Pirate Cove Connection
PES Media Center News - Summer Edition
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Our school is participating in a fun summer reading project: the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. This Summer Reading Challenge unites students from around the globe in an attempt to set a new world record for most minutes read this summer!
Studies show that kids who read over the summer maintain the reading skills developed during the school year. This summer-long reading campaign is designed to motivate all children to read more so they maintain and improve their academic skills.
The world record attempt begins May 9 and concludes September 9, 2016. The total logged reading minutes, along with the top school in each state, will be published in the Scholastic 2017 Book of World Records.
Here are a few simple ways to help your child become a record-breaking reader:
Set a goal together and encourage reading throughout the summer with library visits, story time at home, and conversations about books. Let your child see you reading.
- Encourage your child to participate and track reading minutes either with a paper log or online at scholastic.com/summer. It’s a kid-friendly, safe online community where students can be part of a record-setting global team, log reading minutes, and enjoy activities geared for all ages including games related to favorite books.
- Track our school’s reading progress at scholastic.com/summer. Your child has already been registered at school. A screen name and password was sent home with a letter about the program. If you lose your log-in information, contact your teacher or the PES Media Center.
Palencia will award grade level prizes to the students who record the most reading time.
We are open online over the Summer!
2016-2017 SSYRA, SSYRA Jr. and FRA Book Lists
SSYRA Jr. grades K - 2nd http://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ssyrajr_2016-2017_annotated_list.pdf
Florida Reading Association Book Award - http://www.flreads.org/Book_Award/2016_cba_list.htm
and earn prizes for their reading success. Start your reading adventure!
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.