Weatherbee Elementary students participated in the school’s annual Spelling Bee recently. Those who placed in the Spelling Bee are, from left, Jessica Eastland, a fourth grade student taking third place, Britney Eliassaint, a fifth grade student taking second place and Alexa Torres, a fourth grade student gaining the first place position and serving as Weatherbee’s representative for the upcoming District Spelling Bee.
Ronald McDonald visited Weatherbee Elementary School recently to ignite the Fall Reading Challenge to all students at the school. This program entitled “Bookin’ with Ronald McDonald” helps motivate students to read more often and with excitement, because reading is fun and will help them to succeed in the future. There was a commitment of all students to read over 2,500 books collectively before December 11. When students meet and exceed this goal, the school’s administrators and staff have vowed to happily work at a local restaurant cooking and serving the McDonald’s menu to all who attend.
Weatherbee Elementary recently honored all of the school’s nominees for various awards that will be presented at this year’s Night of the Stars employee recognition ceremony. Pictured are Monica Adhin, Weatherbee Elementary’s nominee for Outstanding First Year Teacher, with Principal Michael Hitsman, left, and Assistant Principal Dianne Young.
Weatherbee Elementary School faculty participated in a math routine training led by math coach Teresa Longar as a part of the monthly new teacher/mentor meetings. Pictured, from left, are guidance counselor Nitza Roman, ESE teacher Christine Gawlak, Teresa Longar, second grade teacher Monica Adhin, fourth grade teachers Shannon Walsh and Jennifer Nelson, second grade teacher Tammie Pittsley, fifth grade teacher Kim Brennan-Lee, principal Michael Hitsman, ESE teacher Roberta Weil, and kindergarten teacher Christel Denson.
Students in Julie Moore’s enrichment class at Weatherbee Elementary celebrated National Soup Month by serving students and staff a hearty bowl of their delicious soup. Students participated in this authentic learning experience under the direction of Andrea Pierson, Cafeteria Manager. Pictured, from left, are Marcus Reed, Jessica Eastland, Britney Ellisaint and Andrea Pierson.
September 9th the volunteers at Weatherbee Elementary were given a breakfast and orientation for new prospects. Last year our volunteers donated over 7,000 hours of their time to our classrooms. We look forward to seeing more of them in this coming school year and appreciate all they do for our children. Featured here are Elizabeth Thomas, PTO President, and Donna Pancoast.
In recognition of the many contributions our families make to children, Weatherbee Elementary opened its doors to welcome grandparents, family members, and friends for our Kids at Hope Celebration on September 10th and 11th.
Jahson Nelson and his special friend share lunch at Weatherbee’s Other Caring Adults Luncheon last week.
Weatherbee Elementary School celebrated National Kids at Hope Day during student led conferences. Each student took a letter and sat with their parent(s) or other caring adult and wrote down why they are a Kid at Hope. The letters were then posted outside of the individual teacher’s room spelling out “Kids at Hope, No Exceptions!” Teachers came out and took a picture with their classes, which were put together in one large poster to display on campus.
On September 26, 2015 , a good time was had by all at the Superplay USA! The teams put on their neon attire and did some cosmic bowling, all in good fun to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Weatherbee collected a dollar from each participant for “Jeans Day”. All the donations will go to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (when the messages from our brains that tell our bodies to move do not get to our muscles). Along with the fundraiser, the school had an Ice Bucket Reading Challenge!
Top readers in each class got to dump a bucket of ice water on a teacher or staff member chosen from a special list. The top overall readers in the school got to earn the privilege of dumping buckets of ice water on Mr. Hitsman and Ms. Avellino. The students accumulated 8,176 points through Reading Counts in six weeks. “READERS ARE LEADERS!”
At Weatherbee, we recently celebrated the end of our latest Reading Challenge. Classes that met their reading points goal were treated to watching our principal and assistant principal get doused with gravy!! The students who earned the highest amount of points in each class did the honors of pouring a cup of gravy over our literary pilgrims – a.k.a. Mr. Hitsman and Ms. Avellino.
Ms. Alyssa Barbieri furnished her 5th grade math students with a diner menu and $20. They practiced adding and subtracting to the hundredths place by selecting three items within their $20 budget – calculating both the cost of the items and the change they would receive back. Whether they chose the most expensive items or elected to spend the least amount possible, they had lots of fun while practicing their math skills!
St. Lucie Public Schools has a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan which includes procedures for weather events.
The District is working in close collaboration with its partners at the Emergency Operations Center in order to have the most reliable information to guide decisions, and we will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the week. Updates will be provided through our social media channels and media partners.
Please keep in mind, this is peak hurricane season. It is advisable to make sure your “Hurricane Kit” is adequately supplied and your “Hurricane Plan” is up to date.
Meteorologist Cris Martinez from WPBF News brought Weather School to Morningside Elementary School this week. The forecast was bright and sunny for learning!
Thank you Cris!
Attendance matters from the very first day of school. Every day a student is absent is a lost opportunity for learning. Too many absences not only can affect achievement for the absent student but also can disrupt learning for the entire class.
Learn more at: https://www.attendanceworks.org/
Britley Ritz, WPBF Meteorologist, received a warm welcome from White City Wildcats before she even stepped foot on campus.
She recently visited the school to share an interactive and informative weather lesson on weather systems that included thunderstorms, tornadoes, tropical systems, and rip currents — all very relevant to students in South Florida. A big shout out to WPBF and their on-going support to stay involved with our students!
September 17, 2015, Weatherbee parents and students enjoy a dinner and activities celebrating our Kids at Hope Aces and Clubs!