Media Center News January 2017

Check out what's happening in the NMES Media Center!


Welcome to the newsletter for the NMES Media Center! Read below for information and updates on media center programs and lessons. If you have any questions or need more information, please email Mrs. Siderius, our media specialist, at

Dash Into Reading Contest

Mrs. Siderius is excited to announce a new reading contest called Dash Your Way into Reading for our school! This contest will run February 6th-24th. Each homeroom will have a robot on a game board outside of the media center. Each class' goal is to be the first to move their robot from the start line to the finish line. They move their robot by reading for fun and logging those minutes on a Google Form. The Google Form will be linked on the front page of the school website beginning February 6th! Students may log their reading minutes daily or once a week, whichever is most convenient. Each Friday, Mrs. Siderius will total the scores on our Google Form and move the game pieces to show which homerooms are in the lead! The first homeroom in each of these categories (Prek/Kdg/1st, 2nd/3rd, and 4th/5th) will win an extra media visit to learn how to use our new Dot & Dash robots! Please email Mrs. Siderius if you have any questions!

Text/Email Reminders When Books Are Due

Would you like to have a weekly text or email to remind you when your child's library books are due? Sign up for our free text and email alerts through! Visit and click on the day of the week for your child's homeroom below. After you click on the day of the week your child has media, a PDF will open. This PDF contains directions on how to sign up for free text or email reminders about returning library books.