Pinellas Park Elementary Fast Facts for Parents 2018-2019

    • Our first day of school will be on Monday, August 13th at 8:45AM.
    • Important information, updates and school supply lists are located on school webpage: http://www.pcsb.org/pp-es
    • A Meet & Greet will be held on Friday, August 10th.  This is a time for all of our students to visit their classrooms, meet the teacher, drop off any school supplies, or ask any questions.
      • Pre-K and Kindergarten - 1:30-2:30
      • Grades 1-5 - 2:30-3:30
    • Parents are welcome to escort students to class the first three days of school.  For safety purposes, we will do this for the first three days only; then we will maintain a secure campus for the remainder of the school year.
    • Please be sure your child knows how he/she will be getting home from school each day!  If your child is a bus rider, have him/her ride the bus the first day. This prevents confusion later.
    • Student hours for K-5th grade: 8:45Am-2:45PM.
    • Modified dress code is in effect.  Information is on our website and in our student agenda book.
    • VPK options include morning or full day.  See or call Mrs. Chancey (DMT) for details at 547-7888.
    • Breakfast begins at 8:10 AM.  Please drop off at North car circle only (near library).
    • Breakfast ends promptly at 8:40 AM.
    • VPK students eat breakfast in the classroom.
    • All students receive free breakfast & lunch.
    • Students welcomed to classroom at 8:30 AM, seated & ready to learn at 8:45 AM. Students will be marked as tardy if they are not in their classroom by 8:45 a.m.
    • Bus circle & car circle: please refer to map.
      • The West car circle (53rd St) is for VPK & K only.
      • The North car circle (library) is our carline for 1st-5th grade.
      • The East lot (52nd St) is for buses only.
    • Bus riders:  Wear colored bands on wrist or backpack for first week of school. Pick up your bus band early at the table near media center during Meet & Greet Aug, 10th. Students who are eligible for a bus should receive a postcard in the mail with his/her assigned bus stop, route number, pick up time, and drop off time.  If you do not receive a postcard in the mail or have a questions about transportation you can call the help line at 587-2020 or visit the transportation link on the Pinellas County Schools website:  www.pcsb.org
    • Car riders: please complete a name plate to hang on rear view mirror/place on dashboard to include LAST Name, first name & grade.  These are available in the classroom.
    • For car riders: Older siblings go to the car circle of the youngest child. (Example:  4th grade student would go to the Kindergarten car circle with sibling.)
    • R’Club is available for before & after care.  Located in our cafeteria.
    • Please join our PTA. $5 membership fee.  Please partner with us in your child’s education!
    • If your child will need to have prescription or over the counter medication during school hours, it is important for you to visit the front office prior to school starting.  ALL medications require additional paperwork to be completed by the parent and/or doctor.  Prescription medication may ONLY be brought in by the parent and must be in the original prescription bottle.
    • Mark your calendars for Back to School Night. Wednesday, September 12th.
      • Pre-K and Kindergarten – 5:30-6:30PM
      • Grades 1 – 5 – 6:30-7:30PM