Stacey Mulder’s sixth grade students at Allapattah Flats are sending out New Year’s letters to friends and family members across the states and many different countries. Students used the correct form to write a friendly letter. Students included words of cheer, encouragement and even expressed holiday wishes. Letters were mailed in hopes of sharing the holiday spirit. Pictured are students Christian Hicks, Kyle Cornett,Tavaress Smith, Valaree Harper, Kista Leonardo, Jason Schales, Shelby Abdella, Lauren Martocchio, Rolphe St. Hilaire, Chandler McCaskill, Alexandra Belline, Jillian McDonald, asia Higgs, Taylor Brennan, Antonio Veloz, Gregory Smith, and Erik Sheley.
Nine Floresta Elementary School students recently participated in the Rotary Club Children’s Christmas Party. This is the Port St Lucie Rotary Club’s most important annual charitable event. Contributors to this worthwhile event include Big Apple Pizza, Wal-Mart, PSL Police Department, PSL Athletic League, PSL Parks and Recreation Department, and the Blue Angels. Students enjoyed a delicious lunch of baked ziti, salad, and breadsticks, provided by Olive Garden. Desserts and beverages were provided by Publix. After the meal, each student received a lovely gift provided by public donations, as well as from the above supporters. Each toy was individually wrapped by student members of the Treasure Coast High School Interact Club. Children look forward to this worthwhile event each year, and this year was no different. For the last 21 years, the Rotary Club has played an important and supportive role in providing for children in need in our area. Toys that were left over from this event were donated to CASTLE, another organization which advocates for children. While the needs are most obvious at this time of year, many families struggle throughout the year. Anyone wishing to learn more about the Rotary Club or how you can help can contact Gary Robinson, Past President, or Dr. Jeanne Evans, Past President and Coordinator of the Children’s Christmas Party at P.O. Box 7474, Port St Lucie, FL 34985.
The Allapattah Flats school family congratulates the top two students in the elementary school spelling bee. The competition was fierce as the students were phenomenal spellers and they were each very determined to do their best. Diego Teran and Bryant Melton were the top two in elementary with Bryant Melton as the first place winner. Congratulations to all students who participated, you did a fantastic job! Good luck to Bryant who will go on to participate in the district spelling bee.
Allapattah Flats middle grades students are very excited as they celebrated their paperback library’s reopening this school year. It is now home to over 1,300 books with multiple copies of most titles. New additions also include comfortable furniture and rugs so that students can relish in this comfortable, inviting setting while we stay committed to fostering and instilling a love for reading as shown with this group of eighth grade students, Francisco Andrade, Niva Guerrier, Omari Cobb, Corey Lewis, Precious Joseph and Chris Cliff.
Allapattah fifth graders have been learning and identifying different natural disasters. Students were recently visited by fire-medic Josh O’Brien from Martin County Fire Rescue. Students learned about fire extinguishers, how to plan for an emergency at home, how to exit a smoke filled room safely, and the special equipment needed for a firefighter to stay safe during a fire. They were also given the opportunity to solve mock emergency situations. Fire-Medic O’Brien spoke to the students about the importance of fire safety and the dangers of not taking the issue seriously. Pictured from left are Felix Valentin Jr., Adam Iacisfoli, Fire-Medic Josh O’Brien, Cuis Flores, Felix Roberts, Jordan Jones, and Tyrec Thompson.