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OLL Elementary School Communication

Sons of American Revolution Award – Action Needed

The Sons of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award strives to recognize 5th grade students who clearly exhibit qualities of dependability, leadership, patriotism, and upright character in speech and habits. These qualities of citizenship are the same that helped build the United States of America and exemplify the ideals of our founding fathers. Each school will be receiving ten certificates, addressed to the principal. Per the request of our local chapter, they ask that each 5th grade teacher select one boy and one girl recipient from their class that exhibit these characteristics.   

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Stavrou.  

Medal of Honor National Convention Letter Writing Campaign – Action Needed

As shared in the March and April SMORE newsletter communications, the Medal of Honor National Convention will be hosted in Tampa next Fall and we would love each Medal of Honor recipient to be welcomed with letters written by our students.  Please find here directions for a letter writing campaign that your teachers received in March and April.  The original date that was shared to submit student letters to Tina Stavrou   was by May 1st 2019, but we understand that this activity may work better during the month of May with testing and activity schedules and would be able to accept packages through May 31st.  We would love to have every school represented in welcoming these honorable Veterans, and thank the schools who have already submitted their letters to us.

ESY Student Letters - Action Needed

It is time to identify students who are in need of ESY and send home the letters with a return due date of no later than May 10th.  Here you can find the information you need for Summer ESY Setup in myStudent.

As a reminder, the ESY Guidelines for 2019 are in draft form and can be found here. They will be submitted for Board approval on May 7, 2019. The signed MOU can also be accessed in this folder.

Please contact Jennifer Waselewski or Tonia Shook with questions.

Priority Professional Development Days - REMINDER- Action Needed by May 1st

We are so excited to see the amazing plans and ideas for Priority School PD days rolling in, thanks to those who have submitted. Below is a reminder of the timeline for submitting needs as well as the support documents previously provided.  

If you do not intend to use any days during July 8-18th for priority PD, please indicate by emailing Leah Zufall at so a machform is not expected.  

Instructional Materials Recycling Request- Summer 2019: Action Needed

We are once again reaching out to aid in the removal of out of date, out of adoption, obsolete and other materials not used or further supported in your schools. 

Please work with you plant manager to complete the “Recycling Request” and to determine the process for removal that best meets the current needs of your school.  We realize that some schools are in desperate need of removal and others may not be able to prioritize this project right now-either of those and everything in between can be supported with this work. 

Note: Please feel free to reach out to the Office for Leading and Learning to inquire about any materials in question. They are up to date on current adoption cycles as well as primary and supplementary materials.

Phone: 813-794-2027 

Email group:  

Recycle Request:  

ESY/SRC Reading Interventionist Position – Share with teachers

Office for Leading and Learning will begin the hiring process for the ESY/SRC Interventionist position the week of May 1st.  The job posting will run from May 1st to May 8th for hiring a Summer Reading interventionist for each host location.  We have attached the job descriptionfor your review and to share with any teachers you feel may be interested in applying. Interviews will be held the week of May 13th– May 17th at the district office.  Qualified applicants will be placed at one of the 10 host elementary sites in order to provide intensive interventions for students from all participating schools.  Please contact Courtney Lough in you have a question about the process.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge-Read-a-Palooza – Share with teachers

Pasco County Schools claimed 4 out of 10 top slots in Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge during the summer of 2018! Great job New River Elementary, Chasco Elementary, Odessa Elementary and Watergrass Elementary!  Let’s try to claim all 10 slots this summer.😊

 This year, the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge will begin on Monday, May 6th. Just as last year, OTIS will be rostering your students for you and the Summer Reading Challenge app will appear on your students’ LaunchPad in myPascoConnect.

Assistant Principal Candidate - Application Open – FYI

We are excited to announce that the process to become an Approved Assistant Principal Candidate is now open. Applicants must be approved as candidates in Pasco County Schools to be considered for assistant principal vacancies.   

To learn more about our Internal Candidate Selection Process, visit the following link

The application window will be from Wednesday, April 17, 2019th to Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.  All required documentation must be submitted before the job ad closes to be considered during the application window.   

Advancing Leaders Academy 2019-2020 – FYI

Advancing Leaders Academy provides aspiring school and district leaders with professional learning and personalize growth opportunities related to Leadership Excellence.

Do you have interest in the following:

  • Aligning yourself with Pasco County Schools’ Vision of Leadership Excellence
  • Polishing and refining your personal leadership skills
  • Discovering the interconnectedness of our district
  • Networking and building relationships with leaders from across our county

If so, Advancing Leaders Academyis for you!

Participants will engage in seven full-day sessions:

Session 1:  Developing a Strong Core and Growth Mindset

Session 2:  Leading and Learning Together

Session 3:  Shaping a Vision of Excellence

Session 4:  Systems Thinking (Focus on Schools)

Session 5:  Systems Thinking (Focus on District Departments)

Session 6:  Managing and Leading

Session 7: Cultivating Leadership in Everyone


Hear from our 2018-2019 Advancing Leader Academy Graduates!

Apply Today!  The application is open from 4/25/19 to 5/5/19.

Contact Vaughnette Chandler, Coordinator for Leadership Development at vchandle@pasco.k12.fl.usor 813-794-2710 for more information.

Summer Reading Camp-Who Do We Invite? – FYI

As you know, 3rd grade Summer Reading Camp allocations were based on the number of students in Emergency in SchoolPace. When inviting students to potentially participate in SRC, you will want to first invite all student in Emergency.  You can then consider inviting:

  • students that scored in the red on all 3 quarterly checks
  • students At-Risk in SchoolPace and in the red on at least two quarterly checks

You will not want to invite more than you have been initially allocated- remember, classes have a 1:15 teacher/student ratio.  It is also important to remember, final allocations will be based on the actual number of students that score a Level 1 on the FSA-ELA.  The letter will inform parents that if their child scores a Level 2, 3, 4, or 5, then they will no longer qualify for ESY/SRC.  It will be easier to uninvite students when they score a 2 or higher, then try to invite students once the summer has started.

Please contact Courtney Lough if you have any questions or want to talk through a scenario.

Important Dates
April 24 Secondary Principal Meeting
April 24 Progress Reports: Grades entered in myStudent by 9:00 a.m.
April 25 Secondary Design Team Meeting
April 25 Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
April 26 Progress Reports
April 30 High School Athletic Directors Meeting
April 30 – May 24 VPK Assessments – AP3 (4 Year Olds ONLY) Administration Window
May 1 – 14
FSA 4 – 6 Reading, 3 – 6 Math, 5 & 8 Science (see Daily Admin Schedule for specific dates) Administration Window
May 1 – 14
FSA 7 – 10 Reading, 7 – 8 Math (see Daily Admin Schedule for specific dates) Administration Window
May 2
Summer Computer Lease Window Closes (9:00 AM) for 19 – 20 Start of School Computers
May 4
TEDx Pasco County Schools (Grades 4 – 12) Event
May 6-10
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6-17
AP Exam Window

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