VPK Registration Starts Soon

VPK Registration Starts Soon

2019-2020 VPK/Title I School Year Program
Registration Dates: February 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 2019
Children must be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2019.

For additional information, please contact:
SLPS Early Childhood Office (772) 340-4802

Step 1: Complete between January 7-February 8, 2019
Create an account and apply for a VPK Certificate of Eligibility through the Office of Early Learning at: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/

Step 2: Complete between January 7-February 8, 2019
Schedule a registration and screening appointment to determine your child’s eligibility for St. Lucie Public School’s VPK/Title I Program.
(Screening consists of: developmentally appropriate academic and social-emotional tools, family income, and residence verification.)

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Step 3: Attend your scheduled registration and screening appointment. Bring your child and the following documentation with you to your appointment:
Appointment Location:

Parkway Elementary Annex (driveway is north of the school)

7000 NW Selvitz Rd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34983

✓ Certificate of Eligibility (from Step 1)
✓ Child’s Original Birth Certificate
✓ Photo Identification (parent or guardian)
✓ Child’s Social Security Card (If available)
✓ *Two Proofs of Address

Parent/Guardian’s name and address must be showing on the proof of address. Acceptable proofs include:

One (1) Primary and One (1) Secondary or Two (2) Primary Proofs of Address.

Two (2) secondary proofs of address will not be accepted.

(SEE REGISTRATION FLYER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.)

Step 4:
Based on screening results, students will be assigned seats by the St. Lucie Public Schools Early Childhood Department. Parents will be notified of seat assignment by April 19, 2019.

 

VPK Space Available

VPK Space Available

Attention Parents with VPK Children (age 4 by September 1).

SLPS has a few remaining openings for the 2018-2019 school year.

Affordable full day program taught by certified teachers.

$385/month

Contact: Early Childhood Office @ 340-4802

VPK Students Explore Their World

VPK Students Explore Their World

Summer VPK at Northport is off to a fabulous start!

Students and teachers are working hard to prepare for kindergarten in August as students have fun exploring books, learning about their world, and interacting positively!

VPK Students Learn About Their School Family

VPK Students Learn About Their School Family

After learning about their school family in class, the VPK children in Mrs. Reynolds and Ms. Ifill-Bowen’s class at Allapattah Flats took a tour to visit some of the people who work in their school. They met school personnel and saw them at work. The children learned a little more about what each person does in the school.

 

 

VPK/Title 1 Registration

VPK/Title 1 Registration

2016-2017 VPK/Title I School Year Program

Free Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program

(Child must be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2016.)

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FULL DAY PROGRAM WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS

TRANSPORTATION, BREAKFAST & LUNCH AVAILABLE

(Some restrictions may apply.)

For registration information visit: 

http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/our-programs/voluntary-pre-k/

Contact: Karen Crosby at (772) 429-4634 or Cassandra Dillard at (772) 429-3945

Walk for Autism Speaks Brings Community Awareness

ST. LUCIE COUNTYWalk for Autism Speaks is a community event organized by volunteers at West Gate K-8 school in collaboration with Palm Point Educational Research School at Tradition.  On Saturday, April 2, an estimated 2,000 staff from St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS), community organizations, and families poured into Tradition Square to begin the Walk.   Each year this event continues to grow and help bring about a greater awareness of autism.

Event organizers Valentina Whyte and Jessica McLaughlin, both from West Gate K – 8, began organizing this event four years ago.  This year’s collaboration with Palm Pointe brought the welcomed support of Cheryl Petrino.  With its growth and community support, the Walk has turned into an event. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to bring awareness, help raise money, and help change the future for those with autism,” said McLaughlin.  Already, tallies show that this year’s event has helped raise over $24,000.00.

Executive Director of Student Services and Exceptional Student Education Bill Tomlinson said, “We derive great benefit from having this opportunity to come together in support of such a worthwhile event. It brings about such an awareness to autism and the efforts that are under way to support the children and families both in their home and at school.   Events like this one bring about knowledge and understanding and lead to greater acceptance of individuals with disabilities.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

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Walmart Distribution Center Is Recognized

Walmart Distribution Center Is Recognized

On May 12th the School Board recognized Walmart Distribution Center for its partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools and the creation of the West Gate K-8 Reading and Inclusion Garden. Pictured are, Donna Mills, Edward Madrid, Genelle Yost, Joe Wallace, and Bill Tomlinson.

Walmart Distribution Center Makes Donation

Walmart Distribution Center Makes Donation

The Office of Teaching and Learning thank Walmart Distribution Center for awarding the Walmart Community Grant to the Early Childhood Department in order to support superior professional development. The $2000.00 award supports the Early Childhood Conference and on-going professional development in St. Lucie County.

Wampler Applauded For Leadership

Wampler Applauded For Leadership

 

St. Lucie West Centennial High School Junior Kaylee Wampler was applauded for her student leadership efforts at May’s School Board Meeting.  She has already started making her mark and lending her voice to causes for which she feels passion.

Most recently, she was an eloquent speaker at the League of Women Voters.  In addition, she organized the March for Our Lives in Port St. Lucie.

Kaylee is to be admired for her advocacy, self-empowerment, and encouragement to engage others in positive community action.

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Warriors On the Water

Warriors On the Water

(From left to right) Cadet Corporal Noel Cruz, Cadet Major Dallas Reyes, Cadet Command Sergeant Major Damilola Jolaogun, Cadet Staff Sergeant D’Eric Merritt

By: Syanna Graham

Port St. Lucie High School showed its support at the event for Warriors On the Water. The Jaguar Battalion attended the event and presented the colors. The Color Guard was led by Cadet Major Dallas Reyes carrying the national flag, and Cadet Command Sergeant Major Damilola Jolaogun carrying the state flag. Cadet Corporal Noel Cruz and Cadet Staff Sergeant D’Eric Merrit posted as guards. The students enjoyed participating in the event and the warriors appreciated their appearance.

Water Safety at Weatherbee

Water Safety at Weatherbee

Thanks to the Partnership in Education between Weatherbee Elementary and the United States Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce, Weatherbee’s first, third, and fifth graders were able to learn about water safety. Seaman Fawn Moro delivered an informative presentation, teaching the students how to stay safe in, on, and around the water. After the presentation, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary set up the ‘Let’s Talk Trash Game’ and the ‘Fishing Game’ for the students to learn the importance of keeping our waterways clean. Every student also had the opportunity to practice putting a personal floatation device on correctly. The students especially loved the surprise visit from PFD Panda.

Pictured: Mrs. McNair’s third grade class with USCG Station Fort Pierce and USCG Auxiliary

Wayne Gent Leads St. Lucie Public Schools as the New Superintendent

St. Lucie Public Schools welcomes Superintendent Wayne Gent to the helm of the District’s operations for educational excellence. Gent is an instructional leader with a proven record for advancing student achievement and maintaining a focus on improving learning opportunities for students. He also has deep roots in St. Lucie County as a former teacher, head basketball coach, assistant principal, principal, and Florida Principal in Residence.  “I am looking forward to supporting the growth of our students, educators, support staff, and community. Together, we will see SLPS recognized as an innovative and world class educational system,” stated Gent.

Superintendent Gent was selected as the clear choice to spearhead St. Lucie County’s public school system as was evidenced by a unanimous vote from the Board in February.  He transitions into this new role from his position as Superintendent for the School District of Palm Beach County.  In 2014, under his direct leadership, Palm Beach County out-performed Florida and all other large urban school districts with a graduation rate of 84%.  Palm Beach was the only large urban district to raise its graduation rate.

Gent graduated from Mars Hill College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Georgia.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

WCE Welcomes WPBF

WCE Welcomes WPBF

Britley Ritz, WPBF Meteorologist, received a warm welcome from White City Wildcats before she even stepped foot on campus. 

 

She recently visited the school to share an interactive and informative weather lesson on weather systems that included thunderstorms, tornadoes, tropical systems, and rip currents — all very relevant to students in South Florida.  A big shout out to WPBF and their on-going support to stay involved with our students!