•  Kathy Brickley

     Weekly Update 5/27/19

    Principal’s Message

    Week of 05/27/19
    Dear Curlew Creek Coyote Families,

    We welcome our new Assistant Principal, Sue Cehi. Sue comes to us from James B. Sanderlin IB World School. She is very happy to join our Curlew family!

    A reminder that school is closed on Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.
    Please note that students will be dismissed two hours early at 12:45 on Wednesday, May 29th, the last day of school.

    Thanks to families who were able to join us at Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night last Thursday. We had a huge turnout! Next year we will be enjoying monthly Chick-Fil-A Spirit Nights.

    Thanks again for all the donations to our Book Swap which allowed many students to get a book to add to their summer reading collection!

    All library books are now overdue. Please turn these in right away. If you need to pay for a lost or damaged book, only cash can be accepted.

    Student Cafeteria loans and past due amounts are due by Tuesday, May 28th.

    Funds may be added via online at, or send in cash or a check.

    A reminder to look at the many items in our lost and found. All left over items by the last day of school will be donated.

    Our Curlew family is saying good-bye to several faculty members. We thank them for the impact they have had on our scholars and we wish them the very best:
    ~Assistant Principal Miss Faust is retiring.
    ~Third grade teacher Tracey Miller is retiring.
    ~Third grade teacher Natalie Zolper is leaving.
    ~Second grade teacher Beth Keller is moving to Countryside High School to run the Pre-School program.
    ~Fourth grade teacher Danielle Zervios will have a new job as “Mommy” for the next school year.
    ~PreK CDA Chelsey Chrissley is getting married and moving to Alaska.
    ~ESE Assistant Rebecca Turnbough will be focusing on completing her teaching degree.
    ~Music teacher Holly Mullenix is moving to Campbell Park Elementary.
    ~Art teacher Lauren Regan is moving to Plumb Elementary.
    They all thank you for the support you have given them over the years!

    Our PTA would like to thank all our families and volunteers for your support this school year. We hope you enjoyed all the fun and educational events hosted. We had a record number of members this year, and we thank you! It's never too early to activate your membership for next year. Membership links can be found on our website. Keep up to date over the summer by following our PTA Facebook page, and pre-ordering your spirit wear shirts. And if you are interested in getting more involved our PTA is looking for a few committee chairs. Visit our website or contact for more information.

    Congratulations to our amazing PTA for being recognized with 4 awards from the Pinellas County Council PTA:
    *Outstanding Volunteer Award
    *Literacy Award
    *Partnership Award
    *President's Theme Award
    This is a huge accomplishment and we are very proud!

    The Summer Bridge program is at Curlew Creek this summer. If you received a Summer Bridge invitation letter, it is important that your child attend. Register at If you have made other summer educational arrangements for your child please inform your child’s teacher of your plan.

    If your child is attending the Summer Bridge program, the dates are June 11 through July 18 with no school on Fridays. School hours are 8:30-12:30. Breakfast will be available for all students at no cost. Students will receive lunch by their individual meal status – Free, Reduced-price or Paid. The price for an elementary school lunch is $2.00. There will be no borrowing for meals in the summer. If you need to apply for Free/Reduced Meal Benefits, apply online at by May 31st. After that you may request a paper application from the Café Manager.

    How else can you help to keep learning in progress during the summer months and prevent the summer slide? Check out all the great learning opportunities that Pinellas County Schools has to offer, which can be accessed through Clever.

    We are continuing our summer clothing drop off. A bin will be located outside of the school front door if you wish to donate gently used dress code clothing that your child has outgrown.

    For the 2019-20 school year we will no longer have a modified dress code. We will, however, be following the Pinellas County Schools dress code which is listed in the Code of Student Conduct.

    The new school year for our scholars begins Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Join us for Meet the Teacher on Tuesday, August 13th, 12:30-1:30 for grades 3 through 5, and 2-3pm for PreK through grade 2.

    Mark your calendar for our Open House dates, September 5th for Pre-K through grade 2, and September 17th for grades 3 through 5. The hours for both nights will be 6PM-7:30PM, with two sessions held for families who have children in multiple grades on the same evening.

    This is my last message for the school year. All the weekly messages are posted on our school website under principal’s message.

    I want to thank our families, students, and staff for a very successful school year! In addition, I want to thank you for your ongoing support! I wish you a safe and adventurous summer, and I look forward to seeing you in August when learning will be our adventure!

    Stay tuned to our marquee for up to date school messages.

    Principal Brickley