Pirate Cove Connection

PES Media Center News - March 2019

Hats Off to Reading

Get connected to the exciting literacy programs in our media center. Below you will find highlights of our upcoming events, special books, super readers, birthday book club members and much more. The Pirate Cove is your place to connect with books.

Read Across America Week March 4-8, 2019

Monday – “If I Ran the Zoo”

Wear your favorite animal prints

Tuesday – “Fox in Socks”

Wear your favorite fun socks

Wednesday – “Thing 1, Thing 2 Day”

Find a friend and dress like twins

Thursday – “My Many Colored Days”

Dress in your favorite color from head to toe

Friday – Favorite Dr. Seuss Character Day

Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss Character

Seusstastic Book Swap 2019

One Book, Two Books

Red Book, Blue Book!

Trade your old book for a new book!

The Palencia Library Pirate Cove is proud to announce our 6th Annual Seusstastic Book Swap during “Read Across America Week.” It all starts on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Students bring their gently used children’s books to the Media Center 8:10–9:00 each morning from Thursday, February 28 – Thursday, March 14. Starting Monday, March 4, Resource Day D, students can choose books from the exchange collection during their Media Resource time. The swap will end Thursday, March 14, 2019. Students will be able to exchange up to 3 books, but may donate as many as they would like. Students who donate more than 3 books can choose extra books at the end of the swap. When you are gathering up outgrown toys and clothing for Bag It Up for Goodwill, don't forget to gather your outgrown books for the Book Swap.

MARCH READING CHALLENGES – earn a Brag Tag

K-3 Read 5 Dr. Seuss Books and take an AR test

3-5 Read 5 State Books on MackinVia and take an AR Test

Get your forms from the media center.

Monday, March 25, 9-10 SSYRA Voting

SSYRA Battle of the Books South April 30

MackinVia Ebooks for Dr. Seuss and US States

PES students and families have access to 1800 e-books to read via MackinVIA. Some books are interactive, some can be used as a read aloud, while others are simply a standard book to be read online. Click the book covers to read the e-books we have about Dr. Seuss . Username = Student # with S Password = District Password. Click the linked words for additional books about Dr. Seuss Books and States.

Mark Your Calendars for a Dinomite Book Fair April 17-26, 2019

Our Numbers for February 2019

Number of Books Checked Out - 3,606
Number of E-books Viewed - 4932
Number of Classes - 114

Number of Independent Check-outs - 877
Number of Magazines Checked-out - 100
Most Check-outs by a Student - Evelyn J. 33 books

Class with the Most Check-outs - Mrs. Simpson 's Class 281 books
Most Check-outs by a Teacher - Mrs. Young 46 books

Number of New Books or Magazines Added - 101

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Lisa Graff Readers - New Book "Far Away" will be out March. 5

Emily W - 10

Ellie L - 10

Sophie - 10

Eli E. - 10


Lisa Graff's latest book was released in March 5. The media center has 4 copies available for check-out. The 4 students above were given first check-out. We still have brag tags for each of Lisa Graff;s books. Take the AR test and pass with a 70 to receive the brag tag.

Monday, March 11, 9-10 SSYRA Battle of the Books Test

Super SSYRA Readers - 3-5 Battle Test March 11

Parmis - 15

James E.- 15

Julianna U.- 15

Emily W. - 15

Jill G. - 15

Sophie F. - 15

Eli E. - 15

Adah L. 15

Ellie L. - 15

Grady S. - 15

Hannah B. - 14

Colin C. - 14

Abbie T. - 15

Piper C. - 14

Laila K. - 11

Avery A. - 14

Dana W. - 15

Blair M. - 15

Gabby S. -11

Aliya N. - 12

Olivia L - 11

Iyanna A. - 15

Carlyn M - 15

Ethan C. - 14

Victoria C - 15

Sophia C. - 10


For more information and a list of books, visit the PES Media Center website.


If a student reads 3 or more SSYRA or SSYRA Jr. books they are eligible to vote March 25. Once students have read 10 or more books they are eligible to participate in the Battle of the Books test which will determine our Battle team members. The battle test is March 11, 2019. The Battle of the Books South is April 30. Keep reading pirates!

Awesome SSYRA Jr. Readers

Mikhaela C. - 15.......................Luke B. - 12

Avery R. - 15 ............................Brayden A. - 12

Frances - 15 ............................Juliet J. - 15

Miller R. - 14.............................Lauren G. - 10

Bennett L. - 15 ........................Ashlyn O. - 15

Waard A. - 15 ..........................Hailey S. - 10

Katherine W - 15 .................... Brooke W. - 13

Aidan B. - 15............................Emily P. - 15

Remi M. - 15............................Lauren G. - 11

Grace I. - 15.............................Luke C. - 14

Violet S. - 10............................Leighton E.- 12

Jack. O. - 15.............................Holden S. - 15

Luke K. - 15..............................Christian M. 13

Riley L - 11.............................. Jason A. - 13

Karsen H. - 10.........................Neil A. - 10

Olivia B. - 15............................Chensley - 15

Tensley M - 10.........................Ryan G. - 10

Anniston W - 11.......................Lucas F. - 14

Isla B.- 12.................................Leighton E - 12

Sierra B. - 10.............................Khaleb B. - 10

Maddie P. - 10..........................Keira S. - 10

Macee C. - 10..........................Taylor L. -12

Donato. - 11...............................Portland - 10

What will we be learning in media this month?

1. Media Center resources that can be accessed from the Pirate Cove Website (Media Center Website)
  • Dr. Seuss Trivia, Research and Biography - Wrote over 60 books (66 kids books), pen name, rhyme, moral lesson

  • MackinVia - Groups State books Read Across America Reading Challenge, Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge

2. Seusstastic Book Swap

App of the Month - Socrative

Socrative is a great way to use technology for formative assessments with any type of internet device. It is your app for fun and effective classroom engagement. Get instant insight into student learning with easy-to-create quizzes, polls, exit tickets and more! There is a free and a pro edition for educators.

Reading Gives You Super Powers Week March 25-29

Join Dave Pilkey and Scholastic as they celebrate reading!
https://youtu.be/wmMaF46BfoQ

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.

Palencia Elementary Media Center - The Pirate Cove

The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas, information and technology. Creating a foundation for lifelong learning is at the heart of our program, so that we are prepared to set sail into tomorrow’s world.