Pirate Cove Connection
PES Media Center News - May 2016
Books Due May 18
We are having Groovy Good Time at the Spring Book Fair!
April 26-May 6, 2016 in the Palencia Media Center (The Pirate Cove) Purchase books to support our school and classroom libraries. Students will shop with their class during their Media Resource time.
Send in money with your child or join us for shopping times and special family events. Muffins for Moms – Thursday, May 5 from 7:30AM-8:30AM
Donuts for Dads – Friday, May 6, from 7:30AM-8:30AM
You can order from our On-Line Book Fair too! Online shopping is April 21-May 11.
Visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/palencia to order and to see a schedule of events.
We have volunteer opportunities! All volunteers who sign up for a time slot will receive a 10% discount at the book fair! Go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4dabaf2aa5fd0-book to sign-up.
Public Library Connection by Anne Crawford
I had the pleasure of performing Outreach at the Book Fair at Palencia Elementary this past Thursday at Shannon's invitation and it was there that I brought here three crates worth of weeded SSYRAs for the Teacher Kits. I also issued library cards and while many folks I spoke to already had library cards (which isn't bad news!), I was able to issue some new library cards, and that's especially meaningful for when it's first-time cards for children. Below are some fun pictures I took - that wonderfully big and very popular "Rainbow Dash" (of My Little Pony fame) came from our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for our Children's Department and my upcoming My Little Pony Club and was a big hit with the kids both at the Book Fair and at my own library branch. Additionally, I snagged a photo with a favorite children's book character and adventurer, Geronimo Stilton! It was a fun evening all the way around, and so nice to run into storytime patrons now "big kids" at the Elementary School.
We love working with our local schools and Media Specialists as we have so many of the same goals - the biggest of which is developing enthusiastic, life-long readers. Thank you to Shannon for helping give some of our best books a second start to further help children become avid and diverse readers.
And the Winners are..........
SSYRA Jr. - Dog vs. Cat by Cris Gall
FRA - Tuesday Tucks Me In
Links to the 2016-2017 SSYRA and SSYRA Jr. Books
(SSYRA Jr. [grades K - 2nd]) http://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ssyrajr_2016-2017_annotated_list.pdf
What are we learning in Media this month?
SSYRA Battle of the Books - May 10th
May 6 - SSYRA and SSYRA Jr. Deadline for Awards. Read 5 books to join the Ice Cream Sunday Party
May 10 - Battle of the Books South at Sebastian Middle 10:00AM
May 16 and 17 - Ice Cream Sunday Party
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.