PSJA North Library Newsletter

1st 6wks 2019-2020

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Library Stats for the 1st 6wks

25 Years of Enchanted Reading

Congratulations to our top Bright Summer Readers for 2019. Our top four readers were invited to an enchanted celebration on September 16th at the Pharr Event Center. Also, all students who turned in a reading log were invited to a breakfast at the library.

2019 Freshmen Orientation

All incoming freshmen were invited to the library for an orientation. Mrs. Ochoa went over library procedures and students had an opportunity to check out their first books as high school students.

Book Raiders Book Club

We are so excited to have so many students interested in joining our book club this year.
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National Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. We celebrated National Banned Books Week with a display that was put together by Ms. Rachel Alvarez.

Library Showcase- Poetry Monsters

Our showcase for the 1st 6wks were Poetry Monsters created by students from Ms. Cardenas class.

HEB Adopts PSJA North

Thank you HEB Plus! in Pharr for adopting PSJA North for the 2019-2020 school year. Our staff was delighted with their lunch bags packed with snacks. A great way to start off the year!

New Arrivals

Come check out our new manga collection! Did you know that our library has over 1,500 manga and comics available for checkout? Stay tuned for more titles arriving the 2nd 6wks!!!

September 11th Remembrance Reception

It was an honor to host the September 11th reception at the library this year.

So much talent at PSJA North

On September 11th we enjoyed an amazing performance by Alexander Popovich during B lunch.
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MackinVia Presentation

On August 14, Mrs. Ochoa, Mrs. Quiroz, Mrs. Huerta and Mrs. Lugo presented to middle school and high school teachers on ways they could utilize MackinVia for their classroom instruction.

EcoRise Presentation

On September 6th, Mrs. Ochoa introduced EcoRise to all the PSJA librarians during their monthly meeting. Mrs. Ochoa is the first EcoRise Ambassador for South Texas. She hopes to instills a passion for nature in her students and works to spread environmental stewardship at PSJA. She believes that teaching sustainability is the way to help our students become critical and creative thinkers, global and ethical students, and leaders who will stand up to protect our future.

PTA Meeting Presentation

Mrs. Ochoa also presented to our parents during the September PTA meeting. She gave parents an overview of all the resources available to their children at our library. She also discussed how MackinVia is a resource that student can access at school and at home for educational purposes.

Congratulations To Our Top Patron

Congratulations to Cristian Covarrubias for checking out and reading the most books the 1st 6 wks. Cristian read 73 manga books!!!
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Congratulations to the winner of our sign in drawing!

We had a total of 4,099 sign-ins the 1st 6wks! Our lucky winner for the drawing was Mia Nunez.
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Caught Reading!

Coming Up: Battle of the Books

A reminder to any student who wishes to be part of battle of the books team, the deadline is soon approaching. Stop by the library for more information.
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Upcoming Events:

Book Club Meetings: every Thursday in the mornings or during Raider Time

Oct. 12- 4th Annual Border Book Bash at Med High in Mercedes 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Oct. 15- Author Visit: E. E. Charlton Trujillo at PSJA Southwest HS

Oct. 15-25: College Pumpkin Contest (winners will be announced October 30th)

Mrs. Denisse Ochoa


Ms. Jessica Martinez

Mr. Adrian Moya