The Tiger Post  
Your Weekly Community Brief from Tangelo Park Elementary School
Together We Achieve the Extraordinary!
Monday, January 14, 2019 

We had an amazing week back from Winter Break! Welcome again to the start of our second semester and third nine-weeks. Teachers and students were ready and motivated to begin a new year and semester.  

A Special Thank You to our parents and students who attended and participated in our ROAR Pep Rally and another Special Thank You to our guest speakers, Mr. and Mrs. Figgers. We are looking forward seeing improvement in our students' academic and behavioral success here at Tangelo Park Elementary.

I would like to invite everyone to join us in support of our chorus students as they sing on the court before the Orlando Magic game on January 25th. Discounted tickets are available for $15. More information is below in the newsletter and here is the link for tickets: 

We are looking forward to another great week!

Thank you Tigers! 
Mrs. Lakeitha Black
Proud Principal
Tangelo Park Elementary School

Pictured very top: The Tigercast newsroom is up and running!  Live broadcasts of the morning announcements began streaming to classrooms this week.

Dates to Watch For

Jan. 18: Report Cards Go Home 
Jan. 21: MLK, Jr. Holiday (No School)  
Jan. 25: TPES Chorus will perform at the Orlando Magic game
Jan. 31: Visit from Freedom Middle for Rising 6th Graders
Feb. 7: Visit from Southwest Middle for Rising 6th Graders
Vital Signs    

* Includes excused and unexcused absences as both represent lost classroom time.

Teacher Spotlight  
Ms. Niedermeyer, 2nd Grade

Q: How long have you been a teacher? How long at TPES?  
A: I have been an educator for approximately 1.5 years with OCPS. This is my first full year of teaching and I love being a Tangelo Tiger.

Q: Where did you graduate from college?
A: I graduated from The University of Central Florida with a major in Cinema Studies and a minor in Communications.
Q: What do you enjoy most about being an educator?
A: I absolutely love seeing a student's face when they finally understand something that they were maybe struggling with. The look of joy just fills me with joy as well.

Q: What book is your favorite book?
A: This one is SO hard for me. I love so many books. I would say if I had to just pick one it would be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  I love her sense of humor and her ability to have such strong female characters in a time when that was uncommon.

Q: Hobbies, interests?
A: I have many craft hobbies like embroidery, drawing, decoupage, and much more.  I love the musicals and my favorite of all time is "Hamilton"! I actually just went to see "Hamilton" over the winter break and it made me beyond happy.

Tiger Morning News Crew 

Our Tigercast morning announcements have started their LIVE broadcasts!  The Tigercast Crew is made up of selected 5th grade students. They use professional cameras, microphones, audio & video switchers, and teleprompters to produce each show. They have broadcast a full week of episodes and are already working on next week's shows.  

Family Night at the Orlando Magic  
The Joyful Noise will sing a song before the Orlando Magic game January 25th, which is our Tangelo Park Family Night Fundraiser! Tickets are discounted at $15 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to our school. Join us as we support our Joyful Noise, our school, AND our Orlando Magic!

Tiger Token Store 

Shopping Days:
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade: 1st Friday of the Month
  • 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade: 2nd Friday of the Month
  • 4th Grade: 3rd Thursday of the Month
  • 5th Grade: 3rd Friday of the Month
Native American Art & Paleolithic Era Art 

Students have been studying Native American and Paleolithic Era art techniques.

Positive ROAR Behavior in the Cafeteria

Kindergarten and Pre-K are displaying excellent behavior in the cafeteria.

Guidance Corner
The character trait for January is HONESTY!
Mrs. Cowan, Guidance Counselor

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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