Phoenix Flyer Parent Newsletter

July 14, 2022 Parent Update

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Greetings Imagine Broward Families!

Dear Imagine Broward Families,

We are in full gear ramping up for the 2022/2023 school year! Our hope is that our students and families are having a restful and safe summer. It is with great pleasure that we announce that Imagine Broward is an "A" rated school this year! We are so proud of our teachers and students for their hard work and dedication to learning!


Below are items for your review as we start the new school year:

  • PTO will be available at Meet and Greet. Please be sure to stop by there table and sign-up for volunteer opportunities.
  • J.I.F club sign-up's will be open at Meet and Greet to purchase spirit shirts and join J.I.F club for dress down days.
  • In-Unison will be on campus Monday, July 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Meet and Greet is scheduled for Friday, August 12th; times below.
  • School supply lists are posted on our school website for all grade levels.


New Addition Update

We are on our way to opening our new addition for the 2022-2023 school year. In anticipation of the grand event, we are holding a building name contest. Have fun with your family and submit your name choice here.


Our new building is quickly growing. By the end of this week we are anticipating having the new A/C unit installed. Once the A/C is installed, we will have the flooring laid. It is our hope that by the end of next week the exterior doors will be in place and light fixtures added as well. We are hopeful to have the new addition opened by Meet and Greet. Should the opening be delayed, we do have alternate plans in place. We will continue to communicate and keep you updated. We appreciate your continued support and encouragement through our growing process.


Summer Camp

Our summer camp students are having a blast! Campers have been attending STEM classes daily, cooking up fun treats and enjoying water play in the sunshine! There are still a few weeks left of camp. If you are interested in attending, please see below.

The registration forms can be accessed with this link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HEN3BoRPmdTj1xt52qynkIJidWexVKKc/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=111798027350776625296&rtpof=true&sd=true


Meet and Greet

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on campus to meet your new teachers! Meet and Greet will take place on Friday, August 12th. Below you will find the grade level times for students to see their classrooms and meet their teachers. Teachers will call home by Thursday, August 11th to introduce themselves and let you know where to report for Meet and Greet. We will have stations set-up in the Great Room for J.I.F club, PTO Ice Cream, lunch accounts, and After/Before Care sign-ups. The grade level times are listed below:



  • Kindergarten- 9:00am to 10:00am
  • First Grade- 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Second Grade- 1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Third Grade- 1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Fourth Grade- 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Fifth Grade- 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Middle School- 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Safety

For the 2022/2023 school year, we will have our school officer returning as well as adding on an additional security guard on campus daily. Over the last few weeks we have begun to install our new security paging system throughout our building and upgrading our safety camera system. We have also been working with our local police department, CSPD, to ensure we are covered through our city for additional security measures.


Breakfast and Lunch Program

The state has discontinued the free breakfast and lunch program for the 2022-2023 school year. We will have a representative available at Meet and Greet to assist with lunch account set-up. The new pricing is listed below:

Breakfast: $2.50

Elementary Lunch: $4.50

Middle School Lunch: $4.75


Florida Law Updates

As we reach the end of the school year, we wanted to update you on changes to Florida laws for the upcoming school year. There are several education bills which have been passed by the Florida Legislature, but not yet signed by the Governor. As those bills are signed or potentially vetoed, we will keep you updated.

Governor DeSantis has signed into law Senate Bill 1048, which will replace the Florida Standards Assessment with a progress monitoring system to measure student growth. The law will apply to students in voluntary prekindergarten programs through grade 10. The progress monitoring system will establish a system of 3 progress monitoring assessments, one conducted at the beginning of the school year, one in the middle of the school year, and one at the end of the school year. The intended purpose of the legislation is to help better track students' performance and progress throughout the school year.

The Council for Early Grade Success, established by the Department of Education, will oversee the coordinated screening and progress monitoring system. The Commissioner of Education, along with the Council for Early Grade Success will implement the program. For students in the voluntary prekindergarten program through grade 2, student progress will be monitored by the computer-based program and provide data that measures levels of growth consistent with the student's grade level. The state board will be responsible for designating a passing score to indicate what constitutes grade-level performance on the grade 3 through grade 8 math assessment, and the grade 3 through grade 10 ELA assessment.

For schools, since there will not be learning gains data for the 2022-23 school year as the state transitions to progress monitoring, school and district grades will serve as an informational baseline for schools and districts to work toward improved performance in future years. A charter school system or district designated as high performing may not lose the designation based on 2022-23 school grades of any of the schools within the system or district, or based on the district grade.


Wish List -

We are in need of copy paper, face masks, C batteries, Baofeng antennas, and large umbrellas.


We hope you and your family have a wonderful summer. We will see you next year!


Loving our Imagine Broward Family!

Debra Darling - Principal

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