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Mission Statement

Our mission at Pleasant Grove Elementary School is to provide a safe learning environment that will enable all children to grow and develop to their greatest potential intellectually, physically, and socially.

Our Three School expectations

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Safe


Click HERE to download the Attendance Verification form.  Parents have three (3) days from an absence to send in the excuse or the absence will be unexcused.

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Welcome to the GROVE where everyday is PLEASANT!

Back to School

Click HERE for the Escambia County School District's Going Back to School page.  Everything you need to know about the start of school in August.

Suggested Summer Reading List for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades

  • Alphabet Trucks by Samantha R. Vamos
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Astronauts Today by Bosanna Hansen
  • Back to School for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos
  • Built to Last by David Macaulay
  • Charlie Goes to School by Ree Drummond
  • Christian, the Hugging Lion by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes Greenwillow
  • City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems
  • Dewey, There’s a Cat in the Library by Vicki Myron
  • First Day, Hooray! by Nancy Poydar
  • Floating in Space by Franklyn Branley and True Kelley
  • Help Me, Mr. Mutt by Janet Stephens
  • How Much is a Million by David Schwartz
  • If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
  • Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. 
  • Locomotive by Brian Floca
  • Max & Mo: Let’s Make a Snowman! By Patricia Lakin
  • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
  • Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard
  • Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
  • Race Car Alphabet by Brian Floca
  • The Best Book of Spaceships by Ian Graham
  • The Feet in the Gym by Teri Daniels
  • The Library by Sarah Stewart
  • There’s a Zoo in Room 22 by Judy Sierra
  • Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
  • Wemberley Worried by Kevin Menkes
  • The World's Greatest Lion by Ralph Helfer

Suggested Summer Reading List for Grades 3-5

Sunshine State Young Reader Award titles recommended for 3-5 Battle of the Books:

  • Athlete vs. Mathlete by W. C. Mack
  • Blast Off! by Nate Ball
  • Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
  • Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton
  • Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by C. Healy
  • The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman
  • Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts
  • Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman
  • Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart
  • Pie by Sarah Weeks
  • A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
  • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
  • White Fur Flying by Patricia Maclachlan

Additional great books:

  • Amazing But True Stories, Phyllis Hollander
  • Amelia’s Notebook, Marissa Moss
  • Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, Joyce Sidman,
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw, Beverly Cleary
  • First Day in Grapes, Perez, L. King
  • Kickoff, Donna King
  • Marty McGuire Digs Worms!, Kate Messner
  • My Name is Maria Isabel, Alma Flor Ada
  • National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! Emily Krieger
  • Ramona the Pest, Beverly Cleary Morrow
  • Slam Dunk, Donna King
  • So You Want to Be an Inventor? Judith St. George
  • Thank You, Mr. Falker, Patricia Polacco
  • The Hundred Dresses, Eleanor Estes
  • The Keeping Quilt, Patricia Polacco
  • The Sky is Full of Stars, Franklyn Branley and Felicia Bond
  • The Top of the World, Steve Jenkins
  • Third Grade Pet, Judy Cox
  • Transformed: How Everyday Things are Made, Bill Slavin
  • Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys, Elizabeth Howard
  • Vroom: Motoring into the Wild World of Racing, Tim Miller 

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration has begun! Students who will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2015 are eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year at the school which serves their residential area during the regular school year.  

At the time of registration, parents need to bring:

**the child’s birth certificate 

**the child’s social security card 

**proof of residence, such as an electric bill or rent receipt (please note, telephone and cable bills are not acceptable)

**the child’s immunization Record (DH form 680)

**a Physical form (DH form 3040, or comparable form from your doctor’s office)

The Grove's Battle of the Books Teams

The Grove Winners of Sandy Sansing License Plates