Media Messages

A newsletter for LMES teachers, parents, & students

October 2015

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Read Your Way to the Palmetto Bowl

Celebrate South Carolina’s championship tradition by participating in the SC Education Oversight Committee’s Read Your Way to the Big Game contest. All students who read six books qualify to win a trip to the Palmetto Bowl. Two winners — one from Clemson and one from USC — will receive four tickets, sideline passes and pre-game activities. Go Gamecocks! Go Tigers! Keep reading! For more information go to

Entry cards were sent home with your child. Please return them to your child's teacher no later than November 6th. Late entries will not be accepted.

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Box Tops for Education Contest

The Media Center will have a grade level Box Tops for Education contest Oct. 19-30. Please save your Box Top UPC’s to send in during that time. The Media Center receives 10 cents from each UPC. Last year we collected over $3,000.00 in UPC’s. For more information visit What a wonderful way to recycle trash!

Labels for Education

Labels for Education is a great way to receive free merchandise for our school. Please cut the UPC with the Labels for Education logo from participating products and send them in to the Media Center. Lists of the companies participating are available at

Book Fair coming next month!

Mark your calendars for our November book fair. Class PREVIEW days are November 12 & 13. SALES days are November 16-18. Bring the whole family to shop from 4:00-6:15 PM on Monday, November 16 for our Family Evening Event. Prize drawings will be held at 4:30 and 5:30 for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop the fair!

SC Book Award Challenge

Students in grades 1-4 are encouraged to participate in the SC Book Award Challenge at LMES throughout the school year. This is a voluntary reading program where students choose from the current list of SC book award nominees. Books are featured each year in both the picture book & children's book categories and span different genres. Mrs. Matney book talked the nominees at the beginning of the year and explained the online book review process. To learn more, visit

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Becoming a Digital Citizen

Each month you will find resources on digital citizenship topics for elementary students. This month we are focusing on IDENTITY PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY:
  • Do NOT post/share personal information (your full name, address/location, birthday)
  • Create strong passwords. Only share with a trusted adult like a parent or teacher.
  • Be careful when posting pictures. You may want to create an avatar instead.
  • Only be "friends" online with your real friends or family. Don't talk to strangers!

Watch this video on how to keep kids safe online.

Read these gaming safety tips for kids.

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Mrs. Matney

Mrs. Matney earned her Masters+30 in Library & Information Science and has been the media specialist at LMES for the past 5 years. She loves reading, research, and technology. Her favorite authors and illustrators include Peter Brown, Mo Willems, Meghan McCarthy, Amy Rosenthal, Jon Scieszka, Gary Schmidt, and many more!

Our Mission

The mission of the LMES Library Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information, and productive users of technology.