Parent Newsletter

December 2020

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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

From the General Manager

Dear Staff, Parents, Students and Community:


It is hard to believe that we are already embarking on the holiday season. It is our hope and prayer that everyone has a safe, joyous and healthy holiday season. We are exploring some unique ways to celebrate the holidays here at Palm Cove Elementary with a December spirit week, along with a Polar Express day. Please help us spread some holiday cheer by participating in our events. 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!


Happy Holidays!


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

"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


  • Thursday, January 7: Early release day

  • 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

JOIN US DECEMBER 14TH-18TH FOR OUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK! CHECK OUT OUR DAILY SCHEDULE!

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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.

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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ASK BRIA! (Broward Remote Instructional Assistance)

Broward Remote Instructional Assistance…”Ask BRIA” Broward’s districtwide evening academic assistance is now available Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Students can find a link in their Canvas courses entitled “Need Assistance With Schoolwork-Ask BRIA”. By clicking on the link, students will be guided to a live Teams session with a certified teacher to receive academic support. We encourage our Panthers to take advantage of this free resource to receive assistance!


https://www.browardschools.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=43&ModuleInstanceID=3555&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=165303&PageID=79

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."