• Adopt a Class Form

    Community & Business Partnerships?

    Partnerships are defined as a collaboration of efforts agreed upon between two mutual parties to accomplish common goals and to share the profits or benefits of mutual investments. These partnerships are developed to provide services, support and opportunities to improve student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Pinellas County Schools believes that partnerships transform the educational landscape for student success. Developing meaningful partnerships can help meet the diverse needs of the district, schools, students, parents, and the community.

    Community partners and business partnerships are vital to the success of Cypress Woods Elementary. We welcome families, corporations, local businesses, community organizations, faith-based organizations and municipalities to become partners. Cypress Woods Elementary welcomes contributions such as:
    • Money (Adopt-A-Class**, Event Sponsors, Department Sponsors)
    • Manpower (guest speakers & volunteers)
    • Materials (copying services, donations of supplies, donation of gifts/giveaways to be used for fundraising &/or appreciation events)

    By cultivating productive relationships with schools, business and community partners are able to improve their image through the publicity and recognition of their partnership. A company's/organization's name and logo could be prominently displayed at school events. It is an excellent source of advertising and lets everyone in the community know their business is making a real contribution to education!

    In addition, these partnerships greatly benefit our students, their learning horizons are greatly expanded and they become aware of the relationships between schoolwork and employment. Students learn that community members care about their academic achievement. They also develop increased self-confidence and receive important encouragement to stay in school, seek training after high school and secure employment after graduation.

    **Adopt-a-Class Form
    100% of the money goes directly to the class being sponsored to purchase items that will enhance learning opportunities (i.e. computer software, books, math, materials, supplies, and at times to supplement class field
    trips, etc.). Any individual, family, or business can be an Adopt-a-Class Sponsor. A full adoption is $100, however any amount is accepted and applied to the classroom or program of choice. PE, music, art, media, and other staff members who enhance the development of our children can be sponsored as well.

    For more information on becoming a community or business partner, please contact Kim Shipley, Family & Community Liaison at or call 727-538-7325 ext 2051.

    Kim Shipley
    Family & Community Liaison
    Cypress Woods Elementary
    4900 Cypress Woods Blvd
    Palm Harbor, FL 34685
    727-538-7325 ext. 2051