The Tiger Post  
Your Weekly Community Brief from Tangelo Park Elementary School
Together We Achieve the Extraordinary!
Monday, March 4, 2019 

Black History Month was a Success! 
We experienced another successful week here at Tangelo Park Elementary. The month of February was Black History Month and kudos to all of our teachers and students for their many contributions and educational experiences. A special thank you to all of our parents, friends, students, faculty and staff, and community supporters for all of your participation and making our annual black history program a huge success.

2019 Parent Survey 
The AdvancedEd Survey is still open for all parents to write and express their comments and/or concerns to help support and recommend suggestions as we continue to work towards building capacity and improving the climate, school safety procedures, and educational success here at Tangelo Park Elementary. Parents, we need your support by completing our AdvancedEd Parent Survey.  We have extended our deadline to next Friday, March 8, 2019. Thank you for your help.
2019 Kindergarten Round-Up 
Many future Tangelo Park Tigers were registered during our Day 1 of our Kindergarten Round-Up. Do you, or anyone that you know, have a child that will be ready for kindergarten in the 2019/2020 school year? We invite these families to attend our next Kindergarten Round-Up. Our Day 2 of Kindergarten Registration will be held on Monday, March 4th between 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Saturday School 
Saturday School continues on these dates for students that are registered: March 9th, March 23rd, March 30th, April 6th, April 13th, April 20th and, April 27th.

Times: (Each Saturday)
* 8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast/Teacher Planning Period
* 8:30-11:30 a.m. Instructional Time

3rd Grade:
* 8:30-10:15 a.m. Math
* 10:20-11:25 a.m. ELA

4th and 5th Grades:
* 8:30-9:30 a.m. Writing
* 9:30-10:30 a.m. Math
* 10:30-11:30 a.m. ELA

Have a wonderful week! 

Mrs. Lakeitha Black

Proud Principal
Tangelo Park Elementary School

Pictured very top: Mrs. Delgado's kindergarten class used colored popsicle sticks to construct two dimensional shapes during math. (More pictures below)
Dates to Watch For

March 3, 1845 (statehood) 
March 3: Happy 174th Birthday Florida! Statehood, March 3, 1845 
March 4: Day #2: Kindergarten Registration 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
March 5: Pre-K Registration 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
March 9: OCPS Parent Academy 
March 12: 5th Grade Visit to Westridge Middle School 
March 15: Deadline for AdvancedED Parent Survey 
March 15: Student Holiday/Teacher Workday 
March 18: Doodle for Google Contest Deadline



January's students of the month show off their certificates after their celebration!

* February's character trait was CARING . Each month, teachers select a student of the month that displayed the month's character trait. The students of the month participate in a celebration with treats, drinks, a video, and they receive a certificate!

~ Ms Cowan, Guidance Counselor

Vital Signs
Student attendance rates

Teacher Spotlight  
Mr. Galan - Parent Engagement Liaison   
Q: How long have you been a teacher?  How long at TPES?
A: I have been in education for 15 years. (OCPS - 7 years and Tangelo Park Elementary - 1 year)

Q: Where did you graduate from college?
A: I graduated from Universidad Metropolitana P.R.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a teacher?
A: My favorite part about being a Parent Engagement Liaison is that I love the connection with families and able to help them with their needs. My favorite part about teaching is that I love looking at the children's faces and how they glow with excitement when they learn something new. Their smiles make my day. Also, I love it when they take things to the next level using what they have learned and apply it to a new topic.

Q: What book is your favorite book?
A: I really like The Lorax by Dr. Suess because I love gardening and the environment. The need to save our planet is high. The story behind the book is awesome! I suggest that you search for it.
Q: Hobbies, interests?
A: I love gardening and riding horses. I also love to cook. I like reading about new recipes and trying to make them.

Mr. Galan is a graduate of the Universidad Metropolitana P.R. His favorite book (right) happens to be by Dr. Seuss - "The Lorax" - and he highly recommends it!

Black History Month Art Show  
Student artwork has been on display at the school board building . . .  
The Art Club represented Tangelo Park at the OCPS Black History Month Art Show during the entire month of February. Their art was on display in the lobby of the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center in downtown Orlando.

Congratulations to: Ariana Little, Ke'zia Pandy, Brooklyn Espinoza, Missenda Donney, Amari Etienne, Jassmine Salazar, Jose Tabares and Lesly Tilerin.

"The Golden Table"
Catching the winner behaviors by our Tigers . . . 

Mrs. Hagy's third grade class earned a Golden Table celebration for their continued good behavior in the cafeteria. Great effort Tigers!

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.

New Volunteers and Mentors for Tangelo Park

New volunteers and mentors for TPES!

Great ADDition and My Brothers Keepers Mentoring Program orientation and training with personnel from Lockheed Martin. These new volunteers and mentors will help our students achieve success. If you would like to be part of this national program, please contact Mr. Galan

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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