The Tiger's Roar!  
Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden, FL
"A National Magnet School of Distinction"
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

On behalf of the administration and staff at Tildenville Elementary School, a warm and friendly welcome to our school for the 2019-2020 school year! We have great momentum behind us this year having just earned an 'A' grade from the Florida Department of Education.

Tildenville Elementary School remains committed to our overall mission in cultivating a collaborative community of students, parents, and teachers to ensure all can learn and grow into creative well-rounded individuals. This dedication and commitment shared by all staff, parents, and community helps make Tildenville the amazing school it is and will continue to be from year to year. So please join us as we provide an extraordinary learning experience for your child.

As for this issue, you will find a great deal of helpful information relevant to the first month of the school year. Please take care to note anything that may help your household or student remembering that we are here to assist in anyway we can.

Finally, should you see either Mrs. Walker or Mrs. Davis on campus over the coming days (pictured above), please take a moment to congratulate them on their success. The Teacher of the Year award and the Support Person of the Year award are based upon nominations from their peers and they both truly deserve this high praise.

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend and if you are out and about, please drive safely in the holiday traffic.

In Tiger Pride,

Agathe Alvarez 
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary School

Pictured very top: Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year Mrs. Walker! Mrs. Walker (on the left above) is the 1st grade Dual Language Spanish teacher at our school. Congratulations also to Mrs. Laura Davis who is our Support Person of the Year! Mrs. Davis is our school's secretary and bookkeeper. Thank you both for all the hard work you do for our staff and Tigers everyday!

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Upcoming Events
Open House is Tuesday, September 10th 
9/2 No School
9/10 Open House, 4pm
9/10 Annual PTA Fall Fundraiser ends (below)
9/12 Kids Beach Club
9/17 SAC Meeting 4pm
9/17 Dual Language Parent Committee Meeting, 5pm (open to all Dual Language parents)
9/18 iStation Parent Night, 5:30pm
9/19 Spanish Honor Society Meeting, 8:15am
9/19 Kids Beach Club
9/20 Second Grade In-House Field Trip
9/26 Kids Beach Club
Annual fall fundraiser 
The students attended a PTA fundraiser rally this week to find out about the awesome prizes they can earn for helping out with our school fundraiser. The PTA fundraiser deadline is September 10th. There will also be a PTA general member meeting coming soon. Once we receive those dates we will share out with the parents and community.

If you have any questions please contact PTA through email at: Tildenville PTA --

Resources for Tildenville families from PBS 

Volunteers Needed this Year - Thank You! 
Parents, we need your help!

Please review the list of committees and let Julie Hager know if you are interested in participating in one or more. Julie Hager can be reached at

Local Business Support at During Preplanning Week
Thank you Ms. Voight and Ms. Sampson! 
Thank you to Jacquelyn Voight and Kristy Sampson for providing the staff with a delicious breakfast during preplanning. It was very much appreciated!

The Orange County Library System (OCLS) has a great virtual offer for our students. See the attached flyers for more information.

Donors Choose Classroom Support 
Thank you to all the parents and members of the community that donated to the Media Morning Club Lego project! It was fully funded and the kids are already making use of the Legos! Please take a moment to go on and search Tildenville.

Mrs. Ventura currently has a project that needs funding. Let's help her get her project funded! Check this site throughout the year as our teachers post projects for their classrooms they need assistance with.
Elijah is having fun building with Legos during morning Media Club!

Hello Kindergarten Team!  
The Kindergarten team has really grown this year - now up to 7 teachers! Welcome back to our Dual Language teams Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Figueroa. We also have Mrs. Blanco and Ms. Romo. Our third Dual Language team is Ms. Panet and Ms. Awadalla! Mrs. Crawford is teaching English Only. We are excited for all our kindergarteners and know that you are going to have a great year because your teachers have lots in store for you!

Kindergarten Team: Ms. Awadallah, Ms. Romo, Mrs. Blanco, Ms. Panet, Mrs. Figueroa, Ms. Crawford, Ms. Hunter

Tildenville Paraprofessionals are the BEST! 
Our paras work super hard doing everything from supervision duties to proctoring and everything in between. Welcome back Mr. Rodriguez, Ms. Albarran, Ms. Rivera and Mrs. Stiling. We look forward to another great year!

Meet our Awesome Paraprofessionals! Mr. Rodriguez, Ms. Rivera, Ms. Albarran, and Mrs. Stiling

Mrs. Joanna Mosby 
Thank you to Mrs. Joanna Mosby for all your hard work and dedication to the media center! Mrs. Mosby volunteered several days in the media center this summer getting books ready for kids to check out and the media center set up. She has also spent quite a few hours in the parent workroom assisting with getting teacher materials ready. She also helps with morning clubs.

Thank you Mrs. Joanna Mosby for all that you do for our Tigers!

Morning Club News 
Introducing our new Media Club for 2019-2020! 
A new club has joined Tildenville this year. The Media Club will be up and running on Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's and Friday's. We will be playing board games, checking out books, building with Legos and working on the computer including PRODIGY! Thank you to Mrs. Mosby and Mrs. Transue for helping out with the kids in the mornings!

Good Afternoon Ms. Alvarez,

I just wanted to send you an email giving a "shout out" to Mr. Dolfi. He has been so kind and helpful as I've made the transition over to Tildenville Elementary. Even though I am not a new teacher, the school and some of the procedures are new to me. He has been available and helped me with tech issues, fire drill procedures, and many other questions I've had in the last few days. I am very thankful to have him as my "hallway neighbor!"


Amy Cheesebrew

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to write you all a message to let you know about an experience that Penny had yesterday, on her first day of middle school at SunRidge. She was in band class and after class started a teacher came in a with a new student and asked if anyone in the class spoke Spanish. Penny raised her hand and the teacher, asked if she spoke Spanish or Portuguese. Penny said, she speaks Spanish, and this teacher starts drilling her in Spanish to see if she actually knows it. Penny told me if she had been that teacher, she would have been doubting her too! Once it was confirmed that Penny knew enough Spanish, this teacher assigned her to assist this new student, who just moved here from Venezuela and did not know English, during the class. Penny told her she had helped another friend, also from Venezuela, last year!

I was so happy this happened for some many reasons: 1) she was confident enough in her Spanish abilities to say she could speak it; 2) she didn't even flinch when the teacher was testing her abilities; and 3) most importantly she is able to use this skill she learned to help another student.

Situations like this are exactly why I wanted my children to learn a second language!

Each of you has had a hand in her not only learning Spanish, but becoming confident in her ability to speak it, and I just wanted to share this with you and say THANK YOU!!!! The program at Tildenville is so amazing, people are always impressed when they hear my girls speak and I always tell them that it is ALL DUE to their wonderful teachers, none of this comes from home! It's just such a blessing to me to have seen all the hard work come to fruition for her.

I hope you all have a great year!!!!


Skyward Student Information System 
OCPS parents and guardians, Orange County Public Schools is excited to announce that we have moved to our new student information system. For parents and guardians, this means that you will no longer use ProgressBook and or the former Parent Access to view your student's information.  

Starting now, you will use the Skyward Family Access system. Further details and set-up instructions can be found on the main OCPS website and then by clicking on Skyward under quick links - Click Here. Click on documentation at the bottom of the Skyward page and use the "Skyward Family Access through LaunchPad" instructions to register for a LaunchPad account. Launchpad will be your link to "Skyward Family Access." Skyward will keep you informed on your student such as grades, attendance and much more.

If you experience any issues while trying to register for a LaunchPad account or within Skyward Family Access please complete this form that is also included on the webpage. Then provide the form to our school. Thank you for your support as we transition to the new student information system.

Remind App for Tildenville Parents 
Parents, we encourage you to sign up for Remind! This app is used to post school-wide messages out to parents. We will also use it to send out specific grade level information. For classroom questions and specific information please contact your child's classroom teacher.


Remind - 1ST GRADE

Remind - 2ND GRADE

Remind - 3RD GRADE

Remind - 4TH GRADE

Remind - 5TH GRADE

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. 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
Parents, learn more about the MTSS process by reviewing these brochures (click for English or Spanish versions of parent brochures - partial image only shown below).

* If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher.

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
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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