The clinic is in need of new or gently used clothing, especially pants for boys at all grade levels. Thank you for your help.
Happy December Hawk Families! This month, the character trait celebrates Kindness. To put this character skill into practice, I will present New Heights students with daily suggestions to practice Random Acts of Kindness. Please take a few moments to ask your child if he or she performed a Random Act of Kindness. Better yet, see if anyone did an act of kindness for him or her. Have your child practice acts of kindness at home and in the community such as holding a door open for an older person or picking up a younger sibling's toy. If we all practice more kindness, we create a kinder world where our children feel safe and appreciated leaving their energies free to focus on learning at school!
The annual Exceptional Student Education parent survey conducted by the Florida Department of Education is underway through Sunday, May 31
. The survey gives parents of students receiving special education services the opportunity to provide feedback on their school involvement and provide comments on their child’s school. This type of parent input is critical in determining if the district will meet the requirements for the state’s Annual Performance Report. The parent survey is available online at www.esesurvey.com
To request a hard copy of the survey, contact Marty Massimo, FDLRS Parent Service Specialist at email@example.com
or 793-2723 x2043
Students in grades 3-5 should log onto http://www.fcatexplorer.com
and use their domain login and password (without the S.). This year's FCAT math for 5th grade will be on the computer, and this will be great practice.
Excellent Online Resources:
Having concerns about your child's learning?
Would you like your child to participate in after school tutoring?
Magnet, Fundamental and Career Academy Application Period
Parents of this year's Fifth Grade and next year's Kindergarten students:
The Application Period for applying to any magnet, fundamental or career academy program for the 2015-2016 school year is scheduled for January 7 - 16, 2015. Acceptance Period is February 4 - 11, 2015. Parents will use their Parent Portal User ID and Password to log onto the Student Reservation System ( SRS) web page located on the district website, http://www.pcsb.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
, to apply. Those parents who do not have an User ID and Password may call the Student Assignment office at 727-588-6210
or visit any nearby school to obtain one. If families do not have a home computer, they may visit a nearby school or a community location. The SRS also is available in Spanish.
New Breakfast Times
To ensure classroom instruction begins promptly at 8:35 a.m., effective Monday, December 8th, breakfast will be served 8:00 - 8:25 a.m. If you would like your child to receive breakfast at school, they must be in the cafeteria no later than 8:25 a.m. It is important that all students arrive in class on time as it is essential to meeting our vision of "100% Student Success."
If you have any questions, please contact the school at 727-521-5350
New InSync Features!
InSync Education has added new features to its website. New features include more quizzes and hands-on activities for students in kindergarten through grade 8. The site has also added new resources for families about Health and Safety, including articles about bullying prevention and tips for talking to children about traumatic events. InSync, which offers activities in English and Spanish, is available online 24/7 and can be accessed from any computer or mobile device at http://www.insyncedu.com/insync/PCSB
Summer Bridge Registration
Could your child benefit from extra learning opportunities over the summer?
Registration for Summer Bridge is underway. Summer Bridge is especially important for students who are not performing on grade level or need additional help to stay on track. Summer Bridge provides engaging activities and intensive instruction to prepare students for maximum success. Most Summer Bridge programs will run Monday through Thursday from June 16th to July 23rd. Parents can register at https://reservation.pcsb.org/
and/or find the latest information at https://www.pcsb.org/summerbridge
. Please contact the school at 727-521-5350
if you need assistance with the registration process or additional information.
Students should not bring POKEMON or other trading cards to school. They have become a campus disruption as students trade them with each other.
ALL CARDS will be confiscated if found on campus. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us maintain an academic focus here at school.
From Orange County Ridge-Bullock Elementary:
Twelve Words to FCAT Success
Trace: List steps from beginning to end.
Analyze: Break it apart. Think about it.
Infer: Look for clues. What does it mean?
Evaluate: You be the judge. Tell the good and the bad.
Formulate: Put it together. Create.
Describe: Tell all about it. Use your senses. Tell who, what, when, where, why,
Support: Give reasons why. Give details or examples. Back it up!
Explain: Tell how. Tell who, what, when, where, and why.
Summarize: Tell it in a few sentences. Put it into your own words.
Compare: How are they alike? Tell all the ways they are the same.
Contrast: How are they different? Tell all the ways they are different.
Predict: What do you think will happen next? Guess the outcome.
We Collect for a GREENER tomorrow!
Help us earn funding! Collect from home or simply ask businesses in your area to donate their printer cartridges or cell phones to support our school! Powered by Funding Factory: http://www.fundingfactory.com.
Write a Note of Gratitude
Give your child a package of "Thank You" notes.
Help your child learn to express his/her "gratitude to those who have spent time and money to buy and send" gifts. "...Not enough people-even adults-take the time to write a note of appreciation for presents they are given." "...Parents should encourage children to do this as soon as they are able to understand the concept." Help instill "a lifelong habit in our children." Excerpted from Dear Abby by Jeanne Phillips, http://www.dearabby.com.