Heroic Summer

Heroic Summer

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent E. Wayne Gent posed the question to students in Mrs. Myers’ 3rd grade Bayshore Elementary School classroom, “What did you do this summer?” What he heard from eight-year-old Christine Regina was a heroic recount of this young student’s quick thinking that helped save a young boy from drowning.

 

With calm and quiet self-assurance, Regina explained to the Superintendent and her classmates what occurred on a summer day in June while visiting her grandparents in Margate, Florida.  During an under-water exploration of the city’s swimming pool, Regina noticed a boy at the bottom of the pool. “He wasn’t moving, and he looked like he needed someone to help him,” she said.  Looking for support, Regina swam to the nearest person, a teenage girl, who was able to pull the boy from the bottom of the pool and take him to the pool’s side where lifeguards then resuscitated him.  “It made me feel good to know I helped someone,” said Regina.

 

That does not come as a surprise to Principal Lori Reid who said, “That’s Christine Regina. She is such a great student — always interested in determining how she can provide service to others. I would describe her as an incredibly kind-hearted young lady.” Regina’s classmate echoed that sentiment, as she told the Superintendent that the next book the class reads should be a book entitled, Christine Saves the World.

 

Regina and her companion good Samaritan were heroes that day in June.  They were both recognized by the city of Margate for their quick action that led to saving the life of a six-year-old boy.

A Recount of “What I Did This Summer” Turns Heroic in One Bayshore Elementary Classroom

A Recount of “What I Did This Summer” Turns Heroic in One Bayshore Elementary Classroom

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent E. Wayne Gent posed the question to students in Mrs. Myers’ 3rd grade Bayshore Elementary School classroom, “What did you do this summer?” What he heard from eight-year-old Christine Regina was a heroic recount of this young student’s quick thinking that helped save a young boy from drowning.

With calm and quiet self-assurance, Regina explained to the Superintendent and her classmates what occurred on a summer day in June while visiting her grandparents in Margate, Florida.  During an under-water exploration of the city’s swimming pool, Regina noticed a boy at the bottom of the pool. “He wasn’t moving, and he looked like he needed someone to help him,” she said.  Looking for support, Regina swam to the nearest person, a teenage girl, who was able to pull the boy from the bottom of the pool and take him to the pool’s side where lifeguards then resuscitated him.  “It made me feel good to know I helped someone,” said Regina.

That does not come as a surprise to Principal Lori Reid who said, “That’s Christine Regina. She is such a great student — always interested in determining how she can provide service to others. I would describe her as an incredibly kind-hearted young lady.” Regina’s classmate echoed that sentiment, as she told the Superintendent that the next book the class reads should be a book entitled, Christine Saves the World.

Regina and her companion good Samaritan were heroes that day in June.  They were both recognized by the city of Margate for their quick action that led to saving the life of a six-year-old boy.

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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Christine Regina, a third grader at Bayshore Elementary, proves that you are never too young to be a hero as she tells Superintendent E. Wayne Gent about her quick thinking and positive action that helped save a young life this summer.

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Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters

 

September is Attendance Awareness Month.

Improving attendance and reducing chronic absence is not rocket science, but it does take commitment, collaboration and tailored approaches to the particular strengths and challenges of each school or community. Across the nation, schools, communities and advocates have successfully taken steps to ensure children are attending school more regularly.

Help to ensure our children are in school each day.

 

 

Butterfly Garden at SLE

Butterfly Garden at SLE

St. Lucie County Retired Educators visited St. Lucie Elementary.  The Retired Educators of St. Lucie County donated all items needed to start a butterfly garden on campus to the classes of Ms. Kurtti and Ms. Lewis.

Principal Woulard along with the entire staff and student body of St. Lucie Elementary are thankful for the beautiful addition to their campus.

 

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Don’t Miss This!

Don’t Miss This!

Florida’s educational leaders are providing opportunities for fathers to engage more fully in their children’s education and to strengthen the connections between fathers and schools through the celebration of Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Your child’s school will share specific information with you.  In the meantime, mark your calendar and plan to join in this statewide movement on September 28, 2016.