The Northwest Star
Welcome back to school!
It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at Northwest. We are all excited to have students back filling our classrooms and hallways with enthusiasm for learning. It is our goal to help every child feel welcomed and connected to Northwest. We are committing time each day for the first 4-6 weeks of school teaching and reviewing social skills. We are focusing on positive appropriate behaviors and citizenship.
Our teachers having been attending training and planning engaging activities to increase student learning. Teachers will continue to use research based instructional practices while personalizing learning for your children.
We look forward to partnering with you for the 2016-2017 school year!
Check out the Northwest website for more information as the year progresses http://pcsb.org/northwest-es
Please welcome the following additions to the Northwest staff:
Tara Jennelle (1st ), Laura Bemis (2nd), Alexandra Param-Hansen (5th), Samuel Rorer (2/3 EBD), Rene Spaights (School Counselor), Constance Ellis (Behavior Specialist), Armela Dhamo (VE Resource), Denise Kennedy (ESOL), Katelyn Turgeon (long term sub), and Adelaida Nodal (front office).
Visitors: All adults must have a dated VISITOR sticker or a PCSB ID badge in order to enter our campus. This is to ensure your child’s safety.
Dismissal: We appreciate your patience as we implement a new process for dismissal.
We ask you allow staff to retrieve your children if you choose to park and walk to the school.
Locate a member at the walker designated spot and we will have a staff member bring your child to you. We understand your frustration with the new process, change can be uncomfortable however, we have a system for your child to be in a designated area based on your communication to teachers. Each day were refine the process.
10 Day Count Unit adjustment: Just a heads up that we may need to adjust a few students after the 10 day count to comply with state guidelines. Affected families will be personally contacted. More information to come as necessary.
Communication with your child’s teacher is vital. Title I has purchased agendas for all students, this is our #1 form of communication. Your child earns a point daily for having you initial it each evening. There are several other ways to communicate with your child’s teacher: e-mail or a phone call. If you wish to speak to them in person set up a time during their specials or before or after school. Please refrain from taking them away from instructional time. Every minute counts. In addition to agendas, e-mails and conferences we are increasing communication by providing monthly progress reports.
Attendance: We will be continuing to reward students monthly with Spirit Tags for perfect attendance: no tardies and no absences. We need our children here every day learning! We are implementing a district-wide campaign this year: Every Day Counts!
A few reminders………
Please take the following survey to help us become an accredited school and improve:
If you need a paper copy, please request from your child’s teacher or stop in at the front office.
Title I Tid Bits
On August 8, 2016 Title I Annual Meeting/Open House, several Title documents were distributed:
Parent’s Right to Know, Title I News for the 2015-2016 school year, and the Compact. We reviewed the Title I program components for Northwest in a Power point. If you need this information or clarification you can always access our web site, the Title I binder in the front office or give us a call.
If you want to volunteer, please contact Michele Mollard.
Family and Community Liaison
893-2147 x2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5601 22nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Please support our school in a variety of ways by joining our PTA. Meetings are held monthly.
Please consider becoming involved in your child's education by joining our School Advisor Council. The SAC committee meets at least 4 times per year to review the School Improvement plan, initiatives and budgets. Please be informed and get involved.