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Congratulations Adria Womack!!



Eight local elementary students from all over the school district participated in Sodexo’s Future Chef Competition on Thursday, March 5th at Ruckel Middle School. Students were asked to prepare a healthy recipe to be judged by a distinguished panel of judges.

Lillian Miller, a 3rd grade student at Riverside Elementary School won first place last week with her “Yummy in my Tummy Parfait” at the Future Chefs Culinary Challenge held at Ruckel Middle School. Adria Womack, Elliott Point Elementary School, placed second with her Strawberry Cheese Cake Sandwiches, and Amanda Montague, a 4th grade student at Lewis School, placed third with her Grilled Apple Cheese.



Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is important to have your input on Elliott Point Elementary School’s areas of strength and areas for improvement.  Each year we ask you to complete the Parent Climate Survey.  This survey can be accessed through the Parent Portal at

You will utilize your child’s student number and password to log into the Climate Survey.  Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.  The results are utilized annually in the development of our School Performance Plan (SPP) and Professional Development Site Plan (PDSP). 


The pictures below are of the Teacher of the Year Melissa Sterman for Elliott Point Elementary School.  Mrs. Sterman teaches third grade and has taught her entire teaching career at “The Point”!  We are very proud of her and all of her achievements.  We especially want to note the impact that she has had on the many children’s lives that she has taught thus far in her career.



Elliott Point Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school February 2nd!  Coaches Cindy Bandfield, Connie Wilson, and Wendy Hanle represented the 100 days of school with a fashionable statement!


Elliott Point Elementary Coaches Ready for Read-A-Rama Pajama Day

Students, teachers, administrators, and educational support employees arrived at school dressed to Celebrate Literacy Week with the Read-A-Rama Pajama Day in full swing!  The evening of January 27th, teachers dressed in costumes read and acted out their favorite books.  Parents and children first had dinner in the cafeteria and an opportunity to shop at The Scholastic Book Fair.


Physical Education Assistant Connie Wilson was presented a bouquet of flowers, at Elliott Elementary, by Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson.   Coach Wilson is one of three Educational Support Employees finalists for this distinguished honor.  The district educational support employee will be announced at The Educational Support Employees' Breakfast.  The break is located at the Niceville Conference Center.

 Pictured left to right are Assistant Principal Kathy Ard , Principal Janet Norris, PE Assistant Connie Wilson, and  Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson.    


Congratulations to Elliott Point's Teacher of the Year, Ms. Sterman!!


Congratulations to Coach Wilson, our Educational Support Person of the Year!


Elliott Point Elementary School Recognizes Anti-Bullying Week

Students at Elliott Point Elementary learned the significance of Anti-Bullying Week!  Students wrote on a “graffiti wall” displayed in the cafeteria about different things that they could do to stop a potential bully or prevent bullying.  Teachers also showed videos and taught lessons tailored to the importance of Anti-Bullying Week!  School Resource Officer Deputy Jason Folley visited classrooms and read two children’s books about bullying.  He discussed with the children the reasons we cannot tolerate bullying in school or outside of school.


Our Thanksgiving Lunch was a Wonderful Family Experience!


Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!!


4th Grade Winner:  Benny Churinov, Ms. George’s class

5th Grade Winner:  Jaden Rader, Ms. Shaw’s class

They will be moving on to the county spelling bee being held on Thursday, December 4th at 6:30pm, Fort Walton Beach High School Auditorium.


Teacher Wins Local Grant 

3rd grade teacher, Amelia Garrett, has won a local grant for her classroom to enhance the area of science and technology.  She just received confirmation yesterday that she was awarded the ACCELerator Grant from NDIA for 2014-2015.  This grant includes two iPads and two full class subscriptions to Scholastic and National Geographic print and interactive publications for the class.  Mrs. Garrett was recognized for her achievement at a reception held recently at the Armament Museum.



Elliott Point Elementary Archery Team 

Elliott Point Elementary is proud of our Archery Club which recently traveled to Foley, Alabama where they competed in their first Archery Tournament!  They competed against 384 archers from schools in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.  Congratulations to Carlos Mendoza, Victor Cepeda, Zeke Oswald, Demian Garcia, and Hannah Grace Reiman and Assistant PE Coach Connie Wilson!


Elliott Point Top Coupon Book Sellers

Elliott Point Elementary School recently sold Fall Fund Rays Coupon Books to benefit the physical education department.  The top sellers were Blake Stoltz, Adrian Barrios, Zachary McMahan, Alejandra Duque, and Michael Lewis.  The top sellers for the coupon books were recognized with a lunch with the coaches, Assistant Principal Kathy Ard, and Principal Janet Norris from Buffalo Wild Wings.


National Walk to School Day 

Students, teachers, educational support personnel, administrators, School Resource Officer Deputy Jason Folley, and parents participated in National Walk to School Day at Elliott Point Elementary School on October 8th!  Walk to School Day is a nationally recognized day to showcase the benefits of walking or biking to school! It brought parents, teachers, and children together to focus on the importance of physical activity, safety and walkable communities. Walk to School Day events teach children and parents to think of walking as an active, safe and healthy means of transportation.    Children walked one-half mile from Uptown Station to Elliott Point Elementary School where they were served bottled water and provided items such as bookmarks, wrist bands, toe tokens, and stickers for participating.  A special thank you to Sgt. Gary Venuti with the School Resource Officer Program for joining and supporting the event!  Also, we would like to thank the members of the Fort Walton Beach Police Department would helped to ensure the safety of our students and guests while walking.   




The Department of Education has issued the following communication regarding Third-Grade Student Progression -Technical Assistance Paper (TAP). The purpose of this TAP is to provide school districts with updates and changes relative to third-grade student progression policies for the 2014-15 school year, including information on alternative assessments and promotion criteria. You may view the TAP document at:

Other important information regarding third-grade reading requirements:


In recognition and honor of National Fire Prevention Week, students at Elliott Point Elementary received an overview of how to prevent fires and stay safe.  Children learned about the job that the firefighters perform.  Our guests were members of The Okaloosa Island Fire Department.



Elliott Point would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Downtown FWB Organization for their generous donation.  They presented us with a check for $504.00 to stock our art closet with supplies.  Creating and learning about art is important to our students’ education! Please thank the following businesses for their amazing support:  Artesano Jewels, Rob Brooks Realty, Defrance Antiques, The Closet Swap, 3 Dogs & a Chick, Run With It, Sacred-X-Pressions, and Full Circle Gallery. A special thank you to Ms. Nikki Lyons, the daughter of our Second Grade Teacher Dana Lyons, for organizing this donation.


2014-2015 Supply Lists


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We are Pleased to Announce that Mrs. Kathy Gates Ard is now Elliott Point's Assistant Principal!  Ms. Tracey Teusch will be our new Instructional Coach!

Picture left to right are Janet Hays Norris, Principal, and

Kathy Gates Ard, Assistant Principal at Elliott Point Elementary School.


Congratulations to the Okaloosa County School District on Earning an "A" for the 2013-2014 School Year!

Congratulations to Elliott Point Elementary School on Earning a Grade of a "B" on the Statewide  Grading System in Florida for the 2013-2014 School Year!




Employees of Elliott Point Elementary School spearheaded a drive to support the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch Caruth  Camp in Inglis, Florida.  The Caruth Camp for rising and present middle school students is a five day leadership retreat.  The purpose of the camp is to teach the students problem solving and communication skills while addressing tension and conflict with the school setting.  The children undergo extensive training relative to conflict resolution, cultural diversity, environmental awareness, group-building exercises, academics and camping.  It is a nationally recognized program and it serves several thousand boys and girls every year.  School resource officers from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office will be attending the camp this summer supporting the students through this worthwhile program.  TEAM Elliott Point was pleased to contribute items such as tennis shoes for boys and girls, bug spray, sunscreen, life jackets, oars for the canoes purchased by area high schools, and a glass patio table with umbrella and 4 chairs.  We hope that the children attending will have an experience of a lifetime!  The first photograph depicts the various items donated by Elliott Point Elementary School teachers, educational support employees, and local contributors under the school mascot, The Eagle.  The second photograph shows Principal Janet Hays Norris, In School Suspension Assistant Anita Diamond, and School Resource Officer Jason Folley.     


Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott and the Florida Department of Education’s Just Read, Florida! Office proudly announce the 2014 Summer Literacy Adventure. The Summer Literacy Adventure is geared to help children stay on target, motivated and excited about reading and literacy. During summer vacation, it is important for students to spend time reading and writing on a regular basis whether the student is a beginning or proficient reader.

Summer Reading Adventure

Summer Reading Loss Brochure

Summer Reading Loss Brochure (Spanish)


FCAT Scores Now Available on Parent Star

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We Would Like to Extend a Special Thanks to Gulf Power for Coming out and Teaching our 4th Graders more about Electricity!!


Congratulations to Elliott Point's Cox Hero!!

Will Ryland came into his current class and immediately became a leader.  He takes on every challenge with enthusiasm and an “I can do this” outlook on life.  Even though he has struggled with his school work for many years, he never gave up.  He continued to master skills one small step at a time until he could succeed.  This determination has paid off, landing him on the A/B honor roll and leading his peers as the top reader in his class.  He always has a positive attitude and is sharing his smile with others.  He is a true inspiration to his classmates.


Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books for 2014-2015:

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We had a Wonderful Time at our "Wild West" Field Day this Year!





Kathy Ard, Instructional Coach, at Elliott Point Elementary School attended the Grand Opening of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream in Uptown Station.  Presenting her with a check for $250.00 is Derrick, the General Manager.    Also, pictured are students from Elliott Point Elementary School Kendall Ard and  Shane Cook.  It was a great day to celebrate due to the weather and ice cream!




The week of May 12th through May 16th was National Police  Appreciation Week.  Classes made cards, banners, and passed out hugs to Elliott Point Elementary School Resource Officer Jason Folley.  Thanks Deputy Jason Folley for not only keeping us safe but being a mentor and friend to the children!




Elliott Point Elementary School participated in National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 7th, with students, teachers, FWB Police Officer, and School Resource Officer Jason Folley leading the way from one of three designated sites.  The event was organized by SRO Jason Folley and Principal Janet Norris.  Students registered to attend the bike event  and met at either Uptown Station, The FWB Yacht Club, or Christ Church of FWB where they had their helmets checked for safety and a proper fit.   Those students in need of a helmet were provided one free of charge.  Our goal was to encourage students to explore other ways to get around and learn the benefits of biking.  We wanted to promote safety, explore the health benefits, learn the effects on the environment, boost a sense of community, and just simply have fun!  The event was a Bike Line where students in grades 1-5 departed for school at 7:15 am accompanied by school employees, law enforcement, and volunteers.  It was a great event with over 100 children participating!  We would like to thank Sgt. Gary Venuti for assisting our group at Uptown Station adjust helmets and coordinate the start of the ride!


1st grade student Bella Gore collected tabs to give to others!

Drink tabs have been collected during the school year to benefit The Ronald McDonald House where many area families stay, locally in Pensacola, as their child receives treatment for cancer.  This has been an ongoing project this school year. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida is to be the BEST Home-Away-From-Home and source of respite and resources for children and families of children suffering a medical crisis.   The Okaloosa County School District and Elliott Point Elementary School support the collection of pop tops as a fun and easy way to be involved!  A local metal works company melts the pop tops and provides monetary reimbursement for The Ronald McDonald House.  Pop Top tabs are paid for the by the pound.  This contribution from Elliott Point Elementary School is one of many that have occurred during the course of the school year.  Parents and children are encouraged to collect drink tabs over the summer months as this is an ongoing worthwhile project for local children who are living with cancer. 


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TEAM Elliott Point at the Crestview Special Olympics run, which was sponsored by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department!



Congratulations to Educational Support Employee, Maryvonne Morse, for her selection to this honor by her peers!  Mrs. Morse works with students in the Varying Exceptionalities (VE) Program for grades K-2.  This class is under the direction of Special Education teacher, Patti Crosslin, who was selected as The Teacher of the Year for Elliott Point Elementary!  Together, they are a dynamic duo!  Congratulations Maryvonne Morse!



List of 1st through 5th Place Winners from Elliott Point Elementary

Congratulations to our outstanding student athletes!

3rd Grade Boys 50 Meter:  2nd Place:  Jonathan Boyd

4th Grade Boys 100 Meter:  4th Place:  Joshua Weis

4th Grade Boys 440 Meter:  2nd Place:  Joshua Weis

5th Grade Girls 200 Meter:  4th Place:  Keyvoha Warren

5th Grade Girls 440 Meter:  3rd Place:  Keyvoha Warren


Elliott Point Students Participated in a Read-a-thon on March 3rd as we Celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

Elliott Point Would Like to Extend a Huge "Thank You!" to all of the Community Members who came and Read to our Students! 

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Director Melody Sommer read to students during Elliott Point Elementary's Read-a-Thon.


Florida Studio Theatre Actors came to Elliott Point to Help Students Enhance their Writing Skills!

The WRITE A PLAY Program at Florida Studio Theatre is an in school arts initiative, designed to inspire students to be creative and to write plays.  To find out more, visit




Fourth grade students enjoyed a recent field trip to The Biophilia Center in Walton County.  Students listened to presentations by naturists and had the opportunity to discover animals in their natural environment as part of the walking field trip.  Students, such as Addie, enjoyed interacting with the turtles under the watchful eye of the staff naturalist.  Students trooped through the woods and enjoyed the opportunity to be in the animals' natural environment.  Exceptional Student Education teacher, Mary Beth Mayes, and Serra were surprised and equally wide-eyed by their closeness to a non poisonous snake.  Fourth grade teacher Jackie Henry seemed more relaxed with her reptilian friend.  The students will be taking one additional field trip to The Biophilia Center during the 2013-2014 school year.




We Would Like to Welcome Deputy Folley to TEAM Elliott Point!

We are thankful to have him as our SRO!


Congratulations to Elliott Point's Teacher of the Year, Patti Crosslin and Educational Support Employee of the Year, Maryvonne Morse!!


We would like to thank all of you who participated in the holiday food drive.  The first delivery was made to the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties before Thanksgiving.  They were impressed with our total of 610 items!  The second delivery was made to United Way's Caring and Sharing before Christmas.  This total was an impressive, 917 items!  This brought our grand total to a whopping 1,527 items!  Thank you for helping us donate to our community members who are in need this holiday season!

Congratulations to Ms. Sterman's class for collecting 175 items!  They are the winners of the pizza party! 


Elliott Point Elementary School Hosts Mathematics and Science Night!


On Monday evening, November 4th, the faculty, support personnel, and administration at Elliott Point Elementary School hosted Math and Science Night.  Parents and their children could enjoy dinner, science activities and experiments, math games, math tutorials in the Computer Lab, and math apps on the iPads.  Different areas of the school had different activities varying in levels of difficulty.  The hallways were decorated with student artwork displayed to depict this time of the year from fall pumpkins to caterpillars.  The two pictures depict the volunteers from Elliott Point Elementary School that were present during the evening.  Pictured from left to right are 5th grade teacher Kyma Scadlock, Instructional Coach Kathy Ard, Remediation Teacher/ESE Teacher Kimberly Day,  Principal Janet Norris, Interpreter Damaris Padilla. Thanks to everyone who assisted with a great evening! 


  Reading Remediation Assistant Sheila Estes, ESE Teacher Patti Crosslin, and In School Suspension Coordinator Anita Diamond. 


Our Fearless Leader, Mrs. Norris!


Elliott Point Eagles Celebrated Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31, 2013!

Teachers with Ties


The national slogan for Red Ribbon Week, this year, is “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free!  Teachers, from across the grade levels at Elliott Point Elementary School, celebrated Red Ribbon Week with a different focus or theme each day.  Depicted  is a group of teacher in keeping with the day’s theme, “tie a knot in drugs.”  Different days of the week are designated for various messages.  For example, tomorrow, is “wear red” in support of Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon Week is celebrated annually at the same time of the school year.  The celebration of National Red Ribbon Week began in 1985!  Pictured from left to right: Mrs. Taff, Mrs. Shingler, Mrs. Garner, Mrs. Garrett, and Mrs. Fobbs.  

Wrapping up Red Ribbon Week with Black and Orange after the Pumpkin Fun Run! 


Elliott Point Elementary School Coach Cindy Bandfield and Assistant Connie Wilson are excited about the arrival of their new bows and arrows!

Both Coach Bandfield and Assistant Coach Wilson received training in June of 2013 along with several other coaches from our area schools.  They are excited to be able to expand the opportunities available in the Physical Education program to include Archery!


Elliott Point Students Recognized for Fundraising Efforts

Students at Elliott Point Elementary School recently participated in a fundraiser to benefit the many programs that the school has to offer.  Coach Cindy Bandfield and Assistant Coach Connie Wilson coordinated the Fund Rays Coupon Book fundraiser.  The top selling students received lunch with Principal Janet Norris and the coaches.  Their lunch was from Buffalo Wild Wings.  Pictured are Principal Janet Norris, Coach Cindy Bandfield, Coach Connie Wilson, Alejandra Duque,  Blake Stoltz, Dillon Moyer, Atticus Keeney, and Logan Acosta.


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Mrs. Norris Welcomes the Eagles Back for Another Successful Year at Elliott Point!

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Elliott Point Students had a Wonderful Time at the NED Show!!


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"Where Excellence is the Outcome and Everyone is a Winner!"

Welcome to Elliott Point Elementary School

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Principal: Janet Norris


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There was a takeover of Mrs. Norris' office during Literacy and Art Night!!


Check out our Earth Day Grocery Bags!  Our school made over 500 unique paper bag designs celebrating Earth Day and Winn Dixie bagged groceries in them!! We even made the newspaper!


This year our very own Eagles have joined with Winn Dixie in Uptown Station to participate in the world wide Earth Day Groceries Project.  To learn more about this project, visit


A Special Thanks to Everyone who made our Read-O-Rama Pajama Night a Success!!! 




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