Mariposa Elementary Celebrates its Young Authors

Posted on May 13, 2016

IMG_6711During the months of April and May, Mariposa students have been writing and publishing their own books as a part of the annual celebration of writers, Young Authors. Students from grades kindergarten to fifth, wrote, illustrated, edited, and published original stories. These books were shared and celebrated through several classroom and school-wide activities. Four writers were chosen to represent Mariposa at the Young Authors Celebration. The students are Zane Barszcz (K, Mrs. Kari McIntyre), Irie Phillips (1st, Mrs. Toni Baptiste), Alonzo Cabral (2nd, Ms. Loretta Humprey), and Autumn Thomas (4th, Mrs. Michelle Williams). In the Picture, Jacob McCallum is having an original Young Authors book read to him while Jeremiah Brewster is watching. Congratulations to all of our wonderful authors for their hard work!

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Mariposa Matters May Newsletter

Posted on May 5, 2016

Mariposa Matters has some great up to date information with important dates to remember. To view please right click on the page and open in a new tab, new window, or new private window. page01


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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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Last Modified: April 4, 2016 at 2:32 pm