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April 2010

FALCON EXPRESS FLORANADA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 5251 NE 14th Way Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 (754) 322-6350 Principal, Keith Peters Assistant Principal, Dr. Suzanne Romanoff

High Expectations, Achievement, Excellence

Dates To Remember April 6-

Begin 4th Quarter

April 8-

SAC Meeting, 5:15 pm PTA Meeting, 6:15 pm

April 9-

Spring Fling Dance, 6:00 pm

April 9-

Spring Book Fair Begins

April 13-

FAIR Testing BeginsKindergarten

April 13-

Report Cards Issued for 3rd Quarter

April 15-

3rd Grade Honor Roll Assembly, 8:15 am

April 16-

4th Grade Honor Roll Assembly, 8:15 am

April 19-

5th Grade Honor Roll Assembly, 8:15 am

April 20-

Super Citizen Ceremony, 8:30 am

April 22-

EARLY RELEASE DAY Take Your Child To Work Day

April 26-

Principal’s Message Greetings! I hope that everyone had a restful Spring Break. We have a full month of activities coming up in April, including our Spring Fling Dance on April 9. This coincides with the kickoff of our Spring Book Fair. Take Your Child to Work Day is April 22. Information on this day is posted to our website, www.floranada.org Please follow us on Facebook at Floranada Elementary School and on Twitter at FloranadaES. All of our events are posted to these sites. These are great ways to keep informed about our school. Please continue to keep your children motivated and ready to work each day they come to school. We appreciate your support. Sincerely, Keith Peters Principal

CELLA Testing Begins (K-5)

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, marital status, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Director of Equal Educational Opportunities at (754) 321-2150 or Teletype Machine TTY (754) 321-2158. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities at (754) 321-2150 or Teletype Machine TTY (754) 321-2158. The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of Floranada Elementary or Broward County Public Schools


ESE Advisory General Meeting Parents are invited to attend the ESE Advisory General Meeting on April 19, 2010, at 7:00pm. Piper High School 8000 N.W. 44 Street Sunrise For more information or directions to the meetingPlease call (754) 321-2200

Character Education During the month of April students, faculty and staff will be practicing the character trait "Tolerance”. Tolerance means recognizing and respecting differences, values, and beliefs of other people. One Super Citizen student will be selected from each classroom. These students best display the trait of “Tolerance” and will be honored at a special ceremony on April 20.

Floranada Elementary will participate for the first time in the Broward Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Nova Southeastern University. If you would like to be part of the Floranada Team for the Autism Walk, please contact Ms. Novak (Autism Cluster Teacher), or Mrs. Selim (Autism Coach). You can also register on online through our team page link:

http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/broward/FloranadaElementaryTeam For more information on the walk visit http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/broward


National TV – Turnoff Week Floranada Elementary will be celebrating National TV – Turnoff Week again this year. From April 19 through April 25 our students and families will be encouraged to turn off the television and engage in a wide variety of substitute activities. Your child will be bringing home a parent letter and permission slip on April 12. We had a terrific response and participation last year and hope to again this year. Also that week, we will be holding our annual Field of Readers on Friday, April 23. Students are encouraged to bring a towel, cap, and book to read outside on the grass with the entire school from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. on April 23. These are fun ways to celebrate the joy of reading!

Great American Cleanup This year, Floranada is participating in the Great American Cleanup, which is part of a nationwide spring-cleaning event. This event is sponsored by Broward County’s Waste Management, Inc. Forty members of our environmentally astute Green Team and Student Council will be assisting with our campus cleanup on April 20 from 2:30-3:15. We hope to make this an annual event.

News from The Classrooms Fabulous First Grade will be taking a trip to the Museum of Science and Discovery on April 15. This month they will also begin studying our oceans and learning about sea life such as whales and sharks. Our first graders will also venture into the world of narrative writing. Have fun First Grade!


April 2010 Newsletter