MORNINGSIDE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Media Center

  • Mission
    The MES media program strives to ensure equitable access to academic resources for all students; to provide opportunities for collaborative planning for its faculty and staff by utilizing a variety of print and non-print resources; to create a nurturing and stimulating environment that promotes authentic learning; and to equip students with the tools needed to become life-long learners.
     
    Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am - 2:20pm
     
    Expectations
    • Treat media staff, parent volunteers, and fellow students with respect
    • Handle materials gently
    • Keep voice levels appropriate to the surroundings and the task at hand
    • Follow check-out/check-in procedures
    • Ensure the return of unwanted materials to the appropriate shelves where they were found using the placeholders provided
    • Refrain from unauthorized removal of materials
    • Come to the media center with a purpose and a goal in mind and with adequate time to accomplish them
     
    Procedures
    • Kindergarten students may check out one book at a time, and must leave books in their classrooms unless prior arrangement is made with the child’s teacher to
    • take them home.
    • Students at all other grade levels may check out 2 books at a time and may take them home.
    • Books are due back within 2 weeks after check out.
    • Students with overdue books may not check out another book until the overdue books are returned or replaced. Students and their families are responsible for reimbursing the school for lost or damaged books (see below).
     
    Lost or Damaged Textbooks and Library Books
    Students are responsible for returning textbooks and library books which are checked out to them in good condition and in a timely manner.
     
    Overdue Books
    At the beginning of each month library overdue notices are sent home. Upon receipt of a notice, please assist your child in locating the missing materials---in their classroom, at home, in backpacks, or in the lost and found bin. If the materials cannot be found, reimbursement is expected in the form of a check payable to “Morningside Elementary,” or cash in the exact amount. Students are also responsible for the replacement of lost or damaged textbooks which have been checked out to them. The replacement cost for lost consumable items such as workbooks is the responsibility of the student as well. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to instill a sense of responsibility in our students, while maintaining our responsibility as stewards of public funds.
     
    Computers
    There are 6 student computers available for use in the media center. Priority for their use is given to teachers who sign up in advance for instruction or testing. At all other times usage is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
     
    APS Online Resources
    Atlanta Public Schools has a wide variety of online resources available both at school and at home.
    1. Morningside’s Library Catalog
    2. GALILEO Kids' Page: GALILEO is the state of Georgia’s online portal for educational databases.
      • At school, students have automatic access to GALILEO.
      • At home, a password is required. The current password is ‘acting’ (lower case), until 5/22/2017. After that the new password will be ‘parlor’ valid until 8/3/2017.
    3. You See MoreA username/password is not required to access the databases or eBooks while at school. Offsite access to APS eBooks and databases is standard for all APS and school eBooks and databases as follows: Username = morningside Password = readmore
    4. Get Georgia ReadingGet Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering more than 10,400 free books to computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day from April 15 - August 31. Students can search from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles.
     
    Have questions about myON? Contact support@myon.com or 1-888-728-1266.
     
    Media Center Volunteers: Volunteers are needed in the media center to return and check out books and assist class groups visiting the library. If you are interested in helping, sign up for a shift here
     
    Media Specialist: Mark Miller
     
    PTA Media Center Volunteer Chair: Lisa Olmsted
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