Photos for Yearbook – Did you go on a field trip, or take pictures of an event or program at the school during this school year?The yearbook staff needs candid photos to use in the yearbook. We also need 4th grade kickball photos, end of year parties and Petite Village photos from last school year.Please email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.Please include grade level(s) in the picture so they will be placed in the correct place. Yearbook submission deadline is the end of this month so please email any pictures that you have today.If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Gabel at 921-8499 or email@example.com.
Carnival – Our annual carnival will be March 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2013.
PTA Email List – If you would like to be added to the PTA email list please send an email to Shenandoahpres@hotmail.com .Emails are sent out regarding activities going on at school, volunteer opportunities, etc.
Membership – Join PTA Today and be part of a great organization that benefits your child and the school!Make sure to list your email address on the form to receive email updates and reminders.Only $8.00 for up to two (2) memberships.We have a few extra student directories that will be given out with new memberships on a first come first served basis.Questions?Contact Tricia Sauer at 773-6707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pizza night – The first Thursday of every month is Papa John’s Pizza Night.Shenandoah receives 20% from all orders!You may order from any Papa John’s location just tell them your teacher’s name and Shenandoah. The class with the most sales will receive a pizza party. Mark your calendars and take a night off of cooking once a month with Papa John’s.Questions? Contact Heather Ryan at 235-0102 or email@example.com.
Free Money – Remember:Before you throw it away, can it be redeemed for “Free Money” for Shenandoah?Please continue to save the following:
·Box Tops for Education – Look for Box Tops while doing all your shopping! These add up quickly. Last year the school received over $1,300 for Box Tops. Simply attach them to the Box Top sheets that come home monthly. For each filled sheet, the students name is entered into a drawing. Plus the class that collects the most Box Tops get a popcorn party.
·Community Coffee points - Also, we collect Community Coffee points. This includes bagged coffee, creamer, sugar and also receipts from CC’s coffee houses. You can also go online and register your CC’s prepaid card and school will get credit that way.
·Used printer ink cartridges - We collect used printer ink cartridges. Just place them in a plastic bag and send them to school at any time.
·My Coke Rewards points – We are now collecting the My Coke Rewards points that come on screw lids, 12 and 24 pack cans of coke products. You can simply put the points into a plastic bag and send them to school. The proceeds from the coke points will benefit the physical education classes. If you already have a “My Coke Rewards” account you may log in and donate the points to Shenandoah. Questions about this program contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Power Newsletter
Parent Power Newsletters are distributed by the Parental Involvement office associated with Federal Title I Programs.
We are in full swing playground fundraising mode! Our beloved "castle" playscape has served our school well for 15 years, but the time has come for it to be replaced. Do you work for a company that has grant opportunities? Have you heard of a contest or grant you think we may be eligible for? Do you enjoy writing grants and helping our school? If so, please contact Vanessa at email@example.com
You can help us enter for a chance to win a $30,000 grant and a new playground through a special drawing for Title I schools! Just go to www.energybalance101.com and click on "learn more" under Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes. Type 70817 as the zip code and pick Shenandoah Elementary as the school. Fill out the personal information to register. You can register every day until January 31, 2012 to improve our chances of winning. The next time you vote you can click on "already registered" and type in your email address. Your vote will be cast automatically! You may vote once each day for each valid email address you enter. Pass the word to your family and friends!! Help us fund this new playground for our students!
To say "Thank you" to all our volunteers, a Volunteer Appreciation Reception was held on May 1. We are "Tickled Pink" about our volunteers. Mrs. Sauer is pictured with Volunteers of the Year, Samantha Miller, Maris Bourg, and Michelle Heughan.
Please review the following standard practices that we have in place.
·The canopy area is only for our children and duty teachers.
·All children who are transported away from school by vehicle should be picked up in the carpool line. Walking up to get your child to load a car parked in front or at the side of the school is strongly discouraged. Our carpool line moves quickly and provides a safe area for dismissing the carpool children.
·Parents who usually walk their children home are asked to have a specific meeting place to greet their children. Campus areas that we want to designate for parent/child connection are by the flagpole, bicycle racks, or in the grassy area that is by the Kindergarten fence. Those children and parents should follow a consistent routine so the child is not confused about the way to go home each day.
·When you leave campus, stay on the sidewalk and do not walk to cross the street between parked cars. Only cross at the entry and exit areas of the parking lot. In addition, walkers should cross streets with Crossing Guards.
·Children should always go home as usual unless a parent sends us a letter or calls us to make a change.
Please know that the street areas on the side and front of the school are no parking zones. Parish law enforcement officers can ticket or tow violators. If you must park on the street, park along the curb and stay off of the grass of our neighbors. Left turns into the parking lot are forbidden by law between 8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. Violators may be ticketed. As a reminder, the safety rules for traffic flow and student drop off should also be followed during morning arrival. Children should always be dropped off under the canopy area. Vehicles should not pass parked/standing vehicles that are unloading in the car pool line.
Thanks for your continued support and cooperation.
ADDITIONALLY, THE PARKING LOT ON ANTIOCH IS NOT TO BE USED FOR DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP STUDENTS.THAT LOT IS DESIGNATED FOR TEACHER, STAFF AND VISITOR PARKING.PLEASE COMPLY WITH THIS POLICY AS WE PROMOTE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS.
Part of the strength of our school comes from the wonderful support of our volunteers. We would love to have some extra classroom and library help. If you can donate time to school efforts, please let us know. We will find a place for you. In addition, we appreciate the many parents who spend time at home working on school activities in support of teacher requests.Those hours should be recorded in our Volunteer Log. We appreciate all efforts. Thanks!
Habitual Absence, Tardiness, or Early Check-outs
Please note this new state
A student shall be considered
habitually absent or habitually tardy when either condition continues to exist
after all reasonable efforts by any school personnel, truancy officer, or other
laws enforcement personnel have failed to correct the condition after the fifth
unexcused absence or fifth unexcused occurrence of being tardy within any school
The parent or legal guardian of a
student shall enforce the attendance of the student at the school to which the
student is assigned.
The parent or legal guardian of
any student in kindergarten through grade eight who is considered habitually
absent or habitually tardy pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall be
in violation of the provisions of Subparagraph (b)of this Paragraph and shall be punished
offense shall be punishable by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or the
performance of not less than twenty-five hours of community
subsequent offense shall be punishable in accordance with R.S.
For purposes of this Section, the
term “tardy” shall include but not be limited to leaving or checking out of
school unexcused prior to the regularly scheduled dismissal time at the end of
the school day but shall not include reporting late to class when
transferring from one class to another during the school
ACT 745 REGULAR SESSION (2008) –
East Baton Rouge Parish School System is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or qualified disability.