Monday, July 28, 2014

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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Dear Central 6th Grade Parents/Guardians:

As the 2014 FCAT Scores have been received and posted, the School Board of Broward County (SBBC) routinely sends GEM Math Invitations to all Broward County students, including those students enrolled in charter schools. As we have our own criteria for placement in the 6th grade Advanced and Pre-Algebra math courses for students entering 6th grade. Consequently, it IS NOT necessary to sign and return the letters received from the SBBC to the charter school. Please disregard.

Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Central Middle Administration and Curriculum Team
  

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please note these two documents in regards to the Before Care program: document 1, document 2
  

We hope your summer is going well. School will resume for the 2014-2015 school year on Monday, August 18, 2014. A mailer will be going home at the end of July advising gone you of where to report on the First Day of School to receive your schedule based on your grade and last name. This is NOT your homeroom, only where you will receive your schedule of classes. When you attend the camp, be sure to identify where this classroom is located to make sure you know where to report on the first day.

We hope you are starting your summer reading (2 books). Remember that the assignments are due to your Language Arts Teachers on the first day of school.

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Thank you to all the girls who tried out for the 2014-2015 PPCMS Dance Team. All of you did a wonderful job and should be commended on your efforts. Congratulations goes out to the following young ladies who made the team. Your confidence and dance skills were AMAZING!!!!!   Read More...

The results of the cheer tryouts are out. Go here to see the results.   

Dear 6th and 7th Parents/Guardians:

We are please to announce that we have begun the process of course selection for the 2014-2015 school year

We had the pleasure of meeting with your child during an assembly and have provided them an overview of the courses offered for each of their upcoming grade levels. As we are awaiting FCAT scores we will be doing core academic core placements with the teachers in June. Thus, the left side of the card should be left blank, since the teachers will be placing students in the appropriate courses based on their academic and students assessments. However, if you want your child to be considered for Advanced Classes, please sign the Academic Waiver located on the back of the card and identify the course(s) you would like us to consider if space permits. Nevertheless, please be aware that we limit such waivers due to the rigor, pace and expectations of these classes. Please be advised that we are currently applying to be a Cambridge School of Excellence. We are hoping to be approved in the near future for the 2014-2015 school year. The criteria for these courses is very high, as the performance expectations will also be very high. The power point that was shared with your child(ren) may be accessed under the articulation documents on the site.
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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 18, 2014. 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 30, 2014 at 6pm in the Central Campus Cafeteria, PARENT ONLY MEETING.

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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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