Primary Center Media Center
*******Celebrating Our Success *******
Join us in celebrating our success! Our kindergarten and first graders have done it, they have reached the 20,000 point goal we set way back in August!
Not only that, but they continue to read and test to achieve even more points. Let’s see how many more we can earn this year. We are having a day filled with fun on May 13th. If you would like to volunteer for our Field Day event please email Deb Fraser at Deb.Fraser@tvcs.org
A new opportunity for earning Informational Hours is available to VCS families
Growth Mindset videos from the Florida Department of Education address how the research of Dr. Carol Dweck who states that the way students think impacts their attitudes toward learning and how they perform in the classroom.
Each video lesson and accompanying survey will earn parents 30 minutes of informational time. While both parents may review the two videos and five articles, credit will be awarded to only one parent for a maximum of 3.5 hours per household.
To take advantage of this opportunity for earning informational hours, access these resources at: https://sites.google.com/a/tvcs.org/mindset/
Important Date to Remember!
May 6th is last Day to AR Test and all books are due to the Media Center by 2:30
Book Fair May 2-6
Book Fair Family Night: Thursday. May 5th 3:00-6:00
May 12th Pancake Breakfast
May 13th- Field Day
May 16th 100 Point Ice-Cream Party
We are always in need of volunteers to shelve books and help with task in the media center. If you would like to volunteer please call me at 259-7700 or email me at Karen.Bowersox@tvcs.org. We would love to hear from you.
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: https://Hosted220.renlearn.com/2352255/HomeConnect
You will use your child's log-in information for this site.
AR Book Find
A valuable tool to help figure out if a book is AR is www.arbookfind.com. www.arbookfind.com
Parent PI Books
The Elementary Media Centers offer the following books that you may read and take AR tests on for infomational hours. I recommend you read them earlier in the year as they can be hard to find the closer we get to May! Please note: you must have a student enrolled in the Elementary School to read and test on these books for PI time. The media centers at the Middle and High Schools have books for parents of their students.
The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
How We Love Our Kids by Milan & Kay Yerkovich
How to Talk so Kids Can Learn by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How to Parent so Children Will Learn by Sylvia Rimm
Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
No Regrets Parenting by Harley Rothbart
Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber
The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
1-2-3 Magia by Thomas W. Phelan Ph. D
1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan
Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline
Parenting Without Power Struggles Susan Stiffleman
The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
Raising Lifelong Learners- Lucy Calkins- NEW*****
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
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. Bowersox
Primary Center: (352) 259-7700
Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300
Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents-
April Newsletter - April Newsletter
AR Prize List - AR Prize List
Field Day Lunch Form - Field Day Lunch Form
Library Card Application - Library Card Application
Parent Books for PI - Parent Books for PI
Parent Night 2015 - Parent Night 2015
Media Center LinksArthur - A site devoted to Marc Brown's Arthur Books
Character Education - Character First
Character Education - goodcharacter.com
Character Education - Discover Zone
Character Education - Character Counts
Character Education Resources - Scholastic
Character Education Resources - Follett Library Resources
Robert Munsch - A web site filled with stories and poems by children's author Robert Munsch
Sunlink - Online access to our media collection
The Children's Literature Web Guide - Links to awards, authors and other information