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We continue to strive to be the very best and because of our amazing staff and your dedication to Country Isles Elementary, we know that we are! We are so proud of all the hard work that everyone has put forth to have a successful school year this year. Thank you!

If you need to contact us over the summer, the front office will be open from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. We hope everyone has a fun and relaxing summer break. We look forward to seeing everyone again at our Meet & Greet on Friday, August 15th, from 8:30 - 9:30 am.



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Summer Academic Challenge

Summer vacation is upon us! Your child has been working throughout the year to build their reading and math skills. It is important that we continue to strengthen these skills throughout the summer. Research shows that children experience a “summer slump” if they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months.

This summer, our school will be encouraging every student to participate in our Summer Academic Challenge. We are encouraging all students to read and engage in educational activities.

To meet the challenge, Kindergarten through Grade 2 students are required to read 25 picture books. Kindergarten children may have the books read to them. Students in Grades 3 and 4 are required to read six chapter books (at their independent level). Students will also follow a summer calendar to complete their Summer Academic Journal.

Click here for K-2 resources

Click here for 3-5 resources

These resources guide the Summer Academic Journal sent home with your child. Students will use their journal to record the books they have read. After they have recorded the title of the book on the log, they should respond in their journal at least twice a week. Included in this journal is an activity calendar. These activities may be used for your responses. Students are encouraged to read more than the required amount, as they will be able to include their readings in Scholastic’s challenge. Reading a variety of genre’ is encouraged.

It is crucial to maintaining achievement that we have our students engage in academic activities each day. Daily practice builds on prior knowledge. Attempting to complete all activities in August will not support your child in strengthening and maintaining skills already learned.

Country Isles is also participating in the Scholastic Read for the World Record program. Broward County students will compete with students around the globe to read the most minutes and earn a spot in the Scholastic World Record Book. Our active participation in reading last summer earned us first place in the elementary school category. Please remember to log in and record your minutes each day.

*Students who meet the Summer Academic Challenge will be recognized when we return to school in the fall. They will be invited to our sports carnival. Students are asked to return their journals in August for verification.

To meet the Summer Academic Challenge students must remember to:

  • 1) Complete their reading log.
  • 2) Respond in their journal.
  • 3) Enter their minutes in Scholastic's Read for the World Record
  • 4) Complete i-Ready sessions as indicated in their calendar. Note: I-Ready will be available until August 8, 2014.

Have a wonderful summer!

Camp Country Isles

Camp Country Isles provides a variety of indoor and outdoor activities all summer long for children to enjoy. We welcome incoming kindergarten - fifth graders. Campers must bring their lunch and snack(s) each day.
Camp t-shirts will be available for purchase.

Camp dates: June 9th - August 8th
Camp hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
$25 registration fee per family
$180 per week (includes activity fee)
For more information, call Mr. Rollins at
(754) 323-5280.


PTA News


As another school year comes to a close, we want to thank
all of the people who have helped to make Country Isles a
great place to learn! Whether you donated your time, or
supported any of the events that took place during the
school year – it made a difference! A BIG “Thank You” to
all of those that made the Spaghetti Bingo Family Night a
huge success, raising $26,000!

The new PTA slate for next year was approved at the May 8 PTA meeting. There are still openings for anyone that may be
interested in holding or co-chairing one of the many Committee Chair positions. If interested, please contact Karen Vizzini at
kvizzini@me.com. If you are not ready to take on that challenge, please consider signing up for one of the committees at next
fall’s volunteer breakfast.

Have a relaxing summer and enjoy the time with your family..