The Tiger's Roar!
Tildenville Elementary School Community Brief
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Tildenville Community Member,

Beginning with 3rd grade, our Tigers have now officially entered the 2021 "Testing Season." In this edition we have included important information regarding the administration of the spring tests and some helpful tips.

As a reminder, Wednesday, April 7 is also a big day as it will be a regular length school day due to high school SAT testing countywide and we hope that same evening that our 4th and 5th grade Tigers will get a good night's rest before their FSA Writing exam the following morning.

Thank you so much to those of our parents that invested the time this year to complete our Parent Survey. Once the results are compiled, we can use this information for school improvement so the time spent was most helpful and appreciated!

I am quite confident our Tigers that are engaged in the spring assessments will do very well. Their teachers have worked hard all year to get them prepared and they have done the work. However, please remember that after this week we will pick up with the FSA exams again in May (grades 3-5) so for any student needing extra help, the opportunity is still there right up to the day of the test. We want all of our Tigers to have every possible advantage to show what they have learned.

Enjoy the rest of your week and this terrific spring weather while we still have it!

In Tiger Pride,

Mrs. Alvarez
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary

Pictured very top and just below: 5th graders in Mrs. Negron's class using Blooket to study for a science test after returning from spring break.
Dates to Watch For
April 7 – No Early Release
April 7 – 3rd grade FSA ELA Session 2
April 8 – 4th/5th grade Writing Component
Spring Testing Schedule
April 6 – 3rd grade FSA ELA Session 1
April 7 – 3rd grade FSA ELA Session 2

April 8 – 4th/5th grade Writing Component

May 3 – 4th/5th grade FSA ELA Session 1
May 4 – 4th/5th grade FSA ELA Session 2

May 6 – 3rd-5th grade Math Session 1
May 7 – 3rd-5th grade Math Session 2

May 10 – 5th grade Science Session 1
May 11 – 5th grade Science Session 2
Copy of Spring Testing Letters (English and Spanish)
Testing Video for Tildenville Parents
Hello Tiger Families,

Here is a link to a video presentation of parent info for FSA. This goes over all the test information for grades 3-5 for FSA this year.

~ Bryan Dolfi,Testing Coordinator/Resource
407-877-5054 x3972225
Partner in Education
Thank you to PepsiCo and Ms. Yesenia Acosta!!
PepsiCo has once again showered Tildenville with much needed donations. Through their kind donations we received:
  • Blankets
  • Boys and Girls Underwear
  • Medicine Cups
  • Medical covers

A big shout out to Yesenia Acosta for working with us to help meet the needs of the students! You are AWESOME!
Dual Language Information for Parents
Registration Packet Link: all required documents needed for registration:
Curriculum Highlights
Mrs. Hall's 4th graders doing partner work in math. 
Mrs. Blanco's 3rd graders were studying engineering and had to build their own bridge. Nice job Tigers!
Above and below: If you look closely at the two pictures, Mrs. Bonnet-Casto's kindergarteners were learning about push and pull in science.
Tildenville's Before and After School Program
Dramatic Education
Dramatic Education is excited to be our school's NEW before and after-school provider for the 2021-2022 school year - 27 second YouTube video (Spanish YouTube version). Dramatic Education is an educational arts company with over sixteen years of academic arts programming. They provide a safe, nurturing, enriching, and educational environment for students daily. Students will stretch their creative muscles and strengthen their developmental skills. The program is available on days school is in session, Monday-Friday.

Morning: Starting at 6:45 a.m.
Afternoon: Dismissal - 6:00 p.m.

Registration - $12/annually
Mornings Only - $17/week
Afternoons Only - $35/week
Both Mornings and Afternoons - $47/week

Pre-K and K-5 Info:

Contact Information:
Phone: (407) 494-1744
Staff Spotlight
Mrs. Martinez was recognized in March for National Social Worker Month
Thank you, Mrs. Martinez for all that you do for our Tigers!
NEW!! Short YouTube Parent Videos by OCPS
Last week OCPS released cutting-edge videos to support standards-based instruction for our early childhood students! Videos are written and produced by OCPS teachers as a creative way to enhance the curriculum for PreK ESE and kindergarten through second grade.

OCPS Pre-K ESE March Video, ELA -
OCPS Pre-K ESE March Video, Science -
OCPS Pre-K ESE March Video, Math -
OCPS Pre-K ESE March Video -

OCPS Kindergarten March Video ELA -
OCPS Kindergarten March Video MATH -

1st Grade:
OCPS 1st Grade March Video ELA -
OCPS 1st Grade March Video MATH -

2nd Grade:
OCPS 2nd Grade March Video ELA -
OCPS 2nd Grade March Video MATH -
Current OCPS Community Update
Short YouTube from Deputy Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vazquez on topics relevant to our Tildenville parents such as summer school, report cards, spring testing and more. Please click here to watch the short video.
Spring Cleaning in our Garden!
Tildenville did some spring cleaning during spring break, fixing irrigation and cleaning gardens.
Mr. and Mrs. Salas at work in the garden over spring break.
Community Resources
Food For Thought
1) Growth in STEM college degrees. In this issue we spotlighted Mrs. Negron's class (5th grade science), Mrs. Hall's class (4th grade math), Mrs. Blanco's class (3rd grade engineering), and Mrs. Bonnet-Castro's class (kindergarten science).
Note for our Tiger parents: The growth in STEM college degree recipients has far outpaced that for all degrees. Between 2010 and 2018, the most recent year for which data is available, the number of STEM bachelor’s degrees awarded grew by 62%, compared with 20% growth for all degrees.
Source: Pew Research Center (April 1, 2021); Read full article
2) Student and family heath. Obesity is one of the leading risk factors for early death:
Source: Our World in Data; Read full article
3) The benefits from quitting smoking are many. After just 20 minutes, the first health improvements begin, with a drop in heart rate and blood pressure. Within 12 hours carbon monoxide levels return to normal and after a few weeks lung function increases and circulation improves.
Source: Statista; Read full article

A group of elementary school students were visiting the Washington Monument on a trip to Washington D.C. As they arrived, some of the parents who helping to chaperone heard a guide announce, "Ladies and gentlemen, there is currently a two-hour wait to ride the elevator to the top of the monument." The guide then paused a moment, smiled, and added, "However, there is no wait should you desire to take stairs."

This story reveals something about success. In truth, there are no elevators to the top. If you want to make it there, you've got to take a long series of steps. How many steps you're willing to take - and how long you're willing to keep climbing - determines how high you will go.
Florida flag
Thank you to our wonderful teachers, staff, and parents for their efforts in getting our annual spring testing season underway today. Together we work to make sure our Tigers will succeed!
Mrs. Alvarez, Principal
Tildenville Elementary School
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
(Day #1 of FSA 2021 testing)
Leadership Team
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