The Tiger's Roar!  
Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden, FL
"A National Magnet School of Distinction"
Friday, April 19, 2019

Principal Alvarez
It is hard to believe, but we are already at the half-way point of the final nine-week quarter to 2018-2019. While this is the period of the school year we often refer to as "testing season," as you can see below our schedule is packed with a number of special events for our Tigers. And while many of our students are reviewing for next month's FSA & NGSSS exams, all of our teachers still continue to introduce new material which makes daily attendance so important right through year end (see table below).

Supporting our PTA and School
Even though we are now in the second half of April, we are still collecting items in support of our wonderful PTA. These items can always be turned into your teacher. (Please put in a Ziploc bag or envelope and label with your teacher's name.)
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Coke bottle cap rewards
Keep collecting the following items to help out our school:
  • Plastic bottle caps
  • Aluminum pop tabs
  • Operation Shoebox donation items
Community Support - Local Seniors
As a reminder, the Spanish Honor Society and the Safety Patrols are continuing to collect toiletries for senior citizens. Any support you can lend is greatly appreciated!
  • Personal Toiletries and Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash or bar soap
  • Nail sets
  • Disposable razors and shaving cream
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash
  • Denture cleanser, denture adhesive and mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Hand lotion
  • Hand sanitizer
  • New hair brush and comb
  • Cotton Swabs
Please be sure to take a close a look at the May calendar and have a wonderful spring weekend!

In Tiger Pride,

Agathe Alvarez 
Proud Principal
Tildenville Elementary School

Pictured very top and just below: Students celebrated their success on the FSA last year with snow cones from Kona Ice. They geared up for this year's testing earlier this month with a parade and kickball game. The kids had a blast!

"Third Grade Leads the Way to Rock the FSA"
Kickball game

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Upcoming Events
April 23- PTA nomination forms due for 2019-2020 - email at or drop into PTA lockbox at the front desk.
April 26- PTA Meeting at 4:45pm (nominated slate of officers to be presented) 
May 1- FSA ELA Session 1 Grades 4 and 5
May 1- iStation testing begins for K-5 Dual Language students
May 1- Long Wednesday
Muffins for Mom on May 1st from 8:00am to to 8:45am 
May 1- Muffins for Moms
May 2- FSA ELA Session 2 Grades 4 and 5
May 2- Kids Beach Club
May 3- Crayola Field Trip for Kindergarten
May 3- 4th grade Field Trip to St. Augustine
May 4- OCPS Parent Academy: "Sunny Ideas for Summer Learning"
May 6- FSA Math Session 1 Grades 3, 4 and 5
May 6- Teacher Appreciation Week Begins
May 7- FSA Math Session 2 Grades 3, 4 and 5
May 8- Long Wednesday
May 8- NGSSS Science Session 1 Grade 5
May 9- NGSSS Science Session 2 Grade 5
May 9- VPK Orientation for 2019-2020 School Year
May 10- 5th grade Field Trip to Sea World
May 10- 3rd grade drama performance at 5:30pm
May 14- 3rd grade Field Trip to Sea World
May 14- SAC Meeting at 4pm
May 15- Long Wednesday
May 16- Art Common Final Exam- 5th grade
May 16-
Book Fair begins on May 16th. 
Book Fair Begins
May 16- Spanish Honor Society Meetng 8:15am
May 16- PreK Ceremony at 9:30am
May 16- PTA Election Meeting at 5pm
May 17- Drama Common Final Exam- 5th grade
May 17- Book Fair
May 17- Kindergarten Ceremony at 9:30am
May 20- French Common Final Exam- 5th grade
May 20- Book Fair
May 21- PE Common Final Exam- 5th grade
May 21- PIE/ADDitions Brunch
May 22- Book Fair
May 22- Health Common Final Exam- 5th grade
May 22- Book Fair
May 22- Regular Early Release Wednesday
May 23- Book Fair
May 24- Last Day for Book Fair
May 24- 5th grade ceremony at 9:30am
May 27- Memorial Day- No School
May 28- End of Year Outdoor Celebration K-5
May 28- End of Year Parties at 2pm
May 29- Last Day of School!
May 30 and 31st- Teacher Workdays

Highlights from the Learning Garden!
Our garden is now blooming with beautiful butterflies!  
  The short video includes great interviews with the students! 

Ms. Chulak explaining that Tildenville's Learning Garden really consists of two types: 1) square foot gardening where yields from the planted seeds are precisely measured; and 2) a garden where seeds are randomly placed. She also talked about the "butterfly tent" now in its second year (in the background behind her) where students can see the whole butterfly life cycle before they are ultimately released into nature.
Principal Alvarez talking about the students' enthusiasm and pride coming from growing the vegetables on their own. She also stressed that Tildenville's learning garden is working so well thanks in large part to the support from our community. 
* Garden Club help is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15am to 8:45am. We are looking for parents to help with the children in finding gloves, getting tools, and cleaning up afterwards. Thank you!

Student Attendance 
Weekly attendance rates (a) 
It has been our youngest Tigers (kindergarten and 1st grade) that have been leading the school in terms of attendance of late.

Apr. 12
Apr. 5
Mar. 29
Mar. 14 (b)
Mar. 8
94.5% #1
92.6% #1
91.9% #1
91.0% #1
93.6% #1

(a) Includes both excused and unexcused absences as both represent lost in-class time.
(b) Four-day week leading into the spring break. Absences jumped on Thursday, March 14th.

Student Engagement
Snapshots of rigor in the classroom . . .  
First Grade
Students brainstorming ideas for their first book to be published - "Earth's Friends."

Parent Engagement 
Update from Ms. Revangile  

Volunteer Appreciation Month
Happy National Volunteer Month! Thank you for always being ready to lend a helping hand.

"Alone we can so little; together we can do so much."


Parent Academy
As the school year quickly comes to a close, please join us on Saturday, May 4 at Dr. Phillips High School from 9:00am to 1:00pm to learn about the different ideas and techniques to incorporate this summer in order to help prevent "the summer slide."

Order your yearbook today while supplies last!

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If you have any questions regarding the information above please contact Ms.Revangile at 407-877-5054 x3972237 or

Officer Nominations for 2019-2010. Thank you supporting our PTA!  

Community Support 
Thank you to Walt Disney World for donating books and bears to our students!   

Tiger in the Spotlight! 
Penny Visser, 5th Grade    
Penny Visser, 1st Place Winner of Tildenville Elementary School's 2019 Modern Woodman Oration Contest

Penny Visser, represented Tildenville Elementary School in the Modern Woodmen Oration Contest, and competed with 12 other schools in the West Learning Community on Thursday, March 28th at Windy Ridge K-8.

She earned 1st place at our school level and then went on to compete in the West Learning Community Oration Contest on March 28th. Penny did not place there, but she did an amazing job. This year's topic was to share a speech on "Challenges Youth Face Today."

Great job Penny!!

Dual Language  
Keep up with your second language learning this summer! Parents, here are a few helpful tips on programs to use for translating.  

Dual Language - Food for Thought!
Source: @VisualCap; Read full article

Source: United States Foreign Service. The Foreign Service Institute language difficulty rankings are an indication of how long a native English speaker would need to reach proficiency in a number of different languages.

Current curriculum guidelines 

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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