Forest Grove Middle School faculty and staff participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake event on Saturday, September 26th. Forest Grove Middle school placed third for the 1pm session.
Interested in a little friendly competition and a chance to support Big Brothers Big Sisters? Now is the time to reserve your lane for this year’s big event!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 22, 2018, and get your team ready for the 30th Anniversary Bowl for Kids’ Sake event at Superplay USA.
You can sign up by clicking on the link below:
This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake proved to be inviting and exciting for participants in St. Lucie County as school teams and SLPS departments took to the lanes with other community organizations.
The annual fundraiser is more than just bowling. “It’s about the kids and raising money to support the mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters!”
St. Lucie Public Schools supports Big Brothers Big Sisters each year during the annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake campaign. This year, five schools were recognized by the organization for their tremendous fundraising efforts.
1st Place $1,037.95
2nd Place $970.50
Rivers Edge Elementary
3rd Place $830.00
F. K. Sweet Elementary
4th Place $731.40
Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies
5th Place $606.05
At the School Board Meeting on October 14th Dr. Judi Miller, Big Brothers Big Sisters, recognized winners from the Bowl For Kids Sake event. 100 % of all monies collected go to Big Brothers Big Sisters Reading Mentor Program. In fifth place was St. Lucie West K-8, Susan Seal and John Keelor. In fourth place was Palm Pointe Educational Research School, Debra Snyder and Beth Wuycheck. In third place was Rivers Edge Elementary, Kerri Walukiewicz and Ashley Easom. In Second place was Frances K. Sweet Elementary, Juanita Wright and Barbara Bennett; and First Place went to Floresta Elementary, Bernadette Floyd and Linda Menikheim.
Pictured are, Debbie Hawley, Christy Nuccio, Barbara Bennett, Mike Fitzgerald, Andrew McIntosh, Ashley Easom, Kerri Walukiewicz, Christine Hill, John Keelor, Susan Seal, Genelle Yost, Bernadette Floyd, and on the front row are, Linda Menikheim, Cemera Clancy, and Judi Miller.
Students in eighth grade language arts classes at Allapattah Flats K8 are busy brainstorming and categorizing different topics. Pictured, from left, Jonaton Jeantry, Latonia Jones, and Skylar Lasseur are racing against a clock to brainstorm as many phrases, words or related categories as possible. Once their time is up they create different categories to narrow the topic for the words they wrote on their desks. Students love the novelty of writing all over their desks, but don’t worry — the desk washes clean.
“Ho, Ho, Ho,” proclaimed Santa, at Allapattah Flats’ Santa Breakfast recently. Parents, teachers and students alike enjoyed the festivities as they watched Danya Etter’s elementary chorus perform several Christmas songs to bring in the holiday season, and eagerly awaited the arrival of Santa. The morning included a pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa and a holiday shop for all to enjoy. Students were overwhelmed with all the holiday decorations and couldn’t wait to tell Santa their wish lists. It was a great event for the whole family. Allapattah staff even took a quick moment to get their own picture with the man in red.
New Horizons Breakfast With Santa
Free for Youth 17 and Under
$5 for Adult or Bring an Unwrapped Gift
Saturday, December 2
8 AM – Noon
Mets Stadium/First Data Field
Toys for Tots Toy Drive
On December 8 from 8 am – noon, New Horizons is hosting a FREE all-you-can-eat breakfast at Mets Stadium/First Data Field for the children of St. Lucie County and surrounding areas. This year promises to be even more fun, as the youth are invited to stay a bit longer and watch “Elf” on the big screen.
This is a FREE event for children in the community to visit with the big guy in the red suit, who brings good cheer and fun activities to local children in need.
Presented by the St. Lucie Mets, children are treated to an awesome all-you-can-eat breakfast, they decorate holiday cookies, make Christmas cards, and go home with photos of themselves with Santa.
There are few things more gratifying than to watch a child’s face light up with joy and wondrous excitement — particularly children served by New Horizons and other area agencies assisting youth who have experienced trauma, loss and other hardships. If they have a family, often resources are stretched thin to take care of medical bills, housing and special services. Too often, Christmas festivities are just not an option.
The goal for New Horizons is to help children create wholesome memories that will last a lifetime.
Students learned about the importance of etiquette when interviewing for jobs and became student members of the TCBA. Thank you Maddie Williams, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Builders Association!
Wonderful things with literacy are happening in the K-2 section of Northport! This week is “National Dog Week!” In honor of our children building literacy skills in a fun way and dogs, Star Bright Therapy dogs have been visiting classes and titillating children to read. Reading therapy dogs have visited the classes of April Smith, Michelle Sharrah, Elaine Lawrence, Michele Kemp, Jennifer Lusardi, Deb Day, Denise Fields, Rose Rumer, Lorelle Ceville, Angela Rodriguez, Renee Immordino, Pam Mishler, Shana Cicio and Lorri Lamm.
The dogs and their loving owners have brought joy and companionship to the children and that is what is so important. Many thanks to Dorothy Blair from the SLC Public library and her group, Bright and Beautiful Reading Therapy Dogs.
We love the dogs @NP! Encouraging the love of reading is at the top of our list of goals!
Do you currently use Canvas in your classroom? Do you want to learn how to add interactivity to your modules to increase engagement? If so, you can learn more with this online learning opportunity, Adding Interactivity to your Canvas Courses. Sign up now in Frontline. Contact Julia Hilburn at Julia.Hilburn@stlucieschools.org with any questions.
WPBF Meteorologist Britley Ritz did it again! She brought a storm of excitement to students at St. Lucie West K-8 during a special weather lesson. Britley helped students understand weather systems and answered the many interesting questions ranging from what it takes to be a meteorologist to detailed inquiries about hurricanes.
Thank you, WPBF, for your continued partnership!
At the October 14th School Board Meeting, Hafsa Saeed, a student from Lincoln Park Academy, was recognized as being a 2014 finalist in the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition. She will represent LPA and SLPS at Washington DC where she will get an opportunity to meet President Obama. Pictured are, Board Chair Debbie Hawley, Hafsa Saeed, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Assistant Superintendent Kerry Padrick.
School Security Chief Brian Reuther and his brothers share something in common — their careers in law enforcement. This month’s Port St. Lucie Magazine showcases their careers. For the complete article, click on the link below:
At Windmill Point Elementary, students in Jeannine Lockart’s fourth grade class received a special banner from their reading buddies from Nancy Cordero’s first grade class to wish them good luck on the FCAT!
The community is invited to enjoy a showcase of hundreds of science projects created by some of our district’s youngest budding scientists in kindergarten through fifth grade at the 2012 St. Lucie Public Schools Science Showcase on Saturday, May 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Southern Oaks Middle School, located at 5500 N. E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. The event is central to the school district’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiative and an opportunity for the community to appreciate the STEM resources available in St. Lucie Public Schools.
This free community event will also feature exhibitors from local science institutions and organizations, as well as STEM-related high school academies, including Treasure Coast Wildlife, Indian River State College, Savannas Preserve State Park, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Marine and Oceanographic Academy at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, and Fort Pierce Central High School’s Aeronautical Aviation Academy affiliated with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Families will be engaged with hands-on science activities, live animal shows, and interactive displays. Fun items such as Frisbees and water bottles will be given away, and concessions will be available for purchase.
For more information, call St. Lucie Public Schools K-12 Science Curriculum Supervisor Cristina Veresan at 429.3615.
To mark America Recycles Day, the City of Port St. Lucie awarded Southport with a “Buddy Bench” made from the plastic caps that students have been collecting and sending in to recycle. The participation from students, teachers, and Southport friends was amazing! Principal Nicole Telese remarked, “This project not only helps our students to see the value in pollution prevention and recycling, it is also symbolic of our work to end bullying and to learn empathy. The idea behind the “Buddy Bench” concept is that if someone is having a bad day or is struggling to form relationships with their peers, they can have a seat on the buddy bench and their peers can join them to offer support.”
Whether our students participated in Adopt-a-Street Litter Control or brought in plastic caps to recycle for their “Buddy Bench,” Southport Middle School students want to bring awareness to keeping our community clean. We thank our Southport family for making both programs a true success.
Residents and community members are encouraged to collect plastic bottle caps and lids — which typically cannot be recycled locally -and help Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful re-use and transform them into community “buddy benches.”
Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful will officially kick off this new Buddy Bench project on America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, 2018 with a 10:30 a.m. rally at West Gate K-8 School. KPSLB received a $500 Waste-in-Place Grant from Keep Florida Beautiful to get the project off the ground, which is part of a nationwide movement to give children a place to sit with a buddy when they are feeling alone or bullied.
KPSLB partnered with several City departments (Communications, Neighborhood Services, Police and Utility Systems), Waste Pro and the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, whose members have become ambassadors for the project. The City also is working with three local schools for the initial phase of the project: Morningside Elementary, Oak Hammock K-8 and West Gate K-8.
“This Buddy Bench project is a perfect fit with Keep Port St. Lucie’s goal to expand awareness for litter prevention and recycling,” said Georgette Beck, Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Coordinator. “It also allows us to work on the City’s strategic goals to partner with our local schools and to keep Port St. Lucie safe, clean and beautiful.”
Each school will need to collect 200 pounds of caps to create their one bench. Once collected, KPSLB will send the caps to Green Tree Plastics, based in Evansville, IN, which has created a program designed to fabricate the benches to help educate students about recycling.
Community members are invited and encouraged to help the students reach their 200 pound of caps goal. Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful has placed blue buckets at four City locations for residents to drop off their clean collected caps:
• City Hall Lobby, 121 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd.
• PSL Civic Center -Recreation area, 9221 SE Civic Center Place
• PSL Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd
• Port St. Lucie Police Department
Any local business or community group that would like to set up a collection spot can contact Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful at 772-871-5103. The attached flyer lists the specific types of accepted caps and lids. This project will wrap up on April 20, 2019 at KPSLB’s Caring Community Clean Up and Celebration Day.