Media Center
Contact: Diereshe Collins 770-651-4914 diereshe.collins@dcssga.org
Julie Walton 770-651-4916 julia.walton@dcssga.org

           

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Mason Creek Elementary School held its first Skype Author's visit with Mrs. Liesl Shurtliff! Third graders actively participated in a 30 minute session with the author, whose books include: Rump, Red, Jack, and Grump. Students were excited to experience this intimate Q&A time with the author in the media center. Thank you, Dr. Knowles (3rd Grade Teacher), for allowing this wonderful opportunity for our students.
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Tome Student Literacy Society
What a great year we have had with our ClubTOME!  We are so proud of your hard work and dedication to reading books, being Leader Readers, and serving our community here at MAES. 
Keep on shining your light! 
Click here to see our HIGHLIGHTS:


18.19 OUR TEAM year review.pdf

Tome Student Literacy Society

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It's a WILD environment at Mason Creek Elementary's Media Center this year!  Our Wolfcubs will be WILD about READING!


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We are WILD about Reading at the Creek!


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We look forward to seeing our Wolfcubs at the WILD about READING Media Center this year! We know you will love to come spend time reading, researching, and participating in 21st century media lessons at the Media Center this year!

~Click HERE for a Library Permission Form~

MAKERSPACE continues...

Our media center will implement "Makerspace" with our Media lessons this year! Students will enjoy rich literature, and be able to create projects that relate to literary elements. We are very excited to bring this piece of S.T.E.M. learning into our very own Media Center.

To learn more about Makerspace in the classroom, click here .

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School-wide
Reading Incentive Program:

*Click here to access our school library catalog Destiny Quest . Note: This link will let you know the books that our school owns and has on the book shelves.

*Click here to access the AR Book Guide . Note: This link will help you determine if a book that your child is reading has an AR quiz.

*Click here to see the Lexile level of a book your child is reading Lexile Levels .

*Click here to set up an email resource for AR. When your child takes an AR quiz, an email will be sent to you to let you know what was taken and how they performed on the quiz Monitor your child's AR ProgressLog in using your student's username and password information from school.

  • View student progress in the AR program - points earned, bookshelf, student scores, etc.

  • This is a VIEW-ONLY page, students will NOT be able to quiz at home!

1) Students must reach their individual reading goal each 9-weeks grading period. Students meeting their 9-week goal will participate in some sort of reward or celebration.  Please see your student's teacher to find out your child's individual reading goal.

2) Students can read books at home and at school.

3) Students must take Accelerated Reader quizzes for books that are on their Lexile level. Students must meet their Individualized Point Goal (according to their personal Lexile reading score, as determined through Aimsweb testing). Students must also end the 9-week grading period with 80% or higher average, in order to meet their reading goal.

4) A.R. Testing is completed during the school day.

Program Details, Per Grade Level:

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1st 9 weeks:  Reading Log with Parent Initial

2nd 9 weeks:  Reading Log with Parent Initial

3rd 9 weeks:  Reading Log with Parent Initial

4th 9 weeks:  Reading Log with Parent Initial

1st Grade

1st 9 weeks: 20 books recorded on log with parent signature OR 4 books read/4 AR tests passed with 80%avg.

2nd 9 weeks: 20 books recorded on log with parent signature OR 4 books read/4 AR tests passed with 80%avg.

3rd 9 weeks: AR Begins: Students must take a minimum of 8 quizzes, and pass them with 80% or higher.

4th 9 weeks: AR continues: Students must take a minimum of 8 quizzes, and pass them with 80% or higher.

2nd Grade

Lexile Levels are used to create 9 week reading goals, with 15 mins of reading nightly

1 Reading Grade every 9-weeks (Take AR Goal Average + their overall test average; Divide by 2; This will count as (1) of their Reading Grades each 9-weeks)

Students must meet their POINT GOAL with 80% average to earn the 9-weeks A.R. reward.

3rd Grade

Lexile Levels are used to create 9 week reading goals, with 15 mins of reading nightly

1 Reading Grade every 9-weeks (Take AR Goal Average + their overall test average; Divide by 2; This will count as (1) of their Reading Grades each 9-weeks)

Students must meet their POINT GOAL with 80% average to earn the 9-weeks A.R. reward.

4th Grade

Lexile Levels are used to create 9 week reading goals, with 15 mins of reading nightly

1 Reading Grade every 9-weeks (Take AR Goal Average + their overall test average; Divide by 2; This will count as (1) of their Reading Grades each 9-weeks)

Students must meet their POINT GOAL with 80% average to earn the 9-weeks A.R. reward.

5th Grade

Lexile Levels are used to create 9 week reading goals, with 15 mins of reading nightly

1 Reading Grade every 9-weeks (Take AR Goal Average + their overall test average; Divide by 2; This will count as (1) of their Reading Grades each 9-weeks)

Students must meet their POINT GOAL with 80% average to earn the 9-weeks A.R. reward.

End Of Year Awards from the Media Center include:
4th/5th Grade:  One Million Word Club
3rd Grade:  500,000 Word Club
2nd Grade:  250,000 Word Club
All Grades:  Students who meet all four 9-weeks reading goals

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**COOL STUFF**

Click here to access our eBooks: Follett Shelf

Username: masoncreek

Password: wolfcubs

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Planning for Media Specialist and Clerk 2:30-3:15

Note: The Media Center is available in the morning from 7:30-7:45. This time is reserved for students who do not have access to the internet for homework assignments, or for students needing to use Microsoft Office (for classroom assignments) if they do not have the software at home.

To reserve a time for your child, you may contact Ms. Collins at:

diereshe.collins@dcssga.org 

Space and computers are limited, so this will be a first come, first served basis.

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Library Book Check-Out Policy

Kindergarten and 1st Grade can check-out 1 book for 1 week.

2nd - 5th graders can check-out 2 books for 2 weeks

Note: Books can be renewed up to 2 times, unless a "waiting list" has been created.

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Lost / Damaged Book Policy

If a book becomes lost or damaged, the book must be found or paid for before checking out another book. Another option is to replace the book by donating the same book, or a similar book (same genre) to our media center. If you pay for a lost book and then find it, please bring it in to us and we will refund your money. We can only refund your money if the book is found during the same school year the book was paid for.

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Scholastic Book Fairs

At Mason Creek Elementary, we host (3) Book Fairs each year. All money profit helps to purchase more books for our library, and supports the reading program for our school.

2019-2020 Book Fair Dates
Fall Book Fair: September 16-20
Winter Book Fair: February 3-7
B.O.G.O. Book Fair:  ​May 6-8

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Media Center Mission Statement

It is the mission of our Media Center:

*to collaborate with teachers and students in supporting state curriculum standards;

*to provide access to a variety of print and electronic resources for students, teachers, and families;

*to enhance student information literacy skills through the implementation of 21st century media lessons;

*to promote life-long independent learners; and,

*to help students develop a love for reading.

Media Center

Media Programs

  • School-wide Reading Incentive Program (Accelerated Reader)
  • Storytime (Kdg/1st)
  • Whole Group Collaborative Lessons (2nd/3rd/4th/5th)
  • Makerspace Activities for all grades
  • Information Literacy Skills Lessons for all grades
  • Internet Safety Training for all Grades K-5
  • Book Fairs (3 per year: Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • Six Flags Read to Succeed * Earn a FREE ticket to Six Flags!
  • Diversity Celebrations through Literature displays (monthly)
  • Author visits and Book Talks
  • Research skills development as needed throughout the year
  • Assist students and teachers in the 21st Century Classroom