Saturday, October 10, 2015

Middle School Parent Survey

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

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.

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.



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

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

Central Campus News and Notes

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.


We are preparing for our Annual PTSA Chocolate Fundraiser.  This fundraiser is very important, as the funds earned help to support all student and staff events for the 2015-2016 school year (i.e. honor rolls, awards, testing snacks, staff appreciation events, etc.).  This fundraiser will start on October 14 thru November 18, 2015.  We are asking that all families help to support this fundraising effort. Please complete this form and return with your child to the front office to Ms. Lola Pitts.  We will be distributing the candy to the students at the end of the day on October 13, 2015 to bring home.  No sales will be permitted by students on school grounds.  

Sale incentives will be offered (See these sales incentives list for students wishing to compete for prizes)

Thank you in advance for your support of our PTSA!!

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:

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).

Dear Central Middle Jaguar,
          This is your chance to leave a lasting legacy at PPCMS. In addition to the outstanding contributions you are making in the classroom, you can become part of a wonderful tradition in PPCMS Student Activities. This year we will, once again, hold our annual Walk-a-thon fundraiser to benefit Jaguar Central Campus Student/Teacher Activities.  The funds will be used to help fund PTSA teacher & student activities and to offset the costs of student council activities such as dances, pep rallies, the FSAT Fest, and much more. Don’t miss out on this once a year chance to get out and have a blast with your friends,

Parents and students, we are please to announce that Pinnacle View function has been activated as of Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  You will need the following information to access this gradebook and attendance database:

USER NAME: Student's 10 Digit ID
                        (i.e., [email protected]

PASSWORD:   Student Birthday with the following format

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]

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


Dear Middle 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.



Middle School Vision & Mission

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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