Hello Pirate Families,
It has been another amazing school year. Thank you for your support and partnership
as we work to enhance educational programs, relationships, and the school facility at
PES each year. We have much to be proud of.
Over the summer, the school’s administrative office will be open from 8:00 AM – 3:30
PM, Monday – Friday. As new families move into your neighborhoods, please encourage them to register their children online ASAP. Identifying new students EARLY in the summer will prevent the need to open new classes and hire additional personnel once the school year has already started. FSA scores for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are not in yet. They will be posted on HAC(Home Access Center) once the district receives them. State Statute requires that 3rd grade FSA Reading scores must be in on or before May 31st. 2019-2020 school supply lists will be available on our website in the weeks ahead.
Save the date for “Meet the Teacher” Kindergarten – Thursday, August 8th
from 5:30 – 7:00 PM, 1st– 5th graders on Friday, August 9th from 8:00 – 11:00 AM. The first day of school is Monday, August 12th.
School hours next year will be as follows:
Student arrival: 8:00 AM – 8:20 AM
Tardy bell: 8:25 AM (All students should be in their seats, ready to learn at this time.)
Dismissal: 2:45 PM (Wednesdays – Early release at 1:45 PM)
Wishing you all well this summer. My “homework” for you is to laugh and make lifetime memories with your children.
Together in Education,
Math Textbook Adoption Announcement
School Access / Volunteer: To attend school functions and have school access during the school day you must be an approved volunteer.
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Dismissal.Absence Change form.
Early Check Out: For the safety of all students, children may not be checked out of school after 2:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday and 1:15 on Wednesday. Please use the Dismissal Absence Change form for early dismissal and all absences.
Change in Afternoon Transportation: If you need to change the way your child goes home in the afternoon, we must receive a written note or email from your listed email address to your child’s teacher AND to [email protected] before 2:00 pm (1:00 pm on Wednesdays). We cannot accept phone calls for those changes. Changes in afternoon transportation should only be for emergency situations. Thank you for your understanding.
Attendance: Please let Lauren Leddy, school registrar, know if your child will be absent by emailing her [email protected]
Did you move recently? Please notify the school immediately of your new address by completing the
SJCSD Change of Address Form
and submit with documentation to
Mrs. Lauren LeddyDistrict ELL Plan 2016-2019
SchoolMessenger provides parents/guardians with a mobile app and website which allows them to view and listen to previous messages and to verify their phone numbers. SchoolMessenger also lets parents/guardians select which modes of communication they prefer (voice/text/email) based on the type of message being sent
Click here to register SchoolMessenger
We are in need of testing proctors. Please consider donating your time and proctoring with us.
Sign up here
5th Grade Promotion Ceremonies
Monday, May 20, 2019
Glennon, Gardner, Wadsworth
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Brown, Holmes, Hughes/Edwards
Ceremonies will take place in the
Doors will open at 5:30pm,
start time of 6:00pm.
Pre-ordered yearbooks will be distributed to students on Monday, May 20th
Remaining yearbooks on sale for $20,
cash only, on Tuesday, May 21st in the front office 8:00am-4:00pm
Welcome back students and families for the 2018-19 School Year!
Welcome Back folder documents for 2018-19
Grades 3-5 please view the electronic copy of the Code of Conduct
2018-19 Code of Conduct
Kindergarten and New SJCSD Family Registration NOW OPEN ONLINE
Visit https://www-pes.stjohns.k12.fl.us/registration for more information. Once online registration is completed, please call the front desk at 904-547-4010 to schedule a verification appointment. Palencia will host a Kindergarten Sneak Peek time on May 14th at 4:00pm for our incoming Kindergarten families. More information will be shared in the coming weeks. Please refer to our Registration Page for more information.
VPK is not offered at PES
Clubs & Camps:
See Peachjar flyers & TAB under “For Parents and Students” for clubs and athletics
Please click on the link below for supply lists:
Click here for 2018-19 Supply lists
Palencia Elementary Families,
Our school supply lists for the 2018-19 school year are attached. Notice that we’ve included an optional digital device. The St. Johns County School District is now open to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment. PES participated in a pilot program within our school district a couple of years ago. The 1:1 computer pilot provided a device for each student. Unfortunately, funding does not allow our school district to maintain this environment. Our stakeholders, however, support maintaining the 1:1 environment. Therefore, we are providing information for a personal device on our supply list. Please know this is an optional item. District issued devices will continue to be available in our classrooms. Students will access the district devices in various situations, sometimes independently and sometimes sharing the device in a collaborative team. As our enrollment increases, and our inventory ages, we are hoping that many of our families will participate in the BYOD Program so that our device to student ratio remains as low as possible. The program overview and product specifications are available at the websites below. Again, this is an optional purchase and we appreciate your consideration.
Palencia Elementary Device Policy Prefers that you get a PC not a MAC.
Grades K-1 recommends an iPad iOS 10.3 or above
Grades 2-5 recommends a Windows 10 Laptop. Here is a link to the one the school uses: School Computers
See links below for district recommendations and policies:
18-19 Head Start- VPK Flyer
Click here to get started!
Parents can now pay several types of school fees online as designated by each school. It's quick, easy and convenient.
(NOTE: Continue to make payments for school lunches through the paypams.com website.)
SchoolPay Help Line: 888-88-MYPAY
Select this link for more information about SchoolPay.
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Out of Zone Waiver
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ESE Parent Advisory
Florida Department of Education has released a new app named FortifyFL to allow parents, students and educators to easily report suspicious activity.