Yard Sale – November 18

Yard Sale – November 18

Annual Mega Yard Sale-Village Green Elementary


When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

(In the event of a rain day, the event will be rescheduled. Date to TBA)

 Time: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

(Set-up time 6 am to 7 am; clean-up time 11:00 am to 11:30 am.)

Where: Village Green’s Front Parking Lot

Check-in Table will be located near the front office, please check in to confirm your parking spot.

You will be given two parking spots one for your vehicle and one to sell your items. They will be parallel to each other; you will only need to purchase one $ 10.00 spot.

As a Yard Sale participant you are responsible for your items and vehicle at all times. St. Lucie County Schools are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Participants are responsible for pricing, selling, set up and clean up. The PBIS team will supply advertising, permit and location.

Please note: Due to St. Lucie County School Board rules the following items are not permitted on school grounds – smoking, adult materials, illegal drugs, weapons, explosives and non-domestic animalsYou may be asked to leave and will not receive a refund if contraband items are present on school grounds.

Additional information http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/pdf/codeofconduct.pdf

 

Please copy and return this portion to the Village Green’s PBIS Team.

_____ YES, I would like to reserve a yard sale parking lot space $10.00 is enclosed.

Name: ______________________________________________________ Phone: _____________________

E-mail:________________________________________________________

Office use only

Parking lot number _______________Check # or Cash______________

Hispanic Festival Fundraiser

Hispanic Festival Fundraiser

Educators coming together to help educators is the underlying theme of this year’s annual West Gate K8 Hispanic Heritage Festival and Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, November 18th on the school’s campus located at 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd. in Port Saint Lucie.  Community members are invited to enjoy music, games, live performances, and a variety of food from 1PM to 5PM.

Many schools in Puerto Rico were left in ruins as a result of the devastating winds and rain from Hurricane Maria.  Event organizer, Assistant Principal Esther Muniz-Guzman, explained that donated items such as paper, pencils, glue sticks, and other school supplies will be collected during the Festival.  “All proceeds from this event will go to the restoration of schools in Puerto Rico,” she said.  “We also accept monetary donations. No gift is too small.”

West Gate’s planning team is dedicated to making this year’s Festival one of the largest in the school’s 5-year history of annual Hispanic Celebrations.  Spurred by personal connections to those who have been impacted by losses resulting from recent weather events and by a deep passion to help others, the committee has already secured special performances by Hispanic recording artist Chamoco Rivera before he embarks upon his European tour, championship wrestling entertainment and autograph sessions, 20th Street Jazz Band, Sheriff’s Department canine demonstrations, and staging by the SLC Fire Department.  In addition, event attendees will also enjoy bounce houses, Fort Pierce Central and West Gate bands, face painting, food vendors, and much more.  This festival promises to be fun for the whole family while beneficial to those in need.

For questions or information about how to be a vendor, call Esther Muniz-Guzman at 772-807-7605.

 

 

Northport Students Engage in Idioms Opportunity!

Northport Students Engage in Idioms Opportunity!

Third grade Rising Star instructor, Lorena Wilson, and her students had a wonderful time celebrating Amelia Bedelia and Her Idioms Day recently. Students and teacher used the lesson as an extension of a study on figurative language. Mrs. Wilson dressed as Amelia Bedelia and students dressed as the literal meaning of idioms that they learned about in class. Students then invited other classes to come into the room and play “Guess the Idiom” game. Students decorated themselves as “like the cookie crumbles,” “it’s raining cats and dogs,” “the icing on the cake,” and “fresh as a daisy.” Every student in the class had their own idiom to show and tell.

Great lesson! Great kids and SUPER GREAT teacher!

Northport Deans Support Eighth Annual UNITY DAY!

Northport Deans Support Eighth Annual UNITY DAY!

Northport Deans, Billy Hicks and Georgia Stone, along with Clerk Kachina Hall, are doing a superior job of taking care of security at Northport. Not only are they working on anti-bullying efforts and focusing on positive behavior efforts, but they are also working on a good citizenship program called “Step Up Northport!”

“Step Up Northport” is a student call-to-action to be good citizens, learn to “see something, say something” in all avenues of life, in the school and in the community. Students are learning about cybersecurity and the foundations of our government.

Congratulations on an exemplary job to these super educators at Northport!

9th Annual Frances K. Sweet Veterans Day Celebration

9th Annual Frances K. Sweet Veterans Day Celebration

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –  Principal Juanita Wright along with Frances K. Sweet Elementary (FKS) students and staff invite veterans to the 9th Annual Veterans Day Celebration slated for Friday, November 3, 2017.  This time-honored celebration of distinguished service men and women is held on the school’s campus located at 1400 Avenue Q in Fort Pierce. Event organizers Helena Grapsy, Tammy Davis, and Barbara Bennett encourage veterans interested in participating in the ceremony to meet ten minutes prior to the 9 AM kick-off in order to line up for a parade of appreciation that will wind through the FKS campus.

The JROTC cadets from Fort Pierce Westwood High School will open the ceremony with the presentation of colors followed by remarks from a special guest speaker. After the ceremony, there will be a campus tour of patriotic-themed displays. Honored guests will then enjoy a special breakfast prepared by FKS’s cafeteria staff.

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About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  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.

9th Annual Frances K. Sweet Veterans Day Celebration

9th Annual Frances K. Sweet Veterans Day Celebration

Principal Juanita Wright along with Frances K. Sweet Elementary (FKS) students and staff invite veterans to the 9th Annual Veterans Day Celebration slated for Friday, November 3, 2017.  This time-honored celebration of distinguished service men and women is held on the school’s campus located at 1400 Avenue Q in Fort Pierce. Event organizers Helena Grapsy, Tammy Davis, and Barbara Bennett encourage veterans interested in participating in the ceremony to meet ten minutes prior to the 9 AM kick-off in order to line up for a parade of appreciation that will wind through the FKS campus.

The JROTC cadets from Fort Pierce Westwood High School will open the ceremony with the presentation of colors followed by remarks from a special guest speaker. After the ceremony, there will be a campus tour of patriotic-themed displays. Honored guests will then enjoy a special breakfast prepared by FKS’s cafeteria staff.

Northport Celebrates Eighth Annual Unity Day!

Northport Celebrates Eighth Annual Unity Day!

This year, Northport K-8 School celebrates our 8th annual Unity Day. Students from across the VKP-8 school make posters and banners and march throughout a path pre-marked by our PE coaches. All day long, during resource time, students can be seen marching, carrying homemade decorations and singing choruses of “No More Bullies! No More Drugs!”

Northport combines our message of anti-bullying and anti -drugs every single year. The students look forward to Unity Day and the teachers make the day special. We also hold Unity Day door decorating contests for elementary classes and yearly anti-bullying/anti-drug essay contests in the middle grades. Many thanks to our prevention specialist, Maryanne Warren, who helps organize the event. Special thanks to Coaches Kim Kanada, Darryn Ploeckelman, Donald Patterson, Art Teacher Valerie Kirk, Band Director Joseph Bigler and all the other great and truly dedicated staff members and teachers at Northport who made the day so special and empowering for the kids!!!!!!

State Rep. Larry Lee, Jr. Addresses Allapattah Flats Upward Mobility Group

State Rep. Larry Lee, Jr. Addresses Allapattah Flats Upward Mobility Group

On Friday, October 20, 2017, Allapattah Flats welcomed motivational speaker and State Representative Larry Lee, Jr. as a guest of the Speakers Bureau.  State Rep. Lee was introduced by Dr. Donna Mills who began the Speakers Bureau four years ago.  Rep. Lee has a passion for reaching young people with a message about “Choosing Success!”

Rep. Lee shared some real life struggles from elementary school on up through high school.  He admitted that he did not always make good choices along the way but always had people in his life who encouraged him to strive for better things, and he listened because of the respect that he had for them.  This led Rep. Lee to an avenue of playing football, being on the FPC undefeated football team, and obtaining a football scholarship to attend college!  This is when attending college truly became a reality to Rep. Lee.  A reality that was not on his radar during the early years of his life.

As Rep. Lee continued to share, he captured the group’s attention, especially when he spoke about how he signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in 1976.  He spoke about how he was released during the pre-season and did not make the final cut.  Rep. Lee’s story to young men who are aspiring to play professional football is to always have a back-up plan and he explained that the NFL has another meaning and that is ‘Not For Long.’  That’s why you need to get a good education so that you will be “SFL”  which means Set For Life!  He spoke about his pathway from teaching school to where he is today and explained to the group that he has accomplished many things in life by making plans. He offered crucial advice to the group about planning for success.

Rep. Lee explained that if you want to be successful – hang with success people!  He explained that association brings about assimilation so be smart enough to know how to surround yourself with smart people!  Rep. Lee then directed the students’ attention to a “T” model with “Dos” on the left and “Don’ts” on the right and encouraged them to use this model as a guide to govern their daily actions and to evaluate the things that they can do to improve their daily lives, their grades, and their actions.

Rep. Lee concluded with encouraging the students to maintain good grade point averages, good behavior, to dress for success, and above all, encourage each other along the way!  Rep. Lee has high expectations for this “APF-Upward Mobility Group” and will be checking in on their SUCCESS!

FIT Field Trip

FIT Field Trip

On Thursday, October 26, the Jaguar cadets took a trip to Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) to expand their knowledge of senior ROTC and the college admission process. With a few guest speakers from the admissions office, ROTC and a US Army Officer; the Jaguar cadets have learned valuable information about how their future should go.

Read for the Record

Read for the Record

In a united effort, St. Lucie Public Schools and PNC Bank spread the joy of literacy by participating with others around the world in Read for the Record. Guest readers from PNC Bank thrilled children in pre-kindergarten classrooms across the district by reading the book Quackers. #GrowUpGreat #StLucieProud

Golf Tournament Raises Awareness and Funds for Homeless Children

Golf Tournament Raises Awareness and Funds for Homeless Children

“Timing is everything.”  Never before has a statement uttered been more true.  This week, Soraya Rooney and an outreach team from First United Methodist Church presented St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) with a $2,000 check to support the needs of homeless children in St. Lucie County (SLC).  This windfall came from a golf tournament fundraiser held for just that purpose in August prior to the storms.

 

According to Kandiss Davis, Choice Program Specialist for SLPS, “Sixty percent of our inventory to aid homeless children registering for school was lost due to the flooding we experienced in our District offices.  We are just now trying to recuperate so that our children do not feel any lapse in service.”  Since September 18th, SLPS has identified 307 more homeless students.  Of those, 187 are homeless due to recent weather events.

 

Rooney and her team are committed to supporting children in SLC.  They see their work as a positive way to help children in need and plan to host another golf tournament next year to continue their support for homeless children in SLC.

 

Currently, SLPS has identified over 900 students as homeless.  Unfortunately, these numbers continue to rise. Kylee Fuhr serves as the District’s homeless liaison.  With the support of community partners, SLPS provides students identified as homeless with school-appropriate clothing and shoes, backpacks, school supplies, hygiene kits, and tutorial services when needed.  School stability is the focus of the SLPS program. For more information or to become a partner in education, call (772) 429-3930 or email student.assignment@stlucieschools.org.

 

SLWK-8 Speakers Bureau

SLWK-8 Speakers Bureau

St. Lucie West K8 (SLWK8) is excited to welcome our first monthly Speakers Bureau speaker in partnership with Dr. Donna Mills, SLPS School Board Vice-Chairperson. Each month, SLWK8 along with other schools, hosts guest speakers who encourage and motivate students to make good choices, use positive role models and learn to find their passion and purpose in life.

SLWK8’s guest speaker was Mr. Samuel McDuffie, basketball coach and motivational speaker. Mr. McDuffie spoke insightfully to our eighth grade Sharks. He gave background information about himself and about his youth. He encouraged students to think bigger and to be resolved and focused.

The Speakers Bureau extends to our students a great opportunity, and we look forward to working with Dr. Mills and with the many who are willing to share their inspiring stories with our students.

Hispanic Festival Fundraiser

Educators Helping Educators

Educators coming together to help educators is the underlying theme of this year’s annual West Gate K8 Hispanic Heritage Festival and Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, November 18th on the school’s campus located at 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd. in Port Saint Lucie.  Community members are invited to enjoy music, games, live performances, and a variety of food from 1PM to 5PM.

Many schools in Puerto Rico were left in ruins as a result of the devastating winds and rain from Hurricane Maria.  Event organizer, Assistant Principal Esther Muniz-Guzman, explained that donated items such as paper, pencils, glue sticks, and other school supplies will be collected during the Festival.  “All proceeds from this event will go to the restoration of schools in Puerto Rico,” she said.  “We also accept monetary donations. No gift is too small.”

West Gate’s planning team is dedicated to making this year’s Festival one of the largest in the school’s 5-year history of annual Hispanic Celebrations.  Spurred by personal connections to those who have been impacted by losses resulting from recent weather events and by a deep passion to help others, the committee has already secured special performances by Hispanic recording artist Chamoco Rivera before he embarks upon his European tour, championship wrestling entertainment and autograph sessions, 20th Street Jazz Band, Sheriff’s Department canine demonstrations, and staging by the SLC Fire Department.  In addition, event attendees will also enjoy bounce houses, Fort Pierce Central and West Gate bands, face painting, food vendors, and much more.  This festival promises to be fun for the whole family while beneficial to those in need.

For questions or information about how to be a vendor, call Esther Muniz-Guzman at 772-807-7605.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Graders at Mariposa Elementary Discover 3D Shapes

First Graders at Mariposa Elementary Discover 3D Shapes

Students in Mrs. Auciello’s first grade class at Mariposa Elementary used Play-Doh and toothpicks to create a 3-dimensional cube! The students figured out that they needed 6 Play-Doh vertices and 12 toothpick edges.

Pictured are Andrew Newhouse, Jaxson Plantier, Malia Johnson, Jaistyn Thurston, and Madelyn Farrell.

What a great way to learn about the defining attributes of 3D shapes!

Elks Care and Share

Elks Care and Share

Ft. Pierce Elks Lodge #1520 has a heart for caring and sharing, especially when it comes to the youngest members in this community.  The organization’s Pantry and Backpack Program has made a positive difference in the lives of many SLPS children.

On hand at a recent event were members of Chester A. Moore’s Administrative Team: Lauren Gieseler, Alisha Kennedy, and Terrance Barriner.  According to Mrs. Gieseler, the Elks Pantry and Backpack Program has made a tremendous difference in the lives of over 250 children on weekends.  At the event, the school was presented with 30 new backpacks and school supplies.  In addition, the Elks Lodge #1520 raised over $700.00 during the evening’s fundraiser to continue its benevolent efforts.

Thank you to our partners in education – the Fort Pierce Elks Lodge #1520!

 

The Giving Concert – October 25th

The Giving Concert – October 25th

The sixth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 25th at Lincoln Park Academy in the auditorium located at 1806 Avenue I in Fort Pierce. The doors open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups begins at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will support Grace Packs which, in turn, benefits students.  Grace Packs is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need. Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item to be donated to Grace Packs.   Director of Grace Packs Laura Klosterman said that non-expired Chef Boyardee products are items in particular need for the program.

Concert-goers of all ages will enjoy the musical selections from area middle and high school choral groups.  Featured at this event are ensembles from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Saint Lucie West Centennial High School, and Treasure Coast High School.

For more information on the Giving Concert, contact Dr. Kevin Perry at Kevin.perry@stlucieschools.org.