The Paw Print

22-23 Volume 9 October 14, 2022

Walk to School Day

Walk to School Day was a huge success! We had over 100 kids come out to Lori Lane Plaza to walk to school. We want to give a huge shout out to Satellite Beach Police Department, Satellite Beach Fire Department, Space Coast Transportation Safety Planning Organization, The Gibbons Family at Lori Lane Plaza, Surfside staff, parents and students. Check out Surfside Elementary School on Facebook for more photos of the event.
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Helping Those in Need

Dear Surfside Family,


In times of crisis, one thing that always remains consistent for children is school. Though our school and community suffered minimal damage, others were not so lucky.

We have reached out to three schools on the west coast (Fort Myers Elementary School, Fort Myers High School and Lehigh Senior High School) who have not only been impacted beyond imagine by the destruction of Hurricane Ian but also are the alma mater for some of our teachers and staff here at Surfside.


We will be holding a donation drive through October 31st, with a community wide drop off day on Saturday, October 22 from 8-11 at Surfside, as a way of doing our part to support our fellow Floridians in their times of need. Students are able to bring donations to school during this window, where there will be a designated area for them to drop their items off at. These students and teachers lost everything, from books and school supplies, to their homes and valuables. We are hoping to collect items such as new clothing (all seasons and all ages, both children and adult), hygiene products, toys, books, classroom supplies, non-perishable food, and water.


We hope that you will consider donating and using this opportunity to show your student what it means to come together and support those in their time of need.


Thank you so much for your consideration and ongoing support.

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Upcoming Events

Below, you will find information on two upcoming events; Walk to School Day and Family Fitness Night. We hope that you will join us for both events.
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Important Dates

October 14 - Elementary Report Cards Published

October 19 - Family Fitness Night 5:00 - 7:00

October 20 - Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

October 24 - 28 - Red Ribbon Week - See the flyer above for the daily themes.

November 10 - Second Interim Ends

November 11 - Holiday for All

November 21 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break

Art Fundraiser

This semester, our school is participating in a unique fundraising program with Art to Remember that gives you the opportunity to purchase keepsake items with your child's artwork on them. The best part is that every keepsake order supports our school.


Orders placed by October 28, 2022 will get free shipping to the school and delivered by November 30, 2022. If you order after October 28, 2022, you will have to pay to have your items shipped to your home.


CLICK HERE for the virtual art show!

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Technology Reminders

If your student has a cell phone on campus, please make sure that you have signed a Cell Phone Contract for them. In addition, we ask that all phones be powered off and stored in backpacks during the day.


More and more students are coming to school with smart watches. Watches that take photos/videos, text and make phone calls should also be powered down and stored away in backpacks. These would be considered a cell phone and a contract should be completed for these as well.


Anyone not adhering to the procedures will be asked not to bring technology to school, and disciplinary action may be taken. Thank you for your support with this.

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast will be free again this year for all students. Lunch will not be free to everyone. If you are in need of assistance paying for lunches, please fill out a Free and Reduced Lunch Application on the BPS website. If you need assistance, please call 321-633-1000, ext. 11642.


If your child will be buying lunch, please make sure they have money in their account by visiting www.MyPaymentsPlus.com. You will need your child’s student ID in order to sign up for an account. If you need this, you can find it in FOCUS.

Parent Lunches on Campus

We have loved seeing parents back on campus for lunch! Thank you for following the procedures and coming prepared with blankets and chairs. We will be refining the process as we go along to make it as smooth as possible. One thing that would be greatly beneficial is having table umbrellas for the tables on the patio. Two of them specifically get a lot of sun. If you have an extra gently used umbrella lying around or would like to donate a new one, we would love to have it here on campus.

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We are excited to have parents back on campus for lunch! As we ease back into being open for lunches, we will only have availability one day per week. Per school board policy, all visitors must be escorted at all times while on campus. If you are a visitor, we invite you to have lunch, but you may only be within the designated lunch space. Within the space, we have room for two parents per class. Due to limited availability, we ask that you ONLY sign up for one spot this month. We want as many children to have the opportunity to eat with a parent as possible. Thank you for your grace and flexibility as we work through this.


Seating: Parents will eat with students on the patio and in the grassy area between first and second grade classrooms. We will NOT have enough seats for all parents. Please plan to bring a blanket or camping chair to sit in. This will be an outdoor picnic-style lunch that we know the kids will enjoy!



Reminders:

  • Include your child's name in the comment section when you sign up. This will help our team locate your in the volunteer system prior to arriving.
  • Parents need to bring a camping chair or blanket for the picnic-style lunch.
  • Parents must be on time for their child’s scheduled lunch time.
  • Parents must communicate with their child’s teacher that they will be coming to lunch on that day.
  • Parents must sign in at the front office with a valid license and their child will meet them in the designated lunch space at the beginning of the lunch period.
  • Parents will be escorted to the lunch location and supervised if they are not a registered volunteer. Registered volunteers do not need to be escorted or supervised during their lunch.
  • Parents may only have lunch with their child.
  • Please be mindful of time; your child will need to report back to the cafeteria before the end of their lunch period to line up with their class. Parents will sign out in the front office.


Sign-up HERE

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Parent Volunteers - Don't wait!

Please use the link below on how to register as a school volunteer. This process is required for volunteering on campus, in the classroom, for special events, and for field trips. Additional information will be posted on this site.


https://www.brevardschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2327


If you are volunteering on campus, you MUST have a prior appointment set up with your child's teacher. This process can take a few weeks, so please plan accordingly.


Want to get involved but don't know how? Email SurfsideElementary@Brevardschools.org. We would love to help you find a way to serve at Surfside.

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Dress Code Reminders

Please make sure that your student is dressed for success each day. This includes sneakers or closed-toe shoes, shorts and shirts that are an appropriate length. Short shorts, flip flops and crop tops will not be permitted. Click HERE for full information on the Brevard Public Schools student dress code.

Interested in Being a Business Partner?

We are looking for businesses to partner with us for the 2022-2023 school year. Our hope is to extend our network within the community and foster relationships with organizations in order to best serve our students. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Coach Lyons at Lyons.Alysson@Brevardschools.org.
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School Choice

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PTO Corner

PTO Newsletter

Click here to access the latest PTO newsletter.

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Surfside Elementary School

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm


Surfside Elementary School provides a safe and positive environment where high quality education occurs for all students.