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Important Information

  • Front Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • All classrooms are opened at 8:15 a.m.
  • All students are expected to be in their first period before 8:30am.
  • School begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m. for Elementary students and at 3:30 p.m. for Middle and High School students.
    • Wednesdays dismissal is at 2:20 p.m. for Elementary students and 2:30 p.m. for Middle and High School students.
    • Students that carpool will be sent to the carpool dismissal area at 3:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays).

Before and After School Care:
Before school care is available beginning at 7:15 a.m. After school care is available until 5:30 p.m. If your child remains on campus 12 minutes past the regular dismissal time, they will be sent to after care and you will be charged the daily rate (if the child does not regularly attend after care). Accounts of children picked up after 5:30 p.m. will incur a late pick-up fee.

  • Before Care: $45 per week or $10 per day
  • After Care: $75.00 per week or $15 per day, $20 – Wednesday only
  • Before Care and After Care: $100.00 per week

2016-2017 Bell Schedule coming soon!

Pace Brantley School uses Educational Outfitters as our preferred uniform provider. All students must have at least one true royal blue polo shirt with the school emblem embroidered on it. Uniform shirts must be collard polo type shirts in either true royal blue or white with khaki or navy blue shorts, pants, or skorts. Navy blue shorts may only be worn with the white top.

 

Educational Outfitters
5135 Adanson Street Suite 115
Orlando,Fl 32804

Pace Brantley is a 1 to 1 iPad school. All students are required to have and bring to school a full-size iPad (not mini) that meets the following requirements:

Minimum Requirements
4th Generation or Higher full-size iPad (12.9 inch iPad Pro is NOT recommended and can not be insured)
16 GB or higher
Military style protective case

Insurance
Student iPads are insured by the school through Worth Ave. Group. Parents are required to complete the iPad Form in order for iPads to be insured. Our insurance policy is updated quarterly, so new devices can be added at a later date. Any iPad that is uninsured will not be eligible for repair through the school. Students whose iPads are sent out for repair by the school will be given a Pace Brantley owned iPad for school use until their device is returned. Students that have uninsured iPads will not be eligible for a loaner iPad and the family will be responsible for providing a working device for the student.

In the event of a hurricane, Pace Brantley School will follow Seminole County Public Schools decision to close or remain open. In the event of a closure, information regarding when the school will reopen will be shared as soon as possible.

Pace Brantley School utilizes RenWeb as our school information management system. RenWeb allows parents to log in and update contact information, view their child’s schedule and grades, and contact teachers.

If you are unable to log in to ParentsWeb via RenWeb, please contact your child’s guidance councelor (Amber Crane for Elementary and Middle School at acrane@pacebrantley.org or Tara Halaychick for High School tlhalaychick@pacebrantley.org).

ParentsWeb RenWeb Log In

2016 Summer Reading Assignment

ES_summer_readingAll Pace Brantley students are required to complete a summer reading assignment. Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White is the book that has been chosen for all Elementary students for Summer 2016. Charlotte’s Web has a Lexile of 680. Some students may need to read this book with a parent, and that is ok! There are several wonderful movie versions of Charlotte’s Web, but we ask that you not replace reading the book with watching the movie. Please refrain from watching the movie until after your child has read the book and written their book reportWhen your child returns to school in August, they will participate in an in-depth book study of Charlotte’s Web, including watching the movie. The summer reading assignment will be 20% of your child’s first quarter grade for the 2016-2017 school year.

Your child can hand write or type and print their book report. Original pictures of the story drawn by the student should also be included. When including an opinion, your child should write it in a compound sentence that include a strong reason. For example, I would highly recommend this book because Nim is brave but asks for help when she needs it. (Sample from Nim’s Island.)

You will find the documents necessary to complete this project, including a sample assignment and grading rubric, on the drop down menus below, based on the level your child is expected to complete. Level information will be provided at the end of year conference on May 20. All new elementary students will complete the New Student assignment. Please be sure to include all elements listed on the rubric.

Thank you.

The Elementary Team

Middle School News

Middle/High School Book Report Format 

A completed book report will be six paragraphs long.

Formatting: 

Double-spaced

12 point font

Readable font: Times new Roman preferred.

Heading: Top left of paper 

Name

Pace Brantley School

English/Language Arts

Date

Paragraph Order: 

1. Introduction

2. Setting

3. Characters

4. Plot

5. Plot Resolution

6. Conclusion

Paragraph Descriptions: 

1. The introduction contains the thesis idea.

2. The setting describes the time period and location.

3. The section on characters mentions minor groups of characters but names and describes the

major ones.

4. The plot explains what the major character attempts to do:

to discover to overcome to adapt to learn to find

to become to mature to solve to conquer

5. The plot resolution – How are the final problems solved? How does everything work out?

What is the final attitude of the main character(s)?

6. The conclusion – an evaluation of the book as a literary work. What was the author’s purpose?

Does the book teach a lesson or a moral? Are the characters role models? Why is it recommended?

Examples 

1. Introduction: 

Sentence Order 

1. Arouse the reader’s interest with an attention grabbing question.

2. Name the character(s) in such a situation. Name the book title and author.

3. Present the thesis sentence: Why the book is unique: Although there have been similar books, this book is unique because (who does what and where?).

Example: 

How would you feel if a tornado suddenly lifted you away to a new land? Such an adventure happened to Dorothy in the book, The Wizard of Oz, by Frank Baum. Although there have been other children’s adventure stories, this one is unique because Dorothy helps the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion find the qualities they seek while traveling with her in the land of Oz.

Example Topic Sentence Suggestions: 

2. Setting 

One reason this book is appealing is setting.

3. Characters 

Another reason this book is different is its characters OR is that its characters are all…. (brief description).

4. Plot 

In addition to the setting and characters, the plot adds (or the problems add) to the distinctiveness of the book.

5. Plot Resolution 

The way in which the problem(s) is solved is totally unexpected.

6. Conclusion 

For these reasons, this book is appealing OR therefore, for these reasons, this book is recommended.

High School News

Instead of the book report, General Track high school students may choose this tic-tac-toe assignment. You must choose and complete THREE (3) activities/projects from the tic-tac-toe board. If you have any questions, please email mbrook@pacebrantley.org prior to the end of the 206-2017 school year. Over the summer, if you are unsure about how to approach this assignment, please do the original assignment (book report) instead.

Summer is quickly approaching!

“The research is clear that children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect” (readingrockets.org).

“Young readers who don’t continue to read over the summer especially those who are reluctant or at-risk are likely to lose crucial ground. One summer off can sometimes mean a whole school year of struggling academic performance” (McGill-Franzen and Allington 2003).

 

Pace Brantley School Summer Reading Assignment, 2017

This summer, students are required to read one book and write a book report about it. Books are assigned by grade.  It is important that students read the required book and complete the book report prior to the start of the new school year.  English/Language Arts teachers will start the school year with projects/lessons pertaining to the book.

The summer reading assignment will be due the first week of school. This assignment is worth 20% of a student’s first quarter English/Language Arts grade.

The following list contains the required books for each grade for the 2017-2018 school year:

6th Lunch Money, by Andrew Clements

7th   Bud Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

8th Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark is Rising book series, Book 1), by Susan Cooper

Multi-Level Class: Mr. Popper’s Penguins, by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater

 

High School 9-12 (General Track): The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway

 

High School (College Track):

9th  Night, by Elie Wiesel

10th The Old Man and the Sea, by Earnest Hemingway

11th The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

12th 1984, by George Orwell

 

In addition, we encourage you to check out your local library’s summer reading program.

Orange County’s: https://www.ocls.info/initiative-pages/summer-reading-2017

Seminole County: http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/leisure-services/seminole-county-library/

Have a great summer, and enjoy your summer reading!

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s 2016-2017 English/Language Arts teacher.

*Please see the next few pages for a description of the book report and for examples and ideas.

 

Middle/High School Book Report Format

A completed book report will be six paragraphs long.

Formatting:

Double-spaced

12 point font

Readable font: Times new Roman preferred.

 

Heading: Top left of paper

Name

Pace Brantley School

English/Language Arts

Date

Paragraph Order:

  1. Introduction
  2. Setting
  3. Characters
  4. Plot
  5. Plot Resolution
  6. Conclusion

Paragraph Descriptions:

  1. The introduction contains the thesis idea.
  2. The setting describes the time period and location.
  3. The section on characters mentions minor groups of characters but names and describes the major ones.
  1. The plot explains what the major character attempts to do:

to discover           to overcome        to adapt                 to learn                   to find

to become            to mature             to solve                   to conquer

  1. The plot resolution – How are the final problems solved? How does everything work out? What is the final attitude of the main character(s)?
  1. The conclusion – an evaluation of the book as a literary work. What was the author’s purpose? Does the book teach a lesson or a moral? Are the characters role models? Why is it recommended?

 

Examples

  1. Introduction:

Sentence Order

  1. Arouse the reader’s interest with an attention grabbing question.
  2. Name the character(s) in such a situation. Name the book title and author.
  3. Present the thesis sentence: Why the book is unique: Although there have been similar books, this book is unique because (who does what and where?).

Example:

How would you feel if a tornado suddenly lifted you away to a new land? Such an adventure happened to Dorothy in the book, The Wizard of Oz, by Frank Baum. Although there have been other children’s adventure stories, this one is unique because Dorothy helps the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion find the qualities they seek while traveling with her in the land of Oz.

 

Example Topic Sentence Suggestions:

  1. Setting

One reason this book is appealing is setting.

  1. Characters

Another reason this book is different is its characters OR is that its characters are all…. (brief description).

  1. Plot

In addition to the setting and characters, the plot adds (or the problems add) to the distinctiveness of the book.

  1. Plot Resolution

The way in which the problem(s) is solved is totally unexpected.

  1. Conclusion

For these reasons, this book is appealing OR therefore, for these reasons, this book is recommended.