Parent Newsletter

October/November 2020

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Priscille Elie, Principal

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Michelle Alvarez, Assistant Principal

SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FL

Donna P. Korn, Chair

Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Vice Chair


Lori Alhadeff

Robin Bartleman

Patricia Good

Heather P. Brinkworth

Laurie Rich Levinson

Ann Murray

Nora Rupert


Robert W. Runcie

Superintendent of Schools

From the General Manager

Dear Staff, Parents, Students and Community:


It is hard to believe that we are in our second quarter. Our entire school community has done an amazing job including you, embracing this ever changing virtual world. We did an amazing job welcoming back our face to face students and we thank you for ensuring that their face masks are worn properly and sent to school with them daily. We strive to make this a safe, healthy, loving and enjoyable environment for our Palm Cove All-Stars. Additionally, we are committed to providing the same amazing quality educational experiences for our students working from home. We have proven to all around us, that our school family and community is stronger than ever and nothing will stop us for riding the wave to success. Here’s to an amazing month All-Stars! Keep checking our website for the most up-to-date information. With love and gratitude to the world’s best community!


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.


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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

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! OUR SCHOOL RECEIVED $5000 FROM BURLINGTON & ADOPT-A-CLASSROOM.ORG

Burlington Surprises Palm Cove Elementary School
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CHECK OUT OUR REOPENING READINESS PREVIEW FOR THE RETURN OF OUR FACE TO FACE STUDENTS

Palm Cove Reopening Readiness Preview 10/2020

"On-Deck" Calendar of Events

  • Monday, October 26: Red Ribbon Week See attached flyer for each day


  • Tuesday, October 27: Grab & Go Meals 11:00am-12:00pm


  • Wednesday, October 28: Virtual School Advisory Council (SAC) 5:00pm


  • Thursday, October 29: Grab & Go Meals 11:00am-12:00pm


  • Friday, October 30: Grab & Go Meals for students who are face to face learning on campus 2:00pm at dismissal


  • Sunday November 1: Daylight Saving Time Ends. Remember to set your clocks back one hour prior to going to bed on Saturday night. "Fall back"


  • Tuesday, November 3: Employee Planning Day-Election Day-No School for Students


  • Wednesday, November 11: Veteran's Day Schools & Administrative Offices Closed


  • Thursday, November 12: Report Cards Issued for Quarter 1


  • Tuesday, November 17: Interim Reports Issued for Quarter 2

  • Mon., Nov. 23 – Fri., Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Holiday. Schools closed
Morning Announcements 10-23-2020
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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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ASK BRIA! (Broward Remote Instructional Assistance)

Broward Remote Instructional Assistance…”Ask BRIA” Broward’s districtwide evening academic assistance is now available Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Students can find a link in their Canvas courses entitled “Need Assistance With Schoolwork-Ask BRIA”. By clicking on the link, students will be guided to a live Teams session with a certified teacher to receive academic support. We encourage our Panthers to take advantage of this free resource to receive assistance!


https://www.browardschools.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=43&ModuleInstanceID=3555&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=165303&PageID=79

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.

TITLE I Information for You

Title 1

We need parents to represent our school at the Title I Parent Training Academy workshop sessions for the

2020-2021 school year. Our theme is 2021 Fully Charged: Energizing Parents, Families and Students in Every School.

The goals of the Title I Parent Training Academy are:

  • To explain the Title I Program
  • To improve parenting and literacy skills
  • To model for parents and family's strategies that will be used at home to help their children with reading, writing, math and science.

There will be seven training sessions including an Orientation, STEM Fest and the Annual Parent Seminar. Parent Training Academy Workshops are held virtually from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Title I parents and families are encouraged to attend all the workshops. It is our hope that you would make a commitment to share your new knowledge with other parents. If you are interested in being a volunteer/representative for your school, please complete the FORMS link listed below.


District Parent and Family Engagement Plan:

District staff and parents jointly develop the plan. The plan includes the parent activities to be implemented throughout the school year and an evaluation of last year's (2019-20) district parent program. If you would like to review a hard copy of this plan or translation is needed, please contact the Title I Program Specialist at 754-322-

1410.


School Parent and Family Engagement Plan:

School and District level Section 1116 of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each local educational agency (LEA) and school that receives funds under Title I, Part A to develop jointly with and distribute to parents of participating children, a written parent and family engagement policy/plan (PFEP). All stakeholders including teachers, parents and faculty can view your child’s schools parent and family engagement plan on the school's website at https://www.browardschools1.com/palmcove. In addition, a copy may be requested by contacting your child’s school. To view the LEA Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) for 2020-2021 follow this link: http://www.broward.k12.fl.u


School Information: You can review a copy of the SPAR (school performance & accountability), FSA/FCAT 2.0 and LEA Report Card (School Grades) and other assessment information at http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/index.cfm.


School-Parent Compact:

School-Parent Compact is an annual agreement between the school, parents, and students who attend a Title1 school. This year, our compact is available virtually. Below is the FORMS link to complete the compact for your family. The FORMS link is also located on the PCE Canvas page and on your classroom Canvas homepage.

Thank you to all the families who have already turned in their compacts!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y7Ws7nBTWEOpaqN4PJXUIm1ZjRQoiipCjiPVromwzkBUN01PSlBCTFVCMkJOM1c2MElBVjJDWTlUSS4u


SAC -School Advisory Committee:

We are off to a great start to the school year! Our first meeting was held in September in conjunction with the Town Hall Meeting. We are look for additional parent volunteers for the committee. If you would like to join our SAC committee, please contact Coach Charpentier at 754-323-6800 or kimberly.charpentier@browardschools.com. Our monthly meetings are held via TEAMS. During these meetings, the School Improvement Plan (SIP) is developed and discussed. It includes yearly objectives and activities that will be implemented at the school level.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE School-Parent Compact

School-Parent Compact is an annual agreement between the school, parents, and students who attend a Title1 school. This year, our compact is available virtually.

The District Title I Parent Training Academies will be held at the following dates and locations:

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WE NEED YOU! CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR PTA

Join our Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

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

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR ALL THINGS VIRTUAL SCHOOL CLICK THE LINK BELOW

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ALSO CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL CLICK BELOW

Free Educational Websites



i-Ready (Reading and Math):

NewsELA:

Khan Academy

Readworks:

  • Spelling City:
  • STEMScopes:

    Think Central:

    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."