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Welcome Fall!!

September 6, 2016

Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Happy September!!! I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for a smooth start to the school year. The students are settling into the routines quickly.

On Thursday, September 8, we will have the first School Advisory Council Meeting beginning at 5:00 P.M., in the cafeteria at DeSoto Early Childhood Center. We will review our school improvement plan. Please plan on attending this important meeting as we value your input.

 Immediately following the SAC meeting we will have a Boosters meeting. The goal for our first Boosters meeting is to elect officers and set an agenda for our next meeting. I encourage you to consider joining our Boosters at DeSoto Early Childhood Center and New Horizons. The purpose of the Boosters Committee is to raise funds for needed supplies and materials for our students to use in the classroom. These funds may also be used for rewards for all students.

Parents, grandparents and guardians are always welcome! A volunteer application or update can be found on the District Website. Completing this form as soon as possible is recommended as getting approval can take up to thirty (30) days through our district office. All parents participating in fieldtrips will need to complete an application.

Wednesday, September 28, is a half day for all students and school will dismiss at 12:00 Noon. This is a professional development day for teachers.

The staff and I are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us through our phone extensions or e-mail accounts. Strong collaborative relationships are a key in our students’ success here at DECC and New Horizons!

Best Regards,


Phyllis Clemons, Principal

DeSoto Early Childhood Center

New Horizons at Nocatee Elementary School

Home of the Bullpups!!

(863) 494-9303