Hello M.B.F.S. community,
Thank you for visiting our school website. We hope that you will find it to be a resource for instruction and information about our school.
With a student body of nearly 1,400 students and a faculty and staff just under 130, we are unique in that our school is almost the size of a mini city! We are the largest K-8 school in the Pinellas County school district and one of just a few schools across the United Sates located on a coast line. Our school vision is 100% student success. We are an A grade school, ranking as one of the district’s top schools. The foundation of this success rests on the partnership between our stakeholders (students, families, staff, and the community at large).
While we hold high academic standards, we value our safe, fun learning environment. We model honestly, respect, responsibility, and self-motivation. I cannot think of a more important role in our life than to do this and to serve and help others. We can do this at any age, young to old. I tell our students each day to always try to bring each other sunshine! Recently I’ve made it my personal charge to remind our students to T.H.I.N.K. before speaking, writing, or posting thoughts or opinions to social media.
When posting, speaking, or writing, are the words I use: Truthful, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, or Kind? The old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words don’t hurt,” could not be further than the truth. Sticks and stones do hurt…but so do words! It takes a village to raise a child and we will do our part at school. Together we can teach humility and kindness.
Now, in our eighth year as a school, and for me, my eighth year steering the ship, I promise you we will continue to ensure high expectations for all students. Thank you for taking the time to learn about our school. Take care, and always remember to bring sunshine to others.
Mr. Chris Ateek,
Andrew K. – To me T.H.I.N.K. means that you understand how much of an impact you can have on someone’s life just through a photo and realize that by taking a minute and thinking you could have just made someone’s life better.
End of the Year Calendar of Events
15- 16- 8th grade breakfast at American Legion
19- Open Court, 1:00 PM, 3rd and 4th grade
19- 8th grade dance, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM (location TBA)
20- 8th grade Busch Gardens Trip
22- 5th grade breakfast at American Legion
22- 5th grade Kickball game, 12:30 PM
23- Kindergarten graduation, 8:30 AM in gym, and fifth grade end of year field trip to Extreme Fun Center
23- 6th grade awards ceremony, 1:00 PM in gym (students dismissed from gym)
24- 5th grade awards, 8:30 AM in gym and 7th grade awards, 1:00 PM in gym (students dismissed from gym)
25- 8th grade awards, 8:30 AM in gym
8th grade S.A.T. Prep
Pinellas County Schools has joined the All In Challenge as part of the district’s efforts to educate students and families about opportunities for students to prepare for the SAT using Khan Academy. The All In Challenge is a partnership among the Council of the Great City Schools, the College Board and Khan Academy that aims to expand use of these resources. Students and parents may go to the web site, SATpractice.org and link College Board accounts to the SAT practice website for all students who have taken the PSAT. Student will be linked to KHAN academy where they have access to free on-line prescribed tutoring geared towards areas they need more practice in to improve their success on the PSAT/SAT. If you would like more information please contact our guidance department.
We look forward to your continued support this year. Pre-order forms for t-shirts, tickets, wristbands and meals at the event, sponsorship forms, and elementary classroom basket themes for our auction among others are available in the front offices and have been arriving home with students.