The Alva School Newsletter

17500 Church Ave
Issue 9: May 19, 2014
Alva, FL 33920
It’s a GREAT day at The Alva School!
The Alva School Newsletter
Congratulations to the following Spelling Bee Winners:
BIG BEE Winners K-5:
K-2: Jeshua DeJesus
(2nd grade: Patterson’s Class)
3-5: Kylee Simons (3rd grade: Elson’s Class)
Standings for Big Bee K-5!
Jeshua DeJesus
Mycayla Passmore
(2nd grade: Miss Patterson’s Class)
(2nd grade: Mrs. Iden’s Class)
Maya Johnston
(1st grade: Mrs. Swindell’s Class
Kylee Simons
(3rd grade: Elson’s Class)
Dominic Smith
(5th grade: Rainey’s Class)
Michael Haldie
(4th grade: Stoffer’s Class)
BIG BEE Winners 6-8:
Nick Roesch- 1st place
Rueben Reyes – 2nd place
Leidy Melian- 3rd place
The following students were recently recognized with a National Literacy Achievement Award from Achieve 3000 for their
literacy success. An award ceremony was held in the Lee County Public Education Center Board room on May 12, 2014.
Makenzi Lowe
Nathan Will
Michael Laird
Alexandria Patterson
Robert Duchene
Madelyn Meloy
Megan Fondell
Sarah Anderson
Colton Stewart
Congratulations also to Mrs. Debra Hagn, 7th grade Language Arts and Reading teacher for being recognized as a national
Read to Succeed educator!
Mrs. Hammes and top school science fair winner, Ashlynn Brandstetter, attended the Scientists of SW Florida’s annual teacher- student recognition dinner on April 17. The speaker gave an account of
how mentoring helps both the ones receiving and giving mentoring;
and his experiences with robotic competitions with students and
teachers in Lee County.
The School Board of Lee County, Florida: ; Thomas Scott, District 5, Chairman; Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 3,
Vice Chairman; Mary Fischer, District 1; Jeanne S. Dozier, District 2; Don H. Armstrong, District 4; Nancy J. Graham,
Highlights of UPDATED Middle Level Dress Code for 2014-2015
The purpose of the Dress Code is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distractions of unsuitable dress and grooming. Students shall maintain a clean, orderly appearance at all times. The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student rests with the parent/guardian and the student. Personal appearance shall not disrupt the
educational process. A student who is dressed appropriately is demonstrating a respect for self and others, as well as contributing to a safe and orderly learning environment. The following establishes the minimum acceptable standards for student dress to be interpreted and enforced by the principal or designee. Each principal has the authority with his or her staff
and community, as permitted by School Board policy, to establish additional standards at individual schools.
Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school
Shirts must cover shoulders
No tank tops, spaghetti straps, muscle shirts, racer back tops, or sleeveless
Shirts must extend beyond waist level
Skirt, short, or dress length must touch at the knee
Pants, jeans, and shorts must be free of holes and tears and shall be worn fastened and at the waist
with no undergarments showing.
No yoga pants
A HUGE Rambler Thanks to the Following Business Partners!
Oak Park Village
Wells Fargo, Orange River Branch
Walgreens, Palm Beach Blvd.
First Bank, Palm Beach Blvd.
Dairy Queen, Palm Beach Blvd.
Go Mobile Signs!
Winn Dixie, Palm Beach Blvd.
Dunkin Donuts, Palm Beach Blvd.
Publix @ The Verandah
Riverland Nursery
HogBody’s Grill
McDonald’s, Lehigh
Rib City, Palm Beach Blvd.
Horace Mann, Brad Haley agent
Alva Market
Gulfshore Dental
Maverick Meat Processors
Pizza Hut @ The Verandah
Raiders Pizza
Riverdale Learning Academy
Zoom Thru
Produce 31
Horsin Around Deli
Lawhons Grocery and Meat
Chastain Farms
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Professionals, Inc.
Woodman of the World Life Insurance Society, Matt Grothe
Please visit our business partners
Upcoming School Events : MAY
May 19 : PTO Talent Show 6:00 pm
May 20: Volunteer Breakfast 8:00 am
PTO Talent Show 6:00 pm
May 21: Spring Intramural Awards Breakfast 7:00 am
May 22: 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 6:30 pm
May 23: Early Dismissal 12:10 pm
May 26: No School Memorial Day
May 27: Early Dismissal 12:10 pm
May 28: Early Dismissal 12:10 pm (Students Last Day)
Supply Lists for 2014-2015 will be posted on The Alva
School website soon!