The Tiger's Roar!  
Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden, FL
"A National Magnet School of Distinction"
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

As you are probably aware of by now, on Friday, July 17, the OCPS school board decided to offer both on-line and on-campus options for our students - Orlando Sentinel, July 17. Since then, the district has worked very quickly to answer as many questions as possible so our students, their families, and our educators can plan ahead for the new Friday, August 21 start date - FAQ webpage and other reopening details. We expect to have more answers in the very near term, but I encourage our Tiger families to visit the OCPS school reopening webpage today. We will also use our website, Facebook page and The Tiger's Roar! to pass along important back-to-school information whenever it becomes available.   
Here is the OCPS 2020-2021 back-to-school registration link. Parents may choose from three (3) options:

Thank you for looking over this second summer break issue and please take care, stay healthy, and be kind to one another. Have a great week!

In Tiger Pride,

Agathe Alvarez 
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary School

Pictured very top: Our staff is working very hard to get the building ready to welcome back our staff and students next month! Clockwise from the upper left: Ms. Grecia (custodian); Mrs. Quick (new bookkeeper) and Mrs. Vega (new school secretary) discussing back-to-school business in the hallway; long view of the polished hallway floors and clean wall surfaces; Mr. Sammy (Head Custodian).

Fresh from the school garden!

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Dates to Watch For  
July 24: Fall 2020 Choice Registration Form due today
August 7-9: State of Florida Annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday - Details and List of Qualifying Items

School Reopening
Please make your choice by Friday, July 24th   
OCPS is committed to ensuring every student has a promising and successful future. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are required by the Commissioner of Education's Emergency Order to open schools with safety measures in place for students and staff. We are also committed to providing options to parents and teachers.

The 3 options are: Our plans remain fluid during these unprecedented times, but the School Board approved sending the innovative model plan to the state July 17. Parents and guardians are encouraged to review the choices to better understand what might be best for their families. To maximize safety efforts, OCPS strongly encourages selecting the Innovative OCPS LaunchEd@Home model, if you are able to keep your child at home.

* Make your choice here - Fall 2020 Choice Registration Form

* The reopening plan for OCPS can be found here.

* Parents please review this website (FAQ) to help answer many of your reopening questions per model.

One of OCPS' organizational strengths shows up again as we prepare to get 2020-2021 off to a successful start. Sadly, many students in Florida and throughout America still do not have access to either the Internet or computer technology like our students do.
REMINDER: Summer Announcements Continue
Parents, we are still running the summer announcements once a week. The summer announcements are posted on the Tildenville Facebook page, Remind and the Canvas Student Body Page. Our Tigers are doing a fantastic job! We are looking for a few more student anchors for summer announcements. If you are interested send Mrs. Hager an email to

Our teachers have been prepping their classrooms . . .  
Mrs. Wiedl, classroom teacher
Mrs. Blanco and Ms. Colon, classroom teachers
Summer Reading   
Tildenville Tigers, we have some fun books for you! Please stop by the school and pick up the book of your choice. No need to come into the building, just walk up and grab one off of the bench!

New Before and After School Program for Tildenville Elementary 

Champions has a great solution for busy working families: activities that combine fun and learning, together with the safety and convenience of a high-quality program right inside your school. Champions offers a variety of group and individual activities designed to keep your child exploring and growing.
From art, dramatic play, math and science to problem-solving, language, motor skills and more, we help your child continue learning and developing essential life skills - whether school is in session or not.

Since 1990, we've been meeting the needs of busy families by providing a fun and safe space where children can foster their love of learning and develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and life. Our proven before- and after-school programs offer learning activities, homework help, healthy snacks, and a whole lot of fun - all within the safety and convenience of your child's school.
Top 5 Reasons Families Love Champions:
1. Happy, healthy, inspired children
2. Learning that's fun
3. Safe, convenient location
4. Homework time makes evenings more relaxed for families
5. Frequent communication keeps parents informed 
For more information and to register please click here.  
Campus Improvements
Our school media center is being painted! We can't wait to show off the final product!
Closing Image of the Week . . .  
Tigers, we miss you so much! We hope you are reading some great books this summer! 

Leadership Team

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

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