The Tiger Post  
Your Weekly Community Brief from Tangelo Park Elementary School
Together We Achieve the Extraordinary!
Monday, February 11, 2019 

REMINDER! Academic Family Night 
Parents, please mark your calendar for the upcoming Academic Family Night,Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Flyers about the Academic Family Night were sent home with students. The flyers included detailed information as to what to expect and experience on this night - click here
Parents, please take the opportunity to attend this informative and educational night to learn more about the various Spring State Assessments, i-Ready End of the Year (EOY) for K-5, 3rd Grade Required Portfolio Reports, and additional academic support and expectations your child will experience throughout the remainder of this school year. We also would like to encourage each of you to participate in our Grade Level Make and Take learning activities and learn more about home practice skills you can work with your student on.  
Progress Reports 
Our 3rd Nine Week's Progress Reports will go home Friday, February 15th. Parents, please take the time to review your child's grades and feel free to contact your child's teacher and request a Parent/Teacher Conference as needed.
Annual Survey 
Parents, we would like to capture your thoughts, opinions, and suggestions about Tangelo Park Elementary by asking each of you to complete the 2018/2019 AdvancedED Survey. Here is the survey link: AdvancedED Parent Survey

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, March 15, 2019. However, we would like to meet our deadline sooner. Thank you for your help.
Warm Regards!  
Mrs. Lakeitha Black
Proud Principal
Tangelo Park Elementary School

Pictured very top: Ms. Alicea's class completed a Piggy Bank project following a DIY procedure FLDOE Standard: RI. 1.3 - Explain events, procedures or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why. (More pictures below.)

Dates to Watch For
February is Love the Bus Month! 

Feb.1 - Feb. 25th: Kids Heart Challenge (see below) 
Feb. 12:  K-5 Academic & FSA Night 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 14: Happy Valentine's Day! 
Feb. 14: Computer Workshop for Parents in Media Center 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (see  
Feb. 18: President's Day (No School) 
Mar. 18: Doodle for Google Contest Deadline   
A Reminder from Mrs. Cowan, Tangelo Park's Guidance Counselor
February's character trait: CARING 
Did You Know???  
Each month, teachers select a student of the month that displayed the month's character trait.  The students of the month participate in a special celebration with treats, drinks, a video, and they receive a certificate!


We encourage our students to show their appreciation for their bus drivers throughout the month of February. Students can write a kind note, draw a picture, and say thank you!

Vital Signs

Teacher Spotlight  
Ms. Jackson-Brown, Third Grade 

Q: How long have you been a teacher?  How long at TPES?
A: I have been teaching for six years in the Orange County Public School system.

Q: Where did you graduate from college?
A: I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2013.

Q: What is your favorite part about being a teacher?
A: The thing I love most about being an educator is watching students progress socially and academically. Watching the direct impact of your hard work through the children you encounter everyday and knowing that you are shaping the future one child at a time.

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: My favorite book is Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire (adult book) and the Chicken Squad series (children's book).


Q: Hobbies, interests?
A: I love playing chess, learning, and spending time with my family.

Kids Heart Challenge 
We kicked off our American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge on February 1st.

Please join Tangelo Park Elementary in the fight against heart disease. Help your children go online at Kids Heart Challenge or download the KHC App to make a pledge to be more heart healthy and earn a free glow-in-the-dark wristband. Our goal is to have 100% of our students take their heart healthy challenge online to do a good deed, drink more water, or exercise more. When your child takes their challenge, they will become a Heart Hero!

This year, the mobile app unlocks even more fun and the Heart Hero characters and wristband come to life. As soon as your child raises $10 online, they will also receive Echo and Finn, two of your Heart Heroes with a clip to collect them all.

Our KHC event will take place on Monday, February 25th!

Thank you for your life-saving help!

~ Coaches Santiago and Waller

Doodle for Google    
Google is having a contest until March 18th. You can win a $30,000 college scholarship, a trip to Google to spend the day working with them, and the winning school can receive a $50,000 education technology package! See Mrs. Green, our art teacher, for more details on how to participate.

Tangelo Park at the OCPS Art Show
Congratulations to these Tigers! 

The Art Club is representing Tangelo Park at the OCPS Art Show during the entire month of February.  Congratulations to Ariana Little, Ke'zia Pandy, Brooklyn Espinoza, Missenda Donney, Amari Etienne, Jassmine Salazar, Jose Tabares and Lesly Tilerin.

DIY Piggy Bank Project with Mrs. Alicea's Class 
(Do It Yourself) 

Mrs. Alicea's class completed a Piggy Bank project following a DIY procedure. Florida Dept. of Education Standard: RI. 1.3 - Explain events, procedures or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why.  

Concrete Poems 
A snapshot of "rigor in the classroom" from last school week . . .   

Wesley, Damien, James, and Angelie pair up during BrainWorks extra hour to compose "Concrete Poems" using similes.

Rigor "Outside" of the Classroom 
Ms. Feacher's Pre-K class took a field trip to Crayola Experience.    
Thank You Tangelo Park 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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