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February 5, 2016

Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores Doctors Note
              February 5, 2016
School News
The Evening in the Courtyard has been postponed. The new date is April 8, 2016. Thank you for your understanding.
Join us for an Testing Information/PTSA Meeting
Our next PTSA meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m will include FSA testing information presented by teachers from the English and Math departments.
Learn about the different types of test items your student will encounter, and discover the resources available to you and your student to prepare for upcoming testing.
Report cards were distributed to students on Thursday, February 4.
Is your student returning to DCS for the 2016-2017 school year? Please be sure to submit the Student Return Form. We must hear from all parents/guardians, even if your student is not returning.
DCS Student takes first place

For the fourth consecutive year a DCS student has been awarded first place in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay contest.  Junior Sophia Carney, sponsored by Ms. Abeer Jadallah, was awarded first place by the Biscayne Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, for her essay discussing the similarities and differences between Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World and Charles Lindbergh's first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Sophia's essay will be submitted to the next level of the competition. We congratulate Sophia and wish her luck.
Baseball Season begins tomorrow!
Don't miss the exciting season opener, a double-header against Gulliver Prep. 
Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6 at 9825 Park Drive and enjoy   our opening "ceremonies".
Here is the season schedule:
2/6 10:00am Gulliver Academy Home
 2/6  12:30pm Gulliver Academy Home
2/8 3:30pm Florida Christian Away
 2/10 4:00pm  Ransom Everglades  Away
 2/16 4:00pm  Belen Jesuit  Away
 2/20  11:30am Marathon Home
 2/20  2:00pm  Marathon  Home
 2/26  4:00pm  Ransom Everglades  Home
 3/1 3:30pm University School Home 
 3/3 3:30pm  University School Home
 3/5 11:30am Marathon Away
 3/5 2:00pm  Marathon  Away
 3/8 4:00pm  Doral Academy Prep  Away
 3/11 3:30pm Somerset Academy  Away
3/15 3:30pm Westwood Christian School Home
 3/19 10:00am Miami Country Day  Away
 3/19  12:30pm Miami Country Day  Away
 3/21 thru 3/26  SPRING RECESS  NO GAMES
4/4 3:30pm Somerset Academy Home
4/9 10:00am Belen Jesuit Home
4/9 12:30pm Belen Jesuit Home
4/13 3:30pm Palmer Trinity Home
4/20 3:30pm Sagemont Home

School Climate Surveys have been sent home
Miami-Dade County Public Schools 2015-2016 School Climate Surveys for parents were sent home with students in the following randomly selected homerooms on Monday, February 1 and should be returned by Monday, February 15:
Mr. N. Perez
Mr. Silverman
Mr. Scofield
Ms. Mennes
Ms. Downey
Ms. Cruz
Ms. Ryan
Ms. Paunovska
Mr. Munro
Mr. Washington
Rotary Club of Miami Shores donates to DCS
The Rotary Club of Miami Shores, which sponsors our Interact Club under the direction of Ms. Jeannette Borg, makes annual donations to schools in the community.  We thank them for their generous $1000 donation; Ms. Borg, pictured on the left, received our award at their annual event on January 27.
FSA/EOC practice tests begin in February
Students taking FSA and NGSSS EOC tests are required to take a practice test for every test they take this Spring. Practice tests will begin in February; please see the dates to the right to determine when your student will take the practice test/s, and be sure your student is in school on those days.
Acclaimed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat coming to Brockway
Brockway Library and the Miami Shores People of Color are hosting the appearance of Edwidge Danticat at Brockway Memorial Library on Saturday, February 20, at 11:00 a.m. This is a change from the originally scheduled date of February 13.
Author of several adult and young adult books, and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Ms. Danticat will introduce her children's book Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation, and her latest young adult novel Untwine. 
Next Board Meeting: 
Regular meeting: Thursday, February 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center. There is an Executive Committee Meeting on Wednesday, February 10, at 4:00 p.m. in the Media Center.


Important Dates

Monday, February 8
Grades 9 and10 Writing practice test
Tuesday, February 9
Grade 9 Writing practice test
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Scoliosis Screening for 6 graders
Grade 9 Writing practice test
College visit to Miami Dade College Wolfson
Board Executive Committee Meeting, 4:00 p.m.
PTSA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11
8 grade field trip to Ninja Lounge
Executive Director Search Committee meeting, 5:00 p.m.
Finance Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 12
Valentine's Serenades
Monday, Feb. 15
President's Day Holiday; school is closed
Tuesday, Feb. 16
Teacher Planning Day
Wednesday, Feb. 17
CLP Field Trip
Grade 8 Writing practice test
Thursday, Feb. 18
Grade 8 Writing practice test
Personnel Meeting, 4:00 p.m.
Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19
Grade 8 Writing Practice Test
World Culture Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Grades 6 & 7 Reading practice test
Grade 8 Math practice test
UNF visits DCS
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Grades 6 & 7 Reading practice test
Grade 8 Math practice test
Friday, Feb. 26
Grades 6 & 7 Reading practice test
Grade 8 Math practice test
African American History Showcase
Monday, Feb. 29
FSA Writing Test, grade 8
FSA Writing retakes, selected 11 grade students

Students of the Week
Language Arts - David Leckband
Comprehensive Science 1  - Julius Morano
Social Studies - Duclaison Vermeil
Music - David Pena
Digital Design - Bianca Fils-Aimes
PE - Sheila Rangel-Ballerini
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