Palacios Library E-Newsletter

#3 E-Newsletter 2018-2019

1,000,000 Word Count A. R. Master's Degree Students

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PSJA Education Foundation Grant Winners at Palacios

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Texas Bluebonnet Award Ballot Submission for Palacios Elementary

Votes per book:
6 for Amina's Voice
0 for Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics
3 for Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
3 for Garvey's Choice
14 for Grand Canyon
1 for Grandpa's Hal-La-Loo-Ya Hambone
17 for Hello, Universe
3 for How to Avoid Extinction
7 for Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing
7 for Me and Marvin Gardens
2 for Refugee
14 for Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero
4 for Slider
20 for Spirit Hunters
12 for Stef Soto, Taco Queen
9 for Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness
42 for The Bicycle Spy
6 for The Harlem Charade
16 for The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13
2 for Wedgie and Gizmo

Total book votes: 188

Votes per grade:
Third Grade: 65
Fourth Grade: 61
Fifth Grade: 62
Sixth Grade: 0
Total grade votes : 188

Winner of the 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award

Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero

by Patricia McCormick


Reading Challenge Top Readers


Top AR students received Word Count certificates during morning assembly.

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Top AR -100,000 Word Count

Cristy Sandoval, Eduardo Salas, Keylly Rodriguez, Geraldine Olivares, Jose Lopez,Christopher Sifuentes, Isaac Hernandez, Leonardo Garcia, Cassandra Garcia, Camila Centeno, Andrea Carreon, Andrea Arzola, Brian Arriaza, Bridgeth Aleman, Alison Ramirez, Isabella Mireles, Domenik Chavarria, Alejandra Amador, Samuel Santana, Marvell Rodriguez, Markell Rodriguez, Isac Perez, Adair Olivares, Bryan Torres, Carlos Rivera, Sergio Hernandez, Jessica Hernandez, Angella Guillen, Melanie Garza, Heberto Garcia, Angela F. Baez, Valery Chavarria, Samantha B. Ortiz, Eduardo Vargas, Kathrine Martinez, Alexa Enriquez, Matthew Archer, Abigail Zamora, Rachel Valdez, Jaritza Tovar, Chloe Perez, Zaylee Morin, Manuel Martinez, Julian Lopez, Edgar Lopez, Belinda Gutierrez, Ayleen Guadalupe, Dianey Gonzalez, Ayden Garza, Daniel De Santiago, Caitlin De Los Santos, Matthew Cardoza, Jaclynn Blanco, Sophia Becerra, Angel Guevara, Rebecca Valdez, Marissa Trevino, Darius Sieng, Devany Moreno, Efrain Matamoros, Dylan Martinez, Julyan Gonzales, Jacqueline Garcia, Denisse De Santiago, Arely Rodriguez, Siomara Herrera-Santillan

English Language Arts and Reading TEKS

§110.2. English Language Arts and Reading

(a) Introduction.

1) The English language arts and reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) embody the interconnected nature of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking through the seven integrated strands of developing and sustaining foundational language skills; comprehension; response; multiple genres; author's purpose and craft; composition; and inquiry and research. The strands focus on academic accuracy (proficiency in oral expression and comprehension), authentic reading, and reflective writing to ensure a literate Texas. The strands are integrated and progressive with students continuing to develop knowledge and skills with increased complexity and nuance in order to think critically and adapt to the ever-evolving nature of language and literacy.


PSJA School Board Member-Mr. George Palacios visits Palacios Library classes.

Social Studies TEKS

§113.12. Social Studies

(12) Government. The student understands the role of authority figures, public officials, and citizens. The student is expected to: (A) identify the responsibilities of authority figures in the home, school, and community; (B) identify and describe the roles of public officials in the community, state, and nation; and (C) identify and describe the role of a good citizen in maintaining a constitutional republic.

Pharr Police Officer X. Sanchez visits Palacios Library classes.

Chinese New Year 2019


Battle of the Texas Bluebonnet Books

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Battle of the Texas Bluebonnet Books Panther Team

January 25, 2018

Congratulations to the following students on the Panther Team!

Students completing the necessary requirements for the Panther team are

1. M. Rodriguez

2. A. Enriquez

3. J. Garcia

Students competed on Jan. 25, 2019 at P-SJ-A Southwest Early College High School Library.

English Language Arts and Reading TEKS

English Language Arts and Reading

110.12.b.7. Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History.

Social Studies 113.3.a.1. Distinguish between past, present and future.

Students indentify customs of Texas.

113.3.a.2. Use of a rich variety of materials such as biographies, folktales, myths, and Legends. 113.3.b.2. History. The student understands the origins of customs, holidays, and celebrations. 113.3.b.15. Culture. The students understands the importance of family beliefs, customs, language and traditions.


100th Day of School

Kindergarten classroom-Mrs. E. Lopez & Ms. D. Cano

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Top Patron Circulation Statistics

Top Patron Circulations-3rd Six Weeks

1. Rodriguez, Arely Gisselle 2nd 46

2. Lopez, Edgar Eduardo 3rd 35

3. Valdez, Roosevelt Royce 2nd 34

4. Mendoza, Starla Skye 2nd 32

5. Flores, Allyson Leahn 3rd 31

6. Hernandez, Alejandro 1st 30

7. Rodriguez, Jalynn Isabella 2nd 29

8. Guevara, Ariana Bella 2nd 28

9. Lopez, Aseret Serenity 2nd 28

10. Cerda, Karlo 2nd 27

Top Patron Circulations-4th Six Weeks

1. Rodriguez, Keylly M. 4th 61

2. Valdez, Roosevelt R. 2nd 55

3. Guevara, Ariana B. 2nd 54

4. Trevino, Kaylie 2nd 46

5. Rodriguez, Jalynn I. 2nd 45

6. Ortiz, Santiago E. 2nd 42

7. Sieng, Diseth Lazarus 3rd 41

8. Rodriguez, Markell S. 3rd 40

9. Cerda, Karlo 2nd 38


Top Homeroom Circulation Statistics

Top Homeroom Circulations-3rd Six Weeks

1.Valdez, Juan (2nd) 58

2.Chavez, Martha (2nd) 55

3.Garcia, Dalia (1st) 46

4.Martinez, Bianca (1st) 38

5.Castro, Sandra (5th) 35

6.Marquez, Juan Carlos (5th) 34

7.Rodriguez, Cristina (3rd) 34

8.Rodriguez, Sandra (3rd) 34

9.Ramirez, Alejandra (4th)28

10. Hinojosa, Cynthia (3rd) 26

Top Homeroom Circulations-4th Six Weeks

1. Valdez, Juan 2nd 402

2. Hinojosa, Cynthia 3rd 231

3. Rodriguez, Cristina 3rd 181

4. Rodriguez, Sandra 3rd 140

5. Enriquez, Lisa 1st 136

6. Covarrubia, Gloria 1st 124

7.Rodriguez, Jeanette 2nd 122

8.Ortiz, Ana 2nd 112

9.Villarreal, Sylvia 4th 100

10.Martinez, Bianca 1st 99


Britannica School

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"Britannica School is a safe, up-to-date, and age appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle and High School. Encyclopedia articles, multimedia primary sources, games and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards."


Palacios AR Quizzes

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Palacios Library Circulation Statistics

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Upcoming Events

March 7, 2019 Dr. Seuss Breakfast 7:30 a.m.

March 7, 2019 Dr. Seuss Literacy Carnival 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.


Author Visit March 6, 2018-8:30 AM

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