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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

December 3, 2014


Marie Brainard, Principal

Claire Townsley, Assistant Principal

Patricia Wright, Area 1 Superintendent 588-5022


Season’s Greeting Families,                                                                      

We will be starting the second cycle of testing before the break and will continue into January.  Students in grades K-5 will be taking Math, Science, and Language Arts assessments.   Each grade level has specific dates for testing so inquire with your child’s teacher for testing dates.

On December 5th we will be having our 3rd School Wide Behavior incentive for the month of November (an avg. of 80% or above for the month).  PTA is sponsoring the Tricky Dogs show.

Please plan on attending our Winter Concert on Thursday Dec. 11th at 6:00 at the Palm Lake Christian Church (beside the school).  Mrs. Alfaro is working hard to prepare our Kindergartners, fourth and fifth grade chorus students and our drummers.

On December 19th we will be having our December School Wide behavior incentive, Polar Express Day.  Students with 80% or above for the month of December will be allowed to wear their PJs to school and have hot chocolate while watching the Polar Express movie.

Early Dismissals

Did you know that dismissing your child early on a regular basis can affect their academic progress?  Did you know that 3 early dismissals can add up to an absence?  Beginning in January (January 6th), the office will be closed from 2:10-2:35 for early dismissals.  Students are missing precious learning time and by interrupting classrooms it is affecting other students’ learning.   We will address emergencies as they arise.  I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause however your child’s academic success is a priority.   

Also, please continue to have your child’s name displayed on colored paper and placed in your car’s windshield to make car dismissal run more smoothly.


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.                                    

I wish you all a peaceful holiday season and a Happy New Year!


Mrs. Brainard


Dates to Remember                                       

December 11- Holiday Concert 6:00 pm

December 19- Polar Express Day

December 22- January 5- Winter break

January 6- School re-opens

January 15- Title I Math Night


Title I Tid Bits

We will be hosting a Title I Math night on January 15th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Math can be FUN! Come learn about the “new common core math standards”.

We will be hosting a dinner and then transition into sessions with specifics for each grade level.


Citizen of the Month

The following students were Citizens for the Month of November:

Coco Chanel Jiang-Abdo, Alamelu Subbiah-Baird, Gavin Gross-Bryan, Jayden Ellison– Byard, William Gross-Clutter, Zackery Russell-Conway, Siuming Lam-Ebert, Aliyah Hodge-Farmer,

Leslie Dimas-Fulmer, Zakilya Zeigler-Harper, Kristen Farris-Hinnant, Valerie Akopian-Isett, Kaitlyn Clutter-Jefferis, Andrew Butler-Johnston, Jayden Crawford-Jones, Sophie Ivanova-Lenges, Iliana Melendez-Leone,

Kimora Jones-Marion, Isabella Ricciotti-McCormick, Tyler Lugo-Miller, Kara Eplin-Nichols, Charles Leonard-Oblinger, Sol Mayorga-Guerra - Parr, Rachel Wilson-Ray, Armani Phouthavanh-Rogers, Samantha McCombs-Schmidt, Jacqueline Jones-Schupay, Sinnette Pape-Shedrick, Nicholas Lehner-Ulevich, Zoie Koceja-Wilson



Family and Community Corner

Thank you to all those that participated in the Great American Teach-In on November 19.  It was a wonderful day for our students who appreciated listening to our many speakers and learning new things.

Keep bringing in Box Tops. Our first contest will end December 12.


Michele Mollard


District and School Accreditation

As you are likely aware, Pinellas County Schools is seeking district wide accreditation through AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The survey we recently asked parents to complete is an integral part of our district wide accreditation process.  Each school in the district has been wrapping up a variety of school-assessment tasks so that the district can complete its system wide assessment before the winter holidays.  The evaluation process will culminate in a visit from AdvancED evaluators on Feb. 2-4 to gauge the effectiveness of classroom learning environments.  We are incredibly excited about this opportunity.  Currently, one middle school and all district high schools are accredited through AdvancED.  District wide accreditation through AdvancED will provide PCS with the distinction of quality associated with a globally recognized accreditation organization.  Earning and maintaining accreditation will help the district align its priorities to improve our processes and better drive student achievement.  AdvancED will also provide the district with tools, training and strategies for continuous improvement.  This information has been shared at SAC, and will continue to be a topic throughout the year.  If you want more information please join us.


Northwest Elementary

5601 22nd Avenue North

St. Petersburg, FL  33710

(727) 893-2147


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