April 2023

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

April marks the start of our final testing season for the year, when our students are taking the end-of-the year tests that matter most. Please make sure that your child is in school every day, on time and ready to learn. As discussed below, absences have a very negative effect on a student's academic performance. This is true whether the absence is excused or unexcused. Please make yourself familiar with the important testing dates below. We start FAST testing for K-2nd grade mid-April.

Team Success is once again offering Saturday School for students in tested subjects in grades 3-11. We have three Saturday Schools in April, so make sure your student takes advantage of these nine additional instructional hours this month. Details below.

Thank you for being a part of our Team Success family!

As always, please feel free to reach out to your child's teachers and to our school staff and administrators in the main office with any questions or concerns.

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No school on Friday, April 7, 2023

There will be no school on Friday, April 7, 2023 in observance of Good Friday.

There will be no Saturday School on April 8, 2023, so please enjoy your long weekend.

We will resume our normal school schedule, including Saturday School, on Monday, April 10, 2023.

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Saturday School 2023 Continues

Saturday School is a tradition at Team Success during the second semester. It is part of what makes Team Success special.

Saturday School provides students in grades 3-11 with extra instructional time to practice and master subjects tested in the end-of-year statewide exams in the following areas:

  • ELA grades 3-10
  • Math grades 3-8
  • Algebra and geometry
  • Science grades 5 and 8
  • Biology
  • Civics
  • US History (grade 11)

It is very important that your child attend Saturday School. It started on the Saturday after spring break and continues every Saturday until mid-May (except for the Saturday before Easter). Saturday School instruction runs from 8:45 to 12 pm, with breakfast provided beforehand. Transportation by bus is also provided.

Please mark these Saturday School dates in your calendar:

✅#1: March 25

✅#2: April 1

#3: April 15

#4: April 22

#5: April 29

#6: May 6

#7: May 13

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Q4 Progress Reports - Friday, April 21, 2023

Progress reports for Quarter 4 will be sent home on Friday, April 21, 2023. You will also receive the quarterly grade-level newsletter with information about your child's classes and how to contact the teachers.

Progress reports are a great opportunity to sit down with your student and discuss how they are doing in their classes and what their goals are.

Please sign the progress report and return to your child's homeroom teacher.

If you have any questions about how your student is doing in class, please contact the teachers.

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  • benchmark and portfolio testing for Grade 3
  • CTE/certification testing for Grades 11 and 12


12: SAT (12th grade for concordance only)

13: FAST Writing Field Test - Grade 9 only

18: FCLE (12th grade partial class)

18: FAST ELA PM3 for Grades 1 and 2

20: FAST ELA PM3 for Kindergarten

25: FAST Math PM3 for Grades 1 and 2

27: FAST Math PM3 for Kindergarten


2: FAST ELA for Grades 3-10

4: AP Statistics (12th)

5: AP US History for Grade 11A

9: AP English Language and Composition for Grade 12A

9: Science EOC for Grade 5 - session 1; Science EOC for Grade 8

10: Science EOC for Grade 5 - session 2

11: Civics EOC for Grade 11

11: Biology EOC for Grade 9

11: US History EOC for Grade 11

16: FAST Math for Grades 3-10

17: BEST Geometry EOC

18: BEST Algebra EOC

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Event for rising 9th and 12th graders and their parents/guardians: Monday, April 24, 2023

All current Grade 8 and Grade 11 students and their parents and guardians are cordially invited to an evening event with Mr. Howe, our Director of College and Career Services, to learn more about high school graduation requirements as well as education and career opportunities after graduation.

The event will be held on Monday, April 24, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the West Campus Cafeteria.

Representatives from the University of South Florida, Manatee Technical College, Unidos Now, and the military will be on hand to answer questions and distribute information. Team Success graduates will also be sharing their post-graduation experiences.

✔️Successful Open House for Prospective Families

On Saturday, March 4, 2023, Team Success held an Open House for families interested in enrolling students for next year. Among the activities:

  • physical education staff and coaches explaining the soccer, golf, and tennis programs
  • playground games with senior students
  • sale of Girl Scout cookies by our Girl Scout troop and its leaders
  • raffles and door prizes
  • completing enrollment paperwork

If you have any enrollment questions, please don't hesitate to contact our registrars, Ms. Madeline Hernandez (K-5) and Ms. Yinoelle Colon (6-12).

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Senior class visits Mote Marine

The senior class traveled to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota on Monday, March 27, 2023. It was part of their Environmental Science class, led by Ms. Majchrzak. They enjoyed touring the beautiful Sea Aquarium and the Marine Mammal Center. Also, students learned to review and analyze real Sea Turtle data! Working in groups, students tracked a turtle and determined trends, habits, or behaviors in the data. They became comfortable with presenting their findings and their conclusions, in a real laboratory setting.

The touch tanks and many exhibits brought the students so much closer to the animals than they expected. This experience really pushed their curiosity and fueled a passion to learn more about the sea. According to Ms. Majchrzak, “I was extremely pleased with the overall trip, and here at Team Success, we will continue our relationship with Mote Marine to promote further science endeavors.”

Four more Team Success students selected for Take Stock in Children Scholarships!

Four ninth grade students have recently been accepted as Take Stock In Children (TSIC) Scholars after completing a rigorous application, selection, and interview process. This brings the current total of TSIC Scholars at Team Success to thirty! In addition, seven staff members currently serve as mentors in the program.

Take Stock in Children of Manatee County is a nonprofit organization with over twenty years of experience combating poverty through education, by selecting middle and high school students and matching them with mentors from the community who develop multi-year relationships with them. Scholars who successfully complete the program receive a scholarship to college upon graduation from high school.
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Attendance Matters: In school, every day!

Please make sure that your child is in school every day for every class, on time and ready to learn.

Did you know that missing 10% or more of school puts a child in much greater danger of falling behind academically and struggling with reading and math? It also increases the danger of not graduating from high school.

Ten percent is just 2 days a month! That means that being absent just 2 days a month puts your child at greater risk. This is true regardless of whether the absence is excused or unexcused.

So please, in as much as possible, make medical appointments outside school hours and take vacations or trips during school breaks, so your children receive the full benefits of their time at Team Success. This is particularly important right now, as we prepare for those important end-of-year state tests.

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