Title I Parent Information Night

Posted on Aug 31, 2015

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Please mark your calendar
Our annual Title I Parent Information Night will be held on September 24th from 5-6 P.M. in the cafeteria.
We will also discuss upcoming FSA state testing.
(FSA – Florida Standards Assessment)

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Fifth Grade N.E.E.D. Students Visit the Capital

Posted on Aug 26, 2015

Washington_DC_TripThis past June 29th, our 5th grade monarchs received a well-deserved recognition for their participation in the NEED Project. This project encourages and rewards student leadership and innovation by sponsoring a Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement.  Students in the NEED program, led by Mrs. Bargeron, were awarded the Florida Elementary runner up for their excellent job educating younger students in energy conservation. Exceptional teachers and students are invited to attend NEED’s National Recognition Ceremonies held each June in Washington, DC. There, they are recognized for their efforts at the state and national level for their active role in the energy conservation education. At the conference, our 5th grade students, Ian Ottinger, Imari Johnson, Sydney Luppens, Devon Barbour, Taline El-Khoury, and Jordan Sanchez worked with peers from all over the country exploring new energy activities while NEED teachers had the opportunity to network and prepare for the coming school year. Mrs. Sanchez had the opportunity to participate as the teacher lead, and she shared the joys with a fabulous group of 6 moms attending. Although these students are now in 6th grade, attending their new schools, please join Mariposa in congratulating their achievements.

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Parent Academy of St. Lucie County

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

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All workshops / classes are FREE, ENGAGING, FUN, AND INTERACTIVE
for parents with minor children in St. Lucie County and are held at the
Parent Academy located at 2940 S. U.S.1, Suite C-12, Fort Pierce (next to Save A Lot)

Parenting Wisely: This 7 session workshop is an excellent resource for parents who are interested in improving their parenting skills. The goal is to provide parents with the skills they need to improve family interactions and improve family communication.

(English) 6:00pm – 7:30pm Tuesdays August 25, September 1,8,15, 22,29 and October 6
(Spanish) 6:00pm- 7:30pm Thursdays August27, September 3,10,17,24, and October 1 and 8

Hands on Banking (English, Spanish, Creole): This 3 session workshop is designed to help you be the best money manager on the planet! Help your children learn about money, savings and banking and learn how to understand and protect your credit. Presented by Wells Fargo.

(English) 5:30pm -7:00pm Wednesdays September 23,30, and October 7

(Spanish) 5:30pm -7:00pm Wednesdays October 21, 28, and November 4

(Creale) 5:30pm- 7:00pm Wednesdays November 18,25, and December 2

Preparation for Citizenship: This 10 session class prepares parents for the naturalization (citizenship) test. Topics covered will include, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Integrated Civics. Instruction will be in English.

9:30am -11:00am •Mondays & Wednesdays September 14, 16, 21,23, 28, 30 & October 5,7, 12,14

Basic Computer Classes: If you are new to computers, don’t worry we can help. This 4 session
class will help you become comfortable with technology in no time.

9:30am -11:30am •Fridays October 2, 9,16 and 23

Parenting in 21st Century: Practicing safety is a must with anyone who goes online, but with kids it is especially important and it will show you how to protect them and talk to them about being safe and responsible. Topics such as teaching kids about internet safety, staying safe from online predators, cyber bullying, using social networks safely, etc.

5:30pm-7:30pm- Wednesdays September 16, December14, March 16, and June 1

English as a Second Language (ESL): Three levels of ESL are offered. Make an appointment for your placement assessment to determine which level is appropriate for you. Please call
772-466•0523 to schedule.

Pre-GED Preparation: Instruction is offered in math, reading, writing, science and social studies to prepare parents to enter the GED program at IRSC. Make an appointment for your placement assessment to determine which level is appropriate for you. Please call
772•466-0523 to schedule.

Register online at www.parentacademyslc.org or call 772-466•0523

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Mariposa Volunteers

Posted on Aug 13, 2015

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School Volunteer Sign-Up Procedures

The Saint Lucie County School Board has a new volunteer sign-up procedure in place. If you are interested in chaperoning any field trips or volunteering at our school you MUST complete an online form. Please log on to our website: www.stlucie.k12.fl.us

• Click on the “Jobs” tab
• Click on “Click to Apply”
• Click on “Search Current Job Openings”
• School down and check the “Volunteer” position
• Check the box for volunteer on “Assignment box”
• Click on “Search for Posted Positions”
• Check the “Volunteer” box
• Check the “St Lucie Schools” box-where it says Location
• Click on “Apply for Posted position”

Then you will need to create a profile before you can begin the application. You will also need to scan your driver’s license or Id before you submit your application.

After entering and submitting your application, your information will be verified. Allow up to ten days for clearance and check your application online periodically. Thank you for your support and interest. We appreciate you here at Mariposa Elementary.

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MARIPOSA OPEN HOUSE

Posted on Aug 12, 2015

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OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Kindergarten Orientation- 1:30- 2:30 pm
Grades First through Fifth- 3:30-5:30

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Chess Night at Mariposa!

Posted on May 12, 2015

20150430_173422Second and Third Grade students at Mariposa Elementary challenged their families and friends to chess this week! Students came to school dressed up as chess pieces, ready to teach their families how each piece moves. Families enjoyed some chess poems and a brief explanation of how to play. Then students challenged their peers and relatives to a game of chess! This family game night was made possible through a grant called “First Move,” which teaches students to play chess through online videos, computer games, and weekly chess practice. Students spend 45 minutes each week learning chess strategies and skills. Chess costumes were created by Alicia Swink, second grade teacher at Mariposa Elementary. Students were all smiles as they showed off their chess skills! The students dressed as chess pieces in the picture are: Brianna Locklar, Bryce Myers, Sydnee Rubenstien, Riley O’Dowd, Monroe Thiery and Joseph Locklar.

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