Panther Press 2100 Northwest 70th Avenue, Sunrise Florida, 33313 Phone : 754-322-8750 Facsimile:754-322-8790 Web Address: village.browardschools.com
December 12, 2012
Dear Panther Families: The end of the calendar year is almost upon us. As we bring 2012 to a close we would like to take this time to say thank you for attending our parent conferences. Thank you for sending your child to school in their uniform and on time. Thank you for checking to make sure your child is completing their homework and a special thank you to those of you who give up your time to volunteer in our school. We stand higher because we are standing on the shoulders of our wonderful parents and community members. As we move through the month of December, we will be hosting several exciting events on campus. A special event, our annual Winter Wonderland celebration, highlights our students’ talents in the arts. Come join us for a raving good time. You can also get involved and support our child’s education by becoming a school volunteer. Please check with your child’s teacher for volunteer opportunities or stop by the main ofIice. In the coming year, 2013, we will continue our pursuit of providing a 21st Century education to all of our students. Through the integration technology and high yield strategies students will know and be able to perform skills and concepts outlined in the Common Core State Standards. The goal of the Common Core State Standards is to prepare you child for life after high school, to ensure they have the skills and behaviors to enter college or the workforce after graduation. As our motto states, “It Takes An Entire Village to Raise a Child.” To this end, we encourage each member of our village to continue his or help support and efforts to ensure that every student maximizes his or her potential. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Enjoy the winter break and celebrate the holidays with friends and family members. If you have any questions or want to get involved please feel free to give me a call at 754-‐322-‐8750. Respectfully yours,
Deborah A. Peeples Deborah A. Peeples Principal 1
December 12, 2012
December 13, 2012
December 19, 2012
Winter Celebrations Grades Pre-K - 2
December 20, 2012
Winter Celebrations Grades 3 - 5
December 24, 2012 -January 4, 2013
Winter Break No School
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.
Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department ESE Advisory Council Meetings are held at Piper High School in the Small Auditorium is held monthly on Wednesdays. The upcoming Advisory Council Meeting will be held on December 19, 2012 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Holiday Celebration 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: email@example.com
Whether you are a student seeking community service opportunities, a parent or grandparent seeking to become more involved in the education of 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. Some volunteer opportunities available this year are: • Reading Aloud to Students • Field Trip Chaperone • Computer Monitor/Assistant • Special Projects Helper • Bulletin Board Helper • Clerical Duties Helper • Classroom Assistant/Helper • Making Learning Aides/Laminating
Guidance One Really Cool Assembly is coming to us in December. A motivational assembly, The NED Show is coming! Their motto is that there’s a champion in every kid. This assembly has been performed in all 50 states, Canada, the UK, Australia and even special events at the White House. It is a privilege to have the message of NED shared with our students: Never Give up * Encourage Others * Do your best The NED Show has a unique way of bringing this message by using humor, storytelling, and yo-‐yo. That’s right, yo-‐yo, where kids have a tangible way of remembering the true value of demonstrating character. Become part of the NED family this December.
We encourage you to monitor your child’s progress. Each month the Guidance Department sponsors the Kids of Character Recogni=on Program. Each teacher selects a student who has demonstrated the month’s character trait. The student is recognized and celebrated for demonstra=ng a strong sense of character especially for that month’s character trait. This month’s character trait it kindness. Someone who demonstrates kindness is courteous and does not hurt others.
Congratulations to the Nominees for the month of November! The following students display Responsibility throughout the school. Nalivette H. Soﬁa D. Bry’Ann P. Jaylen F. Kailla J. Damarie T. Naika L. Norbertude N. Jada-‐Ann D.
Darry J. Tiyanna F. Pinkie J. Anastasia S. Markia H. Madison W. Emily M. Valdo L. Shania H. Makayla N. 3
Spotlight on This year in second grade our expected outcomes for the school year is for each student to master the newly aligned common core state standards. Under these national standards, we are going away from FCAT to a national test. In 2014, students in most states will be held to the same learning outcomes. The common core state standards deﬁne the knowledge and skills that the students should have. Students in second grade will gain more skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Writing will become an exciting way for your child to use newly learned words and phrases to express ideas. As they write and speak, second graders will be more attentive to the formal and informal uses of English. In Math, your child will build upon last year’s work and gain important new skills. We have gone on our ﬁrst ﬁeld trip to Parker Playhouse to see the play Stone Soup. The students were given the opportunity to experience the performing arts through a professional performance. It was a very exciting and enjoyable experience for the children and it gave them the chance to compare and contrast the actual story of Stone Soup with an authentic performance. Please keep in mind that learning does not end in the classroom. Children need help and support at home to succeed in their studies. The 2nd grade teachers value and appreciate your support and look forward to working with you this year. In you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
S.T.A.M.P. Program The S.T.A.M.P. Program is on their way to achieving its goals. Students are learning to give back to community in their own special way. They visited the Navy Operational Service Center located in Hialeah to perform community service. Students sorted donated toys for needy children this holiday season. They got a chance to interact with service men and women and learn about their careers. Students enjoyed participating in this service project and at the end of the day they all received a present for their assistance.
Box Tops For Education
Thank you so much for your support of Box Tops for Education! We have a great contest already! As of November 28, the top three classes were Ms. Wadsworth with 1,059 box tops, Ms. Ryder with 613 box tops and Ms. Proﬀer with 569 box tops. If you have any Box Tops at home, please bring them to school. We will receive a check for that submission in December. The class contest will continue through the end of May. Please continue to submit Box Tops to our school.
Partners In Education is a school-‐business partnership program. Your participation as a partner will inﬂuence students and the future leaders of our community. For partners, the rewards are both immediate and long-‐term because an eﬀective education system provides a strong foundation for economic success in our schools. Village Elementary School invites you to become a Partner In Education.
Title I Annual Parent Seminar 2013 January 19th 2013 Signature Grand 6900 State Road 84 Davie FL 7:30 a.m-‐ 3:00 p.m. •Continental Breakfast •General Session Speaker •Door Prizes •Lunch •Concurrent Sessions •Student Entertainment
Thank you to the following business partners for your contribution to our education.
Sponsored by Consolidated Programs Next Parent Training Academy will be held on December 13, 2013 at Boulevard Heights Elementary School.
Title One Parents
Center For Parent Involvement 701 Northwest 31 Avenue • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 •754.321.1425 MONDAY - FRIDAY: 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Free Free Free Computer Training and Parent Training (Mega Skills)
Educational materials available for your use: •Books •Puzzles •Audio Books •Flash Cards •Equipment •Videos •Educational Games
Broward County Council Uniform Clothing Drive Please donate your gently used uniforms to help stock the BCCPTA Ann Murray Clothing Bank!!! December 14, 2012 The BCCPTA Ann Murray Clothing Bank
will be collecting gently used uniforms to distribute to Broward County Students. For more information please contact Linda Nestor at 754-422-2018 or Lnestorbccpta@yahoo.com 6
School Uniform Policy & School Spirit
Students must wear uniforms on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, but on Fridays, students can wear their Village Panther T-‐Shirts or their favorite outﬁt, as long as the District Dress Code is being followed (all shirts must have sleeves and no skin can be exposed; no “short-‐shorts”). Also they can dress according to the designated school spirit day. For example, one Friday was “Pink Day,” everyone wore pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students are required to wear their red uniform shirts or red Panther Shirts for ﬁeld trips. At all times, students must wear closed-‐toed shoes with rubber bottoms and covered heals—no sandals or ﬂip-‐ﬂops. Remember our school uniform colors are red, white, black and khaki. Only these colors will be considered in accordance with the uniform policy. Students in the S.T.A.M.P. Program will follow their uniform schedule. S.T.A.M.P. uniforms are to be worn on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, on Thursdays school uniform must be worn and on Fridays Physical Education uniforms must we worn.
Parent Teacher Communication 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.
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.
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 754-3212150 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.