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May 2016

Principal Selected for PVPV/Rawlings Elementary

Catherine Van Housen, assistant principal at Patriot Oaks Academy (POA) has been selected by Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner to be the principal of PVPV/Rawlings Elementary School (PVPV/RES). Her nomination will be presented to the St. Johns County School Board at their June 15 meeting.

Van Housen will replace Kathleen Furness, who is retiring after 17 years with the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD). Furness served as principal of PVPV Elementary from 1999-2006. In 2006 she was named the principal of Rawlings Elementary as well, combining the two schools under single leadership.

“After carefully reviewing the principal profile including the skills and attributes outlined by parents and staff, it was clear that Ms. Van Housen would be the perfect match for PVPV/RES,” said Joyner.  “She is a leader of great character and integrity who will continue the excellence created and maintained by Ms. Furness.”

Van Housen joined the SJCSD in 2008 as an English Language Arts and Journalism teacher at Alice B. Landrum Middle School (LMS). She then became the instructional literacy coach at LMS before joining PVPV/RES as assistant principal in 2014. In 2015, she joined Patriot Oaks Academy as the assistant principal. Van Housen also spent over 16 years as a staff and freelance newspaper reporter, copy editor and web manager at publications including the San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Dog Fancy Magazine, Hollywood Reporter and for the Business Journal in San Diego, St. Louis and Jacksonville.

“It has been my absolute pleasure to be an educator in Ponte Vedra for eight years,” said  Van Housen. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to continue serving the families in this wonderful community, to carry on the legacy of Kathleen Furness, and to steer the PVPV/RES ship into the future.”

Van Housen has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, an Educator Preparation Institute Certification from St. Johns River State College, and a master’s degree from the University of North Florida.

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Summer Food Service 2016

The St. Johns County School District will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children June 6—July 29 as outlined below. There will be a break in service on July 4 as the school district will be closed during this time.

Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfast and lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. The programs are approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced price meals during the school year.

Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school; however, meals are only served during the identified meal service times. Please note that meal service times are subject to change. For any questions and verification of meal service times, you can contact 1(800) 622-5985 or (904) 547-8934.

Production sites include John A. Crookshank, W.D. Hartley, Ketterlinus, Osceola and South Woods elementary schools, The Webster School, Pedro Menendez, St. Augustine and St. Johns Technical high schools. Pre-packaged meals will be transported to other sites and will be refrigerated at each site until served. Site personnel will ensure all food items remain at an acceptable temperature before serving to children.

The sites listed below will be in operation as follows:

Site Service Days Beg/End
Dates
Breakfast Times Lunch Times Break in Service
St. Augustine High School
3205 Varella Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
M-F June 6—July 29 7:30—8:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. —12:30 p.m. July 4
John A. Crookshank Elementary
1455 N. Whitney Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
M-F June 1—July 8 7:45—8:15 a.m. 12—12:30 p.m. July 4
John A. Crookshank Elementary
1455 N. Whitney
St. Augustine, FL 32084
M-F July 11—July 22 7:45—8:15 a.m. 12—12:30 p.m. N/A
Pedro Menendez High
600 SR 206 West
St. Augustine, FL 32086
M-T, Thursday June 6—July 22 none 10:30—11:15 a.m. July 4
Pedro Menendez High
600 SR 206 West
St. Augustine, FL 32086
M-F June 27—July 15 7:30—8:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. —12:30 p.m. July 4
Osceola Elementary
1605 Osceola Elem. Rd.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
M-F June 6—July 8 7:45—8:15 a.m. 12—12:30 p.m. July 4
Armstrong Outreach Center
6408 Armstrong Rd.
Elkton, FL 32033
M-F June 6—July 22 NA 11:45 a.m. —12:15 p.m. July 4

 

The Players Championship Boys & Girls Club
555 W. King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
M-F

June 20—July 22

 

8:30—9 a.m. 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m. July 4
Ketterlinus Elementary School
67 Orange Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
M-F June 6—July 8 8:30—9 a.m. 11:45 a.m.—12:15 p.m. July 4
ESHC Family Program
62 Chapin Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
M-F June 6—July 29 N/A 12—12:30 p.m. July 4
W.E. Harris Community Center
400 East Harris Street
Hastings, FL 32145
M-F June 6—July 22 7:30—9 a.m. 11 a.m.—1 p.m. July 4
Solomon Calhoun Center
1400 Duval St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
M-F June 6—July 22 7:30—9 a.m. 11 a.m.—1 p.m. July 4
Hastings Teen Center
6150 Main Street
Hastings, FL 32145
M-F June 6—July 22 7:30—9 a.m. 11 a.m.—1 p.m. July 4
South Woods Elementary
4750 SR 206 West
Elkton, FL 32145
M-F June 6—July 8 7:30—8:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.—12 p.m. July 4
St. Johns Technical High School
2980 Collins Ave.
St. Augustine FL 32084
M-Thursday

June 6—June 16

 

8—9 a.m. 11:45 a.m.—1 p.m. N/A
St. Johns Technical High School
2980 Collins Ave.
St. Augustine FL 32084
M-F

June 6—July 29

 

N/A 11:45 a.m. —12:15 p.m. July 4
The Evelyn Hamblen Center
1 Christopher St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
M-F June 6—July 27 7:45—8:15 a.m. 12—12:30 p.m. July 4
The Webster School
420 N. Orange St.
St Augustine, FL
M-F June 6—July 8 7:30—8:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.­—12:30 p.m. July 4
Ketterlinus Gym
60 Orange Street
St Augustine, FL 32084
M-F July 11—July 22 7:30—9 a.m. 11 a.m.—1 p.m. July 4
W.D. Hartley Elementary
260 Cacique Drive
St Augustine, FL 32086
M-F June 6—July 8 8—8:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m.—12 p.m. July 4
St. Paul School of Excellence
85 MLK Jr. Blvd.
St Augustine, FL 32084
Friday Only May 27 N/A 11:30 a.m.—12 p.m. N/A
Collier Blocker Puryear
101 N. Holmes Blvd.
St. Augustine FL, 32084
M-F June 6—July 22 7:30—9 a.m. 11 a.m.—1 p.m. July 4
Woodlawn Terrace Apts.
200 S. Woodlawn Street
St Augustine, FL 32084
Tues, W, Thurs June 6—July 22 N/A 11 a.m.—1 p.m. July 4

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html  and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

Fax

(202) 690-7442; or Email

[email protected]

“This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.”

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Principal Selected for Durbin Creek Elementary

Angela Fuller, assistant principal at Palencia Elementary School (PES) has been selected by Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner to be the principal of Durbin Creek Elementary School (DCES).  Her nomination will be presented to the St. Johns County School Board at their June 15 meeting.

Fuller will replace Sandra McMandon, who has been selected as the new principal at Valley Ridge Academy.

“Angela is the perfect match for Durbin Creek,” said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner.  “She is a person of high character and extremely community-oriented. I know that she will be an energetic and creative leader who will continue the excellence at DCE.”

Fuller joined the St. Johns County School District in 2014 as the assistant principal at PES. Prior to this she served at Assumption Catholic School in Jacksonville as an assistant principal for four years and then as its principal for six years. She also has a breadth of experience as a classroom teacher in self-contained and full inclusion ESE, general education in middle school and has taught in Jacksonville and Venice, FL; and Florence and Sumter, SC. Her internship in college was completed in St. Johns County at Mill Creek Elementary in 1994.

“I am truly honored to serve as the next principal for Durbin Creek Elementary and continue the goals and excellence established under Ms. McMandon’s leadership,” said Fuller. “I am eager to begin working with the outstanding staff, parents, and community to ensure each child finds success and achieves his or her maximum potential. Let’s go Explorers!”

Fuller has a bachelor’s degree from Flagler College and a master’s degree from the University of North Florida.

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