2018 Clay Shoot logo t- shirts are available

If you are interested in purchasing a t- shirt, please fill out the order form (link can be found below) and return to school with cash or check payable to SES. Please note that T-shirts will not be sold at the event. On the day of the shoot, t- shirts will only be provided for the registered shooters. The deadline for t- shirt orders is Friday, January 23, 2018. T-shirts will be sent home with the oldest child prior to the weekend of the shoot.

Available Styles
Short Sleeve $15
Long Sleeve $20

Available Sizes
Youth Small - Youth Large
Adult Small - Adult XXL

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Weekly Notes January 8, 2017

So much has been happening on the SES campus since we left for the holiday break:

·         The cafeteria improvements are now complete. Please stop in and take a look. You will also see that there has been drainage installed in the area right outside the entrance. This will help keep that area dry when it rains. Your children have definitely noticed and love the change!

·         There has been a great deal of cleaning going on. Closets and storage areas were gone through, things put away, the old gym stage is definitely beginning to be “less full”, classrooms cleaned. Administrative offices were changed.

·         Ms. Audrey became engaged! Congratulations to her.

·         We are happy to have Ms. Vee as the newest member of the SES community. She will teach the Intermediate grade students ELA. We welcome her. I have already seen students excited in her classes to play Baseball Spelling.

Thank you to those parents who came to see Ms. Bethany yesterday. She had a full schedule. We will now be able to group students according to their needs which will also determine the kind of teacher and assistant we will hire. If there is anyone who could not attend yesterday but wishes to speak with her, you may contact me or her directly at brobicheaux@csobr.org

We now enter into our third nine and a half weeks. Hard to believe we are already there! I handed each student their report card today and was happy to see improvements on many of them. Thank you for your support every day. I know how hard you work with your children to help us with their learning.

And to help celebrate our learning we will be having a 100 day of school dress down day sponsored by the HSA! All students are invited to dress down that day. You will be receiving a flyer with the particulars very shortly.

And you welcome to attend:

St. Michael High School is excited to host a nationally recognized speaker on Suicide Awareness and Prevention.  Kevin Hines is one of the few people ever to survive a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  Kevin now travels the country and is an advocate for suicide awareness and preventionWe are excited to be hosting a middle school student and parent night in the St. Michael Gym at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  All Diocesan middle school students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend this presentation.  Because of the nature of the presentation, middle school students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  Parent resources will be provided to all those that attend and sign in and provide their email address. 

 

Upcoming Events: 

Home & School Meeting- Tuesday, January 9 at 6:30pm

Boys Basketball Games- Tuesday, January 9- at Most Blessed Sacrament-5th grade at 5:45, 6th grade at 6:30 and 7th grade at 7:30.  Thursday, January 11- Home vs. St. Theresa- 5th grade at 5:45, 6th grade at 6:30, 7th grade at 7:30. Saturday, January 13- Home vs. Catholic of Pointe Coupee- 6th grade at 2:00, 7th grade at 3:00

Report Cards Issued- Wednesday, January 10

Snack Sale- Friday, January 12.  All items are $1. 

No School- Monday, January 15.  

Spirit Dress Down- Wednesday, January 17.  Students may wear spirit shirts with jeans or school shorts/skirts and school shoes. 

Sports Pictures- Thursday, January 18 All boys basketball players please bring uniforms to school for pictures.

K-Parent Breakfast- Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00 am.  

Boys Basketball- Tuesday, January 23-Home vs. St. John- 5th grade at 5:45, 6th grade at 6:30 and 7th grade at 7:30

Lip Sync- Friday, January 26

Weekly Notes January 1

Dear Parent/Guardians,

I am excited to announce that our new Intermediate grade ELA teacher is Ms. Valdeena Moore. She comes to us with over thirty years of teaching experience.

Ms. Valdeena and Ms. Allison have worked together to make sure this transition is as seamless as possible. You will find that your children will follow the same “routines” as they did in the previous nine-and-a-half-week cycle. This should help everyone feel more relaxed as we begin the last part of the year.

I know you will show Ms. Valdeena the same SES welcome and spirit that you have shown me as she gets acclimated to her surroundings. She is thrilled to be here and have the opportunity to work with you and your children.

Please feel free to stop in and meet her or perhaps introduce yourself via email at vmoore@sescubs.com

I look forward to seeing all of you on Monday!!

Dr. Kathy

 

Weekly Notes December 11, 2017

Bethany Robicheaux, the Director of the REACH program will be on campus all day on January 9 to meet with parents who have questions about having their child attend this program next year.  If your child struggles in school, has existing accommodations, and/or you have spoken with me about your concerns please try to arrange your schedule so you can speak with her that day. We also need to have a real number of students whose parents who are interested in order to see if it will be at St. Elizabeth next year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Two students received their awards today for winning the Conservation Poster Contest. They are Hayden Thibodeaux, second place and Austin Paine third place. They received a certificate and a cash prize. Congratulations boys!

Last week we talked about the process of identifying students who may have specific learning disabilities.  I mentioned that teachers must conduct a series of interventions called RTI; Response to Intervention. This is required by law. All schools must undergo this process I order to determine the needs of a struggling student.There are three tiers in RTI. The teacher works through each tier identifying and recording the intervention that worked/did not work; made the child’s learning better or showed no progress at all. These interventions are not done in isolation; the entire class participates as they are designed to enhance any child’s learning. The difference is that the child who has been struggling will be seen to make progress from that intervention where no progress was seen before. This process takes almost a year so you may guess that it is beneficial to start at the beginning of a school year. At the end of the process, if it is seen that the interventions have not helped, the child is referred for formal testing to the Pupil Support Team at Assumption Parish. However, it is important to note that a student must be almost two years behind where they should be for their grade level in order to be formal diagnosed. It is a lengthy and sometimes confusing process.

(Next week we will talk about accommodations.)

Thank you for sending me so many fantastic pictures of the snow! I posted them all in the St. Elizabeth School Facebook page. I have been told it has not snowed like that since the 1940’s. It was so good to see the faces of the children (and adults too!) who reveled in the snow.

Yesterday the students started staying inside the old gym during recess and After-Care. The Waste Station in the yard has not been working properly and we are in the process of having it repaired.  In fact, two new pumps must be installed, hopefully by the end of this week. So, everyone will remain away from that area until the situation is corrected.

The cafeteria improvements continue. The new wall is up and the sheet rock installed. The lights have been delivered and the flooring scheduled to be installed. We will also have a trench installed in the area right outside the cafeteria door area that will alleviate the water that tends to accumulate there when it rains. It will drain the water away. We are having a painting party this Saturday starting at 9:00 am. Can’t make it at 9:00? You are welcome anytime for however long you can stay. Lunch will be served!

Have a fantastic week!

 

Scrip Orders- will be ordered December 11 & 18.  After Christmas, we will resume the bi-weekly orders. 

Boys Basketball Practice- Wednesday, December 13- 6th grade 4:15- -6:00; 7th grade 6:00-7:30.  Thursday, December 14- 6th grade- 4:15-6:00.

Boys Basketball-  Monday, December 11- 5th grade at 7:15 at St. Aloysius.  Wednesday, December 13- 5th grade  at 7:15 at St. Jean Vianney.   Friday, December 15- 6th grade at St. Louis King of France at 5:45.  7th grade at St. Louis King of France vs. St. Francis at 6:30.

Spirit Dress Down- Wednesday, December 13.  Students may wear spirit shirts with jeans or uniform bottoms. School shoes must be worn.  Please see the SES Handbook for complete dress down day guidelines. 

Dress Down to Make a Difference- Thursday, December 14.  Students who make a $2 minimum donation will be allowed to dress in any shirt with jeans or uniform bottom and any shoes.  Money collected will be donated to the St. Elizabeth Food Pantry to purchase food for those in need during the Christmas Season. 

Christmas Memorials Mass- Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:40am

2nd Nine weeks Exams- December 19-21.  December 19- Social Studies & English, December 20- Math & Religion, December 21- Science & Reading. 

No Aftercare- Thursday, December 21 & Friday, December 22.  

Last day to test AR for 2nd Nine Weeks- Thursday, December 21.  This is also the last day to qualify for the AR Field trip. 

No Bus Transportation- Friday, December 22.  There will be no bus transportation in the morning or afternoon. 

Christmas Nativity- Friday, December 22 following 7:40am Mass. 

Class Christmas Plays and Parties- Friday, December 22. 

Christmas Holidays- December 25-January 5.  Students return January 8. 

Weekly Notes December 4, 2017

Schools are obligated by law to have safety drills each year. One is a fire drill. There is no set time or day that fire drills are conducted. Each class has a specific spot they must go to as quickly and as safely as possible and remain for as long as it takes for an all clear to be given. In the case of a real fire, that all-clear is given by the fire department.  Everyone must vacate the buildings, even visitors, and remain evacuated until told otherwise.  If it appears that I or another staff member are abrupt in asking you to stop, it is because your child’s safety is first and foremost on our minds and we are more concerned in making sure everyone is ok. So, if you are in the process of coming to pick up or drop your child off or are just giving something to the office and are asked to stop, please remember that there is always a reason for it; one that may not seem apparent to you right away. In some instances, someone driving cannot see where the students are. I deeply appreciate your understanding.

 

Breakfast with Santa was a great success! Thank you to the HSA for providing this fun morning for everyone. Our raffle winners are James Adams - $5,000.00, Susan Harris - $2,500.00 and Billy Guillot - $1,000.00. Congratulations to them and thank you to everyone who worked so hard to sell your tickets. Wyatt and Olivia Diaz won $500.00 for selling the most raffle tickets. Our winners of the limo ride and lunch are Marie Talbot, Hayden Burgess and Kaecen Williams.

Photo Booth pictures from the breakfast have been uploaded to Shutterfly. The log in information is sescubshomeandschool@gmail.com. The password is sescubs. Please feel free to log in and get your pictures. They will also be loaded to the schools Facebook page soon.

As was stated last week, we will begin to explain the process for identifying a student who may have specific learning issues and/or is need of accommodations to help them learn. Specific learning disabilities are, simply put, usually cognitive in nature; there is something going on with the student that prevents him/her from understanding what is being taught. We find out whether or not a student has a learning disability by evaluating the student using a specific series of tests especially designed for that purpose. But we just cannot say that a student needs to be tested. There is a length process that leads up to the actual evaluation. This involves is called RTI, Response to Intervention by the teacher(s). And what if the evaluation comes back negative, in that there is no actual disability but the student is still struggling? In that instance, students may be given accommodations. Accommodations are changes that remove barriers and provide your child with equal access to learning. Accommodations don’t change what a child is learning. Rather, they change how a child is learning.

We will stop here for now. Hopefully this all makes sense to you. To be continued next week.

Students were asked to design a Christmas card for the school to use as it’s “official” card. I am happy to announce that Cloie Neil, grade 5 designed the winning card.  We are in the process of having it made into a Christmas card to send to our fellow schools and churches in the Diocese to wish them a Merry Christmas.

The improvements in our cafeteria continue. There is now framing up for a new wall. The old heater is gone. The sheet rock will be done soon so we can paint. New lights have been ordered and should be delivered shortly.

Tomorrow is the Science and Social Studies fair. The teachers and students were busy setting up today. I am looking forward to seeing all the projects. After 12:30 pm, students will have an opportunity to view the projects with their teachers. Winners will be announced tomorrow as well. Thank you for making this a positive experience for your child. There is so much to learn by participating.

The faculty and staff will be heading to their Christmas party after school on Thursday, 12/21. There will be no after-care that day. Friday, 12/22 is our last day of school before the Christmas holiday. There will be no after-care on this day. Since Assumption Parish is closing a day earlier than SES, there will be no busing, neither morning or afternoon, on Friday, 12/22.

Have a great week!

 

 

Breakfast with Santa Raffle Winners- 1st place- James Adams, 2nd Place- Susan Harrison, 3rd Place- Billy Guillot.   All students who sold an extra book of tickets were eligible to win $500. The student who won this was Wyatt Diaz. Congratulations to all who won and thank you to all who supported the school by purchasing tickets!

Scrip Orders- will be ordered December 11 & 18.  After Christmas, we will resume the bi-weekly orders. 

7th Grade Parent Breakfast- Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Science & Social Studies Fair- Wednesday, December 6.  

Snack Sale- Friday, December 8.  All items are $1.00

Boys Basketball- Friday, December 8- 6th grade at 5:45 at St. Louis King of France, 7th Grade at 6:30 at St. Louis King of France vs. St. Francis.  Sunday, December 10- 5th grade at 2:30 at Holy Family vs. St. Jude.  Monday, December 11- 5th grade at 7:15 at St. Aloysius.  Wednesday, December 13- 5th grade  at 7:15 at St. Jean Vianney. 

Spirit Dress Down- Wednesday, December 13.  Students may wear spirit shirts with jeans or uniform bottoms. School shoes must be worn.  Please see the SES Handbook for complete dress down day guidelines. 

Christmas Memorials Mass- Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:40am

2nd Nine weeks Exams- December 19-21.  December 19- Social Studies & English, December 20- Math & Religion, December 21- Science & Reading. 

No Aftercare- Thursday, December 21 & Friday, December 22.  

Last day to test AR for 2nd Nine Weeks- Thursday, December 21.  This is also the last day to qualify for the AR Field trip. 

No Bus Transportation- Friday, December 22.  There will be no bus transportation in the morning or afternoon. 

Christmas Nativity- Friday, December 22 following 7:40am Mass. 

Class Christmas Plays and Parties- Friday, December 22. 

Christmas Holidays- December 25-January 5.  Students return January 8. 

Weekly Notes November 27, 2017

Over the Thanksgiving holiday new windows were installed in the cafeteria.  If have a chance, pop in and take a look. Next improvement will be lights and painting.

We are dedicated to providing your child with the best Catholic education possible. To help do this, our teachers had a very informative meeting this past Monday with members of the Assumption Parish School district in regards to the process that is involved in determining if there are students who might need extra help in the form of accommodations or if students may have a specific type of learning issue. This process must first be carried out by St. Elizabeth not Assumption Schools and is a state mandate, not one issued by the public school. It is important to work together with our local schools as they are able to offer services to our students. But it is on us to be sure that we complete our part of the process. Stay tuned as weeks go by for more!

Below is information regarding the Christmas Memorial Fund. Information is also being sent home with each student. It is a great way to remember loved ones at Christmas:

A gift to the S.E.S. Memorial Fund lives on in the service of others.  To send a memorial gift, simply send in your donation along with the name(s) of your loved one(s), your name, address & email address and the address & email address you would like a memorial card sent to (optional) to St. Elizabeth School, P.O. Drawer M, Paincourtville, LA 70391.  Please make checks payable to St. Elizabeth School Memorial Fund.   You may also drop it off in the office or send it to school with your child in his or her green envelope.  

A sympathy card is sent to the family acknowledging each memorial gift that is received, with the name of the donor.  The deceased is remembered in our prayers and at Friday Mass.  The amount of the memorial gift is not indicated.  Every gift is acknowledged and is deductible for tax purposes.

There will be a Christmas Memorial Mass in honor of your loved ones on Friday, December 15, 2017 during 7:40 A.M. in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.  Please join us. 

It is almost time for exams…again! Here is the schedule for grades 5-8.

12/19, Tuesday – Social Studies, English

12/20, Wednesday – Religion, Math

12/21, Thursday – Science, Reading

Please note that study guides may not be sent home until the week before exams. A study guide is just that, a guide. Most times it may be a list of vocabulary/spelling words, names of people for History, things to reread, specific topics to study. It is not a complete item by item list of what students should study. It is not the exam. It is a guide.

Over the Thanksgiving break, I visited the World War II museum in New Orleans. If you have not gone, please try to go.  My family and I spent almost five hours, walking, reading, watching videos, movies and still I don’t think we saw everything.  I looked for my father but did not see him…there were so many faces. But I heard others say they actually found their relative. I learned still more about a subject I thought I knew a lot about. It was a very moving experience.

Have a fantastic week!

 

 

Christmas Nativity- As in the past, we are asking for names to be submitted for babies born after October 1, 2017 to be Jesus in the Christmas Nativity on December 22. Siblings of current SES students will have preference.  Please contact the school office if you would like to submit your child's name.  

Breakfast with Santa Raffle- tickets are due Tuesday, November 28. 

Mission Collection- Friday, December 1

Breakfast with Santa- Saturday, December 2 from 8:00-11:30 in the Community Center.  Admission: $5 per person, Kids 3 and under are free!  Join us for a fun filled morning of crafts and breakfast.  Pictures will be taken with Santa & Mrs. Claus.  Packages will be available to purchase.  

Scrip Orders- will be ordered December 4, 11 & 18.  After Christmas, we will resume the bi-weekly orders. 

7th Grade Parent Breakfast- Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Science & Social Studies Fair- Wednesday, December 6.  

Snack Sale- Friday, December 8.  All items are $1.00

Boys Basketball- Friday, December 8- 6th grade at 5:45 at St. Louis King of France, 7th Grade at 6:30 at St. Louis King of France vs. St. Francis.  Sunday, December 10- 5th grade at 2:30 at Holy Family vs. St. Jude.  Monday, December 11- 5th grade at 7:15 at St. Aloysius.  Wednesday, December 13- 5th grade  at 7:15 at St. Jean Vianney. 

Spirit Dress Down- Wednesday, December 13.  Students may wear spirit shirts with jeans or uniform bottoms. School shoes must be worn.  Please see the SES Handbook for complete dress down day guidelines. 

Christmas Memorials Mass- Friday, December 15, 2017

2nd Nine weeks Exams- December 19-21.  December 19- Social Studies & English, December 20- Math & Religion, December 21- Science & Reading. 

Last day to test AR for 2nd Nine Weeks- Thursday, December 21.  This is also the last day to qualify for the AR Field trip. 

No Bus Transportation- Friday, December 22.  There will be no bus transportation in the morning or afternoon. 

Christmas Nativity- Friday, December 22 following 7:40am Mass. 

Class Christmas Plays and Parties- Friday, December 22. 

Christmas Holidays- December 25-January 5.  Students return January 8. 

Weekly Notes November 13, 2017

A letter was sent to all 3-4-5 grade parents yesterday in regards to the resignation of Miss Kay Eads. The resignation was submitted this past Friday, effective immediately. We are blessed to now have Ms. Allison Viator as the long-term substitute until the Christmas holidays. We have begun advertising for this position. If you know of anyone who may be interested please have them submit a Letter of Interest and Resume to me at kherpich@sescubs.com No phone class please.

I am looking forward to my first Grandparents day at SES! There is definitely an air of excitement this week. Students stop and tell me their grandma and grandpa are coming. Along with that is the anticipation of the Thanksgiving school lunch and holiday. It is a busy week!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our food drive. There is still time if you wish to drop off a donation. Remember that tomorrow is a dress down day that will also go towards the food pantry. It is a $2.00 donation.

Cafeteria renovation update:

Four trees have been removed from the back of the building. There is a meeting scheduled to talk with a flashing subcontractor.

The windows were measured today. During the Thanksgiving break they will be replaced.

If you would able to help with the reinforcing of the roof structure please let me know. This will happen over Thanksgiving.

And as always, any donations to this and any other project here at school is gladly accepted.

On behalf of Fr. Matthew and the faculty and staff of St. Elizabeth, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a most blessed Thanksgiving. I know I have much to be thankful for this year. I am blessed with a new position and home. My sister and her family are traveling here to spend the week with me. I wish you and your family a most blessed Thanksgiving.

 

Christmas Nativity- As in the past, we are asking for names to be submitted for babies born after October 1, 2017 to be Jesus in the Christmas Nativity on December 22. Siblings of current SES students will have preference.  Please contact the school office if you would like to submit your child's name.  

Basketball Practice- 6th grade- Monday, November 13-4:15-6:00.  7th grade- Monday, November 13- 6:00-7:30.

Dress Down to Make a Difference- November 15-Students who make a $2 minimum donation may wear any shirts and shoes with jeans.  All dress down day guidelines in the SES handbook must be followed.  All proceeds will be donated to the St. Elizabeth Church Food Pantry to purchase turkeys for families in need this holiday season. 

Progress Reports- issued November 15.  Please sign and return the following day. 

Grandparents Day-  Friday, November 17.  Mass at 8:00 am followed by Grandparents Reception in the Community Center. 

No afternoon bus service- Friday, November 17.  Aftercare will be available. 

Thanksgiving Holidays- November 20-November 24

Breakfast with Santa Raffle- tickets are due Tuesday, November 28. 

Breakfast with Santa- Saturday, December 2

Science & Social Studies Fair- Wednesday, December 6.  

Spirit Dress Down- Wednesday, December 13.  Students may wear spirit shirts with jeans or uniform bottoms. School shoes must be worn.  Please see the SES Handbook for complete dress down day guidelines. 

2nd Nine weeks Exams- December 19-21

Last day to test AR for 2nd Nine Weeks- Thursday, December 21.  This is also the last day to qualify for the AR Field trip. 

Weekly Notes November 6, 2017

Listed below is the criteria for a Distinguished Graduate Nominee. If you know of someone you wish to nominate kindly complete the information below and return it to the school no later than this Friday, November 10.

1.  A Distinguished Graduate must have graduated from high school.

2. A Distinguished Graduate must be a role model for our students and the community.

3. A Distinguished Graduate must have made some significant contribution to the Church, school and/or community.

4. The Distinguished Graduate must be present at the dinner on January 29, 2018.

 Nominee’s Name: ___________________________________________

Year Graduated from SES: ____________

Why did you choose to nominate this person for SES Distinguished Graduate?

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Friday is our annual Veteran’s day mass and assembly. The students are working hard to prepare for this special day. My father was a proud WWII veteran. The service these men and women have given and many still continue to give to our country in ways that is beyond measure. I am looking forward to this event and seeing all of you.

Thank you to all of you who attended parent-teacher conferences last week. We were happy to see you! We will be evaluating how conferences went and see how we will proceed in the future.

Tonight is our meeting with the Director of Special Education for the Diocese. Ms. Bethany Robicheaux will be on hand to discuss this program which St. Elizabeth is happy to be able to house beginning next school year. We will start at 7:00 pm in the Community Center.

The last day to donate for the Primary School Community Service project is this Friday. Grades PreK-2 are accepting monetary donations in order to purchase school supplies for two schools they have adopted in Texas who were hard hit by the hurricane. Any amount would be appreciated.

 

 

Christmas Nativity- As in the past, we are asking for names to be submitted for babies born after October 1, 2017 to be Jesus in the Christmas Nativity on December 22. Siblings of current SES students will have preference.  Please contact the school office if you would like to submit your child's name.  

Upcoming Events:

PK3 Breakfast-Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 am.  Parents are invited to join us in the prayer garden following breakfast. 

5th Grade Basketball Practice- Wednesday, November 8- 2:00-4:30 

6th Grade Basketball Practice- Wednesday, November 8 -4:30-6:00

Spirit Dress Down Day- Wednesday, November 8.  Students may wear spirit shirts with jeans or uniform bottoms and school shoes.  Please see the SES Handbook for complete dress down day guidelines.

Home & School Meeting- Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 pm

World's Finest Chocolate- Money is due Friday, November 10

Veterans Day Mass- Friday, November 10 at 7:40 am 

6th Grade Basketball Practice- Monday, November 13-4:15-6:00

Dress Down to Make a Difference- November 15-Students who make a $2 minimum donation may wear any shirts and shoes with jeans.  All dress down day guidelines in the SES handbook must be followed.  All proceeds will be donated to the St. Elizabeth Church Food Pantry to purchase turkeys for families in need this holiday season. 

Progress Reports- issued November 15.  Please sign and return the following day. 

Grandparents Day-  Friday, November 17.  Mass at 8:00 am followed by Grandparents Reception in the Community Center. 

No afternoon bus service- Friday, November 17.  Aftercare will be available. 

Thanksgiving Holidays- November 20-November 24

Breakfast with Santa Raffle- tickets are due Tuesday, November 28. 

Breakfast with Santa- Saturday, December 2

Science & Social Studies Fair- Wednesday, December 6.