The Tiger's Roar!  
Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden, FL
"A National Magnet School of Distinction"
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Principal Alvarez
This is only a four-day school week as there is no school this Friday, October 26th. This applies to both students and teachers. Classes will resume on schedule Monday, October 29th. That is also the date we will be releasing report cards for the 1st quarter of 2018-2019. Once you receive your child's report card, please review their progress with them as soon as possible.

I hope this finds you having enjoyed a pleasant October so far and I thank you for your continued support. One small favor in closing. Kindly be sure to look over our Parent Involvement Corner below. Active community involvement is so essential to our success. As an example, these three moms just below have stepped forward and volunteer much of their time for our fall book fair.

Parents like these that carve out time to support our elementary school make a big impact
and we are fortunate to have the help!

Thank you very much for your readership. Enjoy the weekend!


Agathe Alvarez 
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary School

Pictured very top: A recent example of academic engagement by our Tigers. These students were working on an inquiry for force & motion. Seen above, they were testing distance traveled by a marble under different material constructs.

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Upcoming Events 
10/22 Red Ribbon Week
10/23 Hispanic Heritage Night/Dual Language Open House, 5:30-6:30pm
10/24 Conference Night
10/25 Kids Beach Club
10/26 Student and Teacher Holiday
10/29 Report Cards go home
10/29 Honor Roll Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 1:30pm
10/29 fter School Tutoring, 3:00-5:30pm
10/30 After School tutoring, 3:00-5:30pm
10/31 Kindergarten Pumpkin Day
10/31 Character Parade, 1:0010/29 Honor Roll K, 1st and 2nd at 1:30pm
11/1 OCPS Magnet Fair at Wekiva High School
11/1 Orchestra Field Trip, Grades 3-5
11/1 Honor Roll 3, 4 and 5 at 1:30pm
11/1 2019-2020 Dual Language Magnet Application Opens (see below)
11/2 Second Grade Play, 5:30pm
11/2 Principal's Honor Roll, 9:30am
11/3 OCPS Parent Academy - "Parent as Partners"
11/4 End of Daylight Savings Time (Set clocks back 1 hour)
11/13 SAC Meeting, 4:00pm
11/13 Dual Language Parent Committee, 5:00pm
11/14 Teach-In
11/15 Fall Picture Makeups
11/15 Spanish Honor Society Meeting, 8:15am
11/16 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/16 School Tour at 9:15am
11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break
11/26 GAO Prize Show, 2:00pm
11/30 4th grade performance "It's Electrifying" at 5:30pm

Rigor in the Classrooms   
Snapshots of student engagement from around the school over recent days . . .    
Science with Second Grade 
Second grade students conducted a hands-on experiment: How do animals stay warm in a cold desert habitat?

Dual Language with Mrs. Toledo 
Students in Mrs. Toledo's 4th grade Dual Language class are learning about Argentina.

These 4th graders have proudly been working on their Argentina projects!
Fifth Grade Science
Our 5th grade students have been engaged in the scientific process and various experiments. If you closely above, the students are recording their data findings.  
Dual Language with Ms.Colon
 Above and then just below:
Students in Ms. Colon's 3rd grade Dual Language class working on their map skills. If you look closely, in this instance they were using a world map. 
Tiger Vital Signs  
Attendance . . . the #1 leading indicator of student achievement. 

Note: Includes excused and unexcused absences as both represent lost instructional time.Higher percentages are more favorable. Covers period of Oct. 1 - Oct. 19, 2018.



Parents, if you are looking for information about i-Ready this family center can help. Click on the link below to learn more about the computer program we use here at Tildenville as well as all OCPS elementary schools district wide.

Special Event   
We would like to invite all parents to the 2nd Grade play on Friday, November 2 at 5:30pm!

Facility Rental Option for the Community . . .  
If you or anyone you know would like information regarding rental of our beautiful facility, please contact Laura Davis at 407-877-5054 ext 3972223. For more information you can also visit OCPS Facility Rental Use at 
Dual Language 
Books needed for our book swap. Thank you! 
Dual Language is collecting books for a book swap! Please send any new or gently used books to school you would like to donate. Books will then be swapped with books in Spanish from a Dual Langauge school in Mexico.

* We would like to get our first wave of books ready to go by the first week of November.

Student Pictures Needed 
We need student pictures! Please send in a photo of your child and on the back write down their nationality. We have an empty bulletin board that we want to show off how diverse our school really is! All photos can be dropped off in the front office.

Tiger Pen Pals with Students from Puerto Rico . . . 
The first round of letters going to Puerto Rico are being prepared to ship. All students in K-5 participated in writing a letter for another student. Our goal is to write monthly letters to our pen pals. We can't wait to receive our letters in return!
A Little Help . . . Please 
Parent reminders 
  • Please remember to write your child's name on the inside of their jackets and water bottles. We are starting to collect quite a few items in our lost and found. Thank you for your help in this matter.
  • Please make sure car tags are hanging in your window for pickup. The line moves much faster when everyone has their tags up and ready to go!
2019-2020 Dual Language Magnet Application  
Application opens next week: Thursday, November 1st 

KiDs Beach Club
We still have room for students to join KiDs Beach Club! If you are interested please see the information below.


Parent Involvement Corner 
Late October '18 Update 

PTA appreciates your support and looks forward to seeing you December 13th for a general membership meeting.  If you have any questions please email:

School Advisory Committee (SAC)
Come to SAC meetings to find out more and get involved in your child's education. Make difference, get involved and speak up.

* The next SAC meeting is November 13th at 4pm in the Media Center.

We are looking for parents /businesses/individuals that have time to volunteer one (1) hour a week during lunch time and mentor a child. If you need details please contact or Ms. Sylvia Revangile for details.

Have You Heard the Good News?
SAC has started "Snail Mail" program with a school in Puerto Rico. Our students will be writing letters once a month to students in Spanish (If in dual program) or in English. We will be exchanging letters and practicing our Spanish skills with those students.

Thank you for your support,

Ms. Sylvia Revangile
Parent Engagement Liaison

Parent Image of the Week . . .  
Kindergarten students celebrate "Pink Out" in recognition of October as a Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

This Week's Motivational Moment! 
Reminders from an old friend . . . Winnie the Pooh 

Enjoy your weekend Tigers and always remember,
your teachers are very proud of you!

Mrs. Alvarez, Principal
Tildenville Elementary School
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Leadership Team

Principal, Agathe Alvarez
Curriculum Resource Teacher and Dual Language Coordinator, Julie Clemons Hager
ESE, Regan Trampe
Guidance Counselor, Maisha Wilder
Instructional Coach, LaQuanda Fedrick

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