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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
Business/Accounting/Publications/
2012-13School Financial Report.


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

VISION STATEMENT
Produce academic excellence through quality education.
 
BELIEFS:
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.
 
CORE VALUES:
• Honesty 
• Responsibility
• Commitment to children, families and community;
• Respectable Roles Models
• All students can learn and are entitled to a quality education

Take the Exceptional Student Education annual parent survey

The annual Exceptional Student Education parent survey conducted by the Florida Department of Education is underway through Sunday, May 31. The survey gives parents of students receiving special education services the opportunity to provide feedback on their school involvement and provide comments on their child’s school. This type of parent input is critical in determining if the district will meet the requirements for the state’s Annual Performance Report. The parent survey is available online at www.esesurvey.com or www.pcsb.org/ese. To request a hard copy of the survey, contact Marty Massimo, FDLRS Parent Service Specialist at massimom@pcsb.org or 793-2723 x2043. 

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Summer Bridge Registration is Open!

Could your child benefit from extra learning opportunities over the summer?

Registration for Summer Bridge is underway. Summer Bridge is especially important for students who are not performing on grade level or need additional help to stay on track. Summer Bridge provides engaging activities and intensive instruction to prepare students for maximum success. Most Summer Bridge programs will run Monday through Thursday from June 16 to July 23. Parents can register at https://reservation.pcsb.org. Schools will also assist families with the registration process. Find the latest information at www.pcsb.org/summerbridge. Contact the school for additional info.

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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.
 
 

FSA NEWS 

Florida Standards Assessment - FSA
Students in grades 3-5 are currently in the process of taking the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). The FSA structure has differences from the structure of FCAT. Our teachers have worked with our students to not only assure that they understand the academic standards, but are also comfortable with the testing format. Practice Tests for the NEW FSA were given in March and April. They are also available at the FDOE site and can be accessed through the link below.  Fifth grade students only will be taking the FCAT Science test the first week 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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