Parkway First Graders

Parkway First Graders

Lilliana Turner, Maiya Shaw, Tiana Alexis and Zxariah Cooper enjoyed their field trip to the Treasure Coast Children’s Museum.  They are seen here engaged with the hands-on materials of the museum.

Parkway Elementary kindergartners enjoy special visitor

Parkway Elementary kindergartners enjoy special visitor

Students in Rosanna Oswiecinski’s kindergarten class at Parkway Elementary had a special visitor during Literacy Week. Lance Corporal Kyle Lancaster of the U.S. Marines stationed in 29 Palms, California, returned from Afghanistan about a month ago. Students enjoyed Lance Corporal’s reading of “The American Flag” by Patricia Ryan Quirt. Afterward, students wrote about why they are proud to be an American.

Parkway Elementary hosts engaging Black History Month program

Parkway Elementary hosts engaging Black History Month program

The Parkway Elementary School community enjoyed a remarkable Black History Program that included poems, skits and songs that reflected the contributions of African Americans to society.  The program was capped with Dr. Owen Roberts delivering a motivating presentation that encouraged Parkway students to “keep your goal in sight” by overcoming obstacles of misbehavior, skipping school, not completing homework and other behaviors that would prevent them from realizing their goals.  Pictured, from left, are students Hannah Troutman, Kiara Chiarolanzio,Logan Feldherr, and Veronica Jean.

Parkway Elementary drummers present original rhythm at school board meeting

Parkway Elementary drummers present original rhythm at school board meeting

A group of student musicians representing Parkway Elementary School, with music teacher Beth Torresson, regaled the audience at the March 11, 2014, St. Lucie County School Board meeting with vocals and instrumental entertainment. Members of the drum ensemble, which consists of 12 members, grades 3-5, who auditioned to be in the group, have been working together since November, meeting every Monday and Thursday afternoon for 45 minutes in the music room to practice. Most of their rhythms are original compositions by the group members, one of which was presented during the school board meeting. Pictured, from left, are Owens Oscar, Ergens Gay, and Jeremiah Guerrier.

“Parents: You Matter” Program Launches in St. Lucie County

“Parents: You Matter” Program Launches in St. Lucie County

New Program Designed to Increase Parents’ Understanding of Drug and Alcohol Issues

Today, the Title I Department of St. Lucie Public Schools in conjunction with local agencies announced the launch of a community education program designed to increase parents’ understanding and confidence in preventing and addressing drug and alcohol issues. The multi-media training program is designed to educate parents of teens and tweens about why kids use drugs and alcohol. Program topics cover: what parents can do to protect their children, tips on how to communicate with their kids, suggestions for monitoring their activities, ways to spot drug/alcohol use, and what a parent should do when they find it.

The program, called “Parents: You Matter,” was created by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and is designed to be co-delivered by a range of community presenters from law enforcement, prevention and treatment professionals as well as educators and healthcare professionals. “Parents: You Matter” engages parents and caring adults through awareness-building presentations delivered at local businesses and civic organizations, schools, and parent groups.

The presentation is free of charge and will be held on December 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Way Village, 1780 Hartman Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34947. A free lunch will also be provided.

The presentation contains a number of videos, including public service announcements from The Partnership at Drugfree.org, first-person stories, and information from experts. Drug-specific educational modules are also offered to allow presenters to customize the program to local needs, offering parents the most relevant information about the risks of drugs to their teens.

About The Partnership

The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. Bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts, and communications professionals, the Partnership translates current research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into easy to understand resources at drugfree.org. Through its nationwide PACT360 community education programs, the Partnership educates and mobilizes local community efforts to address drug threats at the grassroots level, including methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse, and also provides parent training and teen programs that help prevent teen substance abuse. The Partnership depends on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and government. The Partnership thanks SAG/AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity.

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.

 

 

 

 

Parents graduate from computer classes

Parents graduate from computer classes

Twenty eight parents from Title I Schools have finished a Basic Computer class hosted by Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts and Title I. Parents attended classes twice a week for four weeks to learn basic computer skills and learn to use Microsoft Word. The goal of the program is to help parents to have the skills to help their child with their school work and to enhance the parent’s computer skills. Basic Computer class information is sent out to all parents in Title I schools through a ConnectEd message before the classes begin. More classes are being planned at this time and information will be sent out through the district automated phone system. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Kerry Padrick, top right, joined in the celebration with parents.

Parents flock to multi-cultural feast at Mariposa Elementary

Parents flock to multi-cultural feast at Mariposa Elementary

Second graders in Lisa Green’s class at Mariposa Elementary School invited parents and family members in for an annual Multi-Cultural Feast.  After students presented a reader’s theatre, recipes from across the globe were shared by all.  It provided the unique experience of trying foods from other cultures without actually going anywhere!  It was fantastic to see that so many parents were able to attend or send in authentic cuisine from their culture!Pictured, are Carmen Mendoza (William’s mother), William Biffle, and Ashley Mendez-Hernandez.

 

Parents engaged in special day at C. A. Moore Elementary

Parents engaged in special day at C. A. Moore Elementary

Parents rarely have the opportunity to sit with their student in class. Administrators and staff at C.A. Moore Elementary recently invited parents to Take Your Parent to School Day. The first Take Your Parent to School Day focused on reading. This time the parents were engaged in math activities spending 10 minutes in whole group instruction led by the teacher, 10 minutes in group work, and 10 minutes participating in a math game. The parents were engaged and challenged in the lesson, they were not there as observers. This is the second Take Your Parent to School Day at C.A. Moore and it was a huge success. Pictured are students and parents in Deanna Chibas’ kindergarten class.