Students in Andrea Porte’s third grade class at St. Lucie Elementary had a good time reading their favorite books in their pajamas at the Positive Behavior Support Reading Camp-In. Enjoying their books, from left, are Lizbet Venegas, Ryan Maldonado, Kendrick Bailey, Henry Jones, and Isabel Maldonado.
Fifth grade students at St. Lucie Elementary have been working on many science lab projects this year. Warren Wiley, Pedro Escobedo, and Salvador Leon in Leigh Bretherick’s class are shown working on an assignment using tools that represent different bird beaks and the types of food they would be able to eat.
The student council of St. Lucie Elementary recently held a food drive to benefit the Harvest Food and Outreach Center. Jakob Warren, Ramon Aguilar and Yasmin Enriquez from Holly Stephen’s first grade class proudly display canned goods their class collected.
St. Lucie Elementary sponsored an ELL Parent Council Workshop and family spaghetti dinner. Parents and students participated in “make and take” activities in reading, writing, and math. Fifth grade student Kaylee Cendejas, pictured at left, is working on a project as teachers Leigh Bretherick and Theresa Brown, and Kaylee’s sister Stacy, watch her progress.
St. Lucie Elementary business partner CenterState Bank provided a delicious lunch for school staff during Teacher/Staff Appreciation week. Pictured receiving a “Certificate of Appreciation” from principal Bernadette Floyd, left, are Branch Manager Lori Wuchte, Mortgage Loan Officer Marni Parent, and Assistant Principal Nicole Ortega.
St. Lucie Elementary School students have been collecting spare change to help cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The school is donating all collected money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The school’s goal was set at a total of $500.00. Within the first three days of the fundraiser, students reached and exceeded the goal, raising a total amount of $1200.00!!! With still another week to go, the school hopes to double collections and change the lives of all patients fighting blood cancers! Pictured, from left, are Savana Dimenna, Jeanette Cendejas, Jocelyn Rodriguez, Xavier Swearin, and Juanita Jaurez.
On Monday, January 18, 2016, students and staff at St. Lucie Elementary honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in the MLK Parade. The parade commemorates the life of civil rights leader and icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students and staff participated in the Parade with signs in hand to celebrate in remembrance of his outstanding achievements and how they changed the course of history. SLE students continue to be active in their community and strive to maintain Dr. King’s vision.
St. Lucie Elementary recently held its school spelling bee. Principal Bernadette Floyd, left, and Assistant Principal Nicole Ortega are pictured with the 2011-2012 Spelling Bee winners Ruby Martinez, third place, Juan Fleites, first place, and Guadalupe Rubio, second place.
During Multicultural Week, St. Lucie Elementary School teacher Susan Barber organized special events and guest speakers. Each day community members, teachers, and parents volunteered to speak to students about their cultural backgrounds. Students learned about Mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras. Each grade group did a special presentaion of all that they learned on their country to the entire school. Pictured are students in traditional Mexican dress.
Students, Families, and Staff came together to celebrate our annual Valentine’s Dance! The dance was a success with a photo booth, face painting, and tasty treats! The DJ played hit after hit and everyone danced the night away!
St. Lucie Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday beginning with a breakfast of green eggs, cupcakes at lunch and many activities throughout the day. Pictured, from left, are food service staff members Tara Stoddard, Jackie Wince, Vickie Pryor, Shirley Lamb, Regina Beasley and Liz Folks, with second grade student Frankie Nichols.
In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Day on March 21, 2016, Ms. Woodard, the mother of one of our 1st grade students, Emily Tustin, came to St. Lucie Elementary this week to read to the students a story where the main character is a boy who has Down Syndrome. It was an engaging way in which students could see how we are all the same despite out differences.
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St. Lucie Elementary School students Manuel DeLeon, third grader, left, and big brother fifth grader Mario, support their teachers by making home-made signs to show that teachers are valued at St. Lucie Elementary!
The Spine & Sport Rehab Institute provided St. Lucie Elementary teachers and staff with a relaxing massage during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. The institute was also named St. Lucie Elementary’s “Business Partner of the Year.” Pictured, from left, are Principal Bernadette Floyd, Marketing Manager El Fuenmayor, Assistant Principal Nicole Ortega, and St. Lucie County School Board Vice Chairman Deborah Hawley.
St. Lucie Elementary 3rd and 4th graders are well prepared for the FSA! Students who arrived on time and worked their hardest earned a chance to win prizes.
All subscribers to AT&T U-verse service in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Palm Beach counties can now view programming on the St. Lucie Education Channel, WLX-TV. This advancement adds thousands of viewers to the school district programming to those already watching on Comcast Channels 13, 19 and Hometown Cable 19 covering St. Lucie County. Connectivity to the AT&T network utilizes V-Brick technology that has been in place in the school district for five years through Media Services; there is no cost to the school district to be added to the AT&T U-verse lineup. St. Lucie Public Schools joins the Public, Education and Government (PEG) channels for Indian River County Schools, the cities of Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach, and Martin and St. Lucie counties on the channel. To view WLX-TV programming, AT&T U-verse subscribers should tune to channel 99, press OK on the remote. Then, look for and navigate to St. Lucie County Community Channels, click OK, then look for WLX-TV and press OK.
The St. Lucie County School District has been recognized by Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership and Florida Action for Healthy Kids for achieving the status of a Florida Healthy School District at the Silver level. The criterion for recognition as a Florida Healthy School District is the Florida Healthy School District (FHSD) Self Assessment Tool developed by experts from state agencies, school districts, and community partner organizations working together through the Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership. The self-assessment is based on the eight component areas of the Coordinated School Health model and focuses on district infrastructure, policy, programs, and practices identified from national and state guidelines, best practices, and Florida statutes. St. Lucie County School District is performing as a leader in the state as a result of the well established district infrastructure and component area strengths. Pictured, from left, are Eric Stern from Florida Action for Healthy Kids, district Wellness Manager Carlye Fabrikant, School Board chairman Carol Hilson and Superintendent Michael Lannon as the district was recognized at the September 11, 2001, St. Lucie County School Board meeting.
Culinary Arts students from Port St. Lucie High School, Northport K-8, and St. Lucie West Centennial High School hosted three booths at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Taste of St. Lucie fundraiser.
Port St. Lucie High’s Jaguar Culinary Team sautéed and served Lucky 7 Wontons with Asian Slaw and Gator Loupgaroo with Boom-Boom Sauce. Delicious!
St. Lucie West K-8 students served their homemade “Shark Bites” — a combination of dark chocolate cake, chocolate cream, dark chocolate, and whipped cream. Yummy!
Northport K-8 Navigators baked and served pineapple cake with coconut-pecan icing. It was a hit!
Mrs. Jennifer Votino was selected from candidates across the nation to be a 2019 Carson Dellosa Brand Ambassador. Mrs. Votino teaches first and second grade math and science at Rivers Edge Elementary. As a brand ambassador, Mrs. Votino will be providing feedback on Carson Dellosa products used in the classroom. Each month she will receive products from Carson Dellosa to review.
As a Brand Ambassador, she will also be given products to give away on her Facebook and Instagram pages.