It’s Expo Time!

It’s Expo Time!

Mark your calendar for the 2019 Back-to-School Non-profit Expo at Grace Way Village.

When: Thursday, August 1, from 11 am to 3 pm.

Grace Way Village is one of many non-profits looking forward to supporting teachers in their efforts to care for our community’s children!

There are many non-profit organizations in the area that can help with the needs of your students.

Lego Robotics and Coding Camp

Lego Robotics and Coding Camp

St. Lucie County’s Oxbow Eco-Center 2019 Summer Camps were full of adventure. Children ages 8-12 participated in a Lego Robotics and Coding Camp. Using Lego Mindstorm EV-Three and We-Do kits, children worked in teams to complete animal and nature themed science experiments with robotics and coding. Some campers recognized similar problem solving experiments in STEM and Odyssey of the Mind courses.

Student Assignment Temporary Location

Student Assignment Temporary Location

Purpose: To assist parents/guardians with student enrollment 

Location: Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies – Gymnasium (2250 S. Jenkins Road, Ft. Pierce)

Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dates: July 29, 2019 – August 14, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

*For your convenience, on-line applications are available 7 days a week/24 hours a day.

Visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/

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.

New Teachers – Tunnel of Hope

New Teachers – Tunnel of Hope

You’re invited to help welcome and celebrate our new teachers by participating in the new teacher symposium Tunnel of Hope scheduled for Wednesday, July 31st at 8:00 a.m. at Fort Pierce Central High School.  The address is 4101 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce. 

The Tunnel will be held in the Auditorium at the back of the school. Hope to see you there!

Know the Signs

Know the Signs

The Division of Student Services and Exceptional Student Education in collaboration with Sandy Hook Promise provided a Signs of Suicide (SOS) Training at Indian River State College for school psychologists, social workers, guidance counselors, and district leaders. The SOS program uses an educational curriculum to teach students to recognize the symptoms of depression and suicide, and can be implemented by existing school personnel within one class period.

At its core, the SOS Program relies on three easy-to-remember steps, denoted by the acronym ACT:

  • Acknowledge that you are seeing warning signs and that it is serious
  • Care let your friends know how much you care about them
  • Tell a trusted adult that you are worried about your friend

For more information, visit:

https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/prevention_programs

Make A Difference

Make A Difference

SLPS is seeking high performing teachers (see eligibility requirements on flyer) to make a difference in the lives and learning of children at Chester A. Moore Elementary and Lawnwood Elementary.

Interested? Apply today!

Sales Tax Holiday

Sales Tax Holiday

The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019, and runs through Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use.

 

For more information and a list of qualifying items, please review the Department of Revenue’s Tax Information Publication (TIP) on the 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions.

CTE Summer PD

CTE Summer PD

CTE educators completed professional development focused on robotics and photonics with IRSC and Best Practices for industry certifications with  Certiport representatives. They were also provided with the opportunity to take industry certification exam(s).

Open House Schedules

Open House Schedules

SCHOOL Time Date
Allapattah Flats K-8 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Bayshore Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
CA Moore Elementary 4:00 – 6:00 August 8, 2019
Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) 4:00 – 6:00 August 8, 2019
Dale Cassens Education Complex Elementary 5:30 – 7:00 August 8, 2019
Dale Cassens Education Complex Secondary 5:30 – 7:00 August 7, 2019
Dan McCarty Middle School 4:00 – 6:00 August 7, 2019
Fairlawn Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
FK Sweet Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Floresta Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Forest Grove Middle Grade 6                   5:00-6:30

Grades 7-8               6:30-8:00

August 7, 2019
FP Central High Grade 9                     6:00-8:00

Grades 10-12           3:00–5:30

August 7, 2019
FP Westwood High MOA – Grade 9          3:30–4:00

All MOA Students      4:00–6:00

4:00 – 6:00

August 7, 2019
Lakewood Park Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Lawnwood Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Lincoln Park Academy

(Grades 6-12)

Grade 6                      3:30-4:30

Grades 7-8                4:15-5:30

Grades 9-12               5:45-7:00

August 7, 2019
Manatee Academy K-8 4:30 – 6:30 August 8, 2019
Mariposa Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Morningside Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Northport K-8 4:00 – 6:00 August 8, 2019
Oak Hammock K-8 4:00 – 6:00 August 8, 2019
Palm Pointe 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Parkway Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Performance Based 5:30 – 7:00 August 7, 2019
PSL High Grade 9 Only             6:00–7:30 August 7, 2019
Rivers Edge Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Samuel Gaines Academy K-8 Grades K-1                3:30-4:30

Grades 2-8                4:00-6:00

August 8, 2019
Savanna Ridge Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
SLW Centennial High Grade 9                     4:30-6:00

Grades 10 – 12           3:30-4:30

August 7, 2019
Southern Oaks Middle 4:00 – 6:00 August 7, 2019
Southport Middle Grade 6 Orientation   4:00

Open House               5:00-7:00

August 7, 2019
St. Lucie Elementary 5:00 – 7:00 August 8, 2019
St. Lucie West K-8 Grades K-5                3:30-4:30

Grades 6-8                 4:30–5:30

August 8, 2019
Treasure Coast High Grade 9 Only            5:00–7:00 August 7, 2019
Village Green Elementary 4:00 – 6:00 August 8, 2019
Weatherbee Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
West Gate K-8 4:30 – 6:30 August 8, 2019
White City Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Windmill Point Elementary 4:30 – 6:30 August 8, 2019
Student Assignment Temporary Location

Temporary Location for Student Assignment

Purpose: To assist parents/guardians with student enrollment 

Location: Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies – Gymnasium (2250 S. Jenkins Road, Ft. Pierce)

Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dates: July 29, 2019 – August 14, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

*For your convenience, on-line applications are available 7 days a week/24 hours a day.

Visit: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/

WLX-TV

WLX-TV

WLX-TV is featuring new episodes this week from both Live United hosted by Kenrick Thomas and UF/IFAS hosted by Ed Skvarch. These episodes feature valuable community information such as the uses and importance of 211, resources to help fight childhood dental issues as well as how to insure your home and valuables this hurricane season.  Also, don’t forget to tune-in to catch exclusive video coverage from events such as the Fall Teacher Symposium and New Teacher Orientation.

WLX-TV is on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.

Weekly Programming Guide

http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/Media/Weekly.pdf

WLX-TV

https://www.youtube.com/c/WLXTV-SLPS

Live United
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfOPco22Ycg
UF/IFAS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDZnBR9uIks&t=171s

Building Futures With Phoenix Metals

Building Futures With Phoenix Metals

Partnerships with local businesses such as Phoenix Metals support pathways to success for students in St. Lucie Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs.

CTE offers a complete range of career options for all students, helping them to discover their interests and the educational pathways that lead to success.  These programs offer students the opportunity to achieve industry-recognized certifications, work-based learning experiences, and articulated college credits.  CTE helps students gain the technical skills, rigorous academic foundation, and real-world experience they need for post-secondary education and a high-skill, high-wage, high-demand career.