Hello parents and guardians!
I hope you are all enjoying a summer filled with fun and learning. Did you know that there is a tendency for students to lose some of the learning gains they made during the school year over the summer? It is more commonly referred to as the “Summer Slide”. We would like to ensure our students stay on top of their reading game by encouraging them to continue to read this summer and there are many ways to do this!
Pinellas County Schools has teamed up again this summer with various reading partners, including the Pinellas County Library Cooperative, Reading with the Rays, Barnes and Noble, Scholastic and myOn to encourage summer reading. We hope you encourage your children to participate in many of the summer reading challenges and activities that run throughout the summer including the Reading on the Go challenge through the myOn online reading platform. To help your students stay on top of their reading game and participate to win weekly prizes, visit our summer reading webpage at www.pcs.org/summerreading where you will find a variety of summer learning ideas, suggested reading lists and to log each book your student reads. There will be multiple winners each week chosen from students who log into myOn to read or log their reading on our webpage. Look for our posters and billboards all over town and keep your students reading on the go!
Reading for Summer
Connect For Success Laptops
1. Students in grades kindergarten to fourth grade, who had a laptop throughout the recent school year and returned it on time, should have received a parent notice for pick up/checkout for summer use. Please call Mrs. Reeves 547 -7888 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
2. Students who did not have a laptop this school year, can get a laptop from the school on a first come first serve basis. Parent interest letters for new C4S were sent home. If you did not receive a letter you still can stop by the school to complete a contract:
Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 1:05 to 3:35
Friday, May 26, 2017 from 8:35 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 8:35 AM to 3:30 PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 8:35 AM to 3:30 PM
Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 8:35 AM to 3:30 PM
Parents will need to come to the school to complete a responsibility contract. Please bring a form of identification. Our front office staff have contracts available. You can also download a contract:
Pinellas Park Elementary Girl Friends Club
Meeting with Pinellas Park Middle School to discuss visions of the future.
Congratulations to Ms. Crawford
Pinellas Park Rotarian Janet Waddell(right) presented a $25 check to first grade teacher Katie Crawford(middle) as part of their weekly Teacher / Speaker awards program. Also pictured on left is Pinellas Park Elementary principal Lisa Freeman
5th Grade Visit to Tall Ships/USF
MYON Reading CHALLENGE WINNERS!
Congratulation to Mrs. Lints' and Mrs. Singleton's students for being top readers in the Myon Challenge Winter Break Reading Contest!
Thank you to David and Julie Cole from Myon for your continued support of our reading program!