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Garrison-Jones Elementary

Pioneers for the Future!

Welcome

If your child has been recommended for the district’s Summer Bridge program, please read the following:

Summer Bridge provides engaging activities and focused instruction over the summer to ensure that students are prepared for maximum success when the school year begins. Please make sure to register for Summer Bridge soon. It is crucial that your child participates in this beneficial program. Links to find out more and register are on the district website, www.pcsb.org. Our school can provide information and help you with the registration process, too. Please call the school at 727-469-5716 and ask for Donna if you need assistance. Have a great day and thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education.

PK & VPK Registration

Registration for our 3 year old full day (8:35-2:35) PK program and for our full day (8:35-2:35)VPK program will begin on Monday. May 4th (and everyday after that except for Wednesday, May 6th) between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00. To register, parents must have birth certificate, physical, immunizations, two (2) proofs of address, the voucher from the Early Coalition center (if VPK registration), and a deposit of $105.00 for the 3year program or $91.00 for the VPK program.   If you do not have all this information, a registration packet can not be given to you until all information is received. If you do not have the voucher for the VPK program the receipt of application will be accepted. The best time to come in for registration is Monday after 12:00 and T-F from 9:00-2:00.  For more information please visit our PK Section.

Take the Exceptional Student Education annual parent survey 
The annual Exceptional Student Education parent survey conducted by the Florida Department of Education is underway through Sunday, May 31. The survey gives parents of students receiving special education services the opportunity to provide feedback on their school involvement and provide comments on their child’s school. This type of parent input is critical in determining if the district will meet the requirements for the state’s Annual Performance Report. The parent survey is available online at www.esesurvey.com or www.pcsb.org/ese. To request a hard copy of the survey, contact Marty Massimo, FDLRS Parent Service Specialist at massimom@pcsb.org or 793-2723 x2043.  

Our Kindergarten tour dates are April 14th and May 8th between 9:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.  No need to RSVP. 

Start your child’s education off on a solid foundation with Pinellas County Schools. Kindergarten registration is underway for the 2015-16 school year. If you have a child who will be five years old prior to Sept. 1, 2015, be sure to register your child before June 2, 2015.

Visit www.pcsb.org/KG for details.

 View The Dunedin Beacon interview of our School Counselor, Mrs. Vanessa Lofstedt at http://www.tbnweekly.com/pinellas_county_schools/content_articles/032615_sch-01.txt

The faculty and staff at Garrison-Jones Elementary are committed to our students' education, while developing the whole child.  Everyone here works hard to make your elementary school experience an extraordinary one.  Here, you will find highly enthusiastic and committed parents, deep-seated community involvement, and long established business partnerships. 

Garrison-Jones is a Pre-K through Grade 5 school with a focus on rigorous and relevant curriculum.  We strive towards academic excellence while meeting the needs of all students.  We are proud of our Spanish Dual Immersion Program where students learn academics not only in English but in Spanish.  Students start in this program in Kindergarten and continue through to 5th grade.  We also have a Dual Immersion VPK program at Garrison-Jones.

Volunteers are highly regarded as a contributing factor to our school's success.  We take great pride in the strong relationships that have grown through our volunteer programs.  Parents and community members are always invited to be a part of our school family, help support student academic achievement, and develop good citizenship.  We strive to build memberships through our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Advisory Council (SAC).  We encourage our parents and families to volunteer their time on campus by tutoring or mentoring our students.

Parents are encouraged to maintain communication with your child's teacher by discussing your interests or addressing your concerns.  Working together in a supportive environment, we can meet the needs of our students.