Phoenix Flyer Parent Newsletter

June 5, 2022 Parent Update

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Greetings Imagine Broward Families!

Dear Imagine Broward Families,

As the school year is coming to an end, we have so much to celebrate. We are on schedule to have a beautiful new indoor gymnasium with a stage and 12 new middle school classrooms. Even through covid, we had a successful year of learning and FSA testing. Imagine Broward earned the prestigious School of Distinction classification from Cognia and we had the most National Character essay winners than any other school. For those students graduating and moving on to new adventures, we wish you happening new beginnings.


Below are end of year items for your review:

  • PTO prepaid ice cream sales ended last week. They will still be selling ice cream on Wednesday at a cost of $1.
  • Following Broward County School District, students should keep their backpacks at home for the remainder of the week.
  • Students to wear uniforms for the week.
  • For continued safety, 8th grade graduation will require parents/families to provide their tickets and sign in at the front office. To expedite this process, we ask attendees to arrive at 5:45.
  • June 8th is our last family night out fundraiser of the year at Pieology. See flyer below.
  • Thursday, June 9 is an early release day. Please note there is no aftercare on that day.


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.


In response to the increase in power demand due to our new building, FPL just informed us that they will be conducting major upgrades to our infrastructure. Due to this major overhaul, power will be interrupted for several days the week of June 20th, as FPL replaces outdated equipment. This process was unexpected but will guarantee appropriate power delivery with a newer transformer. Letters to summer school and summer camp parents were sent home on Friday. If you have any questions, please call our front office.


Summer Camp

Registration forms and school store online payment options for our Summer Camp Imagine are here. We will be having 6 weeks of fun for incoming 3 year old preschoolers to incoming 6th graders. Camp will be from June 13 to July 27. We now have to close the school the week of June 20 due to FPL's upgrade to our tranformer. For those parents who have already paid, we will work closely with you to apply fees to future camp sessions, next year before and after care, or a refund. 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


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.


Resources for Speaking with Children about Tragedy

In light of the events that took place in Texas and throughout the country, we wanted to provide you with some resources for talking with your children should it be necessary. As always, I am here for you, so please reach out if additional assistance is needed.

https://schoolcounselor.org/Publications-Research/Publications/Free-ASCA-Resources/After-a-School-Shooting


https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-safety-and-crisis/school-violence-resources/talking-to-children-about-violence-tips-for-parents-and-teachers?fbclid=IwAR2mHbVJttezL1CeEgA8EWH-YRbN4NBfycZw30aUnzXlIhGriYJZ625F02Q


https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//age_related_reactions_to_traumatic_events.pdf


https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/home-page-logged-out/resources-for-responding-to-violence-and-tragedy.html


https://mhanational.org/talking-kids-about-fear-and-violence


Talking To Kids About Fear And Violence | Mental Health America

Acts of violence in schools and other public places have stunned the nation. Children, in particular, may experience anxiety, fear, and a sense of personal risk. They may also sense anxiety and tension in those around them — friends, family members, loved ones, caregivers and other adults who have a direct impact on the well-being of children.

mhanational.org


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS

"We are the property management company for Pine Ridge Association. The Association is experiencing an increase in damage to the grass where the parents park and wait prior to pick up. We need to find a solution to this problem, as the Board of Directors are becoming quite frustrated with the costs incurred to replace sod and the irrigation broken by the vehicles."


Families, please remember to obey all traffic and parking laws to not only avoid tickets, but also to model good character for your children.


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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