Welcome to School Year 2014-2015

Posted on Aug 29, 2014

Our 2014-2015 school year is underway with 736 students in grades VPK-5th being looked after and taught by our fabulous 85 staff members. After our first two weeks of school, our students have adapted nicely to their new routines and teachers. Engagement is high in our classrooms as teachers have prepared challenging lessons to help our students with their brand new Florida Standards.
Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up is getting better each day and our buses are arriving a little earlier in the morning too. Please remember to have your car tag on your rearview mirror when picking up your children in the Parent Pick-Up line and that your child’s full name and grade are clearly written on it. Without this car tag, you will have to park in the Parent Parking Lot and come into the office to show ID to get your child.
Mr. Moore and his maintenance staff are doing a great job keeping our school clean and ready for the students and Mr. Buchholz and his kitchen staff are doing a wonderful job preparing and serving over 1000 meals a day for breakfast and lunch.
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s class, it is always best to ask the teacher first. If you still have questions, I’d be happy to assist you – just call me at 337-5960.

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Spring Concert at Mariposa

Posted on May 22, 2014

Mariposa Elementhandbellary recently had their Spring Music Concert. This was an “interactive” concert. Not only did the students perform, but the audience and parents also participated with singing, dancing, and playing instruments. What a fun evening for all! The concert included the Chorus, the Handbell Choir, and the Band. Pictured is the Mariposa Hand Bell Choir including Tnanazia Young, Mikaelah Charles, Sophia May, Nelson St. Louis, Stephanie Diaz, Jeremy Rosas, Kylie Christiansen, Sydnee Rubenstien, Lea Cesiro, and Chloe Gillis.

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Mariposa’s Kindergarteners visit the 4-H Farm

Posted on May 12, 2014

AuciellozooAll the Kindergarten students at Mariposa Elementary enjoyed a hands-on experience at the 4-H Farm. This field trip enhanced their classroom lessons on animals and learning about gardens as they were able to touch the fur of a donkey, pony, horse, calf, goat, sheep and even a pig. Jabari Monds, Jake Legentus, Anthony Sarver, and Lumarion Gardenhire wait in anticipation of getting to feel the hair of the donkey. They looked at the similarities and differences of the animals to compare and contrast and had fun learning about what our farm friends do for us!

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First Grade Students At Mariposa Elementary Congratulate One Another As They Meet Their Goals!

Posted on May 8, 2014

AbiandDevenArticleFirst grade students in Michelle Smith’s First Grade Class at Mariposa Elementary each have their individual goal folders. Inside their goal folders are sight words, math concepts (numbers, 3D shapes, etc.) and chunks (digraphs/blends/word families). The students pair up each week to practice their goals and congratulate one another when they reach their goals. Their teacher, Mrs. Smith, checks their goals each week and helps students create new goals for themselves as they achieve each objective. “I’m so proud of you!” Deven Harris tells classmate Abigayle Conner, as she passes her sight words page in her Goal Folder. “The students work very hard to meet and exceed their goals,” says Smith. “They are fueled by the praise they get from their peers and enjoy being an encouragement to others.”

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Mariposa’s valued Americorps Volunteer

Posted on May 1, 2014

photoMariposa Elementary has been extremely fortunate to have Ms. Marjorie Ovsiovitch as our Americorps volunteer this year. Ms. Ovsiovitch has helped numerous children close their learning gaps while enjoying time with her. She is kind, dedicated, and loyal to our Monarchs. The students’ eyes light up when it is their special time to read with Ms. O. She truly is a treasure here at our school. Pictured are first grader, Isabella Perez, and Ms. Ovsiovitch.

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Mariposa’s N.E.E.D. Group Teaches other Grades

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

NEEDMariposa’s N.E.E.D. group (National Energy Education Development Project) is busy focusing on learning and teaching energy sources to other grade levels within our school. Mariposa is the state elementary school of the year and the national finalist. This year’s group is highly motivated and working towards attending the national awards ceremony in Washington D.C. this June. Pictured left to right: Cathy Smith, Justin Locklar, Hannah Wright, Monica Kalina, Mary McCartney, Mikayla Sampson, Tnanazia Young, Johann Vianna, Allysha Lillard, Jan Feliciano, Adam Archer.

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