Sunday, December 18, 2016

Art Contest Deadline is Dec. 20th!!

The Morikami Park IB Foundation is hosting the 2nd annual IB art contest until Dec 20th!  The entry with the most votes will be featured on the cover of the 2017 Annual IB Auction invitations. The student whose artwork is selected will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the 2017 Annual IB Auction on May 12, 2017 (for their parents) and a $50 VISA gift card for themselves (awesome!!)
Entries should follow the theme of technology 
and how important it is in your everyday life!
Have fun and be creative!! 


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

IB Room Parent Meeting!

IB Room Parent Meeting this Wednesday! 
See you there!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

IB Room Parent Meeting!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Save the Date!!

It promises to be another awesome, spectacular and FUN event!!

The IB Foundation is excited to announce that the proceeds from Sponsorships and the 2017 Annual Auction
will go directly to the purchase of laptops and related technology for student-use! The age of digital learning is upon us as technology continues to become an integral part of the interactive curriculum landscape. Access to laptop computers and tablets is necessary for all ...students to complete classroom assignments and Florida standardized assessments throughout the school year. Please help us reach our goal of supplying MPES with laptops that will be used for district mandated programs such as i-Ready instruction and performance diagnostics software, educational learning modules and Florida Standard Assessment exams. Become an IB Sponsor today!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Say…. "Pizza with Meatballs!"

It's picture day tomorrow!! 
Be sure to wear your uniform 
and think of something that makes
you giggle!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thank you for your kindness Mr. B!

How lucky and fortunate we are to have 
such a caring and kind person at Morikami Park!!
Thanks so much Mr. B for everything you do!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Welcome Steve Wallace!

This is Steve's first year serving on the IB Foundation Board as Board Secretary. Growing up in New York, he has lived in South Florida since 2002. Earning a Bachelor's degree in American Studies from Brandeis University and a Law Degree from Syracuse University, he is currently a managing partner at his own real estate and corporate securities law firm. In his free time, Steve enjoys reading, movies, sports and volunteering as a youth coach.  Steve resides in Boynton Beach with his wife Erica, their two children and a Shih Tzu.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Come Join Us On Twitter!

We hope you'll follow us!!

If you have any first week photos 
that you'd like to share with us for public
display on our twitter feed, 
please send them to

MorikamiParkIBFoundation at  

and we'll be happy to include them!


Friday, August 12, 2016

Welcome Back!!

Here are some great tips for having a fabulous first week!
Share your own positive school memories with your child. Be upbeat and optimistic! Talk about your favorite teacher, the great friends you made and fun (but challenging!) assignments that left you feeling confident and empowered! Share times that made you giggle, laugh and smile! 

We're all rushing in the morning and back-to-school season can make things even a bit more hectic. Try to remain as calm and peaceful as you can so your child feels as stress-free as possible. Take a moment out for a hug and encouraging word. 

Plan something fun to do with your child after school! Maybe do a craft project, ride bikes together or bake your favorite cupcakes together. Knowing an enjoyable activity is planned will help your student get through the stresses of those first few school days!

To help make things easier for everyone, here is a terrific "School Night Checklist" 
that will help both students and parents stay on task throughout the school year!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Continuum of Engagement

As we look forward to another exciting and enriching school year, the MPIBF would like to share this wonderful insight into the complex processes of a student as they learn.

By Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey ~

The Continuum of Engagement provides the characteristics of a learner as they move from being passive about learning to being in the flow. How do we know learners are engaged? Step up the ladder to see how a learner moves from compliant to flow so you can picture what it looks and sounds like in a classroom when learners start engaging in the learning process.

Read more here

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Welcome Rosanna Howe!

Born and raised in NY, Rosanna completed her Master's degree in speech- language pathology here in Florida about 13 years ago and never left! After working in hospitals for 10 years, she is now a stay at home mom of three boys, two of which attend Morikami with the youngest little one still in preschool. Rosanna prides herself on assisting the teaching staff throughout the year and enjoys volunteering at school events helping wherever needed. Rosanna believes that what makes our school so great are parents who willingly come together to lend a hand. 

 We're happy to have you with us!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Meet the Board!

President – Julie Warriner
Vice President of Development & Donations – Anne-Marie Maslach
Treasurer – Mandy Friedlander
Community Relations Director – Elsa Schack
Secretary(Currently seeking applicants)
Operations Director(Currently seeking applicants)
Auction Committee Lead – Kelley Searcy
Special Projects Chairperson & Website Coordinator – Linda Porter

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Come Join Us!

We are looking for a Board Secretary and an Event Coordinator

Please contact Julie Warriner at for more information!
Come and join us for a great cause!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Oh Wow!

It's almost too good to be true!!

Please contact us at
for more information!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Incredible, Fabulous and...

 We at Morikami Park Elementary are deeply grateful
to everyone who attended and participated in the
11th Annual IB Auction & Celebration! 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ticket Sales Update!

It's going to be thrilling, exhilarating and beyond FUN!!!!
And remember to keep your eyes on the prize!!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Auction Catalog Preview!!

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because it will be

Here are some great tips for being in peak form this Friday!!

1)    Bid early & often, don’t hold back!  Let everyone know that you are there to win & don’t let anyone out bid you! 

 2)  Keep an eye on your items! There are people out there who will try to distract you from being the winning bidder.  They may try to engage you in some pleasant conversation while, behind your back, they send their spouse to out bid you. Don’t let this happen! Don't let their distraction drill be your downfall. Practice at home by staring at a fixed object sitting next to a practice bid sheet while your hubby, kids, dog, cat try to get your attention. Stay strong! Nod your head politely (as if you’re listening) all  the while never losing sight of the “fixed object” in the distance. Also practice saying a quick "Gotta go!" as you race over to the fixed object to put down a new bid. Practice will make you a force to be reckoned with at the auction! Other bidders will soon recognize your keen skills and realize you are a bidding powerhouse!!

3)  If there is something that you really want, keep bidding & stay close to the bid sheet. You may develop a somewhat feral and focused look in your eyes that your friends find a bit standoff-ish (this is to be expected). But! At the end of the evening, you'll be holding the prize that was lusted after in your arms as you walk proudly satisfied out the door.  

4) Most importantly, don’t show any signs of weakness during the auction! Bid high and bid often! This is a competitive event! Show other bidders who's the boss! Show your dominance by getting that prize for yourself! Let the others Oooo and ahhh at your prowess! Victory shall be yours!

5) And let's not forget the HIGHLY COVETED 

Energized? Ready to make your mark and assert your presence? 
Ready to take on the competition?

Then start browsing the Auction Catalog and plan your strategy!!