Pirate Cove Connection

PES Media Center News - May 2018

The End is a New Beginning

Please use this newsletter to discover all the exciting literacy programs the media center has to offer throughout the year and over the summer. You can subscribe by clicking FOLLOW at the top of the newsletter and add your email. Please stop by the media center and get a media brochure or check-out our Pirate Cove website.

Congratulations to our Battle of the Books Team!

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Dates to Remember

May 3 – Last Day for check-out
May 4 - SSYRA and SSYRA Jr. deadline

May 10 – Battle of the Books

May 9 – All books due

May 11 - Last Day of Media Classes and the Book Swap

May 15 - Magician's Hat Lunch Bunch

May 16 - SSYRA Jr. Ice Cream Sundae Party

May 17 - SSYRA Ice Cream Sundae Party

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Last Day for Check-Out May 3, 2018

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 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 2018.

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 24 and receive a Smencil and new book. All students who complete the 6 E-book challenge will be entered into a drawing for 3 $25 gift certificates to Barnes and Nobel.

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.


The State of Florida students voted for The Wild Robot. The second choice was Maxi's Secrets and third place was Framed.

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The State of Florida Students voted for Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea. The second choice was Ferocious Fluffity and third place choice was a Woodpecker Gets a Waffle.

For more information and a list of next year's books, visit the PES Media Center website or click the attached links below.


Our Numbers for April 2018

Number of Books Checked Out - 3,848
Number of E-books Viewed - 1816
Number of Classes - 139
Number of Magazines Checked-out - 69
Most Check-outs by a Student - Anya J. - 22 books

Class with the Most Check-outs - Mrs. Bozard's Class -179 books
Most Check-outs by a Teacher - Mrs. Kerekes - 8

App of the Month Capstone Interactive E-books - Kids Love Them!

We have been given summertime access to all 3,411 Capstone Interactive E-books. Use the link and login with the Username - summer18 and the Password - lovetoread. Our summer time access begins May 1 and end August 1, 2018. The books have read aloud capabilities. There are fiction and non-fiction books. You don't want to miss this opportunity. If your child really likes a particular book, please let the media center know and we can consider purchasing it for our Palencia e-book collection,

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.

Palencia Elementary Media Center - The Pirate Cove

The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas, information and technology. Creating a foundation for lifelong learning is at the heart of our program, so that we are prepared to set sail into tomorrow’s world.