Pembroke Pines Charter School Charter Chat www.pinescharter.net Volume 10, Issue 7 March 6, 2015 General Information Vision-Our vision, as a community, is to cultivate character, and foster life-long learning through a challenging educational experience in a safe environment. Mission– It is our mission to prepare students to succeed in a global society by providing a personalized and rigorous curriculum through excellence in teaching. Uniform Policy All students must be in uniform each day. Navy blue bottoms, appropriate uniform shirt as well as uniform sweater and/or jacket. Solid navy blue jacket/ sweater may be used. Please remember to put your child’s name on all sweaters, jackets and sweatshirts. Advisory Meeting The next Advisory Board meeting for East, West & Central will be on April 7, 2015 at 6:00pm at the Central Campus. You will receive service hours for attending. Arrival/Dismissal PPCS is committed to providing students an education in a safe and secure learning environment. Please know that for school safety, children are not to arrive at school prior to 8:15 am or to remain on school grounds after 3:45 pm. The school has a supervised before and after school child care program for students who need to be dropped off or picked up earlier or later than the times listed above. Pembroke Pines Celebrations The annual Taste of Pines will be held Thursday, April 16th from 6-9pm at Southwest Focal Point Community Center. Tickets are available at each campus. Pines Day will be held on April 18, 2015 complete with a Pines Day Parade, Kids Konnection Business Expo, Pageants, a cake-cutting ceremony, free concerts and a fireworks show. A family fun day you won't want to miss! Please visit www.pinesday.com for event times and locations. City Manager/ Superintendent of Schools Mr. Charles Dodge 954-435-6500 Central Campus Elem.-954-322-3330 Middle-954-322-3300 Principal - Kenneth Bass A.P. Elem - Dr. Linda Montoto A.P. Middle Dr. Kimberly Pizzo West Campus Elem.-954-450-6990 Middle-954-443-4847 Principal - Devarn Flowers A.P. Elem. - JoAnna DiGioia A.P. Middle - Michael Castellano FSU Campus 954-499-4244 Principal - Dr. Lisa Libidinsky Assistant Principal - Alan Pfau Elementary Information FSU Art News Congratulations to the following students whose posters were chosen as finalists in the Missing Children Poster Contest: Jose Arguelles Angelina Cilli Jadelyn Daniels Spencer Friefeld Caroline Glock Aliya Khan Jena Legaspi Gabrielle Landry Gabrielle Louis Molly Masson Nailah Mesidor Jonathan Rodriguez Eliana Salama Jessica Siqueira Alexa Smith Important Phone Numbers Sunday March 8 Remember to set Your clocks forward 1 hour East Campus 954-443-4800 Principal - Sean Chance Assist. Principal - Jenny Iznaga Pembroke Pines Charter School Page 2 Important Dates March 8 Daylight Savings Time begins 10 Central Dress Down 11 C. Elem. Papa John’s Fmy. Nt. 12 SOS Dress Down Day 12 FSU 2nd Field Trip 13 C. Middle Isl. Of Adv. FT 16-19 East Scholastic Book Fair 16 East All Pro Dads 16 Central In House FT 17 C. Elem. Spring Pictures 17-18 Middle Band Evaluations 18 East Book Fair Family Event 18 C. Elem. All Pro Dad’s B-fast 19 East Chuck E Cheese Night 19 End 3rd Quarter 19 EARLY RELEASE DAY 20 TEACHER WORK DAY 23-27 SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOL 27 Mayor’s Golf Tournament 31-4/1 FSA Testing Grades 3 & 4 31 Central Dress Down Day 31 C. Middle Science/LA Field Trip April 2 C. Middle Fun Fest - SGA 3 NO SCHOOL 5-9 C. Middle 8th Field Trip 6 East Spring Pictures 7 8th Grade HS Tour 7 East, West, & Central Advisory Board Mtg. @ Cent. 7-8 FSA Testing Grades 3 & 4 9 SOS Dress Down Day 10 Take Your Child to Work Day Middle School News AMC Math Competition The following PPCMS Central Campus students attended and competed in a regional AMC Math Competition held at Florida Atlantic University on 11/22/14: Vanessa Angel, Jacob Briggs, Giuliana Chiquito, Naveen Farook, Bhanuteja Madhu, Neha Mathew, Faizan Mohammad, Sebastian Quintana, Grace Rodriguez, Rafael Sabino, Saaketh Vedantam, Surya Vedula, and Kevin Yeung. Our students had a great showing at this event. Jacob Briggs and Kevin Yeung were awarded Broze certificates. Saaketh Vedantam was tied for 2nd place overall and was awarded a Gold certificate. A special thank you to Mr. Verdile and Mr. Walker for their efforts in helping to prepare and sponsor this math team for the competition. Central Knowledge Bowl The Central Campus 7th and 8th graders participated in our First Annual Knowledge Bowl during the week of 2/23/15. Thank you to our Social Studies teachers for their efforts in preparing our students for this event. Seventh grader, Rafael Sabino and 8th grader Joseph Poon will move on to Dillard High School and compete at the Broward County Knowledge Bowl. We are confident they will represent the Central Campus very well! Congratualtions to Rafael and Joseph and best of luck in the upcoming competition! West Campus Talent Show West Campus, “A Night of Stars” boasted over 350 audience members who were at hand to enjoy talents from singing and dancing to magic and speed art. The judging panel composed of Mrs. Barry, Mrs. Lebron, Mrs. Lesmes, Mrs. Morales, Mr. Mahoney, and Mrs. Reynolds, had the difficult task of selecting the top three from a field of talented jaguars! In the end the top honors went to eighth grader Antonella Lalinde for her incredible performance of "Popular" from the Broadway show "Wicked." Second place went to eighth grader Chloe Gardner, who sang and played the piano to her own original song "Picture Perfect" and third place went to sixth grader McKenzie Henry for her rendition of Sam Smith's "I'm Not the Only One." We have a school filled with amazing talent. Our students worked extremely hard to put on a tremendous show both on stage and back stage. Thank you to all who came out to support our students! West Science Fair Winners West Campus students participated in the Broward County Science Fair. The following 7th graders received top awards: 1st - Kylie Fernandez 2nd - Swati Kumar 4th - Aamir Lacewala “We are proud of having such dedicated, motivated students,” said Mrs. Yiniola Cosio, 7th Grade Science teacher. Kylie will move on to the state competition representing Broward County. Central Science Fair Winners Congratulations to the following students who had winning projects in the Broward District Science Fair: 1st - Jayvyn Dacas 2nd - David Adams, Juan Marin 3rd - Bianca Greydinger 4th - Saaketh Vedantam, Grace Rodriguez, Thierry Denis, Giavanna DiFide Javyvyn Dacas will go on to compete at the State Fair in March! Best of Luck Jayvyn! Thanks to Ms. Spencer and Ms. Soliman as well as the other science teachers for their support in preparing the projects and to Ms. SpecialeVannucci for her assistance in the approval of all the projects. West History Fair Winners 1st Place Individual Maria Lakdawala 1st Place Group Julian Schenker & Amanda Ciocca These projects will be moving on to the state competition in May! Central SGA and Builders Club PPCMS Central Campus raised over $1400 for the Leukemia and Lym- phoma Society through Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies program. The program was co-sponsored by the SGA and Builders Club. Mrs. Touhy’s class raised over $375 and won the Gold Pennant as well as the Olive Garden pasta party! Thanks to Ms. Spencer and Ms. Franco for their efforts with this project!! Important Parent Meeting There is a meeting for parents of Central 8th grade students who will be attending the Washington DC field trip. The meeting will be held on March 12th at 6:30 pm in the Central Middle Café. This meeting will address many of the questions and concerns you may have in preparing your child for this trip. West Band Teacher Honored Mrs. Dayna Cole is the recipient of the prestigious Oliver Hobbs Award from the Florida Bandmasters Association for a consistently exceptional job year after year in the position of band director. Only 3 other band directors in the state of Florida have received this award this year! West Drama West Campus Drama Club students gave two amazing performances on February 27th & 28th at the Walter C. Young Auditorium to a full house! Director and playwright, Mr. Daryl Mahoney, praised the cast for an outstanding performance. A portion of the proceeds from the play went to the Kevin Garcia Foundation, which helps at risk children and teenagers overcome economic barriers so they can achieve healthier, more productive lives. We are so proud of Mrs. Cole! Lady JAGS Volleyball The Lady JAGS Volleyball team represented themselves and our school very well this season. They defeated Indian Ridge in the 1st round of playoffs and again in the playoff game to make it to the semifinals against Falcon Cove. They had a strong 1st game and competed strong in the 2nd and 3rd games to end the season. We are so proud of our girls for the teamwork and skills shown this season. Thanks to Coaches Moss, Maestu, and Masterpalo for their joint efforts in helping to support and lead the girls this season!
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