Parent Updates

Registration Information:

Entrance Requirements


Immunization Requirements

Parents are Important:
Parents, YOU are your child’s most important teacher! One way you can find great ideas for helping your child in school or for parenting is to visit the PIRC website or calling PIRC. Free information!
www.floridapirc.usf.edu   866-775-8661

Parents – for testing days and everyday! Easy, affordable tips for success! Things anyone can easily do!
Have your child…

  • Well-rested for school every day. At least 8 hours of good sleep each night is what children need to be able to think and learn at their best!
  • Drink much more water than anything else. Our brains function much better when we drink lots of water!
  • Eat foods that give them brain and body strength. Fresh vegetables and fruits, some beans or meat, whole grain bread, some dairy foods, lots of water – everyday! Cut back on sugars and fatty foods as these slow down the ability to think clearly and stay alert. If you cannot offer your child a healthy breakfast, make SURE they arrive at school early enough to eat here
    with us – no later than 7:45!
  • Understand that learning is not just for school hours. Everything we do contributes to our learning. It’s amazing to realize we are learning all day long, no matter where we are! That’s why it’s important to make sure we provide smart, healthy environments and opportunities for our children.
  • Expect to bring their whole self to the task of learning at school each day. Teachers can provide the setting, materials, and guidance, but each student must choose to receive and use these gifts! Model your appreciation for the opportunity to be schooled.

Pledge:
Thank You for all the interest and support you show for our school. Your children are the reason we teach and serve, and we appreciate it very much when we can tell we are working together with you for your child’s achievement and future. Please take this opportunity to pledge your involvement in your child’s education by signing this Parent Pledge.
Post it in an important place in your house to remind yourself and your child of your love and promise.

Volunteer:
We would love to have your help and involvement at Inwood Elementary! The School Board’s cut-off date for school VOLUNTEER applications is February 1, so hurry and apply on-line at
http://www.polk-fl.net,
or stop by the Inwood office if you need help with the application process.

PBS Celebrations:

PBS stands for “Positive Behavior Support“, our way of rewarding our students each month for making good choices throughout the day, and for following classroom and “THINK” rules. Students will get special stamps for their positive behavior, and if they have collected enough, they will be invited to attend a fun, creative ctivity. Number of stamps needed for activities range from 6 to 16, and the celebrations include activities such as dances, book character parade, decorating cookies, movies, and ice cream undaes. Please ask your student about PBS, and encourage him/her to follow the school rules each day so they can be a part of the fun!!

Bullying and Cyber Bullying:


Bullying Prevention


Standing Tall (English)


Standing Tall (Spanish)


Standing Tall (HaitianCreole)

Fundraisers:

My Coke Rewards:
Check out mycokerewards.com/schools for more information and start turning My Coke Rewards points from your favorite products into Rewards for our school.
Here’s how you can make a difference:

  • Purchase your favorite Coca-Cola
    drink to get codes (they’re on hundreds of packages, in lots of flavors and
    sizes.
  • Go to  mycokerewards.com
    (register if you aren’t a member).
  • Enter codes to collect points – choose “Donate
    to Your School”
    from the six ways to spend points.
  • Find our school by Zip Code (33880).
    When our school’s page comes up, click  “Donate Points Now”
    and enter the amount you’d like to donate.

Box Tops for Education:

Box tops
At Inwood we are collecting Box Tops for Education. Each Box Top coupon is worth 10 cents for our school. To find out more information about this program and how much money our school has earned so far go to: http://www.boxtops4education.com/

Resources

General Parent Resources

FCAT Explorer

Destiny Catalog

Community Center

If you are interested in gaining computer access for you and your student, The Polk County School Board has 16 community centers that offer computer services and training. Click the following link to find a center near you.