Did you know that hundreds of children in St. Johns County qualify as homeless? Let’s come together to make sure they have what they need to start their school year off right! Davidson Realty agent Mirtha Barzaga is hosting a Back to School Supply Drive on August 5th and 6th to collect items like backpacks, pencils, lunch boxes, highlighters, calculators, colored pencils and more!

The Supply Drive is to support children in need from Kindergarten through eighth grade at our local schools. Each grade has a specific list of needs, which you can view by visiting http://www.davidsonrealtyinc.com/resources/events or Davidson Realty’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/davidsonrealty. Any items you can provide would be so appreciated!

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Northern St. Johns County has become one of the area’s most desired locations for homebuyers. It’s no wonder! Residents enjoy quick access to Jacksonville and an A-rated school district—all set against a pastoral backdrop of live oaks and palm trees (not to mention great golf).

In recent years, the area has experienced significant residential and commercial growth. The U.S. Census Bureau places St. Johns County as the 11th fastest-growing county in the U.S. (based on 2013/2014 estimates).

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(L-R) Davidson Realty Agents Colleen Roark and Mirtha Barzaga with Amy Witherspoon, Owner of Citrus Carpet & Tile Cleaning, at Pacetti Bay Middle School’s luncheon

Mirtha Barzaga, a top producing Realtor with Davidson Realty, Inc., recently unveiled a charity program to provide ongoing support to Wards Creek Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School and Nease High School.

As part of the program, the Barzaga real estate team and associated vendors will contribute a portion of business generated or referred by the schools’ teachers and faculty back to the schools. Vendors include Bank of England, Donna Mancini Staging & Redesign, Inc., Kimmie’s Cleaners & Angel Painting, Citrus Carpet & Tile Cleaning, AB Mobile Tint, Salameh Group and Old Republic Home Protection.

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Davidson Cares recently completed a record fundraising year by awarding its 2015 education grants to five St. Johns County public schools, including Mill Creek Elementary School, Wards Creek Elementary School, Palencia Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School and Nease High School.

During the 2014-2015 school year, Davidson Cares raised $21,000 through sponsorships and fundraising efforts.

Said Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson, “We want to thank everyone who helped us achieve our most successful year yet. Our sponsors, donors, agents and the community really came together to make a huge difference for the kids this year.”

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We are pleased to announce that Davidson Realty’s corporate giving program, Davidson Cares, successfully raised more than $2,000 from its Leprechaun Chase 10k/5k and Kid’s Fun Run on Saturday, March 7, held at World Golf Village’s town center!

The race included 220 runners and walkers whose entries helped Davidson Cares raise funds for local schools, including Mill Creek Elementary School, Wards Creek Elementary School, Palencia Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School and Nease High School. More than 40 children participated in the one-mile Kid’s Fun Run around World Golf Village’s Walk of Champions.

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Pacetti Bay’s recent Harlem Wizards event was a huge hit with World Golf Village residents and schools alike! The Harlem Wizards faced off against the “Wildcats” on Friday, May 23rd at Pacetti Bay. The fun event was hosted by Pacetti Bay’s PTSO and title sponsored by Davidson Realty and Davidson Cares. Over 500 tickets to the event were sold and approximately $5,000 was raised for new technology at Pacetti Bay!

The night was full of fun on and off the court! VIP pass holders were able to meet the Harlem Wizards’ players before the game and sit courtside for a front row view of all the action. Each grade made a basket to raffle for the event, including a sports themed basket, a family fun basket, a beach basket and others. Fantastic raffle prizes included Disney, Universal, Seaworld and more. And, there were delicious food items for sale all benefiting Pacetti Bay, like SOS Diner food truck and Little Caesar’s Pizza.

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school busIt’s back to school season and our World Golf Village and north St. Johns County area families will find some changes as they head back to school on August 20th including the addition of the new Palencia Elementary School and a new Principal at Mill Creek Elementary School.  The opening of Palencia Elementary School this month brings with it rezoning that impacts some families previously zoned for Mill Creek Elementary.  The St. Johns County School District website provides an easy to use address look-up to find out which schools your elementary, middle and high school student is zoned for.  It’s accessible at http://www.gis.bocc.co.st-johns.fl.us/schoolaz2/.

Following is round-up of key facts about our area schools.  More information, including bus routes can be found on the school websites.

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