These are some of the activities and
academic programs offered to Flamingo Elementary students.
Please check our photo gallery for pictures of these programs in
One of the major goals of Miami-Dade
County Public Schools focuses on the need to prepare students to
enter the work force and provide students knowledge and skills
intrinsic to competing in a global community. In order to assist
our students in accomplishing these goals, as well as offering them
the opportunity to grow in awareness of the global community, Miami
Dade County Public Schools is expanding the bilingual programs.
Research has shown significant benefits from participating in such
· Children exposed to foreign
language instruction score higher in verbal and mathematical skills.
· Foreign language instruction
reinforces the language skills of the first language.
to a second language serves as a means of helping students move
toward intercultural competence.
earlier a student begins to learn in two languages the sooner he or
she becomes truly bilingual.
In order to offer our students the advantages that being bilingual
and bi-literate affords, Flamingo Elementary is offering an Extended
Foreign Language (EFL) model. It provides all participating
students an opportunity to become bilingual and bi-literate and, at
the same time, to acquire values that will enable them to function
in an increasingly multicultural society.
and talented students are those for whom a traditional educational
program is not always sufficient, requiring a different approach for
meeting their educational needs.
demonstrate achievement or potential ability can be in:
· general intellectual ability
· specific academic aptitude
· creative or productive thinking
· leadership ability
· visual and performing arts
· psychomotor abilities
School-wide Enrichment Model
Flamingo Elementary was chosen as the elementary school in Region I
to Pilot the School-wide Enrichment Program. This Program is based
on a model for gifted education developed by Dr. Joseph Renzulli at
the University of Connecticut. Students in this Program work
through three types of enrichment activities (Type I, Type II, and
Type III). The objectives of the School-wide Enrichment Program are
to 1) expose students to topics that may not be included in the
essential curriculum, 2) increase student skills in research and
problem solving, and 3) increase student awareness of personal
strengths and potential for success.
Teaching Enrichment Activities to Minorities
The Teaching Enrichment Activities to Minorities (TEAM) program was
established in the Miami-Dade County Public School System during the
1984-85 school year. It was designed to provide instruction to
higher-order thinking skills to identified students in a
self-contained elementary school classroom setting. TEAM integrates
thinking skills instruction with all subject areas to strengthen the
thinking processes of students.
Flamingo Elementary has
many activities and clubs available for the students. Listed below
are some of the activities that are currently available for your
child to participate in.
Our Safety Patrol sees that every
student leaves the school safely. Crowd and traffic control is also
very important to the success of our program.
Do the Right Thing
This program was designed to
positively impact the youth of our school by publicly recognizing
students who distinguish themselves through their behavior and by
establishing them as role models for their peers.
The art club helps develop artistic
skill, nurture the joy of being creative and helps students acquire
an appreciation for art.
The Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) studio is
used for a the daily morning news show, which is produced by