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November 20, 2015

Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores Doctors Note
November 20, 2015
School News
Mid-Year Assessments continue Nov. 30 to Dec. 4
Mid-Year Assessments are coming up
Students will continue taking district assessments in ELA (English Language Arts) and Math, and Algebra 2 from November 30 - Dec. 4. 
Here is the schedule for November 30 - Dec. 4:

Monday, Nov. 30 10th grade Language Arts
Grade 6 and 7 Math (selected students)
Tuesday, Dec. 1 9th grade Language Arts
8th grade Math (selected students)
Wednesday, Dec. 2 6th grade Math
Algebra 2
Thursday, Dec. 3 6th grade Math
8th grade Math
Friday, Dec. 4 7th grade Math

Parents should not schedule appointments during those dates and should make every effort to get students to school on time.
Give Miami Day 2015
An enormous thanks to our friends, families, and community members who rallied to donate $3700 on November 19, 2015.  The Miami Foundation promises organizations a percentage bonus bump based on the donations received, so our grand total will be even greater.  Thanks for helping us raise these funds in such little time, and rest assured that these monies will make a difference in our students' lives. Go Hawks!!!
More accolades for our Debate Team
On Tuesday, November 17, DCS students competed in an "after school" debate tournament at American High School. The Hawks debate team faced off against middle school and high school students from throughout Miami-Dade County.  In the end, our team walked away with trophies in three categories. Ayhan Aksu won third place in Spar Debate, Jasmine Boulin came in with a third place finish in Dramatic Interpretations, and Nate Birdsong finished first in Declamation.
Not bad for our second competition!
Middle School Field Day
On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, middle school students will be participating in a competitive DCS Field Day. Homerooms in sixth through eighth grade will compete through successive athletic challenges.  The morning will feature traditional competitive team sports wherein the students will test their skills at volleyball, basketball, and flag football; the afternoon will test their limits with a one-mile run, 50-yard relay, and tug-of-war. The day promises to be fun, energized, and spirited. The students must wear their PE shorts and team color shirt (if they do not have the color needed they are free to wear their PE t-shirt).  Students should consider wearing hats and sunscreen if necessary.  Plenty of water will be provided throughout the day and our nurse will be available in the infirmary in the event of a sports-related injury.
Sports Program Fundraiser - Save the Date
On December 13, 2015, Fly Wheel of North Miami is teaming up with DCS top provide a fundraising opportunity.  Individuals interested in joining various spin classes can help our sports program out and get in shape at the same time. Stay tuned for more information soon.
Help our chorus bring holiday cheer to members of our community
Each year our chorus spends the day visiting hospitals and nursing homes, entertaining the patients and residents with the sounds of the season. On December 8th, they will perform at North Shore Medical Center, and various nursing homes and nursery schools.
Our annual Toy Drive begins December 1st. Service hours will be awarded; please bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in the following age ranges:
Under age 5
Age 5 - 9    
                                Age 10 and up
Put a tag on the toy with your student's name on it so he/she can receive credit.

Help us continue our tradition of making the holidays a little brighter for our less fortunate young community members. 
Get to know your child's school, make a difference, and become involved; join the DCS PTSA.  Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held on December 9.
Next Board Meeting: 
Regular meeting: Thursday, December 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
There will be a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, December 3, at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center


Important Dates

Monday, Nov. 23
Meeting regarding DCS rent negotiation with Miami Shores Village, 10:00 a.m., Village Hall conference room
Tuesday, Nov. 24
Middle School Field Day
Wednesday, Nov. 25
Teacher Planning Day
Thursday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, Nov. 27
Thanksgiving Recess
Monday, Nov. 30
Mid-Year Assessments
Algebra 1 EOC (selected students)
Tuesday, Dec. 1
Mid-Year Assessments
Algebra 1 EOC (selected students)
Village Council Outreach Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 2
Mid-Year Assessments
Personnel Committee Meeting, 3:00 p.m.
Strategic Planning Committee, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 3
Mid-Year Assessments
FIU Field Trip
Special Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4
Mid-Year Assessments
Music Field Trip to Arsht Center
Monday, Dec. 7
Field Trip to University of Miami
MYA Make-ups
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Chorus Singing Tour
Wednesday, Dec. 9
PTSA/Booster Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Students of the Week
Reading - Riley Frame
Foundations of Web Design - Sheryl Voltaire
Comprehensive Science 1 AdvancedDonovan Perry
Social Studies -Zeyris Rodoli-Contrer
Spanish - Ashly Major
PE - Elias Rangel-Ballerini

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