Top fund raisers for Bowl for Kids’ Sake recognized at meeting

Top fund raisers for Bowl for Kids’ Sake recognized at meeting

The three top school fundraising teams for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS) “Bowl for Kids Sake” event were recognized at the October 23, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting. The popular event is held every year, where teams raise funds to support BBBS mentoring programs. Pictured, from left with the trophies, are first place assistant principal Maria Noya from WestGate K8, second place assistant principal Linda Menekheim from Floresta Elementary, and Christy Nuccio from F. K. Sweet Elementary School.

Kindergarteners at Frances K Sweet practice classifying

Kindergarteners at Frances K Sweet practice classifying

Kindergartners in Kristin Griffin’s class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School practiced sorting and classifying leaves. After finding that the leaves could be sorted in a couple of different ways, the students were then asked to sort and classify in their favorite way, color, size, or shape. Jayna Baptiste, left, picked color and Cedric Garvin, Jr. picked shape.

F. K. Sweet students work with place value

F. K. Sweet students work with place value

Students in Dorian Newbern’s first grade class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary are learning about place value. From left, pictured are Katelyn Foster, Kanari’l Tolbert, and Ethan Belulovich working together to make numbers using ones and 10s blocks. Later on in the lesson, the students were able to compare their numbers by using the blocks as a reference.

Northport embraces a bully free culture

Northport embraces a bully free culture

Northport K-8 School community “walked the walk” and “talked the talk” recently at the school’s second annual Unity Day. Students made posters, banners, flags and signs and walked a route marked by the physical education instructors to offer support and to empower students against the harmful effects of bullying. Third grade teachers Melanie Polascak and Diana Lankow appeared on the morning announcements with important messages about bullying, teen girls painted their pinkie fingers blue in unity against girl bullies, classes watched clips about bullying and important lessons filtered the school classrooms about bullying. Several parents came to join their own children and their classmates in solidarity against bullying. The message at Northport K-8 School is clear and on point:  bullying will not be tolerated by administration, teachers, staff or by students at the school. Empowerment is the key word at Northport! Pictured, from left, are students Okyia Mclean, Daniela Recinos and teacher Susan Smith.