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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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.)
Click here to visit their website.

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:


Paperless Interim Progress Reports – Available NOW!

Miami-Dade County Public SchoolsPaperless1 is rolling out a paperless option for Progress Reports. In Gradebook (via your Parent Portal), South Region schools will now have the option to view their child’s Progress Report online by clicking on the “Miami-Dade Paperless Interim (Select Schools)” link.

Your child’s online progress report will be accessible beginning February 20th and will be available through the end of the grading period.

Parent Support Group – Friday, January, 23rd

Calling all parents — Join us for an opportunity to learn, socialize, and share resources!

The first meeting will take place Friday, January 23rd, 2015 in Room 93, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Additional meeting are forthcoming.

If you plan to attend, please send an e-mail to Mrs. Ortega, School Counselor,
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Services Available via The Institute for Child & Family Health

The Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. is currently offering an array of services in schools, the community, and homes for children, adolescents and adults from ages 6 to 21 years.

  • Behavioral Counseling for:
    • Depression, anxiety, ADHD, learning disabilities, disruptive behaviors, anger management, substance use, poor coping skills, poor impulse control, distractibility, and non-compliance with attendance, instruction, rules and regulations (6-21 years)
  • Case Management:
    • Linking services, doctor’s appointments, housing, shelter, food, clothing, physical needs, and other basic needs (6-17 years)
  • Psychiatric:
    • Assessment, medication management, consultation, etc. (6-17 years)
  • Psychological Testing:
    • Intellectual functioning, academic assessment, psycho-educational skills for daily living (6-17 years)
  • Grant Programs:
    • Empowerment, anger management groups, SNAP (Stop Now and Plan), and functional family therapy

For more information, please contact The Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. at (North Dade) 305-722-7159; (South Dade) 305-722-5635.

Parent Academy Workshops at Miami-Dade Public Libraries

The Parent Academy has partnered with Miami-Dade Public Libraries to conduct monthly parent workshops on select weekends and weekday evenings.

  • Workshops will be held at four library branches throughout the district.
  • Workshops will be interactive and hands-on.
  • All participants will be entered in a raffle for gift cards.
  • Click here for full 2015 workshop dates.
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The Miracle League of Miami-Dade for Children and Adults with Special Needs

The Miracle League of Miami-Dade is a non-profit organization that provides children and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball in an organized, non-competitive league.

  • Miracle League players are paired with “Baseball Buddies” who assist the players on and off the field. During every game, each child is given an opportunity to bat, run/walk the bases, score a run, and play the field.
  • The Miracle League is hosting its next game on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Dr. Michael Krop Senior High, 1410 N.E 215th Street, Miami, Florida 33179.
  • Attendance at the event is free.  The game will last for one hour or two innings. The attached flier provides additional information and a schedule of upcoming games.
  • Additional information regarding the program is available at or by calling 786-224-4800.
  • Download the flyer here.  

2013-2014 ESEA School Public Accountability Report

To meet federal and state requirements, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)and Miami-Dade County Public Schools have cooperatively prepared a report entitled theNo Child Left Behind (NCLB) School Public Accountability Report. The ESEA School Public Accountability Report is an important information source for parents, school staff and members of the community, as they work together to improve students’ academic performance.

Direct Link to the DBFE’s ESEA Accountability Report:

ESEA SPAR 2013-2014 School year