2018-2019 Ms. Sarmiento & Ms. Mantay Welcome Parents

2018-2019 Ms. Sarmiento & Ms. Mantay Welcome Parents

2018-2019 Ms. Sarmiento & Ms. Mantay Welcome Parents The goals for our open house are o To help parents understand the work your child will be doing throughout the school year. o To inform you of the expectations we have for your child. o To share information about how you, as parents, can support your childs learning. o Parents are allowed inside the school on the first Monday and Tuesday of the year. Florida Standards Assessment

o Students will be assessed in the following subjects: o Reading (Computer-based Testing) o Math (Computer-based Testing) o Writing o Science (FCAT 2.0) o Testing will take place between March May 2018. Please plan to attend a Parent Night to discuss more information regarding our Florida Assessments. ACCEL CLASS Grade level curriculum with acceleration in core subjects. Student are selected based on performance, teacher recommendation and Gifted qualification. Reading/ Language Arts

o Reading / Language Arts o STAR / AR o o o o Every student will be taking the STAR test on a quarter basis to assess their reading level Students should be checking out books from the library at their reading level Students will be given a quarterly reading goal based on their individual independent reading level (Meeting their goal is one GRADES PER QUARTER!) Students will be required to read for at least 30 minutes daily o Summer Reading Assignments o

Due by Friday o iReady o Journeys Series, Novels ( Chasing Lincolns Killer, Everlasting, The Giver, Number the Stars) Great Books o Language Arts Tuck Home Learning IREADY Students must complete 45 minutes of Iready weekly.

Time will be checked every Monday morning. They will receive one grade for Iready at the end of each quarter. Students who do not complete their time weekly will lose 10 points of their overall grade per week their goal is not met. Accelerated Reader Students should be reading AR books on their level for 30 minutes daily. Students should be able to take a quiz every 1-2 weeks. Please check agendas daily for additional Mathematics, Science, Social Studies o Common Core Standards

o EnvisionSeries o Online resources o Tests o iReady o Science o NGSSS (FCAT 2.0) o Elevate Series o Online resource o Gizmos o Social Studies o NGSS o Pearson United States History Home Learning Students will receive daily math homework to review lessons done in class.

Students may also have science activities to be completed through interactive online resources. Please check agenda daily for updated homework. In the intermediate grades, we focus on preparing the student for middle school. We promote and encourage independence. Please help your children be responsible. Home Learning Policy o Home learning will be posted on the school website and students are responsible for writing it in their agendas every day. o Any graded assignment turned in late will drop one letter grade for each day past the due date. o Although Home Learning will be posted on the

website, please refer to your childs agenda in case of any changes. Behavior Management o We will both be promoting positive character traits and values such as hard work, responsibility, respect, etc. in our classrooms. o Students will receive rewards such as dances, seats in the VIP table and treasure box treats, etc. Home Learning/ Behavior Policy Homework quarterly including Math, Science, Social Studies activities, AR, and i-Ready. For ELA classes, students must reach their AR goal for the quarter and complete all of their i-Ready (45 minutes weekly). We will also be documenting behavior infractions including: Disrespecting teachers or students Incomplete classwork Misbehaving in and out of the classroom.

Reward Events: 1st Quarter- Harvest Dance 2nd Quarter- Friendship Dance 3rd Quarter- Movie Day 4th Quarter- Water Day Consequences: Students will receive detentions, referrals and loss of 5th grade events for multiple infractions. PARENT COMMUNICATION THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA & GROUP TEXTS We are lucky to live in a world full of technology and mass communication. We ask that you please be mindful of what is posted and texted through social media or group chats, such as Whats App or Messenger Should any situations arise or should you have any questions or

concerns, please come to us first for clarifications or answers. This will avoid the spread of misinformation or rumors. Contact We look forward to working with you to help your students succeed this year. OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday-Friday 7:50am- 8:20am We are available for phone conferences at your convenience. Please send any time sensitive notes in your students agenda to ensure we receive it as quickly as possible. Please feel free to email us with any questions, comments and

concerns. [email protected] [email protected] Remind 101 Please download the Remind App. Enter this number: 81010 Text this message: @dg9fec We will be sending updates and news through this app. Please continue to check your childs agenda and the website as well for classroom information. Mantay Time 8:00 - 8:30

8:30- 8:45 8:45 - 9:00 9:00 - 9:15 9:15 - 9:30 9:30 - 9:45 9:45 - 10:00 10:00 - 10:15 10:15 -10:30 10:30 - 10:45 10:45 - 10:55 10:55 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:25 11:30 - 11:45 11:45 - 12:00 12:00 - 12:15 12:15 - 12:30 12:30 - 12:45 12:45 - 1:00 1:00 - 1:15

1:15 - 1:30 1:30 - 1:45 1:45 - 2:00 2:00 - 2:15 2:15 - 2:30 2:30 - 2:45 2:45 - 3:00 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday PE-Barbosa


SCIENCE SCIENCE Recess-Narnia Spanish-Caminos SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCE Spanish-Caminos Recess-Narnia Recess-Narnia


GRADE: 5th SECTION: 510 SOCIAL SCIENCE MATH Sarmiento Time Monday 8:00 - 8:30 8:30- 8:45 8:45 - 9:00 9:00 - 9:15 9:15 - 9:30

9:30 - 9:45 9:45 - 10:00 10:00 - 10:15 10:15 -10:30 10:30 - 10:45 10:45 - 10:55 10:55 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:25 11:30 - 11:45 11:45 - 12:00 12:00 - 12:20 12:20 - 12:30 12:30 - 12:45 12:45 - 1:00 1:00 - 1:15 1:15 - 1:30 1:30 - 1:45 1:45 - 2:00 2:00 - 2:15

2:15 - 2:30 2:30 - 2:45 2:45 - 3:00 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday PLANNING / PICK UP STUDENTS PE-Barbosa MATH Music-Alvarez Spanish-Sanchez


Lunch (10:55 - 11:25) PE-Barbosa SOCIAL SCIENCE PE-Barbosa PE-Barbosa Recess-Narnia PE-Barbosa Recess-Narnia Art-Clancy ELA/WRITING ELA/WRITING

ELA/WRITING TEACHER: C. Sarmiento ELA/WRITING ELA/WRITING Spanish-Sanchez ROOM: 224 CO-TEACHER: Common Planning Time: Every Wednesday from 8:30-3:30 GRADE: 5th SECTION: 509

Volunteer Hours Every family is responsible for completing 30 volunteer hours Step-by-step instructions on how to become a cleared School Volunteer can be found on our School Website: How to Become a School Volunteer School wide volunteer opportunities can be found on our School Website via Volunteer Spot For other volunteer opportunities, please communicate with us. Online Store 1. Log on to our school website www.doralacademyes.org and select school (DAC or JAM) 2. On the HOME PAGE, click on the tab STORE 3. In the ONLINE STORE WEBSITE select a school (DAC or JAM). 4. After selecting the school, you will see all options available (Agenda, Jean

Day, Field Trips ). 5. After selecting the item/event, click ADD items to CART. 6. Then LOGIN or CREATE a NEW ACCOUNT. 7. After logging in you can see the items in your cart and proceed with the purchase (here you MUST SELECT A STUDENT) 8. If creating a new account, go to items in your cart and proceed with the purchase, but you will be prompted to add a student profile (FULL NAME & STUDENT ID) .Every item/event purchased must be linked to a student (Parents can have one account with more than one student profile.) *** The Online Store will NOT store your credit card information for security purposes.*** Online Store

Folder $2.50 Agenda $10.00 NEW black Doral Mom and Dad shirts $15.00 New Friday Shirts $13.00 Jean Day (First Quarter) $9.00 Jean Day (Whole Year) $35.00 Lunch $3.25 Lunch Free/Reduced

$0.40 Breakfast $2.25 Breakfast Free / Reduced $0.30 New Shirts Tops: Polo shirts must be red, white or navy blue and embroidered with the school name and logo.

All shirts must be tucked inside pants at all times. Bottoms: Pants/skorts may be navy blue or khaki. Belts must be worn at all times. They must be plain, black, and fastened securely at waist level. Shoes: Black closed toe shoes or sneakers must be worn. No sandals, crocs, boots, heels or platform shoes are allowed. Sweaters: Navy blue uniform sweatshirts and sweaters with embroidered school logo may be worn. Uniform Policy

o On jean day, appropriate blue jeans should be worn (no capris, shorts, painted or ripped jeans) and $1.00 for our ongoing fundraiser should accompany the child. (Remember to pay for the entire quarter at the online store.) oUniforms may be purchased at ALL UNIFORMS. All uniform shirts must be embroidered with school logo! Students may receive perfect attendance from MDCPS. Doral Academy ONLY awards perfect attendance to those students who not only attend school every day but also arrive on time. Arrival o Classes begin at 8:30 am. o 5th grade students must enter through the

lobby or through the double doors near C.A.U. o Please be aware that for every 10 tardies your child will receive a referral. o All tardies will be unexcused unless the child brings a doctors note. o After receiving 3 referrals, your child will be placed on the waiting list. Tardies & Absences After 5 tardies parents will receive a phone call or email. After 7 tardies a letter will be sent home.

After 10 tardies a students will receive a referral. Absences Please send a back-to-school note for the reason of the absence. After 3 unexcused absences parents will receive a phone call or email. After 5 unexcused absences students will receive a referral. Arrival Dismissal

Students cannot be signed out early during the last half hour of the school day. Please keep this in mind for field trip days or other school events. Ten early dismissals will result in the student being issued a referral. When picking up your child, please make sure that you have the Doral Academy decal on your car visor with your childs name and teachers name. A person under the age of 18 will not be allowed to pick up your child. Please make sure that children are not put in danger during pick up by having them cross 97th Ave. Students must be picked up by 3:15 PM. After 3:15 PM, you will Dismissal Electronics .

Cellphones, iPads, and other electronics are not to be used on school grounds. This includes but is not limited to bathrooms, hallways, classrooms, and dismissal. Any electronic devices including, but not limited to, cell phones, iPads or smart watches that are seen or heard will be confiscated. The school will not be responsible for lost or damaged electronics. Parking . Parents are not allowed to park in the staff parking or drive through area! If you need to get off at the school, please park in

the Carlos Albizu Parking lot were there are plenty of spaces available. Birthdays . ALL birthday celebrations are to take place in the cafeteria. Parents can provide cupcakes & juice only at lunch time. (Store bought cupcakes are preferred due to allergies.) School Policies . It is imperative that we teach our students to be

responsible. Please be aware that if a parent brings an item (home learning, book bags, projects, etc.), it will NOT be brought to the classroom after instruction has begun. Lunch boxes that are dropped off will be taken directly to the cafeteria and placed on an unsupervised table for your child to pick up during their scheduled lunch period. Our staff has increased, therefore NO PARKING IS ALLOWED IN THE FRONT!!!!

If you must get off the car for any reason you must park in Carlos Albizu University. If you are running late you may NOT leave your School PoliciesRolling Book Bags . In order for students to be exempt from the no rolling book bag rule, a doctor must fill out the Physician Statement Form available at the nurses desk Students with a rolling book bag who do not have the required form on file will be asked to call home for a replacement book bag School nurse will keep a master list of all students

requiring a rolling book bag We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring our School Website . www.doralacademyes.org End of the Year Field Trip . More details to come soon . Physical Education

Mr. ESCOL Ms. FERNANDEZ Mr. Montero Mr. BARBOSA [email protected] [email protected] rg [email protected] [email protected] Physical Education Program

In this program students will learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by implementing physical activity in their daily routine and mindful dietary choices. The promotion of better health habits is our number one priority. Very Important! Our Welcome Packet with specific information about Physical Education supplies and other necessary forms (ex. Physical Education Excuse Letter, and/or Contact Information form) are included with your Home Room Teachers Welcome Packet. Parent Contact Information Form turned in by Friday August 25th. MUST

be entirely completed and Physical Education Apparel and Grading Policy Grading Policy Mandatory Athletic Shoes Red PE Folder One Grade per week

Grades (100 Point Scale) Participation Highly Recommended Water Bottle/Jug Sunscreen

Hat Sunglasses Skill Test Team Work / Cooperation Written Assignment Written Test

Behavior in Class Proper Uniform Join A Team and/or Club Boys Basketball Team. Boys and Girls Basketball Club.

Student Athletes School Insurance. must Coach Barbosa. Coach Barbosa and Coach Del Cristo. purchase You can find purchase information on our school online store. www.doralacademyes.org under the

feature Store- Student Accident Insurance Program. $20.00 one time fee for the school year. Cheerleading Coach Abreu Clancy and Coach

Vanessa Seasonal Sports Club (This club will take place in the morning before school). TBD Thank you For your Support and cooperation. Any Questions, coaches will be in their classrooms during open house hours. A la clase de espaol 2018-2019 I am Ms. Elena and I will be your child's Spanish

teacher for the upcoming school year 2018-2019. My academic goal is to create a dynamic environment that inspires and encourages the children to speak, read and write Spanish through fun and interesting techniques such as lectures, songs, movies, graphics, games, and activities. I know to achieve this goal it is essential that children read more books in Spanish and this can only be accomplished with your collaboration. Duties of the students at home Home Learning: Students should study their vocabularies (meaning and spelling) at home. Vocabularies will be updated in Ms. Elena page in the school webpage. Tests/ Quizzes: All tests will be announced a minimum of a week in advance. AR Test (3-5 Grades only): Students must to read 1 book and take the AR Test each quarter.

Students will receive a Z (0%) if they have not taken the Test by the due date. Im looking forward to a happy and productive school year. As always thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, Ms. Elena Sarnago [email protected] MR. ALVAREZS & MS. LOSADAS MUSIC CLASS 2018-2019 The Musical Year at a Glance QUARTER 1 Music Theory, Rhythm Reading, Solfege, Composers & Musical Eras QUARTER 2 World Music/Holiday Music, Recorder, Rhythm Reading, Solfege,

Composers and Musical Eras QUARTER 3 Music Theory Review, Recorder, Instrument Families, Rhythm Reading, Solfege, Composers and Musical Eras QUARTER 4 Musicals, Composers, Recorder, Rhythm Reading, Solfege, Composers and Musical Eras *The quarterly topics are subject to change throughout the year.* Music Supplies for 2nd & 3rd Grade For Students To Bring/Have For Music Class: -Pack of No.2 Pencils (Sharpened) -1 Black Two Pocket Folder (clearly marked with childs name) -Line Paper in Folder (placed inside folder) -Pencil Sharpener -Index Cards Music Supplies for 4th & 5th Grade For Students To Bring/Have For Music Class:

-Pack of No.2 Pencils (Sharpened) -1 Black Two Pocket Folder (clearly marked with childs name) -Line Paper in Folder (placed inside folder) -Musical Staff Paper (notebook or loose-leaf placed inside folder) -Pencil Sharpener -Index Cards -$7 for a Recorder (to be purchased in October from the Music Department/Doral Online Store ) For Students To Give To Ms. Losada and Mr. Alvarez: -1 Ream of Copy Paper DAC ELEMENTARY CHORUS DAC Elementary Chorus Auditions for students in 3rd-5th grade will take place after school in the music room. Below are the Dates and Times: August 23th Previous Chorus Member Meeting 3:00pm-3:30pm

August 27th 3rd Grade Boys 3:00pm-4:30pm August 28th 3rd Grade Girls 3:00pm-4:30pm August 29th 4th Grade 2:00pm-4:00pm August 30th 5th Grade 3:00pm-4:30pm

August 31st Make Ups 3:00pm-4:00pm Audition Forms can be found on the Music Department Webpages or through Ms. Losada. DAC Elementary Chorus results will be posted on Tuesday September 4th. Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6th in the music room from 3:00pm-4:00pm.

Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:30pm. JAM VOCAL ENSEMBLE JAM Vocal Ensemble Interest Meeting for students in 6th-8th grade will be held after school on Friday August 24th. For those interested in participating, rehearsals will be Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30pm4:30pm. Please see Ms. Losada for more information! GUITAR WITH MR. ALVAREZ Mr. Alvarez will be offering guitar afterschool this year. For more information, please feel free to email Mr. Alvarez ([email protected]). REMINDERS Please bring all materials during the first week of school. Students will receive their first home learning assignment

of the year during the first week of school due the second week of school. More detailed information about the Music Department including home learning assignments, projects, and more can be found in the Music Welcome Packet and on the Music Department Webpages on the DAC/JAM Website. If parents have any questions or concerns about the Music Department, please feel free to email Ms. Losada ([email protected]myes.org) and Mr. Alvarez ([email protected]). This is the best way to reach us.

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