Marlins and Kiwanis Club of Little Havana support Orchard Villa Elementary 

District 2 School News – Back to School Celebration continues with a School Supplies Giveaway at Orchard Villa Elementary School.  Thanks to Marlins Ayudan Foundation and Kiwanis Club of Little Havana for providing supplies to our deserving children. 
Great job to Principal Tony Ullivarri, administration, teachers, staff and parents for educating our students! 

MDCPS Vice Chair, Dr. Bendross-Mindingall addresses Zika



Zika is an illness spreading in areas of North, Central and South America. It’s caused by infections with the Zika virus.


In general, Zika causes mild symptoms—if any. Only 20% of people who get Zika have symptoms. These may include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Skin Rash
  • Red Eyes (Conjunctivitis)
  • Joint or muscle pain

Symptoms often last from a few days to a week.

Unborn babies suffer the highest risk! Pregnant women are advised to stay indoors and if outside wear long sleeves and use insect repellent.


Although the risks are low for children going to school in August. We must do our best to take preventive measures to ensure the safety of our children. Wear long sleeve shirts and spray the children down with insect repellant or lemon grass oil.

More info can be found at the Florida Department of Health:

District 2 Gives Back – Farm Share Food Distribution at Miami-Dade College North Campus 

Our Farm Share Food Distribution was a tremendous SUCCESS! Thanks to State Senator Rene Garcia, State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford, Mayor Carlos Gimenez, and Miami-Dade College North Campus for co-hosting the August 13th event. A Special thanks to all of our amazing volunteers for giving back to our community! 

Brownsville Middle’s 2nd Annual Falcon Fun Fest

District 2 School Event: School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross Mindingall (D-2) commends students for their hard work at Brownsville Middle’s 2nd Annual Falcon Fun Fest. Thanks to Principal Ebony Dunn, administration, teachers, staff, Ms. Regina Davis, Mr. Chris Key, Miami-Dade Police Department, community leaders and parents for supporting and educating our children. ‪#‎District2WorkingForYou‬ ‪#‎EveryChildMatters‬‪#‎EducationIsTheKey‬ ‪#‎SeeYouOnTheJourney‬ ‪#‎MiamiSchools‬ ‪#‎SafetyFirst‬‪#‎Brownsville‬ ‪#‎Falcons‬