Students from Mr. Streit's fifth-grade class at Windmill Point Elementary School visited their buddy class, Mrs. Xanthopoulos' second-grade class. Tsaddiyq Morbeth (left) shares his reading skills with Savannah Matos, a fifth-grader.
Students from Mr. Streit’s fifth-grade class at Windmill Point Elementary School visited their buddy class, Mrs. Xanthopoulos’ second-grade class. Tsaddiyq Morbeth (left) shares his reading skills with Savannah Matos, a fifth-grader.
Port St. Lucie Vice Mayor Linda Bartz looks on as Manatee Academy students plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day and as part of the fourth-grade foresters project. All fourth-graders were given a sabal palm seedling to take home for planting.
Featured are second-grade teacher Mrs. Kari McIntyre and her daughter, Elizabeth, on the float for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade from Mariposa Elementary. It won second place in the elementary division this year.
Gabrielle Roth, a third-grade student from Mrs. Melanie Macpherson’s class at Weatherbee Elementary, placed third in the essay portion of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory and Essay Contest held at Fort Pierce Central High School as a part of the week of commemorative celebrations to honor the memory of King. The theme, Service Above Self, was highlighted in her essay, which offered ways in which we may be of service within our neighborhoods and the community.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy sixth-graders Kristy Moll, Lauren Herb and Gabriella Mowery stand with local artist Anita Prentice next to their class art project. Prentice showed the students how she creates her signature mosaic tile artwork on the matching planter and saucer pictured. The set will be up for bid Feb. 12 at the academy’s annual auction, The Ruby Ball: 40 Years of Education.
Fairlawn students and staff members won first place for a school float in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Participating in the parade and writing letters to soldiers are two examples of Fairlawn students serving their community and country.
Fairlawn Elementary’s student council sponsored a schoolwide canned food drive and collected more than 1,300 pounds of food. (Left to right): Luke White, Taylor Melnicoff, Samantha Smith, Heather Story and Lane Clanton.
Mrs. Hargroves and her students enjoyed a visit from Airman Weaver. He visited the fourth-grade students at Morningside Elementary to educate them on fire safety and the duties of a firefighter in the Air Force.
Fourth-grade Frances K. Sweet student Jerry Miles Johnson III received first place in three activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Jerry won the Frances K. Sweet school-wide essay contest with his essay highlighting Service Above Self. Jerry then took first place in the district essay competition, as well as the district oratorical contest in the elementary category.
The Samuel Gaines Cheerleaders participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Pictured are Ghanel Johnson, AíKaysha Richardson, Carol Joseph and Mikiyah Dames.
Weatherbee Elementary kindergarten students make Valentine’s Day cards to send to military troops who are serving overseas. Pictured are Erasmo Rodriguez and Hadjer Youski from Mrs. Alicia Swink’s kindergarten class. The kindergarten teachers used the globe to show the students the locations around the world where their cards will be delivered.
Students from Ms. Parker’s fourth-grade class at Savanna Ridge Elementary paid five crane currencies each to participate in the Positive Behavior Support activity Crazy Hair Day.
Thank you to 300 Club Gala Chairwomen LaDeene Dodson, Sue Davis, Jennifer Trefelner, Barbara Allen, and Miriam Burns for their hard work on the annual dinner, dance, and auction.
Members of the Southport Middle School Band were part of a drumline for the annual Martin Luther King parade in Fort Pierce on Jan. 17. Pictured from left to right: Hunter Morin, Jose Salazar and Jayman Rigsby.
$ID/[No paragraph style]:Students at Weatherbee Elementary completed book projects for presention to their individual classrooms using the books that were recently donated by Dr. Singh. The students were given a choice of 12 different projects that could be completed in order to share their book with peers. Shamika Lambert (far left), a fifth-grade student in Mrs. Caroline Redding’s classroom, went above and beyond when she completed all 12 projects as well as a traditional book report. Joining her are (from left to right) Marissa Perkins, fifth grade, Brad Ware, fourth grade, D’Kia Boothe, fifth grade and Lotrecia Glenn, fourth grade. All students who participated in this activity were given a sweet treat compliments of Walgreens and CVS, two of Weatherbee Elementary’s business partners.
Diego Otero and Corneilus Wilson from Michelle O’Keefe’s kindergarten class at Frances K. Sweet Magnet School practice making numbers 0-20. The students enjoyed using the 10-framework mats and cubes to demonstrate their knowledge of the numbers.
$ID/[No paragraph style]:Mrs. Martina Grenier of Port St. Lucie First Baptist Church Christian Partners in Education at Northport K-8 School read and encouraged questions from kindergarteners in Megan Castiglia’s class about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and hismessage of peace and service.
Lakewood Park Elementary Spelling Bee winners are pictured with Principal Jennifer Avelinno, champion Elizabeth Hoffman, first runner-up Shannon Smith, second runner-up Amanda Birch and Assistant Principal LaVonne Walker. Congratulations to all.
Oak Hammock’s fourth-grade Spelling Wizards Shanel Higuera, Hayden Murphy and Katelyn O’Brien will compete against the fifth-grade winners this week in the schoolwide Spelling Bee championship.
St. Lucie Elementary School proudly marched in this yearís Martin Luther King, Jr. parade. The theme Service Above Self is beautifully displayed on the colorful banner created by art teacher Dan Gelardo.
$ID/[No paragraph style]:Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition are presented a kindness trophy for second place for schools. This trophy was given by the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee sponsored by the St. Lucie County Charmettes Inc. Pictured here are (left to right, front row): Gabriel Gutierrez, Hugo Gonzales and Naomi Oquendo. Back row Frank Avellaneda, Principal Debbie Snyder, Dayan Madinaveita, Camila Tapia, ESOL Paraprofessiona Lourdes Costa and Delores Hines from the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee.
$ID/[No paragraph style]:St. Anastasia Catholic School sixth-grade Super Science Fair winners worked to gain hands-on experience and knowledge in an independent field of study through the investigation of a scientific problem. This investigation involved research and experimentation to answer a proposed question by means of the scientific method. Pictured left to right, the winners are: (front row) Alyssa Ellwood, Kaitlin Zrallack; (middle row) Madelyn OíLoughlin, Taylor Leander, Kaitlyn Richmond, Jessica Goldstein, Austin Krauza; (back row) Mrs. Stapleton, Beck Fox and Chad Vachon.
First-grade students from Samuel Gaines Academy visited the Florida Power and Light Energy Encounter program about magnets. They did an experiment with different items to see which item would attract or repel the magnet. Some of the items used with the magnets were paper clips, pipe cleaners, pencils, wooden clips and a penny. Students then categorized the items in the proper area on a mat. Pictured from Ashley McGahee’s class are AB Ortega and Kiram Lopez-Trejo.
This week, in Kasey Ascani’s second-grade class, students were conducting a science experiment regarding plants and how they soak up water. Through a hands-on experience, students learned how plants absorb water by watching two celery stalks absorb both blue and red colored water. They discovered that plants drink water from their roots and the water travels throughout the entire plant, even all the way up through its leaves. Students pictured from left to right are Alondra Lopez, Desiree Schlemmer, John Sarullo, and Diamante Hall.
$ID/[No paragraph style]:Frances K. Sweet fourth-grade student Cindy Frio won first place in the MartinLuther King Jr. Spelling Bee. Cindy participated in the event at Southern Oaks with almost 50 other students.
Students from Mrs. Marino’s third-grade class at Savanna Ridge Elementary School used their crane currencies to participate in Crazy Hair Day, one of our many Positive Behavior Support activities to promote school spirit.
Frances K. Sweet Magnet School honored teachers. Outstanding First Year Teacher Casey Ascani, Distinguished Minority Educator Willis Johnson, and Teacher of the Year Stacey Johnson prepare to march in the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade on Jan. 17. The float that followed depicted the theme Service Above Self and featured charitable acts that students do at Sweet throughout the year. Left to right: Casey Ascani, Willis Johnson and Stacey Johnson.
Students from Mrs. Petrie’s first-grade class at Savanna Ridge Elementary School are hard at work sharing stories as part of their Reading Campout festivities.
Rivers Edge is proud to announce the school Spelling Bee winners. In first place is Johann Robey, second place is Joshua Simkewicz, and third place is Leah Murray.!
Second-grade students have really enjoyed the science unit on living things. Students studied plants, animals, life cycles and the human body. Students had a lot of fun learning about all of the organs and systems that make up the human body. During the study of the nervous system, students had the opportunity to create a model of the brain and label all the parts of the brain. While students were labeling the brain, they were able to identify which areas allow functions such as speaking, smelling, and tasting to happen.
Frances K. Sweet held its annual Spelling Bee for fourth- and fifth-graders. We would like to thank the following people for volunteering their time to assist with our Bee. Specials thanks go out to our three wonderful judges: Olivia Watkins, Melissa Wild, and Patricia Gascoigne. We would also like to thank Char Thomas for recording the Spelling Bee, and Stacey Johnson for being a terrific enunciator. Our third-place winner was Nicole Bravo, second place was Jamya Wiley, and our first-place winner that will represent Frances K. Sweet in the district Spelling Bee, is Rida Ahmed. We are proud of all of the hard working participants. Pictured left to right are Rida Ahmed, Jamya Wiley, Nicole Bravo.
To celebrate Windmill Point’s love of literacy, all staff and students read for a total of 20,000 minutes. Students were so excited to be able to read in class along with their teachers! Shown in the photo are: (left) Kendal Cash and Yarelliah Zapata-Velez from Mrs. Siders’ kindergarten class.
West Gate K-8 Spelling Bee winners and judges. Back row, left to right: Suzan Eshleman, Mark Sorce. Front row, left to right: Dr. Donna Mills, first-place winner Madiha Ali, second-place winner Tulaasi Jerome, third-place winner Desiree Lerner and Marian Petruff.
Sixth-grade students in Ms. Hilhorst’s biotechnology class prepare to race their dragsters that they made out of wood at Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition. This annual Come to the Races event is one the students look forward to.
Lawnwood Elementary proudly announces Spelling Bee winners: champion Logan Peters, fifth grade; second place winner Ferlie Fabre, fourth grade, and third place winner Cheyenne Nixon, fifth grade. Congratulations to Logan as he prepares to represent Lawnwood at the St. Lucie County District Spelling Bee.
Morningside Elementary celebrates 30 years of educating children in St. Lucie County. Former employees of Morningside Elementary attended the celebration to reminisce about the memories they’ve shared over the years.
White City Elementary third-graders have been studying various forms of energy during this term. These third-graders investigated how tuning forks work by feeling the vibrations and hearing the different sounds that each tuning fork made.
Bayshore Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Coach Amanda Irving watches as her team practices their script using the backdrops and props they designed. Pictured are team members Emily Wardlow, Angelina Spade, Lexi Godown, Ethan Wardlow, Zachary De Aguiar and Patrick Boje. Not Pictured are team member Kayla Duane and Coach Christy Wordlow.
Kindergarten to fourth-grade January Jazzy Super Students are: Joksan Pena, Rashun Oliver, Carson Johnson, Stephanie Greer, Jacob Applebaum, Marcus Burrows, Michael Arias-Qyezada, Douha Balaawi, Cody Robbins, Jamie Smallpiece, Lorelei Cugini, Ryan Wright, Dayton Messina, Alex Perdue, Ashton Williams, Stacey Louima, Andrew Ongel, Hailee Ricks, Brendon McFadden, Abigail Hamilton, Jonathan Diaz, Marietta Bush, Xavier Melendez, Brianne Roberts, Jovanie St. Vil, Bryanna Camareno, Vincent Anderson, Haley Franklin, Ashley Webb, Todd Holley, Trevell gordan, Julie Coleman, Julianna Reyes, Gabrial Perrin, Logan Wright, Alexia Kapitan, Travis Smith, Ya’shima Woods, Maddie LaCroix, Tosin Jolaogun, Jose Suarez, Rene Russell, La’tyjia Willis, Keke Beckhausen, Cason Cooper, Denvia Morgan, Alexa Boyles, Irene Lin, Marc Garcia, Emily Reisch, Andres Gonzalez, Amy Grinnell, Malcolm Ellison, Shawn Dieuvil, amarrah Bennett, Dashawn Brown, Felix Jimenez, Andy Thay- Sann, Drew Hoppe, Sabrina Pociask, Tim Rossman, Laniegissiel Polanco, Julie Comperchio, Anthony Gentner, Nicole Schmidtt, Zoey Blevins, Joshua Murray. Fifth grade will be printed next week.
CHESTER A. MOORE
21st Century at Chester A. Moore has a lot of exciting things going on! We are currently adding new enrichment activities to our afternoon program to include cheerleading, dance, cooking, aerobics, gardening, and more! We have some spots available for our morning program which begins at 7:15 a.m. We also have some availability in our afternoon program for grades 3-5. Please call 772-468-5315 for information. Report card day is Feb. 2. Please sign the report card and send the signed copy with your child the following day. Thank you for your support. Fourth-grade students are gearing up for the FCAT writing test to be administered March 1-3. The Rosetta Stone lab is open on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m. for parents wanting to learn English. Bring your empty ink cartridges, used cell phones and box tops to Chester A. Moore to assist with Positive Behavior Support and PTO. Thanks for your help.
Hello Patriots! Feb. 2 is a busy day! It is report card day. The student council will also have a meeting in Mrs. Singley’s room. Mrs. Merritt’s and Mrs. Southall’s classes are going to Oxbow and the fifth-graders are going to Port St. Lucie High School to watch Fiddler on the Roof. Feb. 3 is also a busy day at Fairlawn. The PTO business meetings are at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mrs. Kelly’s and Mrs. Bender’s classes are traveling to Oxbow. Florida Power and Light’s Captian Conservation will be speaking to all K-2 students at 1 p.m. in the cafeteria and the third-graders will be performing at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. On Feb. 4, Mrs. Forbes’ and Mrs. Ingersoll’s classes will be going to Oxbow.
Floresta Elementary would like to thank Kauff’s Towing for donating their truck to us for our Martin Luther King parade. The company also donated their time and drove the truck in the parade. Report cards for the second nine weeks go home Feb. 2. Floresta proudly announces the winners of our annual Spelling Bee: first place, Quinn Simmons; second place, Anthony Martens, and third place, Lenny De Los Angeles. Congratulations on a job well done! Our students really enjoyed building their Super Bowl Sundaes for our Positive Behavior Support event. Each student paid five Dolphin dollars to participate in this delicious activity. The students earn Dolphin dollars for showing their S.W.I.M. expectations.
FORT PIERCE MAGNET SCHOOL
Hurray!!Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts for winning first place in the K-8 in the Martin Luther King Parade last weekend! A big thank you goes out from coordinator Mrs. Lillian Martin to the family assistance: Dr. Washington, Mrs. Athill, Mr. Saltus, Mr. Armstrong, Mrs. Jeminson, Mr. Jeminson, Mr. Williams, Mr. Terlino, Ms. Swoope, Mr. Thoma, Mrs. Owens, Ms McFarland, Ms. Zykowski, and Mr. Jones. Thank you community assistance: Mr. Ghent, Dec. J. Thomas, Mrs. Nix, Mr Athill, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham, Rev. L. Lawrence., Mr. Alvira, B. Roberts, and Mother Washington. This award would not have been possible without support from all of you! Writing Superbowl has started with fourth grade! Jamar Chaney, starting linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, came and spoke to Ms. Swoope’s fourth-grade class. Encouraging students to do their best at all times! Another great week at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts!
FRANCES K. SWEET ELEMENTARY
STAR Students for the month of January at Frances K. Sweet are: Lauren Busby, Lyanna Ruiz, Allison Hofner, Derek Paredes, Desirae Knight, Nathan Gould, Alec Velasquez, Jordan Dortival, Antavian Smith, Preston Zinter, Trevor Gill, Romance Joseph, Amaya Dias, Nancy Sainnatus, Nayshawn Ray, Janyla Rolle, John Smith, Animesh Saha, Kayla Jungjohan, Ejaia Pagan, Azaria Hailey, Amber Bowen, Legacy Richardson, Emma Bartkowiak, Jacob Yannucci, Cesar Andrade, Zackery Pelon, Jerry Miles Johnson, III, Amelia Nelson, Fabrice Auguste, Toni-Ann Dixon, Shemar Moore, and Sonya Smith.
GARDEN CITY EARLY LEARNING
Thank you for joining us for our Star Students Make a Lunar Landing. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces as each student in grades K-2 was recognized for an achievement. Reminder notices will be sent home regarding more activities coming up in February. The pre-kindergarten students are enjoying studying about different kinds of animals. With story books, pictures, props, and photos the students have identified common characteristics and various differences. The students have delighted in creating art projects of the farm and wild animals. Using thinking maps to discuss the animals has helped develop the students’ abilities to categorize the animals. Have a fantastic week and continue to be involved in your child’s education!
LAKEWOOD PARK ELEMENTARY
On Feb. 2, there is a Student Advisory Council/PTO meeting at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 3 is Families Building Better Readers from 5:30–7:30 p.m. January 2011 Student of the Month for Caring: PreK-Kindergarten: James Humphrey, Ivan Magana, Kaylee Connelly, Paige Medlin, John Earman, Thomas Ruan, Daphenie Belizaire, Adriana Bailey; First Grade: Izabellea Jackson, Kathryn Baldwin, Honesti Noble, Miguel Romero, Lorena Sanchez, Nabor Cabrera, Aniah Troublefield; Second Grade: Karina Sanchez, Jeselli Salazar, Nicholas Hernandez, Adonay Ayala-Garcia, Noviyon Johnson, Richard Burley; Third Grade: Kyieisha Adams, Jason Durfee, Carmen Hernandez, Christian McCain, Camryn Maxon, Thomas Wiseman, Shila Weathers; Fourth Grade: Savine Marron, Erin Gallagher, Abigail Wiseman, Rachel Harper, Christain Koehler; Fifth Grade: Selena Harrison, Sally Dupre, Damien Johnson, Marshall Mattox, Cooper Kendall; Resource: Delisha Mohammed, Shannon Smith, Shannon Smith, Rylie Walker, Zena Beatrice, Jamie Mells, Enrique Aguilar, Damien Johnson, Kaitlin Carter, Nicco Gauthier. Spelling Bee Winners are: champion Elizabeth Hoffman, first runner-up Shannon Smith, and second runner-up Amanda Birch.
Congratulations January PAWSome Students: Edmundo Garcia, Breanna Cole, Noemi Diaz, Dwayne Yearby, Samara Polinices, Nijah Tommie, Kacty Castro, Amanda McPherson, Rico Bode, Jamylin Brown, Nayeli Garcia, Travis Ellis, Jose Ponce, Johnathon Taylor, Magaly Rocha-Salinas, Delfino DeLeon, Kaitlyn Owens, Jaquelyn Espinosa, Joseph Minniti, Roniyah Johnson, Nathan Edwards, Porscha Zickefoose, Juan Tamayo, Khristal Esquivel, Jesus Cerda, Lajahna Plain, Kristian Saunders, Jessica Allan, Kervens Saintil, Jayden Nezius, Tyione Scott, Jasmine Bello, Johanna Peralta-Leon, Bronyael Reynolds, Alexa Curley, Daisy Cruz, Fernando Reyes. The second semester of this school year has begun and the second nine weeks report cards will be coming home on Feb. 2. Please sign and return the yellow copy by the end of the week to your child’s teacher. Look for Honor Roll assembly information included in each child’s report card envelope. Lost and found is overflowing with jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts! Parents, please print your child’s name inside all outerwear.
This year, the Social Studies Committee worked very hard to design a float for the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade. Mariposa came in second place in the elementary division. The float not only highlighted the foundations that Dr. King taught–like volunteering, service above self, helping those in need, and giving to others, but featured the Mariposa Monarch Butterfly, our Mariposa school pledge on a scroll, and a painting of a variety of important Black Americans. In the photo are second-grade teacher Mrs. Kari McIntyre and her daughter Elizabeth. The artistry was done by Claudia Torres, guidance clerk.
Morningside Elementary celebrates 30 years of educating children in St. Lucie County. Thank you to all who attended our celebration. Former employees of Morningside Elementary attended the celebration to reminisce about the memories they’ve shared over the years. The fourth-grade students enjoyed a visit from Airman Weaver, who is a firefighter in the US Air Force. He shared factual information about his job and fire safety with the students who then took this information and wrote an expository essay. Second-grade classes enjoyed an in-school field trip with Hobe Sound Nature Center.
A big thanks to all staff, faculty, and families who attended our Family Math Night. It was a wonderful success! Students enjoyed fantastic math games and centers as well as math themed read-alouds. Thank you Miss Piscopo for organizing this event. Parkway will be hosting a community yard sale April 16. This event will be open to the public. If you would like to reserve a space for $10, please contact the school at 772-340-4800. There will be a meeting on Feb. 9 from 9-10 a.m. in the media center to discuss ways that families can assist students, followed by student led conferences. We will provide parents and families with materials and strategies for home use. Following the meeting we will be having an FCAT family picnic. Please come out and enjoy this fabulous opportunity.
RIVERS EDGE ELEMENTARY
Rivers Edge would like to thank Mrs. Furtah, Mrs. Forman, Mrs. Frebertshauser, Mr. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Gibbons, Mrs. Agin and Larry Turnipseed for designing and building our school float for the Martin Luther King parade. We appreciate all the students, parents and staff members for participating in the parade. The kindergarten classes are exploring the nature of weather as well as the season of winter with the unit Winter Wonderland. The students will observe and describe the weather, learn about the water cycle and the sun’s role in weather conditions such as rain, snow and wind. Students started on a new adventure with their Success For All Kinder-Roots shared stories. These stories allow children to read engaging and interesting stories as they learn new letter sounds. Each student takes a book home to read with their parent. Parents, check your calendars for the exciting events coming up in kindergarten.
SAVANNA RIDGE ELEMENTARY
Congratulations to all of our Savanna Ridge Elementary Citizens of the Month for January:Theresa Marrero, Madison Fogg, Andre Arthur, Samuel Baluja, Jonathan Harrison, Miguel Ramirez-Meza, John Tellez, Liana Johnston, Kathryn Rosenbaum, Savannah Haley, Joshua Rose, Nicolas O’Donnell, Damian Knotts, Bryce Dumaluan, Jailene Velez, Kyle Marks,
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