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October 2, 2015

Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores Doctors Note
               October 2, 2015
School News
Pasta Night Tonight! Yum!
Join us tonight for a delicious pasta dinner; enjoy a tasty meal, the company of friends, and no messy kitchen to clean!  All athletes, friends, family, and community members are welcome. $8.00 is a small price to pay for an Italian meal of pasta, bread, salad, dessert, and beverage; treat yourself to a relaxing end to your week.  All proceeds benefit DCS athletics.
District Writing Pre-test October 5th
On Monday, October 5th, all students in grades 6 through 10 will take a District Writing Pre-test.  Students will test in an extended homeroom, so there will be no periods 1 and 3.
Students should come to school on time Monday morning and be prepared with lined paper and a pencil or pen.
Walk/Bike to School next Wednesday
Each year, DCS participates in International Walk to School Day. On Wednesday, October 7, DCS students will join students and community members from around the world and walk or bike to school. Breakfast foods will be provided for participants by our Green Club. 
DCS Hawks participate in SECME event
Both middle and high school students participated in the MDCPS 2015 District SECME (Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, and Enrichment) Festival and Olympiad Competition at University of Miami last weekend.
Pictured below are middle school students, from left to right:  David Leckband, Kimberly Schweiger, and Enzo Larralde (and little sister Sophia Larralde) with Superintendent Carvalho.
Used Uniform Collection Drive
Students, do you need service hours?
Are your uniforms from last year a little too small?
During the month of October, the DCS PTSA is collecting gently worn used uniforms in exchange for student volunteer hours.
Drop off your old uniforms to the office (be sure to tag each uniform with the student's name) and you will be awarded one hour of service for every 3 pieces of uniform clothing donated.
Picture Day has been changed to October 19th
Information brochures were sent home with students this week but we have rescheduled the date. The new date is Monday, October 19.  Cash (exact change only!), checks payable to HJMiami Photo, or credit cards are accepted and should be handed to the photographer when pictures are taken.
Payment may be made online in advance at hjmiamiphoto.com.  Students are required to wear school uniforms on Picture Day.
College Guidance
High school students who would like to participate in our College Tour trip scheduled for January 19 - 22, 2016, must submit a field trip form with the required deposit ($200 or $225, depending on payment plan) no later than Thursday, October 29.  Space is limited so it is important to turn in the form and deposit as soon as possible.

The tour consists of visits to Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of North Florida, and Florida Agricultural  & Mechanical University, with a final day spent at Universal Studios. The cost of $450.00 includes the bus, hotel (4 to a room), 11 meals, ticket to Universal Studios, and all tips related to these costs.

Forms and detailed information are available in the office.
College Application Day
Assistance will be available to all seniors wishing to complete college applications on Thursday, October 8, at noon. This is an early release day.
Attention Interested Students and Parents/Guardians!
The first DCS college fair will be hosted in our cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. on October 22, 2015.  Come and learn more from college and university representatives about their offerings, programs, and more.  For more information, please contact Yesenia Santiago at (305) 762-5181. Please be sure to check our website for updates.
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Sports Scoop
The girls JV and MS volleyball teams remain undefeated with wins against Miami Country Day, SLAM, Riviera Prep, Archbishop Curley Notre Dame, and Divine Savior. The Varsity team lost against HEA after a great game of 5 sets; it was an exciting game and our team made some mistakes but learned from them. They represented Doctors Charter School proudly.
On Tuesday night, both JV and Varsity girls beat one of our district rivals, Archbishop Curley. JV won 2-0 and Varsity won 3-0. Go Hawks!
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 pm. The next meeting will be held on October 14.
Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, October 15, at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.


Important Dates

Friday, Oct. 2
Athletic Booster Club Pasta Night,
6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 5 
District ELA Writing Pre-test
Field Trip Hispanic Read-in, MDC, select juniors and seniors
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Walk/Bike to Work Day
Finance Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Early Release day; noon dismissal
College Application Day, noon, Seniors
Friday, October 9
Field Trip, STEM Conference at MDC, selected students
Monday, Oct. 12
FSA ELA Writing Retakes
Tuesday, Oct. 13
FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakes
Wednesday, Oct. 14
FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakes
Finance Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
PTSA/Booster Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 15
FSA ELA Reading Retakes
Personnel Committee Meeting, 4:00 p.m.
Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center
Friday, Oct. 16
FSA  ELA Reading Retakes
Hispanic Heritage Fiesta, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 19
Picture Day
Tuesday, Oct. 20
FSA ELA Writing Retakes
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Algebra 1 NGSSS EOC Retake
Thursday, Oct. 22
FSA ELA Reading Retakes
College Fair, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., high school students
Friday, Oct. 23
FSA ELA Reading Retakes
Monday, Oct. 26
Ad Hoc Village Council Outreach Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m.

Students of the Week
Spanish - Otniel Delgado-Perez
Language Arts - Krystal Martinez-Colon
P.E. - Mani Vittini
Social Studies -Christina Riley
Science - Sheila Rangel-Ballerini
Pre-Algebra - Toyin Marable
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