Manatee Family Dance!

On Friday, April 29, Manatee Academy’s PBIS sponsored a family dance for kindergarten though fifth grade students and their families. There was an awesome DJ, a photo booth with props, glow necklaces, snacks, and lots of fun! Thank you to everyone who came out. It was a great time!

Ms. Wayne and Ms. Albert manned the concession stand.
These first graders had a great time!
We had a GREAT turnout!
Everybody, CONGA!
The snacks were yummy!
The snacks were yummy!

Pre-Order Your Yearbook Today and Get a $50 card!

If you pre-order your yearbook by March 31st, you will get a $50 gift card to use towards personalized photo products from!  For more information-Click here to see the flyer!

Yearbook pre-orders will be online only this year. The school will have a limited number of hardcover books to purchase on a first come, first served basis by CASH ONLY once they arrive (around the 2nd week in May).

The final deadline to order online is April 25th.

There are many benefits to ordering online including the ability to personalize your yearbook with up to 4 pages for free!


Order online at

$40-Hard Cover

$30-Soft Cover




Contact Mr. Bihari at


Second Graders Dissect Owl Pellets

As part of their unit on animal needs and habitats students in Mrs. Garcia’s 2nd Grade class learned about owls and dissected owl pellets. After matching the bones up to a chart, students were excited to discover what their owl had eaten for dinner!!

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Better Speech and Hearing Month

May is “Better Speech and Hearing Month,” and the speech-language pathologists at Manatee have been working all year to help students improve their communication skills.

One activity that develops language is reading aloud to others. Younger brothers and sisters especially enjoy it when big sisters and brothers take time to read books to them. Most children’s books are written with sentence structures and vocabulary that are not always used in general conversation, so it is great practice to read aloud. Parents may read out loud, too!

For speech, it is often helpful for a student to look in a mirror while practicing sounds. Students may try practicing their speech sounds for a few minutes after brushing their teeth, while looking in the mirror.

Another good skill to practice is rhyming words, since it helps develop listening as well as early reading skills. Try making up silly rhymes, and imagine what the word might be. For example, “A vack is on my back. What could a vack be?” Perhaps students could describe and draw the “vack.”

Many students at Manatee have practiced speech sounds, made up rhyming words, and read books out loud to the members of their group. We speech-language pathologists celebrate communication every day, but especially in May.

Pre-Order your yearbook now!

Greetings families!

The yearbook staff has opened the Manatee Academy yearbook store! You are now able to pre-order 2014-2015’s yearbook. Go to to order now!  The deadline for online orders is April 26, 2015.

Hard cover-$40

Soft cover-$30


This year’s edition promises to be the best one yet!

***If you buy online you can personalize your yearbook at NO ADDITIONAL COST!

If you have any questions please contact me at

Thank you!

-Mr. Bihari

Kindergarten February News

Hello Parents!  February is a short month, but we will be learning about many new things.  February 2nd is Ground Hog Day.  We will be learning all about ground hogs and  see if we will have 6 more weeks of winter, or if spring will come early! President’s Day is also in February and we will be learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and why we celebrate them.  In Math we will learning how to count, model, and write numbers 16 – 20.  Please keep practicing sight words each night with your child.  These words give your child the foundation for reading success.  Friday, February 13th we will be having our Valentine’s Day Card Exchange.  Please make sure your child addresses a card for each child in their class. Your teacher will be sending home a list of children’s first names that are in their class.  This is good writing practice for your child.  Please continue to read with your child each night.