Parent Newsletter

January 2021

Note from the Principal:

Dear Palm Bay Families,


Happy New Year! Hoping 2021 brings health and happiness to you all.


Before the holiday break our students completed their second -i-Ready diagnostic. A vast number of our students made very significant gains in both Reading and Math based on this assessment. As I have mentioned before, students can get on this program at home and work in their "My Path" icon on their dashboard. "My Path" is individually tailored to your child's instructional needs.


Our Annual Meeting for our Parent Involvement Team is scheduled for January 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. At this time, we are continuing to take nominations for the officers of our Parent Involvement Team. The positions open for nomination are:

· President

· Vice-President

· Secretary

· Treasurer 1

· Treasurer 2

· Volunteer Coordinator


If you or someone you know is interested in taking a leadership position on this team, please send your nomination to: AngieB303@gmail.com. Nominations will be received through January 28th. I hope you will consider being a part of this important group.


~ Patty Phillips

Together, we are The 1104

On the calendar

Jan. 8: Class Pictures have been canceled

Jan. 13: End of 2nd Nine Weeks

Jan. 15: No School for Students (Teacher work day)

Jan: 18: No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Jan. 26: Report Cards go home

Jan. 28: Parent Involvement Team (PIT) Meeting @ 5:30

Important Reminders:

  • As we continue to keep the safety of our staff and students a priority, please be sure to send your child to school with a mask.
  • Dress Code _ only solid school color outwear (gray, black, white, teal) can be worn in the school building. We understand it is cold on some days but rest assured your kids are in a warm place once they are in the building; Only girls in grades K-2 may wear leggings that also must be solid and approved school colors (gray, black, or navy).

Curriculum Corner

January is a great month to kick start good study habits! We are continuing to challenge our students with rigorous activities. Please encourage your child to put forth their best effort, stay focused and engaged in the classroom lessons and activities. The more you show your child the importance of learning, the more important it will be to them.

At Home Math Practice Tips

Here are some great websites for your children to use to practice math facts:


https://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards

https://www.splashlearn.com/math-skills/math-facts

https://mrnussbaum.com/math

Parent Portal

Are you familiar with the Parent Portal? The Parent Portal allows you to look at your student's grades, test scores, and absences. Now you can download the BDS Focus App to your devices.

If you have not set up your account, here is a link to the directions: http://www.bay.k12.fl.us/uploads/Parent%20Portal%20Setup%20-%20New.pdf. If you need assistance with your account, you can give Carmen Guzman a call at our school office (850-215-0770).

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