Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015, are asked to register their children for 2015-2016 kindergarten during the period of March 9-20 and March 30–April 3.  (School is closed March 23-27 due to Spring Break.)  Florida law provides that any child who will be 5 on or before September 1st  is eligible for kindergarten that school year.  It is extremely important that new kindergarten students be registered beginning March 9 for the fall (August) school opening.  Classes will be formed, teachers assigned, and materials ordered on the basis of student enrollment. 
     Registration for kindergarten may be completed at any time between 9:30 AM-2:30 PM.  To complete the registration process, parents must present proof of the child’s age (birth certificate), a Florida certificate of immunization, a social security card, school physical dated no later than twelve months prior to the first day of school (August 17, 2015), and proof of residency (lease/mortgage). Zoning waivers are not currently being accepted for kindergarten.  Further information may be obtained by calling the school at (850) 833-4240 ext. 307.

Volunteers NEEDED!!!

We still need volunteers for the FSA Writes test for 4th and 5th graders on March 3rd.  Please sign up in the front office.  Email our guidance counselorPat Licursi for more details:

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  Drawing Classes for KIDS!!!
(For grades K-5th)
Tuesday Mornings 
3/17 - 4/28  Spring 1 - 6 weeks
5/5 - 5/26   Spring 2 - 4 weeks
                          $60.00 - Spring 1
                          $40.00 - Spring 2
* No class 3/24 - due to spring break*
* 5/26 - Bring a friend day *
YOUNG REMBRANDTS provides all classroom supplies and a trained instructor. Children will be dismissed to class after lesson.



Mrs. Michelle Strickland’s and Mrs. Tammy Williams’ Second Grade Team Quest classes

(Bluewater Elementary) presented a check with their classes’ donation of $366.24 to Ronald McDonald and Ms. Summer Jimmerson of the Ronald McDonald House.  Prior to enjoying Happy Meals at McD’s, the students had the privilege of visiting EFCU to learn about financial decisions, how the credit union works and to convert our cash and rolled coin donations into a Bank Check to be taken to McD’s.  This walking field trip was the culmination of a fun and beneficial project.

The RMH was selected as our class’ philanthropy for their unit on “Money Makes Cent$”. 

In this unit we have discussed spending, saving and donating for the common good.  The students collected money to donate to the RMH as a way to help others in need. The donations given by the children came from lemonade stands, chores done around the house,  gifts from their own “piggy banks”.  One student requested donations in lieu of gifts at his birthday party and was able to donate $170 to our class fund.  The amount raised was the largest to date that Mrs. Strickland’s class has been able to present (after  8 years of this project)!  The students’ donations were truly a donation from the heart and proved that kids CAN make a difference!

Bluewater wins First & Second place
in the NWFSC Art Contest!!


Congratulations to Autumn Lee and Charlie Lovaas for their
beautiful artwork. 
For Previous stories..see page 2

Bluewater Earns Another "A"

Bluewater Elementary has earned an A rating from the Florida Department of Education. FLDOE has graded schools on an A-F scale since 1999, offering parents, teachers, students and taxpayers a simple and effective way to see how well their schools are doing. This year's school grades were calculated using more rigorous standards and higher achievement levels. As a result, only 43% of elementary and middle schools in the state of Florida earned an A rating, compared to 58% last year. Bluewater Elementary continues to rise to the challenge of meeting more rigorous standards for educating our students.

4545 Range Road

Niceville FL 32578  

Dr. Connie Hall, Principal

(850) 833-4240  

Fax (850) 833-4232

Office Hours: 7:45 - 3:45










Summer VPK is available in Crestview and Fort Walton.  We do not currently offer VPK at Bluewater Elementary.  Parents should contact the persons mentioned below for more information on Summer VPK. 
Parents who wish to register their children for the Summer VPK Program are also requested to enroll their child at this time.  Florida law provides that any child who turned 5 on or before September 1, 2015 and is eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year and did not attend VPK during the current 2014-2015 school year is eligible to attend Summer VPK. For Summer VPK enrollment, parents must provide proof of Florida residency in addition to the registration items listed above.  To register for Summer VPK, a certificate of eligibility must be obtained from the Early Learning Coalition at 107 Tupelo Avenue, FWB: Phone number 850-833-9330, or the Early Learning Coalition at 10 S. 4th Street, DeFuniak Springs: Phone number 850-892-8560. Summer VPK sites will be Southside Center (Crestview area), and Edwins Elementary, in the South area, enrollment permitting. Parent  transportation must be provided for Summer VPK students.  Further information for Summer VPK enrollment may be obtained by calling Ms. Gloria Mayo, Early Learning Coalition Program Director, at 850-833-3627 or Ms. Debbie Haan at 850-689-7211.










































Mar. 5.........Early Release @ 12:50
Mar. 9 - 13........Book Fair
Mar. 19........End of 3rd grading period
Mar. 20.......TWD/Student Holiday

Mar. 23-27......Spring Break

April 2.........Early Release @ 12:50

April 4.........YA Yard Sale 5am - 1pm

May 6.........Field Day KG, 1st & 2nd

May 7.........Early Release @ 12:50

May 8..........Field Day 3rd, 4th & 5th

May 25...........Memorial Day Holiday

June 4..........Last Day for Students

June 8...........Last Day for Teachers





















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