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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:     This  past  month  has  been  filled  with  fun  learning  activities  and  events.    Our  students  participated  in  many   events  on  campus  as  well  as  off  campus  field  trips.    In  this  issue,  you  will  get  a  glimpse  of  the  activities  our  students   participated  in  during  the  month  of  February.     First  off,  testing  season  has  already  begun.    Our  fourth  graders  took  the  FCAT  Writes  Assessment  on  February   25th  and  26th.    Third,  fourth  and  fifth  grade  students  will  be  taking  the  FCAT  Reading,  Mathematics  and  Science   Assessments  beginning  the  week  of  April  15  thru  May  2.    We  encourage  all  parents  and  guardians  to  review  their   child/ren’s  homework  and  ensure  that  they  are  reading  at  least  thirty  minutes  each  night.    If  you  ever  have  any   questions  about  what  your  child/ren  is  learning  in  class,  do  not  hesitate  to  contact  your  child/ren’s  classroom  teacher (s).       Looking  forward  during  the  month  of  March,  we  will  have  additional  exciting  activities  planned.    We  ask  for   your  support  on  March  18,    for  our  Second  Annual  Mini  Relay  for  Life.    This  mini  relay  supports  the  American  Cancer   Society  Sunrise  Team.    Students  will  have  the  opportunity  to  participate  in  this  relay  and  enjoy  the  festivities  as  they   learn  about  the  organization,  the  American  Cancer  Society.    Students  will  also  learn  about  giving  back  to  their   community  as  they  support  this  worthy  cause.    All  funds  donated  to  this  event  will  go  to  the  American  Cancer   Society.    We  welcome  all  donations. Respectfully  Yours,

Deborah A. Peeples Deborah A.  Peeples Principal

Important Dates March 3 March 3-7 March 7 March 8

3rd

Quarter Mid Term Exams Book Fair 3rd Quarter Projects Due Math Team Competition @ Plantation High School 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. March 12 Kindergarten Cap and Gown Payments Due March 12 SAC/SAF & PTO Meetings @ 8:30 a.m. March 13 3rd Quarter Final Exam March 14 Kids of Character Celebration March 18 Mini Relay for Life March 19 Miami Sea Aquarium Field Trip – 5th Grade March 20 3rd Quarter Ends March 20 Early Release Day – Dismissal at 12:00 p.m. March 21 Employee Planning – No School March 24 – 28 Spring Break – No School March 31 School Resumes March 31 4th Quarter Begins

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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   March  12,  2014 Village  Elementary’s  Cafeteria 8:30  a.m.

S.T.A.M.P PROGRAM UPDATE

(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ARTS, MATHEMATICS & PREPARATORY)

The S.T.A.M.P.  Military  Ball  and  Awards  Ceremony  will  be  held  on   Friday,  April  4,  2014.    This  event  will  be  held  at  Nob  Hill  Hall,  located  at   10200  Sunset  Strip,  Sunrise.    The  evening  commences  at  5:30  pm.  and   concludes  at  9:30  p.m.    This  event  cost  is  $35.00  per  person.    Parents  are   welcome  to  attend.    Please  contact  Mrs.  Sookhansingh  for  further   details  about  the  event.     For  more  information  about  the  S.T.A.M.P.  Program  please  contact         Mrs.  Sookhansingh  at  754-­‐322-­‐8750.    

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

3rd Grade

Alexandra A.

Sabrina M.

Fabian M.

Naiaz L.

Ashanti M.

Betty E.

Cheyanne Y.

Onia W.

Nehemiah O.

Sorgine P.

Sheniya F.

Freddy P. Jerry  R.

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1st Grade

4th Grade

Ziquesha S.

Kerone G.

Treyvon H.

Mia H.

Marcus      S.

Cezzannish O.

Hunter H.

Alicia  Q.

 Andre  W.

Eric C.

2nd Grade

5th Grade

Earold O.

Opal T.

Alayah A.

Jaden B.

Marcus A.

Markia H.

Kayla B.

St.Laine J.

Brian L.

Stephano I.

Kaleb J.

Youdney P.

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Renaissance Festival The month  began  with  our  very  first  Renaissance  Festival.    The  main  attractions  for  this  event   were  our  live  chess  game,  the  maypole    dance  and  the  gracca  amorosa.    Our  Village  family  and   community  enjoyed  a  day  of  cultural  arts,  games  and  food.    

Urban Garden Project The Urban  Garden  Project  that  is  in  collaboration  with  the  City  of  Sunrise  continues  events  to   educate  our  students.    This  month  students  participated  in  a  healthy  living  field  day.    At  this   event  students  learned  about  healthy  eating  habits,  staying  active  and  they  even  participated   in  an  arts  and  crafts  activity  that  used  elements  from  the  natural  world.  

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Motivational Basketball Game During February  our  students  participated  in  a  motivational  basketball  game  coached  by  two  of  our  staff   members  as  well  as  the  City  of  Sunrise  recreational  staff.    Students  learned  that  their  are  challenges  not   only  in  the  classroom  but  on  the  court  as  well.    This  challenge  was  met  with  hard  work  to  master  the   fundamentals  of  the  game  while  being  prepared  both  mentally  and  physically.    Students  learned  to  work   as  a  team  which  required  contribution  and  co-­‐operation  from  every  member  in  order  to  play  well  and  win.     In  the  end  students  gave  it  their  best  shot  and  learned  to  accept  both  victory  and  defeat  graciously.    

S.T.A.M.P. Field Trip - Seminole Tribal Fair The S.T.A.M.P.  students  took  a  field  trip  to  Okalee  Indian  Village.    The  students    had  an  opportunity  to  learn   about  Florida’s  Seminole  Tribe.    They  learned  about  the  history  of  the  Seminole  Indians  through  an   interactive  exhibit.    Students  also  learned  about  the  culture  of  the  Seminole  Indians  through  their  cultural   and  performing  arts  show.    Students  enjoyed  learning  as  they  compared  and  contrasted  the  culture  of  the   Seminole  Indians  to,  that  of  their  own.    

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Black History Program

This year’s Black History Program was a huge success! Students from the Village Choir performed a variety of songs, poems and dance that reflected the culture and history of African Americans. The Glee Club displayed their talent through song, dance and acting that gave us a glimpse of history. The evening was definitely one to remember.

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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.  

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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Jump Rope for Heart The Jump Rope for Heart event encouraged students to get fit while helping raise money to support the American Heart Association. Students enjoyed the day rotating through six activities that promote health and fitness. In all, students raised $2177.49 for this special cause.

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5th Grade KAPOW Field Trip

KIDS AND  THE  POWER  OF  WORK  (KAPOW)  partners,  business  and  community  volunteers  worked   with  teachers  and  schools  to  help  students  discover  new  and  different  jobs.    This  program  teaches   our  students  what  it  takes  to  get  a  specific  job,  and  how  everything  they  are  learning  in  school   will  help  prepare  them  for  their  futures  in  the  workplace,  and  in  life.

Career Day

On February  28,  Village  Elementary  School  held  it’s  Annual  Career  Day.    This  event  assisted  our  students  in     developing  the  connection  between  school  and  career  readiness.  Students  had  the  opportunity  to  interact   with  a  variety  of  professionals  and  learn  about  their  different  careers.    The  volunteers  conducted  multiple   classroom  presentations.    Our  presenters  included: • • • • • • • •

Acts of  Love  Outreach  Ministries American  Pride AXA  Advisors Broward  Public  Defender CA  Creations City  of  Sunrise-­‐Communications City  of  Sunrise-­‐  Fire City  of  Sunrise-­‐Leisure

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City of  Sunrise-­‐Planning City  of  Sunrise-­‐Police City  of  Sunrise-­‐Senior  Center City  of  Sunrise-­‐Utilities International  School  of  Beauty Marines Mass  Mutual

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Motorola Navy Publix South Florida  Oncology State  Department  of  Corrections Super  Sports TSJ  Fitness

Please support  those  who  came  to  share  their  expertise.

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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).

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.      

Thank you  to  the  United  Way  for  the  generous  "Tools  for   Schools"  donation.    We  received  copy  paper,  notebooks,   pens,  colored  pencils,  crayons,  glue,  filler  paper,  pencils,   folders,  and  scissors.    

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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March 2014 newsletter  

March 2014 Newsletter

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