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January 23, 2015

Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores Doctors Note
                January 23, 2015
School News

Need service hours?  Evening in the Courtyard is a great opportunity to earn them! 


Volunteers are needed for decorating and set up, assisting with the silent auction, and breaking down and cleaning up after the event.


Even if you are unable to help, you may donate items.


For details about volunteering and/or donating, please visit our Volunteer Spot page by clicking on this link: http://vols.pt/a4KCch.


If you have any questions, please contact the event Chairwomen Melida Matos (347-239-6965) or Daryl Gallo (786-553-5112).



Plan on attending this memorable event!

The Click Band will be performing at Evening in the Courtyard! Buy your tickets now.                    

We are excited to announce that The Click, a popular local classic rock band (www.theclickband.com) will play at our event on Friday, February 6. Come and enjoy gourmet food, wine, and a silent auction hosted by the DCS PTSA. Tickets are $50.00 each and sponsorships are also available.

You can purchase tickets, make a donation, and/or become a sponsor by visiting the Evening in the Courtyard page of our website.
Upcoming Testing Dates - Mid-Year Assessments
Please do not schedule appointments for your student on these dates:
Wed. through  Fri., Jan. 28-30: Grade 8 Science
Wed., 1/28:   Civics
Thurs.,1/29:  Biology
Fri., 1/30:  U.S. History
Please help your student come to school on time and well-rested.
Inaugural Baseball Game - Save the Date
DCS Hawks will play their very first game ever on Saturday, February 7, at 10:30 am against Gulliver at the Miami Shores Recreation Field. Come witness history in the making!
National School Choice Week, Jan. 25-31
Next week at DCS we will join thousands of schools across the nation celebrating our freedom to choose the best type of school for our children.  Using activities aimed at raising awareness of school choice, we hope students and parents will develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of how fortunate we are to have options in addition to traditional public schools.
If your child comes home sporting a bright gold scarf, ask him/her how they happened to come by that stylish accessory! For more information, go to http://schoolchoiceweek.com
Orchid Project at DCS
Ms. Jana Caban-Klepacova's Biology classes have been participating in The Million Orchid Project, a five-year initiative at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden to re-introduce two South Florida native orchid species, the Florida butterfly orchid (encyclia tampensis) and the cowhorn orchid (cyrtopodium punctatum). Several schools are participating, each school aiming to produce an average of 3000 specimens. 
After three months in flasks, the students removed the seedlings, washed them, separated them into single plants, and planted into six new containers with a beneficial fungi substrate. Students will monitor them weekly, ensuring they have enough water, nutrients, and light. They will reach maturation at the end of a year and will then be replanted throughout South Florida.
For more information about the Project, click on this link: The Million Orchid Project.
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The next PTSA/Booster Club meeting is Wednesday, February 11, at 6:30 pm. 
Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, February 19th, at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.
Important Dates
January 27
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm in the conference room
PERT testing - selected students
January 28
Civics Mid-Year Assessment
Gr. 8 Science Mid-Year Assessment
Scoliosis screening for 6th grade students
Evening in the Courtyard Planning Meeting, 6:30 pm
January 29
Biology Mid-Year Assessment
Gr. 8 Science Mid-Year Assessment
January 30
U.S. History Mid-Year  Assessment
Gr. 8 Science Mid-Year Assessment
PTSA Denim Day
February 4
New Student Application deadline
February 5
Early Release Day - noon dismissal
February 6
Evening in the Courtyard, 7:00 pm
February 9
NJHS Field Trip
February 11
PTSA/Booster Club Meeting, 6:30 pm
February 13
PTSA Valentine's Sale
Valentine Singing Grams
World Cultures Night, 6:00 pm
February 16
President's Day Holiday; school is closed
February 17
Teacher Planning Day; no students in school
Students of the Week
Chemistry - Stherline Saint-Sume
Language Arts  - Sophonie Desroches
Math - Taylor Clayton
PE - David Leckband
Social Studies - Leidy Iglesias
Spanish - Kevin Raphael
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