Community Bank of Florida was pleased to make a donation to the “Parrots” at Caribbean Elementary School. The contribution was made to assist the school in implementing a new idea- having a “Meet the Teacher” event. This event would allow parents to come in and see the school as well as meet their child’s new teacher. Interim Principal, Michelle Atherley, stated “Usually, an open house is held after school has already begun. Our new “Meet the Teacher” event would allow parents to establish a comfort level by getting to see where their little one would be going and meeting the teacher prior to school even starting.” Principal Atherley decided to inspire the staff by holding a luncheon prior to the Meet the Teacher event starting.
Caribbean Elementary is an established school that opened about 40 years ago in the South Miami Heights area. Students are enrolled in Pre-K through fifth grade. The school’s Agri-Science program is virtually unknown to outsiders but has created excitement among the students. They have partnered with the University of Miami as well as local high schools and working as a team, have constructed flower beds all around the school.