2016 December Calendar

Posted on Nov 30, 2016


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Fourth Grade Student “Teachers” at Mariposa Elementary

Posted on Nov 30, 2016

picture6Fourth graders in Ms. Erica Morales’ class at Mariposa Elementary enjoyed playing the role of the math teacher. “Ms. Owens, and Mr. Orozco” guided their fellow classmates in multiplying two digit by two digit numbers using the Matrix Model. Classmates thoroughly enjoyed learning and helping picture5their “teachers” solve each problem. Photographed as teachers: Amorie Owens, and Adrian Orozco.


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Mariposa Elementary Brothers Help Fellow Students Go Home with Books

Posted on Nov 9, 2016

img_6729At Mariposa Elementary’s book fair, many students benefited from a special donation from two brothers, Antonio Delatorre and Alejandro Delatorre. The brothers each donated $10 along with a letter they individually wrote indicating that they would like the money to benefit students who cannot afford a book. It was a very special donation indeed and many students went home with books because of their generous donation! Also, the book fair hosted a “Books and Bubbly” event for teachers and staff. It included homemade appetizers and sparkling cider with a performance from Mr. Guess’ fifth grade students. This spectacular musical performance revolved around 3 books, Ghosts, Took, and The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade!, which were highlighted at the book fair. Thank you to all who supported the book fair. It was a huge success. Plus, many thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers. thumbnail_20161019_151808

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PBIS Brag Bracelet Ceremony at Mariposa Elementary

Posted on Nov 1, 2016

fullsizerender2Students Kindergarten through Fifth grade at Mariposa Elementary are celebrated at  monthly PBIS Brag Bracelet ceremonies for adhering to the school I CAN expectations, Act Responsible, Be Respectful, Create Safety and Doing their Best. They each receive a bracelet stating their accomplishment and a delicious chocolate chip cookie and juice!

Mariposa Kindergartener Olivia Baptiste is proudly displaying her bracelet for Acting Responsible. Her teacher Mrs. Kari McIntyre nominated her for this award because she has started out her Kindergarten year being one of the most responsible young students in her class. She has followed the classroom rules, completed her homework and acted responsibly in her resource classes and in the hallways. Way to go Olivia!

Keegan Blaska, a 4th grader at Mariposa Elementary has continuously gone above and beyond the school I CAN expectations. She proudly wears and displays her array of Brag Bracelets as she received yet another one for Being Respectful! Keegan is a role model for all of the students in the school! Keep up the amazing work Keegan!


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November is Family Engagement Month

Posted on Nov 1, 2016


Family Engagement Month Social Media Sample Posts




  • Family Engagement Month is celebrated during the month of November to highlight the roles parents and families have in their children’s education. During the month, parents, grandparents, guardians and extended families are encouraged to be involved in their children’s education throughout the year.


  • When schools and families work together to support learning, students succeed not just in school, but throughout life.


  • “The evidence is consistent, positive, and convincing: families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school and through life. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.” – Anne T. Henderson and Karen L. Mapp


  • Take time this month to become more involved in your child’s education. You already have what it takes.


  • This difference is within you; take the ordinary and enhance the necessary.


  • Enter the family empowerment zone!


Throughout the Month:

November is  #EngagedFamiliesFL Month! Help us celebrate by talking w/ your child about what they learned today! @Educationfl

November 1: 

For National Family Literacy Day, take a trip to your local library or bookstore. #FLedu #EngagedFamiliesFL #TipofTheDay

November 5: 

How about we all go outside and have some family fun? (Sun emoji or smiley) #FLedu #EngagedFamiliesFL

November 8:

Visit http://www.parentsasteachers.org/ to learn more about Parents as Teachers. FLedu #EngagedFamiliesFL

November 11- Veterans Day

Talk with your child about why we honor veterans. Visit Kids.Gov with your child to learn more.

November 14: 

Education creates opportunity and it all starts in the classroom. See what your child’s school is doing to celebrate #AmericanEdWeek #FLedu

November 16:

Every November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career related activities. Visit Florida Shines to learn more about career opportunities in Florida.  #FLedu

November 17: 

Family Engagement month is a time to celebrate the important role families play in their child’s education. Take the Pledge http://bit.ly/16NIAhg.

November 21:

Invite your child to help you write the grocery list, shop and plan meals.

November 22:

Family engagement month is a time to tell stories about your family’s history. #FLedu

November 28: 

Establishing strong relationships between parents and teachers creates an environment that ensures student success! #EngagedFamiliesFL #FLedu


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Americorps Volunteers Appreciated!

Posted on Oct 26, 2016

thumbnail_img_3318Our Americorps volunteers are appreciated! In the picture are Mr. Xavier Concepcion, Alanna Mables from Ms. Auciello’s class, and Ms. Donna Novak.
Thank you for all your help!


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