Hello again MBFS,
We are shaken by the abhorrent acts recently in Parkland, Florida. As the high school students and staff return to their school, their struggle is our struggle. It really does hit close to home. We all have so many questions: Are these acts preventable? Are they reactions? Are they microcosms of our own society in general, (as these acts are also taking places)? Whatever the reason for these acts, we must continue to not only stress empathy, understanding of opinion and kindness to others, but as a school, or community in general be prepared the best way we can. This task is multi-layered, as we live in an open society and we don’t want our freedoms to be compromised.
At school we are all vigilant about students and staff. Our teachers, and student services staff are trained to handle crisis responses. In fact our school community holds drills to prepare for emergencies all of the time. We will continue to do so. When any student or staff member needs additional support we can provide community referrals too. We will continue to take care of each other, and our students.
I am asking for your continued help too. I am humbled by the emails, telephone calls, and general conversations I have been part of. I know that you want to help. Lots of folks are suggesting the need for “enhanced security measures” like detectors at the entrance of every school, or police officers, retired veterans and other “enhanced security measures.” These are some of the most recent ideas.
Let’s wrap your arms around our school. If we arm our schools with people like you, you can help our children build a country where these acts of violence become nothing more than a dim and distant memory…not a seemingly everyday tragedy.
How can you help? Mentor a student, or work in a classroom. Contact our community involvement liaison Stacie Allen at 727.547.7697 to learn about that. Or volunteer here at school. We have opened up a number of jobs, and locations where we can use your extra eyes throughout the day. We could use your help in the mornings and afternoon with covering some of the gates on campus and help with the parking lot. If you are willing to help out for two mornings or afternoons a month, or longer if you can, you will receive membership credit for the month of March. You would need to be at school for about a half an hour each shift. You do not need to be a Level II volunteer but you must be a registered volunteer that has reactivated their focus account for this school year. If you need help with this please contact our Family & Community Liaison, Stacie Allen.
Please look at what is available and sign up if you are able. You would need to sign in at the middle side front office when you arrive in order to receive your March Membership credit. Click the link below.
And finally, if your child uses social media, please use this as an opportunity to remind your child of appropriate social media use. Please monitor the information they are sharing with their peers. Social media tends to feed rumors. However please remember to “Say something, if you see something.”
Mr. Chris Ateek,
Pasta for Pennies
Great job Madeira Beach Community! We will announce our school-wide total on Monday, March 5th...but are sure we have well-surpassed our goal! In fact...exciting news! We are close to breaking our school record. Our ONLINE campaign to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ended Friday, March 2nd. Thank you for helping make this event a huge success and showing kindness to others.
Attention Graduating Seniors from class of ‘18
Did you attend Madeira Beach Fundamental? Do you know a graduating c/o ’18 senior who attended MBFS? If so, we would love to have you (them) come back to Madeira Beach and walk with our graduating kindergarten class on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 7:15am. A breakfast will be provided for you.
If you are able to participate, please RSVP by using the sign-up link below:
contact Stacie Allen, Family & Community Liaison at 727.547.7697 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, May 17th.
Wear your cap and gown and walk with the 2018 graduating class of kindergartens in our campus parade starting at 8:30am.
March General Membership Meeting Opportunities...thank you!
1. Fish Fry, March 3rd, 12 - 6pm
The time has arrived for our 24th annual PTSA sponsored Fish Fry...our school's largest fundraiser of the year. The event will be held this Saturday from noon- 6:00 PM on our beautiful campus, and we need all MBFS families on board to make it a success. Here is a Sign-Up Genius link in which you can sign up to volunteer:
To volunteer http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449a8aa28a64-fish5 please see the sign up link as part of today’s email blast. We are especially in need of volunteers who can help with games.
For just two hours of your time, it will make a tremendous difference. Additionally, you can receive March general membership meeting credit for being here and supporting your school.
2. SAC March 6th, 5:30pm
We will hold our SAC/ Parent University meeting at 5:30 pm. Look out for a list of Parent University Sessions in the next week.
For 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 you attend. Parking will be tight so arrive early, and available to you on our middle grades pe field. General membership meeting cards will be found in our media center for sign in.
3. Incoming 6th Grade Orientation Mtg.
We have scheduled a parent/student orientation at 5:30 pm, Thursday, March 8. The meeting will be held in the gym. Parking will be available to you in all parking spaces, and the large PE field. During the meeting we will review core curriculum, and elective options, and the guidelines and the expectations of the school program. We will discuss the process for registering for classes and other enrollment processes too. Afterwards, you will have an opportunity to tour our building and visit classroom teachers to learn about our offered 6th grade electives. We hope that you are able to join us for this beneficial and informative meeting. Most fundamental schools, including our current MBFS fifth grade families will receive general membership meeting credit by attending. Look for the sign in tables.
Other Mtg. Credit opportunities:
Information for 2018-19 School Year
Click on the 2018-19 link to the left under Site Shortcuts for important updates regarding the upcoming school year.
Recognition/Report Card Distribution Day
March 22, 2018
ES Memory Books on Sale Now!
Purchase your Memory Book by: 1. Sending in your payment of $15 with the form sent home with students, OR 2. Pay online by clicking on the link below. Use order #18751. The online website will close on March 16th.
We value your input! Parents...please take a few minutes to complete the parent survey. Then ask your student to participate in the survey for their grade level. Our school is required to have a minimum participation for improvement purposes...20+% of our parent community, and 40+% of our student community.
Please copy and paste the links provided to you below into your URL browser, and complete this ten minute survey. We appreciate your help.
Mr. Ateek, Principal