October 2023 Newsletter
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER
As we enter the month of October, I am so proud of our Imagine-Chancellor students as they have demonstrated numerous character strengths so far this school year. I have witnessed student leaders emerge as they share ideas and perspectives to promote positive change on our campus.
As teachers inspire and drive students to engage in the learning process, I continue to be amazed over their creativity, curiosity and love of learning. It is vital for the Imagine-Chancellor family to continue to work together to maintain our strong school community and cultivate positivity in action.
A huge thank you to all of the families who came to our Open House and Safety Nights. Additionally, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with our Book Fair. We greatly appreciate our Imagine-Chancellor families and their ongoing support!
I am forever grateful for the commitment and support from our outstanding teachers, staff, students, and parents. We are Imagine Chancellor STRONG and STRONGER TOGETHER!
With love and appreciation,
There's still time to purchase your $15.00 Fall Festival Tickets at discount. Sale ends October 18th.
Tickets at the door will go up to $25.00 per child!
Adults are free. This is a public event so feel free to share the link to friends and family!
Take advantage here: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/isccfallfest
Our Middle School Leadership Class is working collaboratively to implement "Unity Week" (October 16th-20th). Unity Week is to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying.
Students will engage in various activities throughout Unity Week to promote inclusion throughout our school and surrounding community. On Wednesday, Oct. 18th all students are encouraged to wear orange for Unity Day.
Positivity Project Character Strengths for October
Positivity Project will continue on our campus with a focus on Positivity in Action and the Other People Mindset. Below are the character strengths we will be focusing on each week during the month of October.
Forgiveness- Week of October 2-6
Review of Character Strengths taught so far this school year- Week of October 9-13
Integrity- Week of October 16-20
Creativity- Week of October 23-27
OPM - Knowing my words and actions affect others- October 30 - November 3
A new resource Positivity Project is offering this year is P2 for Families!
This is an easy way for families to discuss the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. It is differentiated for various grade levels and includes 1 quote, 1 video and 3 questions to drive conversations around character at home.
Positivity Project Visit
Imagine-Chancellor had an inspiring visit from the Positivity Project Co-founder, Jeff Bryan and Dana Vignale of Building Hope. We proudly showcased positivity in action throughout our campus. They had a chance to visit classrooms, speak with students, learn about campus initiatives, and witness our character education in action. Our ISCC News Crew had the opportunity to interview Jeff Bryan for our morning announcements and also shared how they incorporate P2 every day in their broadcasts.
From our youngest kindergartners to our soon-to-be graduates, The Positivity Project empowers our students to become positive citizens!
Highlighting 24 character strengths, each one is carefully chosen to inspire and guide our students on their journey towards becoming successful individuals.
At Imagine Chancellor, we are dedicated to empowering our students and families to promote positivity in action.
WPBF Weather Class
Positivity in Action
Gum Free Campus
Throughout the 23-24 school year, Florida’s statewide, standardized assessments in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics will be aligned with the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking(B.E.S.T.). The Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST).
An example of what FAST will look like throughout the year:
Progress Monitoring 1 (PM1)– because this assessment occurs at the very beginning of the school year, it is designed to provide a baseline score so teachers can track student progress in learning the B.E.S.T. Standards from PM1 to PM2. At this point, your child has been exposed to the skills, but no mastery of the skills is needed at this time.
Progress Monitoring 2 (PM2) by the time of the FAST window, students will have had an opportunity to learn the grade-level standards, and this assessment will provide a mid-year score to compare to the baseline score from PM1. Teachers will monitor and pull small groups to close any gaps that the students may be having.
Progress Monitoring 3 (PM3) this last administration will provide a summative score that will accurately measure student mastery of the B.E.S.T. Standards at the end of the school year. While PM1 and PM2 are for informational purposes only, PM3 will be used for school accountability beginning in the 2024–25 school year.
PM1 and PM2 - it is important for families to understand that this information is intended to provide baseline and mid-year results for PM1 and PM2 respectively. These results are for informational purposes only and should be used to identify areas that may need additional instruction and support. These results should not be considered student achievement designations.
By PM3, students will show mastery. This assessment will provide us with a summative score at the end of the year to measure student mastery of the grade-level content standards.
Student achievement is of utmost importance at Imagine-Chancellor. Teachers must maximize instructional minutes to promote student learning success. Tardies are a major disruption to the learning environment and student learning. Students miss extremely important intervention/enrichment time. Additionally, learning stops while the tardy student settles into his/her seat.
Student tardies continue to be a problem. We strongly encourage families to ensure their child(ren) are setup for success each morning by arriving to school on time. The instructional day starts at 8:30 am. Therefore, it is expected for all students to be in their seat ready to learn at this time. We appreciate your support in this matter.
Helpful Hint: Morning arrival car lines have extremely little to no traffic between 8:00-8:15 am.
All visitors must provide government issued ID to enter the school building. Visitors will be issued a visitor badge that must be worn at all times. When exiting the building, all visitors must check out and turn in their visitor badge.
Arrival Procedures Reminders
Students who are enrolled in before care will be able to enter the campus daily from 7:15-7:45 am off of High Ridge Road. Parents will receive special car tags to identify as before care students.
All students will use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building.
Access to the school off High Ridge Road will not be accessible from 7:45 am-8:45 am.
Parents who are not enrolled in before care will enter the campus off of Miner Rd following traffic down Imagine Way. Gates will be open to all students at 7:50 am each morning.
All other students will not be permitted to enter campus prior to 7:50 am.
Dismissal Procedures Reminders
Staggered dismissal times will remain the same:
K-2- 3:00 pm
3rd-5th- 3:15 pm
6th-8th- 3:30 pm
K-2: South side of the school
K-8 students with siblings: South side of the school
3rd-8th students without siblings: North side of the school
· All students will remain in their classroom during dismissal
· PikMyKid will be utilized as our dismissal program
· Parents must check-in using the PikMyKid app or provide the designated staff member the assigned dismissal number for their child(ren). Please place your PikmyKid dismissal tag on your rear view mirror or dashboard for staff to easily see.
· Gates will be open to all students at dismissal times. Dismissal traffic will flow down Imagine Way (back road off of Miner Rd) and onto north or the south side of the campus based off your child(ren)'s designated side.
· If you have multiple children in different grade levels, please come at the oldest child’s release time to pick up all of your children on the SOUTH SIDE of the school.
· Please do not come earlier than your child’s assigned dismissal time. Parents that have children in grades 3-8 that come early will be directed to go around and come back at their assigned time.
InUnison will remain our school uniform vendor for this school year. All of the shirt colors will remain the same as well as the shorts/pants colors. If you wish to order online for this year, the link to the uniform website is below.
School Food Services
School Food Service will offer FREE breakfast and lunch during the 2023-2024 school year at Imagine-Chancellor.
Students are able to receive a nutritious breakfast every morning. There are a variety of breakfast items to choose from such as breakfast sandwiches, assorted cereals, eggs, omelets, french toast, pancakes, and many more.
For lunch, students can choose from chicken patty sandwiches, deep dish pizza, salads, macaroni and cheese, and a variety of other selections with a vegetarian option offered each day. Please click here to see the daily menu for your school.
Please note that meals may contain allergens. Everyone is encouraged to take precautions and contact the School Food Service office at 561-383-2000 if their child has any special dietary needs due to allergies or disabilities.