Parent Newsletter

March 2021

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Priscille Elie, Principal

Michelle Alvarez, Assistant Principal

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SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FL

Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Chair

Laurie Rich Levinson, Vice Chair


Lori Alhadeff

Patricia Good

Debra Hixon

Donna P. Korn

Sarah Leonardi

Ann Murray

Nora Rupert


Robert W. Runcie

Superintendent of Schools

From the General Manager

Dear Staff, Parents, Students and Community:


HELLO MARCH! As we spring into the Spring season, Spring break, and Spring testing for FSA, Primary Assessments, and much more we are committed to ensuring that all of our students both face to face and virtual receive the best education during these unprecedented times, all while staying safe and healthy.


We want to thank you our Palm Cove families and community for partnering with us in education to support your child and our student's learning. Our goals is to ensure that our students are:



  • being exposed to and being taught to grade level standards
  • are receiving reteaching, remediating, and enrichment to meet their individual needs
  • provided with the accommodations needed to be successful based on their individualized education plan (IEP)
  • receiving curriculum aligned to the standards
  • receiving instructional strategies aligned to the standard
  • receiving rigor aligned to the standard
  • receiving assessment aligned to the standard
  • and staff are following CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy
  • receiving mindfulness as a crucial part of our morning to start our day off
  • know that together we can, together we will
  • ensuring that ALL students succeed and get to their highest potential


We thank you for all that you are doing to support your child during these unprecedented times! With love and gratitude to the world’s best community!


If ever you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out via email (priscille.elie@browardschools.com) or call the school at 754-323-6800 with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. Please read below all pertinent information so that you are up to date with all things Palm Cove Elementary.


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Quote: "The greatness of the community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." Coretta Scott King


Educationally,

Priscille Elie

Proud Principal

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what we say to our scholars has a huge effect on them. let's use the power of our words to say something positive!

Students react to hearing "I believe in you"

"On-Deck" Calendar of Events

  • January-March: ACCESS ESOL Testing (for select ESOL students)

  • March 1-31: Women's History Month

  • March 1-April 30: Annual eProve Parent, Staff, & Student Survey

  • March 1-May 14: FSAA Testing

  • Monday, March 1: Writing ELO Camps 2:15 pm

  • Tuesday, March 2: Dr. Seuss Day

  • Tuesday, March 2: Math ELO Camps 2:15 pm

  • Thursday, March 4: ELA ELO Camps 2:15 pm

  • Monday, March 8: Science ELO Camps begins 2:15pm

  • Monday-Friday, March 8-12: Primary Mid-Reading Test (1st & 2nd grade only)

  • Tuesday, March 16: Pre-K-KG Field day (Due to COVID we are not allowing visitors or volunteers for field day this year)

  • Wednesday, March 17: 2nd grade Field day (Due to COVID we are not allowing visitors or volunteers for field day this year)

  • Wednesday, March 17: Health Screenings (K, 1st, & 3rd only)

  • Wednesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day wear green

  • Wednesday, March 17: FSA Parent Night/SAC Meeting 5:00pm via TEAMS

  • Thursday, March 18: 1st grade Field day (Early release dismissal at 12pm) NO Afterschool ELO Camps

  • Friday, March 19: Employee Planning Day (NO SCHOOL for students)

  • Friday, March 19: World Social Worker Day

  • Saturday, March 20: First Day of Spring

  • March 22-26: Spring Break

WE WANT TO THANK AN AMAZING PARTNER IN EDUCATION THAT WE HAVE MR. HAHN FROM THE SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS! THE PALM COVE FAMILY IS SO APPRECIATIVE OF YOUR DONATION! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-5 WILL TAKE THE FSA FACE TO FACE IN APRIL & MAY 2021. SEE GOVERNOR DESANTIS' EXECUTIVE ORDER

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT APRIL'S TESTING SCHEDULE FOR GRADES 3-5

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JOIN US FOR OUR VIRTUAL FSA PARENT NIGHT & SAC MEETING ON 3/17/21 5:00PM HERE'S OUR AGENDA

Palm Cove Annual eProve Parent Survey (WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK)

In an effort to improve system practices, Broward County School District is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you please take time to complete this survey on Palm Cove Elementary.


In order to complete the survey, go to

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/154923/p568

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for taking your time to complete the survey. You can also use the Parent Survey QR Code by using the QR app on your phone.


Thank you for taking your time to complete the survey.

WE NEED YOU! CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR PTA

Join our Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

AT HOME DAILY HEALTH SCREENING

POLICY 5.5 ATTENDANCE UPDATE WITH CAMERAS ON ARE REQUIRED

During distance learning, the use of student cameras is required for attendance and instruction. Students will be counted in attendance in the learning environment during their scheduled class time. Teachers should be flexible and consider any extenuating circumstances of individual students who may be unable to turn on a camera. Teachers may consider other evidence of attendance for individual cases.

PARENTS SEND REUSABLE BOTTLES TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD

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Affordable Internet Access Extended through June 30, 2021

Broward County Public Schools is pleased to announce that its internet service provider partners, COMCAST and AT & T, have extended their affordable internet offers through the end of the 2020/21 school year.


See the flyer attached or click on the images below to view details on how to get internet access for less than $10 a month through June 30, 2021.

MASK UPDATES

MASK UPDATES An important note about acceptable face coverings: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the purpose of face coverings is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control. However, face coverings with one-way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others. This type of face covering does not prevent the person wearing the face covering from transmitting COVID-19 to others. Therefore, CDC does not recommend using face coverings if they have an exhalation valve or vent.
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Technology Support

If you have questions or concerns, please call Palm Cove's main number – 754-323-6800 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. for assistance. Remember, students need to shut down or restart the school laptops or personal devices daily. The district is constantly sending out agents to clean viruses and updates. Students must log out daily and then sign in through sso.browardschools.com to show as in attendance. Students must sign in with their student number and password to get to their personalized Clever Single Sign-On Launchpad. Next, click on the Canvas image, then use the “Courses” button on the left blue navigation bar to access their courses.

*** NOTE *** The District Virtual Call Center is closed and all tech support is handled by each school.

Emergency school board approved policies that we adhere to. Please take note. Thank you!

Parent Resource for Supporting Young Learners

Broward County Schools is dedicated to helping children reach their maximum potential as lifelong learners. The Elementary Learning Department has developed a course to provide parents, caregivers and guardians with guidance and resources needed to ensure every child’s success. Please visit http://bit.ly/SupportingYoungLearners for additional information and resources to help your child. Also, we encourage you to speak with your child’s teacher for additional information and strategies.

Learning Activities At Home

Learning activities at home While your children are at home with you, you want to spend time with them, support their learning, and get your own work done. This guide will help you do all three. Below, you’ll find at-home activities they’ll enjoy.


Vocabulary art. Tap into your child’s creative side while she studies her vocabulary words with these two projects.


Word collage. Ask your youngster to write a word and its definition at the top of a page. Then, let her cut out pictures from magazines that go with the word. For instance, if she’s studying simple machines in science, she could find pictures of levers (seesaw, scissors) or inclined planes (wheelchair ramp, playground slide). Have her glue them on her paper and write a sentence to go with each one.


Rainbow words. Suggest that your child sort her words by writing them with different-colored pencils in the shape of a rainbow. Perhaps she could use a red pencil for nouns, a yellow one for verbs, and a blue one for adjectives.


Junk-drawer creativity. Look no further than your kitchen junk drawer to give your youngster’s creative thinking a boost. Try these ideas.


Reuse. Suggest that your child come up with different uses for objects in the drawer. He could use rubber bands to make a ball or turn a cork into a pincushion, for example. Take turns thinking of ways to reuse a bottle cap, a handheld mirror, and other junk-drawer items.


Sort. Let your youngster sort items according to a secret criterion, and you try to figure out his rule. Say he puts a paper clip and a key in one group, and a coupon and a gift bag in another. You might guess that he’s sorting by materials (metal, paper). Next, you sort objects into piles, and have him determine your rule.


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    Palm Cove Elementary's mission is to: "Promote student achievement while celebrating all stakeholders in in a safe family-oriented environment."