The Tiger's Roar! 
Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden, FL
"A National Magnet School of Distinction"
Monday, October 12, 2020

Friday was our last day of the first nine-week quarter of 2020-2021. There is no school for students today, but today is still a teacher workday as they finalize grades and prepare for the the second quarter. Classes will resume as usual on Tuesday.  
Dual Language parents, we need your help. Kindly take a few moments to fill out the attached short survey - link just below. We greatly appreciate your feedback and your time!
I encourage all of our Tigers to enjoy their Monday holiday and to return Tuesday set for a successful, on time start to the next nine weeks. Have a great week!

In Tiger Pride,

Agathe Alvarez 
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary School

Pictured very top: Mrs. Gisbert's students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month which concludes October 15th. Pictured above is the art work of student Ruth Visser. (Additional student artwork samples below.)

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Upcoming Events

10/12 Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
10/13 Begin Second Marking Period
10/14 Long Wednesday, No early release
10/15 Virtual District Magnet Fair
10/16 Bosses Day "Principals Day"
10/20 SAC Meeting 4pm (virtual meeting)
10/26 Monthly Virtual Parent Meeting, 4pm
10/26 College and Career Day- Military Day
10/27 College and Career Day-College Day
10/28 College and Career Day-Career Day
10/29 College and Career Day- Bright Future Day
10/29 Storybook Character Parade
10/30 Student Holiday/Teacher Non Workday
11/2 Scholastic Online Book Fair Begins
11/6 Scholastic Online Book Fair Ends
11/12 Makeup Student Pictures
11/23-11/27 Thanksgiving Break-No School

Mrs. Negron, 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year, by our marquis sign. Congratulations Mrs. Negron!
Curriculum Highlights

Dual Language with Ms. Colón
Students in Ms. Colón's Dual Language class practice social distancing while writing scripts for one scene of an original play in Spanish. We are learning about the different parts of plays, using the proper vocabulary such as "escenas and "actos."
3rd Grade Math wth Ms. Estevez
Math is fun both digitally and with wipe boards! (pictured just below, just right, and two students just below)
Computer Program Expectations!
* 45 minutes a week on iReady Reading
* 45 minutes a week on iReady Math
* 45 minutes a week on iStation (Dual Language students)
Arlene sets up a timer to ensure she completes her 15 minutes of iStation each day!
Mrs. Gonzalez's 3rd grade classes.
Above: Her students dance away during a brain break while practicing their multiplication facts.
Below: Her students used images in Nearpod to show literal & non-literal meanings of words &  phrases.

Tech Support and Student Reponsibilities

Student Tech Request:

Students, do not forget that these devices are on loan for the year.
You need to take very good care of them. We are seeing devices that have been dropped, broken ports/jacks, water damage etc. Please note damage to devices will result in a fee. Please review the handbook at

To prevent damage to devices:
  • Do not put your water bottles in the same pocket of your backpack as your device
  • Do not eat or drink near your device
  • Do not color on your device
  • Do not pull on the Otterbox stands
  • Do not yank on chargers, USB's or headphones. This causes things to break off in ports.
It is a very good idea to purchase a protective sleeve to keep your device in.

Students, you are responsible for:
  • Charging their digital device nightly.
  • Restarting their digital device weekly to get important updates.
  • Bringing their digital device to school daily.
  • Reporting any loss of, or damage, to the digital device within 72 hours.
NOTE: Teachers will design many of their lessons and classroom activities based on students having access to their digital device. If students does not have their digital device and/or it is not charged, they will still be required to participate in the day's activities with alternative tools/materials.
Green School Award for Energy Savings
Congratulations Tildenville Elementary! Go Tigers!

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be out in front of the school every Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00pm. Families are more than welcome to stop by and take what you need. The pantry is refilled nightly.
Staff Spotlight
Meet Mrs. Quick, our new school bookkeeper!    
Mrs. Quick, School Bookkeeper
In her role as bookkeeper, Mrs. Quick will be assisting Tildenville Elementary with transactions that involve mathematics and money! You'll see her as events occur, such as the photography sessions for student pictures and yearbook! She'll also be ordering supplies and assisting staff with our fundraisers.

Mrs. Quick is a new resident of Winter Garden and new to Tildenville Elementary. She was born in Chicago and raised in Michigan. As a young adult she moved to southwest Florida. Mrs. Quick was raised playing sports with volleyball being her favorite! When she moved to Florida she played volleyball both indoors (court) and outside (beach).

Her favorite things to do in her spare time are: 1) Spending time with her family including her spouse, Danny, and her children Jason, Tiffany, Patrick, Ryan, Evan, and Austin. She also has grandchildren: Landon, Eleanor, Violet, and Harrison; 2) Watching sports with favorites being football, volleyball, and baseball; 3) Bicycling; and 4) Walking her dog Tanner! As for favorite places to be, for Mrs. Quick that would be by the lake with boating preferred!

Meet Mrs. Vega, our new school bookkeeper! 
Hola! I'm Mrs. Vega, your School Secretary. I have been with OCPS for over 10 years and I love helping others. As your School Secretary I play a role in the process of ensuring we have teachers for every classroom and a full staff for all our students. I also help ensure our front office is a welcoming and safe environment for our students, parents and staff. You may also see me in the school clinic helping take care of our Tigers, assisting with Spanish translations or providing parents with school related information.
Mrs. Vega, School Secretary


Parents and Staff!
We want you to be a part of PTA! The dues are only $5.00 and can be paid via school pay:

Also, we'll be sending info soon about Sponsor a Smile (SAS), an opportunity to support our teachers and staff. Thank you very much for your support of PTA and Tildenville Elementary!
Community Support - The Vega Family

Thank you to the Vega family for providing the teachers and staff with some cool refreshments. They were very much appreciated!
Counselor's Chat for October

Mrs. Gisbert's Art Class Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Anastasia Blanco, Kindergarten
Lianys Gomez, 4th Grade
Giancarlo Toro, 4th Grade
Matthe Weisbecker, 5th Grade
Madeline Ventura, 5th Grade
Jenica Ramirez-Ruiz
Rocco Zummel

Albany Herrera Arellano
Reminders for our returning Face-to-Face students on Tuesday morning . . .   

Above: Examples of social distancing signs found on campus

Tildenville follows the protocols outlined in the OCPS manual (please click on image to view the manual which is posted on page 1 of the OCPS website). Thank you for your support as we work to protect our Tigers every school day.

Leadership Team

Principal, Agathe Alvarez
Instructional Coach, Christine Pankonin
Dual Language Program Coordinator, Julie Hager
ESE/ESOL Compliance Regan Trampe
CRT and Testing Coordinator Bryan Dolfi 

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