The Tiger Post  
Your Weekly Community Brief from Tangelo Park Elementary School
Together We Achieve the Extraordinary!
Monday, December 3, 2018

There are three weeks of school remaining before Winter Break! Let's continue to ensure that students are present and on time for school. Our teachers aim to use every minute of instructional time to help our students achieve learning gains every day.

Students will be taking the mid-year iReady assessments for Reading and Math from December 6th - December 20th.  Please ensure that your children get plenty of rest each night and arrive on campus beginning at 7:45 a.m. each morning to eat a healthy breakfast in the school cafeteria before taking these important assessments.

We encourage parents to talk to your students about their library books. Students have a weekly scheduled library visit with their class and many students also have opportunities throughout the week for additional library visits as needed. Most kindergarten and 1st grade teachers are allowing their students to check-out one book at a time and most 2nd - 5th grade teachers are allowing 2-3 books at a time. Most of our library books are Accelerated Reader (A.R.) books. This means that students can take a quiz for these books and earn A.R. Points.  Prizes will be announced very soon for students that earn enough points for the following A.R. Point Clubs:
* 5 Point Club
* 10 Point Club
* 25 Point Club
* 50 Point Club
* 75 Point Club
* 100 Point Club

We are in the process of creating an Adopt a Classroom Program to help support our teachers and students. If you would like to volunteer your time, please call our Curriculum Resource Teacher, Mrs. Pagan at 407-354-2630 or send her an email at

Finally, we will like to congratulate the students that scored 80% or better on the Thanksgiving Packet that was sent home during the break. These students enjoyed a Principal's Pizza Party on Friday!


Mrs. Lakeitha Black
Proud Principal
Tangelo Park Elementary School

Pictured very top: Mrs. Pagan's class celebrates the delivery of their Scholastic book order!
Dates to Watch For

Dec. 6: Picture Retakes
Dec. 6 - Dec. 20: iReady Testing for Reading & Math
Dec. 13: 2nd Grade - Orlando Ballet Field Trip
Dec. 13: Square 1 Art Fundraiser Orders Scheduled to Arrive
Dec. 21: Student Holiday - Teacher Workday
Dec. 24 - Jan. 4: Winter Break (No School)  
Vital Signs   

Next week the students will begin to take their mid-year iReady Reading and Math assessments. Please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep on school nights in December. We want our Tigers to have every advantage so they can perform their very best on the tests! Thank you.

Teacher Spotlight  
Meet Mrs. Delgado, Kindergarten 

Q: How long have you been a teacher? How long at TPES?
A: I have been a teacher for 8 years. This is my third year with OCPS and Tangelo Park Elementary.

Q: Where did you graduate from college?
A: I graduated from InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being an educator?
A: I love seeing my students' faces when they learn something new.

Q: What book is your favorite book?
A: My favorite book is The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
Q: Hobbies, interests?
A: Reading and going to movies are some of my favorite things to do.

Media Center  
Special book deliveries for our Tigers!  
Angela, Maria, and Avril enjoy reading books together and received a special delivery after requesting Judy Moody: Gets Famous.

Jayden, Mihail, and Mehki received a special delivery after requesting three newly cataloged books from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Florida A&M Visit  
Students from Florida A&M University recently met with our 4th & 5th grade students about school, manners, going to college, and careers.

I Will Go To College!
Mrs. Harsewak's class 

Ms. Harsewak's students are pictured below sporting their "I Will Go To College" t-shirts after listening to a representative from Valencia Community College speak about career planning.

Chuck E. Cheese FUNdraising Event 

Our first Chuck E. Cheese's FUNdraising was both delicious and successful! A special thanks to Mechelle Daniels (PTA) for coordinating this event. Also, I would like to thank the teachers, parents, and students that participated in the FUNdraising.

We will have more coming soon!

Chuck E Cheese

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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