The Tiger Post  
Your Weekly Community Brief from Tangelo Park Elementary School
Together We Achieve the Extraordinary!
Monday, December 10, 2018

This past week, our students have been working on their middle of the year i-Ready assessments. These assessments track each student's progress in Reading and Math. We are encouraging all of our students to show what they have learned on these assessments with a school-wide theme of Go Green! By Going Green, we are showing that we want all of our Tigers to be on grade-level in Reading and Math. (i-Ready testing will continue through Thursday, December 20th.)

We saw an increase of over 300% in library book circulations in the month of November in comparison to October! This means our students are checking out more library books. Please continue discussing these books with your children at home and encourage them to take Accelerated Reader quizzes when they finish each library book.

Please join us for a fun evening at our Magical Winter Program in the cafeteria on Tuesday, December 18th. This event will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be family activities, performances, and light refreshments.


Mrs. Lakeitha Black
Proud Principal
Tangelo Park Elementary School

Pictured very top: Mrs. Hudson's class recording data in their science journals during a lab on wind force (additional pictures below).
Dates to Watch For

Dec. 13: 2nd Grade - Orlando Ballet field trip
Dec. 13: Square 1 Art Fundraiser orders scheduled to arrive
Dec. 14: Chorus performance at Rollins College 
Dec. 18: Magical Winter Program, 5:30 p.m. (cafeteria) 
Dec. 21: Student Holiday - Teacher Workday
Dec. 24 - Jan. 4: Winter Break (No School)  
Vital Signs   

Teacher Spotlight  
Meet Mr. Hector R. Soto, 5th Grade  

Q: How long have you been a teacher? How long at TPES?  
A: I have been a teacher for 10 years and 10 years as a school principal in Puerto Rico. This is my first year teaching with OCPS and at the Tangelo Park Elementary School.

Q: Where did you graduate from college?
A: I have graduated from:  
~ B.A. - Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.
~ MA.ED. - Phoenix University
~ ED.D. - Interamerican University of Puerto Rico

Q: What do you enjoy most about being an educator?
A: I enjoy maintaining a positive and safe learning environment, one that allows students to feel comfortable.

Q: What book is your favorite book?
A: I love to read different books that contribute to education and about dog training and behavior.

Q: Hobbies, interests?
A: I like going to the gym and spending time with my family.

Special Holiday Event   
Magical Winter Program, December 18th 

Please join us for our Magical Winter Program on Tuesday, December 18th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. We will have fun family activities, performances, light refreshments and more.

Classroom Spotlight  
Science with Mrs. Hudson - "Wind and Circuits" 
Mrs. Hudson's fifth grade class has been conducting science labs on the force of wind as well as electric circuits.

Media Center
Students receive a special delivery for their motivation . . .  

Students in Mrs. Dendy's third grade class received a special delivery from the Media Center after requesting books to be cataloged.  

Rigor in the Classroom
Mrs. Craig's 4th grade students have been "peer editing" each others' written essays . . .   

Maitland Rotary Art Festival
November 17-18, 2018 
The following students had their art presented at the Annual Maitland Rotary Art Festival.

* Yasmine G.
* Ashley H
1st Grade
* Mia M.
* Sara N.
2nd Grade
* Lara C.
3rd Grade
* Karina K.
4th Grade
* Joneicy A.
* Anabella U.
5th Grade
* Alondra V.
* Makayla S.
* James C.
* Lizandra C.
* Sofia P.
* Wesley H.
* Jose T.
* Ashley D.

Mrs. Green, art teacher, at the Tangelo Park student art display during this year's
Maitland Rotary Art Festival

Thank You Volunteers!!    

Mr. Gal├ín would like to thank the volunteers that come to school and help our teachers.  These extra hands are in need and are always welcome any time. If you would like to come to school and help out, we have lots of opportunities for you. Just take a moment and sign-up on ADDitions. For more information, contact our Parent Engagement Liaison/ADDitions Coordinator, Mr. Galan.

Leadership Team

Principal: Lakeitha Black
Assistant Principal: Eboni Montenegro

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