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Upcoming Events
- 3-5 Food Play
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
- 1-2 Food Play
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
School Announcements
Breakfast, Blankets, and Books!
Thank you to all the K-1 families that joined us in the library for breakfast, blankets, and books!  We hope you enjoyed reading your free book and using your new bookmark. Congratulations for the two raffle basket winners! We are looking forward to the next BBB in December, for grades 2-3.
Stem Night
Many families participated in the recent STEM Night at Sinclair sponsored by the Math Title I Teachers. Parents and students were actively engaged in many problem solving tasks for science, engineering, technology and math. There were three measurement contests; construct race a paper airplane, construct a tall tower of cards, and create a boat that could float for the longest minutes. The school Robotics Team demonstrated their programming skills. Raffle baskets were won by students from various grade levels. The slide show below highlights some of the fun. Go to the Class Page for Title I Math to view more pictures. 

50th Day Celebration
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Corbin and Mrs. Besore's class celebrate the 50th day of school with fun math and history activities throughout the day on Friday, November 13th. 
National Young Readers Day
In the past on National Young Readers Day, Sinclair has partnered with parents and businesses in our area, but this year we were fortunate to welcome military personnel for Veterans Day!  Our military guest readers were: Staff Sergeant Daniel Crouch, U.S. Army; Staff Sergeant Eric Frankwitt, U.S. Army; Staff Sergeant Michael Kasuba, U.S. Army; Sergeant Marco Hilera, USMC; EM2 William Jackson, U.S. Navy. PWC Human Rights Commissioner Mr. Eugene Brown served as the NYRD coordinator and guest reader. Other volunteer readers were Ms. Alyson Satterwhite (Gainesville District School board), Dr. Woodson (principal), Kelli Williams (Reading Specialist), Gina Centamore and Rachel Wilson (Title I Reading).  We value this opportunity because we believe reading with children is one of the most crucial things you can do for a child's future.  Seeing and hearing adults read can engage children, help them learn, and inspire them to become readers as well.  It’s important children see that reading is something that is a part of life for all people.  It’s fun and it helps us learn!                                                                                                                            
Cookie Dough Delivery Date
Please be sure to pick up your orders November 12, from 3 PM to 6 PM in the gym. If for some reason you cannot come, please make arrangements to have someone else pick it up for you. We do not have storage space available and some of the products may be temperature sensitive. Thank you for your support in making this fundraiser a success
Por favor, asegúrese de recoger sus pedidos 12 de noviembre, a 3-6pm en el Gimnasio. Si por alguna razón usted no puede venir, por favor haga arreglos para que alguien lo recoja para ti. No tenemos espacio de almacenamiento disponible y algunos de los productos puede ser sensible a la temperatura. Gracias por su apoyo en la toma de esta recaudación de fondos un éxito usted!
Donations Needed for Operation Turkey
Operation Turkey begins today at Sinclair Elementary. Students may bring in items to donate through Wednesday, November 18. The class that collects the most items will win a free pizza party!!! Suggested items are listed in the pictures below. 

Exploring Math through Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM)
Mark your calendars for a great Title I Math Event coming to Sinclair Elementary this November!
All Sinclair families are invited to join us on November 10, from 6-8 p.m., for a night of hands-on learning experiences! Come for "Exploring Math through Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM) at Sinclair. There will be fun activities, science and robotics stations, raffle prizes, and contests to challenge how you use math in the real world! Bring the whole family and work as team while you enjoy learning together. This event is open to all students grade K-6 and there is no advance registration required, but a parent MUST be present with any children attending. Want to know more?  Look for the flyers coming home in your child’s book bag or click on the “For Parents” tab at the top of this page and choose “Math—Title I”. Then scroll down to the "Files" section at the bottom of the page and check out the flyers posted in both English and Spanish. 
Be there and celebrate MATH!!!

Raffle Baskets!!!!!
November Newsletter
Check out the November Newsletter to learn about all the exciting things happening at Sinclair. The newsletter has been posted in English and Spanish. Newsletters are located under the "Newsletters" tab on the left side of the webpage. 
PTO Announcement
The whole family is invited to
Sinclair Elementary PTO's Ice Cream Social!
When: Friday, Oct. 30
Time: 6:30 - 7:30
Where: Sinclair Elementary multipurpose room
Come as you are or come in costume!

Candy treats will also be handed out.

Did we mention it's FREE!

Event is first come first serve while supplies last, one per person.

All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate.  

This is a Sponsored PTO Event Non-Profit Organization 501-c3
School Lunch Selfie Contest Winners Announced
October 12-16, 2015, the Cafeteria hosted a "School Lunch Selfie Contest." The grand prize winner was Alicia Cole, a 3rd grade student. Congratulations Alicia! To see more pictures of the runner-up winners please visit the Sinclair Cafeteria webpage. 
Principal Announcement- English & Spanish
October 27, 2015
Dear Sinclair Elementary School Parent/Guardian:
In keeping with our ongoing commitment to communicate effectively with our school community, I am writing to inform you that we briefly evacuated our building this afternoon due to a strong odor caused by an electrical issue. The Fire Department responded and after a thorough investigation, the all clear was given.
Thanks to the professionalism of staff and the cooperation of students, we experienced minimal disruption of our instructional activities. The handling of the situation is a further illustration that the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions or concerns. Your ongoing support is crucial to the continued success of students and staff at Sinclair Elementary School.
Ginny Ripperger
Acting Assistant Principal

27 de octubre de 2015

Estimados padres/tutores de Sinclair Elementary School:

De acuerdo con nuestro compromiso continuo para comunicarnos de una manera efectiva con nuestra comunidad escolar, les escribo para informarles que esta tarde evacuamos brevemente el edificio debido a un fuerte olor causado por un problema eléctrico. El Departamento de Bomberos respondió a nuestra llamada y, después de una investigación minuciosa, se dio el visto bueno de que todo estaba bien.

Gracias al profesionalismo del personal y la cooperación del alumnado, tuvimos una interrupción mínima de nuestras actividades de enseñanza. La forma en la que se manejó la situación demuestra una vez más que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y del personal continúa siendo nuestra mayor prioridad.

Por favor, no duden en comunicarse conmigo si tuvieran alguna pregunta o inquietud. El apoyo permanente que nos brindan es de vital importancia para el éxito continuo de los estudiantes y el personal de Sinclair Elementary School.


Ginny Ripperger
Subdirectora interina

New Principal at Sinclair: Dr. Sharon Woodson
September 21, 2015
Dear Sinclair Parents/Guardians:
I am honored to have been selected to serve as the Principal of Sinclair Elementary School, and will work hard to earn your trust and respect as the school moves towards this transition. My first official day will begin on September 25, 2015. My goal will be to continue providing students with a World-Class Education and a passion for learning. At Sinclair Elementary School our journey is to work together to ensure our school continues to SOAR. 
I wanted to share some information about my experiences as an educator: I have been the Assistant Principal at Sinclair Elementary School for the past six years. I have my Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership/Policy, Master’s degree in Special Education, and my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I have worked in education for over 30 years and I consider myself to be a lifelong learner. It is truly a pleasure to have developed strong relationships with parents, teachers, students, and other internal/external customers. I truly value the community support and partnership in providing an outstanding education for the students at Sinclair Elementary School. It is important that we continue to grow strong relationships that encourage students to grow to their maximum potential.
Please feel free to stop by anytime and personally introduce yourself. I am excited to meet you on October 1, 2015 during Back to School Night. I look forward to ensuring that all students are provided with a safe, nurturing environment that is conducive to learning, engaging, challenging, and filled with a wealth of learning opportunities. The school year will be filled with excitement, laughter, lots of energy, and academic success.
Sharon D. Woodson, Ed.D.
Parents as Educational Partners: PEP Class
Thursday evenings: 4 - 6 p.m. at Sinclair Library
Sinclair Elementary is committed to help parents from other countries learn about our school system. We include topics such as:
  • Understanding conferences, report cards, laws and procedures
  • Helpful parenting tips/ Academic websites
  • Practice English/ Make friends
Class is FREE/ Babysitting ages 4 and up is available for free.
First Class is Thursday, September 24, 2015. Register now!
Forms in office!    Certificate upon completion. Translation at every class.
Girls on the Run of NOVA

Registration is now open for the Sinclair Elementary Girls on the Run program. Girls in grades 3-5 are eligible to participate in this fun and exciting program. Please visit Sinclair Girls on the Run webpage for more information. 
Above and Beyond
Congratulations to our School Counselor Waltina Edwards on being the recipient of a "Above and Beyond" Award from PWCS Student Services on August 21,2015.
Community Support
The residents of Arbor Terrace delivered 29 backpacks with school supplies for the students of Sinclair Elementary. The residents have been a great supporters of the students here at Sinclair for the past five years. We are thankful and grateful for Susan Kane, Engagement Director for coordinating the backpack program with the wonderful residents at Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor.
Sinclair Elementary is now on Facebook

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