The Color of our Worlds: 09/2016
Providing a High Quality Education for ALL Students
MARTIN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT CHECKLIST
• Strengthen the child’s academic progress, especially in the area of reading;
• Strengthen the child’s citizenship, especially social skills and respect for others;
• Strengthen the child’s realization of high expectations and setting lifelong learning goals; and
• Emphasize communication between the school and the home.
Twenty Ways You Can Help Your Children Succeed At School
As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children's schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. In fact, many studies show that what the family does is more important to a child's school success than how much money the family makes or how much education the parents have. There are many ways that parents can support their children's learning at home and throughout the school year. Here are some ideas to get you started!
School Attendance: A Key to Success
FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award Presented by XPRIZE
RUNNER-UP – Chipsulation by Robostallions of Stuart, Fl.
Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2016 Contests
Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invited Florida K-12 students to participate in the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month essay and art contests based on this year’s theme, “Honoring Hispanic American Heroes.” Parents, students, teachers, and principals are also encouraged to nominate outstanding Hispanic educators for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.
Governor Scott said, “Hispanic Heritage Month is a great opportunity for Florida’s students to learn about our state’s history and also compete to receive a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship. We are incredibly thankful for our Hispanic American heroes, past and present, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to defend our freedom. Ann and I look forward to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in September to honor their courageous service, and also recognize Florida’s amazing teachers and students.”
First Lady Ann Scott said, “Hispanic Heritage Month is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the unique and diverse culture that we value so much in Florida. I encourage Florida’s talented students to participate in this year’s essay and art contests to learn more about our state’s history. I look forward to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in September and recognizing the winners for their wonderful accomplishments.”
About the Student Contests
- Art Contest for Grades K-3: The Hispanic Heritage Month art contest is open to all Florida students in grades K-3, and two winners will be selected.
- Essay Contest for Grades 4-12: The Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4 through 12. Three winners will be selected: one elementary student (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8), and one high school student (grades 9-12). Winners will receive a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.
- Parent Waiver Form for Online Submissions
About the Excellence in Education Award
- Governor Scott’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to all Hispanic, full-time educators in an elementary, middle or high school in Florida.
- Three winners will be selected: one elementary school (grades K-5) teacher, one middle school (grades 6-8) teacher and one high school (grades 9-12) teacher.
Contest Entries and Nominations
- All entry forms and guidelines for the contests, as well as additional information about Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month and other related events, can be found atFloridaHispanicHeritage.com.
- Completed forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311; faxed to 850-921-5146 or emailed to HHM@VolunteerFlorida.org. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 PM EDT on September 9, 2016. (Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.)
Breakfast & Lunch at NO Charge in some MCSD School Sites
The sites are:
J.D. Parker Elementary
Port Salerno Elementary
Willoughby Learning Center
Spectrum Jr./Sr. High
For additional information please contact: Laura Roberts, Director, Food and Nutrition Services 772-223-2655 or RobertL@martin.k12.fl.us.
HSE: Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary School is Green School Award Recipient
Parent Resource Center at Port Salerno Elementary School
Pinewood Elementary School Embraces Growth Mindset!
Your Administrative Team,
Jen Radcliff, Principal
Cristina Smith, Assistant Principal
Patty Morris, Assistant Principal
Coffee Talks, A New Program for SeaWind Elementary School in 2016-2017!
This year we will be hosting monthly SWE Coffee Talks for our parents and guardians. We welcome parent input for topics of conversation at our monthly talks.
We look forward to building strong relationships with our SeaWind families. We welcome your suggestions for making SeaWind Elementary a great place to be for students, staff. and families.
Open House at SeaWind Elementary School
Title I - Migrant - ELL Services Department of the MCSD
The Color of Our Worlds is an Electronic Newsletter for the school communities of:
Anderson Middle School
Hobe Sound Elementary School
Indiantown Middle School
J. D. Parker Elementary School
Pinewood Elementary School
Port Salerno Elementary School
SeaWind Elementary School
Warfield Elementary School