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AUGUST 2013

Village Elementary School

2100 Northwest 70th Avenue, Sunrise Florida, 33313 Phone : 754-322-8750 Facsimile:754-322-8790 Web Address: village.browardschools.com

Village Elementary School 2013-2014 !

Welcome back to all of our returning students and their families as well as to all of our new students and their families to Village Elementary School. We are happy to have you as a part of our Panther family for the 2013-2014 School Year. As we embark on this new school year, our goal is to continue to grow and provide a strong academic program for all students, helping each individual reach his or her highest potential. As a school, we are committed to ensuring that each child is working to reach their goals, in a safe, caring environment. Village Elementary School provides various academic and extra curricular activities through which, we encourage all students to find their passion by gettng involved. Our school clubs include Student Council, Kiwanis Club, Chorus, Glee Club, Photography Club, Honor Society, Math Club and Band, just to name a few. Meeting dates and further information about joining these clubs will be forthcoming. At Village Elementary, we encourage a strong home-school connection and look forward to parents becoming active participants in their child’s education. There are many different ways to get involved at Village Elementary. You are encouraged to

Important Dates August 30 September 2 September 5 September 11 September 16 September 20 September 26

First Day Packets Due No School No School SAC/SAF/PTO Meeting Picture Day Interim Reports Issued Early Release Day

become a school volunteer by first completing the volunteer registration form that can be found at www.getinvolvedineducation.com. Then notify the school that you wish to volunteer. You are also encouraged to participate in our ongoing school improvement process through the School Advisory Council (SAC) and the School Advisory Forum (SAF). Our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is another way of getting involved in your child’s education. There is always a need for more parent participation. For more information please contact me. My door is always open to address any concerns or share ideas for the improvement of our school. I look forward to another outstanding school year!

Respectfully Yours,

Deborah A. Peeples Deborah A. Peeples

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AUGUST 2013

Arrival

SCHOOL
BEGINS
8:00
a.m. Parents
are
to
make
sure
that
their
children
do
not
arrive
at
school
before
(7:15
a.m.)
and
do
not
remain
 on
school
grounds
after
(2:15
p.m.)
since
supervision
is
not
provided.
 
Adult
supervision
is
only
available
 from
7:15
a.m.
through
2:15
p.m.

Our
cafeteria
opens
for
breakfast
at
7:15
a.m.

Dismissal

All
students
are
dismissed
at
2:00
p.m.
and
should
immediately
travel
home.

Students
must
not
be
left
 at
school
after
2:15
p.m.
to
wait
for
a
ride
or
to
be
picked
up,
as
this
may
result
in
a
very
unsafe
situation.

 Please
assist
us
in
seeing
that
your
child
arrives
and
leaves
school
on
time.

Regular
school
attendance
is
 important.


Tardy Policy & Absences Being
on
time
for
school
is
a
valuable
part
of
a
child's
learning
and
should
be
stressed.
School
is
the
workplace
of
 our
students.
By
being
punctual,
each
student
will
have
the
needed
time
to
prepare
himself/herself
for
the
day's
 work
in
a
relaxed
manner
and
will
ensure
that,
they
do
not
miss
daily
instruction.
 A
student
is
considered
tardy
if
he/she
arrives
in
class
after
8:00
a.m.

Students
arriving
after
8:10
a.m.
must
be
 escorted
to
the
main
office
and
parents
must
sign
their
tardy
pass.

Tardiness
may
also
count
toward
establishing
 a
pattern
of
non‐attendance
that
may
indicate
early
signs
of
truancy. Please
report
your
child’s
absence
the
day
of
or
within
2
school
days
following
the
absence
or
it
will
be
considered
 unexcused.
Absences
may
be
reported
to
our
24‐hour
attendance
hot
line
at
754‐322‐8750.
A
student
may
be
 establishing
a
pattern
of
non‐attendance
when
1)
he
or
she
has
an
accumulation
of
tardiness,
early
sign‐outs,
and/ or
absences
(excused
and
unexcused)
that
exceed
5
days
in
one
marking
period
or
10
days
in
2
marking
periods
or
 when
2)
he
or
she
is
absent
an
unexcused
5
days
in
30
calendar
days
or
10
days
in
90
calendar
days.


shirts
or
red
Panther
Shirts
for
field
trips.

At
all
 times,
students
must
wear
closed‐toed
shoes
with
 Students
must
wear
uniforms
on
Mondays,
 rubber
bottoms
and
covered
heels—no
sandals
or
 Tuesdays,
Wednesdays
and
Thursdays,
but
on
 flip‐flops.

Remember
our
school
uniform
colors
 Fridays,
students
can
wear
their
Village
Panther
T‐ are
red,
white,
black
and
khaki.

Only
these
colors
 Shirts
or
their
favorite
outfit,
as
long
as
the
District
 will
be
considered
in
accordance
with
the
uniform
 Dress
Code
is
being
followed
(all
shirts
must
have
 policy. sleeves
and
no
skin
can
be
exposed;
no
“short‐ Students
in
the
S.T.A.M.P.

Program
will
follow
 shorts,”
mini
skirts
or
midriffs).

Also
they
can
dress
 their
uniform
schedule.


 according
to
the
designated
school
spirit
day.

For
 example,
one
Friday
was
“Pink
Day,”
students
 wore
pink
for
Breast
Cancer
Awareness
Month.
 Students
are
required
to
wear
their
red
uniform


School Uniform Policy

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Cafeteria

Breakfast
and
hot
lunches
are
available
to
all
 students.

These
meals
are
well‐balanced
and
 nutritious.

Students
also
have
the
option
of
 bringing
lunch
from
home.

Students
are
not
 permitted
to
leave
school
during
lunchtime.



AUGUST 2013

If
you
need
assistance
completing
the
application
 or
have
questions,
please
contact
us.

You
may
also
 contact
the
Food
and
Nutrition
Services
Office
at
 754‐
321‐0250.

In
order
to
continue
to
receive
free
or
reduced
 price
breakfast
and/or
lunch,
the
Free
and
Reduced
 price
meals
application
must
be
completed
before
 the
due
date.

These
applications
are
available
 online
at
www.applyforlunch.com.


School Advisory Council (SAC)

Parent Teacher Organization

What
is
SAC? SAC
stands
for
School
Advisory
Council.

School
 Improvement
is
an
absolute
priority
for
all
Broward
 County
schools.

Every
school
has
a
school
Advisory
 Council
(SAC). Purpose: • Study
the
school's
track
record
and
come
up
with
an
 annual
plan
to
improve
education
in
vital
areas
such
as:

 • student
achievement • curriculum • safety
 • discipline • The
SAC
committee
provides
a
place
where
parents
 can
voice
their
opinions
and
provide
suggestions.
 • 
SAC
members
have
an
active
role
in
making
decisions
 that
will
best
serve
the
best
interest
of
all
students.

 • The
SAC
also
gives
parents
the
opportunity
to
actively
 participate
in
setting
goals
and
making
plans
to
achieve
 those
goals.

 • SAC
allows
for
parents
to
identify
issues
that
need
to
 be
addressed
concerning
the
school
climate.

What
is
the
PTO? PTO
stands
for
Parent
Teacher
Organization.
The
 mission
of
the
PTO
is
to
make
every
child’s
potential
a
 reality. Purpose: •Powerful
voice
for
all
children. •Relevant
resource
for
families
and
communities. •Strong
advocate
for
the
education
and
well‐being
of
 every
child. •Serve
as
a
type
of
forum
where
parents,
teachers,
 administrators,
and
other
concerned
adults
discuss
 ways
to
promote
quality
education,
strive
to
expand
 the
arts,
encourage
community
involvement,
and
 work
for
a
healthy
environment
and
safe
 neighborhoods. Involvement: •Join
the
PTO •Attend
meetings •Volunteer
to
support
PTO
activities
and
projects

(PTO)

Village
Elementary
PTO
will
be
recognized
 by
the
City
of
Sunrise
on
September
10th
 at
the
City
Commission
Meeting
which


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Title One News

AUGUST 2013

Common Core State Standards


 The
common
core
state
standards
are
a
 set
of
learning
skills
that
all
students
should
 achieve.
They
set
the
benchmarks
and
guidelines
 What
is
the
Purpose
of
Title
1
Funding? for
what
each
student
should
learn,
not
how
or
 According
to
the
U.S.
Department
of
Education
 what
teachers
teach.

In
general,
standards
set
a
 the
purpose
of
Title
1
funding,
“is
to
ensure
that
 progression
of
skills
that
students
learn
as
they
 all
children
have
a
fair,
equal,
and
significant
 move
through
school.

Students
will
delve
 opportunity
to
obtain
a
high
quality
education
 deeper
into
core
concepts.

 and
reach,
at
minimum,
proficiency
on
 
 
 The
common
core
state
standards,
on
the
 challenging
state
academic
achievement
 other
hand,
focus
on
the
most
important
topics
 standards
and
state
academic
assessments.” that
students
need
to
know.

In
math,
that
 The
basic
principles
of
Title
1
state
that
schools
 means
that
students
focus
on
really
 with
large
concentrations
of
low‐income
 understanding
numbers
in
elementary
school
 students
will
receive
supplemental
funds
to
 before
they
start
to
apply
that
understanding
of
 assist
in
meeting
student’s
educational
goals.
 numbers
to
data
in
middle
school. Low‐income
students
are
determined
by
the
 
 As
the
common
core
is
implemented
in
 number
of
students
enrolled
in
the
Free
and
 Reading,
students
will
be
expected
to
read
more
 Reduced
Meals
program.
For
an
entire
school
to
 qualify
for
Title
1
funds,
at
least
50%
of
students
 difficult
text
sooner,
and
discuss
what
they
read
 at
a
more
complex
level.
For
example,
instead
of
 must
enroll
in
the
free
and
reduced
lunch
 pulling
out
individual
text
elements,
such
as
 program. characters,
plot,
and
setting,
students
will
be
 reading
or
listening
to
various
stories,
and
will
 compare
stories
using
their
understanding
of
 text
elements.

www.definingthecore.com

Give with Target! Target Corporation is on track to give 1 BILLION dollars back to education by the end of 2015! In an effort to give back they have launched a Facebook campaign give away. To give back to Village Elementary School: log onto Facebook and go to the Give with Target page and select Village Elementary School. For every 25 votes Village Elementary gets a $25 gift card up to $10,000. Voting ends September

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DO THE MATH!

AUGUST 2013

CAREER DAY February 28, 2014

Career
Day
is
held
annually
to
allow
students
to
 learn
about
different
job
fields.

It
is
our
intent
to
 demonstrate
what
types
of
careers
may
be
 available
in
their
community
and
help
them
build
 goals
for
themselves.

We
are
asking
that
you
 consider
joining
us
in
this
very
important
special
 event.

If
you
have
any
questions
or
would
like
to
 This
year
math
instruc/on
will
align
to
the
 present
your
career
please
contact
our
Career
 Common
Core
State
Standards.

You
can

 Day
Coordinator,
Lauren
Brown
at
754‐322‐8750
 find
informa/on
for
your
child’s
grade
level
 or
email
lauren.brown@browardschools.com.
 


at
h=p://www.commoncoreworks.org/ domain/149.

Click
on
the
“roadmap”
for
 the
specific
grade.

You
can
also
help
your
child
understand
the
 importance
of
learning
mathema/cs
by: • Discussing
which
size
is
the
be=er
 buy
in
the
grocery
store
and
why • Asking
your
child
to
calculate
the
tax
 on
a
purchase

• Calcula/ng
how
long
it
will
take
to


drive
a
given
distance
or
how
much
 gasoline
it
will
require

• Asking
how
many
different
ways
can
 you
measure
a
cup
of
flour?

• Sharing
sports
sta/s/cs
and


discussing
how
the
players
change
 over
the
season





























Box Tops for Education Box
Tops
for
Education
is
a
national
school
 earnings
program
that
has
been
around
 since
1996.

Since
then,
schools
across
the
 country
have
earned
over
half
a
billion
 dollars
from
Box
Tops
to
buy
whatever
they
 need.

You
can
help
our
school
earn
money
 by
clipping
Box
Tops
,
found
on
hundreds
of
 products,
and
send
them
to
school.
Each
 Box
Top
is
worth
10¢
for
our
school!
You
can
 visit
BTFE.com/marketplace
before
you
shop
 to
find
products
with
Box
Tops.


• Recognizing
how
different
jobs
use


math—pharmacist,
hardware
store
 worker,
teacher,
builder

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AUGUST 2013

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) ESE
Advisory
Council
Meeting
will
be
held
on
 August
28,
2013
 6:00
PM
–
9:00
PM Please
feel
free
to
visit
the
ESE
Advisory
Council
Website
at
 www.browardeseadvisory.com For
questions
or
concerns
you
may
contact
754‐321‐2252
or
 email:
browardeseadvisory@gmail.com

Guidance Department The
mission
of
our
guidance
department
is
to
implement
a
proactive
program
that
 fosters
academic
achievement,
career
awareness,
personal
growth
and
a
positive
 self‐image
for
all
students
within
a
safe
and
secure
learning
environment.

 
 If
you
have
any
questions
or
need
any
assistance
please
do
not
hesitate
to
contact
 Ms.
Davis
our
Guidance
Counselor
at
754‐322‐8750.

S.T.A.M.P PROGRAM

(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ARTS, MATHEMATICS & PREPARATORY)

Welcome
back
to
our
returning
S.T.A.M.P.
family
and
a
warm
welcome
to
our
 new
S.T.A.M.P.
family,
we
look
forward
to
a
year
filled
with
innovation.

 As
a
reminder
please
ensure
that
your
child
has
returned
their
Pre‐Participant
 Physical
forms.

Your
child
will
not
be
able
to
participate
in
any
physical
activity
 or
attend
field‐trips
until
this
form
has
been
completed
and
submitted
to
their
 classroom
teacher.

 Volunteer
service
is
a
requirement
of
this
program.

Parents
please
complete
 our
volunteer
registration
form
at
www.getinvolvedineducation.com.



School Improvement Plan Village
Elementary
School
strives
for
continuous
growth
and
improvement.
Stay
up‐to‐date
on
our
school’s 
improvement
goals
and
strategies
by
visiting
our
District’s
School
Improvement
website
at: 
http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/schoolimprove. PARENTAL INPUT FOR INSTRUCTIONAL AND SCHOOL-BASED ADMINISTRATOR EVALUATIONS Parents
have
the
opportunity
the
provide
input
into
the
faculty
and
administration
performance
evaluations.
If
you
 are
interested,
please
provide
the
Principal
with
your
input
in
writing
by
April
30,
2014.

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AUGUST 2013

Parent Teacher Communication

Parents,
please
be
mindful
that
teachers
cannot
 accept
phone
calls
during
class
sessions.

 If
it
is
a
true
emergency,
please
contact
the
 office
at
754‐322‐8750,
and
they
will
make
the
 initial
contact
with
the
teacher.
Thank
you
for
 your
cooperation
in
this
matter. Parent Conferences Parents,
it
is
important
to
conference
with
your
 child's
teacher.

A
conference
can
keep
you informed
of
your
child's
progress
and
identify
 any
areas
that
may
need
any
assistance.

Please
 feel
free
to
contact
Ms.
Dickens
at
754‐322‐8750
 to
schedule
a
conference.

Volunteers

Some
volunteer
opportunities
available
this
year
are:

• Reading
Aloud
to
Students • Chaperoning
Field
Trips • Computer
Monitor/Assistant • Special
Projects
Helper • Bulletin
Board
Helper • Clerical
Duties
Helper Whether
you
are
a
student
seeking
community
 • Assisting
with
Science
Projects service
opportunities,
a
parent
or
grandparent
 seeking
to
become
more
involved
in
the
education
of
 • Helping
small
groups
of
student
readers your
children
or
grandchildren,
a
retired
or
senior
 citizen
seeking
an
outlet
for
your
talents,
 experiences,
and
skills,
or
a
corporation
wishing
to
 give
your
employees
greater
opportunity
to
be
 involved
in
their
community,
the
Village
Elementary
 School
Volunteer
Program
has
the
answer
to
your
 needs.
To
register
please
visit
 www.getinvolvedineducation.com. School
volunteers
are
extra‐special
people.

As
a
 volunteer
you
will
work
doing
activities
that
match
 your
skills,
or
even
learn
new
skills
while
helping
 students.
Any
contribution
will
make
a
difference.

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure, which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identify, gender expression, national origin, marital status, race, religion sex or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Executive Director, Benefits & EEO Compliance at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (ADAAA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities (EEO) at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

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August 2013 2014 newsletter  

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