Parent Newsletter

February 2021

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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:


We made it to the second month of the year, February 2021! I want to continue to thank you, our Palm Cove community for all that you have had to endure during these unprecedented times. As we enter the third quarter of the school year let's continue to work together to make all things possible for all scholars. Our primary goal is to continue to provide high quality instruction as well as help keep our faculty, staff, and scholars safe and healthy during this global pandemic. 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!


Just a friendly reminder to complete the second semester survey on how you want your child to attend school and if you elect to have your child to attend face to face, this will not go into effect until, Wednesday, January 13th at the start of the 3rd quarter.


https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y7Ws7nBTWEOpaqN4PJXUIk8Qd-FM6ztPhMstDFnokdFUNkZBS1NJTUc2VllGSjFNNUNTRzVITEtQQi4u


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

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"On-Deck" Calendar of Events

  • Wednesday, February 3: 2nd Quarter Report Cards issued

  • February 8-12: For Service and Love Projects school-wide

  • February 8-12: FTE Week

  • February 12: At 10:17am we will have a moment of reflection for the 17 lost lives of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) tragedy on Febryary 14, 2018 #wewillneverforget

  • Friday, February 12: 3rd Quarter interims issued (revised from 2/9)

  • Monday, February 15: President's Day No School

  • Wednesday, February 17: Virtual SAC Meeting 5:30pm see agenda and TEAMS link below

  • Thursday, February 18: Early Release Day Dismissal at 12:00pm both face to face and elearning

  • February 22-26: Black History Month Contribution Activities

THE NEXT GENERATION OF OUR YOUTH IS AT PALM COVE! WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON OUR STUDENTS! WATCH THIS INSPIRATIONAL YOUNG LADY HONORING OUR HEROES!

Amanda Gorman Recites 'Chorus of the Captains' at Super Bowl LV

MEET AMANDA GORMAN

Here are 8 facts you need to know about Amanda Gorman:


1. She was born in Los Angeles and is 22 years old and her mother is a 6th grade English teacher.


2. She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University.


3. She has a twin sister.


4. She became the youngest poet to deliver an inaugural address, she was named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017.


5. She was specifically chosen by the First Lady herself for the honor of performing at the inauguration. Dr. Biden had seen her recite poetry at the Library of Congress and advocated for her to the inaugural committee.


6. She has an auditory processing disorder, is hypersensitive to sound, and has a speech impediment.


7. She’s written a children’s book.


8. She plans to run for president as soon as she’s eligible.

JOIN US FOR OUR VIRTUAL SAC MEETING ON 2/17/21 5:30PM HERE'S OUR AGENDA

A Day of Service and Love

On Sunday, February 14, 2021, Broward County Public Schools and communities across Broward County will host A Day of Service and Love in observance of the three-year commemoration of the 17 lives lost and those injured as a result of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.


A Day of Service and Love provides an opportunity for students, employees, and volunteers to come together to support each other through a variety of community service activities at our schools and across the county. On this day, our students will reflect and spend the day making beneficial impacts on the lives of others. We want them to know they have the power to positively shape the lives of others. On this day, our students will feel pride at being important contributors to our community as they are surrounded by positive acts by others. Developing positive character traits in our youth is as important as the academic education they receive. We remind ourselves that as adults, we must exemplify what we want to see in our children.


To provide a forum for students, employees and volunteers to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a range of volunteer opportunities to support local efforts while wearing masks and practicing physical distancing during the week of February 8, 2021.


Districtwide From February 8-12, schools across the District will engage students in A Day of Service and Love activities leading up to Sunday, February 14. February 8-12 are regular school days. Service projects are intended to encourage service to others within schools and communities while also raising awareness about important and meaningful causes. On Friday, February 12 at 10:17 a.m., our entire District will observe a moment of reflection in honor of the 17 lives lost and those who were injured.

BCPS CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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Please open the attached document for clickable links referenced in the information below

Affordable Internet Access Extended through June 30, 2021

Broward County Public Schools is pleased to announce that its internet service provider partners, COMCAST and AT & T, have extended their affordable internet offers through the end of the 2020/21 school year.


See the flyer attached or click on the images below to view details on how to get internet access for less than $10 a month through June 30, 2021.

REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR AS OF 12/17/2020

AT HOME DAILY HEALTH SCREENING

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.

Parent Resource for Supporting Young Learners

Broward County Schools is dedicated to helping children reach their maximum potential as lifelong learners. The Elementary Learning Department has developed a course to provide parents, caregivers and guardians with guidance and resources needed to ensure every child’s success. Please visit http://bit.ly/SupportingYoungLearners for additional information and resources to help your child. Also, we encourage you to speak with your child’s teacher for additional information and strategies.

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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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

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Emergency school board approved policies that we adhere to. Please take note. Thank you!

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    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."