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Polk 2016-2017 Schools Dates to Remember

POLK COUNTY 2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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2016

August 15 First day of school
September 5 School Holiday- Labor Day
September 14 EARLY RELEASE DAY
September 19 Student Holiday
October 5 EARLY RELEASE DAY
October 17 Student Holiday
November 11 School Holiday – Veterans’ Day
November 16 EARLY RELEASE DAY
November 21-25 School Holiday – Thanksgiving Break
December 19-January 2 School Holiday – Winter Break

 

2017

January 3 First day back after winter holiday
January 13 Student Holiday
January 16 School Holiday – MLK, Jr. Day
January 25 EARLY RELEASE DAY
February 15 EARLY RELEASE DAY
February 20 School Holiday – Presidents’ Day
March 15 EARLY RELEASE DAY
March 20-24 School Holiday – Spring Break
April 14 Mini Break
May 17 EARLY RELEASE DAY
May 29 School Holiday – Memorial Day
June 2 Last day of school

 
For more information on the school calendar, upcoming events or Polk school information, please visit the Polk County Public Schools website where we obtained this information.
 
 

2016-2017 Assessment Schedule

 

Date Assessment
August 15-September 27 FLKRS (Kindergarten)
September 12-23 FSA EOC Algebra 1; Geometry; Algebra 2 NGSSS EOC Biology 1; Civics; U.S. History
November 28-December 15 FSA EOC Algebra 1; Geometry; Algebra 2 NGSSS EOC Biology 1; Civics; U.S. History
February 27-May 12 FSA ELA Writing; Reading; Mathematics
April 17-May 12 FSA EOC Algebra 1; Geometry; Algebra 2
April 17-May 19 NGSSS EOC Biology 1; Civics; U.S. History
May 2 NGSSS Science (5th & 8th)
July 17-21 FSA EOC Algebra 1; Geometry; Algebra 2 NGSSS EOC Biology 1; Civics; U.S. History

Click for more Polk County testing information.
 

If you feel that your child needs help preparing for these assessments, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up One-to-One Tutoring.

 

For the Love…of Learning Auction Item Preview

For the Love…of Learning is just days away, as the 2016 will take place on Saturday, February 20. One of the main attractions of the annual fundraiser will be the silent auction. We are especially excited about this year’s auction because it will feature an eclectic variety of gifts that will capture the interest of art aficionados, pet lovers, sports fanatics, food enthusiasts, adventure seekers and others.
 
To build the anticipation for the upcoming For the Love…of Learning silent auction, we thought we would give you a sneak peek of some of the items that you’ll be able to bid on!
 

Silent Auction Preview

Art

  • Robert Butler print ($165 value)
  • Two photographs by Wes Crowley
  • Painting of George Jones ($400 value)
  • Brooke Pottery dish ($50 value)
  • Quilted lap quilt ($45 value)
  • Two Gilt-Framed Anget Pictures ($50 value)
  • Signed Lolita wine goblet ($50 value)

Sports

  • Golf certificate for four at Lone Palm Golf Club ($375 value)
  • TOP Golf gift certificate
  • Chris Sale autographed baseball ($150 value)
  • Tampa Bay Rays autographed baseball by Enny Romero ($50 value)

Dining

  • Chef’s Table for Two at the Terrace Grille ($250 value)
  • Il Forno Italian restaurant gift certificate ($50 value)
  • Rib Crib catering for 10 ($100 value)
  • Cajun Dinner
  • Six Jars Sauce

Events & Travel

  • Three night stay at Longboat Key, FL condo ($500 value)
  • One week stay at Highlands, NC home
  • Brooks Brothers leather carry-on luggage piece ($498 value)
  • Four Disney One-Day Park Hopper passes ($620 value)
  • Two tickets to the Wine Festival of Central Florida ($140 value)
  • Eight tickets to Peter Pan at Lakeland Community Theatre ($176 value)

Television

  • 55” LG Flat Screen Smart TV ($571.19 value)
  • 48” Haier LED HDTV ($350 value)

Gift Baskets and Packages

  • SUN ‘n FUN package (2 admissions, 1 framed poster, 2 shirts, 2 hats) ($110 value)
  • Mikasa Countryside package ($100 value)
  • Pampered Pet basket ($50 value)
  • Giggles and Kids basket ($75 value)

Books

  • Three autographed books by Tom Corcoran ($60 value)
  • A Pizza the Size of the Sun– book ($18 value)
  • Read All About It!-author autographed book ($18)

Services

  • Aquatic Therapy Sessions ($600)
  • Photography session ($175 value)
  • Bridge lessons for eight ($150 value)
  • Three days boarding & one full grooming at Sunny Days Pet Resort ($118 value)
  • Two preventative maintenances for Residential Air Conditioning Systems ($190 value)
  • Southside Cleaners gift certificate ($160 value)

Miscellaneous Items

  • Miter saw ($209.95 value)
  • Pearls from Marshall’s Jewelers ($150 value)
  • Stationery Loft gift card and item

 
Be sure to attend the event on February 20, 2016 to see all of the items up for bid and to win your favorite items! Tickets are available at LRCLoveofLearning.com.
 
If you are interested in donating an item to our silent auction, please fill out the form LRCLoveofLearning.com/silent-auction or email RebeccaT@LRCPolk.com.
 
 
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Winter Break Activities for Students of All Ages

School is out, and winter break is here! Don’t let boredom get you (or your child down) this holiday season. Check out these ideas for students of all ages and levels.

Preschool:

– Help bake cookies.
– Build a fort.
– Read your favorite book.
– Write a letter to a friend.
– Create a holiday craft.
– Stop by the library for activities, story-time, or to pick out some books together
Additional ideas
 

Elementary School:

– Play a board game with family
Make your own board game, and play it with family
– Write a poem about Christmas
Participate in winter indoor fun activities
Conduct science experiments
– Cut paper snowflakes & make DIY decorations
Make a magazine collage
Make a lava lamp
– Bake cookies
– Create a gingerbread house
Read and discuss a book
Go on an alphabet hunt
Create a snowman snow globe
Go on a neighborhood photo safari
Ring in the new year with STEM activities
Additional ideas
Even more ideas
And more ideas
 

Middle School:

Indoor activities
– Make ornaments
Try STEAM or STEM activities
– Make a gingerbread house (and possibly enter a local contest)
– Create your own Christmas cards, and distribute them
Conduct science experiments
Ring in the new year with STEM activities
Additional ideas
 

High School:

– Host a party with friends & DIY decorate
– Organize a holiday gift exchange
Read a holiday novel
– Have a Christmas movie marathon
Participate in indoor activities and workouts
– Clean out your closet, and donate items to the less fortunate
– Read Christmas books to kids (ex. family, library, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club)
– Work on college plans/applications
– Look into jobs
– Search for scholarships
– Throw a friend’s New Year’s Eve party
 

College:

– Learn to cook
Try your hand at baking
– Make goals for the new year, and set a plan for achieving them
– Try new restaurants
– Make DIY gifts for personalized presents
– Give your room a makeover
– Clean out your room and donate items, to the less fortunate
– Road trip
– Catch up with old friends or friends from home
– Host an epic New Year’s Eve get-together
Additional ideas
Even more ideas
 

Ideas for all ages:

– Visit a museum:

Explorations V, Polk Museum of Art, Mulberry Phosphate Museum, Polk County History Center, MOSI, Tampa Museum of Art, Henry B. Plant Museum, The Dali Museum, Ringling Museum of Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Online museums

– Volunteer

Library, nursing home, hospital, soup kitchen, homeless shelter, community center, church or nonprofit, toy and canned-food drives, holiday events
Local volunteer ideas
Additional local volunteer ideas

– Ride around looking at Christmas lights while playing a scavenger hunt game
– Visit a park
– Stop by a local attraction

Bok Tower, The Orlando Eye, theme parks, shows, movies, ice skating, etc.

Check out holiday events
Make a 2015 time capsule with memorable items from the year.
 
 

LRC Students Received 1,384 Hours of Tutoring in November

In the month of November, Learning Resource Center students received 1,384 hours of tutoring, bringing the Year-To-Date Total to 4,534 hours (please note that the YTD total starts over in July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of November equaled 342 students.
 
November 2015 Tutoring Hours Infographic
 
Thanks to all of our tutors and students for your time, efforts, and hard work. It’s paying off!
 
If you’re interested in participating in One-to-One Tutoring, please visit LRCPolk.com/programs/one-to-one-tutoring.
 
 
Related Posts:
May 2015 Tutoring Report
June 2015 Tutoring Report
July 2015 Tutoring Report
September 2015 Tutoring Report
October 2015 Tutoring Report

Plan Ahead with LRC’s Schedule of 2016 Programs

The new year will soon be upon us! Take a look at the upcoming courses and dates we have planned for 2016, and get ahead by reserving your spot in attendance.
 
You’ll find One-to-One Tutoring in a variety of subjects, test preparation, study skills, and college success planning below. Join us in 2016 in a program that fits your needs or the needs of your child.
 

One-to-One Tutoring

One-to-One Tutoring is designed to meet each student’s individual academic needs based upon his/her learning styles and ability levels. Tutoring Services include: One-to-one instruction with a highly qualified teacher; multi-sensory learning strategies geared toward individual learning styles; improvement of student’s academic achievement; enhancement of student’s self-esteem to improve school success; flexible schedules and locations; fee reduction based on family income.
 
LRC offers a wide variety of programs and services for individualized instruction including
(but not limited to):
 
Elementary:

• Reading
• Language Arts
• Math
• Spelling and Phonics
• Written Language and Handwriting
• Achievement Test Preparation

 
Middle and High School:

• English and Intensive Reading
• Math – Basic Math through Calculus
• Foreign Languages
• Science – Basic Sciences through Physics
• Social Studies/ History
• Study Skills
• Academic Test Preparation (i.e., EOC)
• Test Prep for ACT and SAT

 
Who: Students K-Adult
 
When: Year-round
 
Where: Tutoring may take place at any of the following locations: LRC, public library, school (with permission from principal), local business, church, tutor’s home, etc.
 
Cost: Fee reduction based on family income
 
Register: CHILD ENROLLMENT FORMS ADULT ENROLLMENT FORMS
 

ACT Preparation

This course provides: small classes with highly-trained teachers; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering ACT questions; practice taking ACT tests; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the ACT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Mondays and/or Wednesdays at 5:30-8:00 p.m. for four consecutive weeks (with the exception of school holidays); Writing (one Saturday only) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Note: January’s course will take place on Tuesdays (Math/Science) and Thursdays (English/Reading).


 
January 5-January 28
Math/Science: Tuesdays;January 5, 12, 19 & 26
English/Reading: Thursdays;January 7, 14, 21 & 28
Writing: January 16
ACT date: February 6
 
February 29-March 30
Math/Science: February 29, March 7, 14 & 28
English/Reading: March 2, 9, 16 & 30
Writing: March 12
ACT date: April 9
 
May 2-May 25
Math/Science: May 2, 9, 16 & 23
English/Reading: May 4, 11, 18 & 25
Writing: May 21
ACT date: June 11
 
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
 
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or $195 for Math/Science; $195 for English/Reading; $65 for Writing (includes ACT book)
 
*Ask about our sliding fees
 

SAT Preparation

This course provides: small classes with highly-trained teachers; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering SAT questions; practice taking SAT tests; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the SAT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for four consecutive weeks; Saturday, Essay Writing (one Saturday only) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
 
February 9-March 3
Math: February 9, 16, 23, & March 1
Critical Reading: February 11, 18, 25 & March 3
Essay Writing: February 20
SAT date: March 5
 
April 12-May 5
Math: 12, 19, 26 & May 3
Critical Reading: April 14, 21, 28 & May 5
Essay Writing: April 23
SAT date: May 7
 
May 10-June 2
Math: May 10, 17, 24 & 31
Critical Reading: May 12, 19, 26 & June 2
Essay Writing: May 21
SAT date: June 4
 
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: 440.00* for three courses or $195 for Math; $195 for Critical Reading; $65 for Writing (includes SAT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
 

Study Habits of Successful Students

Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
 
Lessons include:

Get Motivated
Listen Up and Take Notes!
Set Goals to Achieve
Read Actively
Manage Your Time
Become Test-Wise

 
Who: Students in grades 6-8
 
When: Five consecutive Mondays from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

February 1
February 8
February 22
February 29
March 7

 
Where: Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803
 
Cost: $145.00*
*Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
 

Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning

College Success Planning provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 9-12 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. The course offers small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
 
Lessons include:
Building Memory and Test-Taking Skills
Planning for Success
Reading and Note-Taking with a Purpose
Making Successful Transitions
Time Management
…And Other Essential Study Skills
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Five consecutive Mondays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

March 14
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18

 
Where: Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803
 
Cost: $145.00*
*Sliding fees based on gross annual household income
 
 
Stay tuned for more information on our elementary summer programs, Camp READY! and Super Summer Success, as well as all fall and winter dates for 2016.
 

Prepare for College Success This Fall with the Learning Resource Center

It’s time to get the “competitive edge” with college success planning and the Learning Resource Center this fall semester. High school students in grades 9-12 should consider this course to not only gain the skills needed for college, but to ensure that they are well-equipped for the next major step of their lives.
 
Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning provides participants with study skills and motivational strategies preparing them to become more effective learners before advancing to college.
 
Students who attend will learn and practice time-tested, effective and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for college. The course provides small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students develop the study habits of successful students.
 
This course also offers added benefits of quality instruction from certified instructors and personalized Learning Styles Inventories to help each student succeed.
 
The topics that will be covered include: test-taking, building memory, reading and note-taking with a purpose, time management, and successful transitions in addition to other crucial study skills. All of these skills are not only essential for college, but are both useful before and after college, as well.
 
Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning will take place over five consecutive Mondays, beginning November 2, 2015 and ending on December 7, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center located at 1628 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. The cost of the program is $145.00. Be sure to ask about our sliding fee scales based on gross family income.
 

Registration

Register online or call LRC at 863-688-9477. One of the many benefits of this course is the small class size, so don’t hesitate to reserve your place to start your journey to success!
 

Polk County School Dates to Remember

Please click here to find 2016-2017 school dates

POLK COUNTY 2015-2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR

2015

August 24 First day of school
September 7 School Holiday- Labor Day
September 16 EARLY RELEASE DAY
September 28 Student Holiday
October 14 EARLY RELEASE DAY
October 19 Student Holiday
November 11 School Holiday – Veterans’ Day
November 18 EARLY RELEASE DAY
November 23-27 School Holiday – Thanksgiving Break
December 21-January 1 School Holiday – Winter Break

 

2016

January 4 First day back after winter holiday
January 13 EARLY RELEASE DAY
January 18 School Holiday – MLK, Jr. Day
January 25 Student Holiday
February 15 School Holiday – Presidents’ Day
February 24 EARLY RELEASE DAY
March 21-25 School Holiday – Spring Break
April 6 EARLY RELEASE DAY
May 18 EARLY RELEASE DAY
May 30 School Holiday – Memorial Day
June 9 Last day of school

 
For more information on the school calendar, upcoming events or Polk school information, please visit the Polk County Public Schools website (where we gathered our information) at www.polk-fl.net.
 
 

2015-2016 Assessment Schedule

September 14-25 FSA EOC Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
November 30-December 18 FSA EOC Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2;
NGSSS EOC Biology 1, Civics, U.S. History
February 29-May 6 FSA English Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics
April 11-May 6 FCAT Science Grades 5 and 8
April 18-May 13 FSA EOC Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
April 18-May 20 NGSSS EOC Biology 1, Civics, U.S. History

 
Click for Polk County testing information.