Lakewood Park families enjoy special night at local restaurant

Lakewood Park families enjoy special night at local restaurant

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.

Lakewood Park ESE teachers focus on individual student goals

Lakewood Park ESE teachers focus on individual student goals

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 Students Roar Through FCAT

Lakewood Park Elementary Students Roar Through FCAT

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.

Lakewood Park Elementary students get cool math lesson

Lakewood Park Elementary students get cool math lesson

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.

Lakewood Park Elementary shows appreciation to food program sponsors

Lakewood Park Elementary shows appreciation to food program sponsors

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 School’s garden supplies extras for lunch

Lakewood Park Elementary School’s garden supplies extras for lunch

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 literacy event a huge success

Lakewood Park Elementary School literacy event a huge success

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 Receives Grant From Southeast Petro Distributors, Exxon Mobil

Lakewood Park Elementary Receives Grant From Southeast Petro Distributors, Exxon Mobil

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 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.

Lakewood Park Elementary Math Night at Winn Dixie

Lakewood Park Elementary Math Night at Winn Dixie

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 make their own glue

Lakewood Park Elementary fourth grade students make their own glue

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.

Lakewood Park Elementary chorus performs at City Hall and local service group

Lakewood Park Elementary chorus performs at City Hall and local service group

Students in the Lakewood Park Elementary School chorus recently entertained for staff members at Fort Pierce City Hall and the St. Lucie County Telephone Pioneers with holiday music. The 64 performers were dressed in white shirts, navy pants, with a plaid vest of white and blue checks. The boys had bowties while the girls had unique bows that set off the festive fashion. The students, led by Angela Moretti, had a melodious sound for the holiday season that had the audience clapping their hands and tapping feet with songs such as Rock ‘n Roll Snowman and Blitzen’s Boogie. Both performances were received with the warmest welcome and filled with holiday cheer.  Lakewood Park Elementary students thanks both audiences for a truly enjoyable and delightful experience and for the goodies and drinks that were served. Pictured are some of the choralers.

Lakewood Park Elementary celebrates with Tunnel of Hope

Lakewood Park Elementary celebrates with Tunnel of Hope

Lakewood Park Elementary School students and staff recently celebrated the FCAT Writes with a special Tunnel of Hope. The school body lined hallways holding posters and encouraging students as each of the fourth grade class passed by. Special visitors and volunteers also participated, including School Board chairman Debbie Hawley and instructional suppport for science technology specialist Teri Barenborg. After the fourth grade students passed through the Tunnel of Hope, they enjoyed a special assembly, where they had a chance to answer questions to go on stage for special creative activities to enhance writing skills needed for making the perfect 4.0 score. Pictured is Ms. Barenborg encouraging students in the Tunnel of Hope.

Lakewood Park Attendance Awards

Lakewood Park Attendance Awards

Each month Lakewood Park Elementary celebrates students with attendance awards.  These students are present every day of the month, arrive on time, and complete the school day.  They receive a special treat each month as well as a certificate of recognition. This month they walked away with a handmade bracelet to remind them of their dedication.  Way to go, Falcons!

Lady Greyhounds’ Coach Mathews Brings Home 500th Win

Lady Greyhounds’ Coach Mathews Brings Home 500th Win

Surrounded by his softball team, St. Lucie Public Schools staff, and fans, Roger Mathews celebrated his 500th victory as a softball coach on Tuesday, April 4th. He has supported Lincoln Park Academy’s (LPA) Lady Greyhounds round the bases for the last 14 years. Prior to that, he coached softball at Port St. Lucie High School and John Carroll. In sum, this legendary coach has spent 29 years on the field.
 
LPA’s Athletic Director Jill Corey presented Mathews with a commemorative plaque and banner on a softball field chalked with special “500” markings in honor of his coaching accomplishment. Sharing a personal account of his career with his wife by his side, Mathews indicated that having no children of his own, his players are like his family, and he looks forward to continue coaching softball and watching his athletes accomplish their goals on and off the field.
 
Mathews is ten and three for the season as he heads into his last four games for the 2017 season.
 

 

Lady Greyhounds’ Coach Mathews Brings Home 500th Win

Lady Greyhounds’ Coach Mathews Brings Home 500th Win

FORT PIERCE, FLSurrounded by his softball team, St. Lucie Public Schools staff, and fans, Roger Mathews celebrated his 500th victory as a softball coach on Tuesday, April 4th. He has supported Lincoln Park Academy’s (LPA) Lady Greyhounds round the bases for the last 14 years. Prior to that, he coached softball at Port St. Lucie High School and John Carroll. In sum, this legendary coach has spent 29 years on the field.
 
LPA’s Athletic Director Jill Corey presented Mathews with a commemorative plaque and banner on a softball field chalked with special “500” markings in honor of his coaching accomplishment. Sharing a personal account of his career with his wife by his side, Mathews indicated that having no children of his own, his players are like his family, and he looks forward to continue coaching softball and watching his athletes accomplish their goals on and off the field.
 
Mathews is ten and three for the season as he heads into his last four games for the 2017 season.
 
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