• Weekly Updates:

    We hope your family can participate in our Student Council-hosted Humane Society Pet Food Challenge and our PTA Boxed Chocolate Fundraiser!

    Friday, February 9th… Show your school spirit in school colors or shirts; 5th Grade Field Trip.

    Save the Date… Qtr. 3 Progress Reports were posted on 2/12

    Important Information… Is your Volunteer Application current so you can chaperon field trips and visit the classroom?  Check your status and reapply if needed at this link… applications remain current for 2 years: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=29120

    12/4- 12/7

    Monday, December 4th… Go Jacksonville Jaguars!

    Wednesday, December 6th… 12 Days till Winter Break Begins… wear your favorite flannel.

    Thursday, December 7th… Wear your favorite holiday shirt and socks; Science Family Night @ 6:00-7:30

    Friday, December 8th… Wear your favorite comfy clothes/track suit/sweats or leggings; CSS PK Field Trip

    Save the Date… 12/13 Early Dismissal begins @ 1:35

    Important Information… December Paw Prints, Café’ Menu’s, Pablo Creek Public Library Calendar

    11/27/2023- 12/1/23

    Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 29th is Early Dismissal.  Dismissal procedures will begin at Abess Park at 1:35 p.m.  Early check-out will end at 1:00 p.m. per the DCPS policy.  Our next Early Dismissal Day will be Wednesday, December 13th. 

     11/20/23 -11/24/2023

    Monday, November 20th… Student Council hosted Red, White, and Blue Dances: PK-2nd @ 2:00-2:45, 3rd-5th @ 4:00-5:00- all students must have a signed, returned permission slip to attend.

    Tuesday, November 21st… Academy of Science and Music Arts integration Assemblies: CSS PK (104,108,110) @ 9:20-9:40, , 3rd-5th @ 9:45-10:30, VPK-2nd @ 2:00-2:30

    Wednesday, November 22nd… No School- Weather Day

    Thursday and Friday, November 23rd-24th… No School for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We are grateful for our Abess Park Community and thankful for the opportunity to be a piece of your child’s life.  Happy Thanksgiving!

    Save the Date… 11/29- Early Dismissal begins at 1:35

    Important Information… Check out the new Arts Integration Webpage at Cathedral Arts Project…

    Arts Integration - Cathedral Arts Project (capkids.org)MySchoolBucks platform and related services have increased.  The fee is intended to offset the increased costs to provide this service. A Fall 2023 Program Fee of $2.50 on their next transaction made on MySchoolBucks.  This fee will only be charged with the first payment made during November and December 2023; Varsity online tutoring information provided to DCPS students at no charge.


    Monday, November 13th… National Kindness Week… share your kindness with others every day!

    Tuesday, November 14th… Data & Dinner Family Night @ 6:00-7:00

    Wednesday, November 15th… 2nd Grade Field Trip; Girl Scouts Recruitment Event 6:00-7:00

    Friday, November 17th… Show your school spirit in school colors or shirt; Qtr. 2 Progress Reports posted in FOCUS

    Save the Date… 11/22-11/24 No School for the Thanksgiving Holiday

    Important Information… Thank you for attending our Veteran’s Day Flag Raising Ceremony… it was an honor to share our appreciation with you!

    11/6/2023- 11/10/2023

    Monday, November 6th… 3rd Grade Field Trip

    Wednesday, November 8th… Kindergarten Field Trip

    Thursday, November 9th… Wear Red, White, and Blue for our Veteran’s Day Flag Raising Ceremony @ 9:30… we welcome all families to join us near the flagpole for this event.  We would be honored to have all those who serve our Military join us so we may recognize your dedication and sacrifice, CSS PK Field Trip

    Friday, November 10th… No School in Honor of Veteran’s Day.

    Save the Date… 11/14 @ 6:00 Data & Dinner Event

    Important Information… Varsity Tutoring through Blended Learning Platform; School Choice Chat Events

    10/30/2023- 11/3/2023

    Monday, October 30th… In honor of Navy Day on 10/27 wear the color navy and/or a military hat from any of the military branches to show your appreciation; Quarter 1 Award Ceremonies: Kindergarten @ 1:45, 1st grade @ 2:30

    Tuesday, October 31st… Quarter 1 Award Ceremonies: 3rd grade @ 9:15, 4th grade @ 9:45, 5th grade @ 10:15, 2nd grade @ 2:00
    Wednesday, November 1st… Gifted Field Trip

    Thursday, November 2nd… 1st-5th Grade Field Trips

    Friday, November 3rd… Show your school spirit in school colors or shirt; our annual Pumpkin Plummet: 10:30 CSS PK & VPK, 11:00 Kindergarten, 11:30 5th Grade, 12:30 3rd Grade, 1:00 2nd Grade, 1:30 4th Grade, 2:00 1st Grade,

    We welcome our families to join us.  Not able to attend?  Send in a gourd and your child will report the results of its plummet to you in the evening!  PTA Movie Night @ 6:30
    Save the Date… Don’t forget to ‘fall back’ an hour on 11/5
    Important Information… We will begin posting our weekly updates in BLOOMZ next week.  Please be sure you have joined BLOOMZ to continue receiving information for our school.


    Monday, October 23rd… It’s Red Ribbon Week!  Wear red today as ‘We are RED HOT & pledge to say no to drugs’, Qtr. 1 Report Cards

    Tuesday, October 24th… ‘Turn your back on drugs’ and wear your shirt backwards; 4th Grade Field Trip; PTA Spirit Night @ Five Guys 5:00-9:00

    Wednesday, October 25th… ‘Team up against drugs’ and wear your favorite jersey, Early Dismissal begins @ 1:35

    Thursday, October 26th… Wear crazy hair and socks because ‘I am drug free from head to toe’; SAC Meeting @ 4:00; Girl Scouts Sign-Up 6:00-7:00

    Friday, October 27th… ‘Read and be drug free’- dress as your favorite book character and enjoy our Book Character Parade @ 9:30- families are invited to join us!  PTA Monster Mash for students with a family membership for 23/24- see attached to join as a family for just $6.00 if you have not already!

    Save the Date… 11/3 Annual Pumpkin Plummet

    Important Information… See attached/website to utilize Hazel Health

    10/16/2023- 10/20/2023

    Monday, October 16th… No School for Qtr. 1 Planning Day; Qtr. 1 Report Cards posted and sent home on 10/23

    Wednesday, October 18th… Wear orange for Unity Day and support the Special Olympics; PTA Hosted Spirited Day @ Papa John’s; Boy Scout Round-Up 6:30-8:00 Café’

    Thursday, October 19thFarm-to-school themed Lucky Lunch Day for our elementary students

    Friday, October 20th… Show your school spirit in school colors or shirt

    Save the Date… 10/25 Early Dismissal Day

    Important Information… See attached/website/Facebook Page for Parent & Family Engagement Plan and community offerings


    Monday, October 9th… National School Lunch Week- created by President John F. Kennedy

    Wednesday, October 11th… National School Lunch Day with fun educational cookies served with every meal! End of Qtr. 1- report cards 10/23

    Thursday, October 12th… Lucky Lunch Day- choose school lunch today, and you are automatically entered to win a prize! Begin Qtr. 2

    Friday, October 13th… Show your school spirit in school colors or shirt

    Save the Date… No School Monday 10/16, for Qtr. 1 Planning Day

    10/2 -10/6
    Monday, October 2nd… School Custodian Appreciation Day-
    We are grateful for all they do to keep our school clean and inviting!

    Tuesday, October 3rd… Abess Park Super Tuesday- Student Council Election Day; VPK Field Trip

    Friday, October 6th… Show your school spirit in school colors or shirt

    Save the Date… 10/16 No School for Qtr. 1 Planning Day
    9/25- 9/29

    Monday, September 25th… Wear red, white, and blue to celebrate Freedom Week

    Wednesday, September 27th… Early Dismissal begins @ 1:35; PTA Hosted Spirit Night @ Bruster’s 5:30-7:30- some friendly faces will be scooping up your ice cream!

    Thursday, September 28th… SAC Meeting @ 4:00 Media Center

    Friday, September 29th… Show your school spirit in school colors or shirt


    Monday, September 18th… Last day to support our PTA and school through the Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 19th… CSS PK & Make-up Fall Student Pictures with CLIX! Studios

    Thursday, September 21st… Student Flu Shot Clinic for those with returned, signed permission slip

    Friday, September 22nd… Show your school spirit in school colors or shirt

    Save the Date… 9/27 Early Dismissal begins @ 1:35

    Important Information… See our website if you were unable to join us for Title 1 Annual Meeting Right to Know Information

    And join our CAP Chorus or Visual Arts After-School Programs!


    Monday, September 11th-  Wear red, white, and blue for our Patriot’s Day Flag Raising Ceremony @ 9:30, all are invited to attend, PTA Hosted Spirit Night @ Five Guys 5:00-9:00

    Tuesday, September 12-  VPK- 5th Grade Fall Student Portraits with CLIX! Studios

    Thursday, September 14th- Qtr. 1 Progress Reports Posted and sent home with students; PTA Meeting @ 5:00, Title 1 Annual Meeting @ 5:30, Open House: Session 1 6:00-6:40, Session 2 6:45-7:30

    Friday, September 15th… Show your school spirit by wearing school colors or shirts.

    Save the Date… 9/19 CSS PK & Make-Up Fall Student Portraits with CLIX! Studios
    Important Information… Charleston Wrap fundraiser is in full swing. Any student who sells 7 items or more goes to the Kona ice party!


    Monday, August 28th… Early car-rider dismissal will now begin at 3:00

    Tuesday, August 29th… Last day to support our school through the Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program

    Wednesday, August 30th… Early Dismissal Day- dismissal begins at 1:35; early car-rider dismissal begins at 1:15

    Friday, September 1st… Show your school spirit by wearing school colors or shirt; final day to return student in-school flu shot clinic signed permission form.

    Save the Date… No School in honor of Labor Day on Monday, Sep. 4th

    Important Information… 9/12 VPK-5th Student Pictures, 9/19 CSS PK & Make-up Student Pictures; 9/14 PTA Meeting @ 5:00, Annual Title 1 Meeting @ 5:30, Open House @ 6:00