Kristin Helser, a local attorney practicing civil law, recently visited White City Elementary with her mother. The two guests addressed fifth grade students about the laws governing our state. Their commitment to helping the students of St. Lucie County is certainly valuable to our community and we are glad to have them as part of our White City family. Pictured, from left, Kristin Helser, Johnnie Mathis, Ms. Helser’s mother and Spelando Sauveur.
First graders in Kathleen Saunders’ class at White City Elementary celebrated success by being inducted into the Captains’ Club. These hard working students have already mastered the first grade words required for the year. Each student received a captain’s hat and is already working on a new goal. Pictured, from left, are Denise Negrete-Gasca, Luz Gahn Torres, Ethan Stabile, Addly Osne, Kiara Melgar and Diamond Torres.
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The Kindergarten students at White City Elementary School read books and learned about Native American Indians while studying a unit on People and Events of Now and Long Ago. The students were able to make their own vest and head dress decorating them with Native American symbols to wear to our Thanksgiving meal in the cafeteria.
White City Elementary kindergartners had a special visitor from the community share about her cultural heritage. Mrs. Yatabe grew up in Japan near Tokyo. The students learned about Japanese customs and traditions and compared and contrasted them with American customs and traditions. The students also learned about origami and made their own samurai helmet! They tried the origami samurai hat on a stuffed Pokemon beanie baby. She concluded the lesson by writing the word “dream” using Japanese symbols and helped each student to write their own name in Japanese.
White City Elementary had a great turnout for our Million Father March – “Donuts for Dads” this morning. We had close to 70 parents bring their children to school and have donuts with them. We gathered 41 pledges with others pending that were taken home and promised to send back. Attached are some pictures that show our parents and students in the cafeteria with their children.
Grade 5 students at White City Elementary are learning about different forms of energy. Mr. Lewis provides hands-on learning opportunities for his students as they investigate and generate a hypothesis.
White City Elementary School in St. Lucie County, has a great after school workout for students, says Katrina Gonzalez, Wellness Champion. Students meet after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30. They have over 53 students signed up so far. The hour starts out with a warm up that might include pushups, toe touches, jumping jacks, stretching and running laps. After a short water break, students then get to choose a sport, for example, soccer or basketball. At the end of the hour, students enjoy another break which includes water and healthy snacks. Students can either bring their own snack, or the school provides fruits and vegetables. The program is gaining momentum and the kids love it!! Kudos to White City for leading the way in student wellness!!
White City Elementary is partnering with the community. The residents of the Lake Forest Park Villa Association provided a lobster dinner to support White City Elementary School. A special thank you goes out to the Lake Forest Park Villa Association for supporting White City Elementary. Proceeds will be used to purchase school supplies for the teachers and students of White City Elementary.
The newest additions to the WCE library, Reading Pals, thanks to a generous donation from a PSL resident, Samantha Folk. On behalf of all Wildcats, our second graders thank you, Noe Rodriguez, Brianna Perrigin, Kammaria Grant, Mary Hills, and Adrian Lopez-Ardiano.
Students in Andrea Logue’s fifth grade science class at White City Elementary completed a real-world engineering project based on the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) initiative. Students were “NASA engineers” for the day and competed against other engineering teams to design and build a lunar habitat model using only straws, masking tape, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap. Each model needed to be airtight, have an airlock, and a renewable energy source. Pictured, from left, are Brecia Trejo, Torris Henderson, and Dazia Fernandez.
Students in Edward Strivelli’s first grade classroom at White City Elementary have been writing class poems throughout the year as part of their word families study. In each ‘silly’ poem, the students used words containing a target sound. At the end of the week, the children read to an audience filled with students from Lois Peith’s second grade class. After their poems were presented, the students joined together and read more class poems from the first graders’ class poem journal.
Students at White City Elementary enjoyed a visit from Commack, a very special Golden Retriever. Commack is a therapy dog certified by Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. He has been specially trained to support students as they read and spend time with him. Students are looking forward to future visits from Commack!
Students from Mrs. Erica Anderson’s 5th grade class who are a part of Mrs. Jennifer Bozone’s small group each chose a book to read over Spring Break. They were given the creative task to create a visual representation of their favorite scene from the book.
A local Burger King restaurant recently helped White City Elementary fourth grade students celebrate their hard work in preparation of FCAT Writes. The store manager has donated this treat to White City Elementary for three years and the students of Karen Maxwell, Brenda Newman, Heather Ricksecker, and Adam Seal show their appreciation!
White City students are paying tribute to the members of the Armed Forces. As a part of their writing instruction, students wrote letters and made cards to send to the members of our Armed Forces. Students took time to express their care, concern, and gratitude for those who serve and protect this great nation.
Visitors from the Lynmoore Assisted Living Facility enjoy a special holiday presentation of the “OK Corral” performed by White City Elementary fourth and fifth graders.
White City Elementary students enjoyed a recent schoolwide PBS activity. Students earn ROARing Riches whenever they demonstrate our schoolwide expectations: Respectful to Others, Always safe, and Responsible. For a cost of 10 ROARing Riches per cookie, students were able to choose from a variety of toppings to decorate their cookies including icing, M&Ms, cinnamon red hots, and hearts. What a “sweet” way to celebrate excellent behavior!