The Tiger's Roar!  
Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden, FL
"A National Magnet School of Distinction"
Thursday, December 12, 2019

We are already down to our final seven regular school days of 2019. These second nine weeks have certainly moved by quickly, but it is the weeks trailing Thanksgiving where we are now that are among the most important of the entire school year. This is because we are nearing the end of the second quarter plus we have several special holiday seasonal events on the schedule.

One of our major holiday events is next Wednesday evening - our Winter Concert Showcase. The students have been preparing all along and are excited about their upcoming performances. Please mark the December 18 date and bring the whole family; you will all have a wonderful experience!

I also want to remind our community about our final 2019 School Advisory Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 17 at 4:00 pm. All members of our school community are invited and welcome to attend.

Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you for looking over some of our recent highlights!

In Tiger Pride,

Agathe Alvarez 
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary School

Pictured very top: Deputy Threat of the Orange County Sheriff's Office responds to a student during our Annual Teach-In event held last month (additional Teach-In features below).

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Upcoming Events
12/12 NEHS Meeting
12/12 Kids Beach Club
12/13 3rd grade Field Trip
12/16 FSA Writing Field Test for Grades 4 and 5
12/16 Tutoring
12/17 Tutoring
12/17 SAC Meeting 4pm
12/18 Winter Concert Showcase 
12/19 Spanish Honor Society Meeting
12/19 Classroom Winter Parties 2pm
12/20 1st grade Field Trip
12/20 End of 2nd marking period
12/20 4th Grade Field Trip  
Congratulations to our Elementary Spanish Honor Society Inductees!

Lakeview Middle School    
Thank you to the Lakeview NJHS/Beta Clubs for donating books and reading to our students! You guys are AWESOME! 

Teach-In '19
Thank you Mr. Transue for sharing with our Tigers at Teach-In!  

Thank you so much to the Winter Garden Fire Department for coming out to Teach-In. Kindergarten had a blast!

Garden Club in Action! 
Recent highlights for our community . . . 

Meet Our Fabulous News Crew! 
David, Joseph and Logan (also members of Safety Patrol) 

Special Thank Yous!
Jill Wingate, Mrs. Siner, and the Conrad Family   

~ Thank you to Jill Wingate for the beautiful landscaping and financial support around our marquee sign (above).
~ Thank you to Mrs. Siner for updating our marquee each week (above).  
~ Thank you to the Conrad family for the flags representing the Spanish and French speaking countries.   

Tiger Shout Out!
Huge thank you to you, your staff and the students for coming to the Education Center last week. Everyone was extremely polite and courteous. They were an absolute joy to host!! Your school is more than welcomed back to our Center. 
Please let me know if there is anything else we can do for you or your students. 
Thanks and I hope to see you again next year, 
Alyssa Madrid 
Public Outreach Coordinator

Ongoing Professional Development of TES Educators
Teachers in action receiving digital instruction training this month.

Pen Pals!
Students have been writing pen pal letters in English and Spanish this fall.  

Lost and Found Reminder Ahead of Winter Break . . .
Please check lost and found if your child is missing jackets,  glasses,  lunchboxes, etc.    
Motivational Moment at the Holidays!  


Her name was Isabella. Her letter to Santa didn't ask for presents, clothes or anything for herself. She had one simple request, "Please bring my mommy eyes that never cry." Her mom was single and working two jobs just to get by. Eleven-year-old Isabella wanted a new bike but told Santa, "It's okay if I don't get it, but clothes for my little brother would be very appreciated." Isabella's single mom could barely make ends meet.   

Although the U.S. Post Office in New York began receiving letters to Santa Claus more than 101 years ago, its involvement was made official in 1912 when Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized postal employees and citizens to respond to the letters. Today, the popular holiday program is known nationwide as Operation Santa. Thousands of volunteers and ordinary people work with post offices to respond to letters from children of all ages listing their holiday wishes.

One mother wrote Santa to ask, "Please make this Christmas a happy one for my three children, it has been a tough year." USPS has a policy for "adopting" children's letters to Santa that's designed to protect their privacy.  
Here's how it works:   

In a time when the daily news can be discouraging, we seldom hear about the good that common citizens do to contribute to the less fortunate. The great thing about Operation Santa is you simply change your name to "Santa" and you bring a smile to a special child or family!  
HO! HO! HO! 

Leadership Team

Principal, Agathe Alvarez
CRT/Dual Language Program Coordinator, Julie Hager
ESE, Regan Trampe
Guidance Counselor, Maisha Wilder
Instructional Coach, LaQuanda Fedrick ยท        

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