PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS
PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARY
The inaugural Daddy/Daughter Dance will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the cafeteria. Light refreshments and desserts will be served. Tickets are on sale now. Direct questions to PBGEPTA1@gmail.com.
STEM Night for students and families will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Representatives from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will be in the cafeteria with dozens of interactive hands-on activities, experiments and demonstrations. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Before or after STEM night, families are invited to Five Guys Burgers and Fries at Legacy Place for Allamanda Community Night. The eatery will donate to the school a percentage of purchases made 3-9 p.m. that day. Guests must identify themselves as part of the Allamanda family at time of purchase. Call the school at 561-803-7200 for more information.
The first-place winner of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s high school poetry contest was Juliana Romero, a Wellington High student. Four additional winners, in order of their finish, were: Haleigh McGirt, Jupiter High; Aleah Searfoss, Wellington High; Owen Gable, Spanish River High; and Samantha Marshall, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The winning poems are on the festival’s website, www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.
The George Snow Scholarship Fund will sponsor its 24th Cowboy Ball, 6-11 p.m. Feb. 25 at at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. The evening includes food from several restaurants, whiskey tasting, square dancing, line dancing, an auction and mechanical bull rides. Tickets to the ball are $175 per person. A charity raffle offers a grand prize of $5,000, and tickets are available for purchase by guests as well as those not attending the festivities. For tickets to the event or raffle tickets, visit www.scholarship.org or call 561-347-6799.
Florida Power & Light Co. is accepting applications for its annual $20,000 STEM education college scholarship. The scholarship application period will run through Feb. 15. To qualify, a student must have participated for two or more years in a FIRST robotics program in FPL’s service area; have a cumulative GPA of 3.5; and have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university majoring in engineering or information technology. The winner will be announced in May. For more information on applying for the STEM scholarship, visit www.FPL.com/education.
TREASURE COAST SCHOOLS
The Martin County School District’s voluntary pre-kindergarten program is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. The first step for parents is to obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility at https://vpkcp.floridaearlylearning.com. To register, parents should contact Patricia Little at 772-219-1893, Ext. 100 on the date that corresponds with the school their child is zoned for, to schedule an appointment. Dates are: Palm City Elementary, today; Jensen Beach Elementary, Friday; Felix A. Williams Elementary. Monday; Hobe Sound Elementary, Tuesday; Crystal Lake Elementary, Wednesday; J.D. Parker Elementary and Salerno Learning Center, Feb. 9; and Warfield Elementary, Feb. 10. VPK is an early learning program that provides developmentally appropriate instruction and activities to prepare 4-year-olds for kindergarten. To be eligible, a child must be 4 years old (but not 5 years of age or older) on Sept. 1. The three-hour VPK program is provided at no cost, and the full school day program is available for a monthly cost of $216.
The Education Foundation of Martin County presents An Evening of Excellence beginning at 6 p.m. March 25 at Mariner Sands Country Club. Cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and musical entertainment are planned for the evening, which raises money to help enrich and enhance the quality of education in the county’s public schools. Tickets are $175 per person and are on sale at www.educationfoundationmc.org.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.