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Claudia Hessing




Ileana Sotolongo

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A Message from Mrs. Claudia Hessing

Dear Flamingo Elementary School’s Family,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Flamingo Elementary School, we would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome as we begin the 2013-2014 school year! We would like to take this opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments during the 2012-2013 School Year.

·   Flamingo Elementary School has once again received an “A” earning 525 points!!!!!

·   Flamingo Elementary School improved its school-wide attendance average. Our achievements in comparison to all elementary schools in the district were as follows: number twenty in the first quarter with 97.54%, number twenty-two during the second quarter with 96.35 %,  number twenty-three in the third quarter with 96.95% and number twenty-four during the fourth quarter with 95.60%. Finally, we were number eighteen in the district for the 2012-2013 school year with 96.59%.

·   Flamingo Elementary School promoted critical thinking, originality and creativity throughinnovative activities such as “Captain Citrus”, “Celebrity Reader”, “Mr. Electrifying”, and “U.M. Reading Buddies”.

·   Flamingo Elementary School in cooperation with Citrus Health Network implemented a grant through South Florida Behavioral Health Network.  “A Healthy Me Program”. We will continue the second year of implementation during the 2013-2014 school year.

·   Flamingo Elementary School participated in the Health Connect Program funded by the Children’s Trust for the eighth consecutive year. The Citrus Health Network provided our students with services from a nurse, nurse’s aide and social worker.

·   Flamingo Elementary School proudly continues our quest in promoting the importance of health and nutrition through physical fitness activities. As an educational community, we are committed to maintaining the safety of all students through the implementation of programs that emphasize the importance of continued safe walking skills in our student’s day-to-day lives. Moreover, our faculty and staff are dedicated to making a difference in the fight against childhood obesity by promoting and encouraging walking as a key method of exercise.

We launch our theme for the 2013-2014 School Year, “Game Plan for a Winning Season!” With this in mind, our theme is best described by Pat Riley, “There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness and strength.” This state of mind is critical to our success and to the realization of our goals. According to the Academy of Achievement, the “Seven Keys to Success” are “Passion, Vision, Preparation, Courage, Perseverance, Integrity and The American Dream.” It is precisely this dream that propels us to continually strive to provide your child (ren) with the highest level of a quality education through the implementation of rigorous national standards. In the end, we must never forget that each one of these keys unlock the doors that lead to achievement, realization and self-fulfillment of their unique “American Dream”.

To this end, once again we are enlisting your support in strengthening the home-school partnership to ensure that your child (ren) achieves his/her highest potential. We are confident that together we can make a significant and enduring impact that will enable your child (ren) to lead fulfilling and successful lives realizing the American Dream in this ever-changing, ever-growing global society.

The faculty, staff and administrative team of Flamingo Elementary School feel privileged to be a part of such a wonderful educational family and community. We thank you for your support and the opportunity to work with you and your child in establishing a solid foundation and serving as a compass leading to your child’s successful future!!


Claudia Hessing



Flamingo Elementary School                                                                

701 East 33rd Street

Hialeah, Florida 33013                                                          

Phone: (305) 691-5531 Fax: (305) 835-8525 


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