Grace Packs

Did you know that child hunger is not just a health problem, it is an education problem as well? “Grace Packs” is a weekly weekend backpack program that provides necessary food items to students in need. Dan McCarty is seeking to start this program for its students.

We are seeking help from potential donors in our community to achieve the goal of providing food each weekend to students who have found themselves in need. Did you know that many students do not want to go home from school on the weekends because there is a lack of food at home? Some students visit the school clinic on Mondays complaining of stomach aches and headaches. These illnesses often are because the children have had little food over the weekend. In fact, a recent Feeding America survey notes that the child food insecurity rate in St Lucie County is currently at 27.8%. Food insecurity means that these children do not know from where their next meal will come. At Dan McCarty, 97% of our students meet the need for free and reduced lunch, the need is great.

Is Grace Packs a cause you would like to be a part of? Would you consider partnering with us in this worthy cause? We are asking for donations of food or financial gifts. You, as our community partner can make an impact!

Do you have questions about Grace Packs? I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Morningstar at 772-468-5700.

Dan McCarty Million Father March Kickoff a Success!

Million Fathers March

Dan McCarty participated in the National Million Father March Initiative in recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of all students. The Million Father March is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children throughout the school year.

Over two dozen fathers brought their children to school and walked them to class to show their support of this national initiative. The father s then joined the administrative staff in the media center for some refreshments. What an awesome way to kick off the school year!

Superintendent Yost Visits Dan McCarty

DSCF0203St. Lucie County Schools Superintendent Genelle Yost was special guest at Dan McCarty Schools’ January Student of the Month ceremony. Superintendent Yost delivered a very compelling message to the C.O.T.M. recipients, ecnouraging students to remain focused in their learning, set goals and work hard to accomplish them. In addition, Superintendent Yost challenged the students to go to college and earn doctoral degrees in any area of their choosing and perhaps even in education. Pictured are Superintendent Yost, left, and Assistant Principal Bennie Montenegro.

Picture Day!

School photos will be taken Tuesday, October 1. Students must still follow the school dress code for picture day. Payment for photo packages is not required at this time. In two to three weeks your student will be given a color preview of their photograph along with instructions for ordering photo packages.

Progress Reports to Go Home

Progress reports for the First Nine Week grading period are going home this week. Check with your student so you can see how they are doing so far this year. You can also monitor your student’s progress by checking Skyward and the student’s planner so you are up to date with their grades. If you need to schedule a meeting with a teacher contact the front office at 772-468-5700.