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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DBFE’s ‘Reading Oasis’ Book Fair

The first Scholastic book fair of the school year was a great success! Here are a few photos of the media center, after its transformation into a Reading Oasis.

Many thanks to Ms. Avetrani, Ms. Calenzani, and all the other staff members and parent volunteers who helped throughout the week of the book fair. Without them, this event would not have been possible! 😀

DBFE Family Fun Night

Last Friday, September 20th, students and their families had the chance to watch a belly dancing show (as well as learn a few moves of their own), play hieroglyphics bingo, and color Egyptian-themed art during our Family Fun Night. Best of all, Mr. Breeding and Mr. Mancebo volunteered themselves to be mummified by a number of students. Our Scholastic book fair was also open throughout the night and was an enormous success! Check out our photo recap below. 😀

A special thanks to our dedicated PTA for all their efforts in coordinating the event! Also, many thanks to the teachers and staff members that volunteered their time to help. Without their assistance, Family Fun Night could not have been possible!

Men in Plaid: The Kilowatt Connection

On Tuesday, September 17th, students enjoyed a presentation, entitled “Men in Plaid: The Kilowatt Connection, which delivered important energy conservation messages through costumes, a colorful set and an engaging cast of characters, including Moldy and Skuller, The Boss, Ooot Blatuu, and The Slug. Their adventures helped teach DBFE students lessons about how electricity and energy are made, the uses of energy, and how they can help save energy, all with the help of a posse of hilarious characters and their zany energy endeavors.”  (Source:

The Book Fair is Here! Sept. 16-20

CaptureOur Scholastic Book Fair is here! The book fair will be open daily beginning today, Monday, Sept. 16th through Friday, Sept 20th.For the first time ever, our Book Fair will open Friday evening, from 6-8 p.m., during our PTA Family Fun Night! Don’t miss this great opportunity to buy that special book for your child. 

1Note: Please make all personal checks payable to Dante B. Fascell PTA. School volunteers are always welcome.

See you at the Book Fair! 😀

Soccer Shootout – Photo Recap

Our United Way Soccer Shootout was a great success! Hundreds of students participated in this event, raising money for a great cause.

The organization “invests in helping children and youth succeed in school and stay off the streets, ensuring care and companionship for our elderly, giving families the tools they need to stay together, helping people stay healthy and well, promoting economic independence, and reaching out fast in the face of emergencies” (Source).

Special thanks to our United Way sponsors, Mr. Gastelli and Ms. Villa, for their time and efforts in orchestrating this activity. Also, many thanks to the parent volunteers, as well as classroom teachers, who assisted throughout the school day.

2012-2013 ESEA School Public Accountability Report

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Letter to Parents regarding the 2012-2013 ESEA School Public Accountability Report. Please click to enlarge.

To meet federal and state requirements, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools have cooperatively prepared a report entitled the No 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 ESEA Accountability Report: