Farm to School in All St. Lucie Public School Cafeterias

Farm to School in All St. Lucie Public School Cafeterias

Child Nutrition Services launches a Farm to School Program in all school cafeterias.  Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables such as romaine lettuce, oranges, peppers, strawberries and cucumbers will be served to all students starting on Wednesday January 14th. This is just the beginning of many locally grown produce items that will be offered to our students.

Students will also learn the nutritional value of the wholesome items that are being offered.  This locally grown produce is delivered within 24 hours of harvest to the schools, straight from the farm to the plate!  It has been the Child Nutrition Service Program’s goal to have partnerships with our community farms.  When students learn where what they eat comes from, it will open their awareness of how important eating fresh fruits and vegetables is to the body so that they can continue to grow and learn successfully.

The Child Nutrition Program is extremely excited to see that students will receive locally grown fresh fruit and vegetable products at the highest nutritional value throughout the harvest months of November through May each year.

Palm Pointe Students Attend Saturday with a Scientist

Palm Pointe Students Attend Saturday with a Scientist

These four fifth grade students from Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition were selected to  attend “Saturday with a Scientist” on Saturday, 10, 2015 at V.G.T.I. (Vaccine Gene Therapy Institute). Students were able to do several hands on science experiments. The students all learned valuable lessons and enjoyed the experiments that they did. Pictured from left is one of the V.G.T.I. Scientists, Bernol Roache, Matthew Tucker, Kate Barcelona, Aryan Vashishta and another V.G.T.I. Scientist.

Mariposa Elementary Compares and Contrasts in Kindergarten

Mariposa Elementary Compares and Contrasts in Kindergarten

The Kindergarten Team at Mariposa Elementary showed their amazing collaborative planning abilities as they put together an extremely engaging end-of-unit Gingerbread Day. After a week-long unit that involved comparing and contrasting different versions of the Gingerbread Man stories, the students illustrated their own gingerbread characters. The week ended with the students decorating gingerbread cookies and building Gingerbread houses of their own. The fun projects helped bring the stories to life. Mariposa’s Kindergarten Team pictured from left to right are Camelia Lebron, Sue Caldwell, Kari McIntyre, Laura Wollff, Greta Hyatt, and Linda Auciello.