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January 18, 2019

Upcoming Events

January 21 - Holiday for all

January 22 - Souper Bowl Canned Food Drive Starts (Jan. 22nd - 31st), PTO Meeting at 2:45 pm

January 23 - Awards Ceremony 2nd/4th at 8:15 am, 1st/6th at 9:15 am

January 24 - Walk-a-thon, Conference Night 5:00 - 7:00 pm

January 25 - Awards Ceremony: kindergarten at 8:15 am, 3rd/5th at 9:15 am, Early Dismissal 1:15 pm

January 28 - Souper Bowl Canned Food Drive continues through Thursday, 1/31

January 29 -

January 30 -

January 31 - Walk-a-thon Make Up if needed

February 01 - Early Dismissal 1:15 pm

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Writing Wall of Fame

The following students were honored on Manny TV for their great writing.

Kindergarten: Aiden Bird, Jameson Lea, Mikayla Dever-DeLuccio, Ellie Thomas, Samuel Dribble, Jemma Schmalenberger, Reagan Klein, Enriquez Diaz-Cruz, Autumn Donar, Mominic Martinzez, Braden Euske, and Isabella Newcombe

First Grade: Owen Preston, Sam Gongora, Ryan Tolley, Ronin Stolaas, Molly Bennett, Ayden Falero, Hayden Espling, Megumi Wallace, and MJ Sium

Second Grade: Jacob Keen, Sphia Adam, Lucas Rothen, Jude Schmalenberger, Shea Young, Mia Nunez, Miguel Sanchez, Natalie Block, Isabella Perez-Guillen, Averi Pinkelton, and Abe Hernandez

Third Grade: Adam Rutayisire, Juan Carbajosa, Damien Rains, Brielle Lamonthe, Emma Noyes, Violet DeMunda, Abby Nelson, and Katana Stolaas

Congratulations to Manatee Music Students

The following fifth and sixth grade student have been selected to perform in the Elementary Music Festival concert at the King Center on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Our students will join other outstanding musicians from Brevard County in the concert.

5th Grade Beginning Strings: Emily Burwinkel, Victoria Chen, Ava Soetidgo

6th Grade Intermediate Strings: Melina Fernandez, Hans Hernandez, Landon Fowler

6th Grade Chorus: Sarah Spellman, Nicole Riopelle, Lenny Ortiz, Isabella Silva, Lucy Medley, Shelby Ward, Donovan Long, Sophia France

Green Committee Sponsors Hydration Station for Walk-A-Thon

The annual Manatee Elementary Walk-A-Thon is quickly approaching. To continue our green efforts around campus, the Green Committee will have a Hydration Station set up throughout the Walk-A-Thon event on Thursday January 24th. We encourage everyone to bring in a refillable water bottle, labeled with their name. The Hydration Station will provide refreshing Ice-Cold Water to refill student’s water bottle, spritz students with cool water, let them seek shade or take a few moments to rest. Please send your student to school with a reusable water bottle on January 24th to help keep them cool and hydrated while cutting down on disposable bottle waste.

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2019 Space Coast Countdown to Fitness

Hi, my name is Ms. Best and I will be your commander for the 2019 Space Coast Countdown to Fitness & Final Mile. This is a FREE program, hosted by Running Zone Foundation to promote fitness and reduce childhood obesity.

Students will run or walk 25.2 miles in 1 mile increments over a period of 10 weeks and keep track of their miles by coloring tracking sheets. The miles can be accumulated by doing physical activity as a family, participating in a sport in conjunction with any activity that you already do (Morning Mile, Cross Country, LACES, etc.) Students will receive prizes for every 5 miles completed to keep them motivated on becoming healthier. All participating schools may attend the Space Coast Final Mile on May 4, 2019 at 9am at Viera High School to complete the last mile of the marathon together. Students begin tracking their miles on February 23rd, 2019.

Running Zone Foundation will provide students with FREE Countdown to Fitness school t-shirts, tracking sheets and prizes.


  • Students will participate in a fun-filled mission to live happier and healthier lives

  • The school with the most program participation will be awarded $250

  • All students who attend the Space Coast Final Mile will be awarded finisher medals at the completion of the Space Coast Countdown to Fitness program

  • To register (with a parent or guardian), visit

Deadline to register is FEBRUARY 1st. Make sure you register under Manatee Elementary.

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