School Mission

"Carlton Palmore Elementary is committed to meeting the individual needs of each child, developing responsible citizens, and challenging students to learn, think and perform at their highest level."

School Vision

“A Learner Today, a Leader Tomorrow”

Welcome to our Website!

Here at Carlton Palmore Elementary we are striving to connect students, parents and teachers. Within our site, you will be able to contact teachers and administration, look for upcoming events and see what’s going on around the campus.

All Pro Dad

Please join us for breakfast with a
message at All Pro in the cafeteria
this Friday, March 4th, 2020 at 7:00am!

Family Disco Dance

This school event has been canceled.

Carlton Palmore’s Family Disco Dance

When: Friday, March 13

Time: 5:00 pm—7:00 pm

Where: CPE Cafeteria

Cost: $5.00 per person

If you wish to attend, all tickets need to be purchased by Monday, March 9th.
Complete the pink form sent home and return to your child’s teacher.

All proceeds will go towards staff and student incentives.


This school event has been canceled.

Application Period for PCPS’ Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

PCPS’ Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

The application period for PCPS’ Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program starts on Monday, March 2.

VPK prepares children to be ready for school. The structured learning provided in VPK fosters children’s ability to be attentive and to follow directions — skills that will be needed for later success in school and life.

To be eligible, your child must be a Florida resident and 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020. A child’s birth certificate and proof of residency are required.

You must also obtain and print out your child’s VPK Certificate of Eligibility by contacting Florida Early Learning at 866-357-3239 or

VPK applications cannot be submitted electronically at this time. Applications must be submitted in person at the Polk County Public Schools Woodlake Center, 3425 New Jersey Road in Lakeland.

Beginning Monday, applications can be obtained at the Woodlake Center or by e-mailing

The office is typically open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but it will open early on Monday at 7:30 a.m.

Enrollment is limited at PCPS VPK sites throughout the county. Please see for complete details or call 863-648-3051 for assistance.

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2020 Polk County Public Schools Teacher & School-Related Employee of the Year

Congratulations Mrs. Mary Isaac – Teacher of the Year and

Mrs. Darlene Czerwinski – School Related Employee of the Year.

Mrs. Isaac
Mrs. Czerwinski

Multicultural Night

Multi-Cultural Night at CPE

Join us February 20th from 5:30 to 7:00pm for a family friendly event in which the whole family can explore and learn about different cultures by visiting different “countries” and “continents” stationed throughout the school.