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April, 2014

 

Substitute of the Year

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Mrs. Dixie Crosby was recently named Substitute of the Year for Abita Springs Elementary. She is pictured with ASE Acting Principal Ms. Elizabeth Caruso.

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Contest

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Abita Springs Elementary is proud to announce that Dayle Hernandez placed in the Martin Luther King Jr. contest.

 

 

Educator of Distinction

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Abita Springs Elementary First Grade teacher Sheri Turnage was recently honored as an Educator of Distinction Winner from the Louisiana P.T.A.
To receive this award, the educator must display devotion and dedication for her students, school, and community. She was awarded this award at the Louisiana P.T.A. Convention Banquet. Pictured with Sheri Turnage is Gary Fayard the 1st Vice President of the Louisiana State P.T.A.

 

 

Fundraiser Inspiration

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Students in Mrs. Dupre’s Class at Abita Springs Elementary School raised money for Heifer International after the story Beatrice’s Goat inspired them to help others suffering from poverty and hunger.  Pictured are, front-Patrick McCann and Colin Saragusa; Middle- Evan Adcox, Anthony Diaz, Mason Gorrondona, Matthew Robert, Mason Cognevich, and Mixon Senseney; and top – Ella Daigle, Serena White, Milla Majnerick, Pace Stewart, Haile Williams, Sage Owens, Gabrielle Givens, and Kylie Reinecke.

 

 


February, 2014

 

Landforms

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Ms. Misty's first grade class at Abita Springs Elementary have been studying different types of landforms. To end the unit, the class built landforms out of playdough. Pictured are Cohen Anderson, Zoey, Asleigh Diaz, and Caden Michel.

 

The Song Book

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Abita Springs Elementary second grade student Lola Young recently won a district award of excellence and a state award of merit in the PTA Reflections contest for her story "The Song Book".

 

 

 

Wetlands Express

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Mrs. Soler’s Pre-K class had a visit from the Wetlands Express during their Louisiana unit. Students learned about animals that live in and around the swamps of Louisiana. Ms. Ana, from the Audubon Nature Institute, is pictured with Blake Manint and Karson Ortiz as they take turns petting Roux the armadillo.

 

 

Students at Abita Springs Elementary
are 100 days smarter!

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Boys-Steven Johnson, Rhett Owens, Daniel Lewis, Cash Montalbano and Tyler Blaszak.

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Girls- Back Row- Addison Colley, Rakell Penn, Presley Bishop, Hannah Templet, Paige Bishop, Daneia Watts, Sadi Demmons
Front Row-Sable Owens, Lonna Borrouso, Ashley Woods, Sophia Spears

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Landan, JaKeyra, Trey, Julianna, Blake, Prentice, Wren, Kelsey, Nikolas, Jonas, Rayne, Tony, Jania, Amaya, Bailey, Megan, Luke, Miranda, Megan, Carter, Katie

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Ashleigh Diaz, Jadyn Taylor

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Colton Meyers

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Cover Artist

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Abita Springs Elementary is very proud of Benjamin Gutowski. Benjamin’s artwork was chosen for the St. Tammany Parish School Board’s 2013-2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year of 2013.

 

 


December, 2013

 

Saints Youth Program Gives
Third Graders Sports Workout

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The Saints Football Team's Youth Program visited campus Thursday morning to
give our third graders a new vision for growing up healthy and smart. The event was a reward for the third grade for raising the most money in the recent United Way fund raising drive. Overall, the students collected $1710 in United Way donations.

Six sports stations were set up in the school gymnasium, everything from tossing a football, catching a toss, a standing high jump, and dodging opposing players. Kids enjoyed Gatorade in-between the different activities. Several parent volunteers were on hand to help throughout the gym.

The importance of playing 60 minutes a day outside was explained, along with the need to do well in school. Prizes were given out for winners of a Saints trivia quiz, and other souvenirs of the event were distributed to all the kids. Presenting sponsors for the event included Academy Sports, Gatorade and Tobacco-Free Living.

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Ms. Eva Jenkins welcomed the students to the sports training event.

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Prizes were won by winners of Saints trivia questions.

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Several parents turned out to help coordinate the activities.

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November, 2013

 

Water Festival Poster

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Abita Springs recently held the annual Water Festival on October 20th. Local students created posters to enter into a contest. Abita Springs Elementary students Matthew Robert  and Rylie Shasteen placed in the poster contest. Matthew’s poster depicting an Abita Springs wetland will be reproduced and enlarged for newspaper, flyers, and advertisement purposes for the 2014 Water Festival. Rylie’s lovely painting depicting Abita Springs wildlife received an Honorable Mention. Pictured is Matthew Robert with his poster.

 

 


October, 2013

 

50th Day of School

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Abita Springs Elementary School first graders celebrated the Fiftieth Day of School. The students participated in numerous learning activities aligned with the curriculum. Pictured with teacher Mrs. Turnage and student teacher Ms. D’Aquin are Paul Atkinson, Cassy Authement, Cadence Bauer, Kenneth Bendict, Joshua Cotham, Collin Delaune, Nellly Fonseca, Kendall Gee, Abigail Graham, Kaden Harton, Jayda Hewitt, Jaylynn, Johnson, Ava Kelly, Keidyn Miknaitis, Hailey Noto, Jasper Oyler, Sapphire Robinson, Annahclaire Sharp, Charlie Verret, Kailey Vick and Kennedy Vick.

 

Louisiana Plants

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Students in third grade at Abita Springs Elementary studied plants from Louisiana wetlands.  Colin Saragusa, Kylie Reinecke, and Stella Lefevre are dissecting wetlands plants to discover their unique adaptations.

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Third grade students at Abita Springs Elementary are studying the novel Wetlands.  Michael Fugler, Anthony Diaz, and Lane Ebert dissect a cattail as they learn about Louisiana wetlands plants and animals.

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Students in Mrs. Dupre’s 3rd grade class at Abita Springs Elementary School created edible wetlands to become more familiar with the flora, fauna, and layers of the swamp. This activity went with the novel Wetlands. Pictured are Ella Daigle, Evan Adcox, and Patrick Bachman.

 

 

Pumpkin Patch

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Students of Abita Springs Elementary would love to thank our PTA for hosting a pumpkin patch for our school. All students were able to visit the pumpkin patch and take pictures with the pumpkins . Pictured students are Kira Fasullo, Riley Crosby, Jace Crosby, Tate Poyadou, and Sebastian Olson.

 

 

Nocturnal Night

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On Thursday, October 3, 2013 Mrs. Turnage and Ms. Andrea’s first grade class at Abita Springs Elementary School dressed in pajamas for “Nocturnal Night.” Nocturnal animals are active during the night time and sleep during the day. The class completed a life size anchor chart using adjectives to describe the characteristics and habits of bats. Pictured are: Ms. Andrea D’Aquin, Mrs. Sheri Turnage, Kailey Vick, Kennedy Vick, Charlie Verret, Annahclaire Sharp, Sapphire Robinson, Jasper Oyler, Hailey Noto, Keidyn Miknaitis, Kendall Gee, Abigail Graham, Kaden Harton, Jayda Hewitt, Ava Kelly, Paul Atkinson, Joshua Cotham, Cadence Bauer, Kenneth Benedict, Cassy Authement, Collin Delaune

 

Geaux Pink

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Abita Springs Elementary students recently participated in St. Tammany School Board’s “GEAUX PINK!” Campaign. Students donated $1 to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Pictured are students in Mrs. Perkin’s second grade class. They were able to make vegetable soup to go with their reading story.

 

Student Wins Title at Fair

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Abita Springs Elementary is very proud of third grade student Layla Locicero . She was recently named Queen of the St. Tammany Parish Fair. Pictured are Layla Locicero and Ms. Rebecca Stogner, Principal.

 

 


September, 2013

 

 

Punctuation Pirates


Abita Springs Elementary students in Mrs. Turnage and Ms. Andrea's 1st grade class were Punctuation Pirates to practice the correct use of punctuation for a writing lesson. Pictured are Paul Atkinson, Cassy Authement, Cadence Bauer, Kenneth Benedict, Joshua Cotham, Collin Delaune, Nelly Fonseca, Kendall Gee, Abigail Graham, Kaden Harton, Jayda Hewitt, Jaylynn Johnson, Ava Kelly, Keidyn Miknaitis, Hailey Noto, Jasper Oyler, Sapphire Robinson, Annahclaire Sharp, Charlie Verret, Kailey Vick, Kennedy Vick, and Ms. Andrea D'Aquin.

 

 

Pig Visits Campus

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Third grade students from Abita Springs Elementary recently had a special visitor. Louie the pig came to visit students in Mrs. Dupre’s third grade class.  This hands on experience will help them relate to the novel, Charlotte’s Web. Tate Poyadou learns about pigs up close and personal! 

 

Measuring Bug Town

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Students in Janice Perkins' second grade class at Abita Springs Elementary School are shown working on a measurement project in connection with the new Core Curriculum math.  In a lesson called "Measuring Bug Town", Crisana Dibuono, Katelyn Armentor, Mason Ewing, Noah Fussell, and Ben Henry are using inches and centimeters to measure and compare the lengths of different streets in imaginary Bug Town, USA.

 

 

Community Helpers

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Abita Spring Elementary students in Mrs. Branch’s T1 class recently dressed up to celebrate community helpers. Students dressed in what they wanted their future careers to be. The students enjoyed learning about all of the people who help our community. On the front row are Katie Crowder (student teacher from SLU), Sebastian Evans, McKinley Mardis, Ava Rordam, Hallie Williams, Isabella Wylie, Asa Chavez, Miley Moore, and Mrs. Kathy Branch (T-1 Teacher). On the back Row are Elijah Gutierrez, Miley Chatelain, Charlie Gilmore, Raelyn Hebert, Bennett Mardis, Gavin Morvant, Brett Retzloff, and Emorian Walker.

 

 

Thanks to Community Helpers

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Students at Abita Springs Elementary were visited by many community helpers this nine weeks. Ms. Misty’s first grade class would like to send a HUGE “Thank You” out to all those who volunteered their time to talk to the students. Pictured: Top Row: Le’Kenji Wise, Cole Flood, Jayla Lange, Jaylen Dawson, Jayden Melendez, Cohen Anderson. Middle Row: Tiana Silvan, Ashleigh Diaz, Trenton Knight, Zoey Smith, Madelyne Pereira, Maya Simmons. Bottom Row: Caden Michel, Marissa Dusang, Nevaeh Duncan, Colton Meyers, Sierra Downey, Jadyn Taylor.

 

 

Community Helpers

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First grade students at Abita Springs Elementary have recently studied community helpers. The Abita Springs Fire Department visited with students. They discussed their roles as a community helper. (Pictured left to right: Firefighter Daniel Fuselier, Elizabeth Jacob, Charlie Gilmore, Cole Flood, Lavonte' Stricklan, Cami Barreiro and Ashleigh Diaz.)

 

 

 


August, 2013

 

Community Helpers

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First graders at Abita Springs Elementary are studying community helpers for the first nine weeks. They were recently visited by the Louisiana State Police. The students enjoyed learning about being a policeman. They also got to see a real police dog, Teka. (Pictured are Beau Aymami, Elizabeth Jacob, Leighton Neff, Daven Jacob, Gavin Mazerat, Amelia Miller, Trooper Mark Fontenot with K9 Teka, Logan Evans, Quincy Darby, Layne Chelette, Alex Rordam, Miles Freeling.  Trooper Nick Manale and Dawn Lynch).

 

 

Patrol Leaders

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Ten students from Abita Springs Elementary were recently chosen to be “Patrol Leaders.” These students volunteered their mornings to greet kindergarten students and lead them to their classrooms. The “Patrol Leaders” were great mentors to all the new ASE students. Pictured standing are Rebecca Stogner, Steven Berry, Ronde White, Trina Nixon, Patrick Johnson, Marcus Jones. Pictured sitting are Bryce Barr, Elena Heap, Evan Adcox, Baylin, McDougall, and Jack Barringer.

 

Reading Buddies

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Marcus Jones, 3rd grade leader in Stephanie Brown’s class, serves as a mentor for Elijah Gutierrez from Kathy Branch’s T-1 class. These students will meet daily for a “buddy” reading session. Both boys look forward to reading with their buddy.

 

Domino Math

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Students in Janice Perkins' second grade class at Abita Springs Elementary are hard at work using dominoes as a hands-on method to help write related addition and subtraction facts on their new personal dry erase boards. Shown recording the fact families are Dillon Reidenaur, Victoria Woods, Dayle Hernandez, and Drew South.  Classroom teachers are using innovative ways to introduce mathematical and language arts concepts in connection with the Common Core curriculum being implemented in schools across the nation."

 

 

Teacher Gets Grant

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Abita Springs Elementary third grade teacher, Nichole Dupre, received a classroom grant from First Castle Credit Union. This is the first year for the grant and only ten entries were chosen to receive the $500. Mrs. Dupre plans to use the money to purchase materials for social studies and science. Her class will “travel” the United States to learn various science and social studies concepts. (Pictured are Colin Saragusa, Mason Gorrondona, Nichole Dupre, Ashlie Lewis, Mixon Senseney, and Stella Lefevre.)

 

Back to School Night

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Abita Springs Elementary recently held a “Back to School Night” for parents and students. Parents and students were invited to the classrooms to meet their new teachers. We would like to thank Texas Roadhouse for sending their armadillo to greet the students. The campus was filled with happy students, parents, and staff looking forward to a new school year. (Pictured are Logan Woodson and Peyton Woodson.)

 

 

PTA Luncheon Welcomes Teachers

In the first joint event of its kind, the PTA chapters of Abita Springs Elementary and Abita Springs Middle School held a lunch on August 8 for all returning teachers and staff members at both schools. They were welcomed by Abita Springs Mayor Greg Lemons.

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Mayor Lemons talks with Abita Springs Middle Principal Donna Forrest and Abita Springs Elementary Principal Rebecca Stogner.

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Mayor Lemons gives a opening welcome to the 150 plus teachers and staff who turned out for the festive occasion.

Click Here for photos from the event.

 

 

 

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