Saturday, October 01, 2016

FSU Elementary News and Notes

Dear Families,
Special thanks to everyone who went to Charter Family Night this evening. 

Due to the weather, the event has been postponed.   Please keep your tickets so that you can use them for a future event. 

Thank you again for your support!


REMINDER for 4th and 5th Grade Artists:
The application/essay for the PPCES-FSU ART CLUB is due this Wednesday, October 5, 2016!!! 

You’re welcome to apply for membership to the PPCES-FSU ART CLUB !!!

Dear Parents,

Monday October 3, 2016 will be no school.
Wednesday October 12, 2016 will be no school.

Book Fair dates: Tuesday, October 4th to Monday, October 10th
Student/Teacher Preview Day: Friday, September 30th
Shopping hours: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Special activities: Family Night! Wednesday, October 5th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
For more information, see this flyer.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

We are in need of VOLUNTEERS!  We have several positions available with flexible times.  Earn you hours at our Book Fair! Please see this to sign up as a Volunteer!

Dear “All Pro Dad” moms and dads,

10 All Pro Dad shirts, size “Adult Large” were erroneously printed with the phrase, “My Dad is all Pro.” Shout out to moms and dads who would like to wear this shirt for their dad.

These 10 shirts are being sold for $5 each.If you are interested in purchasing one of these shirts (Adult Large—only)please  email:   [email protected]

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are requesting donations of water cases for the special teachers and of pre-packaged snacks.   If you would like to donate a box of individually packaged bags of pretzels, goldfish crackers, fruit-gummy snacks, etc. we would greatly appreciate it!  Please drop off the snacks in the front office. 

Thank you so much for your assistance! 

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

Please join the Pembroke Pines Charter High School Band for their 4th Annual Little Halloween on Jaguar Way!  This event takes place at the PPCHS High School - located at 17189 Sheridan Street in Pembroke Pines, FL 33331 - on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 4pm - 8pm.

Festivities will take place in the Band Room/Cafeteria.  We will have our not so scary haunted house tours, a magician, skits, our famous "Thunder Room" - presented by the award winning PPCHS Drumline(!!), magical village, enchanted cave, face painting, a DJ, dancing, games, arts/crafts, concession stand, as well as tons of candy and prizes!  Pre-Sale tickets can be purchased from PPCHS Band students for $8.00 or they will be $10.00 at the door the day of the event.  You can also email us at [email protected] to reserve tickets at the pre-sale rate.

It's fun for the entire family!  Come out and support your PPCHS Band!  For inquiries please email us at ([email protected]) - we hope to see you there!!!"

For more information, see this flyer.

Parents picking up their child in the pm car-line are requested to write the child’s name in dark marker on the car-line windshield hanger.  Please write the name so it is easy for staff and volunteers to see it from the car line.  If the name has faded or is written very small, please adjust it so it will help in the afternoon

Please write the child’s first and last name as well as the grade. This information clearly written on the car-line hanger makes things easier for staff in the carline. 

Drivers are requested to circle a 2nd time in the carline if the child is not present (yet) when the car approaches the loading area. Leave the name in the windshield until the car is loaded as it is easier to direct the children to the car.

Volunteer opportunity:

AM and PM Car Line

Earn service hours!  Volunteers are always welcome and truly appreciated!  If you are interested, you may stop by the front office any day.  We would love to have you!

Thank you,

Dear Parents,

Please see this attachment about Box Top collection.

Our PTA raises money through this collection.

Thank you,

Dear parents/guardians:

The Pembroke Pines-Florida State University Charter Elementary School is a developmental research school (laboratory school) sponsored by Florida State University.  The mission of a developmental research school is to provide “a vehicle for the conduct of research, demonstration, and evaluation regarding management, teaching, and learning.”  As a developmental research school, the school is able to charge a student activity and service fee to be utilized for student needs throughout the school year.  On June 17, 2009, the Pembroke Pines City Commission approved to institute a student activity and service fee for the students of the school.  The student activity and service fee for each student for the school year 2016-2017 is $280 per student for grades K-5.  Please note that field trips and some other student activities may not be included in this fee.  

The fees will be used for the following:

-    Student Activities and Special Events (assemblies, competitions, etc.)          
-    Student Award Programs (Give Me 5, Honor Roll, etc.)
-    Student Supplies
-    Media
-    Special Areas (PE, art, music, science)
-    Classroom Materials and Programs
-    Classroom Technology

1. All volunteers are to fill out and submit a Service Hours Application form. On the  form, parents must list all children who attend our charter school system.

2. Each family must complete 30 or more hours per school year; however, 10 hours of that can be given by some form of donation in lieu of fulfilling these hours in increments of ½ hour per donation.  All donations must be authorized by the principal in advance.  Parents and guardians of students in the City’s Charter School system shall be able to satisfy a portion of their thirty (30) volunteer hour requirement by purchasing up to twenty (20) of these hours as follows:

-    The first ten (10) hours may be purchased for $10.00 per hour.
-    The second ten (10) hours may be purchased for $20.00 per hour.

No parent or guardian shall be permitted to purchase more than twenty (20) volunteer hours for a total of $300.00.

The remaining ten (10) hours of the volunteer requirement shall be satisfied in a manner consistent with the Charter Schools’ previously established rules and regulations.  After May 1, 2017 you may only pay for these hours with cash or money order. 


All Pro Dad Families,

Thank you to the hundreds of families that spent time with their children at our school yesterday morning with our 1st 2016-2017 breakfast. 

We have always had great success with strong parental involvement at our breakfast, but yesterday’s showing of parental commitment was breathtaking.  The objective of the program is for dads and families to spend some meaningful time together discussing poignant topics making some positive memories.

Our “APD Committee” is already problem-solving to minimize some of the problems that we encountered with so many participants.  Please do not get discouraged and become tempted to skip the next 5 All Pro Dad meetings. 

Our volunteers have compiled a list of families that did not get a breakfast and we will gladly refund the money or give credits for 1 of our future All Pro Dad breakfasts.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to make some suggestions or want to double check that we have your name on the refund list.

Thank you for the partnership with this great program!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Just a friendly reminder that we are asking that all students in the school go on Successmaker at home daily. 

If you need additional help, please contact your child's teacher.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please note this information about the parent portal for FOCUS. 

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