Tiger Talks UPCOMING EVENTS Morgan Woods Elementary School

October 15, 2013
Morgan Woods Elementary School
Oct. 18—End of First
Grading Period
Tiger Talks
7001 Armand Drive
Looking Ahead
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 872-5369 - http://morganwoods.mysdhc.org
A Hillsborough County Public School
VISION: Morgan Woods Elementary School will develop individuals who are capable of successfully meeting
the challenges of the future.
MISSION: The Morgan Woods Elementary School community will provide opportunities for personal growth
and academic success for all students.
First Grade
First Graders have been CHAMPIONS. All First Graders have had a Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and a Florida Assessment for Instruction in
Reading (FAIR). Parents were given these results in progress alerts or at parent
conferences. This assisted the teachers to directly teach each child at their own
reading level. Students have been getting to know their classmates, learning
procedures, and tapping into new learning strategies. They have begun to learn
their 300 sight words, applied skills to their writing, solved math performance
tasks and observed properties in science. First Grade has a new CHAMPION,
Miss Caputo, who has just joined Morgan Woods as our newest first grade teacher!!
Third Grade
Our students have been working hard on identifying non-fiction text features and
how they help them with identifying the main idea and details in text. They have
been working on how to write and respond to text dependent questions. They
are using the information that they have found in the text to support their answers. Our students are starting to work on their STEM Fair projects. They are
all very excited about the topics that they have chosen and are looking forward
to some very exciting experiments. Social Studies has been all about maps,
maps, and more maps. They have learned about many different types of maps
and what their purpose is. The third graders have showed us what champions
are made of!
Per school board policy, medication must be brought to school via
a parent. It is not safe for children to deliver medicine to school.
Monday, October 21, 2013—Non-Student Day (No School)
Every Monday is Early Release Day. Dismissal is at 1:15 p.m.
Oct. 21—Non-Student
Day (No School)
Oct. 23—Picture Retake
Oct. 25—Fall Festival
and SMATH Night, 5:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 1—Report Cards
Go Home
Nov. 3—Daylight Saving
Clocks Back One Hour
Morgan Woods Elementary
Mr. Jonathan Barlar, Principal
Mrs. Kilsys Garcia, Asst. Principal
Welcome to Morgan
We were fortunate to add
three new members to our
staff. Please join Morgan
Woods in welcoming Aaron Lewis, PE teacher,
Caputo, First
Grade teacher, and Sue
teacher. We are happy to
have Mr. Lewis, Ms. Caputo and Ms. Stover as
members of our family.
Red Ribbon/Say No to Drugs Week October 28-Nov. 1
It is time to celebrate Red Ribbon Week at Morgan Woods! Information will
be shared on the morning show, and Red Ribbon decorations will be displayed around the school. This year’s theme is “Champions Are Drug Free”.
A school-wide Say No to Drugs Walk is scheduled on Wednesday, October
30, 2013. Parents are invited to attend and walk with their child. If you would
like to participate in our Say No to Drugs Walk, please fill out the form sent home and the
Volunteer Application on the back of the form (if you do not have one already on file), and
return it to your child’s teacher. Please join us for this special event. On Friday, November
1, 2013, students are encouraged to wear red clothes for the Red Ribbon contest. The
class who wears the most red will get a prize.
Guidance Gazette
Betty Keene, Guidance Counselor
Character Education Themes
September: Courage - Being brave enough to do what you should do even when you’re afraid.
October: Honor - Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are.
Congratulations to the following students for being the Tiger Student of the Month for September!
Catherine Colon, Jacob DeRocco, Daniel Galdamez, Josean Gonzalez, and Leah Van
Hillsborough Choice
The Hillsborough Choice
Application period for the
2014-2015 school year
is almost here. The first
application period for
elementary school students opens November
12, 2013, and closes
February 14, 2014. The
first application period
for middle and high
school students opens
November 12, 2013, and
closes December 18,
A parent information
meeting will be held at
Gaither High School on
November 14, 2013,
from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
If you have any questions, please call the
Choice Information Line
at 272-4692.
First Grade
Zaire Dennie, Nathaniel Fernandez, Jesus Lugo, Eric Machuca, and Cole Peterson
Second Grade
Pakeeza Azhar, Jonathan Blackburn, Ashley Pletcher, Chanel Rodriguez, Beneck Santiago Roman, and Elliana Truong
Third Grade
Steven Buckner, Sofia Cruz, Karina Lopez, Marcus Roman, Giannella Salas, and Nurbin
Fourth Grade
Carlos Galdamez, Julian Garcia, Amarah Leece, and Ilyani Vasquez
Fifth Grade
Jesliann Alicea, Daivon Rosario-Lopez, Zane Schaediger, Miranda Smallen, Malikai
Wakeman, and Demaury Broughton
Way to Go, Tigers!!!
County School Board
Chair—April Griffin,
Vice Chair—Carol W. Kurdell
Members— Doretha W. Edgecomb,
Candy Olson, Cindy Stuart, Susan
L. Valdes, Stacy R. White, Pharm.D.
Superintendent of Schools
MaryEllen Elia