Bayshore hosted its 5th annual Community Resource Night! Families that attended had the opportunity to learn about community and school resources. Valuable information was shared from Children’s Services Council, Kids at Hope, St. Lucie County Health Department, Hibiscus Children’s Center and many more local organizations. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department also provided fingerprinting services and hosted the Bike Rodeo to teach students about safety rules when riding a bike.
Pictured, from left to right, is Officer Estrada with third-grader Robert Rodriquez and second-grader Amaris Rodriguez, after completing the Bike Rodeo.
Pamela Garrity, Bayshore Elementary STEM teacher, recently entered the Kids at Hope Day Contest. She was recognized with the Time Traveler Award for teaching students how to mentally travel to the future. Her lessons taught students to realize how they can utilize their personal talents and the importance of the skills they are currently learning to reach their destinations in the future. Pictured, from left to right: Pamela Garrity and fifth grade students Taryn Erdosi, Jessica Holsten, and Angelica Moreno.
On September 30, Bayshore Elementary welcomed fathers and male role models to observe the Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The media center received 120 fathers and male role models representing 146 students, or 20% of the student body, who were greeted by the school administrators and teachers. During the event, fathers and male role models participated in the signing of the pledge as a demonstration of their commitment to their children’s education. Fathers were also invited and encouraged to participate in future Dads Take Your Child to School Day events.
Third grade students at Bayshore Elementary were visited on Tuesday, Januray 19, by members of the Lions Club. Mr. James Coy and Mrs. Sandra Coy presented our third graders dictionaries as part of a campaign by the local Lions and Rotary Clubs. This year, both clubs have joined to provide all third grades in Saint Lucie County with dictionaries. Our students are very grateful for their generous gesture.
On Friday, January 15, fourth grade students attended a presentation by the Port Saint Lucie Botanical Gardens and the Keep Port Saint Lucie Beautiful about Arbor Day and the Fourth Grade Foresters Program. Students learned about growing a Sabal Palm and received their own Sabal Palm to take and plant at home. The trees were generously donated by Keep Port Saint Lucie Beautiful and Waste Pro.
Mrs. Glidden’s second grade students participated in STEM activities. Students raised questions about the natural world and used nonstandard objects to build and create through free exploration. Students then explained their thought process and structure to the class. Pictured is second grade student Estrella Covell.
Bayshore students and families recently collected relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Matthew. All supplies collected were donated to Missionary Flights International to provide relief and hope to Haiti in this time of crisis.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day on September 8, 2016. In honor of this special day, Bayshore students participated in a book exchange. First grade students Sophia Schmitt, Jilieah Taylor and Kaelyn Scheumeister (pictured from left to right) were excited to choose new books!
On September 15, Bayshore students and staff members participated in the Circle of Hope. The Circle of Hope is a cancer awareness event that honors those who have gone on a journey battling cancer. On the third Tuesday of September of every year, members of the St. Lucie Public Schools stand united for hope and a cure for cancer.
Bayshore Elementary second grade classes are combining English Language Arts and Social Studies standards to research, write about, and compare the cultures of Native American tribes from various geographic regions of the United States. Pictured is second grade teacher Mrs. Fallon and her students.
Bayshore Elementary staff handed out nearly 250 bottles of water to thank their families for supporting the referendum. The bottles were wrapped with a thank you message that generated smiles and reciprocal thanks.
At the School Board Meeting on May 27, 2014, PBIS District Coordinator Robert O’Neill presented a Bronze Award for the 2012-2013 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Model Schools to Bayshore Elementary. A PBIS Model School is one that has met specific criteria and has reported innovative, creative and functional ways of supporting PBIS in their school. Pictured are Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Assistant Principal Edwin Munoz, PBIS Coach Kathryn Tromblay, Principal Lori Reid, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell.
Bayshore Elementary School was presented with the American Flag by the family of Captain Matthew Shields. For many years, Mrs. Debbie Gonzalez’s first grade class has sent letters and cards to Captain Matthew Shields and other members of his unit. Captain Shields’ grandmother, Lauran Griffith (longtime Bayshore volunteer), presented a flag that was flown over Syria and Iraq in appreciation for the continuous support that the unit received.
PSLHS Color Guard honored Captain Shields’ family during a ceremony at Bayshore Elementary School.
Pictured (from left to right) is Kim Shields (mother of Captain Shields) PSLHS Color Guard, Lauran Griffith and James Griffith (veteran and grandfather of Captain Shields).
On Monday, January 18, Bayshore students, parents, and staff participated in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade. This year’s theme “Dream Forward: Choose Peace, Equality, and Change” inspired the float design that represented our school.
The Bayshore Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team participated in the regional competition on February 28. The team competed against seven other schools to solve the long term problem titled, Silent Movie. Bayshore’s team was honored with the coveted OMER Award, which was awarded because the team demonstrated a global view on their long term problem. Bayshore’s Odyssey of the Mind team, led by teachers Janet Baraniak, Heather McWilliams and Colletta Myers, placed fourth overall in the competition. Pictured (from left to right) are Coach Janet Baraniak, Giana Stella, Matthew King, Samantha Trader, Juliana Acosta, Raysaa Serra, Coach Heather McWilliams, Ryleigh Shimanek and Jessica Hunt.
On March 10th, Bayshore Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Mind team competed at Regionals in Palm Beach County. The team showed amazing team work and performed a skit that was “Out of this World.” According to the judges, “The team showed exceptional teamwork and focus when their prop/backdrop did not stand up the way it should have. They did not lose one moment of focus and they worked together, addressed the falling backdrop, and delivered a seamless performance.” In doing so, the team won the OMER AWARD for exceptional sportsmanship and teamwork.
The team worked together to solve Problem 5 “A Stellar Hangout,” they performed a smooth and seamless skit winning them FIRST PLACE and a spot at the STATE COMPETITION in Orlando, Florida! The team did an outstanding job and we could not be more proud of them for all of their hard work. The team comprised of Evan McGarry, Hunter Proctor, Brianca Morais, Kyle Thezan, Reese Adams, and Alexandria Lee.
All of the success was made possible under the exemplary direction of Coach Rebecca Proctor and their youth volunteer Coach Camber Adams. This team put Bayshore on the map and we couldn’t be prouder. A special thank you goes to all the families for their commitment and dedication to this elite group of students. Finally, to our star students…you are champions with or without a trophy because we are proud of you for the passion and commitment in which you worked through this process. Winning the Omer Award speaks to the content of your character and for that alone made us proud beyond measure. Your journey ahead to the state competition will show everyone else what a true champion looks like. Well done!
Bayshore Elementary students in the National Elementary Honor Society (N.E.H.S) participated in a school beautification project. For part of the N.E.H.S. community service project, students in fourth and fifth grade at Bayshore Elementary developed and implemented a plan to clean up their school. Students worked after school hours to clean up the entire campus of their school. Pictured from left to right are, Alex Martin, Fourth grade teacher and sponsor Alan (A.J.) Bevacqua, Solithia Coke, Marisa Roth, Giana Infante, Patrick Boje, Andrew Jones, Trinidy Restle, Jamaro Lee, Katelyn Hall, and Timaya Jones.
Bayshore’s first graders had an amazing visit to the Manatee Observation and Education Center in Ft. Pierce. They used their listening and speaking skills during presentations to learn facts and information about ocean life, manatees and their specific habitat here. Students were thrilled and excited to see manatees outside the center swimming around.
Students in Mrs. Glidden’s first grade class at Bayshore Elementary have been working hard to increase their i-Ready proficiency rates. Recently many students reached 100% proficiency in reading and math iReady lessons. They were given certificates and accolades by their peers for their hard work.
Bayshore Elementary School hosted a Superhero Literacy Night as part of Celebrate Literacy Week. Families started the night learning about their children’s upcoming curriculum. Afterwards, they participated in fun literacy stations that included superhero reading, bingo for books, word building, and creating soaring reading goals! Pictured, from left to right, are fifth grade student Vanessa Cruz, first grade student Jonathan Cruz, and Kilsy De Jesus.