Please see the attached letter from Governor Rick Scott
November is Florida Parental Involvement in Education Month, and I want to share information with you about important changes to Florida’s laws that empower you, as a parent, to play a greater role in you child’s education, especially if your child receives Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services.
The District is excited to announce a change in the school choice application process. Parents will now be able to submit their application for a Nova school, magnet school or school reassignment seat during the same application window, which takes place from December 1, 2013 – February 12, 2014. Parents can submit an application for each of these choice options.
This is the first time the school reassignment application process has started in December. By aligning this application period with the other school choice options, schools will now have more time during the school year to promote their successes within the community to attract new students and retain current students.
To assist parents in exploring the school choice options, information is now available on the District’s website, browardschools.com, just click on the School Choice button.
Parents can apply online or download paper applications from the School Choice webpage beginning December 1, 2013. Paper applications will also be available at the 1st floor security desk in the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center. Paper applications can be submitted by mail or in person.
Mail completed applications to: Attn: Demographics & Student Assignments School Board of Broward County, Florida 600 SE Third Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
The window for new applications for 2013/2014 school year is getting ready to open. You can apply online www.browardschoolsmagnetprograms.com starting December 1, 2013, and continuing through February 12, 2014. The magnet open house for students interested in the 2013/2014 Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program is January 16, 2014, at 6:30pm in the Parkway Theatre. Get ready for some excitement and definitely some entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there. Please call our office at 754-322-4060 if you have any questions.
After decades of research focused on boasting a child’s self-esteem to maximize success, the focus has now turned to developing a child’s self-control and self-discipline. How do we foster self-control and self-discipline in the home? This session defines discipline from a positive perspective, introduces strategies to build mutual respect between parents and children, and includes active problem solving strategies. Share ideas with other parents and develop a personalized family plan.
November 21, 2013 – 6:00 pm to 7:30pm
Davie Elementary – 7025 SW 39th St., Davie 33314
SAC meeting on November 12th at 6:00 pm.
A gracious thank you to Celler Law for their efforts to encourage students to come to school. And just how did they do this you ask? They sponsored a pizza party for all students who have had perfect attendance from the first day of school through October 15th. And here’s the real kicker. There were 447 students who met this requirement. That is approximately 37% of the student population.
Parkway Middle School will host a new school initiative called FAITHH on Thursday October 24, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. in our Media Center. FAITHH stands for our Parkway Fathers are Involved through Hands on Help. This is a meeting for fathers to share their ideas on improving Parkway Middle School. Our day will begin in the Media Center with breakfast and a meet and greet at 7:10 a.m., followed by an informational session on improving Parkway Middle. We will transition to our first FAITHH father led school project, which is our beautification activity near our 7th and 8th grade building from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. ~~Fathers, we need you to bring your ideas, input, and your yard clothes for a great day of fellowship on Thursday, October 24th to make our first FAITHH event a huge success.