Library eNewsletter

Raul Yzaguirre Middle School - PSJA ISD

3rd Marking Period 2018 - 2019

Welcome to RYMS Library eNewsletter. This newsletter highlights activities that happened during the third marking period.

2019 RYMS Battle of the Books Team

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Meet our 2019 Battle of the Books Team. (L-R) Destiny, Giselle, Amerie, & Karen. These students will compete on January 25th against the other PSJA Middle School. The Middle School Champion will go on to represent PSJA at the 2nd Annual Regional Battle of the Books Contest. Good luck RYMS Team! #PSJAReads #BattleoftheBooks

Author Visit - Emma Gonzalez

PSJA Librarians had the privilege of meeting the award-winning author, Emma Gonzalez. She discussed her book, Field Mice: memoirs of a migrant child. "Field Mice" won the 2018 Latino Book to Movie Award. Mrs.Gonzalez will be returning to RYMS to visit with our students that read her book during the 4th marking period.

NJHS Bears & Cubs Merry Time

Reading is more fun with a Friend!

National Junior Honor Society hosted a “Bears and Cubs Merry Time," reading festivities with 1st grade students from Garza Pena Elementary. These reading buddies read to each other, had a tour of the school, and were treated to some goodies. Many thanks to Mrs. Celeste Goodwin & Mrs. Iris Villarreal for organizing the event. Also special thanks to PSJA Library Services & Mrs.Nora Galvan for donating the books for the student's gifts. #PSJAReads #CommunityService #ReadingMentors

Unwrap the Gift of Reading

Unwrap the Gift of Reading - Students were given an opportunity to select a wrapped book to read and AR test. Students that completed the task were treated to a luncheon as they talked about the books they read. All participants received a gift as well.
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Reading Wonderland

Thank you to the teachers and students of the six classrooms that participated in our "Reading Wonderland' Exhibit. The students were asked to decorate a book based Christmas Tree. The results are:

1st place - Harry Potter - Mrs. Celeste Goodwin's Class

2nd place - Harry Potter - Ms. Rachel Ramirez' Class

3rd place - Mickey Mouse - Mrs. Marivel Romero's Class

Honorable Mention - Mrs. Carmen Gonzalez

Congratulations to all!

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Library Stats - 3rd Marking Period

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Upcoming Library Events

PSJA Middle Schools Battle of the Books - January 25th

Texas Bluebonnet Award Voting & Celebration - January 30th

World Read Aloud Day - February 1st

Blind Date with a Book - February 1st - 14th

Author Visit: Emma Gonzalez - TBA