As September draws closer, so does another year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Enclosed you will find your booklist (all Care of Magical Creatures students, do take care with The Monster Book of Monsters, this batch is quite inclined to nip fingers) and a new treat, straight off the presses. The journals we are sending each and every one of you (yes, they go out to the entire student body, Messer Black the Elder) are yours to use as you please, provided we all play nicely. I hope these journals will encourage you to branch out and meet other students that perhaps you normally would not have met. It is important to keep an open mind, and to broaden your horizons, for while we have four houses, we are all a part of one school.
Do enjoy the rest of your holidays, and have a lemon drop for me.
Cheers, Headmaster Dumbledore
On August 20th, booklists will be sent to all students along with a magical journal of Dumbledore's own creation that he hopes will promote house unity among the students. The Hogwarts Express leaves Kings Cross Station on Thursday, September 1st for another year at Hogwarts, and classes begin on Monday, September 5th.
* This game is played in real time, even though technically the year is 1976. So even though August 20 was actually a Thursday in 1976, we will pretend it was a Saturday to make life easier for everyone. :)