The Tiger's Roar!  
Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden, FL
"A National Magnet School of Distinction"
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Tildenville earns an 'A' from the FLDOE!
Florida Department of Education school grades were released in the middle of July and because of our AWESOME Tigers, Tildenville is an 'A' rated school! According to the raw data, we earned 28 more points than last year! Our students and staff absolutely blew this test away!
Some of our overall score increases include:
  • 2% increase in Reading
  • 1% increase in Reading learning gains
  • 26% increase in Reading learning gains for the bottom quartile
  • 14% increase in Science
  • 4% increase in overall test scores
We are so proud of the progress our Tigers made this year!

OCPS Back-to-School Info.
Please be sure to visit the OCPS Back to School webpage on the website which is packed with helpful information on vaccinations, sports physicals, school physicals, etc.

Meet the Teacher (August 8th)
We are looking forward to seeing many members of our community next week on Thursday, August 8th at Meet the Teacher. Please take note of this date and other important events coming up in the coming days. We are all very excited about welcoming our Tigers back for a successful start to the 2019-2020 school year!

In Tiger Pride,

Agathe Alvarez 
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary School

Pictured very top: Please click here to see all Florida K-12 public school grades and points from the the Florida Department of Education. Tildenville, like OCPS as a school district, earned an 'A' from the FLDOE for 2018-2019. Tildenville's school number is 0361.

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Upcoming Events
Meet the Teacher is Thursday, August 8th! 
August 2019 
8/8: Meet the Teacher, 4:00-6:30pm
8/12: First Day of School
8/12: Boo Hoo Breakfast, 8:15-9am
8/20: SAC Meeting, 4pm
8/20: Boy Scout Registration, 6:30pm
8/26: PTA Fundraiser Kickoff

September 2019
9/2: Labor Day - No School
9/10: Open House, 4:00-6:30pm
9/12: Kids Beach Club, 3pm
9/17: SAC Meeting, 4pm
9/17: Parent Dual Language Committee Meeting, 5pm
9/18: Parent iStation Training Night, 5:30pm
9/19: Kids Beach Club, 3pm
9/26: Kids Beach Club, 3pm

The back-to-school tax holiday, running from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6, will temporarily eliminate sales taxes on clothes that cost $60 or less, school supplies that cost $15 or less and personal computers that cost less than $1,000. The school holiday is projected to save shoppers $41.7 million - click for details and complete list of tax free supplies  
School Supplies
The back to school sales tax holiday on school supplies runs August 2 to August 6 (above). 

Tildenville School Supply List for 2019-2020 (PDF - all grades - partial image only below).
**** Pictured is a partial list. Please see the link above for complete list. ****

Meet the Teacher
Thursday, August 8th   


Kids Beach Club  
Please click here for a larger view of the flyer below.

Please click here for additional information, registration, and more.


The Tiger's Den
Extended Day Enrichment Program   
Our morning & aftercare and VPK wraparound program will be registering at Meet the Teacher (August 8th) with Program Coordinator Aolani Allen. You can find more information below and print the registration forms here:

*** Please click here to view the complete information for our Tildenville families (only a partial image is shown below of our family letter).

On Campus AFTER SCHOOL Activities 
Along with the daily extended day program, we have several vendors on campus that provide different activities and classes for your students at an affordable price. They will also be at Meet the Teacher on August 8th to register. See below for more information regarding their programs and the day of the week they are offered.

* DANCE MOVES with Discover After School

* FIT KIDZ 4 FUN with Cortiz Fitness

* SOCCER with Yellow Birds Soccer

* GYMNASTICS with JB Mobile Fitness. You can register here:

* COOKING with Discover After School

* KARATE with Life Champs


* SCIENCE SEEKERS (STEM) with Discover After School

* KIDPRENUER with Discover After School
Please join our Tildenville PTA this year!    

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Tildenville PTA Board! We know this team of parents and staff are going to work hard to make this year great for our staff and students! PTA is always looking for members and volunteers. Please sign up and see all the ways you can help out.
  • Annette Ayala - President
  • Laura Blackstock - Treasurer
  • Antonette Enriquez - Recording Secretary
  • R. Mason-Crippen - VP1 Membership & Volunteering
  • Marie Nicole Wood - VP4 Hospitality
  • Guillermina Walker - VP3 Staff Liaison
For the 2019-2020 school year, our SAC (School Advisory Council) will be meeting the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4pm in the Media center. SAC meetings are open for all parents and staff to attend. Come hear about what is happening in the school. Learn about the assessments students are taking, the results of those assessments and how the school will use that data.  

We have an open Secretary position that is waiting to be filled. If interested, please email or come to our first meeting and introduce yourself.

* The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 20th at 4pm.
Donors Choose
Please consider supporting our classroom teachers in 2019-20 
Please support our own Tildenville teachers by donating on Donors Choose. Every dollar counts and will help enrich the education of our Tigers!  Currently we have two staff with projects, Mrs. Ventura and Mrs. Hager. Check back regularly as our teachers continue to post projects throughout the school year.

Good afternoon,

I trust that you have had a great summer!

As you are aware, the first day of school is just around the corner. Meet the Teacher is scheduled for 8/8/2019. Due to the size of the VPK program this year (40 students), VPK will hold two sessions - one a 2 P.M. and one at 3 P.M. These times will free up parents and allow them to focus on meeting the teachers of siblings who also attend Tildenville Elementary. I will send a link so that you can sign-up in advance for the a session. We will meet in the media center and then visit the classroom.  Please keep in mind that the room will be packed. Since everyone at the school will be organizing their rooms, I will not have additional help during the presentation, so there won't be anyone available to watch the children. Parents will be responsible for watching their own child.  

For your convenience, I have included the links for the sessions:

2 P.M. ---

Some of you attended the orientation in May, and this session will review the same information. In addition, we now have the VPK packets and will have the OCPS forms available for your to complete and turn in.  We will also have computers set-up and ready to complete the free and reduced lunch forms online. Although the VPK program does not offer free or reduced lunch, the system collects important demographics that is used by the county and state that helps determine whether the school may be eligible for funding in other areas. Therefore, the information collected is important for our school.

Many of you have asked about the VPK supply list. It is available on the school's Facebook page. I am also attaching a copy. Feel free to drop any supplies on meet the teacher night.  

I look forward to an amazing school year. See you soon!

Mrs. Baker
Tildenville Recycles! 
Tildenville has a year-round recycling bin for our community. 

What: Household Recycling Bin for gently used items

When: 24 hours

Where: Tildenville Elementary School (parking lot on Brick Road)

Why: Tildenville Elementary School has a year-round recycling bin. You are able to drop off your gently used recycling items (clothing, shoes/boots, hats/caps, belts, purses, backpacks, etc.) Proceeds will directly benefit our school and students.

* If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Zepeda at 407-877-5054 ext. 3972221
Tildenville Vital Signs 

* Please click here to view all 2019 Florida K-12 public school grades. Tildenville's FLDOE school number is 0361.
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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