Welcome to the Library Media Center
Mr. McClain, Library Media Specialist
Media Center Hours | Circulation Policy | Gift Policy | Activities | Mission Statement | Accelerated Reader |Sunshine Book Bowl | Book Fairs | WPKN News Show | Sunshine Young Readers' Award | FRA Book Award | Quick Links | Find It Fast! | Gale Databases | MCPS Media Services | Destiny
The mission of the Romeo Elementary Media program is to ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This is accomplished by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats; by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; and by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet
MEDIA CENTER NEWS
Students in grades 3-5 across Florida voted for their favorite Sunshine State Young Readers' Award book. The 2013 winner is The Candymakers, by Wendy Mass. Here's a bit about this zany but delicious book:
In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been chosen to compete in the national candy making contest of a lifetime. Who will make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew?
Logan, the candy maker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone?
Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink?
Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather?
Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook?
This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.
MEDIA CENTER HOURS
7:30 - 7:40...........Check in and check out books.
7:45 - 8:00.........WPKN Morning News Show
8:05 - 1:45.........Check in and check out books
- Each student in Kindergarten through third grade may check out one book at a time for up to one week.
- Each student in grades four and five may check out one book at a time for up to one week. They may checkout two if one is a Sunshine book.
- A student may renew a book for another week if the book has not been requested by another person.
- There are no fines for overdue materials.
- Students may not check out materials if they have not returned overdue books. If a student owes money for a lost or damaged book, he or she may check out only paperback books until the matter has been resolved.
- Reference books may not be checked out by students. They remain in the media center for everyone to use.
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Gifts are always appreciated. They may be added to the media center collection, given to teachers, or donated to the public library.
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TV Broadcast Studio (WPKN -- Pioneer Kids' Network) - Our studio televises live announcements each morning. Student recognition is featured including Honor Roll and Terrific Kids. Students operate the entire show with supervision from the media specialist. The crew consists of anchors, camera and sound technicians, announcers, video mixer, and assistants.
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Students in grades 3 through 5 can qualify to try out for the Romeo Book Bowl team by reading and passing AR tests on 10 or more Sunshine books. The five member team will compete with other schools in the county on knowledge relating to the fifteen books.
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Fall Book Fair
October 20th - 23rd October 23 is Romeo Round up the book fair will be open during this event.
Spring Book Fair
To Be Announced in Spring 2018!
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Every school day morning, a special group of fifth graders get together. These fifth graders create a morning news show for Romeo Elementary School. That morning show is called WPKN -- Pioneer Kids' Network. The purpose of our show is to let the school know about daily and future happenings and schedules.
If your class is doing something special, let Mr. McClain, Mrs. Gates, or Mrs. Hoen know, and we will try to feature your class on the show! If you are a fifth grader, you too can be on the WPKN Morning News. Every nine weeks the fifth grade teachers chose a new crew.
They look for students who have the following qualities:
- Positive attitude
- Good attendance
- Good grades
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The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents a group of fifteen books chosen each year by a committee of Florida librarians. They are chosen for their quality and appeal, and represent some of the best in children's literature today. Students in grades 3 through 5 are encouraged to read at least three of the books, so they can vote for their favorite. Every year, the author of the book with the most statewide votes is presented with the Sunshine State Young Readers' Award.
Students can win prizes by reading more of the books. If they read 10 or more "Sunshine Books", they are also qualified to try out for the Romeo Elementary Book Bowl Team.
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The FRA Children's Book Award is a program sponsored by the Florida Reading Association and is for students in Pre-K through second grade. Students read or have read to them eight quality books, and then vote on their favorite book. The votes are tallied at the state level, and the author of the winning book receives recognition.
Students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, first grade and second grade have the opportunity to read or listen to recent literature that is considered the best in the state. Students also learn about the importance of voting.
- Poetry for Kids - a fun place for poetry and laughs!
- Seussville - it's, well, diffendooferous!
- Discovery Online
- Gale Databases
- Florida Electronic Library - portal for students to digital collections about Florida, Gale databases, and live chat with a librarian.
- Ocala Public Library
- Sunshine State Young Readers Program
- Kids Astronomy -A fun, interactive site for children to learn about space and the solar system.
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The Accelerated Reader (AR) Program provides teachers and children a fun and exciting way to promote reading at home and in the classroom. The kids love to watch their progress and teachers often involve the students in setting AR point goals for the year.
To view a complete list of which books have AR quizzes, go to AR BookFinder Program. If you would like to see which books we have in our school library, go to Destiny, our online card catalog, and click on our school.