The Lawton Ledger
2021-2022 Calendar
Important Info. - Testing
My name is Alison Roscoe and I am the Testing Coordinator. This is my 22nd year of teaching and my second year at Lawton Chiles Elementary. I have just celebrated my 15th Wedding Anniversary and I have 2 daughters and 4 dogs. Both of my girls play Lacrosse. Abigail is going into 5th Grade and Kayla is going to be a Freshman in High School. I am super excited to get the 21-22 school year going and can’t wait to see all of our amazing students. I will be providing you with important testing information and updates in each issue of the Lawton Ledger.

While I know you are waiting for them, FSA scores will be available to parents once we get the official score reports. I will update parents as soon as those come in so that you will be able to see how your child did on the assessments.

As the year begins, all students in grades K-5 will be taking the iReady Diagnostic in both reading and math. This assessment is used to guide the specific needs of the students. The window for this assessment is August 16-September 3. A more specific schedule will come out closer to the time of testing. Kindergarten will also participate in the FLKRS Kindergarten readiness assessment. This is to be completed in the first 30 days of school, and they will take it once they have completed the iReady Diagnostics.

I am looking forward to working with both the students, as well as their families. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns, alison.roscoe@ocps.net.

Thank you for your time,

Alison Roscoe
CRT- Testing Coordinator
Lawton Chiles Elementary
WHY: Fun Food & Fellowship
Dr. Serianni cooking pancakes for the staff on Monday thanks to our partners at Bobby Dixon American Martial Arts
Dr. Serianni flipping burgers to feed the staff at the BBQ on Friday.
Dr. Serianni, Ms. Willis, and Ms. Martinez setting up for the staff BBQ Friday afternoon.
Ms. Lowe, Ms. Hooks, and Ms. DelliBovi ready to enjoy a delicious school-wide lunch!
Ms. Buchanan, Ms. Jones, and Ms. Miller ready to welcome students at Meet the Teacher.
WHY: Student Spotlight
Welcome he-coon parents, families, and community members! We are so excited to welcome you back to another school year here at LCE. My name is Emma Buchanan, and I am the school counselor here! I am delighted to be going into my fourth year here at Lawton, working with the best educators, students, staff, and families around.

I offer a variety of services here at LCE (see full list of support services in the graphic below). Most of my time (~80%) will be spent providing Tier 1 social-emotional support services to students – these are services provided to ALL students at LCE, PK-5th grade. Included in these services are tri-weekly classroom guidance lessons on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, conflict resolution, coping skills, friendship skills, feelings identification, empathy, and middle school readiness. I also run a school-wide character trait PBIS system for students. This month, our character trait is positivity. Students can be awarded tickets for exhibiting this trait around our school, which they can turn in for prizes on Fridays. Student of the month lunch bunches are also based around this trait – once your child is identified as their class’s student of the month, they will come eat lunch with me, receive awards, and celebrate with students of the month from other classes.

In addition to the services listed above, I run three rounds of eight-week groups each year to meet the needs of our students. Some topics of past groups include, but are not limited to, friendship skills, resiliency, grief, anxiety, and social skills. I work closely with our behavior specialist, school psychologist, school social worker, and district mental health counselor to make sure that your children(ren) and your family receive any social, emotional, or behavior supports and services you may need. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any needs you may have, however small. You can call me at (407) 737.1470 x.357.2371 or send me an email at emma.buchanan@ocps.net.

I am looking forward to another fun-filled, academically engaging year with your child(ren)!

Kindly,

Emma Buchanan
WHY: Teacher Spotlight
Meet Ms. Mosquera. She is the fourth grade Tier I teacher here at Lawton Chiles Elementary. She comes to us this year from Arbor Ridge School. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Education. She has been a teacher for 17 years; throughout her years of teaching her favorite part is seeing the progress her students make each day.

Ms. Mosquera is originally from Colombia and enjoys gardening and painting. She is especially looking forward to learning new strategies and supporting our students this school year. When you see her around campus this year do not hesitate to say hello!
Meet Ms. Lowe. She is Lawton Chiles’ fifth grade Tier I teacher. She is a UCF Grad – Elementary Education. Ms. Lowe previously was located at Union Park Middle School and is now embarking on her 10th year of teaching. She is excited to work with new students on our campus and help them make learning gains.

When Ms. Lowe isn’t teaching, you can most likely find her crafting, cooking, or spending time with her family. Welcome to Lawton Chiles Elementary Ms. Lowe!
Meet Ms. Shari Johnson. She is a fourth grade teacher here at Lawton Chiles. This will be her 28th year teaching! She recently moved from Windermere. Prior to living in Windermere, Ms. Johnson lived in Katy, Texas. She has taught Kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and fourth grade. She has a daughter who just graduated from Olympia High School and will be starting college this fall.

She is passionate about singing, baking, crafting, gardening, and ceramics. Her favorite things about teaching are building relationships with the students, the lightbulb moments, and making a positive impact on each child’s life. She is thrilled to be part of the Lawton Chiles family, and is looking forward to building strong relationships with the faculty and staff!
Meet Ms.Yesenia Cruz. She is a second grade teacher at Lawton Chiles. She has been an educator for 10 years now and has taught in both private and public sectors. She moved here from Dallas, Texas but is originally from Puerto Rico. Ms. Cruz loves to spend time with her family, watch t.v. series, and read.

This school year, she is looking forward to making a significant, positive impact on the lives of each of her students. Her favorite things about teaching are seeing students’ eyes light up as they understand a concept and observing the progress they make throughout the school year. Ms. Cruz is looking forward to meeting and getting to know the Lawton Chiles Familia.
HOW: The LCE Behavior Buzz
Hi, my name is Sheila Dunlap and I am the new Behavior Specialist for Lawton Chiles Elementary. In addition to supporting our E/BD Unit students.

I am able to provide teacher classroom behavior support and student behavior support.

I’m super excited to share with you that this year LCE is rolling out a new PBIS initiative! Students who demonstrate a “Be Safe”, “Be Responsible” and “Be Respectful” behavior will have an opportunity to win class prizes and a party! Our first scheduled prize drawing announcement will be August 27th.

PBIS Pro Tip: “Be Safe” - Maintain personal Space and don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Coming Soon! Class Spirit Store
HOW: Learning in Action
This summer, teachers have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year. Not only have teachers spent hours setting up their classrooms, but they also have been learning. Teachers in grades 2-5 attended a writing training from CORE Connections in order to improve teaching and learning.
HOW: Parent Engagement
Marla Zoe Rodriguez Agosto
Parent Engagement Liaison
T: 407-737-1470, Ext. 3572311
F: 407-737-1471

Dear Families,

My name is Marla Rodriguez, and I am the Parent Engagement Liaison at Lawton Chiles ES. This is my second year at LCE and I am very excited to have this opportunity to help our parents and students this upcoming school year. Here you will find information about all OCPS Parents Events, PTA information and activities, Parent Resources, and all the activities we will have in our school for this year.

Please, feel free to visit or contact me during our school hours: M-F 7:30am – 4:30pm.
See you all soon!
Let’s Stay Connected!

* Phone: 407-737-1470, Fax: 407-737-1471
* School email: lawtonchiles_es@ocps.net
* Parent Engagement Liaison email: marla.rodriguezagosto@ocps.net
* Registrar email: enid.pabon@ocps.net
* Follow us on Twitter: @LCE_OCPS
School Begins Tuesday, Aug. 10.
Every day counts for academic success! Visit the newly redesigned Current Families page for frequently called numbers, important quick links, and information to make the most of your OCPS experience.
Community Connect
Need to Locate Resources? You can search for free or reduced cost programs such as food, housing, mental health, education programs, and other social services provided directly by Community Based Organizations.
McKinney-Vento Program (MVP)
The McKinney-Vento Program (MVP) assists children and youth in transition lacking a fixed, adequate, or regular housing situation. If a student and his or her family are currently residing in a shelter, motel, vehicle, campground, streets, abandoned building, or doubled-up with family or friends due to hardship, he or she may qualify for program assistance.

Families can enroll by completing a Student Residency Questionnaire (SRQ) and submitting to the school registrar and the MVP Office. Enrollment does not roll over from year to year. Open enrollment for MVP begins two weeks prior to the start of the school year.
KidsCloset
The OCPS Kids’ Closet is a clothing closet and food pantry created to serve students and families enrolled in Orange County Public Schools. The Kids’ Closet serves approximately 800 students each year providing over 9,000 items to students and families experiencing homelessness or in financial need.

Contact Us Email: KidsCloset@ocps.net
Phone: 407-317-3900 Extension: 2035572
Follow us on Facebook: Search “OCPS Kids Closet
For General Information on Homeless Education Contact:
Email: HelpHomeless@ocps.net Phone: 407-317-3485
IF YOU WANT HAPPINESS

If you want happiness for an hour -
take a nap.

If you want happiness for a day -
go fishing.

If you want happiness for a month -
seek fame.

If you want happiness for a year -
inherit a fortune.

If you want happiness for a lifetime -
help others.

~ CHINESE PROVERB

Please support our PTA this year! Thank you!!
WHAT: Data & Goals
Promote and sustain community and parental engagement
  • Lawton Chiles’ main focus this year is to promote and sustain relationships with our community. We will promote and sustain our school volunteers (ADDitions), partners in education, and parent academy attendance. This will be based on mutual trust, learning, culturally responsiveness, collaboration, and interaction.

Increase learning gains for all students in all areas through the use of small group instruction
  • Lawton Chiles will provide continuous support for designing instruction to address student learning through individualized and small group differentiated instruction.

Increase student achievement in all areas by ensuring student engagement
  • Lawton Chiles will use evidence-based practices in order to actively and cognitively engage students in standards-based teaching and learning. Through professional development and coaching cycles, we will increase student engagement in classrooms.

Establish and maintain a school culture centered on social-emotional needs of our students
  • Lawton Chiles will use resources and strategies to strengthen a culture for social and emotional learning to grow every student academically, socially, and emotionally. Academic learning is enhanced when students have opportunities to interact with others and make meaningful connections to subject material. By strengthening our school’s culture for social and emotional learning, we will support education for the whole child.
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