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Weekly Update - Week of September 18th

Azalea Elementary Weekly Update – Week of 9/18/17

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Our Core Values - Consensus, Collaboration, Support, Respect, Enthusiasm

Our Mission – Attitude + Academics + Attendance = Excellence at Azalea

Our Vision – 100% Student Success

Our motto – Empowered for life. It’s the Azalea way!



Important points to note from this message

1. Parent Teacher Association (PTA): Are you a student advocate

2. Attendance “Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow”

3. Updating your phone number & Email information just got easier

4. Dental Program

5. We’re collecting toiletries

6. #AzaleaRocks

7. Thankful Thursday #TT

8. See College and Career Fair information under “other news”




Azalea September Events


Friday, 9/8

  • Grandparents Day. We missed this due to Hurricane Irma. Will be RESCHEDULED.
    • Come during your grandchild’s lunch time and have lunch with them. Bring lunch for them or just sit with them. Of course adults can purchase a lunch from our café too. Enjoy our café or sit in our amazing courtyard. See you around campus J


Tuesday, 9/19

  • 7:05 – 7:35am Donuts for Dads CANCELLED. Will be RESCHEDULED


Friday, 9/22

  • 6:00 – 8:00 PTA Skating Party at Astro Skate. The cost is only $4.00.



Important Points:


  1. PTA: Every Child. One Voice.

Join the PTA’s mission to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Joining the PTA is about advocating for children. As parents we are our child’s strongest advocate so find out how you can support the school to ensure your child and all children have the successful foundation they need. You’re level of involvement is your choice but your involvement should not be an option. Email Christine Hutchings our PTA membership chair and 2nd grade parent to find out more

Parents’ Guide to Student Success:



2.Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

This is National Attendance Awareness Month. This is a nationwide event recognizing the connection between attendance and achievement. Our slogan for the month is Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. You will also see how this directly correlates to our mission statement.



3. Updating your phone number & Email information just got easier

There’s a new and easy way to change your contact information. You can now log in into the student reservation system  You will need your parent username and password to make any changes. If you don’t have a username and password please feel free to stop by our front office with your I.D. and one of our office staff will assist you.




On Thursday December 7th through Friday December 15th we will have the Health Dept. on campus preforming FREE dental cleanings and applying sealants on our students. You should have already received this packet so If you are interested please be sure to fill it out completely making sure to sign it and then send it in with your child. It is one of the great benefits of being a Title 1 school so we hope that you will take advantage of this wonderful program!



5. We’re collecting toiletries

We’re collecting toiletries for children and families of Pinellas County that are in need.  Thank you for considering and helping us out. If you bring toiletries to Azalea please direct them to our first grade teacher Mrs. Rushing.




Are you familiar with #StPeteRocks? If so, great, if not, it’s local way of spreading kindness. You find a painted rock around St. Petersburg with a positive message or a picture. We have a family (The Marshall Family) that has started this same idea with #AzaleaRocks and began placing them around Azalea in the front of the school. So awesome J If you find one, the idea is to pay it forward. Re-hide it or create your own and place it somewhere around the front of the school. Spread the kindness.




Thankful Thursday is a monthly canned food drive at Azalea Elementary and begins on September 7th. Donations will help serve Azalea Elementary families in need. The class with the most items will win a Popsicle or Popcorn Party each month. We believe it is important to teach our children to help our neighbors in need. This program aligns with our Commitment to Character: involving Citizenship, Kindness, and Caring.




Other news:


Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals



Clothes to Kids



Title I Family Library

  • Location: 2499 25th Street South St. Petersburg, FL
  • No Library Card Needed & No Late Fees
  • A Leveled Library
  • Each time your child visits the library they will receive a FREE BOOK!
  • We’re open!
  • Monday & Thursday 8:30- 6:00
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-3:30
  • For more info call 727-893-2988



Adopt-a-Class & Adopt-a-School



PeachJar – community flyers



The ESE College, Career and Life Fair — 6-7:30 pm., Sept. 19 at Pinellas Park High School

The fair will help high school students with disabilities and their parents plan for the future.



The 9th annual Pinellas County College and Career Fair — 6-8 pm., Oct. 2 at Countryside High School

Students will be able to speak with more than 150 representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools, military services and businesses.