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CHURCHWELL ELEMENTARY UPDATES FOR

2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR:

Walking students to class: In order to maximize instruction and continue with our safety precautions, ONLY Kindergarten parents will be able to walk their children to class on the first and second days of school if needed. You will need to park and walk with your child to building 2 and wait with your child.  Once the bell rings for instruction, you will be expected to let your child go into class and start learning.  We know these first days can be challenging, but starting with the “normal” routine as soon as possible is the BEST way to help your child adjust.

Birthday Celebrations: According to the PCSB Local Wellness Policy 8.012, Section 3.a.1, “Any activity during the school day, involving food and/or beverages that do not meet the District Nutrition Standards, will be limited to once per month per classroom.”  As a school we designate the last Friday of the month, at the end of the day for this celebration.  If parents want to send in a store prepared snack for the class, then they need to coordinate with the teacher prior to that day.

Eating Lunch with Students:  We love for parents to come eat lunch with our students.  Please remember to bring your picture ID with you each time and you need to be on the student’s emergency card.  We have designated the outside eating area for a “private lunch” with your child; in case of bad weather, we will designate a table inside the cafeteria. Due to safety you are not allowed to take other students out there to eat with you.  Also, in keeping with the PCSB Local Wellness Policy, we ask that you not bring “fast food” unless it is a healthy option.

Snacks: In order to maintain academic focus and momentum, students will not bring snacks, unless it is medically necessary.  Please make sure your child gets in the habit of eating a good breakfast either at home or at school. We will also help encourage our younger children to eat their lunch.

New School Hours: 

Instruction will BEGIN at 7:45 a.m. and END at 2:45 p.m.

 

 The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal

Parents can now access their student’s information from any computer with an internet connection. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child’s current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom – all before their child comes home from school. Click here for more information on this exciting new service!

Important Message from Polk County Schools

In an effort to reduce the circulation of counterfeit U.S. monies, the school district will no longer accept any $50 or $100 bills at any school-sponsored events. We apologize for any inconvenience, but ask that you support this initiative. Please plan accordingly when you attend our events. Thank you.

Got questions about the Swine Flu?

Call the Florida Flu Hotline at: 1-800-342-3557 This is a toll-free telephone service provided by The State of Florida to offer health information about swine flu. For more information on the web, visit the Florida Department of Health.

Spotlight

Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Mrs. Kathy McClellan, Reading Coach,  our 2015 Teacher of the year
Mrs. Sharon Roberts, Terminal Operator, our Employee of the Year!