Pen Pals Make Great Mentors at Mariposa Elementary

Posted on Nov 25, 2015

penpals11Mrs. Michelle Smith’s 2nd grade class teamed up with Mrs. Theresa Delancy’s 3rd grade class for writing!  Every 2nd grader has a 3rd grade pen pal who acts as a writing mentor.  After reading the story The Plump and Perky Turkey, students were asked to imagine that they were a turkey! Together with their pen pal, students had to come up with reasons as to why the turkey should not be eaten on Thanksgiving! Tahlia Sugrim and Abigail Santiago are showing their hard work. The students had a blast! Afterwards, they celebrated by creating their own Thanksgiving turkey cookie!

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Parent Academy Workshops in Spanish

Posted on Nov 13, 2015

Redirigiendo La Conducta Infantil

There will be two Redirecting Children’s Behavior workshops in Spanish. One group will begin on Tuesday Nov 17th and the other on Thursday Nov 19th at Juan Diego Catholic Ministry in Fort Pierce. These groups will be meet for 5 weeks. Please call Teresa Lezama at 772-461-2233 to register.

Tendremos dos clases de Redirigiendo La Conducta Infantil empezando el 17 de Noviembre y tambien el 19 de Noviembre en el Centro Pastoral San Juan Diego. El curso completo ocurrirá por cinco semanas. Llame a Teresa Lezama al 772-461-2233 pare registrar.

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States of Matter in Kindergarten

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

IMG_4783 Mrs. Wolff’s Kindergarten Class is learning about the states of matter. Prince Boatswain and Olivia Thrasher were excited to see a cool transformation. The students measured, felt, smelled, observed and discussed the white grainy solid that was placed on their plates. They discussed how it could change shape. Then water was added to their teaspoon amount of grainy powder and “POOF” the powder transformed 100% in size forming snow. They not only discussed how and why this transformation took place but also how it cooled in temperature as well. The class was delighted to make snowballs in Florida.

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Third Grade Made Spectacular Character Pumpkins

Posted on Nov 4, 2015

IMG_2914Mariposa students in third grade were very creative with their book report projects. They designed their pumpkins to represent characters from the book they read. Students shared character traits as well. Pictured are Laikyn Leclerc with her helpful scarecrow from the book Spookley the Square Pumpkin and John Hern with his evil Lego Star Wars pumpkin, Darth Maul. Students really enjoyed hearing about their peers’ characters and seeing the variety of designs.IMG_2907

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Empowering Parents- Parent Support Workshops

Posted on Nov 4, 2015


“They Don’t Come With Instructions”
Parent Support Workshops
Join us at Parent Academy for a FREE, Engaging, and Interactive 6-session parent support workshop!

Our goal is to equip parents with the skills they need to improve family interactions and communication.
November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, and 15
6pm – 7:30pm
Typical problem situations are presented for parents including:
• Children Interrupting Conversations
• Solving Conflict: Children Fighting One Another
• Obeying Requests and Speaking Politely
• When Children Act Up in Public
• When We Think a Child’s Friend is a Bad Influence and more!
Plan to attend all sessions and receive a $50 gift card at the end of the 6th session.
Register online at or call 772-466-0523
Parent Academy is located at 2940 S. U.S. Hwy 1, Suite C-12 at the Save A Lot shopping center

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PBIS Chance Opportunity Event

Posted on Nov 3, 2015

Picture9Wow! What a lucky  CHANCE it was to win an awesome prize from our PBIS CHANCE Opportunity Drawing Event. For only 3 Butterfly Bucks, students had the opportunity to win one of our fantastic prizes. The CHANCE to win took place from October 14-28th. On November 2nd, the drawing was broadcast live from our Mariposa Studio Newsroom with Mr. Wesley Dessources announcing the winners of these great prizes. The following students won these fabulous prizes:
Hello Kitty Personalized Ear Buds – Deyana Johnson
Hello Kitty Sketch Portfolio—Neilani Warren
Spirograph Card Creations – Cambree McKinney & Germene Jean-Louis
Design your own Birdhouse—Charlize Molina & Isabelle Vega
Kickball– Christopher Nicodemus & Brianna Locklar
Art Pad/Colored Pencils/Markers– Cambree McKinney
100 Weirdest Facts Book and Fun Origami Paper Planes– John Hern
2 Mind Craft Books Redstone Handbook & Essential Handbook—Dahlila Robbins
2 Mind Craft Books Combat Handbook & Construction Handbook— Abigail Santiago
Bone Collection – Skulls Book with Military Binoculars— Arrielle Jocelyn
Big Box of Awesome Rocks and a Whoopee Cushion – Landon Reitz
Congratulations to all!

Charlize Molina, Brianna Locklar, and John Hern are happily holding their PBIS prizes. There will be more Chance Opportunity Events as the year progresses.

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