Knights of Columbus Supports Mariposa’s Grace Packs

Posted on Apr 29, 2016

FullSizeRender-1The Knights of Columbus Council #12159, from Holy Family Catholic Church, had fundraising events to raise money for Mariposa Elementary’s Grace Packs Program. The Grace Packs mission is to provide weekly food packages for students in need. The men hosted four fish bakes, welcoming many from the church and community to a delicious meal; their wives baked homemade desserts and accepted extra donations to raise $1,000 to support children who need food at Mariposa Elementary. Bill Kicker, one of the Knights, said they feel like it is their mission to partner with Mariposa Elementary to feed hungry children. Knights, Bill Kicker, Fred Daniels, and Fred Bradley presented the $1000 donation to Principal R. Craig Logue. Holy Family’s Women’s Guild has also contributed to the program, which gives 40 students non-perishable foods every weekend. The Mariposa Grace Packs Team includes cafeteria manager Fred Buchholz, Science/Art Teacher Carla Bargeron, 4th Grade Teacher Jennifer Scipioni, and 2nd Grade teacher Michelle Smith; we are so thankful for the partnership with Holy Family Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus!   thumbnail_IMG_3431

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Mariposa supports the American Heart Association

Posted on Apr 22, 2016

Picture112A note from the American Heart Association to Mariposa Elementary: On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school’s donation. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Thank you.
Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school’s contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.
We hope that you, your faculty and your students found this lifesaving effort rewarding and enjoyable. You are touching so many lives — and life is why we exist as an organization. Your help and support are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to partnering again with you next year!
Gabriella Darocha is jumping high at one of the many centers that were set up for Jump Rope For Heart. The weather was great and the event was enjoyed by all.

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“Tunnel of Support” sent Good Wishes for the FSA

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

Picture1Mariposa students and staff held a surprise “tunnel of support” for students taking the FSA test to show the students how proud we are of their hard work and to help motivate them to do their best. Younger students from each class made signs and posters encouraging their peers.  Students lined up on each side of the outside hallways with their signs. They cheered and held up their signs while the students walked through the tunnel.  This event meant a great deal to the students. At dismissal, a fifth grader told Literacy Coach, Ms. Monica Almeida, that now she doesn’t feel nervous for her FSA test, and the parade made her feel really special. Music teacher, Mr. Chad Guess, had his after school music program drummers lead the parade throughout the school. The drummers pictured are Tanya Lima, Corbin Hahn, Andrea Henandez, and Lehla Badillo, It was a great parade!

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Weather School visits Mariposa Elementary

Posted on Apr 4, 2016

Picture9Cris Martinez’s weather school from WPBF news channel 25 visted our fifth graders. The students kicked off the weather school with a rap they wrote and choreographed about how hurricanes form. Next, Mr. Martinez discussed and interactively presented how tornadoes form and how it affects us in Florida. Rebecca Sampson was interviewed by Cris Martinez; she explained how much she enjoyed his interactive presentations. It was a great learning experience for our fifth graders!

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Odyssey of the Mind Furs, Fins, Feathers, and Friends

Posted on Mar 29, 2016

DSC02424The Odyssey of the Mind team of Mariposa Elementary led by Mrs. Jennifer Scipioni competed in the Palms Regional tournament in Riviera Beach, FL. They competed in division 1 for problem number 5 titled Furs, Fins, Feathers and Friends. They were 1 out of 8 teams that decided to solve this problem. To solve this problem they created a comedic play about 3 animal friends (a hummingbird, a black panther, and a puffer fish) that helped a stranger get new pants, helped each other think positively with an adventure song and helped all animals survive by finding King Arthur the Ant get back home. All of their hard work paid off because they placed 2nd in their competition! A video of their performance was recorded to play over the morning announcements. If you see Samantha Gardner, Justin Horton, James Phillips, Sydnee Rubenstein, Alexandra “Allie” Smith, or Janellie Alvarez in the halls make sure you congratulate them on their well earned achievement. Plans are already underway to help prepare for next year’s competition. The team is already sad that Allie won’t be able to participate next year because she is moving to middle school. The search for her replacement is not going to be easy.

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Book Fair March 11-18

Posted on Mar 8, 2016


We are excited to present new Book Fair events for our upcoming Book Fair.

  • Friday March 11th: Premier Grand opening of the book fair during reading night from 5:30– 7:00 p.m. with a drawing for a book basket culminating at the end of the evening. Every book purchase will receive a free entry into the book drawing.
  • Tuesday March 15th: Pastries for Parents from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Come in the morning and enjoy coffee and pastries with your child while you shop the book fair and enjoy a story.
  • Wednesday March 16th: Grandparents day is all day. Come shop with your grandchild. Grandparents who make a book purchase will receive a free gift with that purchase.

We would appreciate any parent who would like to volunteer during the Book Fair. Please contact the front office and let them know when you would like to volunteer.

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Last Modified: March 8, 2016 at 12:57 pm