Kickball: Students vs. the Faculty

Kickball: Students vs. the Faculty

To culminate a recent Principal’s Reading Challenge, the top readers in grades 3-5 played kickball against Weatherbee Faculty.  All other students who obtained their goal were spectators for this event.  We won’t say who won, but a fun time was had by all!

 

KidMania Event

KidMania Event

St. Lucie Public Schools engaged the entire family in learning at the KidMania event on Sunday, October 20th. Families learned how to help their child improve their reading through a variety of activities.

Kids at Hope

Kids at Hope

Dr. Donna Mills, School Board Chair, and E. Wayne Gent, Superintendent, support St. Lucie students participating in a Kids at Hope field trip.  All children are capable of success – no exceptions.

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Kids At Hope

Kids At Hope

WCE students participated in the Kids at Hope Tunnel.  Students were cheered on by staff and community members as they were reminded that they are capable of success.

 

 

Kids at Hope Celebrates 10 Years in SLC

Kids at Hope Celebrates 10 Years in SLC

Kids at Hope Founder Rick Miller and staff members from St. Lucie Elementary and Weatherbee Elementary celebrate 10 years of Kids at Hope in St. Lucie County. The Roundtable of St. Lucie County and Miller recently facilitated a Kids at Hope symposium in the District where it was proudly announced that 36 schools are trained and actively participating in the program that touts All Children Are Capable Of Success — No Exceptions.

 

Kids at Hope founder makes surprise visit to Gaines Academy

Kids at Hope founder makes surprise visit to Gaines Academy

Kids at Hope founder Rick Miller recently made a surprise visit to Catie Smith’s fifth grade class at Gaines Academy. The class had written Mr. Miller a letter during their language arts class stating how much they loved the way Kids at Hope has made a difference for them. Rick decided to respond in person!

Kids at Hope Week

Kids at Hope Week

Kids at Hope Day/Week 2018
November 12-16, 2018
(2nd Wednesday in November)

2018 Theme: A CULTURE of HOPE

The power behind Kids at Hope is its cultural strategy.

Rather than advance KAH within a program or curriculum, KAH is unleashed by harnessing the power of WE. It is the WE rather than the ME that can reach all children and youth with a message and strategy that demonstrates how all kids are capable of success, No Exceptions!! It is the WE that represents culture.

For KAH to work best and most effectively the village and all villagers need to be part of, rather than a part from, the three Universal Truths which define KAH:

BELIEVE
CONNECT
TIME TRAVEL

Show us how your school, organization, department, agency or community is encouraging everyone to see every kid as AT HOPE and how your team is using BELIEVE-CONNECT-TIME TRAVEL as part of your overall strategy.

Keep in mind the ME can only reach some kids. It is the WE that can reach all kids!

Contest:

Like last year, in place of a traditional contest, we want you to share your celebrations with us on social media!

Post on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #cultureofhope2018

Posts will be checked until Friday, November 30th. Each post will be entered into a drawing to win some fabulous prizes! The more you post and tag, the more chances you have to win!*

http://kidsathope.org/training-services/kids-at-hope-day/

Kilmer Library’s ArtSpace Hosts Works By Andre Barnes

Kilmer Library’s ArtSpace Hosts Works By Andre Barnes

FORT PIERCE – The Susan Broom Kilmer Branch Library’s ArtSpace hosts works by Fort Pierce native Andre Barnes Sept. 1-19.

Currently teaching art Samuel Gaines Academy in Fort Pierce, Barnes has worked for more than 15 years as an art instructor in the Leon and Gadsden County Public School systems. He has a degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Graphic Arts from Florida A&M University.

Barnes has done illustrations for four children’s books as well as murals for schools, the city of Tallahassee and art fashions for some celebrity clients. He has created works using the mediums of graphite pencil, colored pencil, pastels, watercolor acrylic paint and airbrush.

Residents interested in displaying their artwork as part of the Kilmer Library’s non-commercial ArtSpace area should contact Librarian Delphine Newton at 772-462-2787 or newtond@stlucieco.org. This is not a commercial venue. Artwork is displayed for enjoyment purposes only.

The Susan Broom Kilmer Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about programs visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.

Kindergarten Celebrates Joining of Letters at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten Celebrates Joining of Letters at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition celebrated the joining of the letters Q and U as in “quack” and “quick.”  They also held a ceremony for other consonants that frequently go together in words such as sh, ch, wh and th. What a beautiful occasion to commemorate these unions.

Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment

Preparing your child to enter school for the first time is a major milestone!  New program opportunities are available through St. Lucie Public Schools’ Magnet Programs.

If your child has a love for the Arts or enjoys tinkering, robotics, coding and Minecraft, consider Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie and Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies.  They offer advanced level curriculum through Cambridge University’s Primary Science program, project-based learning opportunities and 1-to-1 learning devices for innovative instruction.  Transportation is provided regardless of where you reside in St. Lucie County. 

For more information contact Student Assignment at 772-429-3930 or visit stlucieschools.org 

Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment

Is your student enrolled in kindergarten?  The start of an exciting school year is just around the corner, and registration is easy through the St. Lucie Public Schools on-line registration portal.

You can register your child any day of the week or any time of the day.  Go to www.stlucieschools.org and click the “Register for Schools” box.

Kindergarten Loves Apples at Mariposa Elementary

Kindergarten Loves Apples at Mariposa Elementary

Mrs. Kari McIntyre’s Kindergarten class at Mariposa Elementary enjoyed Apple Center Day! The children had a wonderful time using their 5 senses to explore apples. Mrs. McIntyre spent 3-weeks having the students learn about the 5-senses, specifically what, why, and how we use them. Through reading, writing, science, and math, the children were able to explore apples and create apple projects based on their findings. In the picture, Ayva Bonacchi is sharing her apple project with her grandmother, Dorothy Bonacchi. It was a fun day of learning!

Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Kindergarten open enrollment is scheduled to re-open with 24/7 online access.  The registration window will begin on May 20, 2019 and remain open until June 21, 2019.  Students entering kindergarten must be five years on or before September 1, 2019.

 

According to SLPS Student Assignment Director Michelle Jerger, “We understand that selecting a school for a child is a very important decision. Access to online enrollment provides our parents and guardians with more flexibility in the process.  All they need to do is visit our online enrollment site (https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/) any time or any day of the week.  Step-by-step directions will help guide them through the process.”  She added that staff members are also available to help with the application process.

 

To enroll a new kindergarten student, parents and/or guardians must present the following:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Social Security Card (if available)
  • Proof of custody (if the child is not living with both natural parents)
  • Name and address of last school attended
  • Copy of Individual Education Plan (IEP) if your child is in an Exceptional Education Program
  • 2 Primary Proofs of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – completion within 6 months

OR

  • 1 Primary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – completion within 6 months
  • AND 1 Secondary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Cable Bill or Cell Phone Bill – within 30 days
    • Driver’s License
    • Voter’s Registration

For more information or to enroll your child online, please visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Kindergarten Pinning celebrated at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten Pinning celebrated at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten students are seen with their teachers Patricia Ifill-Bowen, left, and Kristy Henderson at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition as they perform a few songs for parents during their recent Kindergarten Pinning Ceremony. This celebration was to recognize the kindergarten students and celebrate all that they had learned in their first year at Palm Pointe. Now, they are soon to be first graders and enjoyed celebrating with their families on this special occasion.

Kindergarten students love to share what they know

Kindergarten students love to share what they know

Kindergarten students in Melanie Francisco’s class at F.K. Sweet Elementary enjoy circle directed reading time instruction each day. Children are afforded an opportunity to come up and show what they have learned and Giovanna Manigeri is anxiously awaiting her turn to impress her classmates.

Kindergarten students pow-wow at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten students pow-wow at Palm Pointe

The kindergarten students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition had an old fashioned Indian Pow- Wow. Students and teachers dressed in Indian attire and went outside to do many activities. They played their handmade drums, they learned an Indian dance and participated in other centers while outside. Pictured are students listening to an Indian story which was one of the centers.

Kindergarten Students at Palm Pointe Learn about Bicycle Safety

Kindergarten Students at Palm Pointe Learn about Bicycle Safety

Recently, the kindergarten students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition spent some time learning about how to be a good citizen, and about the importance of rules. To enhance the lesson, Mrs. Rubel’s Kindergarten class had a visit from Chief Pruitt of the Jupter Inlet Colony Police Department. Chief Pruitt spoke to the students about the importance of rules and how they keep citizens safe. Chief Pruitt also discussed various safety topics such as: stranger safety, gun safety, fire safety, and bicycle safety. Chief Pruitt finished his presentation by fitting each of the students in the class with their own bicycle helmets that the students were able to take home. The class received many safety related items and materials all from a grant funded program. After Chief Pruitt’s visit, the kindergarten students in Mrs. Rubel’s class at Palm Pointe now feel even more prepared to be safe citizens!