Pirate Cove Connection
PES Media Center News - May 2019
ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE NOW
The End is a New Beginning
Congratulations to the Battle of the Books Team
Dates to Remember
May 3 – Last Day for check-out
May 10 – All books due
May 10 - Last Day of Media Classes
May 16 - SSYRA Jr. Ice Cream Sundae Party
May 17 - SSYRA Ice Cream Sundae Party
Last Day for Check-Out May 3, 2019
Palencia's Read 6 E-books for Summer Success
Did you know that your child could avoid summer reading loss by reading just 6 books this summer? With this inspiration, the PES Pirate Cove is sponsoring a summer reading program for our pirates that utilizes our library’s collection of E-books on MackinVia. The school library is always open online and the summer time is no exception. We have created summer reading lists from MackinVia for each grade level. Your child can participate in this program by doing the following:
1. Log-in to the MackinVia website with any Internet connected device using your student number with the s and I-ready password. (Username – s12345 Password – tiger123 or use the Guest login by leaving the school line blank, Username – palencia, Password – pirates)
2. Read at least 6 books from the grade level list posted on the MackinVia home page or the image list below. Use the list for the grade your child is entering in August 2019.
3. Circle the books that your child reads on the summer reading form and complete the name and new teacher information.
4. Turn in your Summer Success form when school starts by August 23 and receive a Smencil and new book. All students who complete the 6 E-book challenge will be entered into a drawing for 6 $20 gift certificates to the Fall Book Fair.
Below are each upcoming grade level lists. They are also listed on the MackinVia home page. Each list image below is linked to the groups in MackinVia. Do download the Summer Reading Form visit the Summer Reading Page or click on the downloadable forms below each grade level list.
SSYRA Voting - AND THE WINNERS ARE...
The State of Florida students voted for Wish. The second choice was and third place was The Ark Plan .
SSYRA Jr. 1-2
The State of Florida Students voted for The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors. The second choice was You Don't Want a Unicorn and third place choice was a .
For more information and a list of next year's books, visit the PES Media Center website or click the attached links below.
Our Little Free Pirate Cove Library will be installed soon!
Because you built it, they will come!
In a short while, on your way to school, or passing by, you will see an addition to the front of PES in the form of a small, red and black house. This new structure is the Little Pirate Cove Free Library that students fundraised for back in February during the Reading Rally. If you purchased a magazine, you helped bring this library to our community to help inspire a love of reading to all. Once installed, the Little Pirate Cove Free Library will be available to members of our community to take a book, return a book, or donate a book. At the Pirate Cove, we are so overjoyed to bring this free book exchange to Palencia.
Our Numbers for April 2019
Number of Books Checked Out - 2,567
Number of E-books Viewed - 1,142
Number of Classes - 142
Number of Magazines Checked-out - 58
Most Check-outs by a Student - Lisette 14 books
Class with the Most Check-outs - Mrs. Andreoni's Class 114 books
Most Check-outs by a Teacher - Mrs. Heiar- 8
New Books and Magazines - 78
Number of Independent Check-outs - 646
Epic - Spring Into Reading Challenge May 6-10
Win prizes for our school by reading the most books during the week of May 6-10.
Epic is like Netflix for children's books. The e-book platform is provided free to educators and supported by home subscriptions. www.getepic.com
- Gives instant access to the world’s largest digital library of high-quality fiction and nonfiction for kids 12 and under
- Available on iPads, iPhone, Android devices, and on any computer or desktop
During the challenge students can access Epic at school using the media center's class account with the code wrq8906. The link for students ishttps://www.getepic.com/students. Once they have logged in with class code they choose their grade level icon.
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.