Mustang News

Big picture

Greetings from Administration

Greetings McNab Families,


I’m Dorys Palacio, the proud principal of McNab Elementary school, and I could not be more excited to welcome you all this fall to our marvelous Mustang family.

Having served this community for nearly 6 years, I can wholeheartedly say that each year I look forward to the warmth that radiates from our students and their eagerness to learn. I am committed to reciprocating this enthusiasm every day, and I know that the teachers and staff at our campus are just as thrilled to kick off yet another wonderful year.

Though our community has felt the impacts of many difficulties this past year, I know without a doubt that we will continue to march proudly on; it is my honor to help our Mustangs reach their fullest potential and watch them grow both academically and socially.

McNab, to me, is made unique and special by every child, faculty member, and parent that is part of our school. My intentions are only to foster this exceptionality and nurture the growth, intelligence, and potential that each person brings. Our expectations are high, but rest assured we are dedicated to ensuring that these standards are met, though they are regularly exceeded.

As always, please feel free to contact me and our staff should any concerns, questions, or first-day jitters arise. I am a phone call or email away, and I cannot wait to commence this year and meet you all in the coming months for what will be the start of another fantastic year.

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. Palacio

Go Mustangs!!!



Dear McNab Family,

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! We are so proud of our school community for achieving our "A" grade again! Go Mustangs!!! I am looking forward to serving as your assistant principal for my fourth year here at McNab.


As school begins and we open our doors, we are ready to kick the year off with success! We can't wait to see our smiling students and welcome back our families! I truly believe teaching and learning is the heart of every school and my job is to fuel that heart, help it beat, and pump knowledge to our students. Every decision I make is student-centered and I became an educator to teach others and love doing that on a daily basis.


We are excited to continue working with our community and make a difference in our students' lives. As always, my door is open and I welcome all feedback and questions. Let's make it an awesome 2022-23 school year, TOGETHER!


Always,

Mrs. McGreevy

Ms. Rohloff - Reading Coach

Big picture

We are getting ready for another great year of reading success! This school year you will find your child practicing and assessing reading skills through our Benchmark Reading series which will take place all on the computer. We will have Accelerated Reader to help support this learning as well as other amazing programs.

Ms. Valentino- Math Coach

Big picture

Hello McNab Family!

My name is Elizabeth Valentino and I am the Math Coach at McNab Elementary. I believe everyone is a math person and am passionate about making every student feel successful in math. I have 18 years of experience in elementary education and have served as a school based coach as well as a district instructional specialist. This year, BCPS has adopted a new math series called EnVision Florida B.E.S.T. Mathematics. EnVision combines problem-based learning with visual learning. Students learn more about math by solving rich, reality-based problems. McNab teachers are trained and ready to deliver high-quality instruction using EnVision. I am so proud of our McNab Mustangs academic success last year and am looking forward to all they will accomplish during the ’22-’23 school year! Thank you for your support.

You can reach me anytime at elizabeth.valentino@browardschools.com

Ms. Thomason - School Counselor

Big picture
Welcome back! My name is Callie Thomason and I am McNab’s new school counselor. I was born and raised in South Florida. I received my Bachelors degree from Florida State University in Family and Child Science and Sociology and my Masters in Education from Florida Atlantic University in School Counseling. As the School Counselor, I have the opportunity promote academic, social/emotional, and career develop to all students through classroom guidance, small groups, and individually. I am looking forward to a fantastic school year with your students!

Ms. Greene - ESE Specialist

Big picture
Greeting McNab Family!

My name is Victoria Greene and I am Mcnab's new ESE Specialist. I have previously worked as an Autism Coach and teacher at another school in Broward for the past 9 years. I believe that every student deserves a teacher who can get them to reach their potential and I cannot wait to work with all of my students and families this year. I can be reached anytime at Victoria.greene@browardschools.com

Safety Tips from Officer Thompson

Here are a few safety arrival and dismissal safety considerations for our Mc Nab parents and students:


Walking to School

1. Use sidewalks or walking paths.

2. The safest place to cross streets is at crosswalks and corners.

3. Check for moving cars at driveways and intersections.

4. Obey all traffic signs and crossing guards.

Biking to School

1. Always wear a helmet

2. Ride in the direction of traffic.

3. Watch for opening car doors.

4. Wear bright clothing to help drivers see you.

5. Install reflectors on the rear, front, pedals and spokes.

6. Install lights on the front and back of your bike.

Drivers

  1. Obey school zone speed limits and follow your school's drop-off procedure
  2. Make eye contact with children who are crossing the street
  3. Never pass a bus loading or unloading children
  4. The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them to safely enter and exit the bus

Parents and students: Discuss the rules, never talk to strangers, if something does not look or feel safe/ right tell an adult immediately.

Parent Communication

Big picture

-Visit our school website for continuous updates


-Fridays you will receive a Parent Link email, text, and/or phone call with pertinent information from the week and anything you need to know for the upcoming week. We also include flyers and other documents you need in our Parent Link Emails.


-School Newsletter


-Red Folders via classroom teacher


-Classroom Teacher communication tools.

Student Code of Conduct

Big picture
The Code of Student Conduct, Policy 5.8, provides specific information regarding the rules that all students are expected to adhere to, as well as the consequences for violations. Important amount these rules are consistent and timely attendance, respect for people and property, appropriate dress, technology usage, student publications, student activities, student records and the right to appeal, including grievance procedures.



Hard copies will be sent home in your Child's red folder. Please sign and return by the end of the first week.



Back to School Online Forms



Student Uniforms

Big picture
Students may wear any solid color polo type shirt with a collar. This may be a three button or full button shirt.


Students may wear black, navy blue, or khaki bottoms.

For boys, this means pants or shorts.

For girls, it can also include skirts, skorts, capri pants, or jumpers.


Students may wear a Mcnab Elementary t-shirt (that can be purchased through the PTA) on Fridays.


Student who do not come to school in the correct uniform will be given a warning. Multiple warnings may result in a referral.


Shoes must still meet the Broward County Student Code of Conduct standards and should be close- toed and have backs. No sandals or flip flops allowed.


Students may not wear jeans or jean shorts except on Fridays with their Mcnab t-shirts OR if the weather is below 55 degrees.




Arrival and Dismissal

Big picture

•Breakfast is from 7:30- 7:50, please drop off before 7:50 if your child would like breakfast

•Pick up is at 2:00 PM

•All students should keep their colored backpack tag on their bags at all times. This helps us determine where students dismiss if they do not know.

•If you are changing a dismissal for your child- you must call before 1:30 PM to alert the office.

Please make sure to secure the dismissal tag on the backpack as tightly as possible.

Car Loop

•Always have your car tag hanging from your mirror at pick up every day

•Pull forward until all cars stop during arrival and dismissal

•Student MUST exit on the passenger side of the car

•Adults must stay in their cars- we will have adults there to assist the students

•No cell phone use allowed

Walkers

•If you pick your child up at the gate please have a discussion with him/her about staying put to wait for you. Adults will be out there to supervise this but many students walk alone through the field and meet their parents on the other side.

School Wide Expectations

Big picture

Referendum

Big picture

Curriculum

Big picture