Saturday, February 06, 2016

Elementary School Parent Survey

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Please click here to access our Annual Parent Survey. We appreciate and value your feedback to help us with continuous improvement for our stakeholders. Please email Ms. Rodriguez at grodriguez@pinescharter.net with any questions or concerns regarding this survey.

Middle School Parent Survey

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Please click here to access our Annual Parent Survey. We appreciate and value your feedback to help us with continuous improvement for our stakeholders. Please email Ms. Lina Marrero at [email protected] with any questions or concerns regarding this survey.

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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Central Middle Drama Students Knock their Performance Out of this Universe with their Ensemble Performance of
Alienated, by Kenneth Preuss

The Central Middle Drama students knocked it out of the universe with their performance of "Alienated" by Kenneth R. Preuss on January 19 & 20, 2016.  Under the supportive direction of Ms. Nancy Altimore, our students did an outstanding job working as an ensemble cast of high school students from different social groups trying to solve an 18 year old mystery (See below story line description).  All of the students had stand-out moments to shine and brought the audience to tears from their laugh out loud comedic performances.  Job well done by all!!
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Congratulations to the PPCMS Central 2016 Spelling Bee Winners

6th grade winners
- 1st place Adrienne Ospina
- 2nd place Vedha Dave
- 3rd place Devon Bryant

7th grade winners
- 1st place Grace Rodriguez
- 2nd place Vanessa Tojeiro
- 3rd place Arvin Saji

8th grade winners
- 1st place Rafael Sabino
- 2nd place Naveen Farook
- 3rd place Crystal Nguyen

School-wide winners
 Runners up:  1st Runner Up-Grace Rodriguez
                          2nd Runner Up-Adrienne Ospina

1st place winner and our school representative for the Broward County Spelling Bee is Rafael Sabino (8th Grade)













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Dear East or Central 5th Grade Parent/Guardians:
 
We are please to announce that we have begun the process of transitioning your child from elementary to middle school.  Your child is scheduled to enter the Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School (Central Campus) on August 22, 2016.  This is an exciting time for your child to begin to take on more responsibility and independence as they enter middle school.  However, many parents become nervous as this time approaches.  We hope to reassure you and alleviate your concerns when we meet on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 6pm in the Central Campus Cafeteria, PARENT ONLY MEETING.

We will have multiple presentations and performances to showcase what to expect for your child as they enter middle school.  Our curriculum team of highly qualified educators will review the core and elective course available to your child.  Also, a sampling of our extracurricular program will be shared with you by our student performers.
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Dear Parents ,

As you may be aware PPCS Central Campus is trying to raise money to build an out door classroom to be used by all K-8 classes. Currently we have a project  on DonorsChoose.org. For the next 2 days, DonorsChoose will match ANY donation made to the project up to $100. If you have the time and the funds, we would really appreciate a donation. Even $1 will help (because really it will be $2 when DonorsChoose matches it).

IMPORTANT: If you decide to donate, within the next 2 days, enter the code [LIFTOFF]. DonorsChoose will only match dollar for dollar if the code [LIFTOFF] is entered.

Link to my project: http://www.donorschoose.org/project/outdoor-science-learning-center/1839067/

Our project is open until the end of April, however the match code does expire soon.

Thanks for reading, and thank you so much for donating if you are able to! Also, if you know of someone who might be interested in donating, please link them to this article. 
  



​​Please join us in congratulating Dante Harrison (tuba) and Nicholas Pizzo (oboe)for their fine performance at the 2016 FMEA All State Middle School Band Ensemble performance this past Saturday, January 16, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. They were selected from students throughout the State of Florida. The 129 middle school students performed for over 1,000 parents and music educators from all over the state.  This was a great honor for these young musicians, as well as for our school. Congratulations again!!  

Ms. Edie Shendell-Frankel, Band Director, was honored by the FMEA for her 25 years of service to this prestigious organization. Congratulations to her for this well-deserved honor.

These young men join three of their fellow band students at the All County Band Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Coral Spring Center for the Arts at 7pm. Best of Luck to our Jags!!


Left Dante Harrison and right Nicholas Pizzo
  



6th Grade:
1st Place: Vedha Dave, Can an App Control a Hurricane Shutter?
2nd Place: Bradley Adler, Radiation Vs. Apps
3rd Place: Gabriel Diaz, A Comparison of the Content of Vitamin C in Vegetables

7th Grade:
1st Place: David Adams, Toxic Colors
2nd Place: Jayvyn Dacas, Hydroelectricity
3rd Place: Maria Herne, Boosting the Efficiency of the SODIS Method

8th Grade:
1st Place: Nicholas Pizzo, Cryopreservation: Freezing Plant Tissue
2nd Place: Sebastian Quintana, Aquaponics: Farming for the Future
3rd Place: Adrian Luis, Engineering Design: Airboat Model

School Wide Grand Prize Honoree: Zachery Pizzo, Z Pod: Climate's Effect on Sea Turtle Eggs
 
All of these students will represent our school at the District Science Fair in February. Please wish them the best of luck!!

Thank you to Ms. Spencer and her Science Department Team for their efforts in working with our Advanced Science students to ensure such wonderful projects.

We also appreciate the efforts of our judges who gave of their time to review all of the project submissions.

  



1st place: Crystal Nguyen- "Pop Art"

2nd Place: Amarchi Ujagbor, Thomas Castre, and Riyad Wilmot- "The Slave Trade"
3rd Place: Salonee Singh- "The Salem Witch Trials"
Honorable Mentions: Jenna Manning, Kaleb Watson, and Ashton Cooper: "Slaves and the Triangular Trade" &
Ariana Estrella, Valentine Legrand, and Samya Ali; "Exploring Women's Rights and Encountering Change in the 1920s"

Crystal Nguyen will represent our school at the Distict History Fair.  We wish her the best of luck for her wonderful project.

Thank you to Ms. Spencer and her Science Department Team for their efforts in working with our Advanced Science students to ensure such wonderful projects.

Thank you to Mr. Masterpalo and Ms. Russell for their efforts with preparing for the History Fair submission.  There were so many wonderful projects that it was truly difficult to make the decision on only one submission to the District History Fair.

We also appreciate the efforts of our judges who gave of their time to review all of the project submissions.
  

Central Relay for Life Team visited Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Delivering Over 2000 Pairs of Socks to Pediatric Cancer Patients
Tuesday, November 3, 2015


During the month of September, The City of Pembroke Pines Charter Central Middle School Relay for Life Team coordinated a fundraiser, "Fighting Cancer from Head to Toe". Students were able to wear a crazy hat and pair of socks if they donated a pair of socks or paid $2.00. Three campuses participated in our fundraiser FSU Elementary , East Elementary, and Central Middle/Elementary Schools. Together we raised over $2,100 for Relay for Life American Cancer Society and kids brought in over 2,000 pairs of socks to donate to Joe DiMaggio Children's Cancer Center. FSU Campus participated in memory of Dillon Joseph Brooks, a former student who passed away last year after his battle with cancer. East and Central participated to honor, support,  and celebrate a current elementary student who is going through cancer treatment. Lotsy Dotsy came to our event. She walked around and spoke to the students at the Central Campus.
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It is with enormous pride that we report to that Central Middle has two band students that have made the 2016 All STATE BAND.  Congratulations to Nicholas Pizzo (Oboe)and Dante Harrison (Tuba) for this wonderful achievement.  They will represent our school and our county at the Florida Music Educators Conference from January 13 through January 15,2016 in Tampa, Florida.  This is the first time in the central band history to have two students make this prestigious band.  Congratulations!!!!!  

Ms. Shendell-Frankel, Band Director, will be accompanying these students to support them in this wonderful accomplishment and recognition of their talents.  She is to be commended for her efforts over the last three years in helping to prepare them for this state level ensemble.  Best wishes to them at this wonderful event.


Left: Dante Harrison, Tuba Right: Nicholas Pizzo, Oboe
  



It is with pleasure that we announce and honor the following students who have been selected as participants in the 2016 All County Band.  Over 400 students from all over Broward auditioned for this prestigious ensemble. These students will represent our school at the All County Band Concert on January 21, 2016 at the Coral Springs Center of the Arts.  Please help us in congratulating:

1)  Amber Ross  --Trumpet
2)  Sergio Spears  -- Baritone
3)  Zachary Pizzo -- Trombone
4)  Nicholas Pizzo -- Oboe
5)  Dante Harrison -- 1st chair Tuba

Ms. Shendell-Frankel, Band Director, is to be commended for her dedicated efforts in helping these students, as well as all of her band students, to succeed.


Back Row Left to Right: Dante Harrison, Nicholas Pizzo, Zachary Pizzo
Front Row Left to Right: Sergio Spears, Amber Ross
  


Central Science Team helped engage our 8th grade students by teaching them about the Archimedes Findings which led to calculating mass using the volume of an irregularly shaped object through water displacement:
Archimedes' Discovery

About 2000 years ago, a smart guy named Archimedes was charged with an important task. The king of Syracuse had had a crown made for him by a jeweler, but he didn't trust the jeweler. The king suspected that the jeweler had used a cheaper metal for production (like silver) but had still charged the king for the expensive gold he had been commissioned to use.

Alas, the king had no way of proving this. But he knew how smart Archimedes was, so he asked him to prove it for him. Archimedes wanted to help the king, but he couldn't figure out how to determine what the crown was made of without destroying it.
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The PPCMS Relay for Life Team went to the Memorial West Breast Cancer Center to deliver key chains to patients. The students were able to tour the center and see where women not only get treatments but also get "beautiful" at the salon. The staff was able to spend some time with them and talked to them about what women go through during treatment. It was a wonderful experience. Our students are amazingly generous; the cards they signed were thoughtful and so inspiring. Below are some of the pictures.   Read More...

Great News.  Three campuses participated in our fundraiser FSU Elementary , East Elementary, and Central Middle/Elementary Schools. Together we raised over $2,100 for Relay for Life American Cancer Society and kids brought in over 2,000 pairs of socks to donate to Joe DiMaggio Children's Cancer Center. FSU Campus participated in memory of Dillon Joseph Brooks, a former student who passed away last year after his battle with cancer. East and Central participated to honor, support,  and celebrate a current student who is going through cancer treatment at this time. Lotsy Dotsy, the Joe DiMaggio Clown, was elated with the participation. She told students that not all Super Heroes wear capes. She pointed out that each of them were Super Heroes because they gave of themselves to bring joy to someone else that is suffering. Super Heroes are everyday people that give from the heart. I  believe that our club should not only raised funds but we should also give something that affects others locally. It is a tangible way to teach empathy and kindness to others.  Donating socks to children suffering with cancer treatments is our way of giving from the heart. We will never see the faces of those child we gave to, but our students hope that our socks will bring a smile to their faces. Our club will participate in Relay for Life of Pembroke Pines on April 1st. We hope to raise at least $7,000 this year.

  

On September 19, 2015 students from Pembroke Pines Charter School students from kindergarteners  to high school seniors came together at Hollywood Beach to participate in the 30th Annual International Coastal CleanUp

Pembroke Pines Charter School students joined volunteers who took action by removing and recording trash along the coasts all over the world . Here is an infographic summarizing the data collected:
http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/2015-by-the-numbers.html
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Members of the Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School Central Campus Builders Club plant and maintain the school garden used to teach science to elementary and middle school students.  Pictured Top (L to R): 1) Back row:  Nick Chaimowicz (8th), J. C. Smith (President and 8th), Devin Ponce (8th), Sydney Zovluck (7th), Angela Gaudreau (6th), Mr. Sean Chance – Principal Central Campus, Sarah Sevilla (Secretary and 7th), Mrs. Piper Spencer - Science Department Head Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School - Central Campus, Jayvyn Dacas (Vice President and 7th) Ibrahim Hessin (8th), Rebecca Dulberg (8th) and Sarah Cox (8th).
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Your child is invited to attend the 2015-2016 FALL FSA Math/EOC (Mondays), Reading (Tuesdays) and/or Writing (Wednesdays) Camps.  Camps will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. The sessions before the winter break will be held from September 28th through November 18th. Camp sessions will resume after winter break. 
 
Please complete the linked Math, Reading and/or Writing Camp Registration forms and have your child return to their math, reading or language arts teacher no later than Monday, September 21, 2015.

This deadline is very important, as we need to know how many students are expected to secure the appropriate number of staff to support these camp sessions.

Questions may be directed to:
Math Chair -Mr. Verdile at [email protected]
Reading Chair-Mr. Marinelli at [email protected]
Language Arts Chair-Ms. Altimore at [email protected]
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Dear Central Middle Parents/Guardians:
 
Please be advised that the Central Middle students participated in a detailed discipline expectations orientation assembly with their grade level peers this week either on September 1 or 2, 2015.
 
Important information was shared with the students about RESPECT for themselves, their peers, adults, their school and their community.  Mr. Chance, Dr. Pizzo, Officer Pleasants and Ms. Bear addressed various topics aimed at helping the students to have a positive year in an effort to avoid poor behavioral and social-emotional choices.

Principal Chance challenged all of the students demonstrate high academic and behavioral standards.  He promised to reward students with no behavioral infractions each quarter with a special treat and recognition.
 
Here (doc 1, doc 2, doc 3) you will find the document shared with the students.  We ask that you take time to review this document, along with the SBBC Code of Student Conduct and Discipline Matrix

http://www.browardschools.com/Parents-Students/Parent-Student-Pages/Code-Of-Conduct

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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.

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