STPPS Participates in Event Benefiting Northshore Families Helping Families ::..
As part of an ongoing community connections effort, St. Tammany Parish Public Schools participated in the “Touch a Truck” fundraiser recently benefiting Northshore Families Helping Families, which provides programs and support to individuals with disabilities.
In its second year, the event was held at Church of the King in Mandeville where there was music, food and fun for children of all ages.
St. Tammany Parish Public School bus driver Willie Richardson brought his bus to join other vehicles on display at the event. Children were able to climb and explore the vehicles, which in addition to the school bus included, fire trucks, limos, construction vehicles, tractors, cars and more. Children viewing the school bus could sit anywhere, ...
Schools to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday ::..
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools will close for the Thanksgiving Holidays on Monday, November 24, through Friday, November 28. Classes will resume on Monday, December 1.
Support offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 26, and will re-open on Monday, December 1.
Schools Give and Give Thanks for Thanksgiving ::..
Students are giving thanks as many St. Tammany Parish Public Schools celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with Thanksgiving feasts, food drives, and other activities.
Students at Abita Springs Elementary could be seen dressed up as Pilgrims and Native Americans on Wednesday as they made their way through the halls with Pilgrim hats and feather headbands.
First graders in Misty Nicholson’s and Aundrea Reidenauer’s classes attended a Thanksgiving Feast where each student told the class what they were thankful for. Parents brought turkey, corn, pumpkin pie and other festive treats for the students to enjoy. An assortment of student projects including placemats with hand prints and poems, fall leaves, and quilts containing everything the students were thankful for, decorated ...
Bayou Lacombe Middle Students Host Organic Garden Farmer's Market ::..
Bayou Lacombe Middle School students waved signs and excitedly welcomed customers to their bi-annual Organic Garden Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, November 18th at John Davis Park in Lacombe.
“Yesterday’s Farmers Market was the most successful to date. The students raised almost $1000 for their charities,” said Rebekah Ellis, the Gifted Enrichment and Academics teacher at Bayou Lacombe Middle and Chahta-Ima Elementary.
The students harvest all of the produce at the market from their organic vegetable garden, cook all of the products, and make herbal organic soaps and teas from the herb garden. At this fall market, the students sold herbal olive tapenade, garden sausage gumbo, Mediterranean hummus, rosemary pita bread, herb-infused olive oil and vinegar, herbal apple pepper jelly, ...
Superintendent Folse Presents Check to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ::..
Representatives for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation were overcome with emotion as Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III presented a check for $20,834 to the foundation during the School Board Meeting at the Brooks Educational Complex in Slidell on Thursday.
The check is from funds raised through one of four fundraisers that the St. Tammany Parish Public Schools participate in. This was the first of the quarterly fundraisers. The other three fundraisers include Black and Gold Day, which raises funds for the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, Baskets of Hope, which provides gifts to children diagnosed with cancer or other serious illness, and Habitat for Humanity.
Superintendent Folse thanked students, parents, and employees for their generosity and ...