Pirate Periodical

August 2019

A Word From The Captain

Welcome back to Rampello! For those of you new to our school, welcome to the crew! We work very hard to ensure that each and every child feels at home and comfortable while they are here at Rampello.


Celebrations: Due to the hard work and dedication of the faculty, families, and students, we have retained our “A” school grade for the 12th year in a row!


To get our school year off to the best start, please ensure that students arrive on time for school every day to avoid missing valuable instructional time. Students may come on to campus at 7:30am and should be in their classrooms, learning by 8:00am. Students dropped off prior to 7:30am are not supervised. HOST supervision is available from 6:15-7:30am daily. Students should not be left later than 2:20pm on Mondays and 3:20pm Tuesdays-Fridays. If this occurs, a parent will need to sign the child out through the main office. We also do not allow sign-outs during the last 30 minutes of the instructional day for safety purposes. Thank you for being patient with rainy day dismissals. If there is lightning in the area, even if the rain doesn't seem bad, we need to insure the safety of our staff and students and keep everyone inside.


Please drive safely and be extra aware of pedestrians while around our campus. There are many people crossing the streets and we have noticed some speedy drivers during drop-off and dismissal. The last thing we would want is for someone to get hurt.


The best ways to support your child are to arrive on time daily, read with them every night, check their Edsby, planner, and red folder (elementary) and be an active participant in their educational career.


We have had a fantastic start to our 2019-2020 school year so far. I want to thank all of the students, parents, faculty, and staff for making the transition into the school year so successful.


Educationally Yours,
Principal Liz Uppercue

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Announcements:

*PIRATE PASSES SHOULD BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON CAMPUS. MUST HAVE PHOTO ID TO ENTER.

*DRIVE SLOWLY AND SAFELY WHILE AROUND CAMPUS.

*PULL UP WHILE IN CAR RIDER LINE FOR YOUR CHILD TO GET IN CLOSER TO THE FRONT GATES. A LOT OF TIME IS BEING WASTED BY WAITING FOR THE STUDENTS TO WALK ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THEIR CARS. BE READY TO PULL OUT ONCE YOUR CHILD IS SAFELY LOADED. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE LOOP AT ANY POINT. SAFETY PATROLS WILL BE STARTING SOON AND SHOULD HELP WITH THIS PROCESS.

*30 MINS AFTER DISMISSAL CAR RIDERS COME INSIDE AND PARENTS MUST COME INSIDE TO SIGN THEM OUT.

We love having parents around to help! If you would like to attend a field trip this year as a chaperone or volunteer in your child’s classroom, an event, the office, or media center, please click the word VOLUNTEERS above. There is a waiting period and background check/approval process so don’t wait! Apply to be a volunteer today!


Contact your child’s teacher about an opportunity to volunteer in the classroom or Mrs. Miller at amyr.miller@sdhc.k12.fl.us if you would like to get involved somewhere else on campus.


We will be hosting our Annual Great American Teach-In on Friday, November 15th this year!

The Google Form is now open to start applying to be a speaker. Preference is given in order of application date. Click on the picture below to apply.

Rampello PTSA

Our first PTSA meeting will be held at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, September 10th in the Media Center. We are excited to start work on plans to support our school this year! Please join us!

Thank you for your support of the spirit shirts!


Order forms for embroidered uniform polo shirts are available and will be coming home with your student soon. Shirts will be $20 each with payment due when the order form is submitted.

Stay up to date by following the Rampello PTSA Facebook page. Learn about upcoming shirt sales, fundraisers and more! Emails are also sent out to members that have paid their dues.


Want to join? Email RampelloPTSASecretary@gmail.com for a membership form!

Pirate Athletics

Come out and support your Rampello Girls and Boys Basketball Teams!!


Wednesday, Sept 4th @ Young Girls @ 6 & Boys @ 7

Monday, Sept 9th Rampello Girls @ Ferrel @ 6

Monday, Sept 9th Rampello Boys @ Franklin @ 6

Monday, Sept 16th @ Memorial Girls @ 5:30 & Boys @ 6:30

Thursday, Sept 26th @ Stewart vs Orange Grove Girls @ 6 & Boys @ 7

Wednesday, Oct 2nd @ Stewart Girls @ 6 & Boys @ 7


Cross Country has started!! Please see Coach Sowell if you are interested in running!


Rampello Athletic Booster Club
https://sites.google.com/site/rampellopiratesathletics/home

8th Grade Invaders

Eighth graders may now buy their new team shirts from Mr. Bigelow for $10. Sale ends 9/6!

No Opt Out- Grades 6-8

· When students have missing assignments, notification of invitation to N.O.O will come to parents via phone call/text message.

· Students must stay the entire hour long session on Mondays from 1:50-2:50pm in order to get credit for missing assignments. If you sign out your child early, they will have to make up the time in order to receive credit for their missing work.

· Please pick up your child no later than 3:00 pm. After 3:00pm, you will be required to come in to students affairs and sign out your child.

Please contact Mr. Youmans with questions about N.O.O. Justin.Youmans@sdhc.k12.fl.us

Donate To A Pirate

Our incentive room could use some gear for kids that earn the right to use it:

-Xbox, Xbox Games

-Wii Remote Controls

-Board games

-Air Hockey Table


Positive Behavior Incentive Give Aways: anything a middle school student would like to win! Gift cards, college shirts, footballs, etc.


Used Uniforms: our clinic can always use clean, gently used uniforms.


If you know of a potential donor/business partner please contact Amy Miller at amyr.miller@sdhc.k12.fl.us.

Pirate Music Programs

Elementary: Please be on the look out for information regarding our new primary chorus for 2nd and 3rd graders. Information should be coming home in the next couple weeks.


Middle: Our first Pirate Music Booster meeting was a great success!


We are starting our first fundraiser of the year- PDQ card sales! Buy a $10 PDQ chicken card for just $7, that's a 30% savings----you know that chicken is delicious! Makes great gifts or just to keep around for a family meal out.


Coming up soon: Butter Braid bread sales- keep an eye out for order forms coming home October 7th, to be delivered just in time for Thanksgiving dinner on November 12th. All money raised goes to the Pirate Music Booster, who support the mission of the bands, orchestra, show choir and Junior clubs after school!


Need to join the booster or want to attend the next meeting? November 12th @ 5:30 PM in the band room! All are welcome!

From The Pirate Media Center

SLAM is a reading program for all Hillsborough County K-12 students it promotes reading a collection of books nominated for our state awards.


Students are encouraged to read these nominations and respond to them through artistic expression. If you decide to participate, the school judging will be Feb 6.


Students are invited to read the Sunshine State Young Readers Award books and respond in any of the following ways (multiple entries are accepted):

Video Creative Expression

Students may work together or individually to create a video about one of the book selections. Videos must be one minute or less in length, and must contain pictures, sound, title, author and citations. These elements must have appropriate copyright permissions or be original work. You must be able to email the file.


Students in grades 3-5 may work individually or in a group of two or three.


2D Art Expression

Individual students create a drawing, painting, collage or digital media as an expression of one of the books. Artwork must be mounted on a sturdy material and must not exceed 11”x14”, including mat. Artwork must lay flat on the poster (no 3D art accepted).


A reader’s statement which explains the inspiration and connection between the book and the student work must be submitted with each project. This statement must be at least one sentence but may not exceed 300 words. This must be the work of students only, and adults are not allowed to alter the student creation in any way.


Entries must be submitted to the Media Specialist by January 24. Video Creative Expression can be emailed. All projects will be judged in the Media Center, and Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 will have one project chosen from the Video Creative Expression and one project from 2D art. The projects chosen will go to the SLAM showcase on March 24th.


See Mrs. Young in the media center with questions or reach out to her at leslie.young@sdhc.k12.fl.us .

Counce's Crows Nest– Your School Social Worker

Hi my name is Mrs. Counce and I am your School Social Worker. My role is to assist families with community resources and provide emotional and educational support to the students at Rampello. I also monitor and encourage daily attendance and arriving to school on time. The message this year is "WE BELONG IN SCHOOL"" AND "DON'T BE LATE, BE AT SCHOOL BY 8”. The bell schedule offers the student admission on campus at 7:30am. They can enjoy a healthy breakfast and then they need to be seated in class for the bell at 8:00am.


My schedule is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 7:30am to 3:30pm.


Mrs. Counce 813-233-2338 ext. 240

School Counselors Corner

School counselors focus on the following major areas of service and often consult with other educators to utilize pertinent guidance-related information.


Academic Achievement

Academic Advisement

Academic Interventions and Accommodations

Awards and Recognitions

Child Study Team (CST)

Programming, Student Scheduling

Student Success Skills

Testing: Use and Interpretation


Career Development

Business Partnerships

Career Awareness and Exploration

Career and Postsecondary Planning


Personal/Social Development

Abuse and Neglect Issues

Anger Management

Bullying Prevention

Crisis Intervention

Goal Setting

Interpersonal Relationships

Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution

Self-Esteem Building

Sexual Harassment


Community/Parent Involvement

Community Resources & Information

Parent Information

Parent Teacher Conferences


Contact your counselors if you or your child need assistance:


Elementary K-5: Sylvia Santana, M.Ed.

sylvia.santana@sdhc.k12.fl.us

813-233-2333; 237


Middle School 6-8: Deb Griffin

debra.griffin@sdhc.k12.fl.us

813-233-2333; 238

Conference Night

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 3:30-6pm

802 East Washington Street

Tampa, FL

Teachers will be in touch to schedule conferences. Feel free to email your teacher if you would like to request a conference. Please park on the roof of the Rampello Parking Garage.

AVID Induction Night

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 5pm

Rampello Cafeteria

Students in the Middle School AVID Elective Class and their families are invited for an evening celebrating the Limitless Possibilities available to our students. A light meal and refreshments will be served.

Save the Date: Fall Mega Night

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 5-6:30pm

Rampello Courtyard and Cafeteria

Free family fun and activities will abound. Food/beverages and goodies will be available for purchase. Make sure to visit PTSA, Athletic Boosters, and Music Boosters to see what they have to offer. All visitors on campus must have a photo ID. Park on the roof of the Rampello Parking Garage.

Stay In Touch

Principal: Liz Uppercue

Elementary AP: Shelby-Roxanne Young

Middle AP: Justin Youmans