Reptile Review

February 15th- 19th

Principal Update

Dear Reptile Families,

Thank you for your continued effort to reduce the spread of COVID. Please remember to screen your child daily with the student screener. Wearing masks is an important part of the effort. Please help your child remember to bring/wear their mask daily. A good fitting mask is important to helping to cover the nose and mouth. If your child's mask does not fit correctly, please help your child adjust the mask. Thank you again for your continued support.

Kindest Regards,

Colleen Wilkinson


Spring Pictures- 2/23/21

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Parent Survey Information

Please take time to complete this parent survey- your voice is very important to us.

PJ Day

Our school met it's goal of purchasing books through our virtual book fair. Mrs. Basinger got a pie in her face, Mrs. Wilkinson kissed a bearded dragon, and the school earned a PJ day. On February 26th we will encourage all students to wear school appropriate pajamas to celebrate their hard work. Great job guys!


PBIS refers to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, which encompasses “a range of research-based strategies used to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior by teaching new skills and making changes in a person's environment”. Our school-wide expectations are to Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. These expectations are clearly defined for all areas of the school. At the beginning of the year and after breaks, students are taught what the expected behaviors for each area. We reward student for following the expectations after each subject. Students are able to earn a total of $7 daily, with bonuses for exceeding expectations. With the money student’s earn, they are able to spend their money at the New River Shoppes. Our myschool online classes are using a different positive behavior approach and focusing on skills for a week. These skills included attendance, submitting work, and sharing during a lesson. The teachers are working to reward students that are consistently exhibiting the weekly expectations. Check in with your child on how much money they earned for that day. As a result of all our effort we have seen a significate increase in students following our school-wide expectations.

PE News

In February, we are concentrating on striking and kicking. We will be continuing with Reptile Run, working on our cardiovascular endurance. Brick and Mortar students are also learning to play football, golf, and baseball. Field Day is March 12! Please remember to send a water bottle and sun block with your child on that day. March 1 we will kick off American Heart Association’s Kid Heart Challenge. We will be stressing the importance of keeping our hearts healthy with good eating habits and exercise!!! Also, everyone will have the opportunity to give to help support those with sick hearts. Look for the flyers March 1!!

We want to hear from our PCS Families: Parent & Community Review of Elementary ELA Instructional Materials for Upcoming ELA Adoption

It is our goal as a district to authentically engage our families in the educational opportunities we provide for our 75,000+ students. When teachers, school leaders, and district leaders collaborate with students, families, and communities as true partners, everyone reaps the benefits. We truly value your engagement.

We ask that you visit our Instructional Materials page on our Pasco County Schools website to review the potential books and texts your student(s) will be reading and discussing and the types of work they will be engaging in English Language Arts for the upcoming school year 2021-22.

Pasco County Schools Instructional Materials Website

At the elementary level, three publishers are under consideration: (1) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Into Reading, (2) Savvas MyView Literacy, and (3) Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA). On our website you will find the usernames and passwords to access the digital resources for all three publishers. After careful review of the materials, we ask that you complete a brief feedback survey to share your thoughts and ideas related to the selection of literacy materials and qualities of the proposed publishers. The link to the survey is posted on the Instructional Materials website. It is also available below:

ELEMENTARY: Parent & Community Review of ELA Instructional Materials Feedback Form

All are encouraged to review the materials, however completing the feedback survey is voluntary. All information collected on the surveys is confidential and all comments will remain anonymous. We appreciate and value your input. This survey closes Friday, February 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Thank you!

Reading Challenge

Please encourage your child to participate in our reading challenge. If your child reads 30 minutes per day at home from now till Spring Break, they can earn a prize. Turn the page in by March 12th. If 70% of the students complete the challenge, the top two readers will participate in a silly string war with Mrs. Wilkinson and Mrs. Basinger. If your child reads more than 30 minutes continue to document their total reading for that day.
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Important Dates

No School- 2/15

Spring Picture Day– 2/23

Early Release Days– 3/3 and 4/7

Field Day- 3/12

Spring Break 3/15 – 3/19

No School Teacher Planning Day– 3/22

Report Cards– 3/30