News Flash Home
The original item was published from 2/26/2019 12:20:31 PM to 2/27/2021 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

City of Homestead News

Posted on: February 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Councilwoman Fairclough Recognizes the First Graders at First United Methodist Christian School

Fairclough Roxaboxen

During the February 20th Special Council presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough opened her presentation, saying, “We have lots of kids in the audience. . .that makes my heart smile. We are here with our first graders from First United Methodist Christian School [FUMCS]!”

Annually, the first graders at FUMCS read “Roxaboxen,” a well-known book written by Alice McLerran and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. The book, which celebrates the imagination of children who, no matter the time or place, can create whole worlds out of what they find around them — in this case, rocks and boxes — also creates a unique opportunity for the students to learn about what makes a community a community.

Councilwoman Fairclough explained, “It’s an honor for me to continue the tradition of acknowledging these students their entrepreneurial spirit in creating community — the community of Roxaboxen.” She then showed a PowerPoint presentation, “to give you a small glimpse of the community these students created” and clicked through adorable photographs of each student and their ingenious pretend businesses — from a donut shop to a dentist’s office to a fire station.

The students/entrepreneurs from Mrs. Kenney’s and Mrs. Zelaya’s classes energetically came to the front of the Council Chambers to join Councilwoman Fairclough and their teachers. There was a chef, a doctor, an artist, a dentist and many others. Councilwoman Fairclough presented each one with a certificate of recognition for his or her part in creating the community of Roxaboxen.  

Roxaboxen business creators from Mrs. Kenney’s class:
Gabriel Casa - Gabriel’s Military; Sydney Famada - The Donut Bar; Alyssa Feldman, Alyssa’s Soup Kitchen; Sophia Felo – Cutie Fruits Food Truck; Cameron Flores, Cam’s Bait Shop; Charlotte Garner, Charlotte’s Chocolate Shop; Gabriella Gucciardo – Gabby’s Horse Barn; Bailey Healy – Bailey’s Ice Cream Shop; Mackenzie Mancha – Pop Kenzie; Brycen Munz – Brycen’s Adventures; Olivia Palacio – Happy Dentist; Chelsea Sahauraura – Chelsea’s Toy Store; Taylor Thompson - Taylor’s Bakery; Isabella Urbina – Isabella’s Candy Parade; Destiny Vega – Destiny’s Day School; Joseph Ward – Gamemasters; David Yengibaryan – David’s Lavash and Patrick Yur – Rox Surgical Center      

Roxaboxen business creators from Mrs. Zelaya’s class: Emily Banos – Emily’s Art and Craft Shop; Jade Bryan; Dr. Jade’s Exotic Pet Clinic; Khloe Bryan – KK Pet Shop; Mia Feliz – Mia’s Bank; Victoria Garcia – Faith Church of Roxaboxen; Remi Gaytan – Roxaboxen City Hall; Carly Javier – Carly’s Angels Library; Abigail Jean – Abigail’s Super Sweet Donut Shop; Caleb Karjala; Caleb’s Comic Creations; Madison Lint – Madison’s Makeovers; Olivia Majana – Olivia’s Toy Factory; Pietra Marquez – Cross Gym; Aidan Nicholson – Aidan’s Pizza Planet; Allanah Piggott – First United Correctional Institution; Benjamin Sproehnle – Benjamin’s Super Pharmacy; Dylan Stone – Dylan’s Dynasty; Jamie Thielker – Falcons Station Precinct #77; Jessica Vazquez – The Vazquez Puppet Theatre; Jayden Zarabozo, Jayden’s Fire Station; Adesuwa Asemota – Number Car Rental

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Homestead News

CRB Spring Community Cleanup Flyer 2021

CRB Community Cleanup Announced

Posted on: April 19, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Vial

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Posted on: March 26, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Posted on: January 8, 2021
HPS Sanitation Reminder

2021 Solid Waste Schedule Now Available

Posted on: December 21, 2020
Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Siren Test December 4, 2020

Posted on: November 30, 2020
City Logo Blue Background

Tropical Storm Eta City Services Updates

Posted on: November 8, 2020
Girl at Park with Dog

Additional Parks Reopening in Homestead

Posted on: October 2, 2020
Parks Staff in Masks

Watch Now - 2020 Tribute to City Staff

Posted on: September 24, 2020
COVID-19

City of Homestead COVID-19 Recovery Grants

Posted on: September 17, 2020
Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Siren Test September 4, 2020

Posted on: September 1, 2020
Hurricane Preparedness Guide

2020 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Posted on: May 5, 2020
COVID-19

City of Homestead Coronavirus Update

Posted on: March 2, 2020
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead February 2020

Posted on: February 14, 2020
HPS Sanitation Reminder

2020 Solid Waste Schedule Now Available

Posted on: December 31, 2019
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead December 2019

Posted on: December 31, 2019
Community Center Newsletters

January 2020 Community Center Newsletter

Posted on: January 27, 2020
Holiday Hours 2017

Holiday Hours

Posted on: December 10, 2019
Dinner with Santa 2019 News Graphic

Dinner with Santa Tickets Sold Out

Posted on: November 20, 2019
Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Siren Test December 6, 2019

Posted on: December 4, 2019
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead November 2019

Posted on: November 29, 2019
Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR Championship Weekend Traffic Update

Posted on: November 13, 2019
Veterans Day

City Offices Closed for Veterans Day

Posted on: November 6, 2019
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead October 2019

Posted on: October 23, 2019
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead August 2019

Posted on: August 13, 2019
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead July 2019

Posted on: July 2, 2019
FDOT Logo

FDOT to Hold Public Meeting

Posted on: June 6, 2019
Hurricane Preparedness Guide

2019 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Posted on: May 31, 2019
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead April 2019

Posted on: April 25, 2019