On The Road to Success, Leaders Finish First

November 10th, 2022

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November 11th Spirit Week Theme

Spread Kindness & Wear Red, White, & Blue Day! Wear your red, white, and blue in support of Veteran’s Day, and show the world how kind you are with a simple act of kindness for a classmate, teacher, family member, or friend.
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  • November 4th-November 14th: Book Fair
  • November 11th: Early Release Day: Student dismissed at 11:50 AM
  • November 11th: Interim Period Ends, Veteran's Day
  • November 17th: Interims Published
  • November 21st-25th: Fall Break: No School
  • December 1st: Virtual Day: Students will access Canvas lessons at home
  • December 2nd: Leadership Clubs

Top 5 Things You Need to Know

1. Early Release Day: 11.11.22

Students will be dismissed at 11:50 A.M. on Friday, November 11th. Please notify your child's teacher if there is a change in transportation.

2. Book Fair:

Book Fair has been officially extended into next week. The planned schedule for Thursday, November 10th will be moved to Monday, November 14th.

3. Upcoming Fall Break

There will be no school for students November 21st- 25th. Students will return to school on Monday, November 28th.

4. Upcoming Canned Food Drive

The PME Student Council is hosting this year’s food drive! The food drive will take place the week of November 28th- December 2nd and all the food donations will be sent to a local food pantry. Students can drop off donations before school or during lunch in the cafeteria.

Please support this good cause by donating non-perishable items.

The PME Student Council thanks you for your generosity!

5. Attendance/Tardies

Parents/Guardians are responsible for their child’s attendance. Arriving to school every day, on time, and remaining all day is important for academic success. Regular attendance is essential to a child’s success in school. Most subjects are taught in sequence, requiring the understanding of each concept in the order of its presentation. Persistent absenteeism creates a genuine hardship for a child and is regarded as a very serious problem.

Prompt arrival at school is expected of all children. Students should be in the classroom by 8:20 AM. Late arrival disrupts the class and causes loss of instructional time. Any child who arrives at school after 8:25 AM is considered tardy and must come to the office for a pass to enter class. This also applies to children coming in late from an appointment (doctor or dentist). The only exceptions are children arriving on late buses, those on safety patrol duty, and news crew participants. It is the parent’s responsibility to bring the tardy student to the front office for check-in.

Habitual absences and/or tardiness have a negative impact on student achievement and development. Any situations of habitual absences and/or tardiness will be investigated requiring a parent conference to address attendance concerns. Please help your child develop responsible habits. Develop a morning routine that will get your child to school on time.

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Information from our PTO

Thank you for all your amazing book donations for our 2nd annual Believe N Books book drive! We will be sorting everything and prepping them for delivery next week, so there is still time if you have books you would like to donate. Books can be dropped in the bin in the front office or media center at PME.

We hope everyone is enjoying this week’s PME Spirit Week!! It has been so fun to see everyone showing their Pelican Pride and honoring their community throughout the week. We still have one more special day!

Upcoming Event

Save the Date for this year’s Holiday House, which will take place December 5th – 9th! This year’s event will return as a during the school day shopping event for students to purchase affordable, quality gifts for family and friends for the holiday season. More information to come soon!


Volunteer Opportunities: If you would like to begin receiving emails from the PTO with news about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, please email We have a couple specific opportunities coming up that we wanted to share.

  • 5th Grade Celebration Committee: This PTO Committee will be meeting Monday 11/14 at 8 AM. If you would like to be a part of this committee and help with end of the year festivities for the 5th graders, please email
  • Business and Entrepreneur Volunteers: We are looking for volunteers with entrepreneurial experience to serve in two roles to support our PME students as mentors and pitch team members. Email to volunteer or with any questions.

Pelican Sponsors

If you would like to become a Pelican Sponsor and have a banner hanging on the school fence, please contact Holly at

Thank you to all our current sponsors!


Anchor Associates, Inc.

Gulfcoast Foot and Ankle Specialists

Investment Properties Corp. of Naples

Lighting Drone, Reed Digital

Manring Brothers, Compass Realty

Outlier Jets

Pediatric Dentistry of Naples

Responsive Insurance

UBS Private Wealth Management


Campbell Orthodontics

EZ Ledger, Inc.

Reed Orthodontics

Summit Wealth Partners, LLC

Willis & Davidow Attorneys at Law


Accent Cleaning Services

Il Primo Pizza & Wings

Land Rover of Naples

Law Office of Tony Lawhon

Lorna Fedelem MD & Associates

Plato’s Closet Naples

The Brace Place


Main Street Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics

Matulay’s Contractors Supply and Equipment Inc.

Progressive Gymnastics

TGA Sports Golf and Tennis

Family Sponsors

The Box Family

The Cunningham Family

The DeVries Family

The Dickson Family

The Gualdoni Family

The Johnson Family

The Lawhon Family

The Masino Family

The Norris Family

The Schultz Family

The Sherwood Family

The Stine Family

The Swarts Family

The Ullo Family

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Around PME

Pelican Marsh Elementary

Dr. Rebecca Merhar, Principal

Mrs. Krystal Kovis, Assistant Principal