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THE PANTHER PRESS MAY-JUNE 2014 


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

Dear Parent/Guardian:   I  cannot  believe  that  this  school  year  flew  by  so  quickly!    At  this  time  of  year  students  are  completing  their  end  of  year   assessments.    Students  in  grades  three  through  five  have  completed  their  FCAT  assessments  in  Reading,   Mathematics  and  Science.    Teachers  have  many  fun  learning  activities  planned  for  students.    Students  will  be   attending  field  trips  and  engaging  in  end  of  quarter  projects  as  we  prepare  to  end  a  school  year  full  of  successes.    Our   Panther  Family  truly  had  a  splendid  year! I  encourage  you  to  keep  learning  first  as  you  enjoy  the  summer  break  with  your  child(ren).    You  may  view  the  various   summer  programs  available  in  Broward  County  at  www.browardschools.com.    Summer  programs  offered  include   Academic  Enrichment  Programs,  School  Camps,  Extended  School  Year  (ESY)  Program,  Third  Grade  Reading  Camp  and   Summer  Food  Service  Program.    Also  be  sure  check  out  the  recommended  summer  reading  list  for  your  child  at   http://www.justreadfamilies.org/SummerReadingList.pdf.     We  are  preparing  for  the  2014-­‐2015  school  year.    If  you  have  changes  your  contact  information,  please  be  sure  to   update  your  information  with  us  so  that  we  can  stay  in  contact  with  you  throughout  the  summer  break.    Please  mark   your  calendars  with  the  important  information  for  the  end  of  the    2013-­‐2014  school  year  and  the  beginning  of  the   2014-­‐2015  school  year.     Thank  you  Panther  Family  for  a  successful  2013-­‐2014  school  year!    We  look  forward  to  seeing  all  of  our  returning   students  and  of  course,  our  new  students  this  coming  fall.    Best  of  luck  to  our  fifth  graders  who  will  be  continuing   their  educational  journey  at  middle  school.    You  will  always  be  a  part  of  our  Panther  Family.    Have  a  safe  and   enjoyable  summer  break! If  you  have  any  questions,  please  feel  free  to  give  me  a  call  at  754-­‐322-­‐8750. Respectfully  Yours,

Deborah A. Peeples Deborah A.  Peeples Principal

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THE PANTHER PRESS MAY-JUNE 2014

May 1 May 2 May 5-9 May 6 May 7 May 8-9 May 12 May 13 May 14-15 May 15 May 16 May 16 May 16 May 16 May 16 May 19 May 22 May 22 May 23 May 26 May 29 May 30 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 4 June 5 June 6

Interim Reports Issued Volunteers and Grandparents Appreciation @ 8:45 a.m. Teacher Appreciation Week SAC/SAF/PTO Meeting @ 8:30 a.m. Mini Relay for Life @ 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Stanford Diagnostic Test 5th Grade Field Trip to Junior Achievement – BizTown Safety Patrol Recognition (City of Sunrise) 4th Quarter Finals 4th Quarter Projects Due Kindergarten Promotion Pictures Kids of Character Celebration Broward County Spelling Bee 3rd Grade Field Trip to Sawgrass Lanes Spring Show @ 5:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip Information Meeting 5th Grade Field Trip to Universal Studios 4th Grade Field Trip to Sea World No School – Employee Planning Day No School – Memorial Day 5th Grade Honor Roll & Awards Ceremony at Piper High School @ 6:00 5th Grade Dance @ 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria 5th Grade Week 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade Honor Roll & Awards Ceremony Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony @ 6:00 p.m. Pre-Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony @ 8:45 a.m. Early Release Day – School Dismissed @ 12:00 p.m. (Last Day of School) No School – Employee Planning Day

School Uniforms for 2014-2015 Village Elementary  School  continues  to  be  a  mandatory  uniform  school.  Uniforms   have  had  a  positive  impact  on  issues  such  as  peer  pressure,  classroom  discipline,   student  safety  and  bullying.    Uniform  colors  will  remain  red,  white  and  black  with   black  or  khaki  pants,  shorts,  skirts  or  skorts.    It  is  mandatory  that  students  wear   polo  shirts  with  our  school’s  logo.    Logos  will  be  available  for  purchase  at  the  

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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   May  6,  2014 Village  Elementary’s  Cafeteria 8:30  a.m.

S.T.A.M.P PROGRAM UPDATE

(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ARTS, MATHEMATICS & PREPARATORY) S.T.A.M.P. students  celebrated  their  year  of  success  at  the  Second  Annual  Military  Ball.     Students  were  awarded  for  various  leadership  skills  and  principles  demonstrated  throughout   the  school  year.    The  event  was  attended  by  Lt.  CDR  King,  Superintendent  Runcie,  School   Board  Member  Dr.  Osgood,  Mayor  Ryan,  Assistant  Deputy  Mayor  Sofield,  and  many  other   special  guests  as  well  as  parents,  teachers,  and  students.    Students  enjoyed  the  company  for   the  evening  of  awards,  dinner  and  entertainment.    

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

4th Grade

Bryan  F.

Shianne M.

Jacari D.

Sean R.

Kenneth G.

Joel H.

1st Grade

Diasolana F.

Rishaun H.

Sammy J.

Oleecia C.

Roseline D.

2nd Grade

5th Grade

Darry J.

Opal T.

Kaydee S.

Marvox J.

Naysa F.

Stephanie M.

3rd Grade

Jamal G.

Mariah W.

Macklyne N.

Melaine S.

Roniya C.

Franciska S. Wilkinson  E. Jordan  G. Donnell  A. Daniel  J.

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Food and Nutrition Services Department

In accordance  with  year-­‐end  procedures,  and  to  ensure  that  all  checks  received  by  the   District  have  adequate  time  to  be  processed  by  the  bank  prior  to  the  end  of  the   2013-­‐2014  school  year,  checks  will  not  be  accepted  as  payment  for  meal  services  after   Wednesday,  April  30,  2014.    Effective  Thursday,  May  1,  2014,  Food  and  Nutrition  Services   cannot  accept  checks  as  a  payment  for  student  meals  for  the  remainder  of  the   2013-­‐2014  school  year.    However,  this  does  not  affect  on-­‐line  payment  access  at   schoolpaymentsolutions.com.  

Community Service

Village'Elementary'School’s' Mini'Relay'for'Life' To'Benefit'American'Cancer'Society

May'7,'2014 8:30'a.m.'G'11:30'a.m. NW'21Ct,'NW'21st'Street'&'NW'20th'Court'will'be' closed'to'traffic'for'student'participation. Please'use'NW'72nd'Terrace'and'NW'74th' Avenue'as'an'alternate'route'to'exit.

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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Schoolwide Activities

The Miss  Village  Elementary  School  Pageant  was  held  on  April  10,  2014.    The  pageant  participants   showcased  their  talents  as  they  wore  adorning  attire  and  evening  wear.  The  contestants  answered     interview  questions.    The  group  of  young  ladies  grew  to  be  sisters  throughout  the  process  of  preparing   for  the  pageant.    The  young  ladies  were  wonderful  and  helped  each  other  in  preparing  for  the  event.    In   the  end,  all  of  the  young  ladies  proved  to  be  princesses.    Only  one  special  young  lady  took  home  the  title   “Miss  Village  Elementary  2014”.    Congratulations  to  Ms.  Kaliah  Drummond!

The 2014  FCAT  Pep  Rally  was  held  at  the  Village  Multipurpose  Gym  on  April  15,  2014.    All  third,  fourth   and  fifth  grade  students  attended  the  event.    This  rally  was  to  encourage  students  to  do  their  best  on   the  FCAT.    The  performances  included  Piper  High  School’s  Drum  Line,  the  Glee  Club,  Miss  Village   Pageant  Contestants  and  Ms.  Small’s  Class.    The  rally  greatly  inspired  our  students  to  take  on  the   challenge  of  the  FCAT  assessment.    

Take Your  Sons  and  Daughters  To  Work  Day  was  recognized  on  April  16,  2014.    The  faculty  and  staff  of   Village  brought  their  children  to  work  to  experience  their  career.    Children  that  spent  the  day  at  Village   learned  a  great  deal  about  the  various  skills  needed  to  perform  the  job  of  a  teacher  and  other  careers   at  Village  Elementary  School.    Students  completed  a  scavenger  hunt  that  helped  them  understand  the   many  careers  that  exist  at  our  school  and  in  our  society.  

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Village Elementary School

Village Elementary School

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

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

Kindergarten Promotion Pictures

Please join for our Spring Show

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony

Performances by:

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Glee Club

Time: 6:00 p.m. Place: Cafeteria

Growing up has just begun please join us for some Kindergarten Graduation fun! 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.


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.


Art Department News Congratulations to the following students who represented Village Elementary School for the American Water Works Association Poster Contest sponsored by the City of Sunrise.

Lamir A. - 5th Grade Michelle O. - 1st Grade Jowinley C. - 3rd Grade

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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.      

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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