You should have received a flyer with a Partnership in Education (PIE) Card from Jiffy Lube. Each time you have your oil changed ask them to scan the bar code on the card. Poinciana will receive $3 each time the card is scanned, and you will get 25% off.
Poinciana Elementary, a STEM magnet elementary school, proves its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math expertise with several extraordinary student awards at end of year events.
Poinciana had three overall winners in the 2013 Palm Beach County District Science Fair:
- 3rd Grader Coleman Longwater won third place overall for his project on Magnets in Different Temperatures
- 3rd Grader Anastasia McInerney won third place overall for her project on Saving Money by Eating In instead of Going Out
- Ms. McFarlane’s First Grade Class won 2nd place overall for the class project on Girls vs. Boys and Bowling skills
Poinciana Elementary STEM Magnet School’s Afterschool Science club PANDAMONIUM competed in the 1st Annual Science Olympiad hosted Sat. May 11 by Florida Atlantic University.
Poinciana Elementary earned four awards from out of 11 competitive events ranging from engineering projects, to academic games.
- 1st Place Winners in “Energy Lab” - A test on how far a self-designed, small solar powered vehicle would travel
- 2nd Place Winners for “A is for Anatomy” – An academic game where the team took a test and answered 40 questions about the human body and organs
- 2nd Place Winners in “Tennis Ball Catapult” – The team had to design and build acatapult and send tennis balls closest to target
- and 2nd Place Winners in “Bridge Building” - The team had 50 straws and 40 cm. of tape for building and had to support weights
Team members included 3rd, 4th and 5th graders: Ethan Gabay, Louis Lee, Kira Lichtenfeld, Jimena Machorro, Mikayla Perry, Kara Wilson, Ethan Wong, Kristha Zapata-Palacios, Teacher, Lisa Saunders, and Coach, Gloria Gibson
Congratulations to the team, and for showing the success of Poinciana STEM students!
The link below provides a presentation that explains the purpose of the Human Growth and Development curriculum. This is not the actual curriculum. The presentation provides parents with background information, data and facts supporting the need for this curriculum. At the end of the presentation is an overview of what will be covered at varying grade levels. For more information regarding the curriculum contact Mrs. Bloom at 561-739-5700.
Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation
Click here for a pdf version of the presentation
(if you don’t have PowerPoint on your computer)
The Book Fair is in full swing in the Media Center this week. Here are the shopping hours for rest of the week:
9:30 – 1:45
2:30 – 4:00
9:30 – 11:00
1:00 – 1:45
2:15 – 4:00
8:00 – 10:30
1:00 – 1:45
2:15 – 4:00
The District Math and Science Fair takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday this week at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The public may attend on Tuesday from 9:00am – 7:00pm and on Wednesday from 9:00 – noon.
Wednesday, May 1st is the last SAC meeting for this school year. This will be a voting meeting so it’s very important that there is a quorum. If you are a voting member of the SAC please try to attend. The meeting will take place at 5:30 in the Media Center.
As of April 15th, the cafeteria is no longer accepting checks for prepayments. Prepayments will still be accepted in cash, as well as online.
Other payments to the school can be made by check until May 10th. After that date payments must be made in cash, by money order, or online.
Click here for online payments
FCAT begins on Monday, April 15th.
Click here for a complete testing schedule.
Good nutrition has been shown to improve concentration, memory, and the ability to think more quickly. Below are some FCAT nutrition tips to help your family eat healthy all year long, not just during FCAT.
General Nutrition Tips
FCAT Eating for Success
Give your child the gift of culture this summer. Register to win from over $11,500 in summer scholarships, memberships and day passes! The 2013 Summer Cultural Guide from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is ONLINE!
Browse Arts and Cultural Camps, Classes and Activities
Hurry! Registration ends May 1, 2013
The School District of Palm Beach County is developing a District-wide strategic Technology plan for the years 2014 – 2016. Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey and share your ideas, concerns and needs. The last day to submit the survey is March 15th, 2013.
Click here for the Technology Survey