Wyndham Lakes Elementary
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The Florida Department of Education’s Highest Community Involvement Award Presented to Wyndham Lakes Elementary 2011-2012
The School Board of Orange County Public Schools Salutes Wyndham Lakes Elementary School For Being a Five Star School Our SELC Area Superintendent James Lawson
School board member Rick Roach congratulates our two Read2Succeed Literacy Grant recipients, Kristin Childress and Gladys Ayala. Joe Manno entertains Rick Roach at Wyndham Lakes Elementary .
Dear Reader, I want to thank all of our staff, students, and families for working so hard to make the 2011-2012 school year successful. Thanks to your efforts, we were able to provide a positive educational experience for our Wyndham Lakes Owls. In an era of constant change in education, you kept the focus on student instruction, and in helping our students to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. This year we continued many programs that had been popular and successful in the past (Fall Festival, Movie Night, FCAT Night, Math and Science Night, and Building Better “The GENERAL” is always on duty! Readers Night). Thanks to the generous support of our Partners in Education, we also added Mother’s Day Cakes and rebuilt our gardens in back of our school. Through parent involvement, we celebrated a successful Staff Appreciation Week. In short, by combining all of our available resources, we continued to make Wyndham Lakes a place where students not only learn, but enjoy themselves doing so. As you look through this portfolio, you will see many of the programs mentioned above, as well as many others. I hope that it provides a true depiction of the environment we strive so diligently to establish here at Wyndham Lakes. I invite you to come by and visit us anytime, so you may see our Owls in action! Shreffler and WLE ‘s 1st Modern Woodsman Speech Finalists Principal Marika Irizarry Assistant Principal Robert “Bob” Shreffler
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade The best Administration and office staff in the SELC! 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Special Area / ESE Custodial Crew Cafeteria WLE Para- Professionals and Media Clerk
2011-2012 Teacher of the Year & Support Person of the Year Teacher of the Year Support Person of the Year VANESSA RIVERA ADA GARCIA Meet our outstanding TOY and SPOY!!!!!!!!! Our Staff recognizes the great classroom work that Ms. Rivera Ms. Garcia is always willing to lend a helping hand. She is performs in her Kindergarten class and as an instructor of the involved with the 5th grade celebration planning, health attendant adult ESOL classes. and front office assistant.
Wyndham Lakes Elementary located in southeast Orange County at 14360 Wyndham Lakes Boulevard. The school was developed to serve as a relief school for both Meadow Woods and Oakshire Elementary Schools. Wyndham Lakes Elementary opened its doors in August 2006. Our two story building was designed to house 727 students and to provide the latest technology to our students and staff. This will be our fourth and possibly final year as a Title I school serving kindergarten through fifth grade students. Currently there are approximately 61 % of our families are enrolled in the free or reduced program. To date, our enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year is 815 students in grades K-5. Our population is 68% Hispanic, 13% White, 13% Black, and 6% other. Our school provides a caring and supportive teaching and learning environment with a diversity of educational programs and opportunities for all children. Our school offers a variety of ESOL programs that include K-3 Bilingual classrooms, K-5 Sheltered classrooms, and Basic Instruction programs to our second language learners. We also provide services for students with special needs that include speech and language impaired, specific learning disabilities and educable mentally handicapped. This year we have a total of 62 instructional members on staff. There are (8) fifth grade classes, (7) fourth grade classes, (9) third grade classes, (8) second grade classes, (7) first grade classes, and (8) kindergarten classes. We also have (5) resource teachers, (3) ESE teachers, and (7) special area teachers to cover P.E., Art, Music, Science, and Math. 5TH GRADE CLASS OF 2012
THESE STUDENTS REPRESENT OUR FIRST “NEST” OF OWLS THAT STARTED WHEN WE OPENED IN 2006 AS KINDERGARTENERS AND WILL FINISH AS 5TH GRADE OWLS IN 2012.
Register to be a Partner in Education Each community/business/agency signs an annual, jointly developed plan of partnership activities. Our newest and renewed Partners in Education Creative Dance Academy Papa John’s Marco’s Pizza
Our Partners in Education Community/business/agency maintains an ongoing relationship with the school.
School Improvement Plan Receives Business Input Community/business/agency is involved in the development and implementation of the School Improvement Plan. Mr. Rackley and SAC members discuss new changes in FCAT scoring. Rodney Rackley, our PIE for SAC, offers his services by supporting our parents involved in our Adult English evening classes. He has participated as a guest speaker to guide them with information on the process of obtaining citizenship in the US. He has served as a dedicated SAC member for three years and wants them to understand the importance of parental involvement.
Business Partners Donate Their Resources Community/business/agency partnership supports teaching and learning through the donation of human resources and goods/services or financial resources. Papa John’s Manager , Chris Harington takes time out of his busy day to stop by and bring incentives for our students! Papa John’s has also sponsored the food for many of our events this year such as our PTA & SAC Meet and Greet! Incentives for teachers and students! Mr. Gio from World Karate teacher the students self discipline during PE as a guest speaker.
Partnership Coordinator School designates a community/business partnership coordinator. Ifedola Bryant Wyndham Lakes CRT and PIE /ADDitions Coordinator.
Partners in Education Orientation and Training School provides opportunities for community/business partners to receive orientation and training.
Partners in Education Coordinator & School Staff Trained On Effective Use of Services by Business Partners After staff receives PIE and Additions training each fall, they receive a small token of appreciation in their mailboxes for becoming a registered Additions volunteer. Ms. Bryant offers a breakout training session for new staff to be Additions and PIE trained.
Business Partner Recognition School provides recognition of community/business partners. Publix store #1101 has been one of our most generous contributing partners this year and was recognized by the district as our Outstanding 2011-2012 PIE. Store manager, Abe Gonzalez , has gone far beyond the call of duty by providing items for numerous events and even serving as a judge for the 5th grade oration contest this spring. We thank them for all they have done!
W.L.E. Family Involvement What is PTA? The PTA is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in school. PTA is a thriving child advocacy organization. The goal of PTA is to support the school, encourage parent involvement, support teachers, and organize family events. The PTA provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child and the best tools to help their children be safe, healthy, and successful—in school and in life. The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. Another advantage of joining PTA is to get connected. There's no better way to know what's happening at Wyndham Lakes Elementary.
Our Parent Organization This was our first PTA / SAC Recruitment Dinner. We appreciate all of our parents for volunteering their time to learn about PTA and SAC and join as members! End of the Year Agenda
177 Total Members!
Education Opportunities Are Offered to Families Wyndham Lakes Elementary provides 21st Century Learning through Math and Science to K-5 parents and students.
Education Opportunities Are Offered to Families Events like Muffins for Moms and FCAT Night allow parents and students to come to class and expand their knowledge about the new rigorous standards throughout grade levels. FCAT Parent / Student Information PowerPoint
Focus & Discussion Groups Are Offered to Families Our guidance counselor, Ms. Brooks makes sure that WLE incorporates several family nights and daytime events throughout the school year to our parents and students. This year we had several events which include the Ned Show which focuses on positive attitudes, better behavior and academic achievement in school. We have also had a Bully Prevention and Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Event.
Joint Parent and Student Training THIRD GRADE NEWS…… We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break. Now that the holidays are over, it is important for students to get right back to back to their school work. FCAT is only 3 months away. FCAT Night is Tuesday January 10th.Please plan to attend; we will be covering important information regarding FCAT. Please also have your child access the FCAT explorer website at least twice per week from home. Also after your child reads every night please ask them what the main idea and authors purpose of the story was. Both of these are important FCAT skills. FCAT Night 2012
Family Outreach Programs Some of our parents, teachers and staff participated in tutoring This is or classes offered by the RAFT the first program at Cypress Creek. Men’s Conferenc e ESE Summit offered througho ut the district to our male parents to attend.
More than 60% of Our Families Participate in Families Involvement Activities
Communication Techniques With Families by Teachers And School Staff Principal Shreffler sets the example when he does his Wednesday Message every week via School Messenger to our families. He then provides an open group discussion quarterly during events such as FCAT Night, Curriculum Night, Coffee with the Principal and Kindergarten Orientation. All teachers use email for one on one parent communications!
Welcome Signage Ms. Janet Rivera keeps the front office of Wyndham Lakes Elementary running smoothly and parent happy! She knows every student and parent at WLE. Parent Resources Smiling Administrators 5 STAR Conference Room Front office waiting area
School Provides Parents Policies and Best Practice Information Families are provided with the most current information regarding school policies and practices by reviewing the front of their child’s agenda. Wyndham Lakes Elementary School also keeps our parents updated through information posted on our school’s website or referring them to the most updated district information on the OCPS Parent Webpage.
“School volunteers are extra-special people who are committed to making schools the best they can be. They offer special attention and caring that can inspire students to reach for and realize their dreams.”
NEW….2012 GOLDEN SCHOOL AWARD! 2011 AWARD Wyndham Lakes Elementary has received the Golden School Award for each of the 6 years since opening in 2006.
A minimum of 80% of the school staff have participated in school-based volunteer training during the school year. Our teachers going beyond the duty day to prepare for our K-2 Building Better Reader’s Night!
School volunteer coordinator has been designated to provide leadership for the school volunteer program through recruitment, placement, training, and supervision of participants. Ifedola Bryant Curriculum Resource Teacher PIE & ADDitions Coordinator Wyndham Lakes Elementary School- "Where continuous improvement matters!" email@example.com 407-251-2347 Ext. 2263 407-251-2376 Fax Managing the volunteering system for the safety of our students and staff during events.
Total number of hours in volunteer service equals twice the number of students enrolled in the school. We made our goal for 2011-2012!!!!!
Luzeana Alfonzo-Reyes is our volunteer of the year for 2011-2012. She is a UCF intern with Mrs. Wilbur’s 5th grade class and has been ADDitions trained to help us earn our GOLDEN SCHOOL award for using the volunteer management system.
School provides recognition of volunteers.
Our school is going Green! ALL students in K-5 recycle in their classrooms. On Fridays the WLE Recycling Rangers collect the recyclables throughout the school. Our Science coach, Patti Knapp, coordinates this program to help students learn to help in keeping the earth green and teach students the concepts of reducing, reusing, and recycling. These students, along with their 1st grade reading buddy classrooms, also participated in planning and execution of creating our new school garden located in the back of the school. Their idea was to help younger school children understand why it was important to serve as examples by engaging in eco-friendly projects. The Recycle Rangers planned the design of the garden, prepared the layout, wrote numerous donation request letters to Home Depot in order for the sponsored classes to build the gardens. A portrait of our school mascot, can be view in our school lobby as one of our recyclable pieces of artwork made by our 5th grade rangers.
For our annual food drive this year, Ms. McNelis and our PE department coordinated and collected one non – perishable food items from each K-5 student. We feed were able to prepare boxes for our families in need, as well as, donate 175 lbs. of food to our local food pantry during the holiday season! K-5 students also participated in Pasta for Pennies Leukemia & Lymphoma Society School and Youth Program to raise money to find a cure!
D A R E Student of the Month Writer of the Month Citizen of the Month Perfect Attendance Art, Music, or PE Award of the Month Principal’s Honor Roll Award 2 A/B Honor Roll 0 1 2 Our WLE Owls participate in numerous professional learning communities on campus. Some of these WE MISS YOU OFFICER FRED! groups include book studies of clubs, DARE, and recognition groups for academics or behavior. Students make a choice to participate in these outstanding areas which is a great contribution to the improvement of their academics and shows ownership in taking part to contribute towards learning gains of our school! All groups have their picture takes for recognition each month to represent their grade levels. We are proud to showcase the initiative for great learning at Wyndham Lakes Elementary!
Students in grades 1st – 5th grades read and donated books in the WE GIVE BOOKS program earning our school 221 free books for our school!
Wyndham Lakes Music Club has over ninety five students involved. Ms. Depaola helps showcase our greatest talents by taking a group of 30 chorus members to volunteer their musical voices to the elderly at Springhill Living Assistance Community in May. In addition, our other musical groups perform on campus for our parents.
WLE’s 1st Modern Woodsman Oration Contest Winner! Emily Xiques This was the first year that all 177 of our 5th grade students wrote speeches on volunteering and participated in the Modern Woodsman Speech Oration Contest at our school. We had community partners judge our competition in which three became finalists. We are proud of all of our 5th graders for recognizing the importance of community service.
2011-2012 SAC Sign In Sheets and Data Form
Since our teachers use technology to communicate with our parents via email, a message like the one provided below was sent out from SAC for teachers to spread the word on how to show our parents the current 2011-2012 School Improvement Plan. Some teachers walked parents through the process during parent training events.
To understand more about SAC, Parents receive SAC orientation training provided by the district PowerPoint.
In order to ensure Parental Involvement in 2011-2012 from the beginning of the school year, SAC joined PTA in recruiting parents during the Meet the Teacher Event in August prior to the start of the school year. SAC had students sign the Academic Scholars Pledge and parents sign up to become involved in either SAC or PTA. The project was called the PTA SAC Parent Round Up. From this idea we were able to get 20 new parents signed up, seventeen of which attended the Meet and Greet Dinner. For 2012-2013, our SAC New Idea will involve SAC helping to purchase and implement the use of iPads for instruction and training to be used by our teachers, students and parents.
Student Survey Parent Survey Staff Survey
This year our teachers and our SAC members were trained on the requirements for our Parental Involvement Plan through Title I. This is the first year SAT-10 was purchased by SAC. Second grade student data results were shared with staff and SAC members.
AT WYNDHAM LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL …. EVERYONE CAN LEARN!!!!!!!
Contact us to participate in our community involvement programs Wyndham Lakes Elementary School- “Expect Success! Nothing Less!" www.wyndhamlakes.ocps.net 407-251-2347 Art Template Provided By 407-251-2376 Fax www.animationfactory.com Five Star Template Created by Ifedola Bryant and Stacy Figueroa.
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