Pirate Cove Connection
PES Media Center News - May 2018
The End is a New Beginning
Congratulations to our Battle of the Books Team!
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
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.
SSYRA Voting - AND THE WINNERS ARE...
The State of Florida students voted for The Wild Robot. The second choice was Maxi's Secrets and third place was Framed.
SSYRA Jr. 1-2
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!
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.