The Tiger's Roar!  
Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden, FL
"A National Magnet School of Distinction"
Friday, November 16, 2018

Principal Alvarez
Thanksgiving Break
This week we conclude the 14th regular school week of the 2018-2019 school year. The students will be gone next week for their Thanksgiving break (November 19-23). Classes will resume on schedule Monday, November 26th.

Homework Club
Homework Club is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday as part of our morning clubs (morning clubs are listed below). The club is run by Ms. Fedrick and allows students the chance to take AR tests, complete iReady and iStation lessons, plus get homework help if needed. Simply ask for a ticket at the front door or in the lunchroom.

If you are traveling out on the busy roadways this Thanksgiving period, please drive safely and remember to buckle up. We want all of our Tiger families to have a safe and enjoyable time with their families and friends.


Agathe Alvarez 
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary School

Pictured very top: The Safety Patrols spread a little fall cheer by visiting the residents at Golden Pond. Great job Tigers for being Awesome citizens!

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Upcoming Events 
11/16 Progress Reports Go Home
11/19-23 Thanksgiving Break - No School!
11/26 GAO Prize Show
11/29 Kids Beach Club (space still available)
11/29 4th grade Drama Performance- "It's Electrifying!"

12/3 iReady testing begins
12/3 iStation testing begins
12/5 Holiday Shop Begins
12/6 Holiday Shop
12/6 K-Kids 8:15am
12/7 Holiday Shop
12/8 OCPS District Science Fair
12/10 Drama Students to Perform at the Florida Turnpike Headquarters
12/11 SAC Meting 4pm
12/11 Dual Language Parent Committee 5pm
12/12 PTA Board Meeting 4pm
12/13 PTA General Membership Meeting 5:30pm
12/14 Spanish Honor Society Parranda 8:15-8:30am
12/14 2nd grade field trip to see the Nutcracker Ballet
12/14 School Tour 9:30am
12/14 After School Drama Students Performance "The Winter Holiday Show"
12/19 Kindergarten Holidays Around the World
12/20 Spanish Honor Society Meeting 8:15am
12/21 Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
12/24-1/4 Winter Break

We ended our week of honor roll celebrations with the Principals' Breakfast! Ms. Wilder (Guidance) makes an early morning doughnut pick-up at the Millenia Avenue Krispy Kreme location for that special event.

i-Ready Resources for Families  
All students K-5 have i-Ready available to them for practice both at school and at home. Students are also able to use the computers in the media center M, T, R and F to complete lessons. If you would like more information about i-Ready, please refer to the links below. Your child's teacher can also answer any questions you may have.

i-Ready Parent Video
The purpose of this video is to better understand what i-Ready is, how students benefit from i-Ready, and how the classroom teacher uses i-Ready as a support resource.

i-Ready Spanish Parent Video - 4:19 Minute
This video shares the top 4 things parents need to know about i-Ready.  At the end of the video, there's a link that leads to the longer (9 minute) i-ready parent video.

Book Swap! 
All classes are participating in a book swap with a dual language school in Mexico. We have not received many books as of yet. Please consider donating a new or gently used book for this exchange. Our hope is to send one book per class in exchange for a book. Books can be dropped off in the front office in the blue bin. Thank you!

School Advisory Council (SAC)

A few projects being implemented in the school are underway! SAC's idea for decorating the stairs (below) and repainting the Paws in front of our school with the help of Mosaic Church and other parents/staff was completed.

Another SAC project was to build a partnership with a school in Puerto Rico and it was a success! We can't wait to hear back from them!

The first round of pen pal letters going to Puerto Rico have left Florida! We are anxiously waiting for letters to arrive from our new friends.

* SAC is currently working to implement a successful and thriving mentoring program. The details and official letter of how this program will work will go out after November's SAC meeting. If any parents know of possible volunteers/businesses that would like to be part of the program, please contact

Rigor in the Classrooms 
Snapshots from around the school over recent days . . .   

Science with Mrs. Gonzalez

Mrs. Gonzalez's 5th grade class completing a science lab on testing charged and uncharged objects (static electricity).

Science with Mrs. Black

The students were recently studying about mealworm cycles. Mealworms serve as a introduction to lifecycles for young scientists. Studying mealworms gives kids a chance to observe, care for, and experiment with living creatures in a hands-on way.


Source: OCPS Daily Absence Bulletin. Includes excused and unexcused absences as both represent lost instructional time.Higher percentages are more favorable.

Spanish Honor Society  
The Spanish Honor Society was a huge help at our Hispanic Heritage Night. Thank you to all members and their leader Mrs. Negron for helping make the event a success!
Book Character Day 
Above: Mrs. Black's 2nd grade students got into character for the character book parade. You look Awesome Tigers!  
Above: Kindergarten Team - Ms. Panet, Ms. Romo, Mrs. Blanco, Ms. Hunter and Mrs. Figueroa
Right: Third grade teachers went all out for the Character Parade. The team dressed as the characters from 101 Dalmatians. 
Hispanic Heritage Night 
Hispanic Heritage Night was a fun night for all. Thank you to all the staff, PTA, parents, students, Mrs. Smith and the drama kids for making this event a success!
Mrs. Walker (1st grade teacher) and one of our Tigers

Red Ribbon Week 
Daniella Vargas, a 5th grade student at Tildenville, presents her annual presentation on Just Say No! during Red Ribbon Week. Thank you Daniella for being a great leader!

Dual Language Parent Survey 
If you are a parent or guardian of a student in the Dual Language program and you have not yet filled out the survey, please consider doing so. Information gathered from the survey is used to plan further events and align instruction for the year and upcoming years.
The survey will close on November 30th.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Morning Clubs  

Tigers Dentigersden  
Snapshots of recent student activities for the community . . .  

This past week Tigers Den has made it to the deep blue sea with our under the sea crafts. Students created activities where they learned about the many creatures you may encounter under water. Which leads to our very own treasure hunt to see which Tiger can find the hidden treasure. This week Tigers Den has been getting into the Thanksgiving spirit - learning what it means to thankful and will be participating in our random acts of kindness.

Our environmentalists, gardeners, and chiefs are enjoying their Tigerific weeks with the different activities they planned (pictures below). As 2018 is coming to an end next month, make sure to keep an eye out for the variety of clubs students can sign up for. 

* Space in morning and afternoon care is still available.

** Please contact for more information if you are interested in enrolling your tiger.

Leadership Team

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

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