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May, 2013

 

12 Books Program Enters Second Year

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The “Twelve Books” Summer Reading program, now in its second year at Bonne Ecole Elementary School in Slidell, distributed 12 books each to 245 students Friday morning, May 17, giving them a head start on their summer reading efforts. A total of 2940 books were given out, and during the ceremony the children took a pledge to keep reading over the summer.

The goal of the Twelve Books program is to address the students’ annual “summer reading loss,” a concern among educators. It also promotes a “love of reading,” something that helps insure success later in school and life. The PTA has been very active in promoting the project, as well as several community volunteers.

Last year’s program only involved first grade students at the kindergarten through sixth grade school. Some 1560 books were given to 130 students that first time, and when they returned to school in the fall, testing proved that they maintained their reading scores over the summer break. This year the second grade was added to the distribution.

The books offer a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and something to appeal to every student, said Dr. April Owens, principal.

The bags full of books were given out with the help of the school’s upper grade level Shine Club members. New to the school this year, the Shine Club is a group of 83 students who help out in various community service projects, said Teacher Suzanne Pichon.

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January, 2013

 

Superintendent Folse
Is Guest Reader

Superintendent W. L. "Trey" Folse, III was the special guest reader for Tuesday, January 29. He read two books and talked with the students about the importance of getting along with others. Pictured below are two of the classes he visited.

 

Guest Readers

Bonne Ecole's Twelve Books Celebrity Readers included School Board member Robin Mullett (she also used to teach at Bonne Ecole!).  The students are in Mrs. Tammy Lamy's 2nd grade class

Ashley Rodrigue from WWL, read to Bonne Ecole students as one of our Twelve Book celebrity readers.

Maria Davis read books to this group.

Mr. Robbie Robertson read to this class.

 

 


October, 2012

 

Smart Night

Bonne Ecole students enjoy themselves at Bonne Ecole's Fall Festival Smart Night

 

Lunch Week

Students and staff celebrated National School Lunch Week with a Chef's Hat Contest, decorations and special visits. Bonne Ecole NAC students created chef hats in recognition of School Cafeteria Week

Fair Booth First Place

Bonne Ecole fair booth wins 1st place ribbon – Art Teacher Rachael Lagarde, Bonne Ecole teachers, and Bonne Ecole students worked hard to earn that ribbon.


 

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