Thursday, September 29, 2016

Elementary Mission & Vision

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Our Vision
 To create a collaborative learning Community that cultivates Character and provides a challenging Curriculum.

Our Mission
To provide a personalized learning experience that prepares all students to become global citizens.

Beliefs: 
Our school believes that:
  1. all children are to be treated with dignity and respect and have the right to learn, grow, and maximize their full potential without limitations.
  2. collaboration among all stakeholders is vital in meeting the individual needs of all students.
  3. all students should be educated in a safe and nurturing environment and be provided with a well-rounded and rigorous curriculum.
  4. high expectations of staff and students are the key to improving academic achievement.
  5. learning for all is a life-long pursuit.

Cambridge

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What is the Pembroke Pines Charter School Cambridge Program?
The Pembroke Pines Charter School Cambridge Program is the latest expansion of the high performing, “A” rated, Pembroke Pines Charter School System. Cambridge is an internationally renown academic program that emphasizes enhancing the ability of students to think critically, communicate clear and logical points of view on various issues and ideas, and understand global affairs with multiple perspectives. 

Cambridge is the largest provider of international education programs for students aged 5 -19. The Cambridge Program is utilized in over 9000 schools in more than 160 countries. High school students have an opportunity to earn the distinctive Cambridge AICE Diploma which gives students a competitive edge in university admissions  The program is part of the University of Cambridge, known as one of the world’s top universities for its dedication to excellence in education. The Cambridge Program is aligned with the Florida Standards.

What is the Cambridge Secondary 1 Curriculum Program?
The Cambridge Secondary 1 Curriculum Program is designed to foster the academic development of Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School (PPCMS) students. Those who complete this program will automatically be enrolled in Cambridge Secondary 2 and Cambridge Advanced courses at the Pembroke Pines Charter High School.

Students in the Cambridge Secondary 1 Program should maintain a 3.0 grade point average, attain state assessment scores of a 4 or higher in reading and math, have positive teacher recommendations, and have satisfactory attendance and discipline records. Students in the Cambridge Secondary 1 Program must be highly motivated learners who are seeking a rigorous curriculum to prepare them for upper level coursework in high school.

PPCMS students in the Cambridge Secondary 1 Program will be taking advanced courses in the core areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. In the 8th grade, these students will take the Cambridge Check Point Assessment to provide evidence of readiness for the next stage in the Cambridge Program when they matriculate to the Pembroke Pines Charter High School.

What is the Definition of a Cambridge Student?
The Cambridge student is a child that is:
· Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
· Responsible for themselves, responsible to and respectful of others
· Reflective as learners, developing their own ability to learn
· Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
· Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

How Do I Apply?
Parents who are interested in registering their child into the Cambridge Program must apply for admission via the City of Pembroke Pines Charter School’s lottery system. For more information, please visit www.pinescharter.net.

My Child Is Already A Student In The Pembroke Pines Charter School System. How Do I Enroll Them Into the Cambridge Program?
Eligible Pembroke Pines Charter School students will automatically be enrolled in the Cambridge Program. There is no application required.

Where Do I Get More Information About Cambridge?
For more information about the Cambridge Program, please visit www.cie.org.uk/countries/usa

Central Campus News and Notes

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PPCMS is offering a field trip to Kennedy Space Center for all 6th grade students. The trip will be December 16, 2016, from 5 AM until 9:30 PM. The cost of the trip is $145 for students and $195 for parent chaperons. The trip includes the Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit, the Shuttle Launch Experience, an IMAX movie, a bus tour to the Saturn V Rocket Center, a buffet lunch with an astronaut, and dinner at Golden Corral.

The field trip forms will be sent next week via Jupiter Grades. The field trip forms and payment will be accepted only on October 5th and October 6th during your child's science class. Payment will be accepted in cash or money order made out to PPCMS. Please only send in the payment on October 5th or October 6th. You can also fine the field trip forms here: student and chaperone, single student

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or email Mrs. Spencer at [email protected].
  


This year we will, once again, hold our annual Walk-a-thon fundraiser to benefit Jaguar Central Campus Student/Teacher Activities on Thursday, November 10.

The funds will be used to help fund PTSA teacher & student activities and student council activities such as dances, honor roll, awards, Chance’s Behavior Treats, the FSA Fest, and much more.

Don’t miss out on this once a year chance to get out and have a blast with your friends.

Here’s what you can do to help continue this tradition in style:
Have your permission slip signed and don’t forget the insurance information. The minimum amount of donations required for participation in the walk-a-thon is $40.00.

There will be prizes for the top three fundraisers. An I-PAD MINI will be awarded to the top fundraiser, a $100 GIFT CARD will go to the second highest and a $50 GIFT CARD for the third highest. There will also be additional prizes awarded during the event.

Forms and money are DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016.

All students will receive a t-shirt, lunch and refreshments/snacks throughout the day.

There will be plenty of fun games and sports activities after the walk has been completed. We will also have a DJ playing loads of great music
  



Today our PTSA distributed the Chocolate Boxes to each student who had completed a participation form.  Students are asked NOT TO SELL AT SCHOOL.  All chocolate is to be sold off campus.  Once each box is sold, the student needs to bring the cash to the front office to Ms. Lola Pitts.  If additional boxes are needed, please ask Ms. Pitts and she will ensure that the chocolate is provided at the end of the day to bring home.
  


May 12, 2017 IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Total Cost is $200. MONEY COLLECTION IS THREE DAYS ONLY (October 24th through the 26th) We will begin collecting money before school in the cafeteria. 

THE COST INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE PARK, ADMISSION TO THE PARK, TWO MEAL TICKETS, AND A T-SHIRT TO BE WORN THE DAY OF THE TRIP. MONEY WILL NOT BE COLLECTED WITHOUT A PERMISSION SLIP

Ø Cash, Checks, and Money Order will be accepted.  Checks and Money Orders must be made payable to Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School.
Ø MONEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE
Ø Students must be dropped off at the school no later than 4:30am.  Students must be picked up no later than 10:30pm. 

*Administration reserves the right to deny these privileges to students who violate the Student Code of Conduct and NO REFUND will be given. 

CHAPERONES:  If you would like to be a chaperone for this trip, you must fill out a chaperone permission slip and turn in your $200 when your child turns in their permission slip and $200.  You will receive volunteer hours for the entire time you are on the trip.  Also, you must make sure that you have gone to the front office and been cleared to be a chaperone.  Your license must be run through clearance in the front office before you are able to go on any school field trip.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Moss.
[email protected]
  



The Central Campus Elementary and Middle schools will host an informative FSA/EOC and Technology Parent Night on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. 

 “Our teaching team provides information and advises parents on the best ways to assist their children to achieve the maximum success in school and on the various State of Florida mandated assessments,” said Sean Chance, Principal of the Central Campus.  “This evening is highly attended and appreciated by our Charter School parents.” 

 Elementary Campus teachers will offer parents sessions on:  ELA / Reading / Math / Science K-5, Technology:  Jupiter Grades, AR, School website, i-Ready etc.  Throughout the two-hour evening parents may rotate through workshops based on their child’s grade level.

 The middle school teachers will advise and assist parents in understanding the State Assessments including: FSA Reading, FSA/EOC Math, FCAT Science and EOC Civics. Available workshops for parents may also include technology resources and safety and how to help to prevent bullying. 

 Parents in attendance will receive volunteer hours.

 For additional information, please contact the Pembroke Pines Charter School Central Campus at 954-322-3300.
  

Greetings,

I am pleased to announce that we have a PPCMS cheer team. I would first like to thank all of the students that tried out. As always it is a difficult decision. Located below are the numbers for the students that made the final team. If a student does not remember their number please email me at [email protected] If your number is on the list, the team's first practice will be September 6th at Central Campus from 3:30-6pm! 

Final Team Results 
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Dear Central Middle Parents:

We are excited to start a GREAT new school year this Monday, August 22, 2016.

1) Most of you are aware that we use the Jupiter Grades database for all grading, attendance and parent communication.  In an effort to ensure that we have all of the correct contact information in this database, we ask that you please update your settings and contact information for all parents including phone numbers and email addresses.  You may also indicate your preferences of grade and attendance notifications.  This is extremely important as all Interim Reports and grades, as well a school events are communicated via this Jupiter Grades database.

https://login.jupitered.com/login/?75052
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 IMPORTANT REMINDERS

RETURN TO SCHOOL

Central Campus Middle

A+ Rated School

2016-2017
Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please expect heavy traffic delays during the first few weeks of school. Adjust your travel time accordingly.  Students need to be in class by 8:45 am.  Please follow drop-off and pick-up procedures at all times.  Remember:  Students should not be dropped off prior to 8:15am as there is no adult supervision.

Parents may not walk students to their classrooms – PPCMS staff members will be available to provide assistance to the students.
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PTA

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Central Middle PTSA Board Members

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2nd Vice President - Sherry Horan (sherryhoran2bellsouth.net)
Treasurer - Luisa Nunez (LuisaFondeurn2gmail.com)

Middle School Vision & Mission

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Vision Statement
Our vision, as a community, is to cultivate character and foster life-long learning through a challenging educational experience in a safe environment. 

Mission Statement
It is our mission to prepare students to succeed in a global society by providing a personalized and rigorous curriculum through excellence in teaching and the development of a partnership with parents and community in order to support and empower students to maximize their potential.

Staff Directory

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