The Giving Tree is held each December. Each grade collects donations for a charity. A member representing the charity is then invited to the Giving Tree Ceremony and presented with the items collected. Kindergarten collected food items for Backpack Buddies; First Grade collected toys and gifts for Hibiscus House; Second Grade collected household items for Quantum House; Third grade collected items for pets to be given to the Humane Society and Caring Fields; Fourth Grade collected items for C.A.S.T.L.E and fifth grade collected items for Military personnel.
Ms Odom and Ms Aguila hosted a 12 Days of Christmas contest in the media center. Winners were selected randomly from a pool of students that have not had an overdue library book this school year. Our winners were Michael Schmitt, Olivia Offerdahl, Caralie Frizzle, Cassie Ackenbrack, Jordan Insinger, Dyllan Murphy-Nichols, Gabe Schuester, Brandon Worrell, Annabel Garcia, Caleb Gamboa, Mackenzie Bain, EJ Roberts, and Calvin Frizzle. The students selected three prizes from our prize closet. Way to go Hawks, keep reading!
Lakewood Park Elementary students and parents had the opportunity to explore the world of math in real-world situations by attending a family math night at Winn Dixie. Math Night was a huge success allowing those in attendance to work on their math skills, singing holiday songs, face painting, and having a great time visiting with members of the Falcon family as well as members of the community. We had exactly 100 students sign in for this event and many of our classrooms were represented. In our VPK—2nd grade event attendance contest, Mrs. Jones’ Kindergarten class had the most students in attendance. In the 3-5 competition, Mrs. Norling’s fourth grade class had the most students in attendance.
Parents and guests listened to some holiday music while shopping presented by Angela Moretti’s Lakewood Park Elementary chorus consisting of forty-five third, fourth and fifth graders. We would like to say thanks to students and Miss Moretti for a job well done. Go Falcons!
Lakewood Park Elementary would like to thank Mr. Gagnon from Winn Dixie who is one of our business partners, and all of his staff that worked so hard to make this evening an educational success.
The following were the teachers with the highest attendance in each of our other grade levels. VPK—Mrs. Helseth; 1st Grade—Ms. McDougal; 2nd Grade had a tie with Mrs. Albritton and Ms. Souza; 3rd grade—Mr. Werner; and 5th Grade had a tie with Mrs. Garcia and Mr. Jones. Congratulations to all. Students in attendance received a bag of goodies and a free homework pass.
Special thanks go to the math committee for all their hard work spearheaded by Teresa Cannon. Other committee and staff members include Principal Dianne Young, Assistant Principal Tammy Smith, Ms. Andrews, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Briand, Mrs. Butterworth, Mrs. Cirrillo, Mrs. Garcia, Miss Hazen, Mrs. Innocent, Miss Moretti and Mrs. Pulliam. Thanks everyone for coming. Go Falcons!
Northport K-8 School Choral and Band Departments under the direction of Brian Hoce and Thomas Conner offered a variety of musical performances to showcase the hard work and the talents of music students from grades three through eight. The students practiced and honed their musical prowess to offer programs at the school and in the community. The students kicked off their productions at Bass Pro Shop with a beautiful late afternoon concert in the front of the store. Students performed beautifully at the Port St. Lucie Festival of Lights at the Civic Center and offered a dinner theater with the theme, “Jingle Bell Jukebox.” The school community and parents were thrilled with the performance and the holiday and Christmas featured music selections. Students performed for the Nettles Island community with Northport Principal, Glenn Rustay participating by offering a splendid reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas!” The final program was held at Port St. Lucie High School in their wonderful auditorium to showcase student talents in “Winter Memories!” The overarching theme of holiday selections offered an indepth view of what hard work, initiative and talent can achieve. Great job Northport Music Department and parents who urged their children to practice, practice, practice! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Northport K-8 School!
On Thursday, December 11, 2014, the Morningside Elementary Chorus under the direction of Donna Calvert presented a upbeat singing and speaking presentation for parents and guests to celebrate traditions around the world. The students dressed in traditional costumes from their country or state and told about the traditions that are part of that country’s holiday time. Student’s also played bells, tambourines and other percussion instruments throughout the program.