Dody Turner-Dody’s Boutique
Congratulations to the following students and teams on their standings at the Gifted Math Meet!
JR Crain - Highest individual score for Fourth Grade
Alex Perera - Highest individual score for Fifth Grade
Autumn Weaver - Fourth place individual school for Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade Team - Fourth Place Overall
Fifth Grade Team - First Place Overall
Congratulations to the following students who earned their IC3 Grade 5 Spark Certification!
The IC3 program is a Technology Industry Certification. The Spark program is designed for younger students as an entry point. Originally intended for Middle School populations, some advanced Fifth graders are capable of mastering the concepts in elementary school.
There is a huge advantage to earning a certification at the elementary level. It provides an advanced technology track in middle school, and can result in specialized fields for high school including: computer coding, cyber security, graphic design, database administrator/architect, web design, and many other technology fields.
The program is broken down into 3 main areas: computing fundamentals, living online, and key applications. Each requires the students to be fluent in technology areas such as: technical vocabulary, cross operating platforms (windows, OS X, etc), redundancy capabilities (menus, right mouse click, keyboard shortcuts), device hardware and software, dangers and benefits technology can provide, and performance based tasks. Students must become proficient with a rigorous curriculum, with a wealth of info to be taken in.
Congratulations to our Fifth Grade PRIDE Award Winners!
These students have worked hard all school year and have demonstrated excellence in the following academic areas:
Alex Perera - Mathematics
Madeline Johnston - Science
Jacob Bush - Social Studies
Ty Harris - Writing
Annual ESE Parent Survey
Parents of Special Needs Students: Make Your Voice Heard
Take the ESE Parent Survey at www.esesurvey.com.
It is time for the Florida Department of Education’s annual ESE Parent Survey. The survey helps determine how well your child’s school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child’s education.
The survey is for parents of students who receive special education services. Your feedback helps the state and the school district improve special education services for students and their families.
The survey is confidential, but PCS receives overall results and makes changes based on your feedback. As a result of feedback, the district has developed a new support group for parents of students who receive special education services, an ESE parent guide to help parents advocate for their children, and a new ESE department position that helps students and families plan for life after high school.
Complete the survey at www.esesurvey.com starting Feb. 1. Paper surveys are also being distributed. If you need a paper survey or want more information, please contact Tracy McMannus at 727-588-6062 or MCMANNUST@pcsb.org.
Updating Parent Contact Information
17-18 School Year
Click here to view Classroom Supply Wish Lists
Click here to view our student uniform options
In order for students to access the internet/internet-based apps at home, they must follow these directions:
*Note: Content Keeper will always make you login after 24 hours. If you are having trouble getting the Content Keeper login window to load, try these troubleshooting steps.
New this year at Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School is FINSS (Future Innovators’ Network for Student Skillsets)!
As part of our school curriculum, Project Based Learning (PBL) is being infused into the classrooms. Teachers and students are working collaboratively to expand their knowledge and present it in unique ways.
In preparation for new PBL projects on the horizon, we would like to collaborate with our families and community members to share their skills, interests and real-world experiences with our students!
View our video to learn more!
Please take this survey if you interested in partnering with us!
Check out the projects we have been working on!
Important tips for navigating our site:
*Safety Concern: Our campus is not open to students until 8:05 am, unless your child attends a pre-approved morning club or meeting. The YMCA is available, on-site, at a cost. Students are not to be dropped off for school in the front parking lot. Students who arrive after 8:35 am must be walked into the front office by an adult and signed in.
*In order to preserve student learning time, breakfast will not be served after 8:25 am. Students are expected to be present in classes no later than 8:35 am.
Corey Causeway Bridge Opening Schedule:
8 am. to 7 pm. On the hour and at every 20 minutes past the hour
Please adhere to all posted speed and STOP signs especially at peak arrival and dismissal times.
*The GBEMS School Advisory Council has created a Magnet Agreement. This agreement is signed by all students and families each school year and the specified terms will be upheld. Please visit the SAC page for more information and to view the forms.
*Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School Car Magnets are on sale through the PTA in the Front Office. They are $3.00 each and look exactly like the circular logo at the top of this page. If you are interested in purchasing one, please visit the office. Please pay using cash and exact change only as we cannot make change. Thank you.
*Please send in Box Tops, Campbell's Soup Labels and Coke Rewards with your students as you collect them. These are a great way for us to earn money for our school!
The mission of Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School is to educate and prepare each student for college, career, and life.