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Silver Ridge Elementary Media Center

Please try to ensure that your student has had a good night’s rest, a good breakfast, a relaxed morning, and arrives to school on time each day of testing.

If your child is tardy, and their class has already begun testing, they cannot enter an ongoing testing situation and will have to wait for the session to end at approx. 10:30am each day. Also, no student may take Session 2 of an assessment prior to taking Session 1, so if your child misses Session of an assessment 1 due to tardiness, they will not be able to take Session 2 the following day with their class and will have to take both Sessions 1 and 2 as make ups. This is not ideal, so please make every effort to have your child to school early on test days, so there is no chance of this happening.

On the other hand, if your child is ill and misses Session 1 of an assessment, you may want to consider having them rest up at home the following day, since they will not be able to take Session 2 without having taken Session 1. This way, your child has the best chance of recovering and can return ready for Session 1 of the next assessment, or the make up sessions.

Students and teachers have worked very hard all year to be prepared for the FSA. Please consider this during testing days, and help your child to have a relaxing morning and to be prepared to do their best. Thank you.

Testing Dates: (All have 2 sessions)
4/12 and 4/13: FCAT 2.0 SCIENCE - Grade 5
4/18 and 4/19: FSA ELA Reading - Grade 5 (Computer Based Testing)
4/20 and 4/21: FSA MATH - Grade 5 (Computer Based Testing)
4/26 and 4/27: FSA ELA Reading - Grade 4 (Computer Based Testing)

BINGO NIGHT THIS THURSDAY!
REMINDER... Silver Ridge PTO Family Bingo Night Fundraiser is this Thursday, 4/28, from 6-8 p.m. in the SRE cafeteria! DON'T MISS OUT! RSVP quickly because space is limited and tickets will only be sold in advance on a first come, first serve basis.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FAMILY BINGO NIGHT

MOTHER - DAUGHTER DOLL TEA PARTY
Wow! What a repsonse to our invitation to our first Mother Daughter Doll event. We have already received twice as many rsvp emails than we are able to accomodate at one time. We are looking to add a second date. Unfortunately we can not accept any further request currently.
MAYORS CHESS CHALLENGE
Join mayors, elected officials, and community leaders throughout Broward County in support of Scholastic Chess! Events are free and open to players of all ages and skill levels. The final Mayor's Chess Challenge will take place on May 7. Seethe flyer for dates, times and locations.

We had a groovy, out-of-sight time at our recent Peace, Love and Books book fair. A sincere thanks go out to all who volunteered to man a cash register, assist shoppers, bake for the family event and support us by purchasing books! We earned just over $5,000.00 in cash and over $2,000.00 in Scholastic credit.

This is a busy time in the school library as we prepare to wrap up the 2015-16 Reading Across Broward program. This program runs from April 1st—March 31st of the subsequent year. Four levels are recognized and awarded: participation silver, gold and Superintendent’s Honor Roll level. Students in primary grades read 100 picture books to reach the Superintendent level and intermediate grades read at least 50 chapter books to reach it. The primary students also participate in a breakfast if they have read 100 books. The breakfast is scheduled for April 4th so please send in those logs as soon as possible. Please keep them in a safe place and log your books all summer long!

The Sunshine State Young Reader Award (SSYRA) Program is also wrapping up for the 2015-16 school year. There are now three levels of SSYRA. SSYRA Jr. is for our kindergarten through second grade students. Then picture books and five beginning chapter books are nominated annually. Students who have read at least three are eligible to vote for a favorite book. Ms. Aaron has read at least three to all classes so all students will be able to vote in the inaugural year.

Congratulations to Mrs. West’s kindergarten class who have read all fifteen books. They have earned a popsicle party. Third through fifth grade also have a list of fifteen novels that are nominated annually. Students who have read at least three are invited to an ice cream party. The number of topping on their ice cream corresponds to the number of books read. All votes must be submitted by April 15th. Students in sixth through eighth grade have their own list. It is a terrific program which is sponsored by the Florida Association of Media in Education.




Silver Ridge offers an exciting summer camp for elementary school age children. The camp will run from June 13—August 1, 2016. The hours are 7:00AM to 6:00PM. Activities include swimming, movies, crafts, fun academics, computers, art, indoor sports, cooking and off -campus field trips. Our camp is staffed by Silver Ridge teachers and staff. Join us for a fun-filled summer. For more information, please contact the camp supervisors
Michele Cleveland or Katya Lopez.
Download flyer for important information.

SRE PTO would like to thank all volunteers for their continued efforts in making our school a success. Thanks to the collaboration between, faculty, staff and volunteers Jump Rope for Heart was a great success! As of today, we've raised over $10,000 and donations continue to come in. Online donations can still be made at heart.org/jump. Proceeds from this event benefit our Physical Education Department as well as the American Heart Association.

We greatly appreciate all the contributions made to Jump Rope for Heart. An Android Tablet will be raffled on Monday 2/22 during the morning announcements for all students who've donated $50 or more. All students who donated $100 or more will be attending the “Bow Wow Bagel Party”. The date for this party will be announced next week.

We are one step closer to earning our Golden School Award. Thanks to all the volunteers who turned in their logs. We are very proud to maintain this tradition at SRE.

Spring Book Fair is here! PTO will be selling dinner during Book Fair Family night on March 3 at 6:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer during the book fair or at any of the events associated with the fair and did not receive a sign up genius email, please email srevolunteercoordinator@gmail.com. We still need volunteers for the Book Fair and for Book Fair Family Night Event.

Attention all 5th grade Silver Ridge parents. Our second meeting to plan 5th grade end of year events will be this Tuesday, February 23rd from 6-7 in the school cafeteria. If you were or were not able to attend our first meeting, we still need you there. Some great ideas are in the works and we look forward to bringing everyone together. Please plan to attend. Any questions or if you can help out, please email: sre5grade@gmail.com Thank you!

TESTING DATES, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
We would like to remind you that we have many upcoming assessments during these final four months of school. Please try not to plan any appointments during these days, especially in the morning. Download flyer for important information.
SILVER RIDGE PRE-K PROGRAM FOR 2016/17
Silver Ridge Elementary is committed to being fair and equitable in the registration process for new students to the Fee Paid Pre-K Program. The program was developed to meet the needs of working parents at our school, in the district, and within the Western Innovation Zone (WIZ) with pre-school age students. See flyer for additional information.
NEW SPIRIT T-SHIRT ORDER FORM
Order our new Silver Ridge Elementary Spirit T-shirt. The shirt is bright yellow and features our new navy blue logo. Please return the completed form to the front office or your child's teacher along with the payment of cash or check made payable to Silver Ridge Elementary PTO. Please allow one to two weeks for your order to be filled. Shirts will be sent home with your child.

Download the New Spirit T-Shirt Order Form
HONOR FLIGHT
With your generous donations, Silver Ridge collected $800.00 for the Honor Flight, which will help to send a veteran to Washington, DC to visit the World War II Me-morial. Student letters to our veterans also touch the hearts of those who served this great country. The soldiers who receive the letters from children are very ap-preciative of their expression of kindness and support.

We Shall Never Forget…..Honoring Our American Veterans
PARENTS OF ESE STUDENTS
Please take 5 minutes to complete an OPTIONAL brief survey regarding your child and family's specific needs.  The survey results will be used by a multi-agency committee to shape services in your community. Your name will be entered for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card. Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to complete this survey.
PARENT EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
The ESE & Support Services Department in collaboration with FDLRS Parent Services offers a variety of parent workshops and information for parents of students with disabilities. Download the Parent Education Workshops for Families of Students with Disabilities 2015 School Calendar document.
PARENT TRAINING - FIFTH GRADE
Click the following link to review held on October 21, 2015.
PARENT TRAINING - SECOND GRADE
Second grade held a parent training on October 15, 2015. During this training, Mrs. Bayazitoglu discussed several techniques involving new math. to learn more about the lessons being taught in our second grade classrooms.

GET THE FACTS ABOUT SMART
The General Obligation Bond will provide funding for the Western Zone Schools. The attached information shows a possible break-down of these funds for Silver Ridge Elementary, Indian Ridge Middle and Western High School. 

Summary for Silver Ridge Elementary
SMART Update for October 2015
SMART Update for August 2015



CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DISTRICT
Conversation with the District was created as a follow up to the Superintendent’s Listening Tour. These Conversations enabled BCPS to progress from listening to community concerns into actively engaging in an open dialogue with the community. The event series will be held across all seven (7) of the school districts that make up Broward County Public Schools. Click for the 2015/16 Conversation with the District Flyer.

FREE PARENT EDUCATIONAL EVENTS!
Review several educational events available for parents in Broward County.

The EXPO Seminar for Parents
Procedural Safeguards Workshop
Active Parenting Now
Active Parenting 1,2,3,4
Active Parenting for Teens

BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS ANTI-BULLYING POLICY 5.9 TRAINING MODULES
Parents and Caregivers: The link provided will bring you to the Training Modules that Broward Schools has provided for Staff, Students, and Parents/Caregivers. Please take some time to view this important information by selecting the Module especially created for all parents and caregivers.
HOMELESS EDUCATION INFORMATION
If your family lives in any of the following conditions, your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act: in a shelter, motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation, in a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, or doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship. Learn more about opportunities that are available for homeless students.

LIBRARY CARD DRIVE
Participate in Broward Schools and Broward County Library's 2015/16 Library Drive. Getting a Broward County Library card is easy! If you're a resident of Broward County, you can APPLY ONLINE, or at any Broward County Library location. If you're not a resident, or if you need to reregister for a library card, please visit one of our Library locations for assistance. Download the official flyer for more information.

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT & MEAL PRICES
The 2015-2016 Code of Student Conduct Handbook is available on the Broward school's website. Parents and students may also access the Code of Student Conduct Handbook through BEEP Portal or use their smart phones to scan the Quick Response Code (QRC) on any of the Code Book posters displayed throughout the school's campus.
Meal prices will remain the same for next year: Breakfast for elementary students is $1.20 and lunch for elementary students will be $2.00. Reduced meal prices will also remain the same: $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.
FREE BREAKFAST AND PRICES CHANGES FOR 2015/16
The Food and Nutrition Services Department is pleased to announce Universal Free Breakfast will be available for the 2015/16 school year. All students, regardless of eligibility status, will have the opportunity to participate in the breakfast meal program at no charge. Additionally, the current lunch meal prices for students ($2.00) and adults ($2.75) will remain the same for the 2015/16 school year.

ANNUAL MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that schools provide parents an annual school status report (School Public Accountability Report). The Florida Department of Education has posted these reports, containing data for the required indicators and the Annual Measurable Objectives.

To see the report that pertains to Silver Ridge Elementary, go to the following website and select Broward for school district then Silver Ridge to see our school report.

GIFTED ADVISORY MEETING
Is your child in a Gifted Program? Or do you want to know more about Broward County Schools' Gifted Program? Download the flyer for the date and location of this meeting.
PARENT INFORMATION ON MTSS/RTI
Parents and Guardians: All students who are not meeting grade level expectations are given assistance through a Multi-Tiered System of Support. The level of support increases as needed from in class small group instruction; to more intense support in a smaller group, or for a greater period of time within the school week; to ESE services for those who are recommended as needing more than what can be provided with supports in a general education setting, and who meet criteria for Exceptional Student Education. Here are links to brochures, as well as a link to common reading strategies and games you can use with your child. If you have any questions regarding the level of support your child may need or is receiving, please contact your child's teacher.
ANTI-BULLYING TRAINING ON BRAINSHARK
Parents/Guardians: In keeping with Broward Schools Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9, all SRE staff and students have viewed the appropriate Anti-Bullying Training Brainshark. As parents, you are also encouraged to view the Parent Training Brainshark. Please use the link below to access the Brainshark Training. You will be asked to sign in and select SBBC. More information can be found on the Brain Shark website.
NEW VOLUNTEER PROCEDURES
Our dedicated volunteers have provided more than 500,000 hours of service to Broward County Public Schools students during the 2015/2016 school year. This year, we anticipate a significant increase in this number and have revamped the volunteer application procedures to facilitate the smooth processing of our volunteers.

In the past, volunteers have been required to complete an online application annually, which has resulted in the delayed processing of the volunteers. Therefore, new volunteer application procedures have been established to provide a user-friendly process for our returning volunteers. All volunteers with an ACTIVE status for the 2013/2014 school year and a minimum of four volunteer hours (as reflected in the STAR System), being automatically processed through Level 1 security clearance. Once the process is completed, the status of those volunteers who receive clearance will be changed to APPROVED in the STAR System.

Volunteers who need to modify their application form, have been asked to contact Volunteer Services at 754-321-2300 or volunteer@browardschools.com to assist with the modifications. These modifications may include home address, e-mail, phone number and changes to their school preference for volunteering. All other individuals/volunteers must complete the 2014/2015 volunteer application form online at the Get Involved website.

SCHOOL PAYMENT SOLUTIONS
SchoolPaymentSolutions.com is an online payment portal especially designed to allow parents to make quick and easy online payments to their children's school accounts. The system allows parents to manage their children's lunch accounts, and manage other school accounts (such as lab fees or book fees), quickly and easily....Sign up today!

DOWNLOAD THE SCHOOL PAYMENT SOLUTIONS FLYER

PARENT ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE
Members of our Silver Ridge family recently participated in a series of videos produced to provide parents with academic assistance. These videos cover a range of topics that includes: Chunking, Picking the Right Books, Punctuation Pauses, Reading Expressions, Reading by Example and Decoding. View all the videos in this academic series.
HELP YOUR CHILD READ WITH "CHUNKING"
Helping your child to read can be fun and difficult at the same time. There are many different strategies that we use here at Silver Ridge to help our students become great readers. Watch this video to see how you can help your child to become a better reader using a strategy called "Chunking".

GET INVOLVED VIDEO ON BECON TV
This video highlights the many ways that volunteers can help Broward Public Schools by getting involved in education.

Watch the District's Get Involved Video

PRIMARY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
All students being dismissed from the Primary dismissal side will all be dismissed from the North exit only. 

This means that:
  • Students that are meeting someone to either walk home or go to a car waiting on the north side of the school (36th street) will stay within the white-chained area and exit the campus at dismissal. We are asking parents to not park in the parking lot on the East side of the school and walk up to the dismissal area and walk their child back to the car. This is very dangerous and we are concerned about anyone walking through the car rider traffic.
  • If your child is a car rider, and you drive through the parking lot and pick them up, the students will also exit the school through the North exit and be escorted around to the car rider area – the same area we have always used.
  • If a student is a bike rider, they will also exit the school through the North exit, with all other students, but will be able to go to the bike rack and retrieve their bike.
GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS
Curious about the academic expectations of your child's grade level? Click here to download the various guides that pertain to each grade level K - 5.
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