Miami Brain Fair at the Museum of Science

On Saturday, March 22 from 10 am – 4 pm, local university scientists will be at the downtown Museum of Science to teach children how the brain works.  Kids can touch a real brain, play with brain puzzles, see electrical activity from their own muscles, and find out if they are a super taster.  Additional fun activities include face painting and puppet shows.

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Miami-Dade Talent Search

Registration is now open! Looking for all students from ages 8-17 with performance talent to participate in the Miami-Dade Talent Search. Show us what you have got: Music, Dance, Voice, Original Composition & Spoken Word.

There will be early auditions in your neighborhood, see the attached flyer for times and locations, by clicking: Talent Search.

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Join Us for a Holiday Sing-Along!

SingAlongThe sing-along can be enjoyed from 8 a.m. until, roughly, 8:20 a.m.

Many thanks to Ms. Crumpton and her chorus students for this wonderful holiday activity!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 😀

 

“Fall Into a Good Book” Bookmark Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following students who won our Fall Into a Good Book Bookmark Contest:

K – EMMILY M. (MARQUEZ)

1ST – DANIELLA G. (LEYVA)

2ND – DEBORAH T. (ARNAEZ)

3RD – ANABELLA U. (OLAZABAL)

4TH – VICTORIA R. (CASCANTE)

5TH – EMELY B. (PICO)

1ST PLACE OVERALL, PRIMARY – ELSSA M. (CHERNES)

1ST PLACE OVERALL, INTERMEDIATE – ASHLEY V. (DIAZ)

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Algebra Nation 2.0 for Grade 5

algebra_NationThe Department of Mathematics and Science is providing information on M-DCPS’ portal launch of Algebra Nation 2.0. All 5th through 12th grade students and teachers will be able to access Algebra Nation through the M-DCPS student/employee portal effective as of October 15, 2013.

Instructions on accessing Algebra Nation 2.0 can be found below, using the Quick Start Guide.

Algebra Nation Quick Start Guide: http://briefings.dadeschools.net/files/36213_Algebra_Nation_2_0_-_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf

Algebra Nation is a FREE, 24/7, highly effective, intensive, online learning program that delivers:

    • Instructional Videos
    • Study Guides
    • “Test Yourself!” Practice Tool
    • Extra Practice Problems 
    • Algebra Nation Wall 
    • Leaderboard
Algebra Nation can be found under "Apps" via the Student Portal.

Algebra Nation can be found under “Apps” via the Student Portal.

October 14-18: National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week is October 14th through the 18th!

National School Lunch Week is October 14th through the 18th!

It’s National School Lunch Week! DBFE is celebrating this nation-wide cause, in an effort to promote the success of our students in school by eating healthy meals and encouraging physical activity.

The U.S. is fortunate to have a
federally funded National School Lunch Program that serves more than 29.6 million students daily. For some, this lunch is the most nutritious meal of the day.

Lunch varies by region. Here is a sample of the Southeast's lunch menu items.

Lunch varies by region. Here is a sample of the Southeast’s lunch menu items.

FUN FACTS:

  • M-DCPS Department of Food and Nutrition served more than 189,000 lunches to students each day.
  • The Department of Food and Nutrition served locally-grown produce from Homestead and the state of Florida to all Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Items include: corn, green beans, tomatoes, collard greens, and star fruits.
  • The Department of Food and Nutrition works with local celebrity chefs partnering to create new and exciting menu items.
  • Research has shown a link between school lunches and improved scores in standardized tests.

October 9th: Pajama Day to Help the United Way

p778003206-3Show your school spirit by participating in Pajama Day to help the United Way! The fun will take place on Wednesday, October 9th.

All students who participate will donate $1; all donations benefit the United Way Student Campaign.

United Way - Español

United Way – Español