Happy New Year and welcome back, everyone !
Welcome back to school at Academe Da Vinci ! The Winter Shows were so lovely and the Silent Auction was a great success. Thanks to everyone who made these events possible. We will let you know when the DVD's are available – you may still order the show DVD's for the next few days after we return from winter break only if you didn't place your order already. See Miss Ashleigh for the order form.
We have a lot to do this winter and are getting right to it ! On January 5, teachers and staff are meeting to share breakfast, complete required medication training provided by parent Lisa Schultz, RN (thanks, Lisa !) and talk about preparing your children for the new Florida Assessments. We also will get ready to welcome new students who took seats vacated by a couple of families who moved out of our area.
This is a very important time of year. Academie Da Vinci teachers have been working intensively with the new Florida Standards since the beginning of the school year. Now they are focusing even more intensively on preparing our students in grades 3-5 for the new assessments that measure achievement on those new learning standards.
On Thursday January 8 at the PTA meeting I will be doing a brief presentation on the Florida Standards, which reflect the Common Core Standards you have probably heard so much about. I plan to do a presentation on the new Florida Assessments at the February PTA meeting.