Home Advantage (FAQs)


Often the students do not give me your notes or forget to show me their agenda books. 
A line of direct communication between us will ensure my being able to respond to you in a timely manner. 
The best way to reach me is by e-mail. I check the computer several times a day. 
The address is jennifer.antecol@browardschools.com.
In case of an emergency please contact the school office at 754-323-5600 and they will reach me.
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You must send in a WRITTEN NOTE WITHIN 48 HOURS in order for the absence to be excused. 
Students with 3 or more unexcused absences will receive a note from the office requiring a parent signature. 

Students are required to make up all work missed due to an absence. 
Upon returning to school, students should look for their "We Missed You" worksheet which will list their assignments. 

Students have 2 days to complete work missed due to an absence. 
Individual adjustments on assignments may be made at the teacher's discretion.
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Our school day begins promptly at 8:00am and ends at 2:00pm. 
Please make every effort to have your child arrive at school on time. 

A student is tardy if they are not in class at 8:00am. 
If arriving after 8:15am, the student must get a tardy pass from the office.
It is very disruptive to the other students when a child enters the room late. 
They should be in their seat and ready to learn when the second bell rings at 8:00. 
Please make every attempt to have your child at school no later that the first bell at 7:55 to ensure a smooth start to the day.
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If you would like to volunteer in our classroom, you MUST complete a volunteer application PRIOR to doing any volunteering. 
This includes helping out at class parties as well as chaperoning on field trips. 

This application needs to be filled out every year. 
You can find a link to the volunteer application at the On the Net page of this website.
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Broward County School Board policy requires that at least 2 conferences be held per school year. 
The first one can be scheduled at open house, and the second one typically takes place in the spring. 
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We are happy to celebrate birthdays, but please keep it simple. 
Anything you send or bring in (store bought items only) will need to be shared in the cafeteria during our lunch time of 10:35-11:05am. 
Please do not bring in any drinks, balloons, candles, or party bags. 
Sign in through the office if you wish to celebrate with your child.
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We will have a snack time daily at 1:00pm. 
Please send in a HEALTHY snack with your child each day. 
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Books are available in the classroom for students to check out and read during school or at home. 
To check out a book, students must write their number next to the book's title in the Readers' Rink folder.
When returning the book, students will have the teacher initial that the book has been returned.
They will then place the book back in its appropriate spot on the bookshelf. 
Students may check out only one book at a time.
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Office Depot 5% Back to Schools Program -Everglades Elementary ID # 70024423 - Give your school ID# every time you shop at Office Depot
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Microsoft’s Student Advantage Program provides free downloads of the full version of Microsoft Office 
(Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, etc.) for all students in Broward County Public Schools, for use on their personal and mobile devices (Android and iOS).The Student Advantage program helps ensure students have access to the tools they need to be successful in their education and are prepared for the technology skills required in the workforce.

Visit: https://www.browardschools.com/Page/38732
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Our room parents are Jessica Castro (yecac@yahoo.com) and Wendy Arrendondo (arrendondow@gmail.com).
They will contact you when volunteers are needed for parties as well as for class donations.
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