Media Messages

A newsletter for LMES teachers, parents, & students

March 2016

Columbia Fireflies Reading Program

This fun reading program combines books and baseball! Students who read 4 books between February 11 - March 11 can earn:
  • A free ticket to a Fireflies baseball game on Sunday, May 15th at 2:05 pm.
  • Free hot dog & drink
  • A surprise grand prize and the chance to run the bases!

Materials were sent home with students at the start of the reading program. Ticket order forms will be distributed to qualifying students when the program ends. Parents/guardians are responsible for mailing in their child's order form to the Columbia Fireflies by March 28 in order to reserve tickets. The May 15th game will be held at Spirit Communications Park, the home ballpark for the Columbia Fireflies who are the Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets. For more information, visit COLUMBIAFIREFLIES.COM.

Spring Book Suggestions

Box Tops for Education contest

The Media Center will have a grade level Box Tops for Education contest March 7-18. Please save your Box Top UPC’s and send in during that time. The Media Center receives 10 cents from each UPC. For more information visit What a wonderful way to recycle trash and earn money for our school!
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Becoming a Digital Citizen

Each month you will find resources on digital citizenship topics for elementary students. This month we are focusing on SOCIAL MEDIA. Social websites and apps connect many different users together in an online environment. However, social media is public—pretty much anyone can view your posts. So embarrassing pictures and inappropriate writing can easily be seen by parents, teachers, employers, and college admissions officers, among others. It's important to keep private information private and to think before you post! So, just how old should kids be before they start using social media? Most social media websites and apps require that kids be 13 to sign up. This is due to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which prevents companies from collecting certain information from kids under 13. See the links below for more information.

Your Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Matney earned her Masters+30 in Library & Information Science and has been the media specialist at LMES for the past 5 years. She loves reading, research, and technology. Her favorite authors and illustrators include Peter Brown, Mo Willems, Meghan McCarthy, Amy Rosenthal, Jon Scieszka, Gary Schmidt, and many more!

Our Mission

The mission of the LMES Library Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information, and productive users of technology.