Culinary Students Serve

Culinary Students Serve

Chef Folker Raynolds of Ballantrae Counrty Club supported a collaborative opportunity on Cinco de Mayo for St Lucie Public Schools culinary students to cook, serve, and speak about their programs!

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Culinary Workshop

Culinary Workshop

Fort Pierce Central culinary students and their instructors joined over 40 Florida high schools at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation (FRLAEF) Regional workshop at Johnson and Wales University (JWU)  in Miami, Florida.

Students rotated through four sessions including: knife skills, trends in baking and pastry, Molecular Gastronomy, and trends in nutrition. Lunch was then served to everyone in the JWU cafe, and each student received a personal chef jacket for attending the event. An exciting and very educational day was had by all!

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Cultural Heritage Breakfast Celebrated at Palm Pointe

Cultural Heritage Breakfast Celebrated at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition parents and students met recently in the morning morning for a Cultural Heritage Breakfast. Families enjoyed breakfast while the English Speakers of Other Languages (E.S.O.L.) program was explained and questions were answered. Pictured from the left in the back row is Mrs. Sinclair, Mrs. Takata and Mr. Takata.  Front row from the left is Tyler Sinclair, Lyla Sinclair and Hinaki Takata.

 

Culver’s Supports Education – December 6th

Culver’s Supports Education – December 6th

Save the Date!

The Education Foundation of St. Lucie and Culver’s in Tradition are partnering for a “Share Night” to benefit the Foundation.

On Wednesday, December 6th from 4-8 PM, Culver’s will donate a portion of their receipts to the Education Foundation. Mention the Education Foundation when you order. Culver’s features delicious burgers and their famous custard-like ice cream.

 

Culver’s Location:

10770 SW Tradition Pkwy.

Port St Lucie, FL 34987

Cumberland Farms Partners with Forest Grove Middle

Cumberland Farms Partners with Forest Grove Middle

Forest Grove was on hand April 30, 2014, to assist with the ribbon cutting at the new Cumberland Farms on Midway Road and 25th Street.  Cumberland Farms has partnered with Forest Grove Middle School as a business partner.  During the month of May, Cumberland Farms will donate 10 cents for every fountain beverage or coffee purchased from that location.  Thank you Cumberland Farms for supporting education.

Curious George Visits Gaines

Curious George Visits Gaines

Special guest readers stopped by the Gaines Academy kindergarten classes on Friday, November 20th. Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat mesmerized the students as they read their story, Curious George by H.A. Rey.  After the reading, Curious George led both students and teachers in an energetic game of ‘George Says.’ What an engaging, fun time for all!

Thank you, Ms. Barenborg, for helping to arrange this event.

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Curious George visits St. Lucie Elementary

Curious George visits St. Lucie Elementary

Curious George surprised St. Lucie Elementary’s VPK students with a special visit. Sherry Beland’s VPK class had the highest usage of the online curricula for the second quarter. Students in her class were ecstatic as Curious appeared from around the corner.

Custodial Appreciation Day

Custodial Appreciation Day

Forest Grove Middle School gives special thanks to their custodial team for all of their hard work to keep our campus in tip-top shape!

Weatherbee Elementary sends a BIG THANK YOU to their Plant Manager Mrs. Pat Reynolds and to their team of custodians: Mr. Luis, Mr. Sergio, and Mr. Willie, for keeping Weatherbee shipshape!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allapattah Flats custodial staff support the school-based team and visitors from the District Office as well. Thank you for your kind and gracious support and help!!

St. Lucie West Centennial posts appreciation around the school to show support for the custodial team.  Eagle Pride at SLWCHS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custodial Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Custodial Staff Appreciation Luncheon

SLPS Custodial Staff were treated to a BBQ luncheon at Manatee K8 School to thank them for their dedication and commitment to providing safe and clean environments for all employees and students across the district.  The luncheon has become an annual event and was sponsored by Donadio and Associates.

 

Dads and Lads Bond over Books

Dads and Lads Bond over Books

Manatee Academy boys gather for a great event where 13 Lads brought their Dads, uncles or Grandpas!
Several boys gave Booktalks about a book they really liked. Two Dads gave Booktalks too. They then went on a website where they answered 10 questions to determine what kind of Superhero Reader they were. Each boy received a new copy of  Treasure Island to share with their significant male adult as well as a “Guys Read” bookmark. Pizza was enjoyed by all! Debbie Remington, Media Specialist, told them about recent research that showed that students who read for pleasure frequently not only improve their reading but also show gains in Math.

Dads Take Pledge

Dads Take Pledge

Gaines Academy had a wonderful turnout for their Dads Take Your Child to School Day. After a welcome from administration, the SGA Chorus sang and Student Council President Lopez Bourjolly spoke about the importance of making memories with your child. As the students and their caring adult ate a light breakfast, they enjoyed a reading activity and signed the Pledge for Fathers and Men.

Pictured: 6th grader Jolen Brewer and his caring adult

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

A Committee of school and community leaders brought forth a proclamation at the September 8 School Board Meeting — Dads Bring Your Child to School Day.

St. Lucie Public Schools, along with other school districts in Florida, will recognize this initiative on September 30, 2015.

St. Lucie sees this as a movement rather than a moment to promote involvement of dads and male care givers in the lives of their students.

Dads Take Your Child To School Day

Dads Take Your Child To School Day

What: St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will celebrate Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 26.

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

 

Where:  The movement takes place on SLPS campuses.

 

Why: The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.

 

“A parent or guardian is the single most important adult in a child’s life, which is why our District proudly supports this event as an opportunity to promote parent engagement,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District ranked in the top third of Florida’s districts, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit, http://www.stlucieschools.org.

Dads Take Your Child To School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

What: St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will celebrate Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

 

Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 26.

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

 

Where:  The movement takes place on SLPS campuses.

 

Why: The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.

 

“A parent or guardian is the single most important adult in a child’s life, which is why our District proudly supports this event as an opportunity to promote parent engagement,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District ranked in the top third of Florida’s districts, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit, http://www.stlucieschools.org.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

WCE Dads enjoyed breakfast with their students.  WCE Dads signed a pledge to support the staff, students, and the overall school community by staying involved and ensuring that education remains a top priority.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school! On September 30, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to bring their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education — Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

The movement in SLPS began last year and grew out of recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of all students. A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable. Statistics from the National Fatherhood Initiative support findings that show when fathers and men are regularly and substantially involved in the education and social development of children, those children have higher standardized test scores, higher grade point averages, higher attendance rates and higher graduation rates. Those children also have lower rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest. (As one goes up, the other goes down. When you accent and improve the positive, you decrease or eliminate the negative.)

While there is no magic solution to solve the concerns we face in education today, getting fathers highly engaged is a huge step in the right direction. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of children. It also marks the beginning of a year-long commitment by men to children. For this reason, the movement is an influential and celebrated event.

Last year, approximately 3,000 fathers and male caregivers participated in activities in SLPS. This special event in honor of dads and their support of the educational process is implemented as a MOVEMENT, not just a MOMENT! Schools will continue to have a series of father centered activities throughout the school year.

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Dads Take Your Child to School Day

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school! On September 30, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to take their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education — Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

The movement in SLPS began last year and grew out of recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of all students. A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable. Statistics from the National Fatherhood Initiative support findings that show when fathers and men are regularly and substantially involved in the education and social development of children, those children have higher standardized test scores, higher grade point averages, higher attendance rates and higher graduation rates. Those children also have lower rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest. (As one goes up, the other goes down. When you accent and improve the positive, you decrease or eliminate the negative.)

While there is no magic solution to solve the concerns we face in education today, getting fathers highly engaged is a huge step in the right direction. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of children. It also marks the beginning of a year-long commitment by men to children. For this reason, the movement is an influential and celebrated event.

Last year, approximately 3,000 fathers and male caregivers participated in activities in SLPS. This special event in honor of dads and their support of the educational process is implemented as a MOVEMENT, not just a MOMENT! Schools will continue to have a series of father centered activities throughout the school year.

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.

 

 

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

 

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school!  On September 28, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to bring their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education — Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Dr. Kevin Perry leads the effort for SLPS. He explained, “The movement in SLPS began two years ago and grew out of recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of all students.”  A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable.  Statistics from the National Fatherhood Initiative support findings that show when fathers and men are regularly and substantially involved in the education and social development of children, those children have higher standardized test scores, higher grade point averages, higher attendance rates and higher graduation rates.  Those children also have lower rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest.  As one goes up, the other goes down.  When you accentuate and improve the positive, you decrease or eliminate the negative.

While there is no magic solution to solve the concerns we face in education today, getting fathers highly engaged is a huge step in the right direction.  Dads, Take Your Child to School Day is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of children.  It also marks the beginning of a year-long commitment by men.  For this reason, the movement is an influential and celebrated event.

Last year, approximately 2,700 fathers and male caregivers participated in activities in SLPS.  This special event in honor of dads and their support of the educational process is implemented as a MOVEMENT, not just a MOMENT!  Schools will continue to have a series of father centered activities throughout the school year.

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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Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

We  invite all of our families to our DADS TAKE YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY event!

On September 27, 2017, we encourage all fathers to take their children to school and stay for any activities your child’s school may have planned.  All father figures are welcomed, including stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other significant role models. Although the event is centered on fathers, mothers and other family members are also welcome.

The intent of this initiative is to highlight the significant difference fathers and father figures can make by taking a more active role in their children’s educational experience.

When fathers play a more active role in a child’s education, children perform better academically; have fewer discipline problems; and become more responsible adults. We hope all fathers will take this opportunity to become more familiar with our school and staff and that you will return often.

What about moms? Moms are vital in the lives of their children and are often the parent who is more involved in their children’s education. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is just one chance for us to shine the spotlight on dads and encourage men to get involved.

 

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

White City Elementary celebrates “Dad Take your Child to School Day” as we welcomed over 100 dads.  Dads ate breakfast with their child, visited classrooms, and followed morning routines.  Then Dads were able to meet in the Media Center to gather information on the White City Elementary sight words expectations, I-Ready, and sign their Dad’s Pledge.