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Northwest Elementary

Home of the Stars


The Northwest Star

5601 22nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL  33710

School Phone 893-2147       Cafeteria Phone 893-1236

March 2, 2015


Marie Brainard, Principal

Claire Townsley, Assistant Principal

Patricia Wright, Area 1 Superintendent 588-5022 


Dear Parents and Families,                                                                                              

           I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Spring break. The year is really flying!

Summer Bridge invitations were sent out for students needing remediation. If your child did not receive an invitation, and you feel your child would benefit from the experience, ask your child’s teacher for information on how to register on-line. Summer Bridge for Northwest students (K-4) will be held at Azalea Elementary this summer. Students in grade 5, entering middle school in August, will be attending Tyrone Middle school.

We will be finishing up state testing for grades 3-5 this month. Please try and have your child here daily and on time.

April 7th/ 8th FSA Math grades 3 & 4, April 14th/15th- FSA Reading grade 5 (computer based), April 21st/22nd- FSA Math (computer based), April 28th/29th-5th FCAT Science grade 5 (paper based)

Reminder: No ELECTRONIC devices allowed during testing

SAT 10

SAT 10 results for grades 1 and 2 become available in the summer. Your child’s next year teacher will review the results with you.


Mrs. Brainard


Dates To Remember

April 10th- Field Day

April 14th/15th- FSA Reading 5th grade

April 21st/22nd- FSA Math 5th grade

April 28th/29th- FCAT 2.0 Science 5th grade


Congratulations to the families’ of Lucy Edwards and Ryan Male for winning the PUBLIX gift cards. Thank you to their parents/guardians for having them here on time every day in the month of March!


                On April 6th we began scanning IDs through the Badge Pass system. Thank you for being patient while we implemented this process.

High Five

                Congratulations to Ms. Clutter’s class for WINNING 1st PLACE in the ST Math video contest!!! Go to to review the video.

            Congratulations to four of our Fifth graders for being recognized at the PRIDE Award Ceremony on April 6th: Hadleigh Kreger (Social Studies), Hubert Pugzlys (Science), Rylie Tabor (Writing) and Tiffany Vuu (Math)!


Happy Spring, Mrs. Brainard

Citizen of the Month

The following students were Citizens for the Month of March:

Katherine Buchman-Abdo, Ja’leighia Williams-Baird, Elijah Carson-Bryan, Adam Rejila-Clutter, Jacob Wessel-J.Conway, Wassim Bachiri-T. Conway, Reese Vandewalle-Ebert, Quinn Funke-Farmer,

Cheyenne Stees-Fulmer, Kristin Ferris-C. Wilson, Justiin Chau-Isett, Kacey Whaley-Jefferis, Chase Miller-Johnston, Alisa Cenko & Colin McGuirl-Jones, DeMondre Boyd-Kubes, Angelina Santos-Lenges, Emma Frush-Leone, Karina Santo-Garcia-Marion, Javion Collins-McCormick, Sa’Miya Neal-Miller, Zyshaun Johnson-Nichols, Arber Veizi-Oblinger, Kendra Vaughn-Parr, Tayler Lee-Ray, Calliegh Beliveau-Rogers, Kason Hyde-Schmidt, Slade Kimel-Schoeller, Summer Wilbur-Schupay, Austin Gay-Shedrick, Jon Crane-Suddarth, Makayla Cobarris- Ulevich, Sayba Sneha-Wilson


Family and Community Corner


Thank you for collecting spare change to support LLS’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Hodgkin’s disease. Northwest collected $1,516. Congratulations to Mrs. Suddarth’s class for collecting the most donations. They will be enjoying a pasta party from Olive Garden.


A BIG Thank You to Paradise Press Printing for printing Field Day Passes for every student. This is a huge help in making Field Day run smoothly.


Don’t forget to send in your Box Tops. Our second contest will end May 15.


April 13-17 is Florida Farm to School Week. Each day there will be a featured fruit or vegetable on the lunch menu. Ask your children what they tried each day.


Michele Mollard

Family and Community Liaison

893-2147 x2101 or


Clothing Drive

If you’re spring cleaning your drawers and closets, please remember the clinic is in need of boys and girls underwear, pants and shorts. Smaller sizes (4T-10) are especially needed. Underwear should be new but we can take used pants, shorts and skirts. Thank you for your help!


PTA News

            The PTA is looking for a new president. The current president’s term ends in June 2015. This position is mandatory for the PTA to continue next year. Other position might be available. Please contact Heather at if you are interested or have any questions.


Mission Statement
The Northwest Community is committed to 100% student progress 100% of the time



Daily, on time, attendance is important to your child’s academic success as well.  We want to acknowledge families for having your child here daily and on time each month.  Starting in January we will be having a random drawing to acknowledge two families for having your child/children here daily and on time.  Publix gift cards will be awarded at the end of the month based on the drawing.                                    




Northwest Elementary

5601 22nd Avenue North

St. Petersburg, FL  33710

(727) 893-2147


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