Home of The Mockingbirds


Dear Parents,

It is both a pleasure and honor to serve as your school principal of this wonderful school. The Markham family is committed to providing a positive, challenging, and academically sound learning environment for all children.

Thaddeus E. Smith, Jr.
Thaddeus E. Smith, Jr. Principal

I encourage all parents to come to our parent meetings and be an active partner with us in your child’s education. Your involvement in school is the key to your child’s success. I have an “Open Door” policy. Your communication with us is very important.

Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or myself, whenever you have a question or concern. Thank you for choosing Markham Elementary as your child’s school.


Thaddeus E. Smith, Jr. Principal

Map, Hours & Info.

M-Fr 7:15am – 7:55am
School Hours:
*Pre-K: 8:10am–2:10pm
*Kg-5: 8:10am–3:10pm
Early dissmisal cut-off:
*Pre-K: 1:45pm
*K-5: 2:45pm

C. Robert Markham Elementary School
1501 NW 15th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33069

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The Quota Club

The Quota Club is an organization that supports our Pre-K students. Quota Club members come out to our school on a regular basis to spend time with our students. Quota Club activities include reading stories, dancing, eating snacks and giving stuffed animals to our Pre-K students.

5th grade FSA testing starts today

slide35th grade students start FSA (Science, Math, Reading) testing today. Parents, please make sure your child is well rested each and every day of testing. Your support is greatly appreciated!

April 17, 2015 is National Day of Silence

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Diversity, Prevention & Intervention Department
April 17, 2015 “Day of Silence” Fact Sheet and FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Day of Silence®? The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take some form of a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBTQ behavior. The event is designed to illustrate the silencing effect of this bullying and harassment on LGBTQ students and those perceived to be LGBTQ.

Who started the Day of Silence? In 1996, students at the University of Virginia organized the first Day of Silence in response to a class assignment on non-violent protests. Over 150 students participated in this inaugural DOS. In 1997, organizers took their effort nationally and nearly 100 colleges and universities participated. In 2001, GLSEN became the official organizational sponsor for the event.

Has the Day of Silence been successful? In 2008, hundreds of thousands of students from more than 8,000 K-12 schools, colleges and universities organized Day of Silence events. These numbers make the Day of Silence one of the largest student-led actions in the United States. The event has drawn significant attention to LGBTQ issues in schools over the years. For example, GLSEN spokespersons have appeared on national media outlets and there has always been extensive local media coverage from coast to coast, with numerous interviews with students.

Why do we need a Day of Silence? Two of the top three reasons students said their peers were most often bullied at school were actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender expression, according to GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s report “From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America” and GLSEN’s 2013 School Climate Survey found seventy-four percent of middle and high school students nationally were verbally harassed in the past year because of their sexual orientation and fifty-five per cent because of their gender expression.

Do students have a right to participate in the Day of Silence? Students do have a right to participate in Day of Silence at a public school during non-instructional time: the breaks between classes, before and after the school day, lunchtime, and any other free times during your day. You do NOT have a right to remain silent during class time if a teacher asks you to speak. We recommend that you talk to your teachers ahead of time, tell them what you plan to do, and ask them if it would be okay for you to communicate on that day in writing.

(ACLU)  Resources website: http://dayofsilence.org/FAQs/#f1

Museum of Discovery and Science Fieldtrip

Ms. VanEpps class had a blast at the Museum of Discovery and Science!

Come to our Book Fair!

Students are having a great time at our Scholastic Book Fair. Books, supplies, posters and other fun items are available for sale. Prices range from $0.50 to $50.00. The Book Fair will be open until April 17.

Free YMCA Summer Camp Registration


GP MOST Adventure Camp Promotion

2015 – 2016 Free After-school Program Registration

  • Register for one of the GP MOST Summer Camps listed below
  • Register for one of our GP MOST Afterschool Programs
  • Meet summer camp attendance & financial requirements
  • 2015 – 2016 GP MOST Afterschool Program Registration Fee will be waived

Days & Times:

  • Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm June 8th – August 7th


  • 5 – 12 yrs.


  • Bethune Elementary, Castle Hill Elementary, Deerfield Park Elementary, Lauderdale Lakes Middle, Plantation Elementary, Walker Elementary


  • As low as $0 a week

Download the flyer:

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For more information: See your YMCA site supervisor

YMCAs of South Florida
Children’s Advocacy YMCA Family Center
900 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
(954) 334-9622

Career Day Pictures – Dec. 2014

On December 15, 2014 prominent members of the community as well as local business professionals gathered at Markham for Career Day. Career Day is a day in school where students learn about different careers and vocations. Students have a chance to ask questions and to hear speakers from careers such as Government, Law Enforcement, Military and other vocations such as Nursing and Emergency Services.