Weekly Notes October 2, 2017

Happy Monday!

This week we celebrate 4 -H! 4‑H empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime that includes a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity. 4‑H reaches almost six million young people through our community of 100 public universities. Programs are delivered by 3,500 4‑H professionals and 500,000 volunteers. They may participate in STEM and Agriculture, Healthy Living or Citizenship programs. Its motto is to “make the best better. Each member takes this pledge:

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
my heart to greater loyalty,                                                           
my hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,                                                    
for my club, my community,
my country, and my world.”

SES gives a huge thank you to Miss Nadine for volunteering to moderate this Club.

I hope you are enjoying the pictures on the St. Elizabeth Facebook page as much as I like showing them to you. The teachers send me these random, wonderful shots of your children doing great things in class. They are excited to share.

Tomorrow is the first day of exams for grades 5-8. You have helped them study and prepare. Here are a few other tips for you to think about and share with your child:

·         Get a good night’s sleep. Turn all electronic devices off at least an hour before bed time. This will give the brain a change to calm down before lights out.

·         Eat a good breakfast.

·         Drink plenty of water.

·         Avoid caffeine. No power drinks.

·         Remember that teachers want you to do well.

·         Focus on what you know, rather than on what you do not know.

·         Take a few breaths if you get stuck.

·         Have confidence in yourself.

Even though we have it down pat, dismissal in the afternoon can still be hectic. We ask that you wait for your child in the car line. If you need to pick them up before car line starts, please go into the office and sign them out. They will meet you at the office.

You may have seen on the October calendar a dress down day on 1/11 to benefit the Dreams Come True program. This is a non-profit organization granting dreams to children in Louisiana with life-threatening illnesses. It is impressive that 90% of the money raised goes directly to granting these dreams. The cost of the dress down day is $2.00 but feel free to give more if you so wish. This is a wonderful organization.

Assumption Parish Schools have a ½ day this Thursday. Therefore, there we will not have bus service that afternoon. No bus service Thursday, 10/5 in the afternoon.

Thank you to the many parents who have emailed, called the school and have had conferences with teachers and myself when you have had a concern. Having carried through with this communication has helped solve issues and concerns and dispelled any misinformation that you may have heard. Once again I encourage all of you to communicate with the school if you have a concern, no matter how big or small.

 I hope you have a fantastic week!

 

Upcoming Events: 

1st Nine Weeks Exams- October 3- Science & Reading, October 4- Religion & English, October 5- Math & Social Studies.   This schedule will be for the 1st nine weeks only.  

4-H Dress Down- Thursday, October 5. Students may wear a green shirt with jeans. 

Spirit Shirt Orders- due October 5. No late orders can be accepted. 

Fall Break- No School. October 6 & 9

Home & School Meeting- Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30. 

Dreams Come True Dress Down- Wednesday, October 11. Students may wear any shirt with jeans for a $2.00 donation. (see SES handbook for complete dress down day guidelines)  All proceeds will go to the Dreams Come True. 

1st Nine Weeks ends- Thursday, October 12

Last Day to test for AR- Thursday, October 12. 

Snack sale- October 13.  All items are $1.00.

3rd Grade Parent Breakfast- Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 am

1st Nine Weeks Report Cards- issued October 18

Spirit Dress Down-  Wednesday, October 18.  Students may wear a spirit shirt and jeans.  Please see the SES Handbook for complete dress down day guidelines. 

4-H Dues- $5.00 are due October 20.  all members can send dues to the office in a labeled envelope.