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February 1, 2021

Introducing Freckle

We are very excited to share with you that we have added a component to Renaissance Place, known for STAR testing and Accelerated Reader, called Freckle. Freckle is a research based program which uses the student's latest STAR score and provides a learning path specifically for the student. The good news is, the student only needs to use their STAR/AR username and password information. Even better in addition to using it at school, students can use this program from home. Most teachers have included it on their Google Classroom. If it is not up yet, your teacher can send you the link or you can access the link here. If your child does not know his/her username and password, please ask your child's teacher to provide that information.

K-2 is Reading only. Grades 3-5 has Reading and Math.

Mind Up

This week our focus is Lesson 10: Perspective Taking. For more details, view the sample lesson.

Valentines Day Parties

If your child's teacher is planning a Valentines celebration, please make sure any donated treats are store bought and individually wrapped. Also, if the class is exchanging Valentines, students will be hand sanitizing before and after passing them out to other students. If you would prefer your child not open them until they get home, please let your child's teacher know.

Thank you for all you do to help our students stay healthy and in school.

Important Dates for January/February

2/10 PTO Meeting at 6:30 via Zoom

2/15 President's Day (No School)

2/26 PTO Talent Show

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Officer Coby Palmer is this week's Staff Member of the Week! Congratulations, Officer Palmer!

To nominate a new staff member for this week, use this link.

Mark your calendars for our next PTO meeting on Feb 10th at 6:30pm via Zoom! We will have guest speakers from the Music and Art classes.

We have some fun things planned for the Spring season! Be on the lookout for flyers and post to join in on the fun! Talent Show, Easter Bunny, 5th grade legacy rock garden, teacher surprises, and a little gift for our students to name a few!

First up, is our Virtual Talent Showcase. Click on the links below for more details and ways to sign up! We are looking forward to showcasing some of the amazing talent at our school! We will be doing this FB live style so grab the family and make a night of it.

Performer Entry Link: https://forms.gle/d3zZ2LpDXV3HMm7P6

Performance Video/ Photo submission: link: https://forms.gle/jgCJ4WJMbqY3oZVq5

Check out our calendar for what we have planned!


We are in need of a weather resistant sign for the 5th grade legacy rock garden. If you are interested please email the PTO!

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School Zone

Please be mindful of the speed limit in school zones. Also, be aware that you can only utilize a hands-free device, while driving on school property and in a School Zone. This means texting and making calls without utilizing the hands-free option is subject to traffic citation.

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Fortify Florida

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.For more information on Fortify Florida, click here. There is also an app available for download. To submit a tip click here.