DBFE Participates in Univision’s Club de Libros

Univision 23 hosts a campaign entitled, Club de Libros, where students of all ages, from M-DCPS schools are featured. These students partake in bilingual reading with the segment’s education reporters, Maria Fernanda Lopez and Amanda Ramirez. The mini-segments are broadcast during the station’s morning show Noticias 23 Al Amanecer.

A group of Mr. Gasteli’s Spanish students has been featured in these segments. Click the video links below to view:

Congrats to our DBFE Spanish speakers and to Mr. Gasteli — Great job! 😀


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.


  • 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

Reminder: Last Week for Fundraising

fundraisPlease be advised that this is our last week of the fundraiser.  All fundraiser packets are due Friday, October 11th.

Each and every order helps purchase supplies, materials, incentives, activities, and more for the students, teachers, and parents of Dante B. Fascell Elementary School.  Be sure your child returns his/her coupon when they purchase item(s), in order to receive a charm necklace.  Students also have a chance to participate in a fun, outdoor activity if they sell at least 5 items.

Thank you for your support! 😀

National Bullying Prevention Month

No_Bully_ZoneMiami-Dade County Public Schools is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. To this end, M-DCPS is dedicated to eradicating bullying and harassment in its schools by providing awareness, prevention, and education in promoting a school atmosphere in which bullying, harassment, and intimidation will not be tolerated by students, school board employees, visitors, or volunteers. To promote awareness and prevention of bullying and harassment, October has been designated as Bullying Prevention Month.

For more information, please visit http://studentservices.dadeschools.net/bullying/ or read MDCPS’ frequently asked questions on bullying and harrassment document.