PM Wells Parent Panther Update
Dear PM Wells Charter Academy Families:
We hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the week. Given the many exciting developments that have taken place in the last 48 hours, we wanted to provide parents with an up date on the following items described below:
One More Parent Zoom Session! (June 17, 2021) A big thank you to all the parents that joined us these past weeks for our informational sessions, your questions and the overall dialogue were much appreciated! Given several parent requests for one more session and the request of the parents via the questions outlined in the completed survey, we will be conducting another parent information session on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 6:00 PM. Whether you’ve attended a session previously or not, all are welcome to join.
The Zoom information is below.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/8449259641?pwd=MmQxVzh1cXRXRXNpN0NTSFcrRHFsZz09
Zoom Meeting ID: 844-925-9641
We are happy to announce that the school hours for 2021-2022 school year will remain the same as this year, starting at 9:00 AM and ending at 4:00 PM. Before and after care and breakfast will also remain at the same time.
Communication Summary To Date for PM Wells Panther Parents
While our team has been diligently working to update parent emails and phone numbers, we understand that the school’s previous records may not have been fully updated or emails may have changed. Therefore, to ensure all parents are able to review all communication sent to date since our management company, NAEP, was announced, please see below for the letters/emails attached along with this Parent Panther Update:
● May 27, 2021 – PM Wells NAEP Introduction Letter
● June 6, 2021 – PM Wells Parent Parent Update
2021-2022 School Year Articular Survey (One Survey Per Student Due June 18, 2021)
As we ensure that student and parent needs and preferences are integrated into student schedules, courses, and academic tracks for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond, as sent earlier via REMIND, below you will find the link to an important articulation survey that needs to be completed by all parents by June 18, 2021. Please complete one survey per student if you have multiple children in the school. We look forward to a successful 2021-2022 school year. GO PANTHERS!
Instructional Coach PM Wells Charter Academy for the 2021-2022 School Year
We are excited to announce that Ms. Evelyn Rodriguez, currently a social studies teacher at PM Wells Charter Academy, has been appointed as the new Instructional Coach for PM Wells Charter Academy for the 2021-2022 School Year. Ms. Rodriguez brings a wealth of experience via a long and successful teaching career in Chicago and the Orlando area and is passionate not only about providing ALL students with a quality education focusing on equity and differentiated supports, but also as a much sought-after and appreciated resource by PM Wells teachers, all of whom are excited for her promotion and new role. Congratulations Ms. Rodriguez! We have full confidence that under your leadership, our instructional program will be the best in the district!
Athletic Director PM Wells Charter Academy for the 2021-2022 School Year
We are excited to announce that Mr. Manuel Narvaez, currently a physical education teacher at Victory Charter School K-5 will serve as the new Athletic Director for PM Wells Charter Academy. Athletics is not only a great enrichment activity and skill-set development process, it also creates a sense of pride and accomplishment for scholar athletes. Mr. Narvaez has a long track record of coaching students, providing physical education, and even playing basketball at competitive levels. We are excited about his experience and the fun, engaging, and growth-oriented athletic programs he will bring to our Panther Pride!
Congratulations to the Panther Staff Confirmed for the 2021-2022 School Year
join us in congratulating the staff that have been hired for the 2021-2022 school year from our first round interviews. In our efforts to maintain the family feel at the school, we are still in contact with a large number of PM Wells teachers from this past year and look forward to many other teachers returning for the following school year.
● Ms. Mary Angely Arroyo Lopez, Teacher
● Ms. Elizabeth Asencio, Teacher
● Ms. Norvia Candelaria, Teacher
● Ms. Carmen Curet, Teacher
● Ms. Carmen Hernandez, After School Care
● Ms. Maria Chabrier-Aubain, Teacher
● Ms. Annette Negron, Business Manager
● Ms. Rachel Norman, Teacher
● Ms. Gloria Ortega, Custodian
● Mr. Francisco Mattos, Custodian
● Mr. Juan Perez, Teacher
● Ms. Nancy Porto, Before & After Care Director
● Ms. Evelyn Rodriguez, Instructional Coach
● Ms. Hilda Rodriguez Berrios, Teacher
● Ms. Zayda Roldan, Office
● Ms. Brenda Rosario, ESOL Lead and Paraprofessional
● Ms. Janis Rodriguez, Paraprofessional
● Mr. Pedro Torres, Teacher
● Ms. Stephanie Taylor, Permanent Substitute
● Ms. Daniela Patino, Teacher
● Ms. Caroline Foust, Teacher
● Ms. Fabiola Franz-Sloat, Family Engagement Specialist
● Ms. Amee Alphonso, Teacher
● Ms. Elsie Agosto, 21st Century Program Learning Specialist
We would also like to welcome new members of the PM Wells Charter Academy that have been hired for the 2021-2022 school year.
● Ms. Cyndee Williams, Teacher
● Ms. Kaitlyn Hymes, Teacher
● Ms. Valerie Castillo, Teacher
● Mr. Manuel Narvaez, Athletic Director
● Ms. Isabel Barco, Counselor and Behavioral Specialist
We have several interviews this week with other PM Well staff to continue the hiring process. Stay tuned!
Please note that regardless of the company the school will utilize for bussing for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond, all student pickup and drop off locations from the previous year will be honored for this coming school year. Therefore, parents that received bus transportation last year can have the piece of mind that they will receive transportation this year as well. We have begun communication with A&S transportation, as well as other vendors, to determine the best and most feasible transportation company for the school.
STEAM Program at PM Wells Charter Academy
STEAM education is a significant goal within the charter of our school and this coming school year, STEAM is back! We have already begun planning exciting field trips, experiments, technology-driven projects, artistic endeavors, and more to enrich our Panther students’ education and make them more competitive as they prepare for high school. More information on this will be forthcoming.
REMINDER: Join Our REMIND Group for Updates
As mentioned during our informational sessions, please see below for instructions to sign up for REMIND via your phone. This will be a great way for you to receive the latest updates including announcements, parent letters, and more right to your phone.
To sign up for REMIND – please sign up for text notifications by sending a text message to the number 81010 with the code below and follow the directions when prompted: ● PM Wells School REMIND Code – @346a37
As mentioned during our recent informational webinars, all school uniforms will stay the same for the 2021-2022 school year. For new families and returning families that need new uniforms, uniform order process information will be released shortly.
21st Century Tutoring Program
We are excited to announce that the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program will remain in effect for the 2021-2022 school year. More information on program registration will be forthcoming.
Thank You Panthers!
Thank you everyone for your attention and collaboration as we work together to make PM Wells Charter Academy a continued success and THE choice for parents in the School District of Osceola. Go Panthers!