Welcome to Palencia Elementary School!

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We are a crew setting sail into tomorrow’s world.

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Captain Goodrich

Hello Palencia Elementary Pirate families!

We have finished the second nine weeks! Below are some reminders and important information:

Morning drop off begins at 8:05 AM.
School day begins at 8:25 AM.  Students should be in their classroom, ready to learn at this time. Students arriving at 8:30 AM or later are tardy. School Day ends at 2:50 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Wednesday is Early Release day.  Students are dismissed at 1:50 PM every Wednesday.

Our arrival and dismissal drop off / pick locations will remain the same as last year.  New this year, the Sheriff’s Office has reassigned PSAs (Police Service Assistants) throughout the district.  There will no longer be a PSA directing traffic on Palencia Village Drive.  We will continue to have crossing guards in place.

Together in Education, Catherine Goodrich

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Important Information

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.
~Click here to fill out application   

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
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The 2018-2019 Palencia Elementary Needs Assessment Survey is now available and will stay open through Thursday, March 14th. The 26 multiple choice survey questions were developed jointly by St. Johns County School District and our own School Advisory Council (SAC) members.  Survey results will be used to guide priorities and future resource allocation.  Parents can refer to Mrs. Goodrich’s email that was sent on 3/12 through school messenger for the link to take the survey.

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YEARBOOKS on sale now for 2018-19
last day for pre-orders March 29
Send in payment envelope to school
or order directly online:

www.leonards.com/yearbooks
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chool access code: C449622

Testing Schedule Spring 2019

April 2nd: 4th and 5th Grade Writing FSA

April 4th and April 5th: 3rd Grade ELA FSA

April 8th-May 17th: iReady Testing Reading and Math Grades K-3

April 15th: Resource (Art, P.E., and Music) End of Course Exams for 4th and 5th Grade

May 2nd and May 3rd: 4th and 5th grade ELA FSA

May 6th and 7th: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Math FSA

May 9th and May 10th: 5th Grade Science Assessment

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

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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 in May for our incoming Kindergarten families. More information will be shared in the coming weeks. Please refer to our Registration Page for more information.

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 VPK is not offered at PES

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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.
No Chromebooks.

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:

http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/byod/

http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/byod/specs/

 

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18-19 Head Start- VPK Flyer

 

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(NOTE: Continue to make payments for school lunches through the paypams.com website.)

SchoolPay Help Line: 888-88-MYPAY
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