•  Kathy Brickley

     Weekly Update 12/17/18

    Principal’s Message

    Week of 12/17/18
    Dear Curlew Creek Coyote Families,

    Thank you to the over 300 parents who completed our annual survey and helped to meet our response goal! Once we receive the results we will look closely at your input to help our school community continue to grow.

    Thank you to families who attended our Sounds of the Season Winter Chorus concert last Thursday where we had standing room only! Our musicians certainly looked like professionals as they performed to a variety of holiday music, some of which they composed and choreographed themselves! Hats off to Miss Mullenix and our Chorus Students!

    Let’s continue to be festive this week and dress for the holidays:
    MONDAY: Holiday Shirt/Sweater
    TUESDAY: Holiday Hat/Headwear
    WEDNESDAY: Holiday Socks
    THURSDAY: Pajamas
    FRIDAY: Deck out in Jingle Bell Jog attire and accessories!

    PTA is wrapping gifts for our staff on Tuesday and Wednesday. A big thank you to our parent gift wrapping elves for reducing the holiday crunch time stress for our staff!

    School will be closed for two weeks during the winter break beginning on December 24th. Students return to school on Tuesday January 8th. With two weeks off of school, remember that learning doesn’t stop when your child leaves the classroom. Students can stay active in their learning by working on Math Superstars, reading a Sunshine State book if they are a part of our Rocket Reader Club or if they are trying out for Battle of the Books, and completing any other homework sent home by your child’s teacher. They can also take advantage of the many tools within Clever such as iStation, ST Math, and their Personalized Learning Platform (PLP). And look for the Winter Break Holiday Challenge flyer that will be sent home in the Coyote Communication Folder.

    Save the date for Ready, Set, Kindergarten on January 16 at 6PM. If you know someone who has a child entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019 please inform them of this important event.

    Over winter break stay connected with our PTA Facebook page and website. Our PTA is busy planning many more fun and exciting events for 2019. If you are interested in volunteering or being a part of a planning committee please send a message to

    As we near the end of 2018, our PTA President Deana Graebner sends a big Coyote Whoosh to all our families!

    On behalf of our Curlew Creek staff and PTA I wish you a safe and fun holiday break filled with family, friends, and wonderful memories!

    School Messenger calls will resume in the new year on January 6th.

    Stay tuned to our school marquee, our websites (Curlew Creek and PTA), and PTA Facebook to keep updated with school events throughout the year.

    Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education.

    Principal Brickley