“Hello parents and guardians! And welcome to Summer. Did you know that there is a tendency for students to lose some of the learning gains they made during the school year over the summer? It is more commonly referred to as the “Summer Slide”. I would like to ensure our students stay on top of their reading game by encouraging them to read this summer; Pinellas County Schools is TEAMING up with the various reading partners to encourage summer reading with our summer reading challenge: Get in the Game! Get in the Game Summer Reading challenge is a way for students to practice their reading skills while learning to love to read. Participate for a chance to win weekly prizes like movie passes, sports tickets and tablets just for logging reading. To help your students stay on top of their reading game, visit our summer reading webpage at www.pcs.org/summerreading where you will find a variety of summer learning ideas, suggested reading lists and to log each book your student reads. There will be multiple winners each week chosen from students who log into myOn to read or log their reading on our webpage. Look for our posters and billboards all over town and ‘Like’ readonmyon on facebook to Always know the score!”
Ann J. Welsh, Principal, Anona Elementary
Could your child benefit from extra learning opportunities over the summer? Enrollment for Summer Bridge is underway. Summer Bridge offers learning opportunities for students during the summer to prevent learning losses and promote learning gains. Summer Bridge is designed for students who are not performing on grade level or need additional help to stay on track. The programs provide engaging, enrichment activities and intensive instruction to ensure that students are prepared for maximum success when the school year begins. Most Summer Bridge programs will run Monday through Thursday from June 20 – July 14. Parents of students who are performing below grade level received invitations for their children to participate. Please contact the school at 588-4730 if you did not receive an invitation and think your child could benefit from Summer Bridge. Parents can register online using the Student Reservation System at https://reservation.pcsb.org. Summer Bridge locations and the latest information can be found on the district’s Summer Bridge website, www.pcsb.org/summerbridge
In an effort to improve system practices, Anona Elementary is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will remain completely anonymous. Your honest opinion is completely appreciated.
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Anona Elementary School was originally established in the 1800's. The first recorded history of Anona is in 1874. While the school building itself has been moved from its original location, we still strive to maintain that small community atmosphere,while increasing our use of technology offers your child the best of both worlds. Our active PTA and SAC members are a huge support to our "Anona Family" Today, we have a flourishing school community with more than 450 students in VPK through Fifth Grade.
Welcome to Anona Elementary!
It is with a great deal of pride that I introduce myself as the Principal of this wonderful and historic school. My name is Ann Welsh and I have been an educator for 15 + years. Prior to my current position as Principal at Anona, I was Assistant Principal at Oldsmar Elementary. I have experience as a mathematics/science staff developer, an RtI coach and as elementary teacher.
With a committed teaching staff, involved families and community partners, it is truly my belief that every student here at Anona can reach their potential. The foundational years of elementary school are important to the future success of our young students. Making certain that our students believe in themselves, have the teachers and resources to meet their learning needs while also building and maintaining strong and positive partnerships between the school, its community and the Anona families, I recognize that Anona Elementary will continue to flourish and grow now and in the future.
I am proud and thrilled to serve as your Principal. Please stop by the school at any time to share your thoughts and ideas of how we can continue to improve and to find out about how you can become more involved on our school community.