Directions to the school School: 754.323.7500 | Fax: 754.323.7540 | Attendance Line: 754.323.7502 | Aftercare: 754.323.7543

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
Parents and students, on July 1, 2015, the 2015-2016 Code of Conduct Handbook will be posted on Broward Schools' website. Parents and students may also access the Code of Student Conduct Handbook through the BEEP Portal or use their smartphones to scan the Quick Response Code (QRC) on any of the Code Book posters displayed throughout the school's campus..

Saemone Hollingsworth
Principal

FREE IMMUNIZATIONS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL
Don't miss an opportunity to have your child immunized before the start of school. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County will offer free immunizations inside the Lauderhill Mall. Click on the languages below to learn more about the dates and times.

English
Spanish
Haitian/Creole

2015/16 AFTER-CARE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
As the school year comes to an end, it is time to plan for the following school year. Registration dates for Silver Ridge After-Care will take place on the following dates:

PRE-REGISTRATION will take place Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7 from 8:00AM-12:00 Noon. This is ONLY for students that are currently attending SRE After-Care and RETURNING in 2015-16.

OPEN REGISTRATION will take place Wednesday and Thursday, July 8-9 from 8:00AM-12:00 Noon. This is for incoming Kindergarten students, new students to SRE and any other child not currently attending our after-care program. It is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis.

At the time of registration the following fees are due: A one-time registration fee of $25.00 and the first period payment of $163.00 for the first child. If a family has multiple siblings, the cost is $155.00 for each ADDITIONAL child. These fees are due AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION and can be paid via Cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. NO CHECKS.

If you have any questions, please contact the supervisors at: aftercare@sresite.com

FIFTH GRADE PARENT TRAINING VIDEOS
During this training session, parents received information on the upcoming FSA tests, were able to ask questions, and get hands on experience with test type questions online at fsassessments.org.

FIRST ANNUAL CHESS FAMILY NIGHT
Silver Ridge Elementary held the District's First Annual Chess Family Night on February 11. Parents, teachers and students had an opportunity to play chess, eat delicious snacks and even meet and take pictures with the Chess Lady, Wendi Fischer. If you missed the event, Chesteriscool.com was live on the scene to capture the event. View both their News story and Video Slideshow featuring this exciting event.

FIFTH GRADE PARENT TRAINING VIDEOS
During this training session, parents received information on the upcoming FSA tests, were able to ask questions, and get hands on experience with test type questions online at fsassessments.org.
THIRD GRADE PARENT TRAINING VIDEOS
Third grade teachers at Silver Ridge Elementary created a slideshow presentation for their parents that covers tips and tricks to guide young readers.

SECOND GRADE PARENT TRAINING VIDEOS
In this video second grade teachers cover Math Practices and Mental Math Strategies as well as Addition and Subtraction Strategies.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
The American Heart Association wants to THANK YOU! This year the Jump Rope for Heart event exceeded our expectations. We raised $13,000. Our prizes should be here in 3-4 weeks. Congratulations to Dylan Frost from Ms. Cleveland’s 2nd grade class. Dylan was the Top Fundraiser for SRE. Ms. Moscatello’s Class had the most participation and has won the Yogurt party. Congratulations! We will continue to promote the importance of physical activity and a heart healthy lifestyle. Looking forward to participating next year.

GET THE FACTS ABOUT SMART
The General Obligation Bond will provide funding for the Western Zone Schools. The attached information shows a possible break-down of these funds for Silver Ridge Elementary, Indian Ridge Middle and Western High School. 

Summary for Silver Ridge Elementary
SMART Update for February 2015
SMART Update for January 2015
SMART Update for December 2014

ANNUAL MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that schools provide parents an annual school status report (School Public Accountability Report). The Florida Department of Education has posted these reports, containing data for the required indicators and the Annual Measurable Objectives.

To see the report that pertains to Silver Ridge Elementary, go to the following website and select Broward for school district then Silver Ridge to see our school report.

NOT JUST AN HOUR OF CODE
This week our students participated in the second annual Hour of Code sponsored by Code. org. Hour of Code teaches children in grades K 12th how to code by using popular characters. This year, the theme is based on the movie, Frozen, and has the students code to have Elsa or Anna skate through the ice creating various designs. Hour of Code is being used world-wide to teach children to code. More than 59,000,000 people have tried it. Silver Ridge's activity class with Ms. Crawford has gone beyond the hour, however. Since last year's Hour of Code, which showcased Angry Birds and zombies, grades 3rd-5th have spent their entire 1st quarter learning more advanced skills in Code.org elementary courses. This quarter, we have continued by using binary numbers to create code. Finally, we have learned to listen to high and low-pitched sounds to create code, much like how a fax machine operates. Later in the year, 2nd graders will, also, be learning these same skills. Parents, feel free to have your children continue with the coding at home. Please go to www.code.org and have them go into the many different choices of coding. You may want to even try it yourselves! Code.org makes coding fun and encourages children to have an interest in technology not only for today, but for the future.

GIFTED ADVISORY MEETING
Is your child in a Gifted Program? Or do you want to know more about Broward County Schools' Gifted Program? Download the flyer for the date and location of this meeting.
PARENT INFORMATION ON MTSS/RTI
Parents and Guardians: All students who are not meeting grade level expectations are given assistance through a Multi-Tiered System of Support. The level of support increases as needed from in class small group instruction; to more intense support in a smaller group, or for a greater period of time within the school week; to ESE services for those who are recommended as needing more than what can be provided with supports in a general education setting, and who meet criteria for Exceptional Student Education. Here are links to brochures, as well as a link to common reading strategies and games you can use with your child. If you have any questions regarding the level of support your child may need or is receiving, please contact your child's teacher.

EXCITING NEWS FROM THIRD GRADE
Did you know that Government Week was in October? Third grade has been learning all about the National, State, and Local Government. We have also been learning about the three branches of Government. As part of the Legislative and Executive Branch of our Local Government, we set out to City Hall. On our visit, Ms. Merlin's class had a chance to chat with the Mayor. Mayor Judy Paul took time out of her busy day to discuss the importance of her job and creating a sense of "community" in Davie, Florida. She talked about her responsibilities to the town of Davie. She attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, and has a piece of each ribbon hanging in her office. She said the hardest part of her job is saying no to people. She also told us about the many meetings and people she speaks with each day. In addition to meeting the Mayor, the students also got to meet government workers, such as the Fire Department, and Davie Police. We learned about Fire Safety and Bike Safety. It was a wonderful day.

Mrs. Merlin's Third Grade Class

ANTI-BULLYING TRAINING ON BRAINSHARK
Parents/Guardians: In keeping with Broward Schools Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9, all SRE staff and students have viewed the appropriate Anti-Bullying Training Brainshark. As parents, you are also encouraged to view the Parent Training Brainshark. Please use the link below to access the Brainshark Training. You will be asked to sign in and select SBBC. More information can be found on the Brain Shark website.
MAYOR'S CHESS CHALLENGE
Join mayor's from throughout Broward for this at this free event in support of Scholastic Chess! Download this flyer for more details.
NEW VOLUNTEER PROCEDURES
Our dedicated volunteers have provided more than 500,000 hours of service to Broward County Public Schools students during the 2013/2014 school year. This year, we anticipate a significant increase in this number and have revamped the volunteer application procedures to facilitate the smooth processing of our volunteers.

In the past, volunteers have been required to complete an online application annually, which has resulted in the delayed processing of the volunteers. Therefore, new volunteer application procedures have been established to provide a user-friendly process for our returning volunteers. All volunteers with an ACTIVE status for the 2013/2014 school year and a minimum of four volunteer hours (as reflected in the STAR System), being automatically processed through Level 1 security clearance. Once the process is completed, the status of those volunteers who receive clearance will be changed to APPROVED in the STAR System.

Volunteers who need to modify their application form, have been asked to contact Volunteer Services at 754-321-2300 or volunteer@browardschools.com to assist with the modifications. These modifications may include home address, e-mail, phone number and changes to their school preference for volunteering. All other individuals/volunteers must complete the 2014/2015 volunteer application form online at the Get Involved website.

SCHOOL PAYMENT SOLUTIONS
SchoolPaymentSolutions.com is an online payment portal especially designed to allow parents to make quick and easy online payments to their children's school accounts. The system allows parents to manage their children's lunch accounts, and manage other school accounts (such as lab fees or book fees), quickly and easily....Sign up today!

DOWNLOAD THE SCHOOL PAYMENT SOLUTIONS FLYER

FREE BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS
Free back to school immunizations will be held at the various locations during the month of August. This is a great chance to get your child immunized before the start of school. Remember, each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parent or legal guardian should remember to bring the child's immunization records.

DOWNLOAD IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION IN ENGLISH
DOWNLOAD IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION IN CREOLE
DOWNLOAD IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION IN SPANISH
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT & MEAL PRICES
On July 1, the 2014-2015 Code of Student Conduct Handbook will be posted on Broward school's website. Parents and students may also access the Code of Student Conduct Handbook through BEEP Portal or use their smart phones to scan the Quick Response Code (QRC) on any of the Code Book posters displayed throughout the school's campus.
Meal prices will remain the same for next year: Breakfast for elementary students is $1.20 and lunch for elementary students will be $2.00. Reduced meal prices will also remain the same: $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.
PARENT ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE
Members of our Silver Ridge family recently participated in a series of videos produced to provide parents with academic assistance. These videos cover a range of topics that includes: Chunking, Picking the Right Books, Punctuation Pauses, Reading Expressions, Reading by Example and Decoding. View all the videos in this academic series.
HELP YOUR CHILD READ WITH "CHUNKING"
Helping your child to read can be fun and difficult at the same time. There are many different strategies that we use here at Silver Ridge to help our students become great readers. Watch this video to see how you can help your child to become a better reader using a strategy called "Chunking".

TANA-KEE-KEE EXPERIENCE
Tana-kee-kee was such a wonderful learning experience. We are so proud of the students, teachers and parents that made it special again this year. It truly could not have happened without everyone’s support and dedication.

Speaking of Tana-kee-kee, do you have any gently used TKK shirts that you would like to donate? Has your child outgrown it? Before you throw it away or donate it somewhere else, send it to Silver Ridge. Each year we have a few students that do not bring in shirts for Tana-kee-kee
We thought if anyone wanted to donate their shirt, we would take it to possibly use for the next year. Please send your donated shirt to the front office. Thank you in advance for helping with this. I also want to send a special THANK YOU to all of the
families that opened their homes to our students in order to use the restroom. We appreciate your kindness and generosity.

PARENT WRITING WORKSHOP: SESSION TWO
Mrs. Gonzalez presents the second writing session for parents at Silver Ridge Elementary. Please click the link to watch the Writing Workshop Presentation.
MEETING WITH THE MAYOR OF DAVIE
As a culmination of our Government Unit, the third graders attended a field trip to City Hall. We had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Davie's Mayor, Judy Paul. Mayor Paul invited us into her office. She asked the children questions about their studies, and shared her personal stories. She also explained how she hands out "Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches" to make people happy in this town. The children understood the metaphor, and continued asking her about preserving wildlife, balancing the budget, and her horseback riding interests. We had a lovely visit, and really connected a "being there experience" with our learning.
PARENT WRITING WORKSHOP: SESSION ONE
Mrs. Gonzalez recently conducted a parent writing workshop where she went over best practices for students to use at home and at school. This thirty-minute presentation is now available on video for the first time. Please click the link to watch the Writing Workshop Presentation.

GET INVOLVED VIDEO ON BECON TV
This video highlights the many ways that volunteers can help Broward Public Schools by getting involved in education.

Watch the District's Get Involved Video

PRIMARY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
All students being dismissed from the Primary dismissal side will all be dismissed from the North exit only. 

This means that:
  • Students that are meeting someone to either walk home or go to a car waiting on the north side of the school (36th street) will stay within the white-chained area and exit the campus at dismissal. We are asking parents to not park in the parking lot on the East side of the school and walk up to the dismissal area and walk their child back to the car. This is very dangerous and we are concerned about anyone walking through the car rider traffic.
  • If your child is a car rider, and you drive through the parking lot and pick them up, the students will also exit the school through the North exit and be escorted around to the car rider area – the same area we have always used.
  • If a student is a bike rider, they will also exit the school through the North exit, with all other students, but will be able to go to the bike rack and retrieve their bike.
GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS
Curious about the academic expectations of your child's grade level? Click here to download the various guides that pertain to each grade level K - 5.
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