Monday, June 30, 2008

New Regions

By clicking here, you can access the new websites for our four (North, North Central, South and South Central) regions.  The site was still a bit under construction at the time of this post but you can at least attain the contact information and list of schools.

Friday, June 27, 2008

IPEGS Training

Parkway Elementary School will be hosting the two-day, IPEGS Training for interested instructional staff on Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12. Ms. Fogelson will provide more information about registration.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Senate Panel Votes to Kill Funds for 'Reading First'

Source: Education Week; June 24, 2008

A Senate Appropriations subcommittee voted to eliminate all funding for the Reading First program, as part of a fiscal 2009 spending bill that would provide modest increases for other education programs.

In explaining his panel's decision to zero out the program, the panel cited the results of a preliminary federal evaluation of Reading First, released May 1, which found that the program has had no impact...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Special School Board Meeting

Please click the link to access today's Special School Board Meeting Agenda.

Special School Board Meeting Agenda

Monday, June 23, 2008

Master Schedule

While I know some grade levels have seen drafts of their tentative schedules for the 08-09 school year, note that we have since learned that there will be changes in our allocations for certain types of teachers. This will significantly impact some of the services we wanted to provide next year. Details to Come.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Free Tickets To Universal Studios

Universal Orlando Resort®, in partnership with the Florida Education Foundation, is offering ALL Florida Public School Personnel (PreK-12) the opportunity to experience TWO exciting theme parks -- Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure®... FREE!

For more information, click here

Friday, June 20, 2008

School Lunches To Increase

The price of full-price school lunches will increase by 50 cents.

The measure was intended to help offset the rising price of food. It will not apply to free or reduced-price lunch, district officials said.

Student lunches will now cost $2.25 in elementary schools and $2.50 in secondary schools.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Saxon Training

The Opening of School Saxon Math Training for our grade 1 and 2 teachers will take place on Friday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m. in our media center. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Scott.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Free Tutoring Program

Registration for Miami-Dade Public Library System SMART (Science Math and Reading Tutoring) program is taking place at all branches through July 7. The program will begin Oct. 4 and end on May 16, 2009.
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

School Board Agenda

Here is this month's school board agenda.

School Board Agenda

Monday, June 09, 2008

FINS Friday

We are happy to announce that Parkway Elementary School was selected as a participant in the Miami Dolphins Fins Friday Program. The mascot (TD) and other members from the Dolphins Organization will be at our school on Friday, October 17. Details To Come

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Crist may expand Florida's online education

Thousands of public-school children across the state may soon be able to go to class without leaving their homes under a far-reaching measure that is now sitting on the desk of Gov. Charlie Crist.

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Gov. Crist Signs New Tougher P.E. Bill

Gov. Charlie Crist has signed a bill requiring Florida elementary schools provide 30 minutes of continuous exercise daily for their students.