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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

    September 8, 2015


    Marie Brainard, Principal

    Claire Townsley, Assistant Principal

    Patricia Wright, Area 4 Superintendent


    Northwest Families,                                                              

                  Welcome back to school!

    Thank you for a safe start to the school year! Our Title I Annual Meeting and Open House were well attended. We appreciate your support by attending, providing optional supplies to classrooms and being a partner in your child’s education.

    We had our first PTA/SAC meeting and welcomed new board members and new members. Lots of great ideas for “modern” communication were discussed like Facebook.


    PTA: Jorge Hodge (President), Michelle Grover (Treasurer), Jen Scott (Secretary-pending),

    Kelly Rawl (Vice President- returning)

    SAC: Rhonda Frush (Chairperson)

    Check out the Northwest website for more information from PTA and SAC


    Please welcome the following additions to the Northwest staff:

    Elizabeth Johnson (K), Kathy DoVale (1st), Deb McCann (3rd), Sherrie Cousineau (School Counselor), Chris Wood (Social Worker)

    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.

    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!!!

    Attendance: We will be continuing to reward students monthly with Spirit Tags for perfect attendance: no tardies and no absences.   We will also be recognizing the parents who get their students here daily with no absences or tardies. We will be conducting random drawings and awarding two families with Publix gift cards. We need our children here every day learning!


    A few reminders………

    • There is no supervision before 8:05
    • Breakfast is served for car riders from 8:05-8:25
    • Breakfast is served for bus riders as soon as their bus arrives on campus.


    Please take the following survey to help us improve:

    If you need a paper copy, please request from your child’s teacher or stop in at the front office.


    Dates To Remember

    September 18- midterm progress reports

    September 23 (to Oct. 2) – 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Swim program

    September 30 - Safety Family Night






     If you want to volunteer, please contact Michele Mollard.


    Michele Mollard

    Family and Community Liaison

    893-2147 x2101 or



  • Northwest Elementary

    5601 22nd Avenue North

    St. Petersburg, FL  33710

    (727) 893-2147


  • Please support our school in a variety of ways by joining our PTA.  Meetings are held monthly.


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  • 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.


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  • If you haven't already checked out our really cool ST Math Video you can click on a link under our "Site Shortcuts" section. 
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  • Come join us for our 2nd Annual Safety Night.  There will be various agencies assisting us with keeping your child safe: bike safety, water safety, internet safety, and more!

    PTA will be selling pizza and drinks for a small fee.

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