Lakewood Park Family Character Night

Lakewood Park Family Character Night

Lakewood Park Elementary Family Character Literacy Night Event was a big success. During the evening event students dressed as their favorite storybook character. There were special activities through the different grade groups, such as short skits about favorite books, book reads, make and take for our ELL students and their parents, book fair, read to Eddie, the therapy DOG, and much more!! PTO sold hotdogs, chips, other sweet treats, and pumpkin grams.

It was an educational, fun filled night that students and parents enjoyed very much. We would like to thank the parents and students, who came dressed as their favorite book character, school staff and teachers for coming and making the night a successful one. We appreciate all that you do to assist the students to a better education. A special thanks to Sue Frederickson for spear heading the event. Go Falcons!!

Cast from Mrs. Wishy-Washy: Catherine Engel, Kristen Jones, Isabelle Briand, Simone Catrambone as Mrs. Wishy- Washy, and Anna Babcock in tub.Cast from Mrs. Wishy-Washy: Catherine Engel, Kristen Jones, Isabelle Briand, Simone Catrambone as Mrs. Wishy- Washy, and Anna Babcock in tub.

 

 

Vocabulary Day at Palm Pointe

Vocabulary Day at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s first grade students participated in Vocabulary Day. These proficient pupils transformed into vocabulary words for an audience of perfectly pleased parents. This performance task was a great success as students’ demonstrated understanding of tier 2 vocabulary, an essential skill for comprehension of complex text. Palm Pointe’s first graders are feeling fabulous about their foundation in reading! Pictured  from left is; Reese Parrish, Kayleigh Murnane, and Jaycie Mera students from Glenna Sigmon’s first grade class.

 

 

 

Allapattah Flats 8th Graders Attend College

Allapattah Flats 8th Graders Attend College

Allapattah Flats’ eighth grade students recently went on a tour of IRSC. They were able to speak to advisors, college professors, and even were given a planetarium show. It was an motivational and eye opening experience for aspiring college students.

Vocabulary Parade at Floresta Elementary

Vocabulary Parade at Floresta Elementary

Students at Floresta Elementary participated in a vocabulary parade showcasing their knowledge of vocabulary words they have read. The whole school paraded down the halls dressed as their favorite vocabulary word.

We had words such as enormous,fancy, mischievous, busybee, headstrong and glitzy.

 

Students in picture: Riley Luther, Isabella DiMeglio, Aiden Perga

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Mariposa Elementary Heroes Day

Mariposa Elementary Heroes Day

Superintendent of Schools, Genelle Yost, and Executive Director of Schools, Pam Dampier, visit Mariposa just in time to join the Heroes Breakfast!  Heroes Breakfast is a special recognition of our veterans and community helpers that help keep us safe at school and at home.  Teacher, Mrs. Michelle Smith, coordinated the Heroes Breakfast program this year, where students read poems that they had written thanking our veterans for keeping us safe!

Bayshore second graders research Native American Tribes

Bayshore second graders research Native American Tribes

Bayshore Elementary second grade classes are combining English Language Arts and Social Studies standards to research, write about, and compare  the cultures of Native American tribes from various geographic regions of the United States.  Pictured is second grade teacher Mrs. Fallon and her students.

Rewarded for Academic Excellence at Morningside

Rewarded for Academic Excellence at Morningside

Parents, Grandparents and friends of third, fourth and fifth grade students at Morningside Elementary gathered on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to celebrate Principal’s honor roll (all A’s including conduct), A/B honor roll, and perfect attendance.  Principal, Cortina Bell-Gray congratulated students and gave them special pencils and academic achievement bracelets.

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Parkway Turkey Feathers

Parkway Turkey Feathers

Maria Gerardi was the winner of this year’s PTO Turkey Feathers contest!  Students bought turkey feathers for their favorite teacher and the teacher with the most feathers was honored to wear our turkey costume.  Mrs. Gerardi had 124 feathers bought in her name.  She is seen here with Miss Jean offering her some stuffing.

A Thankful Celebration at MSE

A Thankful Celebration at MSE

Morningside Elementary celebrated Thanksgiving by giving to others.  Students brought in food and decorated boxes to send home to our wonderful Grace Packs families.  Our Kindergarten also celebrated with their annual POW WOW.  They dressed up in costumes they made and parents brought in an abundance of  “authentic”  Thanksgiving  food for the students to sample.

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Lakewood Park Elementary Principal  Dianne Young Carves Thanksgiving Turkey

Lakewood Park Elementary Principal Dianne Young Carves Thanksgiving Turkey

Lakewood Park Elementary Principal Dianne Young had the honor to carve the first turkey for the students’ lunch while E’mon Thomas-Yasmin got to taste the first piece. Besides turkey the students enjoyed dressing, mash potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, salad and much more. Mrs. Andrea Pierson, cafeteria manager, asked questions to students about the first Thanksgiving dinner such as these and more:

  1. What types of food was served at the first Thanksgiving dinner?
  2. How many Pilgrims and Indians were at the dinner?
  3. What kind of animals did the Indians hunt to contribute to the meal?
  4. How many days did the first Thanksgiving last?

Thanks to Mrs. Simone Catrambone and Mrs. Andrea Pierson for the beautiful Thanksgiving decorations.
Thanks to our wonderful cafeteria staff for the delicious food they prepare every day for our students and staff. We are very thankful for them and all they do.

Lakewood Park Elementary would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday and drive safely.

F.K. Sweet Kindergarten Families Getting Together for Thanksgiving

F.K. Sweet Kindergarten Families Getting Together for Thanksgiving

Kindergarten students at F.K.Sweet Magnet School invited their families to school for a Thanksgiving breakfast.  The students sang songs, brought in food to share, and dressed up like Pilgrims and Native Americans. Charlotte Sellers from Morgan Haupt’s class was joined by her parents, grandparents and sisters for the special event.

Clerk of Courts presents check to Education Foundation

Clerk of Courts presents check to Education Foundation

At the November 18th School Board Meeting, Mr. Joseph Smith, St. Lucie County Clerk of Courts, presented the St. Lucie County Education Foundation a check for $1,500 for the Adopt-A-Class campaign. Their support has helped over 20 classrooms.
Pictured are Joseph Abreu, Joann Baker, Board Chair Donna Mills, Joseph Smith, Superintendent Genelle Yost, Elizabeth Mallonee, James McKenzie, and Vanessa Tillman.

 

Students Receive Instruments from Bluebird Foundation

Students Receive Instruments from Bluebird Foundation

The Bluebird Educational Foundation has provided many educational musical trainings and performances to students over the years. In the most recent years, they have started a program called “Recycling in the Key of E.” Donations of old instruments are collected and the instruments are refurbished by a musical partner and then given to a student who is interested in playing in the band at middle school or high school. To date, Bluebird has donated some 50 instruments totaling approximately $20,000 to our students. Darryl Bey, Chairman of Bluebird Educational Foundation and Terry Davis, Principal of Forest Grove Middle School presented the following students with instruments at the school board meeting.

Forest Grove Middle School students are Diego Gonzalez (Trumpet), Lamont Davis (Clarinet), and Juan Juarez (Trumpet). Northport K-8 students are Michael Gorbach (trumpet), Nicholas Badalo (Trumpet), Amber Campfield (Baritone), Charles Gillespie (Baritone), Jarvin Patrick (Saxophone), and Nadia Keefe (Flute). Lincoln Park Academy student is Jordan Barbieri-Johnson (Trombone) and Fort Pierce Westwood High School students are Tarence Payne (Flute), Jockeria Maxo (Flute), and Ticorius Hudson (Trumpet).

Students are pictured here with Debbie Hawley, Genelle Yost, Darryl Bey, Terry Davis, and Bandmasters- Joseph Colombo, Brian Hoce, Jason Albert, and Lee Walker.

Storybook Character Parade Held at Palm Pointe

Storybook Character Parade Held at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten students and teachers at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition participated in the annual Storybook Character Parade. Students chose a book that they had read and dressed up like that character. Parents were invited to come and watch the parade. The parade route went around the school as the excited students waved to everyone. This event was awesome! Pictured from the front is teacher Cheryl Petrino, her paraprofessional B-J Gallo, and teacher Heather Knapp along with students from both of their classes.

Allapattah Flats Students Lead Conferences

Allapattah Flats Students Lead Conferences

All students at Flats K-8 recently led conferences with their parents and other caring adults. They shared things they have learned, things they still need help on and what kind of learning helps them most. In addition, they shared their Kids at Hope destinations and goals for this year and the future with their caring adults.

Pictured:  Mrs. Bowen and Abishai Ambrose

Northport Middle Grades Students Participate in Mentors Clubs!

Northport Middle Grades Students Participate in Mentors Clubs!

Northport K-8 School has taken a leap forward by engaging students in a community atmosphere where growth, development, social mores and guidance are the focus. Many students experience difficulty making the transition to becoming productive and achievement oriented individuals with positive goals and dreams. Boys and girls in the middle grades often times succumb to peer pressure and make decisions that can be long lasting and counter productive.

At Northport, two groups, “Girls To Women” and “Boys To Men” assist and guide selected students in a three prong approach to address issues academically, behaviorally and socially. The students meet with mentors to help promote positive self esteem and behavior management. The groups plan dances and other fundraisers to make enough funds to support field trips, prominent guest speakers and many other events and activities that help to bring that polish and positive thinking to the students. Both groups meet very frequently to offer positive feedback, address issues and plan events.

Recently, both groups participated in a dress up day! The students out-adorned each other and had so much fun taking pictures, preening and taking pride in themselves. Students must have a parent signature to participate in the mentoring programs and the activities are closely monitored by the administrative staff at Northport K-8 School. It is with great satisfaction that the teachers and staff observe students making good choices and turning corners.

Pictured are the students Participating in “Girls To Women” with teacher mentor, Nichole Robinson.

Westgate Loves Our Volunteers!

Westgate Loves Our Volunteers!

Mrs. Kawa, a retired 2nd grade teacher, volunteers each week for Ms. Schumacher’s class. She is reading one of her favorite read a-louds, Charlotte’s Way by E.B  White. The students look forward to her visits each week with excitement, and can’t wait to work with her during small groups. Mrs. Kawa works with all students to deepen their knowledge on the targeted skill for the unit. she also does reteach and enrichment groups.

SLW Centennial Teacher Recognized by College Board Advanced Placement Program

SLW Centennial Teacher Recognized by College Board Advanced Placement Program

Congratulations Pamela Kaiser. Mrs. Kaiser has been recognized by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program for her contributions as an AP reader. In June 2014, 607 high school AP English Literature teachers joined forces with college faculty who teach in the same discipline to score 399,220 exams in Louisville, KY. Ms. Kaiser has been recognized for her hard work, her dedication, and her expertise. This was her fifth year participating as an AP Reader. Thank you Ms. Kaiser for your dedication to our students.