Manatee Elementary Newsletter

August 16, 2019

School hours for Manatee Elementary School are: Monday-Thursday 7:50 am - 2:30 pm and Friday 7:50 am - 1:15 pm (starting 8/23/19).

Important Dates

Aug 19- Wear red

Aug 20- Wear orange

Aug 21- Wear yellow

Aug 22- Wear green, Open House & Ice Cream Social 5:30-7:00 pm

Aug 23- Wear your Manatee shirt, early release 1:15 pm

Aug 26- Wear blue, fall fundraiser begins

Aug 27- Wear purple, 1st grade curriculum night 5:30 pm

Aug 28- Wear black, volunteer orientation 8:00 am, 6th grade curriculum night 5:30 pm

Aug 29- Wear brown, 5th grade curriculum night 5:30 pm

Aug 30- Wear your favorite color, early release 1:15 pm

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School Advisory Council (SAC)

What is SAC?

By law, every school in Florida must have a School Advisory Council. This council consists of teachers, support personnel, parents and community members. Fifty one percent of the council must be parents and/or community members not employed by the school.

Roles and Responsibilities:

SAC members:

· Are actively involved in developing our school’s mission.

· Attend monthly meetings (2nd Wednesday of month at 3:15)

· Approve Bylaws that govern how SAC business is conducted.

· Assist in the preparation of the school’s annual budget.

· Decide how to spend SAC fund to support the School Improvement Plan.

· Examine all aspects of the school when developing the School Improvement Plan.

· Decide jointly with school staff how to spend Florida School Recognition (A+) funds awarded by the state.

· Determine and prioritize the needs of the school.

· Assist in recruiting and retaining other SAC members

If this is a role you could see yourself in, please contact Kelly Coffin ( by August 23rd. Elections will be held the week of 9/2 - 9/6.

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Activity Team News

Welcome back to an exciting new year! Please check out the next school newsletter for our first quarterly Activity Team Newsletter. In the meantime, we'd appreciate if you would consider donating some of the following items for our students:

Art (recycled items): cereal boxes, large and small yogurt cups with wider mouth than bottom, cardboard tubs, soda and water bottle caps only.

Music (new or used): Beanie Babies (looking to build a class set of 34), long neck ties (any pattern), coat rack. Items will not be returned.

Thank you!