Chester A. Moore Elementary would like to thank Ms. Zulay Garcia and community partners Fort Pierce Elks Lodge #1520, River of Life Fellowship, and Nettles Island Womens Club. Ms. Garcia worked with Sunrise Theatre to provide this exciting learning opportunity. Additionally, the generous donations from community sponsors funded busing and admissions, making it possible for the entire 5th grade class to attend.
On November 19, 2021, the Soroptimist of St. Lucie provided school supplies, gift cards and other incentives to 12 Chester A. Moore teachers and their classrooms. The local Soroptimists are a part of a global network of volunteers collaborating to provide economic empowerment to women and girls by providing access to education and training. The organization believes education is the key and selected CAM for their community project. The Soroptimists recognize that teachers work tirelessly and frequently spend their own money on supplies and incentives, so they wanted to pay it forward by ensuring both students and teachers receive nurturing
Two of Oak Hammock’s K-8 6th grade teachers joined together to teach their students about Veterans Day. Mr. Sherrer, Social Studies, and Ms. Campbell, Language Arts, spent the week before Veterans Day teaching students about the importance of the holiday. Students also learned about the sacrifices members of our armed forces made to guarantee their freedoms as Americans. The students were given an opportunity to create summaries of biographies in Language Arts and expressed their new knowledge through art in Social Studies.
Chester A. Moore Elementary, in conjunction with 21st Century, held its first family night on November 9, 2021. The goal was to empower families with skills to support their children’s academic and social emotional success at school and home. A media presentation engaged families in learning how to access Microsoft Teams, Skyward Family, and Class Dojo. Parents were afforded the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback, and engage in hands-on activities. We are proud of the 18 parents who attended and look forward to increasing family engagement activities and participation throughout the school year.
On Thursday, October 28, 2021, C. A. Moore Elementary Principal, Dr. Thelma Jackson and Mrs. Theresa Gardner, Family and Community Engagement Teacher, held CAM’s initial parent and community involvement meeting. 21 parents along with retired teacher Ms. Nancy Spires attended pledging their support to improve teaching and learning at CAM. The meeting was enjoyable and productive. Participants shared fond memories of their experiences as students and educators at CAM, officers were elected, and plans for upcoming parent and community involvement activities were created. CAM looks forward to rebranding and continuing these valuable partnerships in its journey to school improvement.