Have fun and see you in Kindergarten!
Before you know it, school will be here. Kindergarten is a big step for some children and we want them to excited to come to our wonderful school. Below is a "Countdown to Kindergarten" activities packet that you can do with your child. These are fun activities that can be done with a parent or an older sibling.
Have fun and see you in Kindergarten!
Help your child read this summer with Reading with the Rays program. Starting May 27th you can pick up a game card from your local library or Tropicana Field. The rules of the game:
- Have your child choose their favorite book to read.
- Track their hours by rounding the bases and collect Rays prizes along the way
- Once your child has accumulated enough hours to get on first as a parent or guardian you will initial it
- Bring the card to the library and the librarian will sign the card and give a reading award.
- Once the child rounds the bases by reading a total of 24 hours they will receive 2 tickets to a game
This week is one of the most special weeks of the year when we honor and pay thanks to the heart of Orange Grove Elementary: OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF! We were so excited to give our staff the royal treatment and have a great week planned. Please visit Orange Grove's signupgenius to see how you can help our PTA give them daily treats but most of all, take a moment to pay thank you in whatever way works for you to the incredible people that teach and guide and take care of our kids every day of the year, they deserve it!
Take a look at what's in store:
The staff appreciation week also includes giving ALL teachers and staff gift cards and other items as a token of a our appreciation. We rely on donated items to make it a success. Collection efforts are underway. If you haven't already, simply send them to school with your child or drop them off at the front office in an envelope marked OGE PTA. Thank you!
Orange Grove PTA is really excited for the opportunity to continue to help students be active with their peers. We have planned a day filled with games, relay races, sack races, and more! Below is the link where you can check out all of the opportunities where you can help us have a fun, safe, successful Field Day!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Every year Pinellas County puts together a school assessment survey. This is part of our school's accreditation and we are looking for your feedback to help guide our schools improvement plan. Your opinion is valuable and appreciated. The survey will only take a few minutes of your time. The survey is anonymous so please give your honest opinion.
The survey will close march 12th.
Join Pinellas County Council PTA Thursday, March 15th at PCBS Admin Building, 6:15p. Their program will be featuring a spokespersons from The Kind Mouse. The Kind Mouse is a not for profit organization that assistants families. You can learn about the work they provide and how you can help.
Come join us tonight for family game night! We will have a quick general meeting you won't want to miss. You will be voting on the revised budget for the remainder of the year. Then once that's done we are on to play some bingo and win some prizes. The fifth grade committee will be there selling pizza and sodas. Come and have a fun night with the kids.
We copied below text from Florida PTA Newsletter. This article is in regards to The Hope Scholarship where if a child is being bullied that he/she will be transferred to a different public or private school at the state's expense. Please read the below what Florida PTA is saying about this flawed action.
Now that HB7055, commonly known as the "bullying bill," has passed the House, it has moved to the Senate, where it will be heard in the Education Committee this Tuesday, February 20th at 11:00am. Under a "strike-all" amendment that Senator Hukill filed, the content of the bill has changed to eliminate some House provisions and to reflect Senate positions on a number of issues. Still included in the bill, however, is the Hope Scholarship, which will allow children who have been subjected to a classmate's verbal or physical abuse to attend a different public or private school at state expense.
The Hope Scholarship has two major flaws. First, it does nothing to address the behavior of offenders, thus leaving them in place to victimize other students. Second, it diverts the tax dollars we pay when we buy a new or used car from the state treasury to private schools, without taking into account the ability of the victim's parents to finance a private education on their own, the academic performance of the private school, or its policies regarding incidents of physical or verbal abuse.
Florida PTA opposes the expansion of school choice without full accountability, and the diversion of tax dollars away from general revenues, where they can be used to address the needs of all Floridians. At a time when we have been made newly aware of gaps in our ability to protect our students and our schools, and of our obligations towards teachers and other school personnel, three of whom have just laid down their lives, we must insist that our precious dollars be spent where it counts the most.
Please email your legislator today and tell them to provide real, common-sense solutions to the problems of bullying and other abusive behavior. Tell them as well to exercise sound fiscal judgment, and to allocate our tax dollars in support of all of our students, their teachers, and their schools. To do otherwise would mean that the lessons we have learned these past few days have been wasted on us.
Calling all Moms, Aunts, Sister, Mom Figures, and Dads! What better way to start your day than with a muffin and some coffee?? Here’s your chance to bring your kids to school, and enjoy some breakfast with them as you start the day.
Come join us on Wednesday, January 24th (7:30 AM) for our annual Moms and Muffins and general PTA meeting. We will be serving muffins, milk, and coffee.
Attention families with incoming kindergarten child. You can now register your child for the 2018/2019 school year. Register your child as early as you can, this helps with the school's staff planning for the following year. It also allows the teacher's time to review and prepare for specific student news such as allergies, medical needs, classroom accommodations, and it assists the school in preparing class placements.
How to register for kindergarten: