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Silver Ridge Elementary Media Center

Can you believe that October is just about here? This is the time of year when celebration begin and many fun events here at Silver Ridge are scheduled. Please make sure you have turned in all the necessary paperwork to you child’s teacher regarding acknowledgements and permissions. If you are interested in volunteering, please make sure to contact the PTO and fill out your application.

A great way to promote literacy with all of our students is to attend our first book fair of the year! It should be a monster-riffic time. Some things to do at home for your child to advocate reading is to find a time and space for reading. Read to your child—they learn from hearing you read. Wit the upcoming celebration, think about giving the gift of a book or two. For younger readers, read the environment. Environmental print is a fun way for kids to feel successful with their reading.

Our Parent Trainings have been going well and we appreciate all the parent that have attended so far. We hope you find them in-formative and helpful. The following trainings are coming up as follows:

3rd Grade—September 30th
2nd Grade—October 15th
Kindergarten—October 21st
5th Grade—October 22nd
4th Grade—October 27th

Parents, please follow the traffic signs that are located as you enter and exit the traffic loops. If you are exiting the east parking lot, you are not permitted to make a left turn. There is a sign there reminding all drivers. David PD has told me that they will be periodically enforcing that expectation. Thank you in advance for following the rules to make this a safe campus.

I am not sure if you are ware of this, but dogs and other animals are not permitted on campus. Please refrain from walking your pet onto the school campus. This is a safety concern and we do not want to put anyone in danger.

Saemone Hollingsworth

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as in-creasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The vents build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

A flyer will be sent home with this article to remind you of the date and time you can join, or chose to drop your child off to walk to school with other Silver Ridge students. We will be gathering at the Major Lauderdale statue in the Forest Ridge development.

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.

Our bi-annual bookfair is right around the corner! We are getting ready to have MONSTEROUS fun in the media center. The fair will open next Wednesday, September 30th through Thursday, October 8th. All classes shop during their scheduled media classes. There are many classes that split their students among all the activities teachers during the day and those classes are given their own timeslot so some children will come more than once. We will have two family events taking lace. On Friday, October 1st, get ready to go wild with one of the characters from “Where the Wild Things Are.” we will have a photo op with the Wild Thing, and her the book being read from 7:30—8:30 AM. On Wednesday evening, Octo-ber 7th from 6:00-8:00 PM we will have a Monster Mash. The PTO will be selling pizza dinner in the cafe-teria and we will have some monster games to play, as well as, shopping will be in the media center.

Our school also participates in “All for Books” and we sincerely thank those of you who have donated dollars. Al “All for Books” program benefits children who need financial assistance in buying books from the bookfair. Please contact Ms. Aaron if you wish to be considered for this program at:

We also participate in the “Classroom Wishlist” program where students may purchase books for their classrooms. Many things are sold at the fair in addition to books, and quality literature. There are post-ers, pointers, pencils, craft supplies, educational games, etc. Please have a conversation about what you will allow your child to purchase. Again, please contact Elaine Aaron, Media Specialist, if you have any questions or wish to volunteer.

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

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. Download the flyer for dates, times and locations.
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.
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.

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 August 2015
SMART Update for February 2015
SMART Update for January 2015
SMART Update for December 2014

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.


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.
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.

Silver Ridge Elementary held the District's First Annual Chess Family Night on February 11. Parents, teachers and students had an opportunity to play chess, eat delicious snacks and even meet and take pictures with the Chess Lady, Wendi Fischer. If you missed the event, was live on the scene to capture the event. View both their News story and Video Slideshow featuring this exciting event.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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 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 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!


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.
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".

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

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.
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. | | (754) 323-7500 | 9100 SW 36th St, Davie, FL 33328
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