•  Kathy Brickley

     Weekly Update 10/19/20

    Principal’s Weekly Message 10/19/20

    Dear Curlew Creek Coyote Families,
    Tomorrow, Monday October 19th, "PINK OUT" and wear your pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    UNITY DAY is Wednesday, October 21st. Wear and share ORANGE to prevent bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. See more information at

    Congratulations to our Curlew staff members who have been nominated by our school community:

    3rd grade Teacher Vicki Jetton - Teacher of the Year
    PreK Teacher Kaitlyn Frank - Emerging Teacher of the Year
    Data Management Technician Sandy Zarle - Support Employee of the Year
    We are proud to have them represent Curlew Creek!

    If your child comes home with a purple Coyote Ticket be sure to congratulate them, have them write their name on it and send it back to the classroom teacher for participation in our weekly drawing. Teachers choose three tickets weekly and those students receive an ice pop during their PE walking club day.

    This week student tardies have risen by 20%! School begins promptly at 8:45 and students are expected to be in their classrooms ready for instruction. Arriving after the bell disrupts class and teacher instruction and can put your child behind for the day.

    A letter will be going home in the weekly folder from your online teacher to notify you that your child may return to the traditional learning option on October 27th. Please notify Lyn Edens in the school office at if your student will need bus transportation.

    iStation and Dreambox are programs that Pinellas County Schools use to support instruction in reading and math. These programs reinforce skills taught in class and assess students to identify and fill gaps in knowledge. Teachers then use data generated in these programs to plan instruction and intervention. However, this data is only accurate and useful when students utilize these programs routinely. Students should spend at least 60 minutes each week on iStation and should be completing at least 5 lessons each week on Dreambox. These programs are easily accessed through your students’ Clever account. We appreciate your support of the work your students do in these programs. When completed at home, the lessons and assessments should be done by the student, not the parent, so that we can accurately address learning needs.

    It’s not too late to join PTA! Join the Pack for only $10 for the first membership, $5 for
    each additional. Sign up at

    Join our fun Secret Pal program! Sign up to show your appreciation of a Curlew staff
    member. Choose your child’s teacher, a previous teacher, or any staff member, .

    Do you have a Shout Out for your student or a staff member? Complete the Coyote
    Shout Out form on the PTA website, , to have your
    message displayed on the school marquee. Proceeds benefit our PTA’s support of our
    5th grade Moving Up Festivities.

    Our School Store will be open at 8:15am on Wednesday, October 21st. The store will
    be outside by the flagpole on the first and third Wednesdays.

    Mark your calendar for our next school Spirit Night on Monday, October 26th from 5-
    7pm at Chick-Fil-A Countryside.

    Save the date for our Zoom PTA General Membership Meeting, , on
    Thursday, October 29th at 6PM where you will learn important information about the
    Canvas platform from teacher Mrs. Nichole Scalia and parents Mrs. Trish Vranic and
    Mrs. Nora Wolford. ALL students utilize Canvas and we want to help parents
    understand and navigate through this platform.

    Please visit our PTA Facebook Event Page for more event information, .

    Stay tuned to our school marquee, our school website, and our PTA website and
    Facebook page to keep updated with school information throughout the year.

    Thank you for your support!

    Principal Brickley