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Tatum Ridge Elementary Parent Teacher Organization

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Tatum Ridge Elementary PTO

4100 Tatum Road

Sarasota, FL  34240






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about these exciting events:


Aug 14          Meet the Teacher

Aug 18          First Day of School 2014-15


Back to the School!

Summertime is go time at Tatum Ridge Elementary as we are busy gearing up for 2014-2015!  Academically, our faculty has been working hard in their collective preparations for full-scale implementation (K- 5) of the Florida Standards and new State Assessments. The Standards are designed to encourage deeper thinking through the readings, tasks, and discussions students engage in.  In math, we will place a considerable amount of emphasis on meaningful problem solving and the level of thinking, reasoning, and explaining that goes with it. In English/Language Arts, students will continue to engage in the reading and comprehension of a variety of literary and informational texts and drawing from this information to write across all content areas.

Operationally, with the strong support of our school community, we were able to improve on two key areas for our school… With a complete overhaul of our sound system in the cafeteria, we will now be able to host school plays, presentations, and school wide events in a crisp and clear manner. Additionally, our TNN studio, which hosts our morning news, experienced a complete upgrade… With significant improvements to the studio, we will now be able to run our morning news show more effectively and include more students in the development and production of stories that may be aired on TNN.

Our school has a strong tradition of parental and community support. We encourage you to be active partners in the school, ensuring the success of our children. Please consider working with the PTO or the Tatum Dads, volunteering in the classroom, chaperoning field trips, helping out at the Tatum Pride celebrations, supporting fundraising efforts such as our annual Jog-a-thon, and attending School Advisory Council meetings.  We welcome your willingness to join us in the many activities and events we have planned throughout the school year.

It is with tremendous pride that the Tatum Ridge faculty and staff serve this school community.  We vow to work hard every day to ensure that our school’s greatness is fully realized through the many wonderful accomplishments of our children.  We hope you enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation.  We look forward to seeing our Tatum families very soon.



Eric Jackson


Tatum Ridge