Updates and News from R.K.B.B.H.K-8 Center


This is where you can find general and important announcements from our school. I will add new information here as I receive it. Make sure to check this page often to keep up to date with the happenings at our school.

4/24/15 A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8

Dear parents,
Please note that the Deadline is Friday, MAY 1ST. All teachers of each grade met as a group and created ONE (1) supply list for the entire grade level. This new lists are exactly what the teachers agreed to require next school year.
The student supply kit order forms should be turned in directly to Julia, Nadine or Jackie at the supply store. Students should bring their forms immediately to the store when they arrive at school. Do not give order forms to homeroom teachers.
For your convenience, you can order directly from the website at www.shopttkits.com- school account # 34663. Please keep in mind this is a fundraiser and convenience in one. The PTA will receive a percentage of all sales.
Thank you once again for your support!
PTA and Administration

4/20/15 School News-
Due to the suspension of FSA testing today, all testing has been pushed back 1 day.

New FSA testing dates for 5th grade


  • Reading- Wednesday 4/22 and Thursday 4/23
  • Math- Tuesday 5/5 and Wednesday 5/6

4/2/15  School News


April 6
April 7
April 8
April 9
April 10
9:00 – 11:00

2nd  GRADE 
1:15 – 2:45
8th  GRADE
3rd  GRADE
(12:20 – 1:35) 

4/1/15  School News
Ruth K's Got Talent  - Tomorrow Night  - Thursday, April 2nd at 6pm


Please join us tomorrow night for a free event in the Elementary School Cafeteria.
Come cheer on your BOBCAT CLASSMATES...Sing, dance, FUN is the word for the night!
 Pizza and drinks will be sold

3/17/15  Message from Ms. Cendoya


This message is a follow up to the investigation with the MDCPS Portal team regarding the concerns about access to the Dade Schools Student Portal this past weekend.  
Reading Plus has learned that the MDCPS team has made an adjustment to the connection between the Dade Schools Student Portal and Reading Plus.  These adjustments should address the connection issues experienced by your students.
Should you have any additional concerns specific to the Dade Portal, the MDCPS Portal team can be contacted at 305-995-3751.
For any questions specific to Reading Plus, please contact us at support@readingplus.com.

2/17/15 School News  A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8


Dear Bobcat Families,
Do you know what sets us apart and above all of the rest? It is our dedication to strive to be the BEST. The PTA feels that the best way to get families to help us achieve our goals is by making a direct ask for help! We need you to help raise $30,000 before March 1st.! This money will go directly into technology, especially 50 computers for a new computer lab to be added at our school.
We are also giving you a chance to win an IPad. For every $10 that you contribute, you will get a chance to win one of the two IPads that were donated to help us raise funds to help our school!!! Please take this opportunity to make a difference and help Ruth K. Broad stay on top as an "A+" rated school. Checks can be made out to RKBBH PTA or you can visit www.rkbpta.com/computerlab to make an online donation. 

2/17/15 School News
Dear parents,
This year's Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Registration lottery will take place on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Media Center. Parents must complete ALLinitial school entry registration in order to participate in the lottery. Keep in mind that your child must have attained age 4 on or before September 1, 2015 in order to be eligible for this program.
Please contact the school office for any additional information at (305) 865-7912.
Thank you!
RKB Bay Harbor K-8 Center


(1/27/15) PTA NEWS
Upcoming Events at RKB Bay Harbor K-8 Center
Wednesday, Jan. 28th--PTA General Meeting 8:45am, media center

Spirit Week Postponed
Spirit Week has been postponed due to the weather. New dates to be set later. ALL students need to come to school in full uniform tomorrow. We apologize for the  inconvenience.

52nd Annual Junior Science, Engineering & Humanities Symposium Participants
All of this is possible due to the amazing contribution of the Broad Foundation and the University of Florida.

Yearbook Selfie Section
This year the yearbook will have a "SELFIE" section. All students from PreK to 8th grade can be part of it.
Take a selfie by yourself, with your friends, your teachers or your entire class and upload it following the steps:
-name of School: Ruth K Broad Bay Harbor K-8
-add name, email and password
-upload selfie in "STUDENT LIFE" folder
Deadline: February 20, 2015
You can download the app from your Smartphone. 
Treats for Troops Collection
Please help Student Council show some love & appreciation
to our United States military. 
Here are 2 ways to help:
1: Bring in items such as Cookies, Chips, Granola Bars,
& Valentine's Day Candy. Valentine's Day cards & letters are welcomed as well!  Place items in the collection boxes located in front of the Media Center or in Ms. De Leon's office (room 68).
2: Sponsor a box- For only $15.90 (cash only) you can sponsor a box to send overseas to the troops. 
For more information contact Ms. S. De Leon, Student Council Sponsor sdeleon@dadeschools.net
Collection will end on February 13th.

Neat Streets Miami Poster Contest
Students can tell us how to Clean Up and Green up our community and win awesome prizes! 
Miami Beach Youth Baseball League

Surf-Bal-Bay Relay for Life March 14th

Camillus House Homeless Collection
Throughout the months of January & February, K-Kids and Builder's Club members will be collecting toiletries for homeless people. 
Please send items to Ms. Arteaga in room 99 or Mrs. Cuenca in the main office.  Link to flyer: 

12/10/14)   A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, in collaboration with Healthy Schools and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, will be conducting an influenza (FLU) prevention campaign. The flu vaccine will be administered via nasal spray option (flu mist) which makes it easier to administer to students. A consent form was sent home on Monday, December 8th, 2014. Students who return the signed consent form by Thursday, December 11th, will receive the vaccine, free of charge, on Monday, December 15th. Thank you!

A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8

Dear Parents,

The PTA would like to inform you that we have had a vacancy in the position of President and as the Bylaws state, the Vice President will assume the responsibilities of the position of President. The position of Vice President will be filled by a majority vote by the PTA Board following an election period of 7 days. As of December 8, 2014, any person interested in fulfilling the role of PTA Vice President, should submit their name and contact information directly to drraheb@yahoo.com. The PTA Board will hold a meeting on December 16, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. to elect a new Vice President. Please note that multiple individuals may run for the same position as co-chairs.

(11/26/14)   A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8
The Ruth K. Broad Carnival ,"Winter Wonderland" on December 13th is fast approaching and the PTA is in need of the following:
  • Volunteer to manage stage acts and performances
  • Volunteers to sell food
  • Volunteers to sell drinks
  • Classroom parents to plan, decorate and run game booths (can take shifts)
  • Balloon Artist
  • Performers for stage acts (dancing, acro, band, etc.)
  • Volunteers to help set up
  • Volunteers to help clean up
  • And anything else you may be interested in doing to help at the event
  • Arts and crafts table
  • Donations of waters and sodas for the event
Please remember that 100% of money collected goes back to the school to fund special programs, purchase computers and so much more the PTA does for ALL the students. Help support our PTA by volunteering your time at the carnival. If you are available to assist with carnival, please contact juliam25@bellsouth.net ASAP. Thank you!


10/15/14 PTA NEWS


Help RKB Bay Harbor K-8 Center win!


Click on this link http://bit.ly/1z8L7iP to vote for RKB Bay Harbor's Chef Shae to win a cafeteria makeover for our school.

Dear Bobcat parents,


We need your vote for our very own Shae, Ky and Liza Carmona. The Carmona family, with the help of the Salzhauer-Epstein, Chacin, Kassin and Oppenheimer families has entered into the Uncle Ben's home made rice dish video contest in the hopes of winning first prize, $30,000 to spend on improvements for our elementary school cafeteria. It will only take a few moments of your time.

Please click the link at the top of the page 

and be sure to vote for Shae Carmona. 


The winner of the contest is determined by the number of votes for each contestant so we REALLY need your help. Send the link to friends and families who would like to see our cafeteria get some financial support. 

We will send out the link and reminder every day because you can vote once each day for the two week duration. Parents, this is a really easy way to make a big difference for the students at Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center.


Vote each day starting, October 15th through October 29th.

10/7/14  PTA NEWS

National Walk Your Child to School Day 
Wednesday, October 8th. 
Breakfast items will be sold that morning as an 8th grade fundraiser. Please visit the car pool entrance, bus entrance or P.E. field entrance to purchase some delicious breakfast goodies!  All donations will go directly to 8th grade to help with their end-of-the-year expenses.
8th grade parents:
Please help by volunteering your time OR by donating some freshly baked breakfast items, juice, coffee, water, etc.  For more information, please contact Susana at sparod02@hotmail.com

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed!
We are in need of parent volunteers to help out at lunch time in the cafeteria. Shifts are available Monday-Friday from 11:00-12:00 and from 12:00-1:00. Please consider helping out! 
To sign up, go to RKB's PTA Portal: http://rkbpta.com/volunteer-signup/?sheet_id=7
If you haven't yet registered as a volunteer, follow these steps: http://rkbpta.com/volunteer-signup/volunteer-requirements/

10/6/14 PTA and School NEWS


Red Ribbon T-Shirts
Red Ribbon t-shirt sale deadline has been extended until next Friday, October 10. Order forms are in the Main office. Cost: $10 cash.
PTA Board Meeting 
Monday, 6 October @ 8:45am
Picture Days


Tuesday Oct 7th & Wednesday Oct 8th

Parent Portal Account Setup/Message from Dr. Rodriguez
Dear parents:
Please note that during the month of November, parents are invited to come to the computer room/lab on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 8:10 and 8:40 am so that a PTA member can help you set up a Parent Portal Account. 

In addition, the Florida Standards Test will be counted this year so our school needs the PARENTS to assist their STUDENTS and TEACHERS so that our school can succeed. The teachers have updated all the port information so that parents can access books, text, etc to assist the students.

Thank you,
Dr. Rodriguez 


9/22/14  News from Ms. Cendoya

Students and Parents,
I heard about a GREAT website for students to learn and practice their typing skills. This is a totally free site that allows me to create and monitor student accounts.  I have just registered all of my students with their own accounts.  Typing practice should begin as soon as possible and should take place at least a few times a week.

To log in go to 
http://www.typingweb.com/tutor/  .  
Your username and password is your student ID #.


Today Is Family Day - A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Children!
Children who eat dinner with their families four or more times a week are far more likely to grow up to be drug free than those who have infrequent family dinners.
Here are some ways you can celebrate:
  1. Have a special family dinner tonight! Check out our activity guide and recipes and start incorporating easy and fun strategies into your family meals. Then, aim to have four or more family dinners a week.
  2. Play the Family Dinner Dash. Overcome roadblocks as you make it home to Family Dinner. Challenge the whole family to a game and see who can score the most points. The Player with the highest scores in Florida will win a $250 Publix Gift Card.
  3. Get Social. Family Dinners are the Original Social Network. Tweet photos of your Family Day projects, activities, and family dinners to #FLFamilyDay.
Together, let's help our kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free.

9/9/14 PTA News


Friday Shirts 
The opportunity to pre order a Friday shirt has been extended until Thursday, September 11th! The shirts are no longer available for online purchase, you must go to the PTA Supply Store to pre order. The cost is $12. 
Father's Walk Your Child to School Day
Wednesday is Father's Walk Your Child to School Day. Parents and/or legal guardians are encouraged to walk their child that day. Join your child for a delicious breakfast in our elementary cafeteria for $2.00. Students' breakfast is always free.

Wear Gold to support Childhood Cancer Awareness  
On Thursday, students are encouraged to wear GOLD in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for $1.00. Cancer awareness t-shirts in a different color will be allowed as well for $1.00. All money collected will be donated to the Mystic Force Foundation. Cards and letters are encouraged and will be delivered to our local children's hospital.

Parent Open House Monday, September 15th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Parent Resource Fair from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. Parents are encouraged to come (no children please.)

Book Fair The fair's extended hours will be on Monday, September 15th and Tuesday, September 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
8th Grade Philadelphia Trip The sponsorship letters are out! The students now have an opportunity to find their own sponsors to help cover their Philadelphia trip cost at the end of the year. A mom/volunteer is keeping track of all donations by child's name.  The letter/forms have been distributed to the kids. If you need additional info, contact Carolina Luczkow at carolinaluczkow@gmail.com.
Bay Harbor Islands Language Arts After School Program

 Fall School Portrait price list

9/9/14 A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8

Please read carefully the following information for this week.

Wednesday is Father's Walk Your Child to School Day. Parents and/or legal guardians are encouraged to walk their child that day. Join your child for a delicious breakfast in our elementary cafeteria for $2.00. Students' breakfast is always Free.

On Thursday, students are encouraged to wear GOLD in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for $1.00. Cancer awareness t-shirts in a different color will be allowed as well for $1.00. All money collected will be donated to the Mystic Force Foundation. Cards and letters are encouraged as well and will be delivered to our local children's hospital.

Parent Open House will be on Monday, September 15th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Parent Resource Fair will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.
Parents are encouraged to come (no children please.)

Book Fair extended hours will be on Monday, September 15th and Tuesday, September 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9/4/14 PTA News


The first No Uniform Day is tomorrow!
The PTA has setup an option whereby you can pay online $15 per child so that your child can participate in all 16 No Uniform Days throughout the school year, otherwise the cost is $1 per child per day.
Here's the link to the payment screen:
No Uniform Day Payment

 Just go to this link and it will take you to our online shopping cart and you can pay $15 for the whole year on your credit card.
From the options box, select "Whole Year Prepaid" and click 'add to basket'.
Then, click 'go to basket'. 
**In the notes box, you must put child's name/ teacher's last name (no mrs/ms needed).

 Also, Friday shirts are on order and should be arriving in a week or so for those of you who've placed orders.

9/4/14 A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8

We are now in the process of leveling classes in order to keep in compliance with the state's class size amendment. Between now and the end of October, student schedules will be adjusted to comply with the class size amendment, without affecting the student's academic programs, in all grades between kindergarten through 8th. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!


9/4/14 PTA NEWS


Upcoming Dates
September 5th-No Uniform Day
September 15th-Open House (Book Fair will be open during Open House)
September 16-18th-Book Fair
September 23rd-PTA General Meeting @ 7pm with introduction to Common Core

Tennis Balls Needed!
The school is in need of used tennis balls for all classroom desks, chairs and tables to help protect the floors. Donations of 
used or new tennis balls would be greatly appreciated.
Volunteer Badges
Once they've registered to volunteer in the Parent Portal and have received clearance from Mrs. Cuenca, volunteers must go to the PTA Office on Mondays or Wednesdays from 8:15-9:15a.m. to 
obtain their ID badge. Please bring a photo ID and $5.00.

9/2/14  message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8

This is a reminder to please bring in all your summer Box Tops! Remember, the class with the most Box Tops wins a Pizza Party. We are trying to collect 50,000 Box Tops this year. The money will be used to help the teachers in the classroom. Please bring them as soon as possible and give them to Nadine at the PTA store. Remember to place the Box Tops inside a Ziploc bag and do not staple or glue them. Thank you for your cooperation!


A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8

Registration for RKBBH after school care is now officially closed as we are already at our maximun capacity. Thank you!

PTA Store News:

Seat Sacks are in  $15

Agenda Page Divider only $ 0.50
Girls Middle School polos have also arrived
We should be getting the boys Middle School polos SOON.

Friday, August 29th is the deadline to pre-order a Friday Shirt. We will only order shirts for those that pre-order them. Please order online at wwwrkbpta.com or stop by the uniform store tomorrow morning to order one. There will be no future opportunities to buy the Friday shirts. 

8/27/14 PTA News


CPR Day Miami
Saturday September 6, 2014
8a.m. to 5p.m.
Free CPR training at 7 locations
To see locations and additional details:

National Father's Take Your Children to School Day
On September 10, 2014, fathers are asked to accompany their children to school and to consider registering to volunteer 10 hours during the school year at the school.
 This event aims to inspire fathers and families to be more effectively engaged with their children's education. 
Main participants in the 2014 National Fathers Take Your Children to School Day include fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, male caregivers, mentors and family friends, but women are also encouraged participate.
Supply Store Update
-Seat Sacks sold out on Thursday. More will arrive this week.
-You can order Uniforms, Friday shirts, supplies and become a PTA member online at http://rkbpta.com/
 -We will be taking pre sale orders for Friday shirts through August 29th! Friday Shirts will be sold as pre sale items only! You will NOT be able to purchase a Friday shirt after this date! No exceptions.
PTA General Meeting
Thursday August 28th at 8:45 am in the Media Center 

8/27/14 School News


Miami Children’s Museum is proud to support your child’s school with a $20 donation to your school PTA for every family membership purchased at MCM!
Your family can enjoy FREE admission for two adults and all children – plus one additional guest pass per visit –for an entire year.  With our 14  galleries featuring fun and interactive exhibits, our daily crafts and performances, our special “member only” family events and our traveling exhibits which will feature Nickelodeon’s “Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore” coming in October – now is the time to purchase your Family Membership at MCM and raise money for your school PTA.
Click here to Support Your School through Miami Children’s Museum:http://miamichildrensmuseum.org/schoolmembership.html

8/1/14 A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8

Hello Bobcats,

 On Friday, August 15, 2014 there will be a Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation at 9:00 a.m. in the elementary school cafeteria. Beginning at 1:00 p.m. there will be a meet and greet for grades 1 through 8. Grades 1 through 5 will meet in the elementary school cafeteria and grades 6 through 8 will meet in the middle school cafeteria. 

Additionally, school uniforms sales will be beginning August 11 through August 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please understand that the store is operated by volunteers and the doors will close prompltly at 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. All sales are cash only. 

Finally, please ensure that all that all mandatory summer reading, math, and civics activities packets are due the first day of school. We look forward to a fantastic school year.

6/3/14 A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8

Dear Parents and Students,

This is an update for the last week of school as well as summer. 

Every student has a mandated book to read, activities to complete on the book being read, and a mathematics packet.

Summer Reading and Mathematics Packets are located at  http://rkbbayharbor.dadeschools.net/  

Once there, please click on the link that reads, "School Supply Lists and Summer Reading." Then follow the Summer Reading and Mathematics Packets. Once there, each packet is categorized by grade level for the incoming school year. All packets are due the first day of school for a grade in Reading and Math.
If you have any questions or need hard copies or supply lists, please contact the school at (305) 865-7912 and we will be happy to assist you.

Additionally, last chance to buy 
discounted uniforms is on Thursday, June 5th. The PTA store will be open each morning from 8:00 to 9:30 am. Get them on sale now for the next school year.

Thank you! 


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