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).
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
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:
· 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 (email@example.com) by August 23rd. Elections will be held the week of 9/2 - 9/6.
Activity Team News
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.