The Tiger Post  
Your Weekly Community Brief from Tangelo Park Elementary School
Together We Achieve the Extraordinary!
Monday, April 15, 2019 

A special thank you to all of our parents, students, faculty, and staff members who attended and participated in our Craft Night last Thursday, April 11th from 6-7 p.m. This was an amazing and fun school-wide event and we are looking forward to next year's Craft Night. Thank you to Mrs. Green, our fabulous Art teacher, on a remarkable job!
Considering we are in "EOY, FSA, NGSS5" testing season, our 2019 Field Day as been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 15th. Thank you in advance for your flexibility!

 FSA ELA Reading & Writing Update
The FSA ELA Reading & Writing make-up window ended on April 12th. We successfully tested 100% of our graded 3-5 Tangelo Park Tigers!
The EOY (End of the Year) Diagnostic i-Ready K-5 testing window has begun and runs from April 11, 2019 to April 30, 2019.
Saturday School
Calling all 3-5 students! We are still meeting each Saturday to extend the learning and FSA preparation. If you have not attended one of our Saturday School sessions, it is not too late! You may print out the Saturday School registration form (below) and either return it to your teacher or bring the completed copy with you to the Saturday School sessions: 4/20 and 4/27. Breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and instruction is between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Saturday School Registration Form  
Testing Schedule:

* FSA ELA Reading Session 1 - Grades 4-5 - May 1
* FSA ELA Reading Session 2 - Grades 4-5 - May 2
* FSA Mathematics Session 1 - Grades 3-5 - May 6
* FSA Mathematics Session 2 - Grades 3-5 - May 7
* NGSS Science - Day 1 - Grade 5 - May 8
* NGSS Science - Day 2 - Grade 5 - May 9
* CFE's - May 16-29

Have a great week Tigers! 
Mrs. Lakeitha Black
Proud Principal
Tangelo Park Elementary School

Pictured very top: Ms. Craig's students are highlighting evidence to support their opinions in their essays. (More pictures below)
Dates to Watch For

April 11-30: iReady End of Year Testing Window
Apr. 24: Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night
Apr. 25: Take Your Child To Work Day
May 4: OCPS Parent Academy
May 15: Rescheduled to This Date: 2019 Field Day 
May 17: Night of the Arts
May 20-24: BOGO Book Fair

Each month, teachers select a student of the month that displayed the month's character trait. These students of the month participate in a celebration with treats, drinks, a video, and they receive a certificate!
Mrs. Cowan, Guidance
Here are our latest Tigers to earn the Student of the Month award from their classes! 
Vital Signs

Teacher Spotlight  
Ms. Varughese - Kindergarten

Q: How long have you been a teacher? How long at TPES?
A: have been in the education field for 5 years. I'm a newbie with OCPS and also at Tangelo Park Elementary.

Q: Where did you graduate from college?
A: I graduated from Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a teacher?
A: My favorite part about being a teacher is when my students are proud of themselves, as well as their work. Also, when they say, "I want to be a teacher just like you."

Q: What book is your favorite book?
A: I love Mo Williams books, my favorite one is We Are in a Book.

Overhead shot of the Library, Labyrinth, and Education & Technology Center on the campus of Holy Family University where Ms. Varughese graduated from (Philadelphia, PA).

Parent Nights for Students Entering 6th Grade in 2019-2020  
Southwest Middle School Rising 6th Grade Parent Night
Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Freedom Middle School Rising 6th Grade Parent Night
Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Westridge Middle School Rising 6th Grade Parent Night
To Be Announced

Essay & Math Conversions 
"Rigor in the Classroom" with Ms. Craig 

Ms. Craig's class is pictured below working on highlighting evidence for essays, comparing & contrasting, unit conversions in Math, and rock formations in Science.

Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to all of these Tigers! 
Grades Pre-K through 4th
  • 1st place - Ms. Alonso (1st Grade)
  • 2nd place - Mrs. McDade (K)
  • 3rd place - Mrs. Niedermeyer (2nd)
5th Grade
  • 1st place - Donny D. (Ms. Ashley)
  • 2nd place - Makayla S. (Kilburn/Harsewak)
  • 3rd place - Serena R. (Kim)
2-3-4 Year Old Program  
"Benefiting Children and Families in the Tangelo Park Community"

The Tangelo Park 2-3-4-Year-Old Program provides FREE day care, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for all 2, 3, 4, or 5-year-old children who live in the Tangelo Park Community.

Registration Link

Ms. Taylor, Program Coordinator
Tangelo Park 2-3-4-Year-Old Program
(407) 354-2630 Ext. 3954331

Peer Reviews 
Ms. Iton's students have been providing feedback about their classmates' essays . . .    
Closing Images for the Week . . .  
Our second Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese's was a success! Thank you again to everyone that turned out. 

Leadership Team

Principal: Lakeitha Black
Assistant Principal: Eboni Montenegro

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