Berta Palacios Library E-Newsletter

1st E-Newsletter 2018-2019

Welcome Back to Berta Palacios Elementary Library!

Hope your summer was fantastic!

May this new school year 2018-2019 be a terrific year for you.

Highlighted in this first six weeks library e-newsletter are upcoming events and library activities at Palacios Library.





B.R.I.G.H.T. Summer Reader Logs due at Palacios Library on Friday, August 31, 2018


Upcoming Events


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B.R.I.G.H.T. Summer Reader Award Presentation

September 12, 2018

Pharr Events Center

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


September 15th Celebrating International Dot Day

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"The Dot" by Peter Reynolds

Read "The Dot"

Friday, September 14, 2018


Constitution of the United States of America

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Celebrating at Palacios Library

Constitution Day- September 17, 2018

Constitution Week September 17, 2018-September 21, 2018



Introduction of Instructional Resources

TEKS 4.A Student uses a variety of strategies to acquire information from electronic resources

AASL 1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.

"MackinVIA is a complete eResource management system providing easy access to eBooks, audiobooks and educational databases. With just one login, users can view, utilize, and manage all of their eResources. Further, MackinVIA allows simultaneous, unlimited access to multiple users and is mobile friendly."

To access MackinVIA see your librarian, Mrs. L. Hinojosa, for username and password.


Upcoming Event: Vocabulary Parade

Friday October 26, 2018


PSJA Library Department Annual T-Shirt Fundraiser

"Read Like a Ninja"

Reading T-Shirt

Preorder at Palacios Library

Only Prepaid Orders

Youth & Adult Sizes


Adult 2X & Up


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2018-2019 Elementary Battle of the Books

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The Bicycle Spy by Yona McDonough

The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley

Hello, Universe by Erin Kelly and Isabel Roxas

Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy King

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres


P-SJ-A Reading Laureate Program

Reading degrees earned on the student Accelerated Reader word count.

Deadline to earn degrees: Friday, April 12, 2019

Reading Degrees

1st Grade

PSJA A.R. High School Diploma-100,000 Word Count & 85% Avg.

2nd Grade

PSJA A.R. Associates Degree-250,000 Word Count & 85% Avg.

3rd Grade

PSJA A.R. Bachelor's Degree-500,000 Word Count & 85% Avg.

4th Grade & 5th Grade

PSJA A.R. Master's Degree-1,000,000 Word Count & 90% Avg.

PSJA A.R. Doctorate's Degree-2,000,000 Word Count & 90% Avg.



Panther Book Club

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Students meet every Friday to discuss books they are reading.


P-SJ-A Back2School Expo

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P-SJ-A Southwest Early College High School

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Librarians gave free books, pencils and bookmarks provided by the P-SJ-A Library Department to students visiting the Palmer, Southwest Early College High School and Palacios library table at the Expo.