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.
Elementary School has once again received an “A” earning 525
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%.
Elementary School promoted critical thinking, originality and
creativity throughinnovative activities such as “Captain
Citrus”, “Celebrity Reader”, “Mr. Electrifying”, and “U.M.
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
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.
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
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!!