Join the community of Port St. Lucie in a day of beautification! On Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 7:30AM – 1:00PM, volunteers are needed to assist in clean up around the city. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers. To get involved, contact the Civic Center at 772.873.6312.
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters and Treasure Coast Lexus at this year’s Taste of St. Lucie. This event benefits our one-to-one mentoring services which serves over 1,400 children and youth in our community. You will enjoy an amazing evening with over 25 restaurants, caterers, and beverage vendors offering their best samples. Music and other featured performances will keep the party alive as you enjoy your favorite nibbles and sips! Tickets are on sale now!
This year we will be offering a discounted ticket called the “HomeTown Hero Ticket,” which allows Active Military, Veterans, First Responders, and Public School Employees to attend at a discounted rate with proof of an ID.
For more information please visit www.tasteofstlucie.org or give us a call at 772-466-8535 option 3.
Please see the attached flier for the annual Kickin’ It 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Andrew Schmeer Foundation.
The Andrew Schmeer Foundation honors the memory of Andrew Schmeer who, on September 8, 2014, was tragically killed in a car accident. Funds raised help to recognize well-rounded students along the Treasure Coast by providing college scholarships for those in need. We also raise funds for animal rescues as well as children’s charities. Proceeds from this event will benefit our scholarship program and families in need.
On March 2 and 3, 2019, the Treasure Coast High School Air Force JROTC will be conducting a 14 mile walk to raise awareness of those who survived and those who gave their lives in WWII during the fight for control of the Philippines. This walk, titled The 2019 Bataan Memorial Death March, will take place starting at the school and cadets will walk down Port St. Lucie Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Parkway on Saturday from 08:00-11:00, and then from Veterans Memorial Parkway back to the school on Sunday from 12:00-3pm. On Saturday, there will be a few words spoken at approximately 11:00 in the morning at Veterans Memorial Park. All the cadets that participate in the walk will be in a neon yellow shirt.
This Bataan Memorial Death March is held to honor the veterans and prisoners of war that may or may not have made it along the way. There were roughly 60,000 to 80,000 American and Filipino men and women that were forced by the Imperial Japanese Army to walk 85 miles in a span of 6 days and were only given one meal throughout the entire journey. Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Brandon Melendez will be leading the effort.
On various Thursday and Friday nights from January to May, parks in local neighborhoods will host FREE outdoor movies featuring today’s blockbusters and classic family favorites.
Movies in the Fort gives residents in all parts of the city an opportunity to engage with their neighbors and community. Fort Pierce is committed to increasing access to family-friendly cultural opportunities, and this new movie series is a perfect example of this work.
All movies begin at dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Patrons are also welcome to bring their own picnic dinner. Visit the City’s Facebook page for details about pre-show activities on select movie nights.
Movies, dates and times are subject to change, for more information call 772.467.3031.
Movie: Sing!, rated PG
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019, movie begins at dusk (approximately 6:30pm)
Location: Means Court Center (532 N. 13th St)
Movie: Incredibles 2, rated PG
Date: Friday, March 15, 2019, movie begins at dusk (approximately 7pm)
Location: Fort Pierce Police Department Main Station (920 US Hwy 1)
Pre-show activity: Engagement activities with FPPD officers and staff
Movie: Peter Rabbit, rated PG
Date: Friday, April 19, 2019, movie begins at dusk (approximately 8pm)
Location: Jaycee Park (Melaleuca Dr)
Pre-show activity: Easter Egg Hunt
Movie: The Sandlot, rated PG
Date: Friday, May 24, 2019, movie begins at dusk (approximately 8pm)
Location: Former PAL Center (903 S 21st St)
Pre-show activity: Community input pop-up regarding Fort Pierce Recreation
Later this spring, three Saint Lucie Public Schools: Morningside Elementary, Oak Hammock K-8, and West Gate K-8 will each receive a Buddy Bench.
A Buddy Bench is anti-bullying, and keeps plastic out of the landfill! It’s a brightly colored bench made from recycled plastic caps that’s also a ‘safe space’ – signaling when a child has a need, and teaches all of the children about the environment.
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Two of our area high schools were featured in the Spring 2019 e-newsletter for Gaetz Aerospace Institute and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. See the articles and featured photos below!
School safety is a concern not only for parents, teachers, administrators, but also for students that attend school. When local law enforcement asked students to assist them in a school safety plan, they provided some high tech solutions. Students at Fort Pierce Central High School provided drones as an option to help with school safety. (Image below)
Fort Pierce Central High School students visited Triumph Aerostructures in Stuart, Florida during Florida Aviation Business Association week. They were able to tour the production facility that produces flight control surfaces for Boeing aircraft. Students really enjoyed the opportunity and look forward to possible internships with Triumph. Thank you Triumph Aerostructures! (Image below)
Emma Teague from Piper Aerospace Company of Vero Beach presented at Treasure Coast High School to the AFJROTC and ERAU dual enrolled students/cadets. Ms. Teague discussed the Piper Apprenticeship Program for seniors that are interested in a career in the aviation industry. Students have an opportunity to apply for this apprenticeship, and if selected will be hired full time after graduation at Piper for two years while completing the program.
Northport was so pleased to host Ary De Latorre from Dr. Cook’s Dental Office. With February being National Dental Health Month, students learned all about healthy sneezing, correct hand washing techniques, and how to brush their teeth properly. Students also learned not to share toothbrushes, how to floss, and how to eat to deter bacteria. It was a great learning experience, and we appreciate all the time spent educating our youngest students on proper teeth brushing. Thank you very much to Dr. Cook’s Dental Office!
Join us for the 2nd Annual Student Culinary Cook-Off, a collaboration of Child Nutrition Services and the Career and Technical Education Culinary Arts Program. The purpose of the event is for our student chefs in the Middle School and High School Culinary Arts Program to create enticing entrees that their peers would enjoy while following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. The winning entrée will be placed on the menu for the 2019-2020 school year.
When: Wednesday, April 10th from 4-6 pm (Tasting will be at 5:30 pm)
Where: Treasure Coast High School Cafeteria
The 5th Annual St. Lucie County Safety Fest will be held in the parking area outside First Data Field (Home of the Mets). The event features LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS from our local First Responders.
An explosive Bomb Disposal Demonstration – A stunning Jaws of Life Demonstration – A dynamic K-9 Demonstration – An incredible Fire Demonstration – and more!
Plus enjoy these attractions:
- Static Displays
- Safety Information
- Free Kids Zone
- Food Trucks
Do you need to pass one or more subtests of the General Knowledge Test? Beginning the week of April 1st, the Spring session of FREE General Knowledge Tutoring will begin. Sign up today using the links below to register for a spot.
- Math Tutoring will be offered on Tuesdays at St. Lucie West Centennial High School from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Sign up for the Spring session at tinyurl.com/GKSpringMath Password:GKTutoring
- Reading Tutoring will be offered on Thursdays at Dan McCarty Middle School from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Sign up for the Spring session at tinyurl.com/GKSpringRead Password: GKTutoring
Contact Laurie Boyer at Laurie.Boyer@stlucieschools.org with questions.
Part of what makes Northport K-8 community-friendly is their continued battle against bullying. At Northport K-8, students and families are educated to stand up against bullying in all forms. This year, thanks to two community business partners who help make Northport K-8 flourish, IDProducts Source and David Toth Construction, donated enough money to bring our students two “Buddy Benches.” The community cares about our children and these donations put real, first rate effort into community service and community action. Northport K-8 is so grateful!
Northport fifth graders were excited to top off their unit on weather with a visit to the media center from Britley Ritz, ABC Channel 25 meteorologist. The students began the program with a water cycle Flocabulary review. The Flocab was titled, “I’m water, I make the planet blue!” Britley spoke about her fear of weather as a child, when she lived through a tornado. She went on to study meteorology and weather at Ball State University where she conquered those childhood fears. Students learned about warm fronts, cold fronts, dense air, friction, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, water spouts, tropical systems, and rip current safety. Students participated in several interactive lessons and had the exciting opportunity to engage Britley with some great questions.
Referendum Press Conference
Students at Parkway Elementary got to sample Sweet Potato Fries on Thursday during lunch. Students learned where sweet potatoes are grown, how fries are made from them, and the surprising health benefits they provide!
Please take a moment to visit the newly redesigned website for the Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie.
Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie
1100 Delaware Ave. Fort Pierce, FL 34950
You can visit the site by clicking here: https://schools.stlucie.k12.fl.us/cast/
What a stupendous morning at Northport K-8 celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss! Many thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters and new CEO, Stacey Watson-Mesley, SLPS Board Members Debbie Hawley and Troy Ingersoll, and SLC Councilwoman, Stephanie Morgan. A big thanks to members of First United Methodist Church as well. We had a beautiful time celebrating literacy as a community. The students and their smiling, friendly, grins truly represented the best of Northport K-8 hospitality. Thanks to culinary arts instructor, Rachel Savela and her team of students who baked cakes for every VPK through third grade class. We truly are thankful and appreciative of all the community support that we receive. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Pictured are New Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Stacey Watson Mesley, SLPS Board Member Debbie Hawley, and Northport K-8 media specialist, Lynne Gruszka.
The Weatherbee Kindergarten Team was rewarded with a special whiz-bang, whatcha-ma-doodle, thing-a-ma-jiggity prize for having the most participation and most Seussical attire during the Hats Off to Dr. Seuss event on Friday, March 1st. Way to go Kindergarten Team!
Fort Pierce Central High School art students and culinary students are working together to bring awareness to a community problem. For $15 anyone can purchase a bowl, fill it with fresh hot soup prepared by the school’s culinary arts students and when they are done eating, the bowl goes home with them as a symbol of all the empty bowls in the community.
The bowls will be on sale at the Fort Pierce Farmers Market on Saturday, March 16th. All proceeds benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank.
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