December 2015 “Tuesday Newsday”

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Kindergarten Registration Now Open

A reminder to all parents that our Kindergarten registration is now open through Friday, May 29th! Don’t wait — Space is limited!! The first 10 incoming Kindergarten students to register, will receive a FREE bookbag with suppliesWe encourage you to share this information with friends and family.

  • For the 2015-2016 school year, Dante B. Fascell Elementary School will proudly offer the Extended Foreign Language (EFL) Spanish Program to students who meet course requirements, in grades K through 4. Incoming K students interested in participating in EFL are asked to contact the Registrar Ms. Lester at 305-380-1901 for more information.
  • Dante B. Fascell Elementary School offers full-time, Gifted classes, for students who qualify, beginning in grade 1 through grade 5.
  • For more information on transitioning your child to Kindergarten, please visit our school website or visit:
  • For more information regarding Kindergarten registration, please call 305-380-1901. Hurry, space is limited!
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2015 Title I Parent/Family Involvement Survey

Each year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools conducts a Title I Parent/Family Involvement Survey designed to provide the District with information on how well your child’s school is doing in supporting your involvement in your child’s education. The 2015 M-DCPS Title I Parent/Family Involvement Survey will be available online from May 11, 2015, to June 26, 2015. This Survey is open to all parents of children attending schools implementing the Title I Schoolwide Program. The online Survey is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Survey responses will be anonymous. Paper Surveys are available at your child’s school upon request. To complete the 2015 M-DCPS Title I Parent/Family Involvement Survey online, please click here. Your opinion is very important to us. Don’t miss this opportunity to inform the district with your input.

ESPAÑOL: La Administración de Título I de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami-Dade (M-DCPS) realiza todos los años una encuesta sobre la participación de padres y familia (2015 M-DCPS Title I Parent/Family Involvement Survey). Esta encuesta tiene por objetivo proporcionar al distrito información acerca de que tan bien la escuela de su hijo le brinda apoyo para que usted participe en la educación de su hijo. La encuesta sobre la participación de padres y familia de Título I estará disponible por la Internet desde el 11 de mayo hasta el 26 de junio del 2015. Esta encuesta está abierta a todos los padres de niños que asisten a escuelas que implementan el Programa de Título I. La encuesta por Internet está disponible en inglés, español y haitiano criollo. Sus respuestas son anónimas. También puede llenar la encuesta en el formulario de papel que puede solicitar en la escuela de su hijo. Para llenar la encuesta de la Administración de Título I para el 2015 sobre la participación de padres y familia, por favor, haga clic aqui. Su opinión es muy importante para nosotros. No desaproveche la oportunidad de darle su parecer al distrito.

Parent Support Group – Meeting Friday, April 17th

Join us this Friday, April 17th for our monthly Parent Support Group, from 9 to 10 a.m. This is a valuable opportunity to learn, socialize, and share resources.

All interested participants are asked to RSVP to For more detailed information, please call 305-380-1901.

We hope  to see you here! 🙂

McDonald’s Night is Next Tuesday, April 21st

RMJoin us on Tuesday, April 21st for McDonald’s Night from 5 – 7 p.m. at the McDonald’s in the Walmart shopping complex (157 Avenue and Kendall Drive). A portion of all proceeds collected during these hours will benefit DBFE. Plus, Ronald McDonald will be making an appearance! 

We hope to see you there! 😀

UM Pediatric Mobile Clinic

The University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic (UMPMC) has provided medical care to uninsured children in-need for nearly two decades. Services provided include well-visits, sports physicals, immunizations, management of chronic conditions, urgent care, mental health, and social work.

The UMPMC is scheduled to be in our community on the following dates at the locations listed below:

1. Friday, April 10th
Westwind Lakes Park
6805 SW 152 Avenue, 33193

2. Monday, April 20th
Kendale Lakes Elementary School
8000 SW 142 Avenue, 33183

Hours of Operations: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, please call 305-243-6407. (Appointments preferred.)
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Lauren’s Kids Donation Bin Now Available!

Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Lauren’s Kids are now working together to collect used clothing and shoes for children in need. Proceeds collected will benefit our school. The bin is located near the entrance of the Visitor/Parent Parking Lot (to the right of the yellow bus driveway). Our school RAK Club will be working with their advisor, Mrs. Ortega to spearhead the school-wide collection campaign.

The mission of the Lauren’s Kids organization is to prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness, through in-school curricula, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements around the country and the world.  The foundation has helped advocate for the passage of nearly two dozen laws to support survivors and protect children.

Coming Fall 2015: Every Kid in a Park Initiative



Beginning September 2015, every fourth-grader in the nation will receive an “Every Kid in a Park” pass. The initiative calls on federal agencies to help get all children to visit and enjoy the outdoors and inspire a new generation of Americans to experience their country’s unrivaled public lands and waters.

The White House posted a blog providing detailed information about the program which can be accessed at:


VPK Lottery Registration – NOW OPEN

CaptureVPK Lottery Registration is now open! Our Lottery will be held on Friday, February 27th at 10 a.m. in the school Media Center. If you know friends or family interested in enrolling, please share this information.

For more info, please call us at 305-380-1901.