Berta Palacios Library Newsletter

Panthers-4th Six Weeks

4th Six Weeks Top AR Students

Congratulations to the 4th Six Weeks Top AR Students!

1st Grade

Eduardo Salas

Keylly M. Rodriguez

Alexa N. Enriquez

2nd Grade

Marla B. Rodriguez

Rebecca N. Valdez

Nathan E. Ortiz

3rd Grade

Jose I. Gallardo

Mariel Jaramillo

Yarely M. Perez

4th Grade

Tomas Hernandez

Isla Y. Leal-Villasana

Genesis A. Benitez

5th Grade

Neyzer M. Olivares

Nadia D. Mireles

Jessie E. Solis


Congratulations to Top Word Count Students!

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Congratulations Alexa Perez !

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Congratulations Mariel Jaramillo !

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Congratulations Jose I. Gallardo !

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Congratulations Alejandro Alba !

Top Word Count Students !

Alexa Perez and Mariel Jaramillo, 3rd graders, met their yearly goal of 500,00 words.

They received a certificate and a book. The book received was Disney's "Take-Along Tales" which contains eight storybooks and stickers. Jose I. Gallardo and Alejandro Alba, 3rd graders, also met their yearly goal of 500,000 words. Both received a certificate and a book. The book Disney's "Meet The Planes" features characters from the movies Planes and Planes Fire & Rescue.


3rd Six Weeks Top AR Students

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3rd Six Weeks AR Incentive-Ice Cream & Cookies

"Love Your Library" Month

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"Love Your Library" on Wear Red Day-Feb. 5, 2016


Mission Statement: "The Texas Book Festival (TBF) celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas and imagination. The TBF promotes the joys of reading and writing through the annual free Texas Book Festival weekend, our Reading Rock Stars school literacy program, grants to Texas libraries, an annual youth fiction writing contest, and year-round literary programming."

The Texas Book Festival

"Your financial support helps the Texas Book Festival provide meaningful literary and literacy programming throughout the year. The TBF is committed to providing the annual Texas Book Festival weekend free to the public, making grants to Texas public libraries, and inspiring disadvantaged children to read through our Reading Rock Stars literacy program. In 2016, the TBF is focusing special efforts on young readers with goals to maintain the success of Reading Rock Stars. This year, we are growing the program and adding a sixth school to the Reading Rock Stars program in the Rio Grande Valley. Help the TBF help more children to fall in love with reading!"


Texas Bluebonnet Voting

Texas Bluebonnet Voting January 25 - 29, 2016 @ Palacios Elementary Library

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2016 Official Voting Statistics

Number of Registered Institutions: 1937

Institutions Reporting Votes: 1536

Total Number of Students: 152,360

Student Voters by Grade Level:

3rd - 47,072

4th - 47,342

5th Grade - 45,196

6th Grade -12,750

Total 152,360

2016 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner

15,146 Total Votes

When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

by Laban Carrick Hill

Texas Bluebonnet Voting at Palacios Elementary Library

Votes per book:
8 for The Night Gardener

2 for The Great American Dust Bowl

2 for The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

5 for The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book One: Spelling Trouble

5 for Always, Abigail

18 for Emily's Blue Period

0 for Saving Lucas Biggs

12 for Sky Jumpers

4 for The Vanishing Coin

1 for The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life

17 for Mountain Dog

0 for Grandfather Gandhi

13 for The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

6 for When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

6 for Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina

10 for Quinny & Hopper

25 for The Lost Planet

0 for Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents

8 for Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

20 for The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

Total book votes: 162

Votes per grade:
Third Grade: 54
Fourth Grade: 63
Fifth Grade: 45

Texas Bluebonnet Voting @ Palacios Library

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Palacios Panther Reading Book Club

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Palacios Panther Reading Book Club has met throughout the second semester. Students discussed the books they chose to read for this week. Some of the titles included Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. They are currently reading Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library.


Read Quest-February 26, 2016

Read Quest from Coast to Coast! Celebrate the power of reading!

Students at Palacios Elementary Celebrate Reading as Participants in ReadQuest

Students at Palacios Elementary took part in ReadQuest, a nationwide reading event on Friday, February 26, 2016. They joined more than 12,000 educators and tens of thousands of students in Renaissance Learning’s annual one-day reading celebration that encouraged K–12 students to read and share their discoveries.

Students read books, nonfiction articles, and took Accelerated Reader comprehension quizzes on what they had read to contribute to the national reading effort. On the ReadQuest website, students were able to see their quizzes count toward the national books-read ticker, the top books and articles read in each state, prize winners, and user-submitted posts, tweets, and photos.

“ReadQuest was a great event for our students,” said Mrs. Linda Hinojosa, Palacios Librarian. “They loved seeing their Accelerated Reader quizzes count toward the national books-read ticker. ReadQuest supported our mission of promoting reading growth and our students gained valuable reading practice. We are very proud of all our students.”

Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader 360 is a K–12 program that engages students in personalized independent reading practice and close reading of nonfiction articles. The web-based program provides over 175,000 independent reading quizzes and 1,200 high-interest nonfiction articles.