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									School Board                         School District of Hillsborough County
                                                                                                                   Superintendent of Schools
Jennifer Faliero, Chair                                                                                            MaryEllen Elia
Carol Kurdell, Vice Chair                             Armwood High School
Doretha W. Edgecomb                                                                                                Marc Hutek, Principal
April Griffin
Candy Olson
Susan L. Valdes

August 29, 2012

Dear Parents & Guardians;

Another summer vacation has come and gone and your children are back to school, as a parent, I know that
enormous feeling of relief. It may mean that we are all getting up a little earlier in the morning but in many
ways it is great to be back to the routine of our schedules.

Education is a process that does not stop once you leave Armwood or graduate from college. Two years ago I
achieved National Boards certification and will continue to strive to put forth best practices. A few years ago I
received my Masters in Careers and Technology Education from the University of South Florida. (Go Bulls!)
As the careers of today and tomorrow continue to evolve, it is important that each of us maintain a commitment
to a lifetime of learning. This is my thirteenth year teaching at Armwood. Prior to teaching, I worked as a
purchasing agent for a major computer distributor and eventually contracted my purchasing skills and technical
support into my own business. I supplied computer software, hardware and peripherals to stores in
Switzerland and Australia. It is my privilege to work with your children on a daily basis and I hope to continue
teaching for many years. Please feel free to contact me at any time. My email address is and the telephone number for the school is (813) 744-8040, it is best to
leave a message with the receptionist rather than leaving a message on my voice mail. Please be sure to visit
Armwood’s web site at and using the contacts page look for my name and click
the link that takes you to the class web site. Assignments and daily activities will be posted here as well as an
email link.

The business department of Armwood High School prides itself on delivering real, relevant skills and
experiences to our students. We have always taught reading--probably on the most difficult of levels, technical
reading for application. Spreadsheets and other application software provide students with a deeper
understanding of math concepts and logical procedures. I truly believe that the courses we offer provide a
tremendous benefit to all of our students. In the business department we offer Computers for College and
Careers, a basic class that delves into all four components of Microsoft Office Plus 2007, including Word,
Excel, Access and PowerPoint. We offer Multimedia Foundations 1 & 2, Web Design 1 through 4, and Digital
Design 1 through 3. The business department offers Gold Seal Scholarship opportunities and dual
enrollment opportunities with HCC and Erwin Technical. Encourage your child to join FBLA, Future
Business Leader’s of America, for additional leadership skills and networking events.

In closing, I am very pleased to start the new school year off with my new students. Please feel free to contact
me any time.


Elizabeth Bolstridge
                                                     Building Success One Student At A Time

                            Armwood High School  12000 US 92  Seffner, Florida 33584  Web Site:
                                Phone: 813-744-8040  Fax: 813-744-8048  School District Main Office: 813-272-4000

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