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May, 2013



Career Day

Dozens of community visitors spoke to students on Friday, May 3, for our second annual Career Day. There were firefighters, Marines, Louisiana National Guardsmen, a state fire marshal's office inspector, website designers, carpet cleaners, martial artists, Aquarium workers, space scientists, duck decoy carvers, and more!

Kenneth Kincade, Custom Wood Duck Decoy Carver

Three members of the Louisiana Army National Guard

They brought their howitzer with them.

Larry and Simon Roberson gave a carpet cleaning demonstration.

Website designer Brett Thomas

Firefighter Danny Herod

Derrick Brownlee, USMC

Aaron Dregory, Quality Control speaker

Nick Culotta, paramedic

Marine Biologist Richard Toth with the Aquarium demonstrating how to carry a shark

Lawrence Patrick, Martial Arts Instructor

Omar Stanton, Chief Administrative Office with the Biloxi VA Hospital

Hurricane Hunter Jim LaChute explaining the flight simulator

Scott Hutchinson with Crescent City Amusements, Byron Wade with the State Fire Marshal's Office, and Joseph Johnson with Crescent City Amusements

Trey Bolmon, USMC

Presenters scheduled included RN Instructor Tracy Stokes-Ducre, Errol Williams with the U.S. Army, Mathematician David Sutton, Nurses Kelly Laigast and Stephanie Fuller, Restaurant Owner Olu Ariwajoye, Occupational Therapist Mandy Pizzuto, Michael Wheeler with Lowe's, Alligator Tour Guide Claude Spears, Oceanographer Jeff Brook, Realtor Kasey Fiorella, Entertainer Kristen Cady, Engineer Shelly Clark, Software Engineer Wayne Crowell, Director of ITT Recruitment Marva Kemp, and Radiologic Technologist Bridget Le-Thompson.


April, 2013


Community Built Playground

Thomas Davis, left, and Brian Morgan, right, help spread out the mulch cover for the new Mayfield Elementary pre-school playground built recently with a $15,000 grant from KaBoom! Community Build Playgrounds. They were two of several parent and grandparent volunteers helping to finish up the new play area especially designed for the younger students.

Parents Help Build Playground at Mayfield Elementary

Several parent and grandparent volunteers recently helped complete a custom-designed play structure on the front playground at Mayfield Elementary School between Slidell and Lacombe.

The project was funded by a $15,000 “Let’s Play” community construction grant from the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and coordinated by KaBoom!, a national non-profit organization that has a goal of building a playground within walking distance of every child in America.

PTA members helped coordinate the event when volunteers came in to help finish the project that had been started by a playground contractor. Construction began on Wednesday, April 17, and wrapped up on Friday. A ribbon cutting is planned for Wednesday, April 24, at 12:30 p.m.

The playground features three slides, a climbing rock wall, ladders, bridges, tunnels, bongo drums, and a large bear figure that ties in with the school’s mascot, the Black Bear.

Ms. Phyllis Noveh, a pre-kindergarten teacher, wrote the application for the Kaboom community build grant, and the three pre-school teachers at Mayfield Elementary came up with the design of the playground. They made certain that it met the needs of all the children, with adaptations made for special needs children in PEI classes.

“All children learn best through play, and it will help to have a playground for them near their classrooms,” Ms. Noveh said.

The volunteers have been a great help, she stated, and the school appreciates all the help from the local community, including donations of yard tools from Home Depot.



Mayfield Elementary Receives
USDA Gold Medal of Distinction

Mayfield Elementary Principal Arlana LeBlanc, center, and Cafeteria Manager Tammy Ducote, right, are shown receiving a framed certificate from James Abraham, Program Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service, giving the school a Gold Award of Distinction designation in the USDA HealthierUS School Program. The presentation took place April 17 at the Treen Instructional Technology Center. The school was recently notified that it had earned the recognition in a letter from First Lady Michelle Obama congratulating them on their accomplishment.

March, 2013


Decorated Bag of Goodies

Mayfield Elementary students in Ms. Clements class decorated bags for the residents of Northshore Living Center. Ladies of the Slidell Women’s Civic Club filled the bags with lots of valentine goodies. The students are, left to right, Terrance Lewis, Da’Quincy Green, and Jaylon Walton.


November, 2012


Hornets Visit Mayfield During
Shell Reading Rally

Pro Basketball Player Brian Roberts, two Hornets cheerleaders, and Hugo of the New Orleans Hornets visited students at Mayfield Elementary Thursday, November 8, as part of the Shell Oil Co. “Reading Rally.” Books were distributed to students from the Hornets/Shell Oil Bookmobile, and then students were entertained by Roberts reading two books from the stage of the auditorium while Hugo acted out the parts on the floor, with students helping him out. Following the assembly, Shell Oil volunteers visited different classrooms to talk about the importance of reading.

The Shell/Hornets Bookmobile Arrives

Checking out the books

Hello to Hugo

Hugo acts out the story being read

Roberts reads to the group

Taking a Bow

Brian Roberts greets the students

Shell Reading Volunteers Pose with the Hornets

Principal LeBlanc Gets In The Picture

Brian Roberts and Hugo Visit A Classroom

Hugo Hornet Hugs


October, 2012


Literacy Night

A great time was had by all parents and students who attended our recent
Literacy Night. Here's the photos!



Native American Visit

Strong Buffalo recently visited Mayfield Elementary to teach 4th and 5th grade students about Native American life. Students were able to walk into a huge teepee, play Native American games, and see handmade tools and weapons used for survival.



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