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.

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.

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

NOW AVAILABLE: District-Level Title I Parental Involvement Plan (PIP)

Please note that the District-Level Title I Parental Involvement Plan is available via our school website. Detailed directions are provided below:

Family Resources Now Available at FIU

There are some exciting NEW services being offered this fall at FIU’s Center for ‪‎Children‬ and ‪Families‬, such as:

  • Children of Divorce‬ ‪Intervention‬ Group
  • Child ‪Anxiety‬ and ‪Phobia‬ Program
  • Web-Based Program to Reduce Perceived Burdensomeness in ‪‎Adolescents‬
  • Treatment for Early Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (‪‎OCD‬)
  • Treatment for Young Children with Anxiety

CaptureCost varies per program and some services may be free for those who are eligible. Please contact Florida International University for more information at 305-348-0477 or contact the Center for Children and Families here:

Parents & Community Members: WE NEED YOU!

Parents, DBFE is in search of interested individuals to join our schools Educational Excellence School Advisory Council (EESAC). By joining, you have an opportunity to take an active role in the decision-making process at Dante B. Fascell Elementary School. The time required to be a part of the EESAC committee is very minimal.  We are looking for parents and community members to participate and make a difference in our school.

EESAC elections will take place Tuesday, September 16 at 5:30 pm, during the Annual Title I Meeting before Open House. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming an EESAC member, please call (305) 380-1901.

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