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Sunset Elementary and G.W. Carver Middle Schools Declared Winners of Spain’s School of The Year Award

The Spanish Embassy in the U.S. recently announced that Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Sunset Elementary and George Washington Carver Middle were winners of the “School of the Year Award” sponsored by the Education Office of the Spanish Embassy in the U.S., Mester School’s Cervantes Institute, Santillana Group, Anaya Group, Inés Rosales, El Camino del Español, and Tía Tula.


The award is given to schools in the U.S. that show excellence in Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology using both Spanish and English. The objectives consist of reinforcing Spanish as a target language within the U.S.;  acknowledging those schools in which students achieve high competence in the Spanish language through the use of CLUIL methodology; and enhancing communications between the Education Office of the Spanish Embassy and the communities of participating schools.


"Sunset Elementary is a unique international school providing students a world-class education in dual languages, helping to ensure that students from a very young age become bi-literate and bilingual.  This award truly recognizes our school's longstanding commitment to excellence in quality foreign language instruction," said Principal Marlene Leyte-Vidal.


To read more, click here.

Community Partners Recognition Luncheon
May 17, 2016


Mrs. Romero, Community Liaison of the Year, Central Region


Mr. and Mrs. Bolooki, Outstanding School Volunteers



Award winners join school principals at the luncheon

End of Year Award Ceremony Schedule

Tuesday May 31, at 9 - grade 4 Spanish and IE

Tuesday, May 31, at 2:05 - grade 4 French and German

Wednesday, June 1, at 9 - grade 2 Spanish and IE

Wednesday, June 1, at 2:05 - grade 2 French and German

Thursday, June 2, at 9 - grade 1 Spanish and IE

Thursday, June 2, at 2:05 - grade 1 French and German

Friday, June 3, at 9 - grade 3 French, German, and IE

Friday, June 3 at 2:05 - grade 3 Spanish

Monday, June 6, at 9 - grade 5 French, German, and IE

Monday, June 6 at 2:05 - grade 5 Spanish

End-of-Year Block Party and Awards Parties

Sunset's End of the Year Block Party will be held on June 7, from 9 a.m.-noon for all grades.


Classes will participate in a variety of activities ranging from dance parties to face painting to soccer games and many more. You will receive a detail schedule of your class activities from your home room teacher.

Please note that the activities on this day are for the benefit and enjoyment of the kids. Each home room teacher will select four parent volunteers to assist on this day. Additional volunteer spots will be open school-wide and divided per grade level to assist with specific activities. 

Furthermore, each class will be able to celebrate the accomplishments of the children on the day of their End-of-the-Year Awards Assembly with lemonade and cookies. Please check with your room parent for more information.

GIPA Spring Meeting Results

Dear parents,


Greetings to those of you that were not able to attend our 2nd annual Family Fun Day at the German American Social Club. The weather was beautiful and the combination of our Spring meeting and the club's Maibaum Festival made for a truly enjoyable afternoon. Look forward to seeing more of you there next year.


As for the Spring Meeting, we went over a good deal of program information. We discussed several board positions that are presently open, including the very important positions of communications manager and co-treasurer. We will be holding our official elections at the Fall General Meeting in September.


Please take a moment to review the attached presentation to learn more about the program (37 MB PDF file).


On behalf of our entire board, we wish you all a wonderful summer.



Ted Ballard

GIPA President

Host Family Needed for 2016-2017 School Year

FIPA is looking for a host family for one of next year's French teaching assistants, who will be working at G.W. Carver Middle School.


FIPA will provide the host family with a monthly stipend of $600. Additionally, the assistant receives a monthly food allowance of $250. The host family is required to provide the assistant with a private room and bathroom from August, 2106 through May 31, 2017. This year's assistant is allergic to dogs and requires a dog-free household.


If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact Virginie Barlam-Lagos at (754) 214-9449.

Box Tops Buzz: Keep Clipping All Summer Long!

Our school has earned $1,074.50 so far this year! Help us make it to our $3,000 goal!


Clip Box Tops now and throughout the summer and send them to school in the fall! You can find Box Tops on hundreds of products, including cereals, snacks, yogurt adn organic brands. Every clip makes a difference!


See a complete list of products at or simply look for the little Box Tops label when grocery shopping. Don't forget to ask grandparents and other family members and friends to save them for you. There's at least one Box Top in every house, so don't let them go to waste!


Click here to print a cute collection sheet!

FIPA General Meeting & Elections Results

If you were unable to attend our general meeting last week, click here to view our presentation.


Elections were held for next year's board of directors. Congratulations to the following elected volunteers:

- President, Roger Pardo

- Vice-President, Eleanor Schmidt

- Secretary, Roxanne Van de Put

- Treasurer, Aline Darmouni

- Co-Treasurer & Store, Anne-Catherine Bauer

- Teachers and Assitants Programs, Virginie Barlam

- Liason in France, Chantal Martell

- Coconut Grove Elementary School Liasons, Emilie Fachon and Florence Baufour

- Sunset Elementary School Liasons, Maria Julia DeGarcia and Marika de Nie

- G. W. Carver Middle School Liasons, Astou Montfort and Alexandra Clement

- ISCHS Liasons, Corinne Pollini and Amaya Bernal

- ISPA Liasons, Isabel Brunswick and Pascale Billaud

- Events Committee, Cecile Lacheteau, Virginie Jamali, Roxanne van de Put

- Grant Writing & Sponsorhips, Livia Bajenaru and Marie Amelie Rocoplan

- Communications, Francoise Perez

Book Exchange Book Drive Going on Now

Next year, the PTA is planning to reinstate the Friday Book Exchange cart! But we need your books! Please donate your used (or new!) chapter books to the book exchange by dropping your donations in the collection box located outside the PTA office. Thank you!


Click here for more information.