The Tiger's Roar!  
Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden, FL
"A National Magnet School of Distinction"
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

This is our first Tiger's Roar! issue in what would have been a normal start to the final nine-week quarter of 2019-2020. Of course, due to the national health issue at this time things are not normal. However, we believe the situation will be gradually improving for everyone as the days pass. In the meantime, next Monday, March 30th we will be rolling out teacher-facilitated distance learning. We encourage all of our Tildenville families to check the OCPS website for more information on distance learning as well as the latest news related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Hopefully, all of our students will return to school as currently planned on Wednesday, April 15!

I do want to also thank all of our families that invested some of their time this year to complete our annual parent survey. Once we get the combined results, we will use the findings to help us with school improvement planning. Your help was most appreciated!

Finally, thank you for your support beginning next Monday with the teacher facilitated distance learning. All of our teachers' emails can be found on the website. This is a temporary situation, but our students have been working so hard right up to their spring break. We want to avoid losing much, if any, of their momentum so this is quality time at home well spent. Please know that all of their teachers are ready to help our Tigers next week from home. We have very bright students and their teachers are fiercely dedicated. Then with the support of our parents, the distance learning will be quite successful over the short-run until classes resume. Our Tigers can and will do just fine!

In Tiger Pride,

Agathe Alvarez 
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary School

Pictured very top: Here are VPK and 4th grade students, Jeremiah and Elijah getting a jump on distance learning from home!

Like us on Facebook
Dates to Watch For 
3/23: Grab-and-Go Meal Program began (details below)
3/25: Teachers will have information posted for their students
3/27: Parent Lunch & Learn: Helping Your Child Learn ( webinar - see below)
3/30: Distance Learning begins 
3/30: Distance Learning - Specials also begins today 
4/15: Regular classes resume    
4/15: Deadline for "Best Mom" contest (see below)
Annual Best Mom in the Southwest Contest  
Deadline is April 15th 

Let's Keep Our Tigers Reading! 
Students can now take AR tests online while we are doing distance learning over the next few weeks . . .  
To login into Accelerated Reader follow these steps:
  • Login into
  • Click on Library Research Tools
  • Click on Renaissance
Remember that Accelerated Reader is designed for students to take quizzes on their reading levels independently. This means students are able to read the book on their own, read the quiz questions and the answer choices without assistance.

Questions: Julie Clemons-Hager, Dual Language Coordinator Media Specialist, CRT -

Free Grab-and-Go Meals 
Grab-and-Go meals are now available for pick-up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the car loop of each school site. Students must be present to receive the meals. District staff will distribute the meals directly to those in their vehicle (drive-thru service). Meals will be given directly to any students walking and/or riding a bike. Based on recommendations from our federal and state leaders, all meals should be taken home to eat.
Please visit for the full list of locations.

Note: Adjustments may be made based on daily participation.

Percentage of children in food-insecure households* in the U.S. from 1995 to 2018   
* Source: Statista (ages 0 to 17 years)

Free WiFi for 60 days 
Charter announced that beginning this week it will offer free broadband and WiFi access for 60 days to families with K-12 students or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. The company is also waiving its installation fees for new subscribers.

To enroll in the free broadband and WiFi program, you can call 1-844-488-8395.

According to a press conference early last week, Governor Ron DeSantis says all required testing for Florida's K-12 schools is canceled. Students will not be taking EOC, FSA, NGSSS, FCAT 2.0 and CFE assessments. Requirements for graduation, grade promotion and final course grades will be evaluated as if those assessments did not exist, the governor said.

Coronavirus Updates 

Orange County Public Schools is in constant communication with the Florida Department of Health and Department of Education regarding responses to COVID-19.
Continue to check for the latest updates.

Read Across America with Ms. Panet's Kindergartners 

Thank you to all our volunteer readers for coming in and reading to our Tigers! We appreciate you!!

Tigers already engaged in Distance Learning from home . . .   

Check out 2nd grade Leilani practicing her spelling words through distance learning!

Kindergartener Yoshua is working hard on his reading! We sure do miss our Tigers!

Laura, grade 5, has been doing multidisciplinary American Revolution study. We are watching "Liberty Kids", studying week 20 and 21 of "USA Studies Weekly" in Launchpad, writing about life in Massachusetts Bay, weaving with yarn, and trying some basic recipes. We've even used Zoom to continue practicing for Frozen, Jr.

In this picture Laura is studying via Facebook messenger for kids with fellow student Carys.

Kindergartner Dax is practicing his sight word with a little chalk art!

Penelope, Oliver and mom are busy keeping those art skills going!

Field Day Highlights! 
Just prior to spring break 
Ms. Medina's class playing tug of war during field day!
Just above and then below:
First grade enjoying their time at field day!

What is Social Distancing? 

Closing Images of the Week . . .    
Spotlight on a few more of our Tigers already keeping up with their learning from home until classes resume in April.   
  Kailyn and Kyler are working hard to keep their math skills up!
Maia is working hard at home to keep those science skills up!

Florida flag

We really miss our Tigers and are so proud of all of you!
Principal Alvarez
Tildenville Elementary School
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Leadership Team

Principal, Agathe Alvarez
CRT/Dual Language Program Coordinator, Julie Hager
ESE, Regan Trampe
Guidance Counselor, Maisha Wilder
Instructional Coach, LaQuanda Fedrick ยท        

This communication may contain information that is legally privileged, confidential or exempt from disclosure, and intended only for the use of the addressee(s) named above.  If you are not the intended recipient, please note that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Anyone who receives this message in error should notify the sender immediately by telephone or by return e-mail, and delete the message from their computer and any printout thereof.  Please note that OCPS utilizes spam and junk e-mail filtration applications in its e-mail systems.  That filtering process may prevent or delay delivery of certain e-mail communications. If you do not receive a timely response to an e-mail communication, please contact the intended recipient by phone.

Copyright Notice 
Reproduction of this material, either written or electronically, including the general layout, graphics, analyses, and content topics without the express approval of Target Performance Systems, Inc., a Florida corporation, and OCPS - Tildenville Elementary School is forbidden without written consent.  Thank you for your support of the Orange County Public Schools and especially Tildenville Elementary School. Please contact Principal Agathe Alvarez at with any questions.  
  Tildenville Elementary School | Agathe Alvarez, Principal | 407.877.5054 | TES Website