Imagine-Chancellor Chargers

May 2020 Newsletter

In this Together

As we enter the last month of school for the 2019-2020 school year, my hope is for everyone to finish the year with a positive mindset. Next week (May 4th-8th), we will be celebrating Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. I want to express my utmost respect to the teachers and staff at Imagine-Chancellor. Their dedication and commitment to the students and school are the reason we have been able to forge through the current situation with positive outcomes. They have inspired me in ways I could never imagine and I'm so thankful for the best teachers in staff in the world!

Although this year has been filled with extreme challenges, I believe our Imagine-Chancellor family's bond has become stronger. This is not the way we would like to end the school year, however, with creative minds and loving hearts we will make it memorable for all. This newsletter is filled with important information regarding end of year celebrations, so please take time to read and take note of the events. I am so grateful for the entire Imagine-Chancellor family! We truly have come together and made this experience the best it could possibly be for all. Thank you and always remember we are #inthistogether!


With much love and appreciation,

Ms. Standley

Principal

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 4th - May 8th we will be celebrating the amazing teachers and staff at Imagine-Chancellor. Please see the schedule below highlighting ways your child(ren) can show their appreciation for their teacher(s). We hope everyone will participate and show love for our hard-working dedicated teachers and staff!
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To show appreciation for our teachers, we are giving them a break! Friday, May 8th there will be no PM Zoom hours. AM Zoom hours will still take place.

In Loving Memory

It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of retired Kindergarten teacher Mitzi Feinn. Ms. Feinn was a beloved member of our Imagine-Chancellor family for many years. Her infectious smile and caring spirit will be remembered and cherished. Throughout her years at Imagine-Chancellor, she touched the lives of so many and will be dearly missed by all!
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8th Grade Class of 2020 Graduation

To honor the accomplishments of our 8th grade class, we will have a virtual graduation ceremony. This event will be pre-recorded to simulate the typical ceremony as much as possible. Special features will be included in this ceremony to make it special for our graduating class. The link will be published on our school website, ParentSquare, and Facebook page on Tuesday, May 26th @ 6pm. Our hope is to create a memory for all graduates and their families so they can enjoy and share with loved ones. Class of 2020, you are definitely a part of history!

8th Grade Drive-Thru Celebration

On Friday, May 29th we will be hosting a special drive-thru celebration at the school for our 8th grade Class of 2020. We hope that all graduates and their families will come to the school for a special tribute. 8th grade families are asked to drive thru the north side car line at their assigned times based on students' last names. Each graduate will be individually recognized and receive a bag with goodies and their awards. We kindly request for the graduates to sit in the front passenger seat for easier access to deliver our special surprises. To ensure safety for all, families must stay in their cars and adhere to the assigned times. This event will be a very unique and special tribute for our Class of 2020!


Below are the assigned times for this celebration on Friday, May 29th:


5:00-5:30pm (Last Name A-F)

5:30-6:00pm (Last Name G-L)

6:00-6:30pm (Last Name M-R)

6:30-7:00pm (Last Name S-Z)

Digital Learning

Imagine-Chancellor students will continue with Digital Learning for the rest of this school year. The last day of school is May 29th. Students will only be required to attend their AM Zoom session. There will be no Specials or PM Zoom hours the last day of school.

Imagine Schools National Character Essay Contest Winner

A huge congratulations goes out to Natalie Feliciano, a 3rd grader in Mr. Borecki and Mr. Molter's class. Natalie won 2nd place for her essay submission. This character essay contest includes all of the Imagine Schools nationwide. We are so proud of Natalie!

Summer Camp Update

As of right now, we still are unsure if Summer Camp will be held. We are awaiting directives from the state to determine if this would be a possibility. As soon as more information is released, we will make a decision and inform everyone via the school website, ParentSquare, and our Facebook page.

School Uniforms for Next School Year

InUnison will remain our school uniform vendor for the upcoming school year. All of the shirt colors will remain the same as well as the shorts/pants colors. Due to the current situation, we are unsure if we will be able to hold summer uniform sales. If you wish to order online for next year, the link to the uniform website is below.

Laptop Return Procedures

If you checked out a Chromebook from the school, please adhere to the following procedures for return. We ask on the designated days below, you come to the school and go through the loop in the front of the school. Entering on the north entrance of High Ridge and exiting the south side entrance on High Ridge. Please return both the Chromebook and charger to ensure you are not held liable for missing items. The following dates have been designated for return based on student's last names:


Please adhere to the assigned dates and times:

June 2nd (9 am -12 pm): A-L (Student's Last Name)

June 3rd (9 am -12 pm): M-Z (Student's Last Name)

Sibling Registration Paperwork for 2020-2021

If your child has a sibling entering K or any other grade for the upcoming school year please complete the registration packet. You can either mail it to the school or email lisa.tierney@imagineschools.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Tierney.

Report Cards

Elementary and Middle School Report cards will be emailed to parents on the last day of school.

Earth Day

Our students celebrated Earth Day in many different ways, all demonstrating support for environmental protection. Way to go, Chargers!

Art Showcase

Check out this amazing surrealism piece from Isla, one of Ms. LoPresti's 5th grade artists! The assignment was to create a surrealism piece with two items that start with the same letter. Isla's "Pigs in a Pool" showed tremendous skill and effort, and impressive use of materials!

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90's Dance Challenge

Recently, the Imagine-Chancellor staff was challenged by our sister school, Imagine North Lauderdale, to a 90's dance challenge. Of course, we accepted and showcased our dance moves. Enjoy the videos from each campus below!
INL 90's Dance Challenge
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Positivity Project Character Strengths for May

May 4-8: Leadership

May 11-15: Other People Matter Mindset - Identifying and appreciating the good in others

May 18-22: Social Intelligence

May 26-29: Other People Matter Mindset

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Kindergarten Roundup

We will be hosting a virtual Kindergarten Roundup this year via Zoom on Tuesday, May 12th @6:30 pm for our incoming Kindergarten class. Zoom information will be sent via email to access the event. We are so excited to welcome our new Chargers to the Imagine Chancellor Family.
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Middle School Information Night

We will be hosting sessions for our 5th grade students and families transitioning to middle school next year. Information regarding block scheduling, electives, and more will be presented. Zoom session dates and times are listed below:


Wednesday, May 13th @6:30 pm- Ms. White and Ms. Cunningham's classes

Thursday, May 14th @6:30 pm- Mrs. Tam, Ms. Didomenico, & Ms. Woolfson's classes


Zoom links will be sent out via email, google classroom, and schoology.

Grade Level Important Information

Kindergarten

On Tuesday, May 26th, Kindergarten teachers will be at the school to celebrate the end of the year. We ask that families bring their Kindergartner through the north side car line at the assigned times below. Students will get to wave to their teacher and receive a bag with their personal belongings from the classroom along with other surprises. If your child ordered Spring Pictures or a yearbook they will be included in the bag.


Please come to the north side car line at the following assigned time for your child's class:

9:30 am - Mrs. Mrakovich and Ms. Brandenburger

10:00 am - Ms. Pat and Ms. Hamilton

10:30 am - Ms. Lukens


If you are unable to come on this day, we will have the bags available for pick up on June 2-3. Times will be released via our school website, Facebook page, and ParentSquare towards the end of May.

1st Grade

First grade has been working so hard on zoom. We want to take a moment and thank everyone involved for keeping our kids education going! It truly takes a village. This past month we have learned how to successfully navigate online learning, we went on a field trip to an aquarium and we had a lot of funny moments celebrated. From April fools to birthdays to Earth Day to dance offs. It’s been a lot of fun! As we enter our last month of school, we have a lot of fun things planned. Be on the look out for virtual field trips, spirit week and more!



On Tuesday, May 26th, 1st grade teachers will be at the school to celebrate the end of the year. We ask that families bring their 1st grader through the south side car line at the assigned times below. Students will get to wave to their teacher and receive a bag with their personal belongings from the classroom along with other surprises. If your child ordered Spring Pictures or a yearbook they will be included in the bag.


Please come to the south side car line at the following assigned time for your child's class:

10:30 am - Mrs. Slade and Ms. Montanarella

11:00 am - Ms. Binder and Ms. Purdy

11:30 am - Ms. LoBello


If you are unable to come on this day, we will have the bags available for pick up on June 2-3. Times will be released via our school website, Facebook page, and ParentSquare towards the end of May.

2nd Grade

Second grade students have been successfully distance learning now for over six weeks. All students are actively engaged in whole and small group instruction, and are adjusting well to our new learning style. Earth Day has brought out the creativity in us. Students have taken items around the house that have no real use and have made an art masterpiece. This past month we even had students learn how to play the guitar and ukelele. May is upon us and we are eager to surprise our mothers with something special for Mother's Day. 2nd grade classes would also like to invite any parent/guardian who would like to talk about their profession or play a musical instrument to join us on zoom. We are looking forward to making this last month of 2nd grade a memorable positive learning experience.


On Tuesday, May 26th, 2nd grade teachers will be at the school to celebrate the end of the year. We ask that families bring their 2nd grader through the north side car line at the assigned times below. Students will get to wave to their teacher and receive a bag with their personal belongings from the classroom along with other surprises. If your child ordered Spring Pictures or a yearbook they will be included in the bag.


Please come to the north side car line at the following assigned time for your child's class:

11:00 am - Mrs. Fick

11:30 am - Mrs. Houston and Ms. Reed

12:00 pm - Mr. Uberto and Mrs. Decker


If you are unable to come on this day, we will have the bags available for pick up on June 2-3. Times will be released via our school website, Facebook page, and ParentSquare towards the end of May.

3rd Grade

With school almost winding down we are amazed by the determination of our students to continue to do their best work. We love seeing all the students on zoom each day and hearing about their quarantine stories. We know this last month is going to be amazing as we are working on some fun activities for all the kids.

Love,

Your third grade teachers.



On Wednesday, May 27th, 3rd grade teachers will be at the school to celebrate the end of the year. We ask that families bring their 3rd grader through the north side car line at the assigned times below. Students will get to wave to their teacher and receive a bag with their personal belongings from the classroom along with other surprises. If your child ordered Spring Pictures or a yearbook they will be included in the bag.


Please come to the north side car line at the following assigned time for your child's class:

9:30 am - Ms. Wernikoff and Ms. Barfield

10:00 am - Mr. Borecki and Mr. Molter

10:30 am - Ms. McClellan


If you are unable to come on this day, we will have the bags available for pick up on June 2-3. Times will be released via our school website, Facebook page, and ParentSquare towards the end of May.

4th Grade

On Wednesday, May 27th, 4th grade teachers will be at the school to celebrate the end of the year. We ask that families bring their 4th grader through the south side car line at the assigned times below. Students will get to wave to their teacher and receive a bag with their personal belongings from the classroom along with other surprises. If your child ordered Spring Pictures or a yearbook they will be included in the bag.


Please come to the south side car line at the following assigned time for your child's class:

10:30 am - Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Palumbo

11:00 am - Mrs. Aliff and Mrs. Redmond

11:30 am - Mrs. Rodenbo


If you are unable to come on this day, we will have the bags available for pick up on June 2-3. Times will be released via our school website, Facebook page, and ParentSquare towards the end of May.

5th Grade

Middle School Orientation Nights will be held virtually on May 13th and May 14th @ 6:30pm. Ms. Cunningham and Ms. White’s classes will take place on May 13th. Mrs. Tam, Mrs. Didomenico, and Ms. Woolfson’s classes will be held on May 14th. We will share the link to this event as we get closer to the date.


To honor our 5th grade Class of 2020, a pre-recorded Stepping Up ceremony will be released on May 27th @ 6:00 pm. As this is a tradition at Imagine-Chancellor, we will simulate the ceremony virtually to honor our 5th graders accomplishments and celebrate them "stepping up" to middle school.


On Friday, May 29th, 5th grade teachers will be at the school to celebrate the end of the year and the stepping up to middle school for our 5th graders . We ask that families bring their 5th grader through the north side car line at the assigned times below. Students will get to wave to their teacher and receive a special bag with their personal belongings from the classroom along with other surprises. If your child ordered Spring Pictures or a yearbook they will be included in the bag.


Please come to the north side car line at the following assigned time for your child's class:

3:00 pm- Ms. Cunningham and Ms. White

3:45 pm- Ms. Didomenico, Ms. Woolfson, and Ms. Tam


If you are unable to come on this day, we will have the bags available for pick up on June 2-3. Times will be released via our school website, Facebook page, and ParentSquare towards the end of May.

6th Grade

On Thursday, May 28th, 6th grade teachers will be at the school to celebrate the end of the year. We ask that families bring their 6th grader through the north side car line at the assigned times below. Students will get to wave to their teacher and receive a bag with their personal belongings from the classroom along with other surprises. If your child ordered Spring Pictures or a yearbook they will be included in the bag.


Please come to the north side car line at the following assigned time:

10:00 am


If you are unable to come on this day, we will have the bags available for pick up on June 2-3. Times will be released via our school website, Facebook page, and ParentSquare towards the end of May.

7th Grade

On Thursday, May 28th, 7th grade teachers will be at the school to celebrate the end of the year. We ask that families bring their 7th grader through the north side car line at the assigned times below. Students will get to wave to their teacher and receive a bag with their personal belongings from the classroom along with other surprises. If your child ordered Spring Pictures or a yearbook they will be included in the bag.


Please come to the north side car line at the following assigned time:

11:00 am


If you are unable to come on this day, we will have the bags available for pick up on June 2-3. Times will be released via our school website, Facebook page, and ParentSquare towards the end of May.

6-8 Grade ELA

As we reach our midway point of the Quarter, it has been quite an experience learning digitally. Students still are expected to attend our mandatory class times from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm daily. Our Open Office Hours are from 2:15 to 4:15 pm every day, please have your child use this time to come to us with any questions or concerns they may have.

Each student is expected to complete 3 hours of ELA learning each week. We will continue to assign through Google Classroom, using both https://newsela.com/ and https://www.commonlit.org .

Intensive Reading students will continue to complete one

5-step lesson article in https://portal.achieve3000.com/index .

Parents may contact teachers with any concerns they may have, please use the emails below.

Silka.cuba@imagineschools.org

James.hanna@imagineschools.org

Ronna.avergon@imagineschools.org

Renata.zarro@imagineschools.org

Thank you for a wonderful school year!

“What feels like the end is often the beginning” -

Governing Board Meeting May 4th

We will hold our Governing Board meeting on May 4th @5:30 pm. Please see the Governing Board page on our school website for directions to access the meeting.

School Food Services Feeding Sites for May

School Food Services have some new updates for the month of May:


Starting Thursday, May 7, 2020 we will be feeding at all sites below to cover meals for three days.
We will follow up with a new schedule feeding every Tuesday and Thursday for the month of May.

We will continue to serve between 9:00 am -12:00 pm, 2 breakfast and 2 suppers, and they will receive each Tuesday and Thursday meals to cover 3 day.


All parents can pick up FREE breakfast and supper between 9:00 am and 12:00pm.


The Parent/Guardian needs to provide confirmation of the number of children for which they are picking up meals by one of the following methods:

Student ID; Passport; Library Card; Photo with adult and children. The parent will hold up identification to the staff member at the school who is providing the meals. The meals will be given to the parent/guardian for the number of children identified.


Below is the serving day schedule for the month of May:


Thursday, May 7th

Tuesday, May 12th

Thursday, May 14th

Tuesday, May 19th

Thursday, May 21st

Tuesday, May 26th

Thursday, May 28th

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Feeding South Florida School Feeding Sites

Below is a list of the Feeding South Florida (FSF) food distribution at school sites for May 7 and May 14. Feeding South Florida will distribute to 26 sites one week and 25 sites the next week.


The distribution of these FSF Family Meal bags or boxes will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to match the times that School Food Services are serving school meals to families.

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Boys & Girls Club Food Distribution Sites

In addition to the district's school-based food distribution sites, the Boys and Girls Clubs in multiple locations are offering Grab and Go Meals to children:

1. Boca Raton Boys and Girls Club - 300 Newcastle Street, Boca Raton, FL 33487

2. Naoma Donnelley Boys & Girls Club - 1451 SW 7th Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444

3. Ezell Hester Community Center - 1901 N Seacrest BLvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

4. Florence DeGeorge Boys & Girls Club - 4105 Pinewood Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

5. Max Fisher Boys & Girls Club - 221 W 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

6. Majorie Fisher Boys & Girls Club - 905 Drexel Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33413

7. Neil Hirsch Boys & Girls Club - 1080 Wellington Trace, Wellington, FL 33414

8. Belle Glade Teen Center Boys & Girls Club- 350 SW 10th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Resources for Parents to Improve Mental Health

State Survey for Families Regarding COVID-19

Please let the state know your opinions.

Resources for Families in Need

Help Raise Money for our School

This year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!

Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

Get started today:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!

3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!

Thank you for your support!