We have three ESOL teachers ( Mrs. Earle, Mrs. Montoya, and Mrs. Vorbeck) and three bilingual assistants (Mrs. Kumar, Mrs. Nava and Mrs. Pagan).
We support our Kindergarten through 5th grade ESOL students and teachers throughout the day in every subject area with small group instruction. Our team provides translations for families, faculty, PTA, and Title I. We assist with conferences, parents registering for our school and programs; provide information and resources within the school and community.
We survey our parents at
the beginning of the year to learn more about the issues and concerns they may have
regarding their children. We use that
information to hold bimonthly "ESOL Coffee Talks." Take a look at some of the topics we’ve
ESOL Coffee Talk items… just click to view!
Pinellas County School’s ESOL Department developed a new
program called Hablemos. It is a Spanish speaking talk show that
features great information to parents in regards to what happens in our
schools and what resources are available in school and the community.
The show airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30p.m. View the
show on: Channel 614 – Bright House, Channel 46 – Verizon, Channel 2 –
Knology. You can also watch the show via live web stream at www.wpds.tv
ESOL Parent Hotline
Pinellas County has its very own Spanish Parent Helpline
Barbara Aguirre will assist you from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday –
Friday. Parents can call (727) 623-4414. All inquiries will be
Get Connected. Get Answers.
A telephone crisis intervention services and
information/referrals to local health and human services in your area
regarding medical, mental, shelter, food, clothing, support for
children, youth, and families. Visit: Just dial 211
Pinellas County Homework Helpline (on the phone)
Homework Helpline is a FREE service that can help your child
with many homework questions or problems they may be having. The
helpline has a dedicated staff with a huge inventory of books (the same
ones we use at school). 727-547-7223