Welcome to Shore Acres Elementary
Where our students are soaring to success!
A Letter from the Principal...
Dear Shore Acres Families,
As many of you have probably heard or read in the news, a new principal, Mrs. Nina Pollauf has been appointed as principal to Shore Acres for the 2016 – 2017 school year. The reason for this appointment is that I am retiring this fall after 35 years as an educator in Pinellas Schools. It is with happiness and a tear in my eye that I am moving on to the next phase of my life. But I can assure you that Mrs. Pollauf will continue to work on the excellence that has always been a part of Shore Acres. Mrs. Pollauf comes to Shore Acres with 10 years experience as a principal in our school district. She spent eight years as principal of Northwest Elementary where she had so much success that they moved her to one of our district’s struggling schools. There she worked very hard and had success but her two year tenure is over and therefore she is lucky enough to be moved here to Shore Acres to work with wonderful families like you. I will open the new school year side-by-side with Mrs. Pollauf and we will work together until mid-October when I will officially retire. This is a great opportunity for two principals to work together to ensure a seamless transition to new leadership. I will miss the staff, students and parents here at Shore Acres. I have worked in many schools over the last 35 years and I can truly tell you that this is one of the very best schools in Pinellas County. But, I still have six months to be your principal and I can assure you that I will work to make each day here at Shore Acres an exceptional one. As always…I will see you around campus!
Fill The Bus
Pinellas County Schools is working with community partners to curb learning losses over the summer. Encourage community members to put books in the hands of students this summer by donating books next week. Fill the Bus drop-off dates and locations:
Donations are also being accepted at Barnes & Noble stores and online. To learn more about Fill the Bus and how to donate, visit www.pcsb.org/summerreading. A list of some suggested books is attached. For additional information, please contact Kim Christy at email@example.com.
Headphones and Technology
We live in an age of technology. This school year we are using computer-based programs that are very
beneficial for highest student achievement including ST Math and I-Station. I-Station, as well as many
typing programs, require students to wear headphones to hear directions. We are asking that you send
headphones, preferably ear buds, to school for your student. They will be placed in a baggie with their name
on it and only used for your student. We appreciate your help in this matter. Keep Calm and Compute On!