On August 10, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School facilitated laptop distribution and assigned laptops to upperclassmen (10th grade and up). When students and parents entered the school, they were greeted by multiple Jaguar Battalion cadets who were ready to guide them and answer any questions they might have. Guests entered the Media center to make their payment and received schedules for the school year. Then, they were directed to the cafeteria where additional cadets assisted in handing out laptops and laptop chargers. Cadet 1st Sergeant Elyas Cardenas is pictured at his post located in the cafeteria.
Students in Julia Melville’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary have been studying different types of landforms and bodies of water in Social Studies. Pictured, from left, Yasmine Joseph-Beausejour, Armani Richardson, Emma Brosnihan, and Megan Kriska are building models of landforms, using salt dough, and then painting the landforms and bodies of water. Students were excited to be able to use the knowledge they had gained, to represent the landforms in a physical state.
Students in Edward Albert’s fifth grade class at Lakewood Park Elementary recently performed a tasty science lesson. They were doing a lab where they made a model (out of chocolate) learning how the three different types of rocks are formed. Pictured are Adonay Ayala-Garcia, left, and Nick Rowse.
Volunteers and staff were busy on the campus of Lakewood Park Elementary School Saturday. Painting, repairing picnic tables, doing yard work, and sprucing up the reading garden was the welcomed work from the partnership with Christ Fellowship Church located in PSL.
Lakewood Park Elementary staff and students were on hand for the Grand Re-opening of the newly remodeled Lakewood Park Winn Dixie. The LWP chorus performed at the ceremony and the school received a generous donation.
Lakewood Park Elementary held its first McTeachers Night of the school year. Families and staff came out to support the school and even had the opportunity to get faces painted and win raffle prizes. Fun was had by all who participated, and we look forward to the next one!
Students in grades K through 5 hosted conferences on October 20th and 21st. The students were thrilled to share their hard work with their family members and their families were equally elated to see what their children have been learning.
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.
Lakewood Park Elementary students had the opportunity recently to visit a local restaurant during a teacher’s night. Teachers and staff worked the front desk, drive through window and made french fries, while free food item certificates were awarded to the students who could recite the Kid’s at Hope Pledge to Principal Dianne Young and Assistant Principal Tammy Smith. A percentage of the proceeds of the event will be returned to the school and will be used for incentives for students. Staff member Simone Catrambone donated her time to paint faces for the students. Thanks go to the parents, students, staff, and restaurant staff for making this a successful event. Principal Young, Assistant Principal Smith, and restaurant owner Mr. Abirshami listen to students say the Kids at Hope Pledge.
ESE teachers at Lakewood Park Elementary, along with ESE School-based specialist Rachel Smith, have begun a book study on Quality I.E.P.s to enhance their planning and goal setting for students. As a part of this study, teachers are able to apply their learning and discuss strategies designed to meet the rigorous requirements of instruction as they seek to serve and support their students daily. Pictured, from left, are Peggy Blount, Virginia Cirillo, and Jodi Hargreaves. Taking the picture is Rachel Smith.
Lakewood Park Elementary Teachers, Principal Dianne Young and Assistant Principal Tammy Smith dance to the music “Roar” for grades 3rd through 5th at three different Prep Rallies. Students also played the game “Are you smarter than a third, fourth, or fifth grader.” Some teachers also participated in FCAT Crunch for third, fourth and fifth grades. Students you make us proud!! Go Falcons and you did ROAR through the FCAT.
Students in Elizabeth Butterworth’s second grade class at Lakewood Park Elementary recently had a COOL blast constructing snowmen. The STEM math project introduced a money unit by students purchasing each piece of their snowman and keeping the cost below $25.00. Students were required to do a purchase order and write a sales pitch. The students experienced a “snowman cool time” while writing and doing math. Pictured are Ms. Butterworth and her students with their snowmen displayed on the bulletin board.
The staff at Lakewood Park Elementary School recently acknowledged Laura Klosterman, St. Lucie County coordinator for the Grace Pack Program, and Andrea Pierson, cafeteria manager, for their work for students in need. The Grace Pack’s mission is to provide weekly, weekend food packages for students whose families may be food insecure. To participate in the program, go to www.stlucieschools.org, click on the Schools tab, and go to the Lakewood Park Elementary School site, and click on Grace Pack for a complete list of food needs. Pictured, from left, are Principal Dianne Young, Andrea Pierson, Laura Klosterman, and Assistant Principal Tammy Smith.
Lakewood Park Elementary’s Science Club was in action sorting seeds and spaces to classify plants. The Club meets after school to dive deep into the state standards with hands-on activities.
Lakewood Park Elementary Cafeteria Manager Andrea Pierson and students from Loretta Humphrey’s second grade class help harvest cilantro from the student-grown garden. The cilantro will be used in a salad for the school’s lunches. Students have worked the garden all year around, yielding all types of vegetables such as tomatoes, tomatillo, and herbs. Pictured, from left, are students Jennifer Onofre, Kylee Corona and Kevon Blocker with cafeteria manager Andrea Pierson.
Lakewood Park Elementary School first grade teachers, pictured from left, Hayley Peeler, MaryJane Kimball, Breannan Hooks, Jennifer Lusardi and Alyssa Tretter dress as their favorite story book character for the school’s recent “Our Characters on the Red Carpet” literacy event. During the evening event, activities were available for parents and their children to assist with reading and writing skills, and a special Make and Take session for ELL students and their parents was a big hit. Stories were read by teachers and staff in full dress as their favorite book characters. Principal Dianne Young and Assistant Principal Tammy Smith ran a Bingo for Books game, where students could win and choose a grade appropriate-book. There was also a Scholastic Book Fair for students in the media center. It was an educational, fun filled night that students and parents enjoyed very much. Thanks to 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, and aspecial thanks to Mattie Deubel for spearheading the event.
Lakewood Park Elementary was nominated and awarded a $500.00 grant from the local Exxon/Mobil location. The award was presented to the faculty by JP Snead Brand, Manager for Southeast Petro Distributors, Inc., which is a part of Exxon Mobil. This money is provided to enhance instruction in the areas of math and science. Lakewood Park Elementary would like to say thanks for this great honor and the funds will be used wisely. Go Falcons!!
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:
- What types of food was served at the first Thanksgiving dinner?
- How many Pilgrims and Indians were at the dinner?
- What kind of animals did the Indians hunt to contribute to the meal?
- 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.
Lakewood Park Elementary students and parents had the opportunity to explore the world of math in real-world situations by attending a family math night at Winn Dixie. Math Night was a huge success allowing those in attendance to work on their math skills, singing holiday songs, face painting, and having a great time visiting with members of the Falcon family as well as members of the community. We had exactly 100 students sign in for this event and many of our classrooms were represented. In our VPK—2nd grade event attendance contest, Mrs. Jones’ Kindergarten class had the most students in attendance. In the 3-5 competition, Mrs. Norling’s fourth grade class had the most students in attendance.
Parents and guests listened to some holiday music while shopping presented by Angela Moretti’s Lakewood Park Elementary chorus consisting of forty-five third, fourth and fifth graders. We would like to say thanks to students and Miss Moretti for a job well done. Go Falcons!
Lakewood Park Elementary would like to thank Mr. Gagnon from Winn Dixie who is one of our business partners, and all of his staff that worked so hard to make this evening an educational success.
The following were the teachers with the highest attendance in each of our other grade levels. VPK—Mrs. Helseth; 1st Grade—Ms. McDougal; 2nd Grade had a tie with Mrs. Albritton and Ms. Souza; 3rd grade—Mr. Werner; and 5th Grade had a tie with Mrs. Garcia and Mr. Jones. Congratulations to all. Students in attendance received a bag of goodies and a free homework pass.
Special thanks go to the math committee for all their hard work spearheaded by Teresa Cannon. Other committee and staff members include Principal Dianne Young, Assistant Principal Tammy Smith, Ms. Andrews, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Briand, Mrs. Butterworth, Mrs. Cirrillo, Mrs. Garcia, Miss Hazen, Mrs. Innocent, Miss Moretti and Mrs. Pulliam. Thanks everyone for coming. Go Falcons!
Lakewood Park Elementary fourth grade students recently participated in a STEM design project called “Make it Stick.” They used common kitchen ingredients like flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt to mix a solution to see which group could make the strongest glue. Students tested their glue using beans and index cards. After their first glue solution was created, they analyzed and recorded the class results to design a new recipe using a different combination of the same ingredients. Pictured are fourth grade teacher Allison King with students Kathryn Baldwin, left, and Kimberly Temene finding out which homemade glue sticks better.