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Brookshire Elementary Hosts Nemours Florida Prevention Initiative First Family Night.

Recently, with funding support from the Foundation of Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) and Winter Park Health Foundation, the Nemours Florida Prevention Initiative (FPI) hosted 60 people for the first of many Nemours Family Nights events in the local community. The objective is to address mental health and behavior issues which many young people face today.

Parents from Brookshire Elementary had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Lisa Spector, Nemours Children’s Hospital’s chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and learn about childhood anxiety, ADHD and other mental/behavioral disorders, in addition to learning about positive behavior management strategies.

During this first Nemours Family Night, students participated in FPI planned activities such as art therapy, guided imagery, music and movement, yoga, and a Nemours “5-2-1-Almost None” physical activity obstacle course. 521AN is Nemours’ way to promote a healthier lifestyle for children and families. It’s based on a daily formula to help parents and educators teach healthy habits to children. Students also had the chance to learn about healthy living messaging through GeoMotion music videos to promote 521AN and Sometimes/Anytime foods and activities.

Tomorrow is World Smile Day

Friday, October 5, is World Smile Day.

If you’re an OCPS student, eat school lunch, share a smile, and receive a prize!

OCPS Food Services Hurricane Drive

All OCPS cafeterias will be collecting supplies for the people affected by the 2017 hurricanes.  Donate by Friday, October 13.

Track at Showalter Stadium Opening for Recreational Use

The Bob Mosher Track at Showalter Stadium will officially open for recreational use Monday, June 19. Those interested in monthly or annual memberships may sign up at the Winter Park Community Center located at 721 W. New England Ave. Monthly membership fee is $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Annual membership fee is $150 for residents and $225 for non-residents. Trainer/instructor rates are also available at $50 per month or $500 annually.

Track hours during the months of June and July are as follows:
Monday-Friday     7:30 a.m. to noon & 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday               7:30 a.m. to noon
Sunday                 2 to 7 p.m.
(Times are subject to change based on rentals, events and holidays.)

Showalter Field, owned and maintained by the City of Winter Park, features a new rubberized track. The facility was renovated in 2016 with improvements including this new running track, multi-sport artificial playing surface, improved restrooms, and state-of-the-art digital video scoreboard. These improvements were made possible by funding partners including the City of Winter Park, Rollins College, Winter Park High School Foundation, and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS). The city leases the field to tenants including OCPS.

For track memberships or more information regarding Showalter Field, please contact the city’s Parks & Recreation Department at recreation@cityofwinterpark.org or 407-599-3397

Dive Into Summer: Educational Opportunities for Student Success

The OCPS Parent Academy is a district-wide initiative designed to enhance student achievement through the support of community and family involvement. From research, OCPS understands that students achieve more when parents are involved in their child’s education. The OCPS Parent Academy is committed to the district’s vision of being the top producer of successful students in the nation. In order to accomplish this goal, OCPS is offering the Parent Academy classes to help bridge the gap between the home, school, and the community through the provision of valuable resources.
Through the Parent Academy classes, OCPS provides FREE parental development skill-building workshops, specialized parental support, educational events, and activities for families throughout the school year. The Parent Academy offers a variety of courses for parents and the community members ranging from academic support, health care, to emotional and financial management.

The Parent Academy focuses on three primary tracks:
• Student Achievement
• Parenting and Advocacy
• Personal and Individual Growth

Tentative Schedule of Sessions
Understanding School Grades
ELL Support
Preventing the Summer Slide Using Digital Resources
Dramatic Education – Special Youth Session
With Math I Can!
Special Youth Session:  Healthy Heart Organ Party presented by Mentoring for Medicine
FAFSA – Financial Aid for College (Bring 2016 income tax form & parent social security number or alien registration number)

Exhibit Hall

FREE Books for Each Child
FREE Breakfast Snacks and Lunch
FREE Tote Bag for Each Adult
FREE Youth Academy (childcare) for ages 4 – 18
Face Painting
Door Prizes

Click here for Parent Academy Incentive Plan

You’re Invited…

On December 15, 2016, join your student for a special holiday meal in their school’s cafeteria.  Please visit your student’s school’s website for exact lunch times.  Each adult meal is $3.75.

 

Healthy Eating and Activity at Maitland Middle School

Maitland Middle School had a busy week last week…

On Thursday, the OCPS food truck paid Maitland Middle School a visit. Students were treated to new menu items like Walking Tacos. Students were also entered into drawings for cool prizes and could leave feedback on the menu items, which can help the county adopt now student choices.

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Last weekend, Maitland Middle School students and staff participated in the annual Eatonville 5K Fun Run and Walk this past weekend. It was a great turnout and great fun.

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Free Back to School Physicals

In need of a school physical for your child?  The following resources are available in our community:

Shepherd’s Hope’s Free Back to School Physicals for the Uninsured

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:

  • Children up to 18 years of age welcome
  • Must be uninsured and have no other options
  • Appointments necessary

LONGWOOD SHEPHERD’S HOPE HEALTH CENTER
Wednesday, August 3, 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, August 4, 9 a.m. to noon
Monday, August 8, 9 a.m. to noon

Location:
The Sharing Center Plaza
600 N. US 17-92, #124, Longwood, FL 32750
How: Call (407) 876-6699 x 243 Appointments Required

DR. DIEBEL, JR. MEMORIAL SHEPHERD’S HOPE HEALTH CENTER
Thursday, August 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location:
Samaritan Resource Center
9833 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32817
How:  Call (407) 876-6699 x 247 Appointments Required

View the 2016 Shepherd’s Hope Back to School Physicals Flyer

 

SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTERS

Free healthcare is available for Orange County Public Schools students this summer at the school based health centers listed below. Services include school entry, sports physical and Special Olympics physicals, as well as sick visits for diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, including prescriptions.  All healthcare services are provided by nurse practitioners.

  • Services are by appointment only
  • Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Please bring most recent immunization records to your appointment

Walker Middle School
150 Amadon Lane
Orlando, FL 32809
407-850-5101
Dates of Service: August 1, 4, 8, 11

Services at Walker Middle School are provided through a cooperative effort of Healthcare Providers of Florida, Orange County Public Schools, and the Orange County Citizen’s Commission for Children

Glenridge Middle School
2900 Upper Park Rd.
Orlando, FL 32814
407-623-1415 ext. 5072245
Services available beginning Aug. 8

Winter Park High School
2100 Summerfield Rd
Winter Park, FL 32792
call 407-622-3200 ext. 6182437
Services available beginning Aug. 8

Services at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School School Based Health Centers are available to any student and/or siblings from these schools:

Elementary

  • Aloma
  • Audubon Park
  • Brookshire
  • Cheney
  • Dommerich
  • Hungerford
  • Lakemont
  • Lake Sybelia

Middle

  • Glenridge
  • Maitland

High

  • Winter Park 9th Grade Center
  • Winter Park

Services at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School School Based Health Centers are provided through the financial support of The Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with Healthcare Providers of Florida.

OCPS Summer Immunization Event

summer immunization event

Provided by Orange County Public Schools and the Florida Department of Health in Orange County

Free school-required vaccinations for printing of current 680 forms

Bring a valid ID and child’s current immunization records

July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center

445 W. Amelia Street, Orlando 32801

Walk-ins only, First come, first served

Questions?  Call 407.317.3200, ext. 2002609 or see Summer Immunization Event link at www.ocps.net

Need additional summer services?  Check out our Summer Resource Guide!

Free Summer Healthcare for OCPS Students

Free healthcare is available for Orange County Public Schools students this summer through the cooperative efforts of Healthcare Providers of Florida, Orange County Public Schools, and the Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children. Services include school entry, sports physical and Special Olympics physicals, as well as sick visits for diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, including prescriptions. All healthcare services are provided by nurse practitioners.

  • Services are by appointment only
  • Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Please bring most recent immunization records to your appointment

Lake Weston Elementary
550 Milan Drive
Orlando, FL 32810
407-286-2947
Dates of Service: July 12, 13, 19, 20

Walker Middle School
150 Amadon Lane
Orlando, FL 32809
407-850-5101
Dates of Service: July 11, 12, 18, 21, 25, 26, 28 and August 1, 4, 8, 11