Ms. Diaz & Ms. Vasquez School Information Downtown

Ms. Diaz & Ms. Vasquez School Information Downtown

Ms. Diaz & Ms. Vasquez School Information Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School DDCES is a Bilingual Charter School whose mission is to provide students with a comprehensive dual curriculum and bicultural/bilingual education. Office: (305) 569-2223 Ms. Diaz Born and raised in Doral, Florida. Bilingual in both English and Spanish. Graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education with ESOL and Reading endorsements. Taught at Renaissance Elementary Charter School for 9 years. This is my first year teaching at DDCES.

Ms. Vasquez Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Fully bilingual in both English and Spanish. Graduated from Santa Maria University with a Bachelors in Law. Graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in Science and Foreign Language. Taught kinder-first grade in the bilingual program in Miami and Minnesota for 11 years, and fourth grade at DDCES for the past 3 years.

School Safety o DDCES has an assigned police officer to monitor our school. o Security guards Morning and afternoon shift o Entrance and office door will be locked at ALL times! In order to come into the school you must buzz the office at the door. You cannot enter through the side doors. School Safety

o Electronic system will be in place where all visitors will register with the computer and a name tag will be printed. o Each parent must have their ID provided by PTO. o Motion sensors and cameras throughout the school. o Barracudas for each classroom. o No Cell Phone Use in Car Line o Car dismissal: Students will not be placed in a car without a hanging decal.

School Safety All parents/family members entering the building for drop off, dismissal, and daytime events will need to have a current Parent Identification Badge by Monday, October 11, 2019. If the parent has an Parent Identification Badge from last year, they keep it. A new sticker will be issued upon their clearance by Miami Dade County Public Schools. If they need a new Parent Identification Badge, they are to send a headshot to [email protected] Include their childs name, grade, and teacher. ALL parents/family members who wish to have the 2019-2020 Parent Identification Badge, must be cleared through Miami Dade

County Public Schools. The clearance process opens August 16th If an effort to limit interruptions to our educational program, any items that need to be delivered to students must be brought to the main office in the morning no later than 9:30 am. There are no guarantees that any items left after 9:30 am will be delivered to your child/teacher on that same day. Deliveries will only take place between 8:30-9:30 am. Thank you for your understanding and

Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School has a mandatory uniform policy. All school polos, pants, & skirts must have the DDCES logo. The polos must be teal. All students must wear closed-toed shoes. (Please visit the student handbook for the revised uniform policy). *Sweater must be engraved. Purchase Uniforms Ibiley Uniforms 10564 SW 8th Street

** PTO shirt will be mandatory for all field trips this school year. Communicatio n Email [email protected] [email protected] Communication Folder Important handouts will be sent home in this

folder. Go Green Communicator: found on the DDCES we bsite Class Website 1039921&type=u&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=75130 Communicatio n New DDCES App! Download

In your Play or App store, search and download for Educational Networks Once the EN app appears, search for Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School Remind Mrs. Diaz Afternoon Class: @mrsdiazhom

Ms. Vasquezs Homeroom Class: @msheliva A Home Learning newsletter will be posted on each of the the fourth grade teachers page on the DDCES website on Thursday nights. (Math will be given on a daily basis and it can change). Homework will be given on a daily basis. It is the students responsibility to copy the HW each morning in their

agenda. ***Homework is subject to change As per the DDCES Homework Policy: K & 1st Grade: 30 minutes per night, five days 2nd & 3rd Grade: 45 minutes per night, five days 4th and 5th Grade: 60 minutes per night, five d These times do not reflect the additional 30 of required reading for all students K-5. Part in the Dual Language Program and/or Gifted

Program often requires additional home lear assignments on a daily basis. ***Gifted class will start in Monday *** Decorate your journals with each subjects theme. Journals: 1. Reading/ Language Arts 2. Writing 3. STEAM 4. Social Studies 5. Ciencias Naturales

6. Lengua 7. Matematicas -Attendance is ESSENTIAL to success in school! -After 8:30 AM the student will be considered TARDY. Students will be picked up from the cafeteria at 8:15 AM. -If your child is ABSENT an excused note must be signed and turned in no later than 3 days after the absence. -

An excused note is a Doctors note or a note from the parent stating the child was sick. Other reasons for absence will be determined and approved by administration. - Excused absences include illness, death in the family, or for religious reasons. ** As per school policy, 1 tardy will result in the loss of perfect attendance award** - Perfect Attendance means PERFECT! (No tardies and no absences).

- Tardy Policy - 3 tardies = 1 detention - 3 detentions = privilege to attend a school event will be revoked. FIRST 2 DAYS OF SCHOOL ONLY 8/19/19 8/20/19 Parent Student drop-off: Parent must park and drop off their child in the classroom by 8:30 AM.

Arrival Procedure Beginning on Wednesday, August 21st Drive through entrance is on 52nd ST Child will wait in the cafeteria until 8:00 AM. Parents can enjoy breakfast in our dining room until 8:00 am. At 8:00 am, they must depart the building. After 8:30 am student is tardy! No dismissal is permitted half an hour before the end of the school day, unless authorized by administration. (3:30 pm) Two Dismissal Options: 1- Parent Pick-up

- Ms. Castellanos Classroom (215) TBA 2- Drive thru (52nd St) - Large decal will be given to on window ** PLEASE let the Homeroomdisplay teacher know in writing if there are any dismissal changes** 24 hrs advanced notice is required for dismissal changes. Please call the office if you have an emergency during dismissal time.

Does your child get picked up through private transportation? Examples: United Martial Arts, All Stars, etc. If so, please let the teacher know. School Map School Entrance is on 52nd St

NO parking on south side of DDCES Volunteers Each family has to volunteer 20 volunteer hours throughout the school year. Must volunteer, donation of school supplies does not count . All volunteers must be cleared by Miami Dade County Public Schools. Meeting: 8/30/19 at 9:00 am

Parent Volunteer Link at Homeroom helpers! If you are interested in being a room parent, please notify the teacher via email. The first room parent meeting is on September 3, 2019 Parent Associations We invite you to

learn moreisabout: School Entrance on 52nd St PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) (Portuguese International Parent Association) SIPA (Spanish International Parent Association) Please visit their booth located in the cafeteria after

meet and greet! PTO Video: PTO website: At the end of the day the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents. - Jane D. Hull

Specials Mr. Almonte Ms. Trehan Physical Education Ms. O Campo Science Lab Facilitator Ms. Mercado & Ms. Espinoza

Counselors Ms. Paz Mr. Riviera Music Ms. Mendez Ms. GomezMartinez Supplies School Entrance is on 52nd St

Please bring all supplies labeled with student's name by Monday, August 19, 2019. Copy is available on **All summer reading assignments will be due Monday, August 26,

Seat Sack Seat sacks must be purchased 16 inch Seat Sack 8:00-10:00- Language Arts and Reading 10:00-11:00- Math Switch 11:00-12:30 Lengua 12:30-1:00 Science 1:00-1:30- Lunch

1:30-2:30- Contenido 2:30-3:30- Specials 3:30-4:00- Social Studies 4:00- Dismissal Classroom Rules are posted clearly at all times and students are expected to follow them. 1. Student Conference 2. Parent Communication Grades A

90 - 100% B 80 - 89% C 70 - 79% D 60 - 69% F 59 - 0% Grades can be checked through Parent Portal: Breakfast/ Lunch

Free breakfast will be available everyday from 7:45 am until 8:15am in the cafeteria. Lunch is available to all students. Daily lunch is $2.25 to activate account. *Stop by the cafeteria to meet the staff! Lunch and Breakfast at the school- First week of school it is recommended to bring lunch from home Snacks

School Entrance is on 52nd St Each child should bring a small labeled bag with a healthy snack on a daily basis. **Please be mindful of allergies.** Suggestions **Snack time will take be

a working Apples snack** Grapes Crackers Gold fish Pretzel's Birthdays Birthdays can be celebrated during snack time or recess. Please coordinate with the

teacher in advanced. No siblings are allowed to attend. Can include: Cupcakes with juice Cookies with juice Water bottles **No candles or balloons allowed** Please send the cash or check inside a closed envelope. The envelope must be labeled with: - Date

- Teachers name - Students name - Reason for payment - Amount After-School Care We invite you to visit the after school activity fair in the cafeteria! Morning Care 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Must Pay). (Students may be dropped off beginning at 8:00 am). Enrichment Activities begin the week of September 16th. After-Care begins at 4:00 PM.

Visit DDCES for the list of Enrichment Activities. Online Access and Payments This is a friendly reminder that payment for August is due no later than Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 6pm. A late fee of $35 will incur if payment is not made by the above date. Thank you! If you wish to donate an item to our class from the wish list, please locate the letter that is inside the folder. On the letter you will find the link that will direct you to my Wishlist. Thank you! Allergies Please let us know if your child has any allergies we should be aware of. Do you have any questions or concerns? It is going to be an AWESOME school year!

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