The Weekly Knot

Vol. 2 Issue: 32: What does it mean to collaborate?

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Weekly Happenings

B week for Media Center

Chromebooks are available for checkout after Monday


Monday April 11, 2016

Grade Level Chairs Meeting @ 2:!5, Conference Room


Tuesday April 12, 2016

La Fiesta Del Baile Assemblies

8:15-9:00 Grades PreK, 2,4,5

9:15-10:00 Grades HS, K, 1, 3

Level-Up @ 2:!5, Media Center Topic: Time management



Wednesday April 13, 2016

Collaborative Planning

Spanish Class @ 3:15 p.m. in the Media Center

Count on Us @ 4 p.m. on Comcast 96 and Verizon 38


Thursday April 14,2016

PARCC Pep Rally- Details to come

5th Grade Wax Museum, 8:30-10:00 a.m. 3rd and 4th grade visitors only


Friday April 15, 2016

Career Day- Click here to see the schedule

* Subject to Change

Book Fair Preview Day for Teachers


Saturday April 16, 2016

Members of the Chorus and Dance Company are performing in the Hyattsville Parade

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The Media Connection - Library Media News from Ms. Arax

1) April is School Library Month! Help our students to build literacy and connect to the Library Media Center in the following ways: Support reading books from the Media Center in your classroom, create a silent reading retreat time, remind your students the day before class that books are due the next day, check out books for your teaching and lessons - I can help you with that (we have over 10,000 books in our catalog), use the online resources on the home page of your Density account to support learning (see below), student book check out is from 7:30 - 8 am every morning for grades 4-5 or younger grades with a pass from me, staff book check out is every morning between 7:15-8 am (e-mail me if that time does not work for you so we can work together).


2) Automated Overdue E-mail Notices - The Office of Library Media has set up automated overdue notices so all patrons can know when their books are overdue. The notices look like they come from me but I actually never see them. If teachers or staff get overdue notices you can always e-mail me to ask me to renew your books remotely.


3) Check out our displays in the Media Center for School Library Month, Building Reading Skills and Literacy, Environmental Issues, and Earth Day!


4) Professional development opportunities and information for you:

a) Free Teacher Webinar, April 14: Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources: http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2016/04/free-teacher-webinar-april-14-considerations-for-selecting-primary-sources/?loclr=eatlcb

b) April 12 Intro to Library of Congress Online Resources: http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2016/04/free-teacher-webinar-april-14-considerations-for-selecting-primary-sources/?loclr=eatlcb

c) Multimedia Moment: Exploring Fairy Tales from Long Ago:

http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2016/03/multimedia-moment-exploring-fairy-tales-from-long-ago/?loclr=eatlcb

d) The Power of Pairing Poems: Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes:

http://blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2016/03/the-power-of-pairing-poems-walt-whitman-and-langston-hughes/?loclr=eaplb

e) Selecting and Using Primary Sources with Difficult Topics: Civil Rights and Current Events: http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2016/04/selecting-and-using-primary-sources-with-difficult-topics-civil-rights-and-current-events/?loclr=eatlcb


5) See below for information on accessing your account in Destiny. Students and staff can access this catalog from anywhere 24/7.

Accessing our Library Media Center Online Catalog

1) Click on: http://destiny.pgcps.org/

2) Pick our school by clicking links (and scrolling down): Elementary -> Edward M. Felegy Elementary

3) Log into system: Use the same user id and password as you do for

your PGCPS e-mail

4) You will see Home and Catalog Tabs

a) Home Tab: Offers Online resources, Ebooks, and Teacher Resources

b) Catalog Tab: Search for books that we have in the Media Center, see if they are available and check your account.