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November 21, 2014

Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores Doctors Note
There will be no Doctors Note next Friday, November 28th. Have a happy and restful Thanksgiving.
                November 21, 2014
School News
Come out for a fun night at a hip new spot, support our new baseball team, and meet the new coach!
Enjoy Peruvian/Japanese food, delicious beverages, a silent auction, and of course enthusiastic company at SuViche, 2751 N. Miami Avenue, Wynwood, 33127, this Saturday, November 22nd from 7 pm to 9 pm.  $65 is the minimum donation.  For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
1st Quarter Honor Roll
Students who made the 1st quarter honor roll were treated to a celebration on Friday, November 14th. To view the list of students, click here.
Congratulations to all who made the list; keep up the good work. We hope to see even more on the next quarter's honor roll!
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The Class 1A Boys Finals meet was at 8:45 am and the weather in Tallahassee was sunny but cold; race time temperature was a crisp 43 degrees!  DCS Hawks ran a solid race, finishing a respectable 21st out of 24 very competitive teams.
The team was anchored by lead runner Jonathan Gill, who aimed for a top 75 finish in his second time at States. He improved from last year's 99th place to 71st place this year, with a time of 8:11 (just one second shy of his personal record.)
Second runner Tristan Cravello set a new personal record of 18:43 for his first time at states, coming in 102nd place. Tristan ran an outstanding race and has had a phenomenal season.
Third man Darwin Abreu delivered as always, coming in 119th place with a time of 19:05. Alex Pegg consistently runs a good race, and had a time of 19:26, coming in 134th. Torrian Wallace was our fifth with 20:22, and Hashbelli Neus and Kevin Moraga were only seconds behind, with 20:27 and 20:29, respectively.
Our music students made us proud
On Tuesday, November 18, at the annual Florida Charter Schools Conference in Orlando, Doctors Charter School "rocked the house." Our Hawks became songbirds, and talented students-musicians soared as hundreds of on-lookers enjoyed the evening reception like never before! 
Our very own Mr. Salvatore Vinciguerra conducted the talented student-musicians in their two-hour performance.  The orchestra, band, and chorus performed a range of pieces that showcased the array of individual and collective talent in our music program, and the performers truly impressed a reception hall full of national representatives, school leaders, and business owners supporting Independent Education and School Choice.  The musicians left campus mid-morning and returned at midnight to make the trip and share with guests how dedicated our school is to the whole child. Sleepy students and chaperones returned to school the next day true champions for increasing public knowledge of the amazing programs we offer students here at DCS.  Way to go, Mr. Vinciguerra! Well done, student-musicians, and Go Hawks!
To enjoy these talented students first-hand, plan on attending the Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 16th. It is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.


Mid-Year Assessments Schedule for December
Wednesday, Dec. 3 Thursday, Dec. 4 Monday, Dec. 8
Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra 1 Algebra 2, Algebra 1 Grade 6-11, English-Language Arts (ELA)
Regular schedule Regular schedule Extended homeroom
Pasta Night!
The Hawks Booster Club is hosting another delicious Pasta Night on Friday, November 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets are $6.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Enjoy a tasty meal and good company while benefiting our Booster Club.
Book Fair coming to DCS
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held from Tuesday, December 9th, to Friday, December 12th. This is a great opportunity for holiday shopping! We will open from 7:30 to 4:00 pm; on Thursday, December 11th, which is an early release day, we will close at 12:30.
We will also open from 6:00 to 6:30 pm on Wednesday, December 10, immediately before the PTSA meeting.
Parents who need service hours can sign up to help by going to   http://vols.pt/P2EVt6  and signing up for available shifts.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
The PTSA is collecting food and donations for needy families. We are asking the following to be dropped off in the office no later than Monday, November 24th:
Grade 6 students - stuffing or cranberry sauce
Grade 7 students - canned vegetables or gravy
Grade 8 students - potatoes or rice
Grade 9 students - dessert or cranberry sauce
Grade 10 students - potatoes, rice, or stuffing
Grade 11 students - canned vegetables or gravy
Grade 12 students - dessert or cranberry sauce
In addition, we are asking each family to donate $1 or $2 for "turkey money." This will be used to purchase turkeys to complete the meal baskets.
We need your help to make this a bountiful Thanksgiving for some families in our community!

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The next regular PTSA/Booster Club meeting is Wednesday, December 10, at 6:30 pm.
Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, December 18th, at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.
Important Dates
Friday, Nov. 21
Booster Pasta Dinner, 6:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 22
Hawks Baseball fundraiser, SuViche, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Nov. 25
Chemistry Honors Field Trip
Thursday, Nov. 27
Thanksgiving holiday; school is closed
Friday, Nov. 28
Thanksgiving recess; school is closed
Monday, Dec. 1
Algebra 1 EOCs; selected students
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Mid-Year Assessments
Thursday, Dec. 4
Mid-Year Assessments

CLP Meeting; selected students
Monday, Dec. 8
Mid-Year Assessments

Junior Ring Presentation, noon to 1:00 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 9
Chorus Field Trip

Scholastic Book Fair in Media Center, 7:30 am to 3:45 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 10
Scholastic Book Fair in Media Center, 7:30 to 3:45 pm, 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

PTSA/Booster Club Meeting, 6:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 11
Early release; noon dismissal

Scholastic Book Fair, 
7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Friday, Dec. 12
Scholastic Book Fair, 7:30 am to 3:45 pm

Senior Dress Down Day
Monday, Dec. 15
Herff-Jones Ring Orders, 11:30 am
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Herff-Jones Ring Orders, 11:30 am
Winter Concert, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 am in the conference room
Holiday Toy Drive wrapping party, 3:30 pm
Thursday, Dec. 18
Scoliosis Screening, 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Board Meeting, 5:30 pm in the Media Center
Students of the Week
Science - Kimberly Schweiger
Literature in the Media - Rachel Reines
Math  - Nikai Harris
PE - Zaria Starkes
Social Studies -Meredith Rodriguez
Music - Lynette Saleh
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