A Word From The Captain
Fall is here!
This time of year brings the idea of cooler weather, festivals, holidays and fun! Unfortunately it also brings cold and flu season. We will be doing our part and sharing valuable information about the importance of hand-washing with all our students. Please do your best to encourage this germ killing practice at home as well. Although we encourage attendance at school every day, it is always best to keep sick children home to rest and avoid infecting others.
Due to the hard work and dedication of the faculty, students, and families, we are in the final stages of becoming an AVID National Demonstration School! During this process we have refined our practices in four main areas: systems, leadership, instruction, and culture. We love that AVID always ensures we are on a continuous improvement cycle and are excited to officially start sharing the wonderful things that happen here with other educators. We recently hosted the Superintendent and many others from the island of St.Croix, all the AVID Elementary contacts in the district, and the AVID program manager for the Eastern Division. Everyone was blown away by what we consider to be "business as usual" on our campus. Find out more about AVID and AVID at Rampello at the bottom of this newsletter.
We hope to see you all soon at Fall Mega Night, end of the quarter awards ceremonies (more information for each grade-level to come home soon), and the Book Fair!
Thank you for entrusting us to educate your most precious commodity,
Principal Liz Uppercue
Safety from Mrs.Uppercue and Officer Mike
*DRIVE SLOWLY AND SAFELY WHILE AROUND CAMPUS. IT IS NOW AGAINST THE LAW TO TEXT AND TALK ON THE PHONE IN A SCHOOL ZONE UNLESS HANDS FREE. THIS COULD RESULT IN WARNING, A TICKET & POINTS ON YOUR LICENSE.
*PIRATE PASSES SHOULD BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON CAMPUS. MUST PRESENT PHOTO ID TO ENTER.
*EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE A GROSSING GUARD, PARENTS MUST STILL WALK THEIR CHILDREN ACROSS THE STREET. HE IS THERE TO STOP TRAFFIC, NOT TO ACTUALLY CROSS THE KIDS.
*PULL UP WHILE IN CAR RIDER LINE FOR YOUR CHILD TO GET IN CLOSER TO THE FRONT GATES. YOU MUST EITHER WAIT IN LINE OR PARK AND GET OUT.
Great American Teach-In
We will be hosting our Annual Great American Teach-In on Friday, November 22nd this year (date change)!
The Google Form is now open to start applying to be a speaker. Preference is given in order of application date. Feel free to share with family and friends!
Click on the picture below to apply.
The PTSA had a great first meeting in September. Bylaws and budget were adopted, and we got some great volunteers for upcoming events. Minutes and volunteer announcements are sent out by email to all PTSA members; we would love you have to you involved! To join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some upcoming events:
October 1 - 7:30 AM PTSA board meeting
October 2 - Custodial Appreciation Day - We will be providing a special lunch for our wonderful custodial staff!
October 10 - 4:30 PM PTSA General Meeting - Cafeteria
October 10 - Penny Wars Fundraiser at Mega Night - Bring your change! Grades will compete against each other, and the grade with the most money donated will win a special treat! See below for details.
Spirit shirts will be on sale at Mega Night too!
If you ordered school polo shirts, they will be in in a couple of weeks and distributed to your student through their classroom. If you are still interested in ordered, please submit the form; we will be placing another order once we have gotten enough orders in.
Athletics will be selling dinners at Fall Mega Night!
Our big fundraiser will begin that night as well. We will be selling Worlds Finest Chocolates again this year. We are hoping to sell double of what we sold last year!
Volleyball tryouts will begin Wednesday October 16th. All paperwork needs to be submitted by October 14th.
If you have not done the online paperwork yet please get started.
We still need Athletic Booster Members!!
I am also excited to announce we will be taking credit card payments now through paypal. You can pay for your booster membership, your apparel, and feed the athlete now all online!!
Rampello Athletic Booster Club
From The Pirate Media Center
Come to the Book Fair! The preview is October 4th and the fair is open October 7-11 from 8-3:30. We will also be open on Fall Mega Night. Sign up for Scholastic eWallet here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html
Donate To A Pirate
Our incentive room could use some gear for kids that earn the right to use it:
-Air Hockey Table
Positive Behavior Incentive Give Aways: anything a middle school student would like to win! Gift cards, college shirts, footballs, etc.
Used Uniforms: our clinic can always use clean, gently used uniforms.
If you know of a potential donor/business partner please contact Amy Miller at email@example.com.
We are starting our first fundraiser of the year- PDQ card sales! Buy a $10 PDQ chicken card for just $7, that's a 30% savings----you know that chicken is delicious! Makes great gifts or just to keep around for a family meal out.
Coming up soon: Butter Braid bread sales- keep an eye out for order forms coming home October 7th, to be delivered just in time for Thanksgiving dinner on November 12th. All money raised goes to the Pirate Music Booster, who support the mission of the bands, orchestra, show choir and Junior clubs after school!
Need to join the booster or want to attend the next meeting? November 12th @ 5:30 PM in the band room! All are welcome!
Fall Mega Night
Thursday, Oct. 10th, 5-6:30pm
Rampello Courtyard and Cafeteria
Science Olympics News
All elementary students participated in their grade-level Science Olympics. They learned how to be and engineer by designing and building.
Congratulations to the following students that will be representing Rampello at the Semi-Final District Science Olympics:
Kindergarten Cup Towers: Antwan Caballero and Alani Rubin
1st grade Marble Boats: Kaylie Reyes
2nd grade Paper Planes: Ronin Baker
3rd grade Balloon Racers: Jude Hunter and Rye Sheldon
4th grade Marshmallow Flyers: Amahj Malphus and Taniyah Rumph
5th grade Marble Coasters: Arianna Ramirez and Sophia Coronado
Yearbook Pre-Sale only $20!
Recognition ads for 5th graders (recommended only if they are leaving Rampello for middle school) and 8th graders are available for pre-order in person and online until January 10, 2020. ALL online orders will be charged an additional service fee. In-person order forms for yearbooks and recognition ads are available in student affairs or via e-mail by contacting Mrs. Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A for Attendance!
Rampello is a proud AVID School!
Rampello AVID students create inspirational signs for local non-profit 5K
For the 2nd year in a row, AVID students will be motivating runners not to give up, to show grit, and more! These determined students are working to pick or create a quote that means something to them and share it with the runners of The Live for 24 Foudnation 5K/Mile Relay. This local non-profit works to afford children in the Tampa Bay area opportunities and partners closely with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. To see the signs for yourself and join the race, click the link below!
Rampello AVID students win college scholarship!
Two Rampello AVID alumni recently found out they won a scholarship they applied for while in AVID as 8th graders! Take Stock in Children Foundation by the Hillsborough Education Foundation will be paying for two years of college for Samaya and Taniyah! Find out more about the program here: https://www.educationfoundation.com/take-stock-in-children-scholarships
Talk about inspiration to stay on the right path while in high school; they KNOW they have college waiting for them!