Welcome to Palencia Elementary School!

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              At Palencia Elementary we provide a welcoming environment that nurtures leadership, fosters a caring, inclusive setting, and creates joyful passion for life-long learning by combining the best of traditional instruction with contemporary technology.

Important Information

Yearbook Distribution

Teachers will receive pre-ordered yearbooks on Monday, May 21st.  Extra yearbooks will be available for sale on a first come, first sold basis starting Tuesday, May 22nd from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Cost of yearbook is $20.  Exact Change only please.


A message about the Flu

Letter to Parents regarding Flu 2018

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School Supply Lists

Palencia Elementary Families,
Our school supply lists for the 2017-2018 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. Each K-2nd student had an iPad and each 3rd – 5th grade student had a laptop. 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.





news buttonVPK is not offered at PES

Please click on the link below to learn more information regarding Early Kindergarten Registration

Early Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration Please contact Lauren Leddy at [email protected]


New Students to Palencia 

Please Read the Cover Letter then Download the SJCSD Registration Packet and the Residency Packet and bring them with the required documents to the school.

Incomplete packets will not be accepted, including those without up-to-date shot records. 

Please call Lauren Leddy at


if you have any questions.

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Rising 6th graders – Important Dates (subject to change)

May 16 5th grade Field Study to Epcot

May 17 – 18 – Kickball Tournament

May 21 – Pizza Lunch/ Dance

May 22 5th grade Awards Ceremony at Pacetti Bay Middle School 10:00 AM

Important Information

School Access / Volunteer: To attend school functions and have school access during the school day you must be an approved volunteer.
~Apply here to get approved  

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.

 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 at [email protected] or calling the attendance line 904-547-4017

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 Leddy

District ELL Plan 2016-2019

Community Events

SJCSD Science Selections 2017-2018

18-19 Head Start- VPK Flyer


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Clubs & Camps:

See Peachjar flyers & TAB under “For Parents and Students” for clubs and athletics

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