Mrs. Sierra – Assistant Principal
Our School Improvement Team and teachers have been working together to develop the School-Wide Positive Behavior Plan for 2015-16. This plan includes a set of expectations for all students and positively stated rules to follow in various common areas. The plan includes common areas such as the cafeteria, hallways, and playgrounds. Each area has a set of rules that are posted for students and teachers to follow. The plan also includes a lesson plan for each rule to be taught the first 2 weeks of school in August 2015. With this plan, we hope to increase student safety and reduce the amount of discipline referrals during the 2015-16 school year. The plan is available for the public to view upon request. With your support we can make ERE the best it can be!
Mrs. Figas - Literacy Coach
We would like to say THANK YOU to our wonderful group of ERE Career Day presenters who came out today to meet with our students. We had such a great group of people participate! Our students had an awesome experience in learning more about career interests. Seeing students interact and ask lots questions of the professionals was so rewarding. We look forward to working with you all again in the future!
Come and see all of the exciting work your child has done over the course of the year. Projects and student work samples will be on display from Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and Art for you to see at our Annual Curriculum Showcase on May 21, 2015 from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by our Media Center from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. to shop for books for your summer reading, too! Everything is Buy One Get One Free in the ERE Scholastic Book Fair.
Counseling and ESOL Corner – Ms. Davis
Congratulations to Nia Hills for winning the outstanding Student Recognition Award for Ecrmplary Community Service. This is a 5th Grade recognition that is honored by the City of Coral Springs. Nia’s community service includes beautifying Whispering Woods Park by planting rain forest plants, collecting food for the City of Coral Springs food drive during Thanksgiving, making baskets that were distributed to children at our local hospital, and participating in beach clean up activities. She will be recognized at the end-of-year Award Ceremony where the Mayor and City Commissioners will recognize award-winning students, teachers, and schools on May 20th at the Coral Springs Charter School Auditorium.
ESE Corner – Mrs. Devaney
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and Mental Health Awareness Month! For more information please visit:http://www.asha.org/bhsm/
The ESE Parent Survey timeline has been extended until May 31st!! Please go to www.esesurvey.com and provide us with your feedback!
Safety Tips – Officer Gasper
Seat belts saved more than 12,000 lives in 2012. Compared with other age groups, teens have the lowest rate of seat belt use. Only 54% of high school students reported always wearing a seat belt when riding with someone else.
Use a booster seat with the vehicle lap AND shoulder safety belts until your child passes the following Safety Belt Fit Test.
Be sure your kids are ready for a seat belt by giving them the following Safety Belt Fit Test:
· Your children’s knees should bend at the edge of the seat when their backs and bottoms are against the vehicle seat back; and
· The vehicle lap belt should fit across the upper thighs; and
· The shoulder belt should fit across the shoulder and chest. Children are usually between 8 and 12 years old when the seat belt fits them properly.
Once your children pass the Safety Belt Fit Test, teach them the importance of using seat belts on every ride, whether they’re with you or not. This is a habit you can instill at an early age. If they learn this lesson early, they’ll be more likely to buckle up when they’re older or when you’re not around.
· Kids are VIPs – just ask them. VIPs ride in the backseat; so keep all kids in the back seat until they are 13.
· When adults wear seat belts, kids wear seat belts. So be a good example and buckle up for every ride. Be sure everyone in the vehicle buckles up, too.
· A lap and shoulder belt provides the best protection for your children and should be used on every ride.
· We know kids like to slouch or lean against the windows during the drive, but it makes a difference in terms of safety. Have your children sit upright when using seat belts.
Summer Reading Challenge-
The scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program for children. Join today and let’s set a new reading world record for summer 2015! (May 4 – Sept 4,2015)
We're only two weeks into the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and already kids around the world have logged an impressive 15,694,033 reading minutes!
Here's an overview of what's happened so far in the Summer Reading Challenge:
More than 930,000 kids registered for the challenge!
Kids hit the one million reading minutes mark on Wednesday, May 6 (day three of the program!)
The first two new, original stories were unlocked: A Kick in the Teeth by Wendy Wan-Long Shang and Eugene Takes a Holiday by Varian Johnson.
Top 10 States (by minutes read)
TX, FL, NC, NY, IL, NJ, PA, CA, LA, TN
Top 10 States (by number of participating schools)
TX, FL, CA, GA, IL, OH, NY, PA, NC, MO
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge runs from May 4 - September 4, 2015. The top elementary school that logs the most minutes this summer will win a visit from bestselling author Michael Northrop and the top middle school that logs the most minutes will win a visit from bestselling author Varian Johnson. The top 20 schools in the challenge will be featured in the 2016 Scholastic Book of World Records. Last year, kids around the world set a new world record for summer reading by logging a total of 304,749,681 reading minutes
May Calendar of Events
May is Haitian Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month.
May 18th SAC and SAF Meetings
2:30 p.m. – Media Center
May 18th-22nd Book Fair
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
May 21st Curriculum Night
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
May 21st Book Fair Family Night
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
May 22nd 1st Grade Field trip Flamingo Gardens
May 25th No School
May 27th 2nd Grade High Touch Fieldtrip
May 27th Variety Show
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
May 28th-29th 4th Grade St. Augustine Fieldtrip
School Financial Report-
In accordance with Florida law, we are providing you with your child’s school financial report, which you can view in the front office. The figures in this report represent the revenues and the expenditures allocated to the school, both in total and per FTE (full-time equivalent) student. This data is compared to the rest of the schools in the district and the state. The purpose of this report is to inform parents of the resources that were available to the school during the 2013-14 school year.
Please make sure that you discuss alternate arrangements for your children in case of severe weather, especially if they usually walk or ride their bikes home after school.
On days when we have light rain or rain without thunder or lightning, students will be dismissed normally, unless you have made special arrangements with your children.
Whenever there is thunder or lighnting, walkers and bike riders will not be released until the severe weather lets up. In case of severe weather, even car loop students will stay in their classrooms, Media Center and/or cafeteria until the weather clears. Parents will be allowed to pick up their child from the classroom at their discretion. Please bring along your picture ID. Remember that our students' safety is our utmost concern. We ask for your patience and support as dismissal will be delayed if there is severe weather in the area. Crossing guards leave their posts at 2:30 p.m.