Pirate Newsletter-January 2022

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5210 December

FEATURE: 2021 Edition

Here is how you can put 5-2-1-0 into action this month:   
No snow? No problem! Ball up clean, Tea fits in with a heart-healthy lifestyle. -
white socks to create "snowballs." One player hides. The other players pretend to ice-skate, ski, or play in the snow. The hidden player shouts "Snowball Fight!" and starts throwing the "snowballs" at the other players. The non-hidden players must make it to the safe zone without being hit by a "snowball". If one of the non-hidden players get hit then they become the new hidden player.
Tea fits with a heart-health lifestyle. Most teas contains caffeine. Herbal teas do not. Stay away from sugar-sweetened tea and chai drinks. These drinks may have extra calories. Green tea tats great without sugar.
Handwashing stops the spread of germs. Scrub your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. Clean the sapced between your fingers, under your nails, and the backs of your hands.
During winter, the days are shorter and the nights are longer. Do not let the seasonal changes get you down. Here are some things you can do to keep you and your family smiling through the winter season:
  • Make a coffee filter snowflake. Draw on a coffee filter with washable markers. Use an eye dropper or small measuring spoon to drip water on the coffee filter. Let dry. Cut out your snowflake design.
  • Eat a balanced diet. Winter can cause cravings.
  • Tell your brain it's time to wake up. Turn on bright lights firstthing in the morning.
  • Go ice skating. Baytowne Wharf sets up a ice skating rink each winter.
  • Limit screen time to 2 hours or less each day. 
  • Spend time with family.
  • Write a letter to a loved one.
  • Give someone a gift.
Fruits have important nutrients to keep your body healthy. Here are a few ideas of how to enjoy more fruit, more often:
  • Try different varieties of apples. There are over 7,500 types worldwide!
  • Join your parents on food shopping trips.
  • Ask to try new fruits like peaches, cantaloupe, pears and kiwi.
  • Make a fruit salad.
  • Mix of strawberries, oranges, grapes and pineapple - or whatever else you have in the house together.
  • Top it off. 



Early Dismissal Schedule - Friday, December 17, 2021

We will follow an early dismissal schedule on Friday, December 17, 2021 for Winter Break Holidays. Lunch will be served.

Students will be released at 1:30PM.

School will resume on January 5th, 2022 for our students.

For more information, click here



Food For Thought


Dear FFT Families,

Food For Thought is pleased to be offering Thanksgiving services to your FFT students.


Okaloosa Service Dates, Times and Locations:

  • Thursday 11.18 4p-6p at Niceville High School & Choctaw High School
  • Friday 11.19 4p-6p at Food For Thought 908 Airport Rd Destin
  • Saturday 11.20 8:30a-12:30p at Food For Thought 908 Airport Rd Destin


If you have any questions, please contact support@fftfl.org. You can call or Text 850-714-1960.



Parent Survey


Please take a moment to complete the following survey about your child’s school. We rely on your feedback to continuously improve our schools!

You may submit a survey for each child attending an Okaloosa County school by clicking on the link provided below. The survey does not require a Student ID and is web-based.

This survey will remain open through March 25, 2022.

Thank you for your continued partnership which helps to make Okaloosa County Schools even better!



School's Demographic Information

Parents, to find out more information about your school's demographics, visit:  https://edudata.fldoe.org/ 



5-2-1-0 October Newsletter

Month of October!

FEATURE: 2021 Edition

Read more to know how you can put 5-2-1-0 into action this month.
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20th Annual Pryor Golf Tournament Fundraiser

This event will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 8:30AM at the Fort Walton Beach Pines Golf Course.

All proceeds going to financing all costs associated with Pryor Athletic Programs!

How to support:

  • $100 hole sponsor
  • $240 4-person team
  • $315 4-person team with hole sponsor
  • Prize donations for raffle or auctions
  • Food or beverage donations

Contact Justing Savage for any questions (justin.savage@okaloosaschools.com)


Golf Tournament Flyer



Please, DO NOT purchase any Pryor gear from this website: https://www.spiritshop.com/school/florida/fort-walton-beach/w-c-pryor-mi.... 

Where do I order it then? Order Pryor gear by clicking on Student Services under Pryor Links > Shop > and order your items.  Your order will be submitted and once fulfilled, you will receive an email that it is ready to be picked up in the front office. 

How will I pay? You may pay with cash or check (to Pryor Middle School).



Okaloosa County School District COVID-19 Information for Parents

Student health and safety continues to be a top priority as we return to more normal school operations. Student health and safety includes not only physical health and safety, but also academic health, mental health, and social-emotional well-being. A recent survey of school districts across the country found that 74% reported multiple indicators of increased mental health stresses among students during the pandemic. In Okaloosa County, we have also seen learning loss among students who have been disconnected from school the past sixteen months.

Being in school is critical for the overall well-being of our students. Our plans for this year strike a sensible balance that emphasizes your student’s success at school while also being mindful of the steps we need to take to keep our school environments safe.

Teachers, administrators, and support staff have been preparing this summer for a return to more normal school operations. The first day of school is August 10th, and we are excited to welcome our students back! We will retain critical practices that were established last year to keep our schools clean and sanitized. Visit the answer and question page for more information that parents have asked this summer and will help you plan for the upcoming school year. Families may contact their child’s school if they have additional questions or visit our website (www.okaloosaschools.com) throughout the school year for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.



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