Berta Palacios Library Newsletter

3rd Six Weeks-December 2016

Christmas Around the World at Palacios Library

The Gingerbread Man retold by Jim Aylesworth

Gingerbread was brought to Europe in the year 992. Gingerbread is used in the United States and throughout the world to make gingerbread men and gingerbread houses.


National Christmas Tree Association

Students researched the National Christmas Tree.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting was televised on Hallmark Channel at 6 p.m. on December 5, 2016.



It provides access to an elementary collection of books and eBooks. Students may read and then AR test. Ask your librarian for your username and password.

Brainhive Sign In

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Recipient of Molina Foundation Book Grant

Berta S. Palacios Elementary Library was approved to received a book grant of 850 books from The Molina Foundation. Books were awarded to Palacios Elementary Library to be given to students during a literacy event scheduled for Spring 2017. The books from this grant are part of The Molina Foundation's Launch into Learning campaign to provide resources to help students get back into academics.


Battle of the Bluebonnet Books 2016-2017

Congratulations to Palacios Battle of the Books Panther team!

Students selected are:

D'banhy Y. Ocanas

Derek Fraire

Junior D. Morua

Students will compete on January 27, 2017 at

PSJA Southwest Early College High School Library.


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Celebrating the 2016 National Computer Science Education Week at Panther Library -"The Hour of Code"

Students at Palacios Elementary participated in the 2016 National Computer Science Education Week celebrating computer science education week by using "The Hour of Code" website in the library during their library class visits throughout the week. "The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics," according to The Hour of Code website. Students learn the difference between the game space, tool box and the work space to build the program. They use different adventure stories to learn the basics of coding. "The Hour of Code" took place December 5-9, 2016.

The entire school participated in the "Hour of Code" with a school wide event on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.

“The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”


Palacios Library Statistics-3rd Six Weeks

Top Patron Statistics


1. Martinez Villarreal, Rolando-19

2. Flores, Natalee Rae-14

3. Moreno, Devany-13

4. Dominguez, Angel Eduardo-10

5. Enriquez, Alexa Nicole-10

6. Guevara, Genesis Geneve-10

7. Hernandez, Tomas-10

8. Hernandez, Isaac-9

9. Limas, Luis Antonio-9

10. Rodriguez, Rodolfo-9

Top Homeroom Statistics

Total Circulations

1. Lopez, Anahi 2nd-156

2. Hinojosa, Cynthia 3rd-136

3. Sandra Rodriguez 3rd-82

4. Mendoza, Lucila 4th-80

5. Valdez, Juan 5th-66

6. Ortiz, Ana 2nd-60

7. Rodriguez, Jeanette 3rd-57

8. Rodriguez, Sandra 2nd-56

9. Martinez, Bianca 5th-54

10. Noreiga, Lorena 4th-54


Palacios Library Circulation-3rd Six Weeks

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Palacios AR Quizzes-3rd Six Weeks

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