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Our Mission

The mission of Purcell Elementary School is to provide engaging rigorous curriculum using consistent school-wide strategies for all students. We have high expectations for academic and social achievement in order for students to become life-long learners and world scholars.

Purcell Expectations:

Purcell Panthers are problem-solvers, who use tolerance, respect and responsibility to become life-long learners.

Use Tolerance


Welcome to Purcell Elementary.

Purcell Panthers are problem-solvers, who use tolerance, respect and responsibility to become life-long learners. 

Use Tolerance

SMARTY ANTS Summer Program for NEW Kindergartners!

We are very excited! Polk County has received a Smarty Ants Community Grant sponsored by Achieve3000. The grant provides all Polk County 17-18 kindergarten students with access to Smarty Ants from April 21, 2017 through August 31, 2017! This is a great opportunity for the incoming kindergarten students to get a jump start on literacy skills over the summer!

Purcell Elementary loves this program for our K-2 students. Please make sure to share this with family and friends of preschoolers who are ready to begin kindergarten next year! This is an amazing program that will help student acquire great pre-reading skills and help them build confidence and excitement for “big school!”

Attached is a flyer and the landing page to request access is : www.achieve3000.com/SmartyPCPS.

This next link is to the Achieve3000 site and provides additional information about Smarty Ants:




Scholastic Book Fair is coming April 24th – April 28th!


Your student should be bringing home a flyer with a sample of the books that will be available at the Book Fair.  Parents, if you would like, you can fill out the form on the back of the flyer and send it back to school with your child to help us direct your student to the books you would like them to buy.


Please be sure to add 7% sales tax to your total for all purchases.



Our Book Fair will be open for purchases Monday, April 24th through Friday, April 28th.  Hours on Monday, Thursday, and Friday will be 8:15-2:30pm.   Hours for Tuesday and Wednesday will be 12:30pm-2:30pm


We will also be open on Thursday evening, April 28th from 4:00-6:00pm before the Family Night.


Please stop by to make your purchases anytime during the Book Fair.  Just check in with the front office before coming to the library if you are coming during the school day.


If you can’t make it to the Book Fair, or if you are looking for a wider selection of books (including books for Preschool, Middle School, High School, or adults), you can shop our online fair. This is also a wonderful way for grandparents to purchase the gift of books for their grandchildren. Go to scholastic.com/fair and then select Purcell.  The online fair will be open from now through May 6th.  All online orders will be delivered to your student at school with no extra shipping charges by no later than May 22nd.

Kindergarten Round Up


Spread the news! It is time for Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year! Purcell will also have a Kindergarten tour and sign up on Thursday, April 27th from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in the main building. Then families will be able to tour our kindergarten classrooms during instruction time or during art, music, or P.E. class. Make sure to tell youf family and friends so they can secure a seat at Purcell Elementary!

Testing Schedule

Here is our upcoming testing schedule. Thank you parents for making sure students are getting enough rest and also coming to school on time.
FSA- Florida Standards Assessment Schedule for grades 3-5
March 28 and 29th- 3rd grade Reading test
April 10-13th- 4th and 5th grade Math test
April 18-19th- 5th grade Reading test
April 20-21st-4th grade Reading test
April 25-26th- 3rd grade Math test
May 2-3rd- 5th grade Science Test

Title One Information Needed from Parents

We are currently working on revisions to
our Parent Involvement Plan and School
Compact for the 2017-2018 school year.
If you are interested in attending our SAC
meeting on April 27th at 4:30 p.m., please feel free to attend.


You may also contact our
Title One Contact Mrs. Wilson at

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