Sun Blaze participated in the OCCTM Math Competition at Innovation Middle School against schools from the Southeast learning community. The third and fourth grades took first place overall. Our fifth grade placed second overall. Our fourth-grade students received additional recognition for being the only team from all grade levels with a perfect score.
We are very proud of how hard the students and teachers worked preparing for this competition. Sun Blaze is lucky to have Ms. Parfet, Ms. Nicholson, and Ms. Worrell who coach, support our students, and allow them to thrive. Amazing job, Stingrays!
Congratulations to Lucas Iguina, our Disney Dreamer & Doer for 2019. Lucas was born with a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, which is when the left side of the heart does not form. Before the age of two and a half, he had gone through three open-heart surgeries. When he was eight years old, Lucas attended a legislative conference in Washington, D.C. He met with state representatives to share his story and began advocating for the Heart Authorization Act. Lucas began volunteering locally with his mother when he was younger, and now they run the Florida Chapter of the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association. The Heart Authorization Act passed this year, and the Florida Senate was able to hear Lucas’ story.
Our amazing PTA hosted a cookout for the staff recently. We want to thank our PTA president, Connie Menahem, and her team for investing in our students and staff through their countless hours of serving others, hosting events, support, and raising finances to help increase the level of excellence at Sun Blaze.
We want to invite the community to our School Carnival that will take place on Friday, May 3, from 4-8 p.m. Bring your family and enjoy carnival rides, the rock wall, bounce houses, face painting, dunk tank, silent auction, DJ, food, drinks, carnival treats, and more.
We always want to invite the Lake Nona community to follow our social media links to stay connected with all that is happening at Sun Blaze Elementary. The website address is https://sunblazees.ocps.net, and you can follow us on Facebook at Sun Blaze Elementary.