Madeira Beach Fundamental K-8

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  • Dear MBFS community:

    It is with great joy that I send you season’s greetings.  This has been a very special year. From our recognition as the National Sandy Hook Promise “Just Say Hello” school, to having a Pinellas County Schools teacher of the year finalist (Mr. Ajori Spencer), to so much in between, we are a special school.  Serving a community of nearly 1,400 students, we are the big school with a small school feel.

     Let me say it what a privilege it has been to work with you all (teachers and staff, families, and community members, and most importantly, our students). I am grateful for your help and patience.  The experience of working with the finest people I have ever known is refreshing and stimulating, and never more than this year. 

    We should be thankful that we have been permitted to be of service to others.  We help students learn how to learn.  We are all teachers, in all ways, in all times.  We have the greatest opportunity to work in concert with others.

    This is the time of the year for reflection. Kindness, and service, and giving (in many forms).  A quote from Thomas Drier says it well: “If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time- not tomorrow or next year.  The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year.”

    Let’s continue to be a source of light, happiness, and Madfun to others.

    Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays,

    Mr. Chris Ateek,
    Principal

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    Important to know....

    MBFS DROP-OFF/PICK UP FAQ’s

    K5 School times 7:45 AM- 1:55 PM, Middle grades School times 7:45 AM- 2:15 PM.

    Enrollment in our school is a privilege enjoyed by Madeira Beach Fundamental students and their families.  Our students are expected to exhibit exemplary achievement and conduct while at school and outside of school within the community.  We always appreciate exemplary conduct from our parent community as well, as the neighborhood and businesses which surround our school are an extension of us. 

    School guidelines require all students to be picked up from school no more than 30 minutes from the end of the student day, and immediately following participation from any end of the day student activity.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO THAT HELPS EVERYONE?

    • Maintain a slow speed.
    • Refrain from foul language, inappropriate gestures and remain patient and kind. Children and families are watching you.
    • Refrain from smoking, or otherwise being distracted.
    • Please use hands free mode on your cellular devices while in the car line.
    • Close all gaps by moving forward.
    • Use a dashboard name sign, a left turn signal to pass out of the line.
    • Students should be drop off/ pick up ready with backpacks, folders, and music instruments in hand. 
    • Escort your child if parking. At no time should a student walk across parking areas without an adult.
    • Arrive early, or later to avoid the heaviest levels of traffic.

     PLEASE REMEMBER NOT TO:

    • Use the businesses across from school for drop off and pick up purposes
    • Park your car in the car circle, on sidewalks, or in staff sanctioned parking spaces.
    • Please do not leave your vehicle.
    • Have your children enter or exit vehicles from the driver’s side.
    • Text or use social media while moving in the car line. It is now against the law to operate a motor vehicle while holding your phone in a school zone while children are present.  Please see the link below for a more complete explanation of this new law as well as the United States Code Service explanation of a School Zone:
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    K5 families use the RED LOOP (follow red signs)

    AM Drop-off  1.) Enter loop at the traffic light. 2.) Follow red signs, and pull forward closing gaps. Drop off takes place near the covered PE court.

    PM Pick Up  1.) Enter loop at the traffic light.  Follow red signs. 2) Pull forward to the elementary loop which will lead to elementary car circle. 3.) Pick up takes place near the covered PE court. 4.) Please display your name card with your car pool name. 5.) We will call your name over a loud speaker. 6.) Please pull all the way forward. 7.) You may pass motorists once you have your child.

    Middle grade families and siblings use BLUE LOOP (follow blue signs)

    AM Drop-off  1.) Please loop at the light or entrance near McDonald’s. 2.) Follow blue signs around field (two lanes to merge point).  3.) Pull all the way forward closing all gaps. Middle grades/ sibling drop off takes place anyplace from the gym to the crosswalk or near the elementary school front office PM.

    Pick Up 1.) Follow the blue lanes around field (two lanes to merge point. 2.) Display your name card with your car pool name. 3.) We will call your car pool name over a loud speaker. 4.) Pull forward to the cafeteria closing all gaps.  5.) You may pass other motorists once you have your child.

    A high volume of traffic is always expected.  Always arrive with a smile!

     

    Community Partner Night Coming Soon!

    Our community partner night will be held  on Monday, November 18th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at 4 locations:

    • Culver’s 10425 Park Blvd N, Seminole, FL 33772
    • Chili’s 7250 US Hwy 19 N Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    • SubZero Nitrogen Ice Cream 2216 66th Street N, St Petersburg, Fl 33710
    • OutBack Steakhouse 7885 113th Street, Seminole, Fl 33772                                     

                    

    School Vision: 100% student success

    School Mission: Madeira Beach Fundamental will provide a rigorous student-centered learning environment to ensure 100% student success and promote college readiness by working collaboratively with all faculty, staff, and community stakeholders.

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    To accomplish this mission, Madeira Beach Fundamental has 6 Goals:

    1. Overall, 76% of our students scored at the proficient level or above in ELA.  The percentage of students achieving proficiency or higher on the ELA Florida Standards Assessment in spring 2020 will increase by 4%. In 2018/2019, 63% of African American students scored at the proficient level or above in ELA. The percentage of African American students achieving proficiency or higher on the ELA Florida Standards Assessment in spring 2020 will increase by 4%.

    2.  Overall, 83% of our students scored at the proficient level or above in math. The percentage of all students achieving proficiency or higher on any math Assessment in spring 2020 will increase by 4%. In 2019/2020, 63% of African American students scored at the proficient level or above in math. The percentage of African American students achieving proficiency or higher on the math Florida Standards Assessment in spring 2020 will increase by 4%.

    3. Overall 73% of our 5th grade students scored at the proficient level or above in Science, and 77% of our 8th graders scored at the proficient level or higher on the SSA (science standards Assessment) in spring 2020.  Those scores will increase by 4%.

    4. In the 2019/2020 school year 89% of our tested 7th grade population met proficiency (L3 and above) on the Civics End of Course Exam.  The percentage of students achieving proficiency or higher on the Civics End of Course Exam in spring 2020 will increase by 4%.
         
    5. 100% of students will be provided with opportunities for physical movement on a daily basis to maintain student engagement in content.

    Reduce the number and percent of discipline incidents for each student subgroup by 40%

     100% of our students will be provided restorative practices (community circles) on a regular basis to increase community building opportunities and reduce the number and percent of discipline incidents for each student subgroup.

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     Parent Meeting

     

    2019-20 General Membership Meeting Opportunities...

    1. PTSA Meeting  1/13/20 @ 5:30 or 7:00 p.m.  

    2. SAC/Parent University  -  1/28/20 @ 5:30 p.m.
                                             

    ****For PTSA or SAC meeting credit, you must arrive no more than 15 minutes from the start of the meeting opportunity you attend, and remain for the entirety of the meeting.  Parking will be tight so arrive early, and available to you on our middle grades PE field.  Please do not park on the car line itself.  General membership meeting cards will be found in our media center for sign in.

    3. Other Mtg. Credit opportunities:

    • Are you interested in earning meeting credit without attending a night time meeting?  Our IAC needs you!  Be a part of the IAC committee that meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  You do not have to attend all meetings...serve when you can.  Please email Mrs. Ivy (ivyd@pcsb.org) or Mrs. Crandall (crandallb@pcsb.org) to be added to the list of IAC volunteers.  Serving on two IAC meetings equals one month’s meeting credit.
    • You could receive General Membership Credit for lending a helping hand in the mornings and/or afternoons!!  We could use your help in the mornings and afternoons with covering some of the gates or assisting in the parking lot on campus.  If you are willing to help two mornings a month (or more if available) you will receive membership credit for the month of February.  You would need to be on campus for about half an hour per shift.  You do not need to be a Level II volunteer, but you MUST be a registered volunteer that has activated their FOCUS account for this school year.  If you need help registering/activating your account, please contact our Family & Community Liaison, Stacie Allen at 727.547.7697

    • Serving on IAC - If you are interested in earning meeting credit without attending a night time meeting...our AIC needs you!  Our IAC Committee meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  You can serve when you can.  Please email Mrs. Crandall (Elementary) and/or Mrs. Ivey (Middle) to be added to the list of volunteers.  Two IAC meetings equals one month's meeting credit. 

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  • Thanksgiving Challenge

    Elementary Challenge Middle School Challenge

    Keep the learning going over the Thanksgiving Break!  Access the links above in CLEVER for information about the K-5 and 6-8 challenges.

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    Family Survey

    As part of our school’s accreditation, we are conducting a survey. Your feedback provides guidance for our school’s improvement and helps us identify our best practices. Participation is very important for the results of this survey to be meaningful. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please be assured that your responses will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Please follow the link below to complete the survey.

    Family Survey

    Thank you!
    Mr. Ateek, Principal

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