Pinellas Park Elementary

Home of the Bears

Hello, Pinellas Park Elementary Families. This is Principal Freeman with November updates and reminders.

Our school newsletter was sent home with students on Friday.  The newsletter is always printed on blue paper and highlights this month include: standards and grades, holiday assistance and celebrating student attendance. In addition to the school newsletter, mid-term progress reports were sent home for students receiving a grade of a U, N, D or F in any subject area.  Be sure to check your child’s backpack and/or ask him/her for these important papers.  Did you know you can check your child’s grades anytime on Portal with your password and you can also view current information like the school newsletter on our PPE webpage. Please utilize these sites to stay engaged in your child’s education.


Upcoming events:

Wednesday, Nov. 16 is the Great American Teach In.  We still have spaces available if you would like to come in and speak to our students about your career. Please contact Kat Amann at the school for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 17 is our Family Thanksgiving Feast.  Please RSVP and join your child for turkey and all the fixings during his/her lunch time.  Adult meal is $5. PPE students eat free.

Monday Nov. 21-Friday Nov. 25 school is closed for Thanksgiving Break.  Please arrange for child care in advance.

Monday, Nov. 28 school reopens


A reminder every Thursday is higher education day at Pinellas Park Elementary, students and staff are encouraged to wear college T-shirts as we are preparing your children to be college and career ready. Also every Friday is school spirit day, wear your PPE school T-shirt. If you haven’t purchased a school spirit shirt, now is the time.  Shirts are available for adults and students. PTA will be sending home another shirt order form. Quantities are limited so return your form as soon as possible. Our Spirit Shirts make great holiday gifts!


This weekend I joined fourth graders at Boca Ciega Millennium Park. We had the opportunity to walk the nature trail and see life science right in front of our eyes! I want to thank the parents who supported this fun event and Mrs. Blanton for coordinating it.  If you like science and want an opportunity to experience it as a family tonight is the night!  It is the supermoon! Tonight you should be able to see a full moon and Monday is the biggest, closest and brightest supermoon of the year.  It is also the closest (about 30,000 miles closer than it usually is) supermoon since January of 1948, and we won’t see another this close until the year 2034.  The moon will “rise” around sunset tonight and will be highest in the sky around midnight. Go outside this evening and enjoy this natural wonder together!


Looking forward to a fun week at Pinellas Park Elementary, where we come to learn… and we love learning! Go Bears!