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.

November 12, 2015 School News
Then GET Donations (flat donations or per lap donations) for your Child’s FUN RUN!
Help support our school in the effort to purchase mobile computer carts for all students access technology and enhance instruction at the same time!
Middle School Students – There is a $30 minimum fundraising goal to run in the COLOR RUN!
Make a Pledge…… Make Ruth K Broad the Best!
We need 100% participation to hit our Goal of $50,000 towards Technology!
Let's make it happen, Bobcats!!!

(Sept. 30, 2015) School News
Parking Alert!
 The bank teller parking lot owners have begun towing cars! Please be advised that the designated school parking area is in the garage across from the field.
If you park in the bank parking lot, you risk being towed. If you park in the front of the school without a special issued parking permit, you will be ticketed.
Please understand that the lot surrounding the bank drive thru is privately owned and does not belong to the bank. The owners do not want cars parking there and will begin strict enforcement.

(Sept. 18,2015)  School News
Shop online at the school's book fair until Sept. 21, 2015.  Use this link Scholastic Book Far

(Sept. 15, 2015 School News)
The Scholastic Book Fair will be at the Media Center September 14 thru 18.

The hours are from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm and from 4:00 pm - 6:00pm

For your convenience this year we are also offering online shopping at the website below with FREE shipping to the school. 

You will be able to shop online from September 14th thru the 21st.

(September 10, 2015) ****  IMPORTANT SCHOOLS NEWS

Tomorrow is the 9/11 Ceremony that we are participating in with the Town of Bay Harbor Islands Police Department and Town Officials. This event will involve our entire student body and will be a very nice remembrance in honor of those whose lives were impacted by 9/11.
Traffic Patterns will be impacted as there will be limited access through 95th Street to enter the parking garage. (See Narrative)
There will be a  tent on 95 Street which has approximately 14 feet of clearance enough to allow passenger vehicles to pass under.  We will have officers in place on 95th Street to guide vehicles under the open frame of the tent and allow them to pass east into the garage.  This will end at approximately 8:45 am when we will need to have the chairs put in place under the tent.  
At approximately 8:45 we will be shutting down 95th street to east bound traffic.  Public Works dep’t is utilizing the sign boards on 96 Street to alert parents of the 911 event and to expect traffic delays.  

Advise for parents who
drive in from the west side of town to go south on West Bay Harbor Drive to 92 street turning north and then left onto 93 to the school.   The parents who come in from the east should utilize Bay Harbor Terrace to travel south. We will have an officer at 96 Street and the Terrace to assist moving the east bound traffic south and advising parents to consider using Bert Court to enter the garage and park there. 
The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:45 am.  All students should bring a water bottle (as it will be hot) and a towel (to sit down on the field as the ceremony occurs- approximately 40 minutes). All students must sit with their class/ teacher and stay with their class throughout the entire event.

(Aug. 31, 2015)
****A message from Ms. Cendoya*****

A BIG "thank you" to all my students and their families!!!

This has been a busy, but wonderful start to the new school year. I have been blessed with the most amazing students and supportive parents that made the "back to school" week go so smoothly. I have enjoyed getting to know each of my students and meeting many of the parents. I look forward to meeting all of the other parents soon. I'm filled with excitement because I know this is going to be an amazing year!

Thank you again for all of the support and cooperation!
-Ms. Cendoya

***Don't forget to bring in the Box Tops that you have collected over the summer !

8/30/15 A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8

Dear Bobcats,
Congratulations on a wonderful first week of school! I am very proud to report that we had a wonderful week and our Bobcats showed respect, responsibility, and fairness. They also showed acts of kindness towards their classmates and did as they were supposed to! Thank you all for a superhero week!
 Here are a few reminders for tomorrow....
We hope to see everyone at school bright and early (by 8:10 am for PK-grade 1 and by 8:25 am for grades 2-8). We have free breakfast for all students in the elementary cafeteria starting at 7:45 am. Tomorrow we begin our closed campus and ask that all parents walk their children to one of the four entry points or drop their children off through the car pool lane. All children are to report to their line up area by the expected time. Teachers in grade PK-1 will pick up their classes at 8:10 am and students in grades 2-8 by 8:25 am. Any parents that would like to park, may park for free in the parking garage from 7:45 am to 9:00 am.
Our PTA sends out a PTA newsletter every week full of information in reference to all of the happenings at our school. If you would like to receive the weekly PTA Newsletter or if you would like to no longer receive the newsletter, please send a request to add your email address to juliam25@bellsouth.net.
Have a wonderful night and we look forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow morning.
Dr. Rodriguez

8/26/15 PTA news

Join us for the first PTA General Meeting with bagels and coffee tomorrow, Thursday August 27th, at 8:45 am in the Media Center.
Please look for the volunteer and membership forms which will be sent home with your child this week.           
VISIT the PTA Website  to learn more about the PTA, how to volunteer, and more!
Please note that the previous website is no longer being managed by the PTA. Please update your bookmarks with our new website address http://rkbbayharbor.dadeschools.net/pta/index.html  

(8/11/15)  A message from RUTH K BROAD/BAY HARBOR K-8
Dear Bobcats,
I hope each of you has had an amazing summer and are gearing up for a wonderful 2015-2016 school year! We can’t wait to see each of you as you bring with you your “Super Powers” and share them with your Bobcat Family! Here are a few reminders to make the start of school smooth for everyone!
  • Summer Packets are mandatory and must be turned in the first day of school. Packets are located at http://rkbbayharbor.dadeschools.net/ on the main page under the link Summer Packets. Please ensure that your child has completed the Reading and Mathematics packets for the grade that they will be entering this August. Additionally on that same page are the school supplies that your child should have with them the first day of school.
  • All immunization records must be up-to-date in order for registration to be complete. All incoming 7th graders, need to have a Tdap and a 2nd varicella Immunization in order to be able to attend school. Please verify that your records are complete with Joyce in the Main Office.
During the week of August 17 – 21 school will be open for Uniform Sales in the PTA Office and Supply Kit Distribution in room #17 from 9-11 am and from 4-6 pm.
From August 18 – 21 Registration for After School Care will be open in the Media Center.
On Friday, August 21, 2015 Registration for the Town of Bay Harbor Islands Recreational Program will be open outside of the Elementary Cafeteria.
Orientations are schedule for Friday, August 21, 2015 at 9:00 am for PK (in PK Classroom #90);                                                10:00 am for Kindergarten in the Elementary Cafeteria and at                                                          1:00 pm for Grades 1-5 in the Elementary Cafeteria and for 
                                                                    Grades 6-8 in the Middle School Cafeteria.
Please join us in each of these events to ensure a smooth opening of schools for every  Superhero Bobcat!
We can’t wait to see each of you there!!
Dr. Rodriguez


Dear Parents and Students,

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/supplyList.html

Each packet is categorized by grade level for the incoming school year. Students must complete the assignments for the grade level they will be entering in August 2015.  All packets/ assignments are due the first day of school and will be graded.

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.


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