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Wedgefield School News – August 2017

Facts about the school:
Office Hours: 7:30-4:30 Student hours: 8:45-3:00 (except Wednesday 8:45-2:00)
School colors: Navy Blue and Silver
School Mascot: Rockets
School Website: https://wedgefieldk8.ocps.net/ Like our new Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/WedgefieldSchool
School Supply Lists can be found on our school website: https://wedgefieldk8.ocps.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=83882&pageId=681684

Important dates to remember: (more to come)
August 10 – Pre K – 8 Meet your Teacher from 4:00 – 6:30 pm.
August 14 – First Day of School September – TBD

Staff and Faculty News! We had a few Administrative changes and have hired a few new faces to fill in some vacancies that occurred over the summer.
Principal – Natalie Stevens
Assistant Principal – Steve Soubasis
Dean – Roxann Robinson Taylor
Guidance – Audra Gefter & Sharon Henry
K-5 Art Teacher – Kristin Johnson
Teachers – Chris Crisona, Noemi Rivera, Brittney Dubas, Susan Lampman, and Stephanie Shepard.
New Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Board:
Alice Batista – President
Sherry Loiselle – Vice President
Nicole Rocha – Treasurer
Sandy Reber-Matay – Recording Secretary
Tammy Sears – Corresponding Secretary

We need to reach 100% participation this year!
Please help us to reach our goal simply by joining PTSA for $5. This does not obligate you to attend any meetings or volunteer unless interested. Payment can be in cash or check made out the Wedgefield PTSA. Please send your membership dues with your student in an envelope marked for PTSA ASAP. The classes to reach 100% will win a prize!

We will continue to use the Gifted Cluster model in gr. 1-5. Embracing diversity and increasing student achievement is one of the core philosophies that our school embraces. In striving to meet the needs of our students we will serve the gifted students through a gifted cluster model. This means all students at a grade level are scheduled into classrooms in a way that balances ability and achievement levels throughout the grade level. In this structure, students are purposefully placed into classrooms with the gifted students placed into one or two classrooms depending upon class size and teacher certification. The philosophy behind this is to embed the gifted practices to dig deeper and provide opportunities for demonstrate a higher level of thinking within the scope of what they are learning.

New Student Registration is still underway!
If you need to register a Kindergarten student or any new student then please come to the office and register ASAP. Registrations can be completed Mon-Fri from 7:30-4:00. What do you need to register your students? Go to https://www.ocps.net/es/legislative/pupil/Pages/default.aspx For more information contact our registrar, Corey Soares, for more information. 321-413-2989 x 4372238 corey.soares@ocps.net VPK Registration is underway too! We are still taking certificates for VPK students in the afternoon class. Our morning class is filled and we only need a few more for the afternoon class. Contact our registrar, Corey Soares, 321-413-2989 x 4372238 corey.soares@ocps.net

Reduced Rate Internet Services:
If you are in need of internet then this may be for you! They are offering families that qualify a super reduced rate of $5-10 a month for internet services. Here is a link for an application. https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/u-verse-high-speed-internet/KM1094463

Before and After School Care:
Our students love Champions!!!
We will continue to partner with Champions to provide the absolute best before and after school care to our students. We work closely with Megan Bishop, Program Manager, to ensure that our before and after school program is the best in Orange County. Enrollment is now open and space is limited! If you need before and after school care for your child for the 2017-2018 school year, please enroll now to secure your spot. Here is some additional information about Champions:
• Tuition Costs:
o AM only – $18.00 per week
o PM only – $36 per week
o AM and PM – $48 per week
o There is a registration fee of $12 per child at the time of
• Hours of operation:
o AM program – 6:30 am – first bell
o PM program – Dismissal – 6:00pm
• How to enroll:
o Go to our website www.discoverchampions.com and click “enroll now” at the top of the page.
o On the next screen, you will need to select “create an account” and fill out the information on that page. Within 72 hours you will be sent a temporary password to the email address you provided to our system.
o Once you have received your temporary password, follow steps 1 and 2 again, but this time you will enter your email address as your username and the temporary password to log in. Follow instructions moving forward to complete your enrollment.
Should you need help with enrolling please call Megan Bishop, Program Manager 407-404-3863 mbishop@klcorp.com  www.discoverchampions.com