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Neighborhood and Quality of Life Committee Join the webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81069889534 Or Dial 929-205-6099 or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

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Commissioner Micky Steinberg, Chair Commissioner Steven Meiner, Vice-Chair Commissioner Michael G ngora, Member Commissioner David Richardson,

Alternate

Eric Carpenter, Liaison Christina Baguer, Support Staff

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OLD BUSINESS

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1. DISCUSSION REGARDING DEVELOPING A REAL ESTATE MARKETING KIT/MATERIAL ABOUT WHAT MAKES MIAMI BEACH FEEDER PATTERN PUBLIC SCHOOLS GREAT . October

30, 2019 - C4 I Commissioner G ngora Organizational Development Performance Initiatives
Tagged Interests: market, development, beach, performance, Development, and education

2. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE NORTH BEACH REGIONAL PARKING PLAN RECOMMENDATIONS October 30, 2019 - C4 F Commissioner Samuelian Parking

Tagged Interests: beach and parking

NEW BUSINESS

Tagged Interests: business and economic development

3. DISCUSSION REGARDING PEAFOWL POPULATION AND RELOCATING PEACOCKS WITHIN THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH. March 18, 2020 - C4I and C4J Commissioner Meiner/

Commissioner Arriola Property Management
Tagged Interests: beach and property

4. DISCUSSION REGARDING REVIEWING UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST QUALIFICATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH. March 18, 2020 - C4 F Commissioner G

ngora Planning
Tagged Interests: planning and beach

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DEFERRED ITEMS

5. DISCUSSION REGARDING HOW TO CREATE MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN MIAMI BEACH. January 15, 2020 C4 E Commissioner Gongora HOUSING COMMUNITY SERVICES

Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC meeting.
Tagged Interests: beach, services, and housing

6. DISCUSSION REGARDING CRIME IN MIAMI BEACH - UPDATE February 14, 2018 - R9 X Commissioner Gongora Police Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC

meeting.
Tagged Interests: public safety, beach, and crime

7. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE MIAMI BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT'S ENHANCED PUBLIC SAFETY CITIZEN VOLUNTEER INITIATIVE January 15, 2020 - C4G Commissioner

Meiner Police Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC meeting.
Tagged Interests: public safety, beach, and volunteer

8. DISCUSSION REGARDING CITYWIDE CLEANLINESS Public Works

Tagged Interests: Public Works and public works

Public Works Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC meeting.

Tagged Interests: Public Works and public works

9. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE POSSIBILITY OF STARTING A PILOT PADDLEBOARD RENTAL PROGRAM AT PARKVIEW PARK ANNEX AND/OR PINE TREE PARK KAYAK LAUNCHES.

March 18, 2020 - C4 G Mayor Dan Gelber Parks and Recreation Department Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC meeting.
Tagged Interests: payment in lieu of taxes, program, parks, trees, boating, rental, annexation, and recreation

10. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE INTEREST OF THE COMMISSION IN OPERATING ELECTRIC SCOOTERS AT ALL AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A FUTURE PILOT PROGRAM. July 25,

2018 - R9 V Commissioner G ngora Transportation Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC meeting.
Tagged Interests: payment in lieu of taxes, boards and commissions, transportation, program, and electric

11. DISCUSSION REGARDING MOTIONS PASSED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES BOARD ON OCTOBER 2, 2019. October 30, 2019 - C4 E Commissioner

Samuelian Parks and Recreation Department Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC meeting.
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, parks, and recreation

12. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE MOTIONS CONCERNING FUMIGATION. September 11, 2019 - C4 H

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Commissioner Samuelian Public Works Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC meeting.

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13. DISCUSSION REGARDING CLEANLINESS IN MIAMI BEACH. January 16, 2019 - C4 S Commissioner G ngora Public Works Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020

NQLC meeting.
Tagged Interests: beach, Public Works, and public works

14. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE OCTOBER 29, 2019 ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE MOTIONS REGARDING ANIMAL ADOPTION EVENT, ANIMAL LIAISON, AND CODE COMPLIANCE

EVIDENCE. March 18, 2020 - C4 E Commissioner's Gongora and Samuelian Public Works Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC meeting.
Tagged Interests: events, Public Works, public works, and compliance

15. DISCUSSION REGARDING LIGHTING IN LUMMUS PARK AND MARINE TURTLE PROTECTION. March 18, 2020 - C4 H

Tagged Interests: parks

Environment and Sustainability Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC meeting.

Tagged Interests: Conservation, environment, and sustainability

16. DISCUSSION REGARDING NORMANDY SHORES GATE DISTRICT. March 18, 2020 - C4 A

Property Management Status: Deferred to the July 15, 2020 NQLC meeting.

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17. DISCUSSION REGARDING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ON THE BEACHWALK December 11, 2019 - C4G Commissioner Micky Steinberg TRANSPORTATION MOBILITY Status:

Deferred to the September 23, 2020 NQLC meeting.
Tagged Interests: transportation and Pedestrian

18. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE TOPS PROGRAM: OFF DUTY POLICE. October 30, 2019 - C4G Commissioner Samuelian Police Status:

Deferred to the September 23, 2020 NQLC meeting.
Tagged Interests: public safety and program

19. DISCUSSION REGARDING ESTABLISHING A FAST PASS TRACK FOR SMALL BUSINESSES FOR THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT PERMIT PROCESS. February 12, 2020 - C4K

Commissioner Gongora Building Status: Workshop to be held, date pending COVID-19 restrictions.
Tagged Interests: coronavirus, Homebuilder, business, and small business

20. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT'S PERMITTING PROCESS INCLUDING WALK-IN CUSTOMERS AND THE TIMELINE TO OBTAIN PERMITS. January 15,

2020 - R9 Y
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Commissioner Steinberg Building Status: Workshop to be held, date pending COVID-19 restrictions.

Tagged Interests: coronavirus and Homebuilder

21. DISCUSSION REGARDING AN UPDATE ON THE ELECTRONIC PLANS FILING FOR PERMITTING PURPOSES. February 12, 2020 - C4M Commisioner G ngora Building

Status: Workshop to be held, date pending COVID-19 restrictions.
Tagged Interests: coronavirus and Homebuilder

22. DISCUSSION REGARDING COMMEMORATING MR. IRVING KARP WITH A PLAQUE ON SIXTH STREET. January 15, 2020 - C4 J Commissioner Steinberg Parks and

Recreation Department Status: Deferred pending the Parks Department meeting with business owner for permission to install the plaque.
Tagged Interests: business, streets, parks, and recreation

23. DISCUSSION TO CONSIDER CONCEPTS FOR THE NORTH BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY. December 12, 2018 - C4 Q

Tagged Interests: beach, parks, and neighborhood

Transportation Status: Deferred pending completion of traffic study.

Tagged Interests: transportation and traffic

24. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF EXTRANEOUS AND POTENTIALLY OUTDATED LEGISLATION IN MIAMI BEACH. July 25, 2018 - C4 E Commissioner

G ngora Office of the City Attorney Status: Deferred pending recommendations from each department. City attorney to bring back comprehensive multi-department recommendation to NCAC meeting when ready.
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OLD BUSINESS 1.

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COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM TO: Neighborhood and Quality of Life Committee Members

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FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager

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DATE: June 17, 2020

SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING DEVELOPING A REAL ESTATE MARKETING KIT/MATERIAL ABOUT WHAT MAKES MIAMI BEACH FEEDER PATTERN PUBLIC SCHOOLS GREAT .

Tagged Interests: market, beach, and education

ANALYSIS Draft Educational Brochure attached for review and discussion. Nominal edits provided by Committee for Quality Education on May 26, 2020 to

be incorporated by Communications and Marketing Department. Final draft should be available in July 2020 to share with the community as requested.
Tagged Interests: market, communications, education, and Communications

CONCLUSION: Administration is seeking direction regarding marketing material to be used by applicable entities to support promotion of the City of

Miami Beach a great place for public school K-12 education.
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Is this a Residents Right to Know item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14?

Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?

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No No

Strategic Connection Prosperity - Be known for (K-12) educational excellence.

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ATTACHMENTS: Description Type CMB Educational Brochure Memo Pinecrest Brochure Other

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The City of Miami Beach has a long history of supporting its six public schools three elementary, one K-8, a middle school and high school. All of

these are traditional neighborhood public schools with children attending classes with their friends and neighbors.
Tagged Interests: beach, education, history, and neighborhood

Miami Beach s strong property values are supported by the excellence of its public schools, which serves as a foundation for its family-friendly

community. As such, the city has funded and implemented several educational enhancements that increase programming for its children many of which are unique to Miami Beach, and not available anywhere else in the State of Florida including the world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) program from K-12. Attainment of the IB diploma allows youth to earn up to 45 college credits upon graduation, resulting in substantial savings of time and money for Miami Beach families. The City funded STEAM Plus initiative infuses cultural arts programming during the school day in partnership with Miami Beach cultural partners expanding access and exposure to the arts.
Tagged Interests: arts, beach, program, STEM, property, university, education, foundation, graduation, and youth

While the urban-island s schools are also known for their strong gifted programs and extensive advanced placement courses, there are several unique

city infused enhancements that provide access to additional rigor and enrichment so that all youth can develop to their full potential. All programs provided by the city are available for free to every child.
Tagged Interests: program, education, and youth

There is also strong parental and youth involvement through the city s Committee for Quality Education and Youth Commission that meet regularly to

provide support and insight to the city s public schools educational compact to facilitate creative approaches to working together.
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, education, and youth

Part of the city s mission is to ensure K-12 educational excellence is more than a goal. The City of Miami Beach is committed to ensuring all public

schools are not only an outstanding option, but the very best option within this vibrant community.
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MIAMIBEACH

The City of Miami Beach is Committed to Investing in its Youth Offering a Plethora of Programs to Fuel their Academic Success

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Explore Educational Enhancements

FREE college classes (dual enrollment) while at Miami Beach Senior High (MBSH) and Miami Beach Nautilus Middle School (MBNMS) during the school day

saves families thousands of dollars each year. The City of Miami Beach funds ALL dual enrollment classes at MBSH and MBNMS with stellar results.
Tagged Interests: funding, beach, university, education, and enrollment

280 increase in number of classes from partnership inception (2016 to 2020) 2,742 youth participants since program inception 2,017,148.22 monetary

savings to families
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FREE afterschool enrichment activities including science, technology, and the arts at Miami Beach Fienberg Fisher K-8, Biscayne Beach Elementary and

Miami Beach Senior High School.
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2019-20 afterschool youth enrollment: 758 65.9 increase (enrollment compared to 2018-19) Miami Beach Fienberg Fisher K-8: 439 youth participants

Biscayne Beach Elementary: 301 youth participants Miami Beach Senior High School: 18 youth participants (Rock Ensemble)
Tagged Interests: beach, education, youth, and enrollment

Peace of mind is available at all Miami Beach public schools with city-funded mental health providers available onsite to ensure the mental wellbeing

of all our children
Tagged Interests: health, beach, education, and mental health

2,105 youth served in 2018-19 49 increase in youth served from prior year 5,426 psychosocial services provided in 2018-19 65 increase from prior year

for psychosocial services
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Free support for all youth in math and reading during the school day at all Miami Beach public schools with city funded interventionists

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Number of hours reading intervention services: 828 Average percent of student reading improvement: 23 Number of hours math intervention services: 493

Average percent of student math improvement: 2
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Free proven college admission preparation programs available to all MBSH youth funded by the city with substantial improvement for participants

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451 high school youth utilizing program 7,636 PSAT/SAT activities completed by youth 12,966 ACT activities completed by youth

Tagged Interests: college prep, program, education, and youth

Cultural enrichment all year long at all Miami Beach public schools ensuring ARTS enrichment programming through the city s STEAM Plus Initiative

Tagged Interests: arts, beach, STEM, and education

2,180 students participated last year with expected 4,000 in current school year 683 hours of instruction from cultural partners 229 visits to

schools 12 cultural partners compared to 6 in prior school year
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Miami Beach is a No Place for Hate community through a robust and healthy partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ensuring the eradication

of bullying in our schools
Tagged Interests: beach, education, and bullying

All 8 public schools in Miami Beach feeder pattern implement the ADL No Place for Hate program All 8 schools will earn the No Place for Hate

designation City earns prestigious Community of Respect designation 8,500 youth participating each school year
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Partnerships underway Frost Science community events, including Night Sky Stargazing and Drone Zone Frost Science in-school programs such as Egg Drop

Engineering and Portable Planetarium Flu vaccine partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Borinquen Medical and The Children s Trust that provided free flu shots in all of the city s public schools Little Kids Rock partnership to expand music education and access to instruments across all Miami Beach public schools ACT/SAT mock testing for all high school youth residents
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Programs under discussion Early childcare VPK expansion STEAM expansion

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Miami-Dade County Public School Listing

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Miami Beach Senior High School 2231 Prairie Avenue

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Miami Beach Nautilus Middle School 4301 N Michigan Avenue

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Miami Beach Fienberg Fisher K-8 1420 Washington Avenue

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Biscayne Beach Elementary 800 77 Street

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Miami Beach South Pointe Elementary 1050 4 Street

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North Beach Elementary 4100 Prairie Avenue

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National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Schools of Excellence

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Miami Beach Senior High School

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Miami Beach Nautilus Middle School

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STAY CLOSE. GO FAR

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBL IC SCHOOLS I N P I N E C R E S T Pre -K indergar ten th rough Grade 12

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2017-2018

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WELCOME TO PINECREST S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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Pinecrest s strong property values are supported by the excellence of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) located in our Village and are the

very foundation of our family-friendly community. I encourage our residents with school-age children to take a close look at our neighborhood public schools as you evaluate your many fine educational options. I did, and I found Pinecrest s public schools were the best choice for my own children s education. They truly offer excellence in our own backyard.
Tagged Interests: property, education, foundation, and neighborhood

In Pinecrest, our five MDCPS public schools (three elementary schools, a middle and high school) are traditional neighborhood public schools.

Children go to school with their friends and neighbors. Close proximity facilitates play-dates, projects and participation in after school clubs and sports that are just a short drive or walk away. While our schools are known for their strong gifted programs and extensive advanced placement courses, there are appropriate academic options of varying rigor, depth and variety at every level, including special needs, so all students can develop to their full potential.
Tagged Interests: program, education, sports, students, and neighborhood

What s more, there is continuity of curriculum from elementary through high school. This is particularly useful in foreign languages and STEM/STEAM,

where students can start early in an area of interest and follow it through graduation. At the same time, they are not restricted to the rigid curriculum constraints of magnet schools. Our students are free to explore a myriad of electives including performing and visual arts, music, business/ entrepreneurship, computer, environmental and other sciences, new and traditional media and more. A full range of clubs, honor societies and teams complement classroom subjects so children can follow their passions, or find new ones as interests evolve.
Tagged Interests: business, arts, STEM, environment, curriculum, education, graduation, magnet schools, entrepreneurship, and students

Village students regularly compete in and win academic, arts and sports competitions locally and nationally starting in the elementary schools. Field

trip opportunities abound, including international experiences.
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Strong parental involvement enriches our schools with impressive additional resources. The five PTA/PTSAs collectively raise nearly 1 million

annually, and contribute thousands of volunteer hours that add substantial services, staffing and programming. The Village provides additional layers of support via a 10,000 yearly grant to each school s PTSA, an Educational Advisory Council that meets regularly to bring parents, principals and school district representatives together, and an educational compact with the MDCPS district to facilitate creative approaches to working together.
Tagged Interests: grant, council, services, education, human resources, volunteer, and parents

Stay Close, Go Far is more than a slogan. Palmetto Senior High School s stellar college placements and storied alumni provide proof positive that

Pinecrest s public schools are an outstanding choice.
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Sincerely, Joseph M. Corradino Mayor, Village of Pinecrest

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GET TO KNOW US SCHOOL DIRECTORY

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PINECREST ELEMENTARY Principal: Lynn Zaldua 10250 SW 57th Avenue Pinecrest, FL 33156 305.667.5579 http://pinecrest.dadeschools.net FB:

pinecrestelementaryschoolofficial
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PTA President: Macarena Jones macarena.jones@gmail.com www.pinecrestpta.com FB: Pinecrest Elementary School PTA

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PALMETTO ELEMENTARY Principal: Eric Torres 12401 SW 74th Avenue Pinecrest, FL 33156 305.238.4306 http://palmettoelem.net/

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PTA President: Nancy Levy lopezlevy@hotmail.com www.palmettopta.org FB: Palmetto Elementary School PTA

Tagged Interests: education

HOWARD DRIVE ELEMENTARY Principal: Deanna Dalby 7750 SW 136th Street Palmetto Bay, FL 33156 305.235.1412 http://howarddrive.dadeschools.net

Tagged Interests: streets and education

PTA President: Laura Metka lauracmetka@hotmail.com www.howarddrivepta.org FB: Howard Drive Elementary PTA

Tagged Interests: education

PALMETTO MIDDLE SCHOOL Principal: Jesus Gonzalez 7351 SW 128th Street Pinecrest, FL 33156 305.238.3911 http://palmettomiddle.com

Tagged Interests: streets and education

PTSA President: Katie Abbott katielabbott@comcast.net FB: Palmetto Middle School PTSA www.pmsptsa.org

Tagged Interests: Telecommunications, telecommunications, education, and Comcast

MIAMI PALMETTO SENIOR HIGH Principal: Victoria Dobbs 7460 SW 118th Street Pinecrest, FL 33156 305.235.1360 http://palmettopanthers.org/

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PTSA President: Linda Dwyer lindadwyerfl@gmail.com www.palmettohighptsa.org FB: Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA

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SCHOOL TOUR DATES 2017-2018

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PINECREST ELEMENTARY 8:45 a.m.

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November 28, 2017 January 30, 2018 February 13, 2018

March 6, 2018 May 22, 2018

PALMETTO ELEMENTARY 10:00 a.m.

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November 17, 2017 January 26, 2018 February 23, 2018 March 16, 2018 April 27, 2018

HOWARD DRIVE 9:00 a.m.

November 3, 2017 January 12, 2018 February 2, 2018 March 2, 2018 April 6, 2018 May 4, 2018

PALMETTO MIDDLE SCHOOL 9:15 a.m.

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November 20, 2017 January 22, 2018 February 20, 2018 March 19, 2018 April 16, 2018 May 21, 2018

MIAMI PALMETTO SENIOR HIGH 8:00 a.m.

November 14, 2017 November 28, 2017 December 12, 2017

BEFORE AND AFTER CARE

All three elementary schools offer on-site before school

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care beginning at 7:00 a.m., and after school care until 6:00 p.m. for Pre-K to 5th grade. After care includes

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homework assistance, athletics, computer time

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and, arts crafts.

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www.palmettohighalumni.org FB: Miami Palmetto High

School Alumni Association

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MIAMI PALMETTO SENIOR

HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI

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ASSOCIATION

*Dates are subject to change

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FROM YOUR PTA/PTSA PRESIDENTS: STELLAR SCHOOLS TAKE A VILLAGE

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A warm welcome from the Village of Pinecrest Public Schools Parent Teacher Association presidents Each of our five schools has a PTA or PTSA;

secondary schools add the letter S to represent student participation.
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As part of the nation s largest volunteer child advocacy organizations, Pinecrest s exceptional PTAs mobilize parents and community members to add

substantial funding, programs and services to our schools. Please join and support your PTA. No matter what time, talent or financial resources you can offer, we have a role for you. As a bonus, PTA fosters connections to your child s school life and provides a network of friendly neighborhood parents.
Tagged Interests: funding, finance, services, program, education, volunteer, neighborhood, and parents

Fundraising is a major focus (Village PTAs raise over 1 million annually), but more importantly, we provide thousands of volunteer hours that run

carnivals to college fairs to copy machines. Forget stereotypes - all our PTAs are registered 501(3)(c) non-profit organizations run by highly professional boards and volunteers. It is noteworthy that we have numerous local business and alumni sponsors.
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Please join us

Since Miami-Dade is the country s 4th largest school district in the nation, there are tremendous resources and programs available. The array of

choices can be confusing, so the following program descriptions will help you understand the educational options your child has in our Village. If you need additional information, please contact your local PTA president or school representative.
Tagged Interests: program and education

See you at a PTA meeting soon.

Macarena Jones Pinecrest Elementary PTA

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Nancy Levy Palmetto Elementary PTA

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Laura Metka Howard Drive PTA

Katie Abbott Palmetto Middle School PTSA

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Linda Dwyer Miami Palmetto Senior High PTSA

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Cambridge Primary Program: Program offers elementary students academic rigor in English, Mathematics and Science and a global focus that promotes

cultural sensitivity with a flexible curriculum encouraging critical thinking skills. (Howard Drive Elementary, Palmetto Elementary)
Tagged Interests: program, curriculum, education, and students

Cambridge Academy: Focusing on mathematics, science and language arts, the Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum follows a rigorous approach to

inquiry-based learning. The strategies, skills and rigor of the Secondary 1 program is fundamental in preparing students for Advanced Placement courses in high school. (Palmetto Middle School)
Tagged Interests: arts, program, curriculum, education, and students

Challenge (Gifted) Program: Students that meet intellectually gifted criteria are eligible for an academically accelerated language arts,

mathematics, science and/or social studies program. (All five schools)
Tagged Interests: arts, program, curriculum, education, and students

Extended Foreign Language Program (EFL): Program offers dual language (English and Spanish) education. (Howard Drive Elementary, Palmetto Elementary,

Pinecrest Elementary)
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Forensic Science Academy: Students explore different modalities of forensic investigation through hands-on experiences as they relate to the

application of scientific studies and physical evidence. (Palmetto Middle School and Miami Palmetto High School)
Tagged Interests: education and students

Special Education Program (SPED): Both the inclusion model and resource model are offered in Grades K-5. The delivery model is decided based upon the

students needs as determined by their Individualized Education Plan. (All five schools)
Tagged Interests: program, education, special education, and students

LEAP Learning Experiences: Alternative half-day Pre-K program for students with autism. (Palmetto Elementary)

Tagged Interests: special needs individual, program, education, and students

Role Model Program: A full-day Pre-K program for children with varying disabilities. (Palmetto Elementary)

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STEAM Designation: Program focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math taught through cooperative, collaborative, creative lessons that

promote academic rigor and emphasize critical thinking skills with inquiry-based learning. (Palmetto, Pinecrest Elementary and Palmetto Middle schools)
Tagged Interests: arts, program, STEM, Technology, technology, and education

World Language Program: Students are presented opportunities to listen, speak, read, and write in various languages including Spanish (all schools),

French (Miami Palmetto Senior, Palmetto Middle), Mandarin Chinese (Miami Palmetto Senior, Palmetto Middle, Pinecrest Elementary), Italian (Miami Palmetto Senior), Japanese (Miami Palmetto Senior)
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

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Academic Programs In addition to a robust general curriculum, Pinecrest Elementary offers the following signature programs:

Tagged Interests: program, curriculum, and education

Full Time Challenge (Gifted) * Extended Foreign Language Program (EFL) Special Education (SPED)* Mandarin Chinese Program *Requires eligibility

Tagged Interests: program, education, and special education

Accolades STEAM Designation County recognition Five Star School Award - State recognition for

Tagged Interests: recognition, STEM, and education

exemplary community involvement Golden Apple School Award - National teaching

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excellence Silver Award Fairchild Challenge - Environmental

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science competition Spirit of Service Learning Award - Dream in Green 1st Place La Plume Young Writer s Contest Bilingual Education and World

Languages
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Contest Winner Miami-Dade County Youth Fair Winners:

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Orchestra, Spanish Poetry Interpretation District Winner: Reflex Math Challenge, MyON

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Reading Challenge, Univision Un Maestro Especial, 1st Place History Bee

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Clubs More than 18 clubs, including Music, Drama, Science, Coding, Lego Robotics, Cooking, Art, Baseball Math and Safety Patrol

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Extras Music and Drama Performances STEAM Showcase Night Books and Bagels with Dad Family FunFest Carnival and Silent Auction Italian Night Saturday

Garden Days Seacamp Overnight Field Trip (5th) Lunch Bunch (K-2) Principal s Honor Roll Breakfasts
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PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Pre-K through Grade 5

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PALMETTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Academic Programs In addition to a robust general curriculum, Palmetto Elementary offers the following signature programs:

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Full Time Gifted* Cambridge Program LEAP (Learning Experiences An Alternative

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Program for Preschoolers and Parents) and Role Model*

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Extended Foreign Language Program (EFL) *Requires eligibility

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Clubs Palmetto Elementary offers more than a dozen clubs, including Lego Robotics, Newspaper, Geography, Palmetto Earth Program, Art, Safety Patrol

and more.
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Accolades STEAM Designation - County Recognition PTA National School of Excellence PTA/PTSA Dade County Council Awards -

Tagged Interests: recognition, council, STEM, and education

Environmental, Leaders of Tomorrow, Spirit of PTA, and Grandparents

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Golden Shovel Award - Palmetto Earth Program - State Recognition: Selected by Florida Department of Agriculture as the top primary division winner in

garden category
Tagged Interests: recognition, agriculture, and program

National Cheerleading Championship - National Recognition

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Music Program Music USA State Festival Jazz Combo Instrumental Grand Champions, Drumline 1st place Superior, Concert Band 1st Place Superior, Chorus

1st Place Excellent rating, and Orchestra 1st Place Excellent rating
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Extras Field trips and extras: Key Biscayne Nature Center and Shark Valley, Rock Odyssey, Cooking Academy, Palmetto Pals, Math Night, Character Day,

Science Night, Winter Social/Live Auction, Career Day, Musical Concerts, Movie Night, FunFest Carnival, Talent Shows.
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Pre-K through Grade 5

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HOWARD DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Academic Programs

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In addition to a robust general curriculum, Howard Drive Elementary offers the following signature programs:

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Cambridge Primary Full-Time Gifted* Extended Foreign Language (EFL) Program World Language Program Special Education Programs* *Requires eligibility

Tagged Interests: program, education, and special education

Clubs More than 15 clubs, including Math Superstars, Broadcasting Production, Art, Dance, Safety Patrol, Recycling Club, Running Club, 5000 Role

Models and more.
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Extras

Field trips and events: Zoo Miami, Water Ventures Mobile Lab, Biscayne National Park, Port of Miami and Animal Kingdom, Family Fun Fair, Curriculum

Showcase Night, Lunch Bunch (Pre-K - 5th), Donuts with Dad, Talent Show.
Tagged Interests: utility, Utility, events, water, curriculum, parks, education, and zoo

Accolades Five Star School Award - state recognition for

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exemplary community involvement Golden School Award - recognition for

Tagged Interests: recognition and education

outstanding volunteers Anti-Defamation League s No Place for Hate

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designation Fairchild Challenge (environmental science

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competition) Showcase 1st Place MyON District Reading Challenge Category 5 Dance Team - Superior Rating 1st Grade Student - Finalist at the local

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level, 2nd place at the national level for the American Chemical Society Illustrated Poetry Contest

5th Grade Math Team - 2nd place in Elementary Competition

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Pre-K through Grade 5

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PALMETTO MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Academic Programs In addition to a robust general curriculum, Palmetto Middle School offers the following signature programs:

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Forensic Science Academy: Program articulates seamlessly into the Forensic Investigative Academy (FIA) Program at Miami Palmetto Senior High

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Cambridge Academy Gifted Program* Special Education Programs* *Requires eligibility

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World Languages Spanish French Mandarin Chinese

Clubs Thirteen clubs, including National Junior Honor Society, Science, Spanish, Green Team, and Drama.

Accolades 50,000 private grant to further develop STEAM

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program equipment and extracurriculars aimed at increasing female participation

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(summer 2017) Bronze STEM School designation 2016 Fairchild Challenge Silver Award Recognition Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate

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designation Rising Star Green School - Silver Recognition Drama/Band-Orchestra Superior Rated School Reflections Writing Contest: Multiple Finalists

SECME Science Competitions: Multiple Finalists Miami Heat Robotics: Multiple Awards Miami-Dade Water Tower: 1st Place Model UN Competition -FBLA- 1st Place County
Tagged Interests: recognition, arts, utility, Utility, cell tower, Cell tower, water, and education

Competition Drama Thespian State Competition: 9 Superiors,

1 Excellent Art Abilities 2017: Multiple Finalists Annual Countywide Student Art Show: 5 Finalists MDPLS One Miami Art: 1 Winner Band County

Competition: Superior Rating
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Athletics Fourteen team sports: Track and Field (County Finalists), Cross Country Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Golf (County

Champions, Youth Fair County Champions), Softball, Tennis (County Champions and Youth Fair Champions), Girls Flag Football, Bowling, Boys and Girls Volleyball, Wrestling (Individual County Finalists)
Tagged Interests: youth, golf, athletics, and sports

Field Trips Multiple school groups offer local and national travel opportunities to learn, compete or perform: Boston/ D.C./Philadelphia (National

Jr. Honor Society), New York (Drama), Atlanta (Band), Orlando (Dance, Spanish Club) Miami: Fairchild Gardens, Florida Panthers Ever-Fi STEAM field trip, Coastal Clean- Up, Orchid STEM Mobile and Future Educators of America Elementary School Exposure.
Tagged Interests: travel, arts, STEM, and education

Grades 6 through 8

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Academic Depth and Breath 312 courses, with 71 Honors and 31 Advanced Placement (AP) classes 47 performing arts and 41 music classes Over 1,000

students take AP classes Top 10 2017 class GPA 4.8+ Dual enrollment programs with Florida International University and Miami Dade College (off campus)
Tagged Interests: arts, program, university, students, and enrollment

Academies (courses open to all) Environmental and Science Masters (compatible with AP Capstone) Business including entrepreneurship, internships and

on-the-job training Visual and Performing Arts: Art, Band, Dance, Drama, Orchestra, and Photography Vocational: Industry Certification in Early Childhood, Technical Design/AutoCAD and Health Science
Tagged Interests: health, business, vocational education, arts, environment, training, and entrepreneurship

Magnet Programs (by application) AP Capstone This program is a popular alternative to IB that offers advanced academics, independent

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research and collaborative teamwork. Students can earn a year or more toward college credit. Forensic Investigative Academy Within AP Capstone, this

FBI collaboration explores different science and
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technology-based modalities for criminal and forensic investigation. iPrep This program is a technology-based new approach to 21st century learning.

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Athletics The most interscholastic sports offered in Miami-Dade County Varsity Sports: Football, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Swimming, Golf,

Bowling, Cross Country, Basketball,
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Soccer, Wrestling, Badminton, Lacrosse, Water Polo, Tennis, Track Field Miami Herald All Sports Trophy 2017 for Best Overall Athletic Program in

Miami-Dade County More than half 2016 teams competed beyond District Level 1(several to State Level 1) State Champion Special Olympians New Weight Training Facility 2016 Coaching staff pioneers in concussion-reduction techniques
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MIAMI PALMETTO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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EXTENSIVE RENOVATION AHEAD

43 million in improvements will be completed in 2019, providing a complete update to the historic,

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59-year-old facility.

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Grades 9 through 12

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World Languages (*Level 1-AP) American Sign Language French* Italian* Japanese* Spanish* Spanish for Speakers* Mandarin Chinese (New 2017)

College Placements Multiple Ivy League admissions every year Class of 2017 admitted to 46 out of the US

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News and World Report Top 50 Colleges and Universities

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All Florida state schools, including Honors Programs at UF, FSU, UCF, FIU and Miami

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Dade College Over 27 million in scholarship offers in 2017

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Accolades 50,000 private grant to further develop STEAM

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program equipment and extracurriculars aimed at increasing female participation 2017

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6 National Merit Finalists 2017 12 Hispanic National Merit Finalists 2017 3 Silver Knight Honorable Mentions 2017 High AP exam pass rates that exceed

state and
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national averages State level awards in Thespians, Band, Orchestra,

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Japanese 2017 National PTA School of Excellence

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Extracurricular 10 Honor Societies 43 interest and service clubs, including nationally-

competitive academic teams such as Mu Alpha Theta, Italian Honor Society, Science Competitors, History Bowl, Model UN

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Music and Performing Arts competitive groups

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