Pirate Cove Connection 11-9-15

PES Media Center News - November 2015

We are thankful for all our new books this November!

Please use this newsletter to discover all the exciting literacy programs the media center has to offer throughout the year. You can subscribe by clicking FOLLOW at the top of the newsletter and add your email. Please stop by the media center and get a media brochure or check-out our Pirate Cove website.

Plastic Bags are a BIG DEAL! - Protect your library books.

Media Center Wish List:

  • 2 Gallon Ziplock bags
  • Gallon Ziplock bags
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Swiffer Dusters

Teachingbooks.net - St. Johns' Families Have Access

TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. The online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities. The password for students and parents is stjohnsfl.

What Are We Learning in Media this Month?

1. Media Center resources that can be accessed from the Pirate Cove Website (Media Center Website)
  • Accelerated Reader - take tests on books you are reading, reach your reading goal.
  • Renaissance Home Connect - check your AR progress at home.
  • Follet Destiny - our new library catalog, log-in to see what books you have checked out.
  • Mackin VIA e-books - access 1700 e-books that make-up the PES collection
2. Non-fiction Text Features
  • Table of contents
  • Photographs, captions, labels, maps, tables
  • Index
  • Glossary, bold words
3. Florida Reading Association Books - voting for our favorite books
  • Tuesday Tucks Me In
  • A Boy and a Jaguar
  • The Lock Mess Monster

Mackin VIA

PES students and families have access to 1700 e-books for to read via Mackin VIA. Most of our eBooks also have Accelerated Reader quizzes. Some books are interactive, some can be used as a read aloud, while others are simply a standard book to be read online. Families can use Mackin VIA to read e-books anywhere they have have access to a computer, tablet or other Internet device. In addition books can be downloaded for a 2 week checkout period. Student usernames are their student numbers and the password is pirates.

Our latest SSYRA Readers to reach 5 or more books

Payton P. - 15 Look for her on the WPES morning news!
Lexi B. - 6
Sabrina P. - 6
Alexandria K. - 9
Riley H. - 7
Elizabeth S. - 6
Michael C. - 9
Leonard M. - 5
Brody H. - 8
Gracie Y. - 7
Kaleigh R. - 5
Cameron S. - 5
Samantha G. - 5
Bri R. - 5
Kayla K. - 6
Hayden E. - 5
Natalie R. - 5
Carson H. - 6

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.