Third grade students from Bayshore Elementary School were recently recognized for completing the Efficacy for Students Program. Throughout the program students learned strategies to empower their learning, such as using data to create meaningful feedback and strategies for success. They also developed a greater sense of self-confidence by learning to choose their strong side to build character. Pictured (from left to right) are Katherine Clark, Reese Adams, RJ McWilliams, Mrs. Reid (Bayshore Principal), and Mariah Lewis.
Bayshore Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team competed on Saturday, February 25, and received 2nd place! The team created a humorous story about a family that brings home an “Odd-a-Bot.” Instead of being programmed to perform tasks, this Odd-a-Bot robot learned from watching others. The team designed an original robot character that demonstrated human characteristics when performing tasks. In the performance, the Odd-a-Bot character moved and learned human actions from watching characters perform activities such as household chores, singing, and dancing. The Odd-a-Bot learned more than it was expected to learn, and confused its actions with humorous results. The team was
Bayshore Elementary School students participated in many events during Celebrate Literacy Week. Students had the opportunity to learn about folktales and then watch them come to life with the actors from Riverside Theatre. Students also celebrated their favorite books by dressing up as their favorite characters and vocabulary words and then participating in a school-wide parade. Pictured are some students from Ms. Budhram’s VPK class sharing their favorite books.
Bayshore Elementary hosted its annual Literacy Night during Celebrate Literacy Week. Students and families had a great time learning about literacy while participating in literacy games and activities. Second grade student, Tyler Jennings, and his mom, Karen Jennings, worked together to set a literacy goal for Tyler while learning about additional resources at the event.
Bayshore Elementary School students and staff members participated in a toy drive for Toys for Tots sponsored by the United States Marine Corps. Second Grade Teacher Nancy Fallon coordinated the event and was excited to have Bayshore Elementary as a designated drop-off location. All donated toys will go to local families in need. Thank you for to our students and staff for your donations. Pictured, from left to right: Mrs. Silas (Bayshore Assistant Principal), Mrs. Reid (Bayshore Principal) and Mrs. Fallon.
Save the Chimps, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, asked for assistance during the holiday season creating safe decorations to be used for their Chimpmas Celebration. Bayshore students donated recycled boxes and created paper chains that will be part of the chimpanzees celebration. Pictured: Mrs. Reid, Bayshore Elementary School principal, donating the items to Save the Chimps representative.
Bayshore students and families recently collected relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Matthew. All supplies collected were donated to Missionary Flights International to provide relief and hope to Haiti in this time of crisis.
Mrs. Glidden’s second grade students participated in STEM activities. Students raised questions about the natural world and used nonstandard objects to build and create through free exploration. Students then explained their thought process and structure to the class. Pictured is second grade student Estrella Covell.
Bayshore Elementary School participated in Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Wednesday, September 28. Dads, stepdads, grandfathers, uncles, and many other male role models were welcomed into the school’s media center. All of these important role models made a commitment to remain actively involved in their children’s education. They also learned about ways to volunteer while enjoying a light breakfast. Bayshore thanks the more than 300 male role models who attended! Pictured are fifth grade student Evan Morales and his father Juan Morales.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day on September 8, 2016. In honor of this special day, Bayshore students participated in a book exchange. First grade students Sophia Schmitt, Jilieah Taylor and Kaelyn Scheumeister (pictured from left to right) were excited to choose new books!
Bayshore Elementary School is excited to celebrate our Sunshine State Readers! The Sunshine State Readers Awards Program is a statewide reading motivation program which encourages students to read independently for personal satisfaction. Students earned various prizes throughout the year, including an ice cream party and trophies for those who read all 15 books! Congratulations!
Bayshore hosted its 5th annual Community Resource Night! Families that attended had the opportunity to learn about community and school resources. Valuable information was shared from Children’s Services Council, Kids at Hope, St. Lucie County Health Department, Hibiscus Children’s Center and many more local organizations. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department also provided fingerprinting services and hosted the Bike Rodeo to teach students about safety rules when riding a bike. Pictured, from left to right, is Officer Estrada with third-grader Robert Rodriquez and second-grader Amaris Rodriguez, after completing the Bike Rodeo.
Pamela Garrity, Bayshore Elementary STEM teacher, recently entered the Kids at Hope Day Contest. She was recognized with the Time Traveler Award for teaching students how to mentally travel to the future. Her lessons taught students to realize how they can utilize their personal talents and the importance of the skills they are currently learning to reach their destinations in the future. Pictured, from left to right: Pamela Garrity and fifth grade students Taryn Erdosi, Jessica Holsten, and Angelica Moreno.
Bayshore Elementary School hosted a Superhero Literacy Night as part of Celebrate Literacy Week. Families started the night learning about their children’s upcoming curriculum. Afterwards, they participated in fun literacy stations that included superhero reading, bingo for books, word building, and creating soaring reading goals! Pictured, from left to right, are fifth grade student Vanessa Cruz, first grade student Jonathan Cruz, and Kilsy De Jesus.
On Friday, January 15, fourth grade students attended a presentation by the Port Saint Lucie Botanical Gardens and the Keep Port Saint Lucie Beautiful about Arbor Day and the Fourth Grade Foresters Program. Students learned about growing a Sabal Palm and received their own Sabal Palm to take and plant at home. The trees were generously donated by Keep Port Saint Lucie Beautiful and Waste Pro.
Third grade students at Bayshore Elementary were visited on Tuesday, Januray 19, by members of the Lions Club. Mr. James Coy and Mrs. Sandra Coy presented our third graders dictionaries as part of a campaign by the local Lions and Rotary Clubs. This year, both clubs have joined to provide all third grades in Saint Lucie County with dictionaries. Our students are very grateful for their generous gesture.
On Monday, January 18, Bayshore students, parents, and staff participated in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade. This year’s theme “Dream Forward: Choose Peace, Equality, and Change” inspired the float design that represented our school.
Bayshore Elementary School students, families and community members demonstrated an outpouring of support for Collin Cash, a fifth grade student at Bayshore who is battling Leukemia. On November 21, 2015, Bayshore Elementary School hosted a yard sale with all proceeds being donated to help with Collin’s medical bills. We truly thank everyone for the donations including certificates, baked goods, and yard sale items. The Cash family also would like to thank everyone who stopped by to offer their prayers and words of encouragement. To all who supported our efforts in easing the burden of Collin’s medical bills, we are forever
Bayshore Elementary School was presented with the American Flag by the family of Captain Matthew Shields. For many years, Mrs. Debbie Gonzalez’s first grade class has sent letters and cards to Captain Matthew Shields and other members of his unit. Captain Shields’ grandmother, Lauran Griffith (longtime Bayshore volunteer), presented a flag that was flown over Syria and Iraq in appreciation for the continuous support that the unit received. PSLHS Color Guard honored Captain Shields’ family during a ceremony at Bayshore Elementary School. Pictured (from left to right) is Kim Shields (mother of Captain Shields) PSLHS Color Guard, Lauran Griffith and James Griffith (veteran
As part of Bayshore Elementary School’s Bullying Prevention Campaign, students had the opportunity to hear from Joe the Biker! Joe the Biker shared his own experiences with students to teach the importance of standing up to bullying and how to get help within their school and community.