The Tiger's Roar! 
Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden, FL
"A National Magnet School of Distinction"
Thursday, September 17, 2020

We are starting to wind down the first quarter and I hope you had time to reflect on how well your student is performing academically in their current learning platform. The commitment was for the first nine weeks and if you wish to change platforms you will need to contact the school by the end of the day Friday. You can call the school at (407) 877-5054 to make any changes. If your platform is staying the same there is no need to call.

Below you will find a link regarding PTA Board Member nominations and reference to next week's general meeting. We rely on our PTA throughout the school year as they do so much for both our students and teachers. If you have a student attending Tildenville, kindly take a moment to look this over and please become a PTA member. Thank you. (PTA webpage)

Thank you very much for your continuing patience and support so far this school year. Have a great weekend!

In Tiger Pride,

Agathe Alvarez 
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary School

Pictured very top: Ms. Colon working with her LaunchEd students in Spanish.

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Upcoming Events

9/18 Deadline to switch the "learning platform" for students: Face-to-Face or LaunchEd@home
9/24 Open House 4:30pm
9/24 PTA General Meeting 6pm
9/30 Kindergarten and 1st grade Hearing Screening
10/8 Fall Pictures
10/9 End of 1st Marking Period
10/12 Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
10/13 Begin 2nd Marking Period
10/15 District Virtual Magnet Fair
10/20 SAC Meeting 4pm
10/30 Teacher Professional Day/Student Holiday

PTA is going to have its first General Meeting virtually on Sept 24th at 6pm. Please visit this link for PTA board nominations. The Board must have at least a President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer to continue. The other positions are also important and add so much value to our Board and our school.

* The Sept. 24th PTA meeting will be held using Zoom, Meeting ID: 726 9015 8635, Passcode: tigers
Champions After School Program

Tech Support

Just a reminder that the morning announcements are posted daily on the Student Canvas Body Page under Morning Announcements. Please click here to read about OCPS' Canvas system.

Important Reminders

Reminders for Students: 
  • Please complete the code of conduct that is located on your Canvas dashboard if you have not already done so.
  • Submit your favorite student friendly joke to Mrs. Hager at to be included on the morning announcements. 
Reminders for Parents:
  • Supply list for students on LaunchEd from the special area classes will be posted soon. 
  • If you have not already done so, please join Class Dojo.
  • Picture day is coming soon! More information will be sent out on dates and times for both Face to Face and LaunchEd students. The fall pictures are used for the school yearbook, student id cards and for you to purchase if you would like to do so.

Curriculum Highlights

Above and right: students are working hard both in the classroom and at home. Check out our Tigers engaged in learning.

Third grade students turned their desks to work with a partner on asking and answering questions about their text.
Above and just below: Mrs. Fosdick's 2nd graders using Flipgrid to share narrative stories they have written.
One of our kindergarten students engaged in distance learning.
Above and just below: Mrs. Fosdick is a second grade hybrid teacher. She is working hard so that her face to face and LaunchEd kids are still collaborating with their learning.

Mrs. Hall's students learned how to make FlipGrid videos this week and its been pretty fun. These pictures are from Flipgrid.
Ms. Hunter's face to face students working on their iPads.
Fourth grade teacher Mrs. Edwards with Aiden
Playground Snapshots
Enjoying the sunshine and some fresh air on the playground.

Above and just below: Mrs. Weidl's 5th graders enjoying some outdoor time.

Tech Support

Tiger Happy Birthday Wishes!

Larry Cheever is a WWII veteran and Medal of Honor recipient. He is about to celebrate his 100th birthday on September 20, 2020. His wish was to receive 100 birthday cards. Our Tildenville Tigers made over 100 cards to deliver to him to help celebrate his birthday. Happy Birthday Mr. Cheever!
Book Checkout Started This Week . . .
Books can be checked out in the media center, online or through Orange County Library System.
Lounge SEL

With SEL in mind, we created a zen relaxation room for our teachers to enjoy during their breaks throughout the day. Our zen room includes seating to chat, a wall of pictures of teachers' happy places,lunch area, a massage chair, and inspirational saying around the room. Complete with coffee bar and occasional snacks.

Be a Good Digital Citizen

While using Canvas, please remember to follow the OCPS acceptable use policy and code of civility:
1. Treat each other with courtesy and respect at all times.

2. Treat each other with kindness.

3. Take responsibility for our own actions.

4. Cooperate with one another.

Rules and Procedures for All:
1. Be on time. Class starts at 8:45 every morning.

2. Keep your microphone and webcam off during whole group instruction unless otherwise instructed.  I will let you know when it is time to enable your webcam and microphone.  When we are utilizing these features, keep all background noise and distractions to a minimum.

3. Questions: You will have opportunities often throughout the lesson to post your questions. I will also be able to help you during our small group/center work time.

4. You are responsible to complete your work each day in each class.

5. Absent: Absent students will be given 3 days to complete the missing work from their course modules.

6. Restroom:  During whole group instruction, please keep restroom use to emergencies only. Otherwise, you may go during small group work times.

7. Breaks:  We will all follow the same schedule, including recess, lunch, and specials.

Face-to-Face Rules and Procedures:
1. You will wash your hands upon entry into the classroom.

2. Your face mask will be worn at all times.

3. You will wash your hands after restroom use.  

4. You will keep distance and be careful to touch your belongings only.

5. Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.

Troubleshooting for Digital Learning Launch Ed@Home:
1. No sound or video: Refresh the page.

2. Lose connection: Come back to the BBB session through conferences.

3. Cannot regain connection: Continue to work through the coursework for that day.

4. Need Help: Post your questions during the lesson, ask during small group time, use the inbox to message your teacher, or have your parent message on Class Dojo.  

5. Shut your device down all the way and then restart it.

Sé un buen ciudadano digital
Mientras uses Canvas, por favor recuerda seguir OCPS acceptable use policy y el código civil.
1. Trata a otros con cortesía y respeto todo el tiempo.

2. Trata a los demás con amabilidad.

3. Toma responsabilidad por tus  propias acciones.

4. Coopera con los demás.

Reglas y procedimientos especiales para todos:
1. Sé puntual. Clases comienzan a las 8:45 a.m.!

2. Mantén tu micrófono y cámara apagados durante  la clase.  Te informaremos cuando necesites abrir la cámara y micrófono.  Si utilizamos estos aparatos, minimiza las distracciones.

3. Preguntas; tendrás la oportunidad de hacer preguntas durante las lecciones, tambien contestaré las preguntas cuando nos reunamos en grupos pequeños.

4. Serás responsable de completar todos tus trabajos cada día en cada clase.  

5. Ausencias: los estudiantes que estén ausentes tendran 3 días para completar las tareas que le falten de los módulos.

6. Baños: durante la clase, por favor, usa el baño sólo en caso de emergencias.  Exortamos el uso del baño durante centros u otros recesos.

7. Recesos: todos los estudiantes seguiran el mismo itinerario, incluyendo almuerzo, receso y clases especiales.

Reglas y Procedimientos  específicas para estudiantes presente en persona:
1. Lava tus manos cuando entres al salón.

2. Mantén tu máscara en tu cara todo el tiempo.

3. Lava tus manos luego de usar el baño.

4. Mantén la distancia y sólo toca tus cosas.

5. Levanta la mano cuando quieras pararte de tu asiento.

Problemas técnicos en la casa usando la plataforma Launch Ed:
1. No tengo sonido o video- refresca la página.

2. Pérdida de concección- vuelve a la seccion de conferencias en el curso para accesar BBB.

3. No puedo conectarme- continúa trabajando en tus tareas en los módulos.

4. Necesito ayuda- Escribe tus  preguntas en la página de colaboración de la lección o pregunta a la maestra durante grupos pequeños.  Tambien puedes enviar un mensaje a tu maestra en Canvas o Class Dojo.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15, 2020 through October 15, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year. Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis are hosting the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration! First Lady Casey DeSantis' Hispanic Heritage History Month essay contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4-12. Each student will submit one essay no longer than 500 words based on this year's theme. Three winners will be selected: one elementary (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8), and one high school student (grades 9-12). Winners will receive a 4-year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Essay entries can be mailed or submitted electronically. Winner will be notified after October 10, 2020.  

All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. September 25, 2020. Entries should be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Hispanic Heritage month Committee, 1545 Raymond Diehl Rd., Suite 250, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Please feel free to contact Volunteer Florida at (850) 414-7400 for any further questions. For necessary contest requirements, you may also visit or the following website:
Source: Pew Research Center; Read full article - "Key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month"

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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