a cowboy or a baseball player. Lucky for us he became a writer instead.

He grew up in rural Pennsylvania and went to college at Gettysburg College and Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 25 books and has six children and 16 grandchildren.
Jerry Spinelli began writing when he was 16 — not much older than the hero of his
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