Kindness Week Celebrated at Palm Pointe

Kindness Week Celebrated at Palm Pointe

Ms. Debra Snyder, Principal at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition along with Debborah Estrada, Dean of Discipline and Chairperson of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee proudly accept the Second Place trophy for Kindness Week.  Palm Pointe’s school-wide project involved collecting over 840 teddy bears from students and staff .  The “Teddies for Tots” were given to Sheriff Mascara to give out to children in crisis throughout the community.

Kindergartners at Savanna Ridge Track Their Sight Words

Kindergartners at Savanna Ridge Track Their Sight Words

Kindergartners in Mrs. Warren’s class proudly show off their sight word progress by tracking their achievement.  The teacher then conferences with students individually about where they are, and they set new sight word goals.  What a fun, interactive way to show what you know as you learn and grow.

Kindergartners at Allapattah Flats celebrate Dr. Seuss

Kindergartners at Allapattah Flats celebrate Dr. Seuss

Allapattah Flats K-8 kindergartners celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with lots of events to emphasize the fun of reading. As part of the celebration, students participated in read-alouds featuring published books by Ted Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Students had the opportunity to prepare and taste their own green eggs and ham, as well as dress up for Seuss Day. Pictured, from, left are Aidan Madden and Alexander McFarlane.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kindergartners are inspired writers at Allapattah Flats K8

Kindergartners are inspired writers at Allapattah Flats K8

Reading Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer  inspired Nanette Serrano’s kindergarten class to put on their thinking caps and write about Rudolph. Students were excited to write about a reindeer that was different but broke down barriers to become a hero. The students did a great job of expressing their feelings about what they liked best. They shared their writings with their classroom peers and displayed them on the bulletin board for everyone to see. Pictured is inspired writer, Tyronique Johnson.

Kindergartens Being Teachers at F. K. Sweet

Kindergartens Being Teachers at F. K. Sweet

Students in Melanie Francisco’s kindergarten class had a blast playing “Teacher For a Minute” while practicing addition/subtraction.  Jadia Tate used counters to solve the problem on Lyla St. Hilaire’s card.   This was a great activity including movement and communication skills with classmates.

Kindergartens at F. K. Sweet Have Fun with Dr. Seuss Stories

Kindergartens at F. K. Sweet Have Fun with Dr. Seuss Stories

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kourtney Burton’s class at Frances K. Sweet have been learning about Dr. Seuss and completing various activities to celebrate his many books. Students sampled green eggs and ham and then graphed whether or not they liked them. Students also wore silly socks for “Fox in Socks” and  crazy hats for “Cat in the Hat.”

Pictured are from the left are Haylee Madden, Brooke Atkinson, and Gabriella Navas Ayala.

Kindergarteners at Frances K Sweet practice classifying

Kindergarteners at Frances K Sweet practice classifying

Kindergartners in Kristin Griffin’s class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School practiced sorting and classifying leaves. After finding that the leaves could be sorted in a couple of different ways, the students were then asked to sort and classify in their favorite way, color, size, or shape. Jayna Baptiste, left, picked color and Cedric Garvin, Jr. picked shape.

Kindergarten Students at Palm Pointe Learn about Bicycle Safety

Kindergarten Students at Palm Pointe Learn about Bicycle Safety

Recently, the kindergarten students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition spent some time learning about how to be a good citizen, and about the importance of rules. To enhance the lesson, Mrs. Rubel’s Kindergarten class had a visit from Chief Pruitt of the Jupter Inlet Colony Police Department. Chief Pruitt spoke to the students about the importance of rules and how they keep citizens safe. Chief Pruitt also discussed various safety topics such as: stranger safety, gun safety, fire safety, and bicycle safety. Chief Pruitt finished his presentation by fitting each of the students in the class with their own bicycle helmets that the students were able to take home. The class received many safety related items and materials all from a grant funded program. After Chief Pruitt’s visit, the kindergarten students in Mrs. Rubel’s class at Palm Pointe now feel even more prepared to be safe citizens!

Kindergarten students pow-wow at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten students pow-wow at Palm Pointe

The kindergarten students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition had an old fashioned Indian Pow- Wow. Students and teachers dressed in Indian attire and went outside to do many activities. They played their handmade drums, they learned an Indian dance and participated in other centers while outside. Pictured are students listening to an Indian story which was one of the centers.

Kindergarten students love to share what they know

Kindergarten students love to share what they know

Kindergarten students in Melanie Francisco’s class at F.K. Sweet Elementary enjoy circle directed reading time instruction each day. Children are afforded an opportunity to come up and show what they have learned and Giovanna Manigeri is anxiously awaiting her turn to impress her classmates.

Kindergarten Pinning celebrated at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten Pinning celebrated at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten students are seen with their teachers Patricia Ifill-Bowen, left, and Kristy Henderson at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition as they perform a few songs for parents during their recent Kindergarten Pinning Ceremony. This celebration was to recognize the kindergarten students and celebrate all that they had learned in their first year at Palm Pointe. Now, they are soon to be first graders and enjoyed celebrating with their families on this special occasion.

Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Kindergarten open enrollment is scheduled to re-open with 24/7 online access.  The registration window will begin on May 20, 2019 and remain open until June 21, 2019.  Students entering kindergarten must be five years on or before September 1, 2019.

 

According to SLPS Student Assignment Director Michelle Jerger, “We understand that selecting a school for a child is a very important decision. Access to online enrollment provides our parents and guardians with more flexibility in the process.  All they need to do is visit our online enrollment site (https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/) any time or any day of the week.  Step-by-step directions will help guide them through the process.”  She added that staff members are also available to help with the application process.

 

To enroll a new kindergarten student, parents and/or guardians must present the following:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Social Security Card (if available)
  • Proof of custody (if the child is not living with both natural parents)
  • Name and address of last school attended
  • Copy of Individual Education Plan (IEP) if your child is in an Exceptional Education Program
  • 2 Primary Proofs of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – completion within 6 months

OR

  • 1 Primary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Electric, Water, or Land Line Telephone Bill – within 30 days
    • Signed Lease Agreement – within 60 days
    • Official Rent Receipt – within 30 days
    • Current Mortgage Deed – within 60 days
    • Mortgage Payment Coupon – within 30 days
    • Sales/Builder’s Contract – completion within 6 months
  • AND 1 Secondary Proof of Address (NAME and ADDRESS must be printed on document)
    • Cable Bill or Cell Phone Bill – within 30 days
    • Driver’s License
    • Voter’s Registration

For more information or to enroll your child online, please visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Kindergarten Loves Apples at Mariposa Elementary

Kindergarten Loves Apples at Mariposa Elementary

Mrs. Kari McIntyre’s Kindergarten class at Mariposa Elementary enjoyed Apple Center Day! The children had a wonderful time using their 5 senses to explore apples. Mrs. McIntyre spent 3-weeks having the students learn about the 5-senses, specifically what, why, and how we use them. Through reading, writing, science, and math, the children were able to explore apples and create apple projects based on their findings. In the picture, Ayva Bonacchi is sharing her apple project with her grandmother, Dorothy Bonacchi. It was a fun day of learning!

Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment

Is your student enrolled in kindergarten?  The start of an exciting school year is just around the corner, and registration is easy through the St. Lucie Public Schools on-line registration portal.

You can register your child any day of the week or any time of the day.  Go to www.stlucieschools.org and click the “Register for Schools” box.

Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment

Preparing your child to enter school for the first time is a major milestone!  New program opportunities are available through St. Lucie Public Schools’ Magnet Programs.

If your child has a love for the Arts or enjoys tinkering, robotics, coding and Minecraft, consider Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie and Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies.  They offer advanced level curriculum through Cambridge University’s Primary Science program, project-based learning opportunities and 1-to-1 learning devices for innovative instruction.  Transportation is provided regardless of where you reside in St. Lucie County. 

For more information contact Student Assignment at 772-429-3930 or visit stlucieschools.org 

Kindergarten Celebrates Joining of Letters at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten Celebrates Joining of Letters at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition celebrated the joining of the letters Q and U as in “quack” and “quick.”  They also held a ceremony for other consonants that frequently go together in words such as sh, ch, wh and th. What a beautiful occasion to commemorate these unions.

Kilmer Library’s ArtSpace Hosts Works By Andre Barnes

Kilmer Library’s ArtSpace Hosts Works By Andre Barnes

FORT PIERCE – The Susan Broom Kilmer Branch Library’s ArtSpace hosts works by Fort Pierce native Andre Barnes Sept. 1-19.

Currently teaching art Samuel Gaines Academy in Fort Pierce, Barnes has worked for more than 15 years as an art instructor in the Leon and Gadsden County Public School systems. He has a degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Graphic Arts from Florida A&M University.

Barnes has done illustrations for four children’s books as well as murals for schools, the city of Tallahassee and art fashions for some celebrity clients. He has created works using the mediums of graphite pencil, colored pencil, pastels, watercolor acrylic paint and airbrush.

Residents interested in displaying their artwork as part of the Kilmer Library’s non-commercial ArtSpace area should contact Librarian Delphine Newton at 772-462-2787 or newtond@stlucieco.org. This is not a commercial venue. Artwork is displayed for enjoyment purposes only.

The Susan Broom Kilmer Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about programs visit: www.stlucieco.gov/Library.