Welcome to the Media Center!
Read Across America
The Villages Charter School Elementary is participating in Read Across America Day and we invite you to join us! We are looking for guest readers to come and share a book with one of our classes. The classroom teachers will provide a Dr. Seuss book for you to read, and we will provide refreshments for you! This exciting event is taking place on Monday, March 3 at 8:15. Please plan to be at the school for approximately 45 minutes. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact our media specialists via email. Please include in the email the following information: Your Name, Your Child’s Name/Grade, and an email address/phone number to contact you in regards to which class you will be reading with so you know which building to go to that morning.
Megan Lyon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Bowersox: email@example.com
If you have a preference of grade level you would like to read with, please specify which grade level you prefer in your email. We will do our best to assign you to a class in that grade level. Once we have assigned you to a grade level, we will contact you to inform you of which of our elementary buildings you will need to go to on the day of the event.
It is going to be a great day of celebrating reading! We hope you can join us!
Megan Lyon and Karen Bowersox, TVCS Elementary Media Specialists
Scholastic Book Fair March 3-7
The Scholastic Book Fair is back!!! March 3-7, the Scholastic Book Fair Fiesta will be at the Intermediate Center. Proceeds from the book fair will be used to purchase new books for the media center, and other materials for teachers to use in the classrooms and for our end of the year activities.
We will be open from 8:00-2:30 Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00-12:00 on Friday. Our Book Fair Family Event is Wednesday, March 5 from 3:00-6:00!! Any Intermediate Center student who bring their family to the book fair during this time will be entered into a drawing for a free book!
The book fair accepts checks (made out to VCS), cash, and most (but not all) credit/debit cards. With the credit/debit cards, the adult must be present to use. There is 7% sales tax on the items. Please be sure to allow for that when sending money with your children. Also, when sending money, please send it in a sealed envelope with your child's name and teacher on the front!!!!
More information will be coming home about the book fair very soon!
If you visit your local library or bookstore and want to know if a book is AR or what level it is, you can visit this website to get the information you need!
AR Bookfind: www.arbookfind.com
AR Home Connect
Just as last year, you can be able to check your child's AR information from home! !
The link to this site is: http://www.tvcs-ar.org/RenaissanceServer/HomeConnect/Login.aspx
You will use your child's log-in information for this site.
Parent PI Books
Need some Informational PI Hours? Read a book! The Elementary Media Centers offer the following books that you may read and take AR tests on for Informational hours. I recommend you read them earlier in the year as they can be hard to find the closer we get to May!
No Regrets Parenting by Harley Rothbart ***NEW***
Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber
The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan
Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline
The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman
These books are available at the media centers and at local public libraries. Please note: some of these titles may not be available at the 4th & 5th grade center yet, but will be very soon!
Contact Information for Mrs. Lyon
4th & 5th Grade Center: (352) 259-6850
Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300
Contact Information for Mrs. Bowersox
Primary Center: (352) 259-7700
Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300
Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents
October Newsletter-Intermediate Center -
Media Center LinksAssociation for Library Service for Children - Links to book-related websites
Authors - Children's Literature Web Guide
Book Adventure - Create personal reading lists and take quizzes
Dr. Seuss - Games and activities related to Dr. Seuss books
Magic Tree House - Lessons, activities and news about the Magic Tree House series
Yahooligans - Web guide for kids