Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with great excitement that I welcome you back to the 2018-2019 school year at Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary, an “A” school again.  It is with great pride that I share with you that Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary has been designated a School of Excellence by the Florida State Board of Education for the 2017-2018 academic year.  As I reflect on last school year, I am so proud of the work done by our students, teachers and parents.  I am in awe when I look at the gains our students made academically, but even more amazed at the memories we created.  I hope to build on the support and successes of last year and look forward to our continued partnership.

The excitement continues at Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary as we let our dreams come to life while adding to MCBE’s Story.  This school year at Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary, we begin a new adventure where:

  • you’ll always have a friend in me.
  • we will expand our love for knowledge and learning just like Slinky Dog.
  • we will save our batteries and recharge them just like the toys from Toy Story.
  • we will fly, we will soar and we may even fall with style.

Rest assured that where ever our adventure takes us, the teachers of MCBE will work hand in hand and side by side to support and develop motivated children to believe they can and will excel.

In the words of Walt Disney, “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”  We will let our curiosity guide us through the adventures that lie ahead this school year.

I pledge to you, our parents, to foster that curiosity that lies within each beautiful student at MCBE.

And in the words of Buzz Light Year, MCBE is ready to go to “Infinity and Beyond!”


Maritza Correa