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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Meet & Greet – Friday, Aug 15


Join us this Friday, August 15th at 2 pm for an opening of school Meet & Greet. Visit your child’s teacher and explore his/her classroom before the start of the school year.

PTA will also be hosting a membership drive on this date. Join for just $6 per person. All monies collected directly benefit the boys and girls of DBFE! Those who join will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card. We hope to see you there! 🙂

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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!



November is Florida Parental Involvement Month

2009ParentMonthLogo_webThe Florida Department of Education has designated November as Florida Parental Involvement Month to celebrate the role parents play in their child’s education.

It’s proven that when schools work together with families to support learning, children are inclined to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. Research shows that there is a direct connection between parental involvement and high student achievement, regardless of family income or background. Students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates, as well as better school attendance, increased motivation and self-esteem, lower rates of suspension, and fewer instances of violent behavior.

A calendar of suggested daily activities parents can do with their children from the Office of Parental Involvement.

A calendar of suggested daily activities parents can do with their children from the Office of Parental Involvement. (CLICK TO ENLARGE.)

Miami-Dade County Public Schools recognizes that a child’s education is a responsibility shared by both schools and families, as evidenced by the Board’s policy on parent involvement and its long history of collaboration with parents. Additionally, the partnership with Florida PTA and the Miami-Dade County Council of PTAs/PTSAs provides parents with a forum to advocate as one voice and collectively influence the decisions that affect their children.

As Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Dante B. Fascell Elementary School observe Florida Parental Involvement Month, we hope all parents get involved, stay informed, and continue to make their children’s education a top priority.

November 2nd: Curriculum Expo

On Saturday, November 2nd, DBFE attended the Curriculum Expo for the John A. Ferguson Senior High feeder pattern. Hundreds of students and their parents came by to learn about the many programs offered by neighborhood M-DCPS schools.

A special thanks to the teachers and PTA members who joined us in representing our school! 🙂

Below is a photo recap of the event:

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.