Astoria Park Elementary PTO

Astoria Park Elementary PTO


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This week's 🏆Student of the Week🏆 is Kurt Feaster! Kurt is 6 years old and in kindergarten at Astoria Park Elementary School. He has been part of the Suzuki Violin Program at MLE for a year and studies with Ms. Natasha. He is currently learning the Twinkle Little Star Variations. Kurt’s favorite thing about violin lessons are playing games with Ms. Erin in the Saturday group class.

Keep up the great work Kurt, Natasha, and Erin!

Astoria Park Elementary PTO

Stop by the school to see the book fair and shop for some Christmas Gifts.
• It’s Book Fair week! October 22nd-26th. Shop online or stop by and pick up new books to add to your home library!
Family Night will be on Tuesday, October 23rd from 5-7pm. Stop in for some enchanted treats and take a photo with the unicorn.
• PARENTS: Come shop the book fair and help your child’s teacher add new books to their classroom library! Can’t make it in person? Shop our Online Fair:
What is the supply list for Pre K? You have supply lists for K-5th only. I don't see a supply list for Pre K anywhere.

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The PTO is to promote the welfare of children in the school & to It can only survive and flourish with volunteers.

Astoria Park Elementary School PTO (APES PTO) is to promote the welfare of children in the school & to provide a closer relationship between school & home. The PTO promotes thru an educational program directed toward parents, teachers and the general public. The PTO is there to provide support for the teachers and students. The PTO helps with costs of classroom supplies, field trips, playground eq

Operating as usual

Photos from Title I LCS's post 10/05/2022

Congratulations Dr. Poole!




Monday, October 3rd 5:00-7:00

Photos from Leon County Schools's post 09/28/2022

Photos from Leon County Schools's post


Leon County Schools will be open Wednesday, September 28. After consulting with emergency management, shelters will not be opening on our campuses tomorrow which allows school to remain open. We will update tomorrow afternoon if there are any changes to school operations Thursday.


School Open Wednesday

It's Book Fair Time! 09/16/2022

It's Book Fair Time!

Hi Parents,

Just wanted to make you aware of some events that are coming up here at school and in the district.

First, we have a school-wide calendar of events that you can now view from the school website.

There will be a SAC/PTO meeting next week on Tuesday, September 20th at 5:30 in the Media Center. Please come join us and hear the great things that are being planned and where you can jump in to help us out.

If you have a business or know of a business that might be interested in being partners with our school, please share that information with Ms. Ray by emailing her at [email protected]. We would LOVE to be your partner!

​The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!!!!!!
​​Our first book fair of the year will be here in two weeks. The first day will be Sept. 27th and will run through to Oct. 4th. Family Literacy Night will be on Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-7:00. Along with shopping at the fair, each grade level will have materials to use at home for helping your child with reading skills. The Leon County Public Library will be here with FREE items, and you can even sign each family member up for their very own library cards.
Look for more information to come, but check out the website

It's Book Fair Time! Visit our school's homepage to get the latest Book Fair news, shop our Online Fair, and more!



Photos from Astoria Park Elementary PTO's post 08/29/2022


Open House will be held at Astoria Park on Thursday, September 1st beginning at 5:00 p.m. Parents and students will meet first in the cafeteria at 5:00 for a welcome greeting from Administration and then disperse from there to the classrooms.

Stop by the Media Center and meet the Special Area team of Art, Music, PE, Media/Guidance, and Technology. See what your students will be doing in those classes this school year.

There will be three different 30-minute presentation times in classrooms so that parents can choose a time that works for them. This will also allow families with more than one child to be able to meet with each child's teacher.

All Kindergarten presentations will be held in the cafeteria at the times below.

The schedule is as follows:
Opening Greetings – Administration – 5:00
First presentation in the classroom – 5:10
Second presentation in the classroom -5:40
Third presentation in the classroom – 6:10

We hope to see you Thursday!


First SAC and PTO meeting of the school year in the library tonight at 5:30pm


This Friday, August 5th from 1:30-3:00, we will have Orientation. If you need to register your child, you will need to first complete the online registration and email your proofs of address, birth certificate and health forms to the office of admissions.
[email protected]

If you do not register ahead of time, your child will not have an assigned teacher and might not be able to start on the first day of school.


We are just days away from the start of the new school year. The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 10th. Students should be at school by 8:25, which is the first bell. The school day will end at 2:50. Please make sure that you tell your child or send a note with them as to how they will be going home on the first day and the days that follow.

Photos from Astoria Park Elementary PTO's post 07/28/2022

School Supply List
Tax Free ends August 7


Dismissal at 12:20 pm


Summer Bash on Monday, May 23rd from 12:30-2:30.
There will lots of fun things going on, FREE haircuts, Kindergarten Registration, food, games, bounce house, and educational summer packets.

This is an early release day (12:20), so come pick up the kids and stay for some fun.


Attention: 5th Grade Parents

The time has come to celebrate our Fifth Grade Class of 2022. Our parade celebration is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Astoria Park Elementary School.
Students should arrive to school dressed in their senior shirt and blue or black bottoms.
Each student will receive their certificate at the end of the celebration. If you would like to have your picture taken with your child, you may do so after he/she receives their certificate.
If you are planning to take your student with you, please remember to sign them out. It is our goal to make this event exciting and memorable for you and your scholar.
We are looking forward to seeing you at this occasion that serves as a huge milestone in your child’s life. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher. (850)-488-4673


Kindergarten Registration Monday, May 9th from 9:00-11:30
Kindergarten Registration and Walk Through. Come register your child and walk through the Kindergarten pod all in one day. Remember to bring a current lease agreement, a utility statement, a birth certificate, and health records.


Scholastic BOGO Bookfair runs until Friday, May 13th.
When a student makes a purchase, they will get another item of equal or lesser value for FREE. TUESDAY, MAY 10th is FAMILY NIGHT from 5:00-7:00pm. Come enjoy some popcorn while you shop. Remember that you can set up an eWallet to put money in instead of sending in cash. Just visit the website below. Also, don't forget that you can add money to teacher eWallets or purchase gift certificates for them to add books to their classroom libraries as an End of the Year gift.


FSA Math Testing Tuesday and Wednesday
​Students in 3rd-5th grades will take the Math FSA test on May 10-11. Please make sure your child is on time for school and has a good night's sleep and breakfast. Students who are late will have to make up the test in the afternoon or later in the week. PLEASE BE ON TIME!


Library Books Due Friday, May 13th
​Please make sure that your child returns ALL their library books on Friday, May 13th. If they have lost their book, then it needs to be paid for. Students with overdue/missing books will be bringing home a notice this week. Students who have not turned in or paid for lost books might not be able to participate in the PRIDE in the PARK event on the 20th. Please email Mrs. Dorband with questions about books and payments. [email protected]


FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, in partnership with the LCSO, has received seat belt covers for individuals with Autism. These covers alert first responders that a person in the vehicle is on the autism spectrum and facilitates interactions with them in cases of emergency. There is no charge for the covers, and they are appropriate for all ages.

You do not have to be a registered CARD client to obtain one. Simply go to our website, complete the request form, then pick up at our office.


Fifth-grade parents, please see the attached flyer about the upcoming graduation parade on May 19th.



The FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities has received seat belt covers for individuals with Autism through their partnership with the LCSO. These cover alert first responders that a person in the vehicle is on the autism spectrum and facilitates interactions with them in cases of emergency. There is no charge for the covers, and they are appropriate for all ages. You do not have to be a registered CARD client to obtain one. Simply go to our website (CARD Center), complete the request form, then pick it up at our office at: 2312 Killearn Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32309

STAR Program (City Bus Riders) / Overview 03/29/2022

STAR Program (City Bus Riders) / Overview

If you have a student who take the STAR Metro bus to school, they will need to have a registered STAR card to swipe in order to ride for FREE. These cards can even be used over the summer break to go to the public library and around town. They will have to be renewed annually. K-5 students must be accompanied by and older guardian. You will need to register them through the Parent Portal website.

STAR Program (City Bus Riders) / Overview The Student Transportation for Academics and Responsibilities (STAR) Program is a StarMetro, City of Tallahassee and Leon County Schools pilot program to encourage area students to use public transportation for school, work, extracurricular activities, or other responsibilities free of charge by usi...

PBJ PLZ! 2021 03/29/2022

PBJ PLZ! 2021

Peanut Butter and Jelly Jam

​Beginning April 2nd - 30th, it's the annual peanut butter and jelly drive. The food collected will be used to help feed students in our district during the summer months. If you would like to help out, please send in plastic containers of peanut butter and jelly for our collection boxes. How many pounds can we collect?

PBJ PLZ! 2021 PBJ Plz fundraiser


Hoodies at School
Parents, we are having quite a few issues with students wearing the hoods on their heads in the school building. We are in no way saying that they should not be worn, they just cannot have the hoods on in the building. This also pertains to hats and beanies. Please help us by reminding your child to be mindful of head wear when they are at school in the building.


FREE parenting class
EXTRA EXTRA HOT OFF THE PRESSES! Commonsense Parenting Classes
We have a wonderful opportunity through a collaboration with Boystown for our Astoria Park parents. This opportunity will bring a heightened awareness to parenting strategies and skills to support parents raising students in today’s society in the hopes of building stronger family relationships. This group will meet once a week for six weeks from 5:30pm-7:00pm starting Monday, April 4th. It will include free childcare, tutoring, and dinner will be served at each meeting. Some of the skills taught are:

Teaching self-discipline
Encourage positive behavior
Preventing problems
Correcting problem behavior
Teaching self-control
Improve relationships


Location: Astoria Park Elementary School
Media Center
When: Wednesday, March 30
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
**2 Proofs of Residency
(lease/mortgage, utility bill, mailing from a government agency)
**Birth Certificate
**Immunizations (Florida health Form)
**School Entry Physical (Florida Health Form)
You are welcome to come by the school on
Wednesday or you can register online.


The yearbook has been finished and sent off to the printer. There will only be 100 copies made and close to half of them have already been ordered. You don't want to miss out so us the link below and order yours today.

Buy the Yearbook
Pictavo Community is a secure online portal for students, teachers, parents, grandparents and community members to connect with their school.

Our school ID # : 704836 is what you will use to find our school's name and make your purchase. The yearbooks are $12 and will be on sale till SOLD OUT!


Spring is in the air which means there is pollen along with yearly testing at school. Please talk with your student about focusing on work, listening in class, and putting forth their best effort in the coming weeks. It is also time for you to register your Kindergartner for next year. (See below) If you are one who saves mementos of your child growing up, then you will want to order the class pictures and Yearbooks. We will have our end of the year BOGO book fair in May, so look for more details to come later.
The week before spring break we took class pictures here at school. Your student will be bringing home an order form this week if you would like to purchase one. This is the first time we have had class pictures since 2020. You can order online or send in the cash, check, or money order payable to Leonards
Please return the form with the money or with the online confirmation number written on it.
Go to
Use access code: G546960


ATTENTION 📣Parents of 5th and 8th grade students: Address verification is needed by May 2 to the Office of Admissions.
👉For more information and to submit the required documents visit


Open Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year at the award-winning, Leon County Virtual School begins two weeks from today!
👉LCVS Open Enrollment runs from April 1 - June 30
👉For more information, visit


Make a statement by wearing a shirt and tie on Thursday, March 24. Join other LCS Gentlemen in showing individual style and solidarity of character.

LCS Gentlemen United is an all-inclusive group of LCS K-12 boys and young men coming together once a month by wearing a shirt and tie to show unity and fellowship. This group represents pride and respect for themselves and one another.

If posting pictures, please be sure to tag LCS and use the hashtag .


Leon County School Board Meeting - March 22, 2022 03/22/2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In an effort to improve our schools, the Leon County School District is conducting a 2022 Spring Parent/Guardian Climate Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you please take the time to complete this survey based upon your experiences at your child’s school. If you have children at multiple school sites (example – one child in elementary school and one child in high school), we respectfully ask that you complete one survey for each school. If your children attend Ft. Braden or Woodville K – 8 School you only need to complete one survey.

Please keep in mind that the 2022 Spring Parent/Guardian Climate Survey covers the time period of August 11, 2021 through the present. In order to complete the survey, please go to:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated and valued. The survey window will remain open until Wednesday, March 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Thank you for your time and attention to this important matter.

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