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SIPA General Meeting

Title: SIPA General Meeting
Location: Sunset Elementary School – Cafeteria
Description: Join US for our first General Meeting


1. Welcome – Meeting Called to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Ratification of Executive Board
4. Financial Report
5. NEW Website and FaceBook
6. Activities and events for all schools:
a. Family Day Picnic and Soccer Tournament
b. Fiesta de la Hispanidad
7. Presentation of Liaisons: Activities and events per school
8. Good and Welfare
9. Adjournment

Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2016-09-20
End Time: 19:30

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Sunset Elementary, G.W. Carver Middle Declared Winners of Spain’s School of The Year Award


The Spanish Embassy in the U.S. recently announced that Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Sunset Elementary and George Washington Carver Middle were winners of the “School of the Year Award” sponsored by the Education Office of the Spanish Embassy in the U.S., Mester School’s Cervantes Institute, Santillana Group, Anaya Group, Inés Rosales, El Camino del Español, and Tía Tula.

The award is given to schools in the U.S. that show excellence in Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology using both Spanish and English. The objectives consist of reinforcing Spanish as a target language within the U.S.;  acknowledging those schools in which students achieve high competence in the Spanish language through the use of CLUIL methodology; and enhancing communications between the Education Office of the Spanish Embassy and the communities of participating schools.

To qualify, schools must use Spanish in their instructional program 50 percent at the elementary level; 35 percent at tembajador + principalshe middle school level; and 25 percent at the high school level.  The contest is open to public, private, and charter schools in the nation that seek to improve their foreign language program.

“Sunset Elementary is a unique international school providing students a world-class education in dual languages, helping to ensure that students from a very young age become bi-literate and bilingual.  This award truly recognizes our school’s longstanding commitment to excellence in quality foreign language instruction,” said Principal Marlene Leyte-Vidal.

Carver Middle Principal, Shelley F. Stroleny said “Our school is dedicated to world language instruction and the prominent role that learning a second or a third language will have on our students, especially as they will enter a highly competitive job market driven by a global economy.”

Both principals will fly to Washington, D.C. to receive their awards on Friday, May 27.


Spanish Navy ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano makes landfall in Miami

EEE19+ElCano+News+rkThe Juan Sebastian de Elcano, a training vessel for Spain’s navy, docked in Miami on May 18, 2016 as part of a four-month voyage across the Atlantic to various Caribbean, South American and North American ports.

  • A historic Spanish navy ship visits downtown Miami
  • The Juan Sebastian de Elcano is renowned for its size and miles it has covered since 1927
  • The ship is open to the public for free tours through Sunday