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  • Hello again Madeira Beach Fundamental Families,

    We began Spring Break Friday, March 13, 2020 having successfully completed three grading periods in the brick and mortar building.  Our final tasks were to end the year with the culminating tests and final exams, host our Fish Fry, then finish with  the “normal” yearly rites of passage.  I am fascinated by history.  We are living in a history book.  And while things did not go as scripted, I could not be prouder of our school community of students, staff, and parents.  We made the best of what remained of our school year… just differently.  The year 2020 has been unique, to say the least. 

    As my 11th year with you in the Madfun learning community comes to a close, I am reflecting so much.  Many of you have surmised through my writing and through my speaking that I love my life and my work. Much of who I am and what I claim to be began as a child.  I “pretty much” stayed out of trouble, went to exceptional schools, and had the best friends (many of whom I still connect with). As for my parents and extended family, they were my first and best teachers.  They loved me unconditionally, surrounding me first and foremost with their wisdom, and teaching me to be respectful, responsible, honest, and self-motivated. That's the cornerstone, but was also greatly influenced by the diverse community of people I was a part of--a diverse community with varying cultures and beliefs. Old, young, green, yellow, or red--it did not matter.  I was taught to learn from everyone, especially my elders.  I am grateful to have learned from and in a St. Petersburg community “of many” and to judge others by the content of their character, and just be good.  I wouldn’t have it any other way. They let me know through their words and actions, that I was capable, successful, healthy, and most of all--loved.  I hope that I too have helped guide and support your child’s journey the way I was guided. Through my work as a Principal, a teacher, actor, singer, parking attendant, resource officer, lunchroom waiter, morning announcement DJ, and a myriad of other roles (just check my work closet for the costumes and wigs I have from years of play), I have tried my best to positively lead a Madfun community.… even in the most challenging of times.

    I owe a huge debt of gratitude to others who helped along the way this year.

    First, thank you to the MBFS staff for the hard work, professionalism and incredible dedication shown to nurture children and families. Even in best and worst of times, academically, and socially, in the brick and mortar, and virtual worlds we’ve experienced this year...we built a learning community that was student-centered, safe, healthy, and fun.  Their energy is greatly appreciated.  They are the best of the best.

    Next, thanks to our parent, family, and community of stakeholders who stepped up to the plate, lent a hand, volunteered as a chaperone, catered, and above all—cared. Your support has been overwhelming and is truly heartfelt. Most importantly, thank you for sending your child to us and trusting us with your most valued treasure.  We also have the most amazing PTSA in the world. Because of their work, we all benefited so wonderfully.

    Finally, to all the Madfun students, thank you for bringing sunshine to the beach each day. Your smiles, energy, and uniquely wonderful personalities are the reason I get up and go to work each and every day. I do have the best job in the world. You give me the joy and pride that keeps me young. To our outgoing 8th grade class and their families who will be in new schools next fall, I know this is not goodbye, but just see you later.  I (we) will miss you tremendously and wish you the best of luck in everything you choose to do. 

    The year 2020 has been unique, to say the least.
    See you soon.

    Best regards, 

    Mr. Chris Ateek, Principal

     

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    MBFS Digital Learning Guidelines
    PLEASE READ...click on links below:

    MBFS Virtual School Student Expectations

    Appropriate Computer Use Policy

    Computer Etiquette

        

    For Information on how to get started with Digital Learning including how to log in,

    click on the link below:

    Digital Learning Students & Families Webpage

                                                                                                          

  • Virtual School


    Virtual Attendance Matters!

    Click on the link below for a message from Principal Ateek:

    Virtual Attendance Matters

    Welcome to MadFun virtual school. As always, student attendance MATTERS. A lot of things have changed, but one thing has not. Student attendance matters. Every student, every day. Students must check in for attendance in each class by 10:30 AM every day. We do understand there will be times when this is not possible understanding that technology availability and parent support differs from home to home, but let’s do our best to get into a routine.

    There are several ways your child can be marked present in your virtual classes. Teachers will send out an attendance link OR an attendance question for check in. Your attendance can also be counted when you turn in an assignment.  Make sure you're checking TEAMS or FORMS for these assignments, from each of your teachers every day. You can also send a message directly to your teachers using Focus. If you're having connection or technology issues, check out the website for digital learning from Pinellas County Schools at  www.pcsb.org/digitallearninfo.  If you are having technical issues you can also call District Tech Support at 727.588.6060. We are all learning as we go and are right here with you.

     

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Announcements

  • Summer Reading
     
    We want to encourage students to continue developing their reading skills over the summer.
     
    SSYRA/Battle of the Books Titles
    SSYRA titles (3-5 & 6-8) will be available in e-book format in Clever>Sora, Destiny Online Catalog, and our Public Libraries soon.  SSYRA lists can be accessed on this school home page under Shortcuts.
     
    Public Libraries
    Need an update on access to your Public Library?
    Seminole Community Library
     
    St. Pete Library System
    (curbside delivery service starts June 1st)
     
    Reading w/The Rays
    Reading w/Rays

    District Resources in Clever
    ES students can access the following resources in Clever over the summer:
    MyON
    Dreambox
    Istation


    Summer Reading
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  • MS Summer Reading Requirements
     
    Please click on the links below for information regarding summer reading opportunities for 6th - 8th grade students.  SSYRA award titles are available for check-out online in ebook format in Clever>Sora, Clever>MackinVia, and/or the Destiny Catalog (link on left under Quick Links for Students).
     
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  • Summer Bridge
    Registration Now Open!


    Summer Bridge registration is currently open for all students, but due to COVID-19, CDC guidance and social distancing, classes will be held virtually this summer. The classes will be made available at all district schools, including MBFS to students needing additional assistance or who would like to take advantage of enrichment courses. School buildings will remain closed this summer. 

    Apply Now at reservation.pcsb.org

    Registration Info: Call the Student Assignment office at 727-588-6210.
    Questions? Please contact MBFS

    Summer Bridge

    2020 Virtual STEM Innovation Summer Camps
    Enrollment Now Open!

    Looking for a summer camp experience that is free, engaging, innovative and virtual? The Pinellas County Schools, K-12 STEM Department has developed a summer camp program for students entering 2nd - 12th grades that focuses on the concepts of science, technology, engineering and math. For more information and summer camp program details, go to www.pcsb.org/STEM.

    Click on the link below for the application:

    STEM Summer Camp

    STEM Summer Camps

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  • MS Updates

    MS Registration 2020-2021

    Please go to the About Us tab above, then select MS Registration for information about registering your middle school student for classes next school year.

    Thank you!

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  • Physical Education

    Need information about the MS Physical Education requirement? Go to the About Us tab at the top.  Select the link for Health & Physical Education.  For quick access to the PE Waiver, click the link below.

    PE Waiver

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  • Reminder

    Parents or Guardians of all 6th Grade Students

    Your child will not be permitted to enter or attend the 7th grade in August of 2020 without proof of the following immunizations or valid documented exemption:

    • One Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) booster
    • Two Varicella Zoster (chickenpox) vaccines or documented proof of the disease

    Click on the link below for more information:

    Vaccination Info Letter

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  • Message from Guidance Counselors

    Please click on the link below to see tips for helping children close out the 2019-20 school year:

    Help Children Close Out the School Year

    Important message

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  • Support for ES Students & Covid-19

    Please click on the link below to access support from our Guidance team for your elementary school student:

    Coping with Covid-19-ES

    Support for MS Students & Covid-19

    Please click on the link below to access support from our Guidance team for your middle or high school student:

    Coping with Covid-19-MS

    Coping with Covid-19

     

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  • Tech Corner:

    Parent/Student Guide to Microsoft Teams

    Teams will be the primary engine for our digital learning program. Please click on the link below for information on Teams and Office365:

    MS Teams Guide

    Microsoft Teams

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  • Messge for Families of Exceptional Education Students

    Click on the link below for information regarding virtual learning services:

    Letter-ESE Students

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