The Crew Gathers for St. Lucie Soars Take-Off Ceremony

The Crew Gathers for St. Lucie Soars Take-Off Ceremony

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Business and civic leaders will join St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) officials on Wednesday, October 5th at the Treasure Coast International Airport to celebrate the official take-off of the District’s early literacy initiative – St. Lucie Soars. The kindergarten through grade three focused effort is in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties.  Its purpose is to recruit volunteers and mentors in an effort to help close the gap on third grade literacy.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Giving a child the gift of reading opens the door to the world.”  He encourages community members to consider becoming a volunteer for St. Lucie Soars by donating one hour each week to read with a child.  This will be the message from Gent and other dignitaries including Port St. Lucie Mayor Greg Oravec, Fort Pierce City Manager Nick Mimms, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Chief Executive Officer Dr. Judi Miller at the take-off ceremony which will be held amid airplanes in an aircraft hanger at the International Airport.

Jim Bede of BEDE AERO Southeast, a premier aviation design and manufacturer, is donating his corporation’s space for this event which is slated to begin at 10 AM on October 5th.

Information and registration are available through the St. Lucie Public Schools homepage at www.stlucieschools.org.  Interested volunteers will find registration information, a mentor guide, a training video, and more through this online portal. Consider becoming a volunteer today.  Through your weekly, one-hour commitment, the difference you make will help a child soar!

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org

 

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Coupons for Classrooms

Coupons for Classrooms

Buy your Coupons for Classrooms book today and help raise money for your child’s school as well as for teacher grants and high school senior scholarships.  Each book costs $25.00 and just using it twice will save you the dollars you paid for the book.
For ordering information, contact the St. Lucie Education Foundation at 429-5505 or click on this link:  https://www.educationfoundationstlucie.org/
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Dads Take Pledge

Dads Take Pledge

Gaines Academy had a wonderful turnout for their Dads Take Your Child to School Day. After a welcome from administration, the SGA Chorus sang and Student Council President Lopez Bourjolly spoke about the importance of making memories with your child. As the students and their caring adult ate a light breakfast, they enjoyed a reading activity and signed the Pledge for Fathers and Men.

Pictured: 6th grader Jolen Brewer and his caring adult