As the newest school to open in the St. Johns County School District, Palencia Elementary will welcome the public and commemorate its opening for the 2012/2013 school year.
On Thursday, August 16, an Open House will take place from 4-7 p.m. Tours will be provided to educate the public on its state-of-the-art technology and the various ways the school property is designed to reduce, reuse and recycle waste and materials.
On Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m. a ribbon cutting will take place followed by the opportunity to meet teachers and visit classrooms. The activities continue until 2 p.m. and will highlight after-school vendors, information on bicycle safety and eco-friendly cars.
Palencia Elementary is built with the capacity to house 738 students and is located at 355 Palencia Village Drive (just east of U.S. 1 in the Palencia community). It contains approximately 100,000 square feet and 44 classrooms.
This school was constructed as part of the district’s Five-Year Building Plan and funded through a $16 million Qualified School Construction Bond. This is the first “green” school in St. Johns County attempting to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.
For more information on Palencia Elementary School, visit www-pes.stjohns.k12.fl.us.