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HELLO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
It’s August and almost time to get back into a routine.  We have missed seeing each of you.  I can only imagine how each of you have grown, changed, and matured over the summer. 

All summer long we have been planning and preparing for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.  Much like your parents we see you as future doctors, attorneys, engineers, mechanics, city planners, and teachers to name a few.  Our goal is to develop you into the most successful and productive citizen you can become. 

Are you wondering how we teach these skills?  Well, boys and girls, first we need to inspire you to dream and set goals.  This year we plan on inspiring dreams and goals for you through your learning and our teaching.  We want you to be more engaged in your learning this year.  You will be expected to discuss, critique, evaluate, and communicate effectively.

While you are in the process of reaching your dreams you may experience challenges.  Remember we learn from our mistakes and we become more confident with each misstep we make. 

We challenge each of you to set goals that will enhance your academics, strengthen your mind and body, and develop life-long social skills.

Remember your dreams are your own – make them come true. 

See you August 15th from 8-10 a.m. for Drop in Day.

Ms. Hollingsworth

NEW DATES FOR CONVERSATION WITH THE DISTRICT
The Conversation with the District events are a follow-up to the 2011 Superintendent's Listening Tour, during which the District gained valuable insight from parents, students and community members about issues facing Broward County Public Schools and the educational priorities of the community.  The goal of the Conversation with the District events is to  continue the important dialogue that began in 2011, highlight actions taken by the District as a result of the Listening Tour, and share the District's vision for the future. Download this flyer to view the 2014-2015 dates and times.
NEW VOLUNTEER PROCEDURES
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 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

FREE BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS
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 rememberto bring the child's immunization records.

DOWNLOAD IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION IN ENGLISH
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STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT & MEAL PRICES
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.
2014-2015 AFTERCARE REGISTRATION DATES
Registration for the upcoming school year will take place on the following dates: Mon & Tues July 14 & 15 7:30-3 pm (Preregistration for currently enrolled students). Wed & Thur July 16 & 17 7:30-3 pm  (Open registration for new and incoming students). Please send any questions or concerns to aftercare@sresite.com. Have a great summer! 
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.
YOUTH SERVICES CALENDAR
Download the Summer Happenings for Children calendar from West Regional Library. These are free events that are happening between June 7 - August 2.
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".
SILVER RIDGE SUMMER CAMP
Silver Ridge Summer Camp begins in a few short weeks and there are still openings available! We have many exciting activities planned, including weekly in-house and off-campus field trips, arts and crafts, board games, recreational sports and a video game room, just to name a few. Be sure to register on 5/15. Click for more information.

TANA-KEE-KEE EXPERIENCE
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.

PARENT WRITING WORKSHOP: SESSION TWO
Mrs. Gonzalez presents the second writing session for parents at Silver Ridge Elementary. Please click the link to watch the Writing Workshop Presentation.
MEETING WITH THE MAYOR OF DAVIE
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.
PARENT WRITING WORKSHOP: SESSION ONE
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.

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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