Please see the messages from our School Messenger app:
April 12, 2018-
Good evening, this is Mr. Wolin from Mittye P. Locke, calling to ask for your assistance. We have seen a rise in car loop issues at dismissal, with individuals parking on the grass, individuals coming in to the incorrect loop, issues with taking turns in merging, and with drivers use of cell phones while the car loop dismissal procedure is taking place. We recognize that the car loop can get crowded and at times frustrating. We ask that everyone be patient and adhere to the procedures and policies that we have put in place, as they are to keep all of our students and campus visitors safe. Additionally, we want to remind our families that grades 4 and 5 will be starting their FSA testing next week. It is important that families arrive on time. Thank you, and have a good evening.
April 3, 2018-
Hello Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin, calling to remind you that this Friday, April 6th there will be a PTA general assembly meeting at 4:10 in our Media. PTA Executive Board Elections will be held on May 4th at 4:15 in our Media. If you are interested in being on the board please visit the front office to pick-up a nomination form. Thank you, and enjoy your evening.
March 26, 2018-
Good Evening Locke Families. This is Mrs. Bauman calling to remind students and families about the HERO Today HERO Tomorrow event at Locke this Wednesday evening March 28th from 4:15 – 5:45. A flyer was recently sent home to RSVP. HERO stands for Helping Everyone Respect Others. Guest speakers will discuss ways to build individual confidence, include others, and better understand emotional differences. In addition, immediately following the presentation, we will be holding a one-night Open House food pantry that any families may come and partake of available food items. Thank you to our student partners at Mitchell High school for organizing and delivering the donation. We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you.
March 14, 2018-
Good evening Eagles! This is Mr. Wolin, calling to remind everyone that tomorrow is Field Day. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for being outside and active. Also, for safety, we will only be allowing Pasco County Approved Volunteers to be out and assist at Field Day. If you are an approved volunteer and plan on assisting, you must check-in at our front office and the school staff will assign you to a location and role out at Field Day. Thank you again, and have a great night!
March 13, 2018-
Hello Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin, calling to remind you that this Friday, March 16th there is no school for students as it is a teacher planning day. Also, next week, March 19th-March 23rd is Spring Break for Pasco County. Have fun and be safe. Also, we are still selling Smencils each morning prior to the start of the school day. Thank you and have a great night!
March 6, 2018-
Good evening Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin, calling on behalf of our PTA. A flyer was sent home to all students at Locke today that outlines the PTA Board Nominations and Election process. This is an important process and will establish the PTA Board for 2018-2019. We ask that every family please review the flyer and highly consider nominating yourself or another Locke parent/guardian for one of the PTA Board positions. This is a wonderful way to support the students and the school. The deadline to submit names for PTA Board nominations is April 20th. Then, on May 4th, we will hold a general membership meeting where the nominations will be shared and votes will take place, if necessary to solidify the PTA Board for 18-19. Again, please consider participating in this important work.
March 2, 2018-
Hello Locke Families, this is Mr. Wolin, calling to remind you that Monday, March 5th is FSA Writing for grades 4 and 5. Remember to get a good night’s rest on Sunday night. Tuesday, March 6th will be our Spring and Class Pictures. All students will be in the class picture, but only students that have money with them or who have pre-paid will get their individual Spring picture taken. Also, tomorrow is the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition. We have multiple teams competing and we want to wish them luck. We know they will represent the school well. Go Eagles! Thank you and have a great weekend!
March 1, 2018-
Good Evening Locke Families, This is Mrs. Bauman, your assistant principal, calling to let you know that today Locke Elementary briefly implemented controlled campus procedures as a precautionary measure due to an incident involving law enforcement in the neighborhood. At no time was the school or students in any danger, and we quickly resumed regularly scheduled activities. Thank you and good night.
February 28, 2018-
Good evening families, this is Mr. Wolin, your child’s principal, calling to remind you that this Monday, March 5th, our 4th and 5th grade students will be participating in the State FSA Writing Assessment. It is critical that your child is on time on Monday and ready to show what they know. Due to the testing, we will not be allowing any volunteers on campus on Monday and we will not be allowing any families to have lunch on campus on Monday. We appreciate your understanding in keeping the campus quiet during the testing dates throughout the year. We will communicate future testing dates, as they get closer.
Also, we had a power line breaker explode this afternoon and a yard neighboring the school briefly caught fire. We were able to extinguish the fire, but the fire department and the power company did come out to assess the situation as well, so you may hear stories about fireman on campus today. No students and no school grounds were involved in the situation, and everyone was safe.
Thank you everyone, and have a tremendous evening!
February 20, 2018-
Good evening Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin, I’m calling tonight with 2 important messages. The first is to invite you to our Spring Reading night tomorrow. The chorus will perform at 5:30. The book fair will be open from 5:30-7:00. The second message is to let you know that yearbook dedications are on sale until Feb 28. Have your personal message to your child printed in the yearbook for as cheap as $2. Stop by the office or check online for an order form.
February 13, 2018-
Good evening Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin, calling to remind our families that students who arrive on campus after our Tardy Bell (9:40 am) must go to the office to check-in. Students can not go directly to class if they arrive late. This is a safety concern, and we ask that you please adhere to the process. Additionally, we have been receiving calls in regards to cars parking near the backgate and picking up students. Once again, the backgate is only to be used for walkers and bike riders. Any child being picked up by car, must do so in our front loop. The Sheriff Department is patrolling the back area and are considering closing the backgate completely, if families continue to not follow the procedures. Please help us in keeping the backgate open for our walkers, by not parking vehicles near the backgate in the neighborhood.
Thank you, and have a good evening.
February 9, 2018- Good evening families, this is Mr. Wolin, calling with a few reminders. We will be hosting our next Mornings of Moms meeting on Tuesday and we hope to see many of you there. Ms. Bauman will be a guest speaker to answer questions at the end regarding FSA Testing. If you are planning on attending, please rsvp on our school website or by calling our front office.
We are also excited to be offering financial assistance adult classes. We will provide childcare and refreshments for each class. It’s a 12 weeks program, for 2 hours a week. The classes are structured to help families plan for financial stability. Only a few spots are available. Please contact Mrs. Morrow with any questions.
Finally, our Spring school book fair will be the week of February 19th. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some quality titles to add to your home library. Have a wonderful weekend!
January 30, 2018- Good evening families, this is Mr. Wolin letting you know that It’s not too late to order your heart grams. .50 a heart add a short message to your child, they can send it to their friend or send one to their teacher. All money goes to support Pack a Sack Hunger walk feeding hungry children.
Hunger walk donation flyers will be going home this week. The grade level who raises the most will receive extra recess! The top 5 students who raise the most will win time in the game room.
Information will be going home regarding a new 12-week adult financial education program. We are honored to be able to offer this program to our families. Please complete the interest form and return it to Mrs. Morrow as soon as possible.
January 17, 2018 – Good evening families, this is Mr. Wolin calling to remind our families that tomorrow we will have some extremely cold weather. We ask that you please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately with a jacket to stay warm. Additionally, all Pasco County Schools will be distributing the Quarter 2 Report Cards this Friday, January 19th.
Thank you and have a great night!
January 9, 2018 – Good evening Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin, calling to say thank you to everyone for a great first day back of school for 2018! We were so excited to have the students back and to get back to the important work of teaching and learning. As we start semester 2, I want to remind everyone that for safety and supervision reasons, no students are allowed to be dropped of on campus prior to 9:10 am. This is a safety concern, so for the safety of your children, please adhere to this policy.
Additionally, we will be hosting our next All Pro Dad’s event on Tuesday, January 16th at 8:30 in our cafeteria. If you are interested in attending with your child, please rsvp by calling the school or on our school website.
Thank you and have a great night!
December 4, 2017 –
Good evening Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin, calling with some information regarding events that are taking place the next few weeks. Tomorrow, December 5th, the Book Fair will be open for morning shopping at 8:40. On Wednesday, December 6th, we will be hosting our annual Winter Wonderland. The Book Fair is open that night from 5:30-8:00. Santa will visit Locke that night from 5:30-7:00 and our Chorus and Orff will perform that eventing starting at 7:15. Please plan on coming to this great event. Also, we will have our next Mornings of Moms meeting on December 12th with a special guest speaker. Please rsvp by calling the office or on our school website. The second round of Anti-Bully t-shirts are for sale, with the order form being sent home and also posted to the school Facebook page. All orders are due by December 14th. Finally, the Card Club is meeting on December 14th in the Media. Come in anytime between 8:30-9:10 to make a card for our men and women in the service.
Thank you again and have a great night!
November 13, 2017 – Good evening Locke families, this is Mrs. Bauman, assistant principal calling to remind you that picture retake day is tomorrow Tuesday, November 14. Students who were absent the first picture day or are new to Locke since the first picture day will get their picture taken tomorrow and parents may purchase these pictures if the child brings in the order form and picture money tomorrow. In addition, only those students who bring in and return their full picture package from the first picture day may have their picture retaken. Also, our fundraiser orders have arrived. Parents may pick up their fundraiser orders this week on Wednesday, the 15th and Thursday the 16th, from 4:00-5:30PM in the cafeteria. Thank you and have a good night.
November 12, 2017 – Hello Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin calling to remind you that on Tuesday, November 14th at 8:30 we will be hosting an All Pro Dads breakfast and meeting in our cafeteria. If you are planning on attending with your child, please rsvp on our website or by calling our school office on Monday. Thank you and we look forward to seeing many of you there!
November 9, 2017 – Good evening Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin. I am calling to inform you that we successfully conducted an ATP Lockdown Drill today. There was no emergency on campus. Thank you and have a good evening.
November 2, 2017– This is Mr. Wolin. I am calling to cordially invite all of our families, staff and community out to our annual Fall Festival that will take place this Saturday, November 4th from 11:00 -3:00 here on our school campus. You have previously received a flyer that describes all of the fun that is planned. This is an awesome event for the entire family and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
October 27,2017 – Good evening Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin with a few quick reminders. First, if your child is in ORFF, the practice for this upcoming Monday has been canceled. Second, the annual Character Parade will be held on Tuesday, October 31st. Primary will be at 10:00 and Intermediate will start at 10:30. Please reference the costume dress restrictions that were on the letter that was sent home. Thank you, and have a great weekend.
October 26,2017-“Hello Locke families this is Mr. Wolin calling to invite all of you to our PTA trunk or treat car show and food drive. It will be taking place this Saturday from 12 o’clock until 3 o’clock at our school. Children are encouraged to wear their costume for trick-or-treating. The students will vote on their favorite car and there will be a principal’s choice and a car that will be voted as Locke car of the year. We are excited about this fun event the PTA is putting on. Come out to see some cool cars and support our school at the same time by bringing donations of non perishable food items to support families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you and we hope to see you this Saturday…”
October 20, 2017– Good evening Locke families. This is Mr. Wolin, calling to let you know that today we had an alarm triggered that set off our fire alarm. The Fire Department was dispatched and checked the buildings. They determined the building was safe and that no fire was ever taking place on the campus. You may hear stories from your children regarding the alarm and the fire men that were on campus, so we wanted to let you know that everything is fine and everyone was safe. Thank you, and have a good weekend.
October 19, 2017– Good evening Locke families, this is Mr. Wolin, calling with a few important pieces of information. First, we would like to remind everyone that this Friday, October 20th is the final day for the Free Lunches that were provided from the storm recovery. After Friday, your child will return to their normal Paid, Reduced, or Free status that they had previously.
Second, I need your help. We have received calls and concerns regarding car loop safety. We ask that everyone follow the rules of the school, as well as the law when it comes to driving and pickup. All cars, golf-carts, and any other vehicles must meet the regulations to be street legal. All vehicles must meet the criteria for belting children in and must have car seats for our younger and smaller students. Additionally, all vehicles must follow the procedure of following the flow of traffic to the parking lot or through the car loop cycle. These rules are in place to make sure that all students stay safe.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping all students safe during pickup and on their way home.
October 13, 2017– Good evening families, this is Mr. Wolin, calling to invite our families to our next Mornings of Moms event. The Mornings of Moms breakfast event will meet on Tuesday, October 17th at 8:30 in our cafeteria. If you are interested in attending please RSVP by calling the front office at 727-774-3100. Thank you and have a great weekend! Additionally, teacher planning day is on Monday. Students will not return until Tuesday, Oct. 17th.