Welcome to PVPV / Rawlings Elementary
The school by the sea
Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade
3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
SPRING MINI CAMPS
Sessions run Tuesdays
From Fitness Together
Just for PV/Rawlings Parents
We need your input!
Gifted Parent Advisory Meetings
Tuesday, March 25
Tuesday, May 13
Dear PVPV/Rawlings’ Parents,
Come one, come all! Looking forward to seeing you at the Spring Carnival. Join the fun on Saturday, March 8th as PTO entertains our families from 12:00-5:00. The carnival also provides chances on wonderful baskets full of great goodies and prizes. Please see additional information in this edition.
Help us go paperless with our Food Service Program!!! Did you know there are apps to monitor your child’s lunch account as well as our daily lunch menu which includes the nutritional values? Please visit our web page in the lunchroom section and click on PayPAMS. After you enroll your child, this site will send messages by email when your child is getting low in their lunch account and it will also allow you to review your child’s purchases. If you want to apply money to your child’s account, there is a fee of $2.00. When a student account is overdrawn by the cost of two lunches, we are required to provide the student with a cheese sandwich and milk. Our manager, Linda Baker, will do her best to call parents when accounts are overdrawn. However, we need your help keeping your child’s account current. There is an app that you can use to view the daily menu – see the Menu page for this information. Effective March 1st, our district food service program has raised the cost of an extra entrée to $2.10 and the cookie to .35 cents. Thank you in advance for your help with being an informed parent in our food service program.
The assessment season has begun. Fourth grade students just completed the FCAT Writes. We are confident that students were well prepared. Test results will be available at the end of the year. All students continue the progress monitoring assessment, the Discovery Education Assessment, to ensure students are meeting expected performance levels. The DE Assessment is aligned to the FCAT and is administered three times a year. All grades take reading and math and 3rd-5th grade students also take Science. Please remember that all 3rd-5th grade students will participate in the FCAT from April 22nd –April 25th and then 5th graders will complete Math FCAT on April 28th and April 29th. Fifth graders will take the FCAT Math in the computer lab. During this assessment window it is imperative to have students in attendance.
In preparation for these assessments, please have your 3rd-5th graders work on FCAT Explorer. All students can complete IXL Math and Accelerated Reader as well as various academic websites from the school webpage. Rawlings’ computer lab will be open for extended hours in March and April to provide additional access for 3rd-5th graders. A certified teacher will be available from 7:45-8:20. Please encourage your student to take advantage of this opportunity.
Safety is an ongoing priority for our school. Students participate in safety drills on a regular basis. Drills incorporate a number of scenarios including Severe Weather. Congratulations to student, Jake Brown! Jake’s poster on Severe Weather won first place from the Division of Emergency Management and his recognition kicked off the 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week. For additional information on planning your home supply/disaster kit, explore resources at www.FloridaDisaster.org and www.KidsGetAPlan.com.
Our school continues to produce a plethora of readers. Currently we have 54 intermediate students who have read all 15 Sunshine State Readers. Rawlings’ students are becoming excited as they read more titles preparing for the Battle of The Books. At PVPV, 13 of our primary students have achieved 125 AR points to be Principal of The Day. The number of students reaching these goals is growing daily as students READ, READ, READ!
The new session for Mini Camps begins after Spring Break. See the attached application. This program provides quality activities for students and supports supplemental funding for our school. Please consider having your child attend.
Do your spring cleaning over Spring Break! The Goodwill Drive is being held on Tuesday, April 1st and Wednesday, April 2nd. This service learning opportunity allows our students to share with those less fortunate. Thank you for sending in clothing and small household items you are no longer using. Please remember to check Lost–N-Found located in each cafeteria. Items not claimed by Friday, March 28th will be donated.
Have a wonderful Spring Break! Don’t forget to read, read, read!
Kathleen Furness, Principal
Read, Read, Read… and then read some more!
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