Pirate Cove Connection

PES Media Center News February 17, 2015 Edition

Read Across America Book Swap

The Pirate Cove is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Seusstastic Book Swap during “Read Across America Week.” It all starts on February 19, 2015. Students can bring any new or gently used children’s books to the Media Center 8:10–9:00 each morning from February 19 -March 2. Starting March 2, students can choose books from the exchange collection during their Media Resource time. The exchange will end March 10, 2014 just in time for Spring Break. Look for a fun-filled week of Dr. Seuss activities to be announced next soon!

Pirate Cove Media Center Website

Our Media Center Website has been updated to include many of your favorite “Library Events.” Please visit http://www-pes.stjohns.k12.fl.us/media and see what’s new. A few highlights include…

~The Media Center Calendar – dates that classes go to media resource are listed so that you know when to send library books in to school.

~AR Challenges – find out our latest challenges and what’s coming up

~WPES News – watch some of you favorite shows from the morning news, including Birthday Book Club

~Pirate Cove Connection Newsletter – find the latest media center news and subscribe

February AR Challenge – I Love a Series

We have had 20 students earn their brag tags so far this month! Keep reading Pirates. This challenge has two options. If a student reads a book with 50 or less pages, then they need to read 4 books. If the books are 50 or more pages then you need to read 3 books in the series to meet the challenge. To qualify for the challenge, students must read within their ZPD (reading range set by STAR Test) and pass the AR tests with a 70% or higher. Teachers will use a short form to sign-off on the student’s successful completion of the challenge. Finally, students can come to the media center to pick up their reward. Students will have their names announced on WPES and be given an “I Love a Series” Brag Tag.


Do you have photos of a class or school event? We would love to add them to the yearbook. Please add your pictures to the following link: http://www-pes.stjohns.k12.fl.us/media/yearbook. You can also purchase your yearbooks at this link for $20.

Attention All Movie Making Pirates!

The Jim Harbin Student Media Festival is a movie making competition for students in K-12th grade sponsored by The Florida Association of Media Specialists. We will be holding Jim Harbin Media Festival meetings in the PES Media Center each Tuesday from 3PM to 4PM until the March deadline. The deadline for entries is March 12, 2015. In March there may be other meeting times in order to meet the final deadline. Permission slips are in the media center. Please address questions to shannon.ayrish@stjohns.k12.fl.us or jamie.wardley@stjohns.k12.us.

SSYRA - Battle of the Books

We will be picking our battle team soon. Students in grades 3rd-5th who have read at least 10 Sunshine State books and have passed the AR tests are eligible to test for the team on March 10. The battle practices will start after Spring Break on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. The Battle will be held May 12. More details can be found on the Media Center Website by clicking the link above.

Spring Book Fair

Thursday, April 30th, 8:15am to Friday, May 8th, 3:30pm

355 Palencia Village Drive

St. Augustine, FL