TEAM SUCCESS NEWSLETTER
Happy New Year!
Classes resumed on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 after a well-deserved Winter Break.
January marks the beginning of our second semester, as well as the start of the annual testing season for our English Language Learners. In addition, this month we celebrate reading and literacy across the state of Florida.
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.
Tuesday, January 10: Welcome Back to Team Success for Second Semester!
Remember to hand in your completed Winter Packets!
Thursday, January 12: Q2 Report Cards sent home
If you have any questions about your child's academic performance or how to help them become stronger readers, writers, and learners, please contact your child's teachers directly. They will be happy to discuss your child's progress with you.
Monday, January 16: No school - MLK Day
Watch this video with your child for a quick introduction to the life and work of Dr. King.
January 23-27: Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!
Like the Team Success Literacy Night in December, Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is designed to raise awareness about the importance of reading and to inspire students and families to make reading part of their daily routines.
The most important thing is to read to and with your child, in English and in your primary language. Talk about the books together. Reread favorite books. Visit the library -- Manatee County has many different library branches with a wonderful selection of books for children, teens, and adults, all for free! Click here to learn how to activate your child's All Access Library Pass: https://www.manateeschools.net/Page/11180.
In addition, Florida provides free books to students in grades K-5 that are reading below grade level (usually defined as scoring a 1 or a 2 in the state's standardized ELA tests). Sign up your child for this free program by visiting https://www.newworldsreading.com/fl/en/home.html.
Attendance Matters: In school, every day!
At the start of a brand-new semester, It's more important than ever to 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.
Saturday School 2023: Save the Dates!
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
- US History (grade 11)
It is very important that your child attend Saturday School. It starts 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
IMPORTANT TESTING DATES IN January
- 1/23 WIDA Testing for ELL students