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Welcome to the Perez Elementary Library Web Page.  It is again my privilege to serve the students and staff of Perez Elementary for another year.  I look forward to hosting many wonderful activities for our students.  If I can be of any assistance to you, please feel free to contact me at 956-971-1125.  The best time to reach me is after 3:30p.m. on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  
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Mystery Months Program
The library is hosting a Mystery Month Program for students in second through fifth grades. The program will run throughout January and February. Students who wish to participate must read 5 or more mystery (chapter) books and A. R. test on them earning a grade of 80% or better. Once students have read five (5) books, they need to complete a Mystery Months Entry Card and submit it to Mrs. Cooksey on or before February 28, 2019. What happens after that . . . Well, it's a mystery.
Scholastic Book Fair
We will be hosting our second Scholastic Book Fair of the year from March 25h through the 29th.  Our family night will be on Thursday, March 28th from 5:00 to 6:30.  Of course, parents are always welcome to visit the book fair during the day with their child's class to assist their child in making their book selections.
Want even more book fair fun, volunteer to help out at the book fair.  Volunteers are always needed to make our book fair successful.  Please contact Mrs. Cooksey after 3:30pm to sign up.
Century Club Field Trip Requirements

In order to be eligible to attend the A.R. Century Club Field Trip in May of 2019, students need to earn a minimum of 100 A.R. points by the last Friday in April, and have an average of 80% or better at the end of that school day.   Additionally, students in third through fifth grades must have earned at least 70% of their points from chapter books.  Students will not be allowed to retest on books they have already tested on during prior school years, nor shall any of a student's 100 A.R. points be on duplicate books (i.e., testing on the Spanish version of a book when they have already tested on the English version, testing on an abridged copy of a book and the actual book, etc.) 


Please note that students who are caught violating the academic honesty policy at Perez with respect to Accelerated Reader (AR) (i.e., cheating on any AR exam - whether they helped another student, had another student test for them, gave students answers, or received answers from another student, etc.) will be ineligible to attend the AR field trip. 

McAllen Education Foundation Grant
We are super excited to be sponsoring the Perez Quilting Club for 5th grade students again this year.  Last year we starting the Perez Sewing/Quilting Club which is the result of a McAllen Education Foundation (MEF) Grant - It's Sew Easy to Help Your Community. Students in 5th grade had the opportunity to apply for membership in this club.  The purpose of our sewing club is to create quilts to be donated to a cause near and dear to the club members.  This year, thanks to another grant by the McAllen Education Foundation, we will again have our club members decide where they want the quilts to be donated to.  It is sure to be a fun and exciting club where students will develop a sense of civic responsibility and learn some great sewing skills.  Thank you, McAllen Education Foundation for making our dreams come true!
McAllen Education Foundation Grant
Our fourth and fifth grades are in for another surprise this year.  We have won another McAllen Education Foundation Grant - Give Us Wings So We Can Fly.  Don't want to let the cat out of the bag, but this is going to be a great one and our students will be getting to have the fun during library class.  If you know anyone on the MEF Board, please thank them for providing this awesome service to the teachers and students of McAllen.  They truly make our dreams come true.
McAllen Education Foundation Grant
This year, we had our bases loaded with grants from the McAllen Education Foundation.  Our third grant is primarily for third grade, but all of our students will benefit.  It is titled - Ding, Ding, Ding . . . The Market is Now Open.  Students in third grade will get hands on experience in the market place as they delve into their I.B. unit - How the World Works.  Students will become creators, advertisers, and salesmen as they create products to market to their peers on Market Day.  We can't wait to see what they create.  Once again, we would like to thank the McAllen Education Foundation for making our dreams come true.