Sleepy Hill Elementary School
Sleepy Hill Elementary School

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Sleepy Hill Elementary School

As Explorers at Sleepy Hill Elementary, we will implement district curriculum to prepare all students to be full participants in the global community of the future.  We will show respect, display healthy attitudes, explore responsibly, and always put safety first.


   All Pro Dads Cook Out!
Come join us for our last All Pro Dad's event of this school year!
Saturday, May 21 from 11 - 1
We will have a cook out and lots of fun outdoor games!
reading Night                    Yearbooks for Sale!!!
         Order forms and $15 must be turned into the school office.
Yearbooks will be delivered to the students later in May.


Congratulations to Coach O'Connell!!
Governor Award

Governor Scott Presents Shine Awards to Eight Outstanding Florida Educators

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Awards. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.

Governor Scott said, “I am proud to honor Florida’s incredible teachers who work every day to help students accomplish their goals and get a great education in our state. I especially want to thank the Florida teachers who have previously served in the military. The sacrifices they have made to keep Florida families safe and defend freedom across the world gives our students the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.” 

Sgt. Leon O’Connell, U.S. Army, Polk County – O’Connell teaches physical education at Sleepy Hill Elementary School. He organizes school-wide activities for students and staff, serves as advisor to his school’s Kiwanis K-kids Club, and leads the school-wide gardening project.


Kindergarten Registration Time!!

Do you or someone you know have a child that is five years old or will be five by September 1, 2016? If you need to register your child for Kindergarten at Sleepy Hill Elementary you have two choices: register online or gather all documents and come into our school office any day between 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Registration is open April 1 - May 2.
You will need to bring: original birth certificate, physical done within past 12 months, shot records, photo ID, and two proofs of residency (both must have current physical address and full name of occupant).
Click here to see the accepted documents.
To register online, go to  Keyword search: Enroll

New Butterfly Garden
Garden          Garden
The students in the Gifted Class have recently added a butterfly garden to our courtyard.  The students planned and researched how to develop the garden and the best location to put the garden.  When the garden is all finished, classes will be able to visit the garden to study the different varieties of butterflies.
For more information on the development of the garden,
 click here for a report from the gifted students.

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We are thrilled to announce that Sleepy Hill has been chosen to receive the UF/IFAS Extension and Bok Tower Gardens Partnership School Gardens Program grant!
Look for more information coming soon about this exciting opportunity for our students.

Science News 

Exciting news students and parents!! All year long 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students have had access to our open resource CK12 online flex-book for science.  We've placed links on our school website (links tab) so that your child has access to these text at home, at the public library, or anywhere you have access to the Internet using your mobile devices.  The author is constantly adding to and improving these live text, so please take a look at them and have your child make use of them to extend their science learning outside school

Books Bridge Bus Mobile Classroom Library

bookbusThe Books Bridge Bus Mobile Classroom Library will be serving Title One schools at the corner of 10th and Sidney in North Lakeland.  All Students are invited to come aboard if they attend one of the following schools: Dr. N.E. Roberts, Southwest, Padgett, Socrum, or Sleepy Hill.  The bus will be parked at the Zion Hill Primitive Baptist Church from 3:00-5:00 on Tuesdays.   Come check it out!!           

Click here for Books Bridge Bus Schedule 2015-16

Early Release Dates 2015-2016

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
  • Early release dismissal times will be:
  • K - 5th Students - 12:30   Prek and Headstart 12:00

2015 - 2016 Sleepy Hill Elementary Teacher of the Year and School Related Employee of Year...

Ocasio TOY
Nelly Ocasio- Kindergarten Teacher


Ismael Jimenez- Head Start Family Advocate

Sleepy Hill Elementary Staff and Parents Participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Our school was challenged by Valleyview Elementary. Take a look....
Click here to see video

Check out our Facebook Page!

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Polk County School District Tobacco Free Environment Policy

Policy 3.003 (D)

The School Board of Polk County is committed to ensuring our children and employees are healthy and live in healthy communities. As part of this effort, the School Board passed a tobacco-free environment policy that prohibits any form of tobacco and nicotine anytime or anywhere, by anyone on campus or during school-sponsored events. This policy includes ALL school-sponsored events after regular school hours.

For more information, please click here.

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The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal

Parents can now access their student’s information from any computer with an internet connection. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child’s current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom – all before their child comes home from school. Click here for more information on this exciting new service!

School Newsletter

Click here to view April newsletter.

For archived newsletters visit our newsletters page.

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