Allapattah Flats Honors Aces and Veterans for Kids at Hope Day

Allapattah Flats Honors Aces and Veterans for Kids at Hope Day

The Allapattah Flats family celebrated National Kids at Hope Day in conjunction with Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 12th. To honor all of our service personnel for our city, county, state, and country, Allapattah Flats proudly conducted a Tunnel of Honor.

The entire school of over 1000 students and staff lined the school walkway, waving American flags and cheering for veterans, first responders, police, deputies, firefighters and Coast Guardsmen as they walked through the tunnel. These guests of honor were treated to a musical performance by the middle school band & chorus as well as our elementary chorus. Songs included military anthems and the Star Spangled Banner. Prior to the ceremony, each class created red, white & blue paper chains, naming a goal for the future in one of the destination points on a link. These paper chains were presented to the guests of honor. To conclude the ceremony, all invited guests came up with a link of their own and connected our paper chain together to form one long chain, showing the power of connecting and celebrating the role these Aces play in student’s lives, as well as the role the guests of honor play in the Community & Service Destination.

In addition, students created Aces Pinwheels using construction paper and pencils. On each pinwheel, students were asked to name an Ace of Hearts, Ace of Clubs, Ace of Spades, and Ace of Diamonds on each blade of their pinwheel. Prior to the Tunnel of Hope, these pinwheels were placed in the grassy field, to spell out the letters “KAH,” for Kids at Hope, which could be seen from the third story in the school!

Desire Konicek and Kaitlyn Bright assist a St. Lucie County Firefighter in stapling paper chains together, with a little help from School Counselor Sheri Reichard.

Desire Konicek and Kaitlyn Bright assist a St. Lucie County Firefighter in stapling paper chains together, with a little help from School Counselor Sheri Reichard.

Forest Grove Students Appreciate Aces for Kids at Hope Day

Forest Grove Students Appreciate Aces for Kids at Hope Day

We at Forest Grove Middle School have implemented a stupendous initiative to foster a strong bond between the students and their Ace. Each month the students will vote on the Ace that inspires them to succeed academically and flourish positively socially. The students have been informed that the Ace with the most votes will attend a very special lunch with the administrative team at Forest Grove. The students have been participating in droves. This incentive reminds teachers that they are valued by their students and it gives the students a sense of responsibility in choosing and honoring the staff and teachers at their school. Altogether, this increases the positive bond between students and staff/ teachers.

Students Taylor Lewis and Mixi Mitra nominate the Treasure Hunters who see the gold in them, with assistance from School-Based New Horizons Counselor Kimberly Lively.

Students Taylor Lewis and Mixi Mitra nominate the Treasure Hunters who see the gold in them, with assistance from School-Based New Horizons Counselor Kimberly Lively.

Aces Shine for Kids at Hope Day at Bayshore Elementary

Aces Shine for Kids at Hope Day at Bayshore Elementary

Bayshore Elementary had a night where the Aces shined. Parents and students were invited to school to play games against the teacher, and possibly win prizes if they were able to beat the teacher. Teachers and parents were recognized for being Aces to students, and every student was able to win a prize in the end. Parents also received information about PBIS, and Kids at Hope all while having fun at the same time.