Manatee Elementary Newsletter

September 28, 2018

Upcoming Events

October 04 -Fifth Grade Parent Informational Night 5:30 pm

October 05 - Early Release 1:15 pm

October 10 - National Walk to School Day, Early Release 1:15 pm

Judges Needed for Science Fair

It’s that time of year again! On Thursday, November 8, 2018, students at Manatee Elementary School will take part in an exciting educational event – SCIENCE FAIR! With several hundred projects in grades 4-6 to be judged and student scientists to interview, we need MANY judges! If you have an educational and/or career background in a scientific field, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be a judge at the fair. Please RSVP by October 15th to Sharmaine Schenck . Thank you for your support of our educational programs.

Parent & Community Input Wanted for Math Instructional Materials

BPS is inviting parents and community members to provide input for the selection of Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS) aligned instructional materials. There are four opportunity for parents/community members input. Three of these are to provide input in person or via a survey. The fourth involves serving as a member of the Board Instructional Materials Review Team. Participating in the instructional materials review process is a powerful opportunity for teachers, administrators, parents and community members. If interested please see the meeting dates and application link below.

For further information please contact:

*Diane Guard (K-6) Elementary Mathematics Resource Teacher at

*Julie Wagner (7-12), Secondary Mathematics Resource Teacher at

*Janet Stephenson, School Improvement Resource Teacher & Instructional materials Contact at

Writing Wall of Fame (WWOF)

More great writers!

Kindergarten: Brinley Meister, Lorenzo Vega, Lucia hall, Juliana Castillo, Avery Eu8banks, Evan Weiser, Addi Clark and Alex Dong

First Grade: Oliver Bills, Austyn Szczepanski, Ayra Dave', Dominic Purdy, Chole Le'Monis, Casey Daly, Kaitlyn Stresau, Audrey Wellington, JAckson Zebre, Toni Adeoshun, Giavanna Ivey, Aubrey Bordwine, and Ivey Dobson

Second Grade: Chloe Noyes, Brayden Williams, Jaxon Murray, Brody Pulliam, Ava Miller, Andrew Stephenson, Emiliana Dooley, Nick Lotz, Damian Conrad, David Flirt, Gracen Baker, and Chris Higginbotham

Third Grade: Xavier Stephenson, Luek Moss, Donovan Aiken, Ryleigh Nichols, Eliana Blalock, Nick Diedling, Madelyn Preston

Walk to School Day - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Manatee Elementary School will be participating in Walk to School Day on Wednesday October 10th, 2018. Staff from Manatee Elementary will be at Eastwind Park AND North Solerno Park at 7:15am if any students and their parents would like to join us in a walk to school that morning. To allow us enough time to get to school on time we will be leaving the park at 7:30am. Walk to School Day is designed to remind both parents and students of the pleasure of walking to school but it has other benefits as well, including:

  • Provide students with physical activity, which can help alleviate health problems

  • Ease traffic congestion in and around schools

  • Serve as a catalyst to increase walking and bicycling on a permanent basis

  • Give parents an opportunity to identify any hazards or dangers along their child’s route to school

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, it has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

We hope to see a big turnout for this important event. Even if you drive your child to school you can drive to the park and meet us there for the walk. Remember every little bit of physical activity helps.

Thank you,

Ms. Best

Eastwind Park: 5955 Tavistock Dr., Viera, Fl. 32955

North Solerno Park: Go North (right) on Tavistock Drive off of Viera Blvd.

Follow Tavistock to roundabout. Park will be on the right.