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Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

WELCOME! The faculty and staff of Tarpon Springs Elementary School would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school, home of the “Li’l Spongers.” We look forward to building a relationship with both you and your child. Here at TSES we are committed to providing our students the best education we can in a safe learning environment. Our goal is to ensure that the instruction your child receives is both stimulating and meaningful. It is our goal to build lifelong learners who are prepared and confident to succeed in today’s modern world.
We offer many quality programs that will help enhance and support your child’s learning while here at TSES. These services include:

• State of the art technology with Smart Boards, laptops and wireless access in every classroom;
• ESOL program for speakers of other languages;
• School Resource Officer (SRO) in conjunction with the Tarpon Springs Police Department;
• Extended Learning Program to provide additional instruction in reading to many students;
• Title I program that provides a variety of enhanced student learning and parent training opportunities; and
• Agenda books for every student to increase the home/school connection.

We believe that every child deserves the best education possible. To that end we are committed to supporting your son or daughter to ensure his/her success here at Tarpon Springs Elementary. With your help and support, we can accomplish this goal. We look forward to working with you this year!

The Staff at Tarpon Springs Elementary

Class Assignments
We believe that all teachers at Tarpon Springs Elementary are highly qualified and provide instructional settings in which children thrive and succeed. Class placements are generated by a computer match, prior teacher input, and requirements for special education classes.

Annual School Financial Report
Annual School Financial Report
This annual report can also be found
on the pcsb.orgwebsite under
2012-13School Financial Report.

TSES is a diverse community of students, families and staff dedicated to working with
local partnerships to cultivate responsible, productive citizens.

Produce academic excellence through quality education.
To teach every student, we must align to the following strategic directions:
Highest Student Achievement, which we believe is accomplished through teamwork, emphasizing student strengths, and using best practices in a technology rich environment.
A Safe Learning Environment, which we believe is achieved by creating a community atmosphere with high expectations for both physical and emotional safety, fostering highest student achievement.
Effective and Efficient Operations, which we believe is achieved through communication, a common vision, and a commitment to strong leadership at all levels.
• Honesty 
• Responsibility
• Commitment to children, families and community;
• Respectable Roles Models
• All students can learn and are entitled to a quality education

 Middle School 6th Grade Orientation Nights:
Please click the link below to view the Middle School Orientation schedule:
Did you know that Pinellas County Schools has a PCS Family Engagement Mobile APP?This App provides parents access to extended classroom opportunities, family engagement tips
and opportunities and parent “How To” videos. Click the link below for more information.


Florida Standards Assessment FSA
Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) this year in place of the FCAT in writing, reading and math. The FSA structure has differences from the structure of FCAT, and we are working to not only assure students understand the academic standards, but are also comfortable with the testing format. Practice Tests for the NEW FSA that will be given in March and April are available at the FDOE site and can be accessed through the link below.  Fifth grade students only will be taking the FCAT Science test in May.  Additionally, you will find links to other online resources such as ST MATH and IStation that are excellent programs for students to extend their learning beyond the school day.

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