Mintz Elementary School Newsletter
News from Ms. Moltisanti
The entire Mintz family send best wishes to Amber Cottone and her family as they welcome a new baby boy to their family! We want to welcome Jenine Cowan, an HCPS teacher, who will take over Mrs. Cottone's classes for the remainder of the year.
I want to congratulate the classes and students who will represent Mintz at this year's STEM Fair. Here are each of our winning projects:
Taste Perception by Ms. Walker’s First Grade Class
How does color affect taste perception?
Powerful Paper by Ms. Ellerman’s 2nd Grade Class
How does the shape of paper folding affect it's strength?
Nom Nom Birds by Jacob, 5th
How does the time of day affect how many Hummingbirds come to eat?
Free the End by Saniya, 5th
Does the tool you use to defeat the Minecraft Ender Dragon effect the amount of time it takes?
Farthest Kick by Gavin, 4th
How does the way you kick a soccer ball affect how far it rolls?
Flying High by Sylee, 4th
How does the paper weight of airplanes effect on distance they fly?
Mask Up by Atticus and Zakaylah, 5th
Which type of mask blocks water best? Cloth vs paper
Garbage Breakdown by Janiya, Brooklynn, and Alyssa, 5th
How does recycling affect the amount of trash?
I am really proud of our Mintz Morning Show Crew. These student leaders are tracking data each day on how many masks we have to hand out to students. They have even created emergency mask kits so students who forget masks can have a spare in their backpacks. Please help your child to remember a mask each day so we can reach our Safety WIG of 100% of students bringing a mask to school each and every day!
Keeping Children First,
Grade 3 Promotion
Florida Statewide Assessment (FSA)
The FSA is scheduled for students in grades 3-5 in the months of April and May. All students will be required to come to Mintz to take the assessment. There is no virtual assessment option. Please record the dates below on your calendar.
April 6 - Grade 4 & 5 FSA Writing Assessment (1-day assessment)
April 6 - 7 - Grade 3 FSA Reading Assessment (2-day assessment)
May 3 - 4 Grades 4 & 5 FSA Reading Assessment (2-day assessment)
May 5 - 6 Grades 3 - 5 FSA Math Assessment (2-day assessment)
May 12 - 13 Grade 5 Statewide Science Assessment (2-day assessment)
Habit 5 - Seek First to be Understand Then to be Understood
With today's busy schedules, we need to work hard to develop Habit 5 - Seek first to understand, then to be understood. We must begin active listening. Our eyes are on the speaker, our ears are hearing what is being said and we listen with our heart to feel the emotions. Try this family activity to see how well your active listening skills are! Watch this video to learn more.
Click below to watch the video from Leader in Me and have fun with the Attentive Listening activity.
ESOL - English Language Learners
March ELL Parent News
Mintz Media Center Canvas Course
Virtual Library & Library Media Catalog
Also, students have the opportunity to compete in this year’s virtual SLAM –Student Literacy and Media Showcase event, by creating a 2D art project or a digital book trailer, in response to any of the 15 SLAM books. All projects are due to Mrs. Howell by March 12th.
TeachingBooks-Enriching our community's love of reading
Hillsborough County Schools have a subscription to TeachingBooks — a website that generates enthusiasm for books and reading in our community.
Find book trailers, movies with authors, audio performances, discussion questions, and more — all great ways to engage with books together!
Get started and freely use TeachingBooks:
- Go to TeachingBooks.net/SignIn
- Username: hcps
- Password: reads!
- Click "Sign In"
Browse, Search, Discover, and Enjoy!
Greetings From Student Nutrition Services
Lucky Shamrock Breakfast Contest in March
Spring Break Meal Box Distribution
News from PTA
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