Food and Nutrition Services school staff recently attended the Florida School Nutrition Association Conference to receive training in all areas of its Child Nutrition Program. Two St. Lucie Schools employees were recognized for their efforts in improving the nutrition environment at their schools. Eileen Kielbasa, second from the right on the front row, kneeling, at Southport Middle and Carole Schutt at St Lucie West K-8, not pictured, received the School Nutrition Award for the middle and elementary school level, respectively.
The United Way of St. Lucie County presented awards for the 2012 campaign at the May 8, 2012, meeting of the St. Lucie County School Board for the campaign that netted over $55,700. The awards included: Highest Student Campaign, Elementary, Lakewood Park; K-8, Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition; and High School, Tresure Coast High School. In the largest Employee Giving site, for Elementary, Morningside Elementary; Middle School, Southport Middle School; for K8 School, Northport K8 School; and for High School, Treasure Coast High School. In the Largest Campaign Overall, for Elementary, Lakewood Park Elementary; Middle School, Southport Middle School; K8 School, WestGate K8 School; and High School, Treasure Coast High School. Pictured, front row from left, Lakewood Park Elementary School principal Jennifer Avellino, Southport Middle School principal Lydia Martin, WestGate K8 School teacher and campaign coordinator Deborah Schremmer, and School Board Chairman Carol Hilson. Back row, from left, United Way executive director Karen Knapp, Lakewood Park Elementary teacher and campaign coordinator Harry Stuart, Lakewood Park Elementary assistant principal LaVonne Walker, Treasure Coast High School principal Denise Rodriguez, WestGate K8 principal Robert Cranmer, and Superintendent Michael Lannon.
F.K. Sweet Elementary third grade students recently visited the IRSC Planetarium. Teacher Marla Liberatore had earned a field trip grant that provided enough funding for students in all seven third grade classes could attend. Waiting to enter the planetarium, from left, are students Angelica Villalobos, Jessie Rezac, Timothy Chaill, Jacon Bartkowiak, and Darnisha Forestal.
Northport K-8 teachers are celebrated by administration, staff and students for the month of May during Teachers Appreciation Week! Teachers will be treated to a special luncheon provided by the PTO and a special board was made by parent volunteer Jackie Weir to honor teachers. Students wrote notes to teachers to be put into a mosaic of appreciation for all to see and enjoy. Some of the notes read, “Mrs. Polascak, you are so nice, funny and pretty!” “Mr. Fallon, you are helpful to every student!” “Mrs. Caren Boyd, you are an amazing and caring teacher!” “Mrs. Lankow is always keeping track of everything we do!” and “Mrs. Thelusma, you are wonderful, inspiring and competitive!” The special board is filled with student commentary on how much the teachers are cared for and respected! Pictured are Northport seventh grade
students promoting the Teacher Appreciation board.
Kindergartners at F.K. Sweet Elementary wrapped up their unit on fairy tales by having a Fairy Tale Feast. Students loved tasting delicious treats as they engaged in lessons on several of their favorite stories. Classes enjoyed snacks such as pigs in a blanket for the Three Little Pigs, Snow White’s applesauce, and gingerbread cookies for the Gingerbread Man. You can see by the smiles how students in Melanie Francisco’s class had a blast dressing up as their favorite fairy tale characters.