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Music Black Belts

March 7, 2019

Congratulations on receiving your black belts in music this school year!

5th Grade - Pictured Left to Right:   Adriannah Amrhein & Cailyn Ealum

FAMILY & COMMUNITY E(ngagement) UPDATE:  February 2019

Greetings! E(ngagement) Updates keep you informed of the latest Family and Community Engagement resources and information. 


Happening This Month...

February                     Florida Black History Month

February                     Career and Technical Education Month

February                     National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This national effort raises awareness of abuse in young adult relationships and promotes programs to prevent violence among teens and young adults.

February 14                Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 15                Family and Community Involvement Award nominations are due.

February 17-20           At-Risk Youth National Forum, Myrtle Beach, SC

February 20                Hartwick Symposium Series 2019: Self-Advocate & Family Focus, Tampa, FL

February 20-23           Beyond School Hours Conference, Atlanta, GA


Upcoming Events…

March 5                      Florida Legislative Session begins. With the release of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission’s initial report, school safety matters will continue to be a priority.

March 24-29               Florida Children’s Week  This annual celebration filled with the voices of children, the “Hanging of Hands,” and thousands of child advocates, captures Florida’s commitment to children and youth.

April                            Florida School Volunteer Appreciation Month

April 12                       Global Youth Service Day

June 4-6                      National Fatherhood Conference, Nashville, TN. This inaugural event will support fatherhood efforts by highlighting research, sharing best practices, and engaging in meaningful conversation to elevate fathers’ roles in families and communities. 

 Stay tuned! Outstanding School Volunteer Award winners will be announced soon. Thank you to all who submitted applications, and CONGRATULATIONS to all the district winners!

Barriers to Parent-School Involvement for Early Elementary Students, a Statistics in Brief released January 2019 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), examines the level of parents’ involvement in activities in their children’s schools, describes the types of barriers to participation that parents face, and reveals how barriers to involvement differ across child, family, and school characteristics.


Resources & Grants…

Celebrate Valentine's legacy of love with these ideas for classrooms and programs which teach tolerance and engage families in celebrating diversity, love and kindness all month!  

The Champion of Service Award was established to honor outstanding efforts in volunteerism and service.  Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis.  The Champion of Service Award may be given to an individual or group (informal, organization, agency, educational, government or business) who:

ü Demonstrates excellence in volunteerism, community service, civic, social or corporate responsibility,

ü Plays a leading role in advocating for volunteerism in local community, and

ü Provides an outstanding contribution to community service efforts.


Join the School Grant Webinar provided by Action for Healthy Kids at 2pm on February 19 to learn more about the parent-led grants that support physical activity and nutrition programs. $1,000 grants are available. You will learn specific grant details, eligibility, and receive helpful tips for applying.


2019 Black History Month Student Essay Contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.  The contest is open to Florida students grades 4-12. In addition, students may participate in the Black History Month Art Contest, and educators may be nominated for the Excellence in Education Award.  All entries must be received by March 4



February 25, 2019

Informational Parent Session @ 6PM:  parents will learn about what to expect, the testing calendar, ways to support students in preparing for the test, and Q&A session. 

3rd Grade:  Monday, February 25th

4th & 5th Grade:  Tuesday, February 26th

Kindness Week

February 11, 2019

Parents - MSE students and staff are celebrating Kindness all next week.  Students will be bringing home a heart this week.  We are asking you to write a note or poem on the heart and return it to school by this Friday.  We will place your hearts around the school to encourage students to be kind with your words of wisdom.

Change For Children

February 7, 2019

MSE is participating in the annual "Change for Children" campaign. From February 4th -15th, each classroom will be collecting spare change. The classroom that collects the most change will have a pizza party and the classroom that collects the most QUARTERS will make their teacher the "Quarter Queen" for the entire day. This is just a fun way to collect change to help local children in need.

Candy Gram Sales

February 7, 2019

Candy Gram Sales at MSE:  February 4 - 12 @ $.50 each.  Students may purchase one for someone special or lots of special people each morning before school starts.