Bobcat Bulletin

Keep Going Keep Growing

Welcome Back Bobcats!!

Greetings Bobcat families,

We are thrilled to share our school grade results with you! Eden Park Elementary is now a “B” rated school, increasing by 109 points. This is a HUGE accomplishment!! We want to thank our amazing teachers, hard working students, and supportive families. We couldn’t accomplish this without our wonderful team.

Our first week of school was a huge success. Seeing our students back on campus reminds us of how much we missed their smiles, laughter, and passion for learning. With the first week of school comes important reminders that we must share with all families.

  1. Student start time is 7:25 am. Students should not arrive on campus before 7:25 am.

  2. Student dismissal is 2:55 pm. If you need to make a dismissal change for your child, please call the front office before 2:30 pm.

  3. Walkers/Car Riders: If you are changing dismissal from walker to car rider, or car rider to walker, you must call the front office before 2:30 pm.

  4. Emergency Information Forms are now available to complete online. Please visit the parent portal online to complete important forms.

  5. If you need to apply for free/reduced lunch, please remember to fill out your Meal Benefit Application. Please visit

Please see a special note from our School Youth Relations Deputy, Joshua Woods. Please take the time to read this important information regarding dismissal safety – Dismissal is our busiest time on campus and we appreciate everyone’s support in keeping our students safe.

We are looking forward to a fabulous year together – “Keep Going, Keep Growing.”

-Mrs. Anderson, Principal

Meet Our Leadership Team

Dismissal Safety

Student safety is the number one priority at Eden Park Elementary. This includes a safe dismissal process. A vast majority of schools experience a sort of ‘rush hour’ during dismissal, which can be chaotic and stressful. This congestion can be dangerous to navigate, especially for students.

Increasing safety should always be the goal. School administration has the responsibility of creating routines that ensure children can safely get home. Parents also play a big role in student safety during dismissal as well. It is important that parents follow dismissal procedures to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the dismissal process.

Below is an easy to follow reminder to help keep our Eden Park Elementary Family safe.

  1. Refrain from using cell phones or other electronic devices while in car line. The use of cell phones causing distractions which could result in accidents and/or injuries.
  2. Yield to students and adults crossing the crosswalk.
  3. Use designated parking spaces when parking and do not park in the dismissal area. This causes congestion in the parking lot and will delay the dismissal process.
  4. Make sure your vehicle is equipped with proper seating with seat belts and/or child restraints. (See page two for further information on child restraint laws and requirements.
  5. Drive slow. Increased speeds reduce reaction times to avoid an accident.
  6. Please make sure you have your car tag visible in rear view window the entire time during the dismissal process. This will allow staff to see your child’s name and get them ready for pick-up.
  7. If possible place car seats and other child restraint devices in the middle or behind the driver seat to avoid your child having to crawl over it to enter your vehicle. Children cannot walk in front of vehicles to enter on the driver side of the vehicle. This is to ensure that no child is ever in front of a vehicle.
  8. Please place car tag either on rear view mirror or on the passenger side front dashboard so that it is visible from outside your vehicle on the passenger side.

Please follow these simple but very important safety tips to ensure a smooth and safe dismissal process.

Thank You,

Deputy J. Woods

Eden Park Elementary Youth Relations Deputy

Children should always be buckled up or in a proper child restraint, and everyone should be buckled up for safety. Read on to make sure you know the Florida safety belt law and important safety tips for children of all ages.

Safety Belts

  • Florida law requires the use of seat belts or child restraint devices by drivers of motor vehicles, all front seat passengers and all children riding in a vehicle under 18.
  • Florida’s safety belt law is a primary enforcement law, meaning that an officer can stop a vehicle and issue a citation simply for observing a safety belt or restraint violation.
  • Children should be in the rear seats until at least age 12, since deployed front seat air bags can be dangerous to children.

Child Restraints – Car Seats and Booster Seats

  • Florida law requires children age 5 and under to be secured properly in a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device.
  • Children ages 0 through 3 must be in child restraint devices of a separate carrier or a vehicle manufacturer’s integrated child seat.
  • Children age 4 through 5 must be in a separate carrier, integrated child seat or booster seat.
  • The best child seat is one that fits your child, fits your car and is used properly every time you drive.
  • Read the car seat’s instruction manual and the portion of your vehicle’s owner manual when you install a car seat.
  • Remember to check for car seat and booster seat recalls.
  • Refer to the official Florida Driver License Handbook for more information on seat belts and child restraints.

Below is a website to find a local car seat fitting station:

For additional questions regarding Florida’s seat belt or child restraints laws, please contact Deputy J. Woods at 239-377-8284.

Mark your Calendars - September SAC Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 7:30am

3650 Westclox Street

Immokalee, FL