Pirate Cove Connection
PES Media Center News - April 2016
Vote for Books - April 12
SSYRA Voting - April 12
We are going to have a Groovy Good Time at the Spring Book Fair!
Purchase books to support our school and classroom libraries. Students will shop with their class during their Media Resource time starting April 26 with Resource Day D. Send in money with your child or join us for shopping times and special family events.
Teacher Wish Basket Party – Monday, April 25 from 3PM-4PM Teachers will make WISH BASKETS so parents can purchase books for classrooms.
We also have great family events scheduled:
Night of the Arts – Thursday, April 28 from 5PM-7:30PM
Muffins for Moms – Thursday, May 5 from 7:30AM-8:30A
Donuts for Dads – Friday, May 6, from 7:30AM-8:30AM
You can order from our On-Line Book Fair too! Online shopping begins on April 21.Visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/palencia to order and to see a schedule of events.
3rd Annual Pirate Cove Book Swap Was a Success
Plastic Bags are a BIG DEAL! - Protect your library books. Please donate large bags.
Wishy Life Buddies
What are we learning in Media this month?
- Destiny Library Catalog - Dewey Decimal System
- Digital Citizenship - Digital Passport and Net Smartz Kids
- Book Fair Preview
- Pictures - Do they appeal to you and do they make the story better?
- Plot/Theme/Subject - Does the topic of the story make you think or teach a lesson? Do you and other children like the topic of the story?
- Characters - Can you relate to the characters? Are the characters funny or appealing in some way?
- Author/Illustrator - Does the author have a reputation for good books? Do you like other books by that author?
Our Battle Team
April 8 - Read 3 books to vote on April 12
May 6 - SSYRA Deadline for Awards. Read 5 books to join the Ice Cream Sunday Party
May 10 - Battle of the Books South at Sebastian Middle 10:00AM
May 16 and 17 - Ice Cream Sunday Party
Birthday Book Club
The Palencia Elementary School Media Center’s Birthday Book Club is a wonderful way to commemorate your child’s birthday. Your participation not only enriches the library collection but allows you and your child to be personally involved in its growth.
To take part in the Birthday Book Club donate one new undamaged hardback book. This book should be a book that your child enjoys and one that we don’t have in the media center already. You can choose a new book at the book store or a new book from the Book Fair. A quick check of our library catalog (Destiny) will tell you if we already have the book. If you would prefer, you may make a monetary donation of $15 and your child can choose from recently acquired books that are waiting to be put on the shelves. For more information, contact the media center.