Pirate Cove Connection
PES Media Center News - August 2016
Welcome Back to the Pirate Cove!
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Do you want to be a part of the BIGGEST thing happening this summer? Palencia Elementary School has joined schools from all over the world to help set a new world record for summer reading! Globally, our goal is to beat the 2015 record. At Palencia we want to make it over 100,000 minutes. Students with the most minutes read at each grade level will be recognized on WPES and given awards.
You will need the user name and password given to you by your teacher last year. E-mail Mrs. Ayrish if you need your username again. The minutes you are reading now count too. Log your minutes and print your your Reading Log to turn into school by September 9, 2016. If you recorded your reading on a different reading log, add up your minutes and turn that log in to school. We are so happy to have you as part of our Pirate team for this Summer Reading Challenge.
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.
- There is a two-week checkout period. Items can be renewed as needed.
- The number of resources students can check-out is based on the following grade level system. 3-5 may be given special permission to checkout additional books for research projects.
Kindergarten Students – 1 book
First Grade Students – 2 books
Second Grade Students – 2 books
Third Grade Students – 3 books
Fourth Grade Students – 3 books
Fifth Grade Students - 3 books
- Classroom teachers distribute overdue notices and occasionally parents will be sent e-mail notifications.
- Fines are not charged, but students are expected to pay for lost or damaged books. To pay online visit www.schoolpay.com.
- Only past issues of magazines are available for check-out.
- Parents can request library cards and check out books with their children.
Library Catolog - Follett Destiny
Sunshine State Young Readers Award
Each year students are challenged to read books from the Sunshine State Reader list. There are 15 books on the list for grades 3-5. Once students have read at least 3 books and passed an AR test with 70% accuracy, they are eligible to vote for their favorite book. There will be incentives for reading each of the books. Students who read 10 or more will be invited to try out for the Battle of the Books team. For more information and a list of books, visit the PES Media Center Website.
What are we learning in Media this month?
- Rules and Procedures in the Library
- Readalouds include Chester Visits the Library, Watch Your Paws Chester, and A Book for Chester
- Parts of a Non-fiction Book
- Overview of our Library Brochure
- MackinVia Ebooks - Username – student number Password – pirates
- Introduction to the SSYRA Program