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Parent Letter
Summer Reading Loss?!?
Summer Reading Loss?!?
 
Summer reading is important!  Did you know that students can lose up to three months' worth of reading progress over one summer?  Summer reading loss can be defeated through time spent reading with your child, providing a variety of reading material and encouraging your child to just read for fun and the pleasure of learning! 
 
Manatee Carnival

Our 1st Annual Manatee Carnival Night will be Thursday, May 5th, 2011 from 4:30-6:30p.m.

 

Dinner will be served from 5:00-6:15p.m. in the cafeteria

and the Book Fair will be open from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

 

Coming to the Carnival doesn’t cost anything for all the fun you can have,

however if you’d like to eat dinner with us, you will need to pre-order your meal tickets for your family.

Adult Meal Tickets cost $4.00 and Child Meal Tickets cost $2.50.

Each meal includes a hot dog, chips, beverage & dessert.  An adult meal will include two hot dogs.

We will take all orders from April 18-25th in the front office.

Please use the Hot Dog Dinner Meal Ticket Order Form that we sent home with the students.

 

Along with a great family meal, we will have several things going on throughout the school!

Dunk Tank in the Bus Loop area, Fluff the Clown in the cafeteria, Carnival games in the lobby and a Book Parade

throughout the hallways for families to vote on their favorite class book read by students this year.

Additional carnival foods will be available to purchase separately such as cotton candy, popcorn & caramel candy!

FCAT!

It’s that time of year again…..Time for FCAT!

Our third through sixth grade students have been working hard all year long and they will get the opportunity to show what they know on the 2011 FCAT test taking place April 11th- 21st

FCAT Notes

·        FCAT testing will take place April 11-21, 2011.

·        Please do not schedule appointments for your child during the school day April 11-21st.

·        In order to provide a quiet testing environment we are asking to have no classroom volunteers (PreK-6th grade) during this time.

·        If possible, please keep cell phones at home.  Even if approved for extenuating circumstances, the phone should not be visible or turned on any time during school hours. Per state guidelines, no cell phones/electronic devices are permitted during FCAT administration. The teacher will collect the phones during testing and return the phones once testing is over for the day.

Parent Survey
 

Brevard Public School parents are invited to participate in our NEW parent survey. The survey will be available in English and Spanish to all parents TUESDAY March 8, 2011 through Sunday March 20, 2011.

 

Parents can access this survey ON LINE at http://Parentsurvey.brevardschools.org

 

If you are unable to complete this online survey from home, feel free to visit your school to complete it electronically. Paper copies are also available UPON request from your school’s front office.

 

A district wide summary of survey results will be reported and posted on the Brevard Public Schools’ Parent Involvement website. Individual schools’ results will be reported to parents and staff. Schools will use survey results and comments to guide school improvement to meet the diverse needs of Brevard students and families.

 

Letter to the Parents: RE: Legislative Session

Letter to the Parents: RE: Legislative Session

As many of you know, Governor Scott released his budget proposal and legislative committees are currently meeting in advance of the 2011 Legislative Session. Significant policy and budget decisions are going to be made related to public education. We strongly encourage all parents to stay aware of the legislative issues being discussed not only in education but in all areas that affect our community.  You can do this by following legislative proposals and discussion on the websites of the Florida Senate or House of Representatives. Those websites are: www.flsenate.gov and www.MyFloridaHouse.gov. Additionally, the Senate has created a site specifically for citizens to provide input related to education. It is: educationinput@flsenate.gov. Finally, we will be providing our parents and community members with ongoing summaries of proposed legislation and committee dialogue, up to and throughout the 2011 session. These will be found at our website: www.brevardschools.org. Click on the front page link: “Legislative Update.”  

One issue of particular concern centers around “compression” dollars provided to districts whose revenue based on property tax millage is below the state average. For these districts, the state provides additional dollars to bring them to the state average. Brevard is one of those districts. As such, we have received compression funding for both our discretionary millage and our critical needs .25 mill. The Governor’s budget eliminates the compression funding on the critical needs .25 mill for Brevard while maintaining it for other districts. Whatever change in formula was used to do this was not consistent with policy language that existed when Brevard citizens voted to maintain the .25 critical needs mill nor with any policy language re-written since. This change, if implemented, would reduce funding for Brevard Public Schools by approximately $1.5 million.  There is currently debate in both houses as to whether this would be fair to citizens who, as required by the legislature, went to the polls in good faith on this question in November.

These are difficult times and they will require difficult and thoughtful decisions. In Brevard, we are fortunate to have a legislative delegation that seeks input from constituents and is appreciative of their comments and requests. We hope that you will stay informed and provide our legislators with the type of input that will allow them to better understand the thoughts and desires of the constituents they serve.  Below is the contact information for each legislator who represents citizens in Brevard:

Thad Altman:  altman.thad.web@flsenate.gov

404 S. Monroe Street, Senate Office Building, Room 324, Tallahassee, FL  32399-1100, 850-487-5053

Mike Haridopolos:  haridopolos.mike.web@flsenate.gov

404 S. Monroe Street, 409 The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL  32399-1100, 850-487-5056

 

 

Debbie Mayfield:  Debbie.mayfield@myfloridahouse.gov

402 S. Monroe Street, House Office Building, Room 317, Tallahassee, FL  32399-1300, 850-488-0952

Steve Crisafulli:  steve.crisafulli@myfloridahouse.gov

402 S. Monroe Street, House Office Building, Room 317, Tallahassee, FL  32399-1300, 850-488-4669

Tom Goodson:  tom.goodson@myfloridahouse.gov

402 S. Monroe Street, 1101 The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL  32399-1300, 850-488-3006

John Tobia:  john.tobia@myfloridahouse.gov

402 S. Monroe Street, House Office Building, Room 209, Tallahassee, FL  32399-1300, 850-488-2528

Ritch Workman:  ritch.workman@myfloridahouse.gov

402 S. Monroe Street, House Office Building, Room 308, Tallahassee, FL  32399-1300, 850-488-9720

Manatee’s 2nd Grade Eyeglass Recycling Project

2nd Grade Eyeglass Recycling Project

 

 

Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.

Lions Recycle for Sight

That's why our 2nd grade classes are helping the Brevard County Lion’s Club- Lions Recycle for Sight program.  Everyone can help.

Throughout the year, Lions collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.  There, volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses.  Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.

How You Can Help

If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, please donate them.  Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames.  Children's glasses are especially needed. 

Starting from Monday, February 14th until Friday, March 25th send in old eyeglasses to your child’s classroom teacher.  The class that collects the most donated pairs of glasses will win a popsicle party towards the end of the year!  Ask your grandparents, neighbors, or people at your church.  It’s that simple to help people in need!

FCAT Reminders

FCAT Reminders

·        Testing window for grades third through sixth is April 11-22nd.

 

·        Please do not schedule appointments for your child during the school day April 11-21st .

·        It is critical that all students in grades three-six are at school on time during this testing window.

·        In order to provide a quiet testing environment we are asking to have no classroom volunteers during this time.

·        Please make sure your children get plenty of sleep and a nutritious breakfast before testing.

·        Please keep cell phones at home unless they have been approved through administration. Even if approved for extenuating circumstances, the phone should not be visible or turned on any time during school hours. Per state guidelines, no cell phones/electronic devices are permitted during FCAT administration. The teacher will collect the phones during testing and return them at the end of the day.

Spelling B Study Guides
Spelling B Study Guides!
 
Spelling Bee Study guides are available now!  Due to rules beyond our control, they must be secured behind a login screen.  To access the lists, go to the link below:
To sign in, click the 'Sign in' link in the top right of the page.  Your username will be:
Brevardschools\<your student number here>
and the password will be the same one you use to log in to computers in school!  If you have any questions, please see your homeroom teacher for help.
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