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

Dear Parents/Guardians:   In  January,  we  celebrated  our  students’  academic  and  behavioral  accomplishments  during   our  Second  Quarter  Honor  Roll  Assembly.    Many  students  had  the  opportunity  to  walk  across  the   stage  and  accepted  awards  for  their  hard  work  and  diligence  toward  their  education.    Thank  you  to   all  of  the  parents  and  guests  that  joined  us  for  these  celebrations.       As  we  closed  out  the  month  of  January,  our  first  and  second  grade  students  were   administered  the  District’s  Mid-­‐Year  Assessment  in  Reading.    The  results  from  this  test  will  be  used   to  determine  how  much  your  child  is  learning  or  has  progressed  in  their  current  grade.     Also,  our  Kindergarten  through  Second  Grade  students  enjoyed  the  children’s  author,  Kim   Cameron.    Ms.  Cameron  shared  her  new  book,  Seaper  Powers  with  our  students  on  January  17th.   Seaper  Powers  is  a  magical  tale  about  a  little  girl  named  Emma,  who  uncovers  a  special  power  that   allows  her  to  talk  to  fish.    With  her  new  found  ability,  Emma  searches  for  buried  treasures  with  the   help  of  two  sea  creatures.    Our  students  were  excited  to  have  met  the  author  and  amazing   venture.   Fourth  Grade  students  are  preparing  for  the  FCAT  Writes  Assessment.    This  assessment  will   be  administered  on  February  25th  and  26th.    Students  have  been  in  our  FCAT  Writing  Camp  each   day.    Please  join  us  in  encouraging  your  child/ren  to  write  at  home  every  night.   I  would  like  to  thank  you  all  for  your  continued  support. Respectfully  Yours,

Deborah A. Peeples Deborah A.  Peeples Principal

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Important Dates February 11 Interim Reports Issued February 12 SAC/SAF/PTO Meeting @ 5:30 p.m. February 12 Last day to submit 5th Grade Magnet Applications February 12 Last day to submit Reassignment Applications February 12 Last day to submit S.T.A.M.P. Program Applications February 14 Happy Valentines Day February 14 PTO Candy Gram Sale February 17 President’s Day – No School February 20 Black History Program @ 6:30 p.m. February 21 Jump Rope for Heart Event February 21 Kids of Character Celebration February FCAT Writes - 4th Grade Only 25-26 February 27 Kindergarten Roundup/Orientation 9-10 a.m. February 28 Career Day

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School Advisory Council (SAC)

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.

The next  SAC  meeting  will  be  held  on   February  12,  2014 Village  Elementary’s  Media  Center 5:30  p.m.

S.T.A.M.P PROGRAM UPDATE

(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ARTS, MATHEMATICS & PREPARATORY)

It’s that  time  of  year  again  for  S.T.A.M.P.  recruiting!    The  S.T.A.M.P.   Program  is  looking  for  third  and  fourth  graders  who  are  interested  in   becoming  a  part  of  the  S.T.A.M.P.  Program  for  the  2014-­‐2015  school  year.     Admission  criteria  include  passing  a  physical  examination  and  obtaining   documentation,  having  satisfactory  scholastic  standing,  good  character  and   discipline.    Students  are  required  to  pay  for  uniforms  and  select  field  trips.     Parents  of  students  who  are  admitted  to  this  program  are  required  to  serve   ten    volunteer  service  hours.    Applications  for  the  2014-­‐2015  school  year  are   due  on  February  12,  2014.     For  more  information  about  the  S.T.A.M.P.  Program  please  contact         Mrs.  Sookhansingh  at  754-­‐322-­‐8750.    

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FTE Week Full Time  Enrollment  (FTE)  week  counts  each  enrolled   student  to  determine  funding  for  our  school.    Please  be   sure  your  child  is  in  attendance  during  this  week,  to  ensure   that  our  school  receives  the  appropriate  allowance  to   provide  your  child  with  the  best  educational  opportunity.    

FTE week  is  February  10-­‐14,  2014

Village Elementary School 2100 NW 70th Avenue Sunrise, FL 33313 Phone: 754-322-8750 Fax: 754-322-8790 Website: village.browardschools.com

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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.  

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The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, 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.!

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Guidance Character Education:  Respect Congratulations  to  the  following  students  that  received  recognition   for  the  character  trait    during  the  month  of  January!

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Kindergarten

3rd Grade

Stacee B.

Devon S.

Giovanni A.

Lynden W.

Mehki M.

Eddrick A.

Akirah C.

Isaiah S.

Jacorey B.

Stephanie G.

1st  Grade

4th Grade

Topez C.

Samantha M.

Shanique D.

Samuel M.

Jada B.

Lance L.

Devine R.

Davantia W.

Tierra R.

Deonte M.

Rejinai P.

Karyn T.

2nd Grade

5th Grade

Lucien  D.

Leonard O.

Ziah S.

Janayah F.

Justein J.

Viergelyn C.

Sabine P.

Teshanti D.

Christen C.

Ferrins O.

Licecarme G.

Deidre F.

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Community Service

Village Elementary School February 21, 2014 Please support us by donating to this meaningful program. All donations will go to the American Heart Association.

Second Grade News Second grade  has  begun  studying  human  body  systems.    Students  were  introduced  to   cells,  organs  and  other  systems  of  the  body  and  their  functions.    Specifically,  students     will  dig  deeper  into  the  skeletal,  muscular,  nervous,  and  respiratory  systems.    Our  reading   focus  will  be  sequencing  events.    Please  have  students  practice  this  at  home  by  giving   them  specific  steps  to  follow  in  sequential  order.  The  Second  Graders  took  the  Primary   Reading  Assessment  on  Monday,  January  27,  2014.   In  writing,  we  will  continue  to  focus  on  personal  narratives.    Encourage  your  child  to   write  a  story  about  a  personal  experience  that  they’ve  had.    Make  sure  they  include  as   many  details  as  possible  about  their  experience.    The  Second  Grade  team  would  like  to   thank  all  of  our    parents  for  working  continuously  to  support  the  students  at  Village   Elementary. The  Second  Grade  Team

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Urban Garden Project The Urban  Garden  Project  is  in  collaboration  with  the  City  of  Sunrise.    The  goal  is  to  develop   a  learning  garden  that  will  provide  hands-­‐on  instructional  resources  for  our  students,    which  will   reinforce  critical  lessons  in  math,  science,  writing,  reading,  nutrition  and  fitness.    Our  goal  is  to   plant  familiar  vegetables  and  herbs,  as  well  as  to  introduce  new  plant  varieties  to  our  students.  The   project  was  jump-­‐started  with  a  poetry  writing  workshop  with  our  fourth  graders.    Poet  Ashley   Jones  visited  on  January  17,  2014.    Our  fourth  grade  students  learned  about  good  nutrition  and  the   food  pyramid,  while  focusing  on  creative  poetry.

Urban Garden Project - Poetry Workshop

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5th Grade Reptile Show

Fifth Graders were excited to learn about reptiles at our live reptile show on January 31st. Students learned about many reptiles that are native to the State of Florida. Students learned how plants and animals, including humans, interact with and depend upon each other and their respective environment(s) to satisfy their basic needs. This interactive show brought these animals up close and personal for our students.

S.T.A.M.P. Florida Atlantic University Field Trip

The S.T.A.M.P. students had a chance to actually experience college life at a glance. The students participated in a field trip to Florida Atlantic University on January 22nd. The students had a chance to experience campus life. They had a chance to speak with counselors and ask questions related to college life, activities and cost. As the students prepare for college, yes prepare for college, they can come up with a plan for the future that will include the important facts needed to attend college.

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Village Elementary School presents a

“Celebration of Black History 2014”

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!"#$%&'()&*+', (-.+&"/0/&1&''-.+&"/0/ Location: Cafeteria Time: 6:30 p.m. Come celebrate with us! !

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure, which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, 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.

23&*'45&65)&23&*'45&75&8&23&*+5%&65&9:;;&<=&& $;>4=?&5>&5#"@$&A>#&45B?=C5&D"#5:$:D"5:>C/ E;="4=&B4=&23&F*C?&G=##"$=&"C?&23&F,5%& HI=CB=&"4&"C&";5=#C"5=&#>B5=&5>&=J: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 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.

School Uniform Policy 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,”  mini  skirts  or  midriffs).    Also  they  can  dress  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  shirts  or  red  Panther   Shirts  for  field  trips.    At  all  times,  students  must  wear  closed-­‐toed  shoes  with  rubber  bottoms   and  covered  heels—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.      

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Access to School Documents 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. The  District's  Local  Education  Agency  Parent  Plan  can  be  located  at  web  address:   http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/titleone/_files/LEA-­‐Plan13-­‐14.pdf.    Please  ensure  that   parents  are  provided  with  notification  as  to  where  this  plan  can  be  accessed  (refer   to  2013-­‐2014  Title  I  Self-­‐Monitoring  Checklist,  Section  F-­‐1).

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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