Berta Palacios Elementary Library

Panthers-3rd Six Weeks

Celebrating Computer Science Education Week at Panther Library

Students in the library participated in celebrating computer science education week by using The Hour of Code website. "The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics."

Student Resources

Capstone Interactive Library

We have added 185 Capstone Interactive eBooks to our library collection. These are titles on different subjects, genres and levels. Every title is audio recorded. The eBooks will boost literacy skills. Students will have fun reading. They will also have successful experiences reading these high-interest eBooks! Click on the links above to access Capstone Interactive Library. Ask Mrs. Hinojosa, the librarian, for the username and password exclusive for Palacios Elementary students.

Battle of the Bluebonnet Book Team Members for Berta S. Palacios Elementary!

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Jessie Solis and Frida Ibarra represented Berta S. Palacios in the Battle of Bluebonnet Books competition held at PSJA Southwest Early College High School. The competition was on Friday, January 15, 2016.


Every Kid in a Park Winners - 4th graders.

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Pictured left to right: Susana Ramirez, P-SJ-A Science Coordinator, Anahi de Gaona, Panther 4th grader, Gisela Chapa, Refuge Manager Santa Ana, and Francisco Labastida, Panther 4th grader. The students earned a free pass to enter all federal parks, lands and waters. Gisela and Francisco read the most Science books in the fourth grade. The free pass they received was on a Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge lanyard with a flying Blue Goose pin attached to it. The free pass is good for the 2015-2016 school year. This is a White House youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture.


Scholastic Book Fair Dec. 4, 2015 - Dec. 10, 2015

Congratulations to the Top Word Count Student Junior D. Morua

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Junior D. Morua, 3rd grader, met his yearly goal of 500,00 words on Dec.17, 2015. He received a certificate and book with a poster. The book he received was Disney's "Meet The Planes" book by Todd Garfield and Paul Gerard.

Congratulations to the Top Word Count Student Eva F. Uresti

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Eva F. Uresti, 2nd grader, met her yearly goal of 100,00 words on Jan.12, 2016.

She received a certificate and book with a stickers. The book she received was Disney's "Take-Along Tales" book which contains eight storybooks and stickers.

3rd Six Weeks Top AR Students

1st Grade

Julian O. Patino-Gonzalez

Alexa N. Enriquez

Andrea Arzola

2nd Grade

Alvaro Vigil

Eva Uresti

Marla B. Rodriguez

3rd Grade

Julius A. Luna

Mariel Jaramillo

Mara S. Torres

4th Grade

Genesis A. Benitez

Furious A. Porres

Isla Y. Leal-Villasana

5th Grade

Jessie E. Solis

Israel Alvarez

Andrea Carrizales


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Texas Bluebonnet Award

  • Voting will take place during the month of January. Each student in grades 3-5 from Palacios Elementary may vote one time. Each student must have read (or heard read aloud) at least five of the books from the Master List books. Voting will take place at Palacios Elementary Library on January 25-29, 2016.
  • 2nd Six Weeks Top AR Classes

    Popcorn and Movie Celebration

    All classes that met their 2nd six weeks goal were invited to attend the celebration. The 2nd Six Weeks top AR classes celebrated with popcorn, juice and a movie. The students enjoyed the movie based on the book "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney.

    Free Book Giveaway Dec. 12, 2015

    PSJA AFT(American Federation of Teachers) the local school employees' union in partnership with PSJA ISD and First Book gave away 40,000+ brand new books to children to promote literacy and reading. This event took place at the Old Yzaguirre Middle School cafeteria. PSJA librarians and other volunteers helped to distribute the books to PSJA students and staff.