First Graders Enjoy The Busch Wildlife Care Center

Posted on Jan 13, 2017

levinMariposa Elementary first grade students enjoyed a beautiful day at The Busch Wildlife Care Center in Jupiter, Fl. Each class enjoyed a tour led by one of the talented educator’s on staff at the Care Center. The students learned about Florida animals and their environment. Most importantly they learned the importance of preserving their habitat and how to care for the animals. We saw an alligator and a crocodile. We saw four species of owls, hawks, a bald eagle, deer, raccoons, vultures, cranes, turkeys, and many more. The children also were allowed to pet a baby alligator, a snake, and a skunk. The day was perfect. On the bus, Levin Mendez Lopez and Gabriel Powell have smiling faces showing just how perfect the day was.


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Mariposa Teachers Recognized for their work with Grace Packs

Posted on Jan 6, 2017

img_5343Michelle Smith and Jenifer Scipioni recently were recognized by PNC Bank for their dedication and service to the students at Mariposa. Mrs. Smith initiated our involvement with Grace Packs a few years ago and has been instrumental in our continued support of this outstanding program. Grace Packs, which is in a number of schools in our district, is designed to help students that are in need of food support. Every Friday, food items are sent home with identified children to augment the food available to them at home. Mrs. Scipioni has taken on the weekly logistical responsibility of this program and has even elicited help from a local Girl Scout troop in assembling the food items to go home each week. We are very proud of Mrs. Scipioni and Mrs. Smith!


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Grace Packs… Love Provides

Posted on Jan 6, 2017

picture1aGetting the word out about the Grace Packs program is critical to be implemented successfully in your school and community.  Please use the logo above and the copy below as a guide for placement on your school website or in your newsletter.


Proposed copy: 

The mission and joy of Grace Packs Inc. is to provide weekly weekend food for students who lack an ample food supply, relieving the burden many of these children endure by being hungry.  In St. Lucie County, 26.1%, or 15,970 children are considered food insecure.

If you would like to embrace our Mariposa Grace Packs program, or if you are a family needing support with food, please contact us at and/or 772-337-5960.

For more information, visit

Grace Packs…Love Provides


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Parent Academy

Posted on Jan 6, 2017


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Hurricane Matthew Make-up Days

Posted on Dec 7, 2016



December 9, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As a result of school closings necessitated by Hurricane Matthew, St. Lucie Public Schools students need to make up 12 hours of instruction to meet the state mandated annual number of instructional hours.

In order to accomplish this, the St. Lucie County School Board and the St. Lucie County Classroom Teachers Association and Classified Unit have tentatively agreed to the following adjustments to the 2016-2017 school calendar:

  • March 20th, formerly a Teacher Workday, will become a full school day for students.
  • June 1st, formerly an Early Release Day, will become a full school day for students.
  • June 5th, formerly a Teacher Workday, will become an Early Release Day for students.  (This is the students’ last day.)

If you have any questions regarding these make-up times, please contact your child’s principal.


Wayne Gent


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Mariposa’s PBIS Pokemon Day

Posted on Dec 7, 2016

picture11Mariposa Elementary celebrated their PBIS by having a Pokemon Day. Students paid 20 Butterfly Bucks to participate in Pokemon Day where the students created a unique Pokemon with special powers, a Poke-Ball, and played charades as they became a Pokemon. Maurice Johnson and Tristan Coe are working hard to create their Pokemon. Jha’keriah Galloway, Brianna Granja, and Beverly Garay are discussing their Pokemon with each other. Anaztajah Rodriguez is finishing up her Pokemon while Jovaughn Hall is just beginning to think about how his Pokemon will look and what special powers it will have.  Overall, it was a huge success!






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