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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.

Dav Pilkey: Be a Reading Superhero!

We are open online over the Summer!

Media center check-out has come to an end, but the media center offers hundreds of e-books that students can access with any internet device. MackinVia is the name of the software application that hosts our e-book collection. Your student can easily search for AR levels within MackinVia and then choose a book that is within their reading range. For details on how to access MackinVia go to http://www-pes.stjohns.k12.fl.us/media/mackinvia-ebooks-public-library-ebooks. There are even short videos that can be viewed to learn how to access our e-books.
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The Book Fair was a Great Success

Thank you to all of our volunteers and for everyone who bought books to read over the summer. By supporting the book fair you have helped our school buy books for the media center. Mark your calendar for our fall book fair starting October 19.

2016-2017 SSYRA, SSYRA Jr. and FRA Book Lists

Congratulations to our SSYRA Battle of the Books Team

Our battle team came in 3rd place during the recent Southern Battle of the Books. Each of the seven students worked very hard to prepare for the competition. We are proud of their efforts and reading success this year!
Book Adventure - Sylvan Learning

Book Adventure

Visit Book Adventure a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read,
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.