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Important Information regarding pick-up:

Dear CRMA Parents,

We have noticed an increase in parents submitting a last minute pick-up person request via email. This practice can no longer continue.
If the pick-up person is not on your child’s emergency contact card, they will not be able to remove your child from the school.
Please update your child’s card as soon as possible. It is against Miami-Dade County Public School Policy. We can no longer make
exceptions as this is causing us to be out of compliance. We are a MDCPCS and must adhere to the policies set forth in our contract.
Furthermore, if your child is going home with someone who is enrolled in the aftercare program that parent muse be on the emergency
contact card and the child must wait in the office. Again, this is a liability issue and we cannot watch or be responsible for students not
enrolled in our aftercare program. These policies will be strictly enforced beginning March 30th. If you have any questions, please contact
the school.

Sincerely, CRMA Administration


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Writing tests for 4th – 8th Grade begin on Monday March 2nd.
Please take a moment to read the following important information:

FCAT Writes letter to Parents – 2015

FCAT Writes letter to Parents – 2015 Spanish


MARCH 16th to APRIL 10th.
Please take a moment to read the following important information:

FSA 3 & 4 letter to parents – English and Spanish combined

Step Up Miami Flyer South Dade 2015

Step-Up Miami brings together Miami’s new, emerging and seasoned community leaders to participate in an intense leadership development process. The course will guide participants through an examination of current “best” practices; the sharing of personal experiences; an exploration of diverse approaches; and a “hands-on” application of problem-solving strategies surrounding poverty. The goal of the course is to generate a critical mass of neighborhood leaders.
Dinner, childcare and an age appropriate student (K – 5) leadership curriculum are provided. Training space is limited. There is NO fee for participation.


Pick one up in the office – $10 each.

Don’t Forget to pre-order your Yearbook
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From now on we are requesting that LYSOL SPRAY not be sent into the classrooms and that parents choose alternatives 
such as Seventh Generation, Mrs. Meyer’s or Ecover, as well as others which are safer choices for the students and staff.
Since requesting Lysol spray on supply lists, it has come to our attention that the spray contains some dangerous chemicals which can be particularly

harmful to asthmatics and those with respiratory issues. Click this link for further details: Dangers of Lysol spray, ehow
If you have purchased Lysol for your child’s classroom, still have the receipt and are willing to return it for another safer option that would be very helpful.
If not, please choose the healthier options when purchasing next time.
We thank you for helping us to keep your children safe and healthy! 

A Letter to our CRMA Community

 Although this letter was written by the Principal of an unknown Elementary School, Ms. Golden, Ms. King, the Faculty
and Staff of CRMA feel the same way and would like to share the following with you.

“We are concerned that these tests do not always assess all of what it is that make each of you special and unique. The people who create these tests and score them do not know each of you– the way your teachers do, the way I hope to, and certainly not the way your families do. They do not know that many of you speak two languages. They do not know that you can play a musical instrument or that you can dance or paint a picture. They do not know that your friends count on you to be there for them or that your laughter can brighten the dreariest day. They do not know that you write poetry or songs, play or participate in sports, wonder about the future, or that sometimes you take care of your little brother or sister after school. They do not know that you have traveled to a really neat place or that you know how to tell a great story or that you really love spending time with special family members and friends. They do not know that you can be trustworthy, kind or thoughtful, and that you try, every day, to be your very best…
the scores you get will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything. There are many ways of being smart.”

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We cannot know the consequences of suppressing a child’s spontaneity when he is just beginning to be active. We may even suffocate life itself. That humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendor during the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of religious veneration. It is like the sun which appears at dawn or a flower just beginning to bloom. Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.” –Maria Montessori