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Hello PES Pirate Families,
The Boosterthon was a HUGE success! Beyond pledging upwards of $95,000, our children benefitted from working together as a class and as a school for common goals. Social relationships were strengthened, students participated in an hour of physical activity, and reward incentives will continue to be unfolded in the weeks ahead. (i.e. – Pizza parties, silly sock days, extra recess time, and turning their principal into a human ice cream sundae!) This is all part of PTO’s drive to raise money to replace dated technology in our classrooms and to provide our school with playground enhancements. THANK YOU parents, for your help kicking off this school year in such a spirited and supportive way.
Each grade level held Curriculum Chats in late August and early September. Teachers were
Kindergarten – 46%
First grade – 47%
Second grade – 48%
Third grade – 49%
Fourth grade – 24%
Fifth grade – 45%
Does anyone have any ideas on ways to boost parent attendance at events such as this? I’m
The state of Florida has designated this week as Celebrate Freedom Week. During this week,
Together in Education,
School Access / Volunteer: To attend school functions and have school access during the school day you must be an approved volunteer.
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.
Absence Notes: All absence notes should be sent to [email protected].
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.
Picture retakes and new student individual pictures October 22
Kindergarten and New SJCSD Family Registration NOW OPEN ONLINE
VPK is not offered at PES
Supply lists for 2019-20
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. 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
Grades K-1 recommends an iPad iOS 10.3 or above
Grades 2-5 recommends a Windows 10 Laptop. See link below.
Clubs & Camps:
See Peachjar flyers & TAB under “For Parents and Students” for clubs and athletics
You can pay for field studies, birthday book club, cafeteria, and more with School Pay. Please note new for 2019-20 school lunch accounts will go through School Pay.
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Florida Department of Education has released a new app named FortifyFL to allow parents, students and educators to easily report suspicious activity.