Parent Newsletter

Happy New Year January 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

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From the General Manager

Dear Staff, Parents, Students and Community:


Happy New Year! What a year to remember! I want to continue to thank you, our Palm Cove community for all that you have had to endure during these unprecedented times. As we enter the second half of the school year. Let's continue to work together to make all things possible for all scholars. Our primary goal is to continue to provide high quality instruction as well as help keep our faculty, staff, and scholars safe and healthy during this global pandemic. 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!


Just a friendly reminder to complete the second semester survey on how you want your child to attend school and if you elect to have your child to attend face to face, this will not go into effect until, Wednesday, January 13th at the start of the 3rd quarter.


https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y7Ws7nBTWEOpaqN4PJXUIk8Qd-FM6ztPhMstDFnokdFUNkZBS1NJTUc2VllGSjFNNUNTRzVITEtQQi4u


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.


Don't forget to follow us on Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram @teampalmcove


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

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT OUR DECEMBER TO REMEMBER HOLIDAY VIDEO?

Palm Cove Holiday Week December 2020

"On-Deck" Calendar of Events

  • Monday, December 14-18: Holiday Spirit Week See Schedule above


  • Monday, December 21-January 1: Winter Break

  • Thursday, December 31: New Year's Eve Day

  • Friday, January 1: Happy New Year

  • Monday, January 4: School resumes following Winter Break

  • Monday, January 11: K-2 i-Ready Diagnostic #2 begins

  • Monday, January 11: K-2 ELA Session 1

  • Tuesday, January 12: K-2 ELA Session 2

  • Tuesday, January 12: Early Release Day and end of the 2nd quarter students dismissed at 12pm

  • Wednesday, January 13: 2nd Semester/3rd quarter begins

  • Wednesday, January 13: K-2 Math Session 1

  • Thursday, January 14: K-2 Math Session 2

  • Friday, January 15: K-5 Make-Ups

  • Monday, January 18: Schools & Administrative Offices Closed-MLK Day

  • Monday-Friday, January 25-29: Literacy Spirit Week

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.

The 2021 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! theme this year is Humanity tells a story: What’s YOUR chapter? We are excited to announce that this year we are implementing Celebrate Literacy Week Activities Districtwide.

  • Monday, January 25 – Reading Gives you Superpower: Wear a Superhero Shirt
  • Tuesday, January 26 – Read My Shirt Day: Wear a Shirt with Words
  • Wednesday, January 27 – Reading Makes Our Future Bright: Wear Sunglasses
  • Thursday, January 28 – Be a Good Sport and Read: Wear Favorite Sports Team Shirt
  • Friday, January 29 – Get Lost in Reading: Wear Camouflage Clothing
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    REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR AS OF 12/17/2020

    AT HOME DAILY HEALTH SCREENING

    2nd Semester Survey for School Choices

    **** NOTE – 2nd Semester Survey for School Choices DO NOT go into effect until Wednesday, January 13th. Students return after winter break to the same way they were attending PRIOR to break. Parents of e-Learning Phase II Face to Face (F2F) students, please be sure you perform the Daily Health Self-Assessment Checklist on your child(ren) PRIOR to sending them to school., Students who do not feel well or who cannot answer NO to all questions are NOT permitted to come into school. Thank you for your cooperation. See checklist attached to this newsletters.

    HAVE YOU COMPLETED THE SECOND SEMESTER SURVEY FOR EACH CHILD? IF NOT, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK AND COMPLETE BELOW.

    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.

    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.

    PARENTS SEND REUSABLE BOTTLES TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD

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    HERE ARE SOME MORE GUIDANCE-PLEASE CLICK TO VIEW!

    Grab-And-Go Meals Served

    Broward County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services (BCPSFNS) now offers FREE Grab-and-Go meals for all children 18 years and younger at all Elementary, Middle, and High schools!

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it would extend the summer meals flexibility waiver, which allows BCPSFNS to provide lunch at no cost to all children through December 31, 2020.

    Meals bundles will be distributed on
    TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS in the front bus loop from 11:00am-12:00pm

    FRIDAYS are only for students that are face to face learning-which they will receive meals for Saturday afterschool at dismissal on their way home at 2:00pm.

    Distribution times vary between school locations.

    Check out your interested school's location times.

    https://www.browardschools.com/food-service

    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.

    WE NEED YOU! CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR PTA

    Join our Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

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

    DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR ALL THINGS VIRTUAL SCHOOL CLICK THE LINK BELOW

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    ALSO CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL CLICK BELOW

    Free Educational Websites



    i-Ready (Reading and Math):

    NewsELA:

    Khan Academy

    Readworks:

  • Spelling City:
  • STEMScopes:

    Think Central:

    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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    The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. The School Board also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Director, Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department & District’s Equity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator at 754-321- 2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.


    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (ADAAA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

    District’s Nondiscrimination Policy Statement 4001.1

    The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. The School Board also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Director, Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department & District’s Equity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator at 754-321- 2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

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    About Palm Cove Elementary

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