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Anona Elementary

Rich in Tradition - Dedicated to Excellence

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    Apply Online March 20-April 9 for School Year Pre-K 3 and VPK!

    Pinellas County Schools offers several early childhood education opportunities to prepare students for kindergarten and beyond. Using the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards, all programs offer developmentally appropriate activities that build on children’s emerging talents and strengths.

     Enrollment for Summer Bridge!

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    Could your child benefit from extra learning opportunities over the summer? Enrollment for Summer Bridge is underway. Summer Bridge offers learning opportunities for students during the summer to prevent learning losses and promote learning gains. Summer Bridge is designed to help all students to stay on track and engaged in learning all summer long.  The programs provide engaging, enrichment activities and intensive instruction to ensure that students are prepared for maximum success when the school year begins.  This year the curriculum has been redesigned to provide hands-on, project-based learning opportunities that will appeal to all learners.  Summer Bridge programs will run Monday through Thursday from June 6 to July 13.   Please contact the school if you think your child could benefit from Summer Bridge or have questions. Parents can register online using the Student Reservation System at Summer Bridge locations and the latest information can be found on the district’s Summer Bridge website,


    Anona Staff

    Welcome to Anona Elementary!

    Anona Elementary School was originally established in the 1800's. The first recorded history of Anona is in 1874. While the school building itself has been moved from its original location, we still strive to maintain that small community atmosphere,while increasing our use of technology offers your child the best of both worlds. Our active PTA and SAC members are a huge support to our "Anona Family" Today, we have a flourishing school community with more than 450 students in VPK through Fifth Grade.





    The School Board of Pinellas County, Florida prohibits any and all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability in any of its programs, services or activities.

    Pinellas County Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Meet the Principal

Mrs. Ann Welsh



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Mrs. Ann Welsh

Welcome to Anona Elementary!

 It is with a great deal of pride that I introduce myself as the Principal of this wonderful and historic school. My name is Ann Welsh and I have been an educator for 15 + years. Prior to my current position as Principal at Anona, I was Assistant Principal at Oldsmar Elementary. I have experience as a mathematics/science staff developer, an RtI coach and as elementary teacher.

With a committed teaching staff, involved families and community partners, it is truly my belief that every student here at Anona can reach their potential. The foundational years of elementary school are important to the future success of our young students. Making certain that our students believe in themselves, have the teachers and resources to meet their learning needs while also building and maintaining strong and positive partnerships between the school, its community and the Anona families, I recognize that Anona Elementary will continue to flourish and grow now and in the future.

I am proud and thrilled to serve as your Principal. Please stop by the school at any time to share your thoughts and ideas of how we can continue to improve and to find out about how you can become more involved on our school community.

Ann Welsh


  • Box Tops

    Welcome back to school, parents! My name is Holly Polson and I’m thrilled to be our school’s Box Tops for Education™ Coordinator.

    Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school.

    Last school year, we earned $379.90 for our school from Box Tops and used the money for classroom supplies and field trips. This school year, our goal is to earn $1,000.

    For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offers.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here to help make our school’s Box Tops for Education™ program a huge success this year.

    Thanks for your help!

    Coordinator name:  Holly Polson

    Phone:   727-455-3949


    The Anona Eagle is looking for a classroom to land! The classroom with the most box tops turned in for the month will win an extended visit from our Anona Eagle (plush) in their Classroom! 



    Dear Anona parents and families!


    It was wonderful meeting you all, and we are so grateful to collectively be such a wonderful group of parents at Anona.  We believe that a large part of student success is a direct result of a strong relationship between the parent and the school.  Participating and supporting the PTA is one of many ways to do so, and we thank you for sharing your contact information to stay in the loop.  Our goal this year is to keep an open line of communication with parents, and ensure the opportunities to help are clear.  If at any time you have questions, you can email this Anona PTA email address and we will get back to you.  Also, if you want to contact any of us directly, please feel free to do so!


    General ANONA PTA email that we all access -

    Kyle Evanz - President -

    Jessica Streets - Vice President -

    Jennifer Savarese - Secretary -

    Corey DePappa - Treasurer -


    Managing fundraising is going to be a group effort task this year, and we will send out emails to notify you on what we are working on, as well as areas in need of assistance.  Also, we would love to hear your ideas and learn what your skills are!  We encourage anyone who has an itch to get involved to please do!  Involvement can be as simple as joining the PTA through membership.  You can also attend our monthly meetings which will most likely be held once a month on Wednesday evenings.  Additionally, you can donate some of your time to help us complete tasks.  We will operate mostly with Sign Up Genius for ease.  You will get emails with sign up slots for the events we have lined up for the year.  If you are able to help out, please sign up!  If for any reason you are unable to complete the task you signed up for, we kindly ask that you notify us so we can make other arrangements.


    We look forward to a successful year, and here are some of the exciting events we have planned for the students and families:


    September 8th: Fall Fundraiser Kickoff! (during school hours, students will bring home packets)


    September 14th: Kindergarten/VPK Popsicle Mixer! & General PTA Meeting 6pm


    October 5th: Anona Eagle Walk to School day!


    December 7th: Family Night: Reading Under the Stars!


    February 8th: Pasta / Bingo / Date Night!


    March 10th: Anona Walk-a-Thon! (second fundraiser)


    May 1st-5th: Teacher Appreciation Week!


    Again, we thank you for providing your contact info, and look forward to getting to know you this year.  It is exciting to know we are all working together with the same interest in mind, our children!


    Happy back-to-school time to you and your little Anona Eagles!




    Anona PTA

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  • Partnerships

    Methodist Icon           Jimmy John's   Rita's   Dollar Tree

    Coffee Mill Icon      Publix Icon       Royary Icon        Wells Fargo Icon          Kiwanis


    *JD's Restaurant*     *The Backpack Lady Project*

    *Sarah Boucher Tower*    *Mishelle Harget*

    *Yasmina Martin Garcia*   *Christ Presbyterian Church of Largo*

    *Crabby Bills*




    • Jenny Pham "Oasis Salon" - Lee, Kindergarten and P.E.
    • 3rd Eye Tattoo - Calder, Kindergarten
    • Jorge L. Morales - Calder, Kindergarten and Schultz, 3rd Grade
    • Scotty and Mishelle Hargett - Nibert, Pre-K and Mello, 2nd Grade
    • Ian and Sheri Wilson - Mello, 2nd Grade
    • Michael and Corey DePappa - Pilz, 2nd Grade and Girard, Gifted
    • Donna Goodyear - Pilz, 2nd Grade
    • Mary E. Shackett-Suteau - Snook, 3rd Grade; Connolly, Art and Miles, Music
    • Wurster Family - Clanton, 3rd Grade
    • John and Kristi Varley - Peters, 4th Grade
    • Olesiya Pratt - Peters, 4th Grade
    • Julie "JT" Moore - Adikes, 4th Grade
    • Elisabeth Dasilva - Adikes, 4th Grade
    • Grade Power Learning - General
    • Bernard and Nirva Philippe - Snook, 3rd Grade
    • Anna Bennett - Kanellopoulos, 3rd; Adikes, 4th


    *Help us reach our goal of 100% Class/Club Adoption! For more information contact Jeanne Joyner at 588-4730 or*