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Science Department Meeting September 5, 2013

26 Aug

DEPARTMENT MEETING SEPTEMBER 5, 2013

AGENDA

ITEM 1-  Celebrations – First Quarter – October 25th Plan Day  Go out or In House?

ITEM 2 – IF YOU ARE INTERESTED:

To inform schools about “Club Planeta Visión”, a partnership between the Division of Bilingual Education and World Languages and Univisión-Channel 23 to promote environmental awareness.

  • In partnership with Univisión Channel 23 “Es El Momento Campaign”, the Division of Bilingual Education and World Languages continues to promote environmental awareness within the Hispanic community.
  • Participation Request Forms must be submitted no later than August 29, 2013 via fax at 305-523-0168 or scan and email toofragas@dadeschools.net. Attn: Oscar Fragas.  Forms received after this date will not be considered.
  • Club Planeta Visión will begin in October 2013 and will continue through January 2014.
  • Six schools will be showcased in this program.  Univisión will air the taped segments of environmental awareness activities in Spanish, which will be taped at each of the participating schools.
  • The taped segments will air on “Noticias 23” news, on Channel 23.
  • Schools will be selected based on Implementation Plan submitted per Technical Assistance Paper (TAP).
  • Refer to the TAP and the links provided in the TAP with examples of Club Planeta Visión past presentations to ensure your commitment to participate.
  • You may email your questions to ofragas@dadeschools.net.

 

ITEM 3 –  Lab Fees collection starts September 9th– Hand out green tickets & recaps  Go over procedure from website

 

ITEM 4 – LABS 212 and 214 CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – REPAIRS ARE SCHEDULED

 

ITEM 5 – Science Fair –  Mr. Juan will be our SRC Chair – If you have questions about what is legal or not –  HE KNOWS!

Science Fair Kick Off – September 6th (officially with handouts & website)

Publicize our parent workshop at Open House  September 19th

September 25th   How to Survive Your Child’s Science Fair Project 101

Final Projects Due October 29 & 30th  (8 weeks September 9 to October 29 – Try to approve your students research plans by September 20th LATEST)

Science Family Night  November 13 (Yes there will be Spaghetti Supper Madness & Vox Populi)

Experiments & Engineering projects are OK

(Bridges, Mousetrap Car, & Water Rockets – Use SECME specifications from 2013)

Bridge Kit materials will be ready for sale on the 16th

 

ITEM 6 – Books & Book Room

Will be cleaned up today!

We are still awaiting word on delivery of the rest of the 6th grade books and our Physical Science texts & Kits

Need to meet with Physical Science teachers in Room 123 at 2PM to break out our Physical Science Lab kits ( 1  each )

 

ISSUES FROM THE FLOOR?

BREAKOUT BY GRADE LEVEL/CURRICULUM GROUPS