The Northwest Star
5601 22nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
School Phone 893-2147 Cafeteria Phone 893-1236
November 2, 2016
Marie Brainard, Principal
Claire Townsley, Assistant Principal
Patricia Wright, Area 4 Superintendent 588-5022
We want to thank all of you that supported the Northwest Harvest Literacy Festival. It was an evening filled with spooky stories, parent training sessions, and lots of fun! The student character book costumes were so creative! Thank you STAFF and PTA for making it a success!
We said goodbye to Carol Warner, DMT, after 38 years of service to Northwest Elementary. We wish her well in her next life adventure! We welcome Annie Culbertson as our new DMT.
School Wide Behavior Incentive: We are excited to experience our third School Wide behavior incentive (PBS: Positive Behavior Supports) for all those students making the right choices every day. We will be having popcorn on Friday, Nov. 4th for students that have earned an 80% or above for the month of October. Way to go students! The Northwest Staff is so proud of the students earning at least an 80% daily, every day.
As you know safety is a priority of ours. Please adhere to the morning drop off times. NO CHILDREN are to be on campus before 8:05 unless they are enrolled in the YMCA program. There is no drop-off in the bus circle except for YMCA and that is only before 8:05 am. Thank you for assisting us with this.
Attendance: We had 335 students with Perfect attendance for October! Let’s go for 400 out of 615 for November! Thank you for having your children at school every day on time! YOU ROCK!!
“The Northwest Elementary School Community is committed to 100% student progress 100% of the time” We want all students to be successful and making progress. Please make sure you are communicating and requesting a conference with your child’s teacher so you know what we are doing to ensure your child’s success, and how you can assist at home.
From our Northwest Family to yours, we wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving!
Dates to Remember
Nov. 4- School Wide incentive: popcorn
Nov. 4- Monthly progress reports
Nov. 7- Parent Focus Night (in lieu of Nov. SAC/PTA)
Nov. 16- Great American Teach In
Nov. 21- Nov. 25- Thanksgiving Break School Closed
Nov. 29- Picture retakes
Title 1 Tid Bits
Thank you Title I for supporting the Harvest Literacy Festival
Pinellas County Schools announces important dates for District Application Programs
The application period for next school year is Jan 4-13, 2017.
Learn how to apply for magnet, fundamental and career programs at Parent Information Sessions. All sessions will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. in school auditoriums:
Speak with representatives from all application programs at Information Fairs:
Explore individual programs at Discovery Nights at each school: Discovery Nights take place
Nov. 14- Dec. 16.
For the new choice brochure, fliers, Discovery Night dates, visit www.pcsb.org/choice. Call 727-588-6210
Family Fun Day in the Park will be hosted by the Pinellas County Council of PTAs. The free event will feature inflatables, a reptile show, music, games, face painting and additional activities. The event will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at Largo Central Park
Craft Art Festival- Featuring some of the nation’s most established and emerging fine craft artists. Enjoy works in jewelry, clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal paper and mixed media. (November 19-20) Central Avenue between 4th and 6th Street, St. Petersburg. Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 10am-4pm
Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge- The event features loads of activities for the whole family to enjoy including Xtreme gaming fun for all ages and on-site programming designed to inspire kids and families to live a more active and healthy lifestyle (Sat., November 19, 2016) Eckerd College 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg Florida 10:00 am-6:00 pm
COMMUNITY RESOURCE Are you a grandparent, aunt or uncle, cousin, adult sister or brother raising a relative's child?
Kinship Services Network—The Children’s Home, Inc. sponsors Support groups for grandparents and other relatives raising children. For more information for support groups please call
727-785-2762 x2128 for monthly updates Intake and Referral line 1-888-920-8761
Family and Community Corner
You are invited to be a part of the Great American Teach-In on Wednesday, November 16. Come share your profession or hobby with our students. You can also come read a favorite book to your child’s class. This is a day that our students look forward to each year and they would love for you to be a part of it. Please let me or your child’s teacher know if you are interested in participating.
Family and Community Liaison,
893-2147 x2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5601 22nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Please click this survey link to participate in the annual Northwest Elementary Title I Parent Survey. The purpose of this survey is to provide the Pinellas County School District's (PCS) Title I Program leadership with valuable feedback from parents of students enrolled at Northwest Elementary. Your opinion counts!
Monthly progress reports to go out the first Thursday of each month
Ask your child for theirs!