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Principal's Message

Dear Manatee Family,

As we enter the 4th quarter of the 2018-2019 school year, I look back on all we have accomplished so far with great pride! Our scholars have grown academically, socially, and artistically this year. I am so pleased to see the citizens they are becoming.

Our house system has been a great success! Through our monthly house meetings, our scholars have developed relationships with friends in other grades, as well as with teachers and staff members they may not have known otherwise. During the meetings, they practiced mindfulness, learned about the habits of successful scholars, and most importantly, HAD FUN with their house family. We have one more quarter to earn points, and then we will see who will reign as house champions! (GO DUCIBUS!)

Many school events this year have allowed our scholars to shine in areas outside of academics. Our dance team showcased their talents at the Mascot Battle, an Orlando Magic Game, and other school events. The music club played beautifully at our Winter Yule Ball and our Black History Month performance. We value the arts at Meadow Woods Elementary, and are so thankful that our scholars choose to share their talents with us.

Also, our 4th quarter brings FSA testing season. Remember, our students have prepared all year for this. We know they are ready! Attendance is vital on all testing days, so please ensure that students are at school on time on testing days.  A consistent bedtime through testing season will also ensure that our scholars are well rested and prepared to show all that they have learned.

If you don’t already, please follow us on social media. I love to give updates, remind families about upcoming events, and showcase all of the wonderful things happening here. Find us on Facebook at and twitter @MWManatees. You may even see live broadcasts from me and other teachers!

Thank you for the opportunity to educate your children. I am blessed beyond measure to be a part of this community. Together we “Make it happen” for our children!

Here to serve,

Mrs. Vazquez, Proud Principal
Vazquez. School Principal



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