Elementary – Getting Started

We are so excited to be working with you and your children during the next school year!

As many of you already know, each learning community at P.K. Yonge is lead by seven teachers. There are three teachers and one learning community leader that work with each grade level in a community (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) as well as two year-long teacher interns. Our K-1 community also has a teaching assistant

Elementary Contacts
Jill Ozog | K-1 Learning Community Leader | jozog@pky.ufl.edu | 352.392.1554
Angie Flavin | 2-3 Learning Community Leader |aflavin@pky.ufl.edu | 352.392.1554
Erin Cooke | 4-5 Learning Community Leader | ecooke@pky.ufl.edu | 352.392.1554

Kindergarten Assessments

All kindergarten students are assessed at the beginning of the year to establish a baseline for beginning instruction. Students are also reassessed several times throughout the year to monitor progress. This first assessment usually takes place during the summer and helps us develop class lists that reflect a variety of demographic characteristics and academic achievement levels. Once we have assessed the incoming students, class lists are composed. You will be notified about your child’s class assignment before school begins.

Dates: July 18 & 19, 2019
Location: P.K. Yonge Elementary Building | K-1 Learning Community
Time: Sign up for an Appointment


Bluewave Preview

Join us for the Annual Blue Wave Preview Event! Students and their families are invited to come to the P.K. Yonge Elementary School and visit their learning communities. Students will have the opportunity to spend some time in the learning community and meet their teachers.

The kindergarten and first grade teachers are paired to make three big groupings: “Lions,” “Tigers,” and “Bears.” Students are assigned one main grade-level teacher and an animal group. Kindergarten families will find out this information and details about the Kindergarten staggered start right before Blue Wave Preview.

Date: August 9, 2019

Kindergarten:  11:00am-12pm
1st Grade – 5th Grade: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: P.K. Yonge Elementary Building


Kindergarten Staggered Start Dates and Times for 2019-20

Kindergarten will have a staggered start beginning the first two days of school. During this first week of school, half of the students attend on Monday (August 12, 2019), with the other half attending Tuesday (August 13, 2019).  All children attend on Wednesday and the remainder of the week. You will be informed which day your child will attend when you receive your child’s class assignment.  These smaller groups allow for an easier adjustment to school.  It’s a big beginning!!

Contact Jill Ozog | jozog@pky.ufl.edu