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HAs a parent of a student at Silver Ridge Elementary, what do you think about your child’s school? Every year, the school district encourages all parents to take the Annual Survey. This is a great opportunity for you to let us know how we are doing. The survey is available from now until February 13, 2015. The survey asks parents questions about their child’s school, in the areas of:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • School Leadership
  • Resources for learning (textbooks, computers, etc.)
  • Safety and behavior
  • Activities and Athletics
  • Student Support, Counseling
  • Communication with the School

Principals, school and district staff use the survey results to identify areas where additional resources and support are needed. In the past, this has resulted in making positive changes in student support, safety, instruction and technology. The information is also used to support efforts to secure additional resources through grant applications. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese. The survey is online and can be accessed at

Parents only need their child’s student number and birth date to get started. If you do not know your child’s student number, we will be happy to help. This information is needed to ensure that responses are recorded for the right school and to ensure that parents only take the survey one time.

Thank you in advance for participating in this survey.
Saemone Hollingsworth

On February 12th, our school will hold our Annual Jump Rope for Heart. This program helps students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health, but also teaches children the value of giving back to those in need. Depending on what our school raises, we will receive gift certificates for PE equipment through US Games! Supporters can donate online at www. Help your child register and create this or her own web page with the tools provided online and your child can include a message about why he or she is participating in the Jump Rope for Heart activity. Student will bring home collection envelopes and informational letters starting Monday, January 26th and are due February 12th. Please take a moment to read the envelope over carefully with your child and consider helping to raise money for this worthwhile cause. Thank you for your support.
If you have any question, contact

Don’t miss out on the discounted pre-sale price for SRE yearbooks! The pre-sale begins on January 26th and runs through April 1st and the yearbooks will be $27.00 On April 2nd, the price will go up to $32.00. Please make checks payable to Silver Ridge PTO, and put in the memo section “Yearbook.” LIMITED QUANTITIES. WHEN YEARBOOKS RUN OUT WE CANNOT ORDER MORE.

For those of you who have not had the opportunity to purchase a yearbook yet at SRE, it is a wonderful keepsake, from pre--school to fifth grade, to collect annually and look back upon. The time flies by and it is so nice to have a yearbook to reminisce with your family. More information will go home soon with order forms.

If you have any questions you can contact by email:

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.

This week our students participated in the second annual Hour of Code sponsored by Code. org. Hour of Code teaches children in grades K 12th how to code by using popular characters. This year, the theme is based on the movie, Frozen, and has the students code to have Elsa or Anna skate through the ice creating various designs. Hour of Code is being used world-wide to teach children to code. More than 59,000,000 people have tried it. Silver Ridge's activity class with Ms. Crawford has gone beyond the hour, however. Since last year's Hour of Code, which showcased Angry Birds and zombies, grades 3rd-5th have spent their entire 1st quarter learning more advanced skills in elementary courses. This quarter, we have continued by using binary numbers to create code. Finally, we have learned to listen to high and low-pitched sounds to create code, much like how a fax machine operates. Later in the year, 2nd graders will, also, be learning these same skills. Parents, feel free to have your children continue with the coding at home. Please go to and have them go into the many different choices of coding. You may want to even try it yourselves! makes coding fun and encourages children to have an interest in technology not only for today, but for the future.

Parkland Buddy Sports provides sports opportunities for children and young adults with special needs, ages 4 to 22, regardless of diagnosis, and volunteer opportunities for mature elementary students, middle/high school students, and adults. "No limits" is the philosophy of Parkland Buddy Sports due to the creation of an environment void of barriers. Players are matched with a "Buddy" volunteer for the season. Players learn to try their best, never quit, and always have fun, while the volunteers learn patience, tolerance, and the ability of one person to positively change the life of another.

This program began in 2002 and has enrolled hundreds of players with special needs from all parts of South East Florida. Parkland Buddy Sports currently offers programs in flag football, running, soccer, basketball, and tennis, all free of charge.

If interested in enrolling your child with special needs, volunteering to be a Buddy, or sponsorship information, please visit the following website: or call 954-753-9430 and ask for Andy Zaukas.

The magnet application window for the 2015-16 school year is December 1-February 11, 2015. Magnet Program Open Houses will take place during November, December, and January. At an Open House, parents and students will meet teachers, staff, and tour the school while learning about the magnet program offered. It’s a great opportunity to visit our magnet schools and see first hand what they have to offer your student. Silver Ridge 5th graders will also have an opportunity to hear from representatives of some of our Magnet Programs at an assembly on Friday, Jan. 23. Further information and applications can be found at the BCPS Innovative Programs website.
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.

Did you know that Government Week was in October? Third grade has been learning all about the National, State, and Local Government. We have also been learning about the three branches of Government. As part of the Legislative and Executive Branch of our Local Government, we set out to City Hall. On our visit, Ms. Merlin's class had a chance to chat with the Mayor. Mayor Judy Paul took time out of her busy day to discuss the importance of her job and creating a sense of "community" in Davie, Florida. She talked about her responsibilities to the town of Davie. She attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, and has a piece of each ribbon hanging in her office. She said the hardest part of her job is saying no to people. She also told us about the many meetings and people she speaks with each day. In addition to meeting the Mayor, the students also got to meet government workers, such as the Fire Department, and Davie Police. We learned about Fire Safety and Bike Safety. It was a wonderful day.

Mrs. Merlin's Third Grade Class

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 Fact Sheet for 9/29/2014

SMART Fact Sheet for 9/15/2014

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.
Join mayor's from throughout Broward for this at this free event in support of Scholastic Chess! Download this flyer for more details.
Our dedicated volunteers have provided more than 500,000 hours of service to Broward County Public Schools students during the 2013/2014 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!


Free back to school immunizations will be held at the various locations during the month of August. This is a great chance to get your child immunized before the start of school. Remember, each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parent or legal guardian should remember to bring the child's immunization records.

On July 1, the 2014-2015 Code of Student Conduct Handbook will be posted on Broward school's website. Parents and students may also access the Code of Student Conduct Handbook through BEEP Portal or use their smartphones 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.
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".

Tana-kee-kee was such a wonderful learning experience. We are so proud of the students, teachers and parents that made it special again this year. It truly could not have happened without everyone’s support and dedication.

Speaking of Tana-kee-kee, do you have any gently used TKK shirts that you would like to donate? Has your child outgrown it? Before you throw it away or donate it somewhere else, send it to Silver Ridge. Each year we have a few students that do not bring in shirts for Tana-kee-kee
We thought if anyone wanted to donate their shirt, we would take it to possibly use for the next year. Please send your donated shirt to the front office. Thank you in advance for helping with this. I also want to send a special THANK YOU to all of the
families that opened their homes to our students in order to use the restroom. We appreciate your kindness and generosity.

Mrs. Gonzalez presents the second writing session for parents at Silver Ridge Elementary. Please click the link to watch the Writing Workshop Presentation.
As a culmination of our Government Unit, the third graders attended a field trip to City Hall. We had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Davie's Mayor, Judy Paul. Mayor Paul invited us into her office. She asked the children questions about their studies, and shared her personal stories. She also explained how she hands out "Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches" to make people happy in this town. The children understood the metaphor, and continued asking her about preserving wildlife, balancing the budget, and her horseback riding interests. We had a lovely visit, and really connected a "being there experience" with our learning.
Mrs. Gonzalez recently conducted a parent writing workshop where she went over best practices for students to use at home and at school. This thirty-minute presentation is now available on video for the first time. Please click the link to watch the Writing Workshop Presentation.

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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