Pirate Cove Connection

PES Media Center News - November 2016

Thank you for all our new books!

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. And keep reading until you find the treasure!

Scholastic Bookaneer Book Fair

The book fair was an amazing success. Thank you to all of our volunteers and to everyone who joined us for the special events. We met our goal for this fall. Look for all the new books that we will be adding to library.

Congratulations to our Book Character Pumpkin Contest Winners

Mrs. Crawford was at the book fair giving Public Library Cards

Our Numbers for October 2016

Number of Books Checked Out - 2,470
Number of E-books Viewed - 1337
Number of Classes - 90
Number of New Books Added - 34
Most Check-outs by a Student - Katira from Mrs. K. Worthington's class - 13

Class with the Most Check-outs - Mrs. Ledford's Class - 120
Most Check-outs by a Teacher - Ms. Bishop

Our Awsome SSYRA Readers


Livanna - 15

Nova - 15

Cameran - 14

Sophia - 14

Nicholas - 13

Brody - 8


Dylann - 10

Grace - 6

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

MackinVia Ebooks for Thanksgiving

PES students and families have access to 1700 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 links below the book covers to read the e-books we have for Thanksgiving. Username = Student # Password = pirates. Additional books can be found at this link Thanksgiving ebooks.

What will we be learning in media this month?

1. World Book Online Encyclopedia - the username is palencia and the password is pirates. Students will learn how to access World Book and how to use this digital tool to research topics of interest and for school work.
2. No Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou - Students will learn how to treat their books like pirate treasure.
3. The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers and The Ninjabread Man - Students will compare Gingerbread stories and compare characters and endings. In addition they will tour the media center with help from the Library Gingerbread Man and learn about magazines, the library search catalog computers and the computer lab.
4. Florida Reading Association Book Award - 8 books read aloud to students in K-2. Students will evaluate the books and vote for their favorite in the spring.
5. Non-fiction Text Features - table of contents, glossary, index, maps, diagrams, labels, caption, photographs, bold words
6. Parts of a book - spine, author, illustrator, title page, bar code, cover, call number, book jacket, copyright, and publisher

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.

How Can I Find an Accelerated Reader Book

There is an App for that. Go to AR Book Finder. Type in the name of a book and find out if the book has an Accelerated Reader test, what the reading level of the book is, and how many points it is worth.

You Found the Treasure

Thanks for reading the Pirate Cove Connection. We are adding a little treasure to our newsletter. We have 5 new Diary of a Wimpy Kid books coming to the media center Friday 11/5. Students can enter to be the first to check out the books by coming by the media center and entering the Double Down First contest starting today (11/2). We will announce the first 5 readers on Monday 11/7 during the WPES morning news.

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.