Nova Engineering STEM Summer Camp

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Nova Middle PTSA Board for 2018-2019 - there are open positions that need to be filled

The following is the slate for Nova Middle School PTSA for the 2018-2019 school year. There are several positions that need to be filled. Nominations may be taken from the floor the day of election May 30th at 10AM.

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Executive Board Members

Slate for 2018-2019

President-Hollie Kwak

1st Vice President- Open

Vice President- Membership-Patti Franco

Vice President- Volunteers-Keyace Sima

Vice President-Fundraising-Open

Treasurer-Margaret Jaccoma

Recording Secretary-Sharon Darling

Corresponding Secretary-Open

Teachers Rep-Dr. Deidre Wilson

Student Rep-Open

                       PTSA Emails and Website - Melyssa Rajzynger
                                      Box Top Chair - Carolyn Hardy 
                                             Hospitality Chair - Open
                                             Spirit Wear Chair- Open  

The above members have been nominated for the 2018-2019 Nova Middle School PTSA Executive Board. All other nominations may be made from the floor the day of election

May 30th at 10:00 am

To ensure our PTSA continues to support Nova Middle School in achieving their goals for the next school year it is imperative that the OPEN positions listed above be filled. Please note that you must be a member of a least 30 days to vote or become a board member.

PTSA Nomination Committee and Candidates for Board positions

PTSA Nominations and elections

A nomination committee was not formed at the last PTSA meeting. There is now a sense of urgency to elect a board for the new year (2018-2019).

Candidates for the board positions are needed as well as individuals to form the nomination committee. 

Please complete the form below for self-nominations or to nominate someone else.

If you are interested in any of these positions, but have questions, do not hesitate to contact novamiddleschool@my-PTSA.org. Include your phone number in the Email if you would like a return call rather than an Email reply. You may also email Carissa Chisholm: c_cc_123@hotmail.com

The NMS PTSA is seeking nominations for the 2018-2019 Executive Board. Without an executive board, there cannot be a PTSA at the school. 

The annual election of officers for the 2018-2019 NMS PTSA Board will be held at the last general meeting of this school year on May 8, 2018. The nominating committee will be working to put together a slate of candidates for this election. We need you!

A list of available positions and descriptions can be found below. If you are interested in any of these positions, but have questions, do not hesitate to contact novamiddleschool@my-PTSA.org. Include your phone number in the Email if you would like a return call rather than an Email reply. You may also email Carissa Chisholm: c_cc_123@hotmail.com

Intent to run for one of these positions must me made known via the nominee intent form which will be sent out in a following Email soon and submitted to a current board member, online via Email, or to the PTSA office.

Candidates must:

• Give consent to be nominated, or self-nominate;

• Be willing to carry out the duties of the office for at least a one year term;

• Be willing to work as a team member to advocate for all children at NMS;

• Be a current NMS PTSA member.

The Board Positions and their Duties and Responsibilities are as follows:

  • President - The PTSA President presides over all meetings, works in conjunction with the PTSA members, Board and Principal to oversee the running of the PTSA. Serves as ex-officio member of all committees, except nominating committee.

  • 1st Vice President - The 1st Vice President serves as an aide to the PTSA president and performs the duties of the president in his/her absence.

  • VP-Volunteers - The VP–Volunteers serves as volunteer coordinator. Recruits volunteers to assist with PTSA activities as well as school events. Publicizes volunteer opportunities and maintains a database of all volunteers. 

  • VP-Membership - The VP-Membership promotes membership, maintains a database of Nova Middle School PTSA members. Attracts new members and retains existing members. 

  • VP-Fundraising - The VP-Fundraising determines and oversees all fundraising efforts for the school year, Researches and evaluates new fund raising opportunities to ensure that all goals are met.

  • Recording Secretary - The Recording Secretary responsible for keeping permanent record of the proceedings of all meetings of the association and executive board. Prepares and distributes minutes to the president soon after each meeting.

  • Corresponding Secretary - The Corresponding Secretary conducts correspondence for the PTSA and president, takes minutes for meetings in the event of absence of the recording secretary.

  • Treasurer - The Treasurer acts as custodian of all NMS PTSA funds. Keeping accurate records of all disbursements, expends monies as authorized by NMS PTSA, collects all NMS PTSA dues, submits a written report at each meeting and serves as Chairperson of the Budget Committee. Submits all records for annual audits. Candidate must have a working knowledge of QuickBooks.

  • Teacher Rep - The Teacher Rep serves as a liaison between the PTSA and teachers. Reports at association meetings on the activities in the classrooms. Provides teacher feedback.

  • Student Rep - The Student Rep Promotes student involvement in PTSA, PTSA activities and school events. Gives reports at association meetings on students ideas, perspectives and concerns.

Link for the form for self-nominations or to nominate someone else is below:

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Florida PTA / Governor Scott's Action Plan


Florida PTA – Governor Scott’s Action Plan



February 23, 2018       

This afternoon Governor Scott announced his action plan to start specific measures to keep our students and our communities safer. Florida PTA was fortunate to be chosen, among select state and local leaders, to have a voice in the Education Workshop which helped to develop many elements of this plan.

Florida PTA feels confident that this is a major step in the right direction, with the Governor's commitment to limit the accessibility of firearms to anyone who may be a danger to themselves or others. He has also committed to increase funding for the Safe Schools Appropriations Allocation, to be utilized by each school district for the purpose of "hardening" measures that can increase security in our schools. One of our most earnest and repeated requests has been to have more counseling and mental health resources specifically designated to identify and support at-risk students and the Governor listened. There will be dedicated mental health counselors to provide direct services to students at every school, and this will be their only role.

Florida PTA concurs that the presence of trained, dedicated law enforcement personnel on campus is the right course of action. Their partnership, in preparing our schools to prevent another tragedy will be paramount.

Florida PTA agrees with Governor Scott when he says that open dialogue is critical. There is nothing more important than the safety of our most precious resource, our children. While Florida PTA maintains strong positions that were not included in this initial plan, we support the implementation of these measures immediately. Our students have demanded to feel safer while in our care and we are obligated to make that happen.

Cindy Gerhardt, President

Florida PTA

Statement from Florida PTA President


Statement from Florida PTA President, Cindy Gerhardt re: Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S., Broward County, Florida.

This afternoon (2/14) I received a text that no one who leads the largest child advocacy association in this state would ever want to read.  The school shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has set each and every parent, grandparent, sibling, family and community member back on their heels.  The heaviness of this horrific act has suffocated us with grief, sadness, hopelessness and hurt. 

Florida PTA has a long and successful legacy of fighting for the safety, health and well-being of ALL children in our state, but today we feel like we have fallen short.  Children left their homes that will never return.  Our hearts are mourning for each and every victim and their families and loved ones.  There are simply no words that one can offer at this time to a mother who has lost her baby boy, or a father who has lost his Valentine.  Our minds are struggling to find answers but more importantly, our determination is stronger than ever to ensure that this tragic moment is never repeated.  Our children are not statistics and enough weeping has occurred to fill the Gulf that surrounds our state.  Enough.

While you may not recognize the faces or know the names, each and every person involved will be impacted in ways we cannot fathom and they will need our support.  Kim Potanovic, PTSA President at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School says, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of this horrific event.  We condemn this senseless loss of life, and we plan to do whatever we can to help the staff, students and families affected by this tragedy."

We ask that you please keep them in your hearts and find ways to honor them with your advocacy and actions. 

Titan Tutoring

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New Nova Titan Sweatshirts are now available on the PSTA website under the estore tab. $25 each. Available in YL-AXL

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NMS Mock Courtroom - Tax Deductible Donations


The Nova Middle School PTSA is requesting your continued support of the state  of the art mock courtroom that we have on our campus! Nova Middle School is one of very few public schools in Broward County with a full-sized mock courtroom. The mock courtroom includes a full sized, wood-paneled courtroom, replete with a jury box, witness stand, and judge’s bench. This courtroom is used by our Nova Middle School Legal Studies Department as they launch their legal careers. The mock courtroom is also available for various debates and technologically equipped for local, national, even international broad- casting of debates and mock trial presentations.

Permanent recognition of your personal tax deductible donation will be made in the form of personalized law books painted on the walls of our courtroom. Our talented art teacher created a mural of law books on bookshelves to replicate the look of a law library. The books will be painted in the order that the forms and payment are received. Each $100 donation will be recognized by a name of the donor’s choosing, being painted on the spine of the book. Example:

In memory of__________ In honor of____________ The ____________ Family

For an additional $50 donation, you also have the option to add graphics (e.g. Titan logo, college logo, scales of justice). Please submit a non-returnable copy of the exact logo to be painted.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please visit the Estore tab of the PTSA Website for information on levels of corporate sponsorship.

Please send your tax deductible donation to Nova Middle School PTSA at 3602 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314. Payment can be made by credit card on our Estore.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Earn money for Nova Middle PTSA while shopping!

Attention Amazon Shoppers! You can earn $ for Nova Middle School PTSA by visiting http://smile.amazon.com and selecting Nova Middle School PTSA as your charity. Then make sure when you shop, you start at smile.amazon.com! Thank you! Every little bit counts!  Once you select Nova Middle School PTSA: 

Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com). 

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Parent Information Guide for 2017-2018

Parent Information Guide for 2017-2018 School Year (click link below to view Guide):  

The guide contains information about:
· Schedule Change Policy,
· Unified Dress Code,
· Spirit Shirts – Available from the PTSA,
· Front Office Hours,
· Car Pickup Reminders, and
· Classroom Interruptions Policy

Schedule Change Policy

Nova Middle School creates student schedules with careful consideration to each student’s academic level and areas of interest. In order to provide consistency for parents, students, and teachers, schedule changes will be kept to a minimum. Before making a request, please review the information below to assure that you fully understand the schedule change policy.

Requesting a schedule change:

In the rare event that a schedule change is needed, a schedule change request form must be submitted to the front office. No request may be made through personal meetings, phone calls, or emails. Once the proper form is provided to Guidance, the student’s records will be reviewed and a decision will be made regarding the request.

Reason for changes:

· Student is missing a core class.

· Student was inappropriately placed based on grade level.

· Student was inappropriately placed based on skill level.

If a student received any of their elective choices from their course placement form, no changes will be made.

Other Request:

Nova Middle School will not change student schedules for any of the following reasons:

· Friends are in another class

· Lunch period preference

· Unaddressed behavior or academic concerns

Unified Dress Code (UDC)

All Nova Middle School students are required to follow the mandatory unified dress code policy. Students must conform to the UDC during all regular school days, including Early Release and Flex Days. Students involved in school sponsored clubs/activities or sports must wear appropriate unified dress code attire or a school issued uniform on game/competition days only.


Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts - Cotton twill "docker style" in hunter green, yellow/gold, black, white, red, navy blue, gray or khaki. No leggings/jeggings or any type of jean pants or corduroys. Shorts must be longer than the fingertips when held down the side of the body or mid-thigh.

Shirts - Collared "polo style" in any solid color.

Jackets - Jackets must be a solid color. Jackets must be worn with an approved uniform shirt beneath. Students are permitted to wear solid-color vests or cardigan sweaters with appropriate uniform shirt.

Shoes - Footwear must be worn at all times. Unified dress code requires close toed shoes at all times.

Important Information

1. Undershirts may not hang beyond or below the uniform shirt. Undergarments that do not fit properly beneath the uniform shirt will be confiscated.

2. NOT ALLOWED: Pants that are knit/lycra, spandex, parachute, athletic, fleece, denim and corduroy material of any type or color, hip huggers, or lowriders. Sweat pants or sweat suits are not allowed. Shorts/skorts/skirts that are above mid-thigh as described in the Secondary Code of Student Conduct, Section III are not allowed.

3. Sleeveless shirts and shirts without collars are not allowed.

4. Clothing which is too tight or oversized does not conform to the Unified Dress Code. Pants that sag are not permitted.

6. Tops must be long enough to cover the complete mid-section when arms are held up overhead.

7. Tank tops, tube tops, etc... that show beneath the uniform shirt are not permitted.

8. Bottoms may not have any writing across them.

9. Also inappropriate are chains, spikes, headbands, bandanas, gang paraphernalia; tattered clothing (clothing must be hemmed); midriffs; unbuckled pants; long dangling earrings, curlers, shower caps, hats or caps; suspenders, slogans, emblems, motifs, stripes, or patterns in clothing.

PTSA Sells Spirit Shirts

Nova Middle's PTSA will be selling Nova "Spirit Shirts" for each grade level during the schedule pickup. These Spirit Shirts may be worn on Fridays. Spirit shirts are required attire for all field trips.

Consequences for non-compliance to UDC Policy will be aligned with the Broward County Secondary Discipline Matrix. Parents are encouraged to ensure that their children adhere to Nova Middle's Unified Dress Code Policy.

Front Office Hours

On Regular School Days:

• The Main Office will open at 8:45 AM.

• Students may not be signed out after 3:45 PM.

• The Main Lobby will close at 3:45 PM. Staff will be available in the Student Services Department until 4:15 PM. The main telephone line will be answered from 9:00 AM until 4:55 PM.

On Early Release Days:

• The Main Office will open at 8:45 AM.

• Students may not be signed out after 1:55 PM.

• The Main Lobby will close at 1:55 PM. Staff will be available in the Student Services Department until 4:15 PM. The main telephone line will be answered from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM.

On Teacher Planning Days:

• Office hours are from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM.

Car Pick Up Reminders:

• Vehicles may not be left unattended in the car pick up line.

• All children, who are not Nova Middle students, must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Due to safety concerns, elementary students should not enter campus, including the front courtyard, during school hours.

Classroom Interruptions Policy

Please be advised that homework, P.E. clothing, field trip money and miscellaneous deliveries are not accepted in the main office. The only items that may be dropped off or delivered to students are eyeglasses or preauthorized medication to the nurse. Lunch money may be deposited directly to a student’s account in the cafeteria. Parents should report to the main office to sign in and receive a visitor’s pass to visit the cafeteria.


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Bell Schedule for 2017-2018

Bell Schedule for the 2017-2018 school year. Please note that sixth graders have a different bell schedule than seventh and eighth grade students.


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Thanks to everyone taking part in collecting Box Tops! Please keep turning in your BoxTops that are redeemed for money for the NMS PTSA!  

Parent Link Phone Call (Robocall)

Have you ever missed an important Parent Link Phone Call (what we know as Robocalls) and wanted to hear the message? If you call the Broward Schools Parent Link at (855) 705-0301 recently after a call was made. You can replay recent messages left for your household. If you don't receive any calls from the school, please let the front office know your updated telephone number.

Naviance - Career and Future Planning Resource

Nova Middle School is now using a new tool for planning your future. NAVIANCE a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.
Visit http://connection.naviance.com/novams
Students log in with their student number.
The password is their birthday in this format: mm/dd/yyyy 

Safety in the Carpool Lane!

During the first few weeks of drop-off and pickup, heavy traffic is expected.  Thank you in advance for your patience and observance of the following safety rules.   
* A reminder to please follow the carpool rules for our children’s safety. Cars must proceed through the carpool lane. Unattended cars cannot be parked in the lane. Cars cannot park on the grass or block parking spots. During carpool hours, all cars must make a RIGHT turn when exiting. Tickets will be issued for failure to comply.
* Please note that the lane entering the school is ONE WAY only. 
* When leaving the school, there is only ONE exit lane. DO NOT drive next to the other cars and then merge right into the exit lane (and cutting off all other patiently waiting cars!)

* When Officer Smith is conducting traffic and waving cars forward, he is trying to keep traffic moving and requests that if he is telling your car to proceed, please do not stop, wave, talk ... it is disruptive to the flow of traffic. Keep driving! 

Keep connected with NMS

Register with the PTSA Email list by registering on this site http://novamiddle.my-PTSA.org so you can receive PTSA Emails through http://novamiddle.my-PTSA.org. Thank you! 
Additionally, each teacher should provide students and their families with the number and code to text for Remind text notifications for each class period.