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April, 2014

 

 

Students of the Month

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PES is proud to announce our April students of the month.  These students were selected by their teachers for following the Bee Rules: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Kind.

 

 

Accelerated Readers

PES students who met their Accelerated Reader goal were invited to choose a free book as their reward.  Many thanks to Wendi Corales, PTA AR coordinator and her volunteers who set up and helped the students shop for their books.

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February, 2014

 

Mardi Gras Parade

PES celebrated its Annual Mardi Gras parade in February.  Many families and friends lined the parking lot to wave and catch throws from our students.

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Mardi Gras Ball

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PES kicked off the Mardi Gras Season with its Mardi Gras Balls.  All Kindergarten students were presented as Maids and Dukes.  1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classes voted on Maid and Duke representatives.  All of these students will have the honor of leading the parade this Friday. 

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Literacy Night

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PES welcomed parents and students to Literacy Night.  Students were invited to wear their pajamas and work with their parents on Literacy activities planned by the their teachers.  Students were also able to take part in a book exchange. 

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Victory Belles Visit Cultural Arts Day

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The Victory Belles singing group from the National World War II Museum visited Pontchartrain Elementary for our Cultural Arts Day "Artists Showcase" on Friday, February 21.  Pictured above is student Addyson Arceneaux with the three members of the singing group which entertained the students with a variety of songs and dance numbers. To view more photos from the event, click here.

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A car show was even held in front of school with a Harley Davidson motorcycle in the front lobby. Many thanks to art teachers, Paula Ourso and her wonderful volunteers for making the day so special.

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T-Shirt Design Winner

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PES would like to congratulate 3rd grader, Oliver Rosenau on winning this year’s Spring Fling T-Shirt design contest.  Oliver’s representation of this year’s theme, “Let Freedom Ring at Spring Fling” will be displayed on this year’s shirts.  Congratulations Oliver!!!

 

Student Council Funds

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Pontchartrain Elementary Student Council Treasurer, Sophia Bulovas is pictured making a deposit of funds raised by the Student Council.  She worked with Bookkeeper Babette Rader to create a financial overview which she then presented to the entire Student Council at their monthly meeting.

 

State Representative Visits School Cafeteria

Area Louisiana state legislators were recently invited to visit schools in St. Tammany Parish to learn how the food service programs and school cafeterias play an integral part in the health and education of students.  On Monday, February 3, Representative Timothy Burns visited Pontchartrain Elementary and Tchefuncte Middle School. He was given a “chef’s hat” to wear while working in the cafeteria. He met with cafeteria managers and principals and was brought up to date about new menu requirements and opportunities.

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Click here to view photos from the event.

 

 


January, 2014

 

 

 

Pete's Packs

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  In a effort to offer students nutritious meals in a new format, Pontchartrain Elementary implemented "Pete's Packs".  These lunches include fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk as well as a good source of protein - either a sandwich or yogurt. Pictured are first graders enjoying this new option.

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October, 2013

 

Students of the Month

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PES proudly salutes our Students of the Month for October.  These students were nominated by their teachers for following the Bee Expectations (Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Kind and Be Safe).  Each student received a yard sign to proudly display their accomplishment. On the back row are Colin McIntyre, Tristan Penot, Hunter Russell, and Ayden Daigle. On the front row are Sophia Bulovas, Taylor Maxwell, Ava Cui, and Ainsley Lange.

 

Family Math Night

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Pontchartrain Elementary hosted its’ annual Family Math night recently.  Parents and students were invited to participate in Math games and learn math strategies from their teachers.  It was a fun filled event!

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Boss's Day

Pontchartrain Elementary celebrated our wonderful leaders, Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Oatsvall on Boss’s Day.  Cookie cakes were made and many cards and words of thanks were shared to show our appreciation for the support of our leadership team.

 

Good Citizens

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As part of the PBS program at PES, students can save Good Citizen slips for prizes or special privileges.  This year, Gina Oatsvall, Asst. Principal, is offering students the opportunity to buy snack time with her as part of the program.  Pictured in the front are Stevie Tujague and Bennett Parnell.  Also pictured in the back is Molly Ober, Lila Parnell, Gina Oatvall, and Rebecca Silverstein. 

 


September, 2013

 

Students of the Month

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Pontchartrain Elementary is proud to announce our Students of the Month for September.  These children were chosen for following the 4 Bee Expectations at school: Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Kind.  On the back row are Lucas Tassin, Matthew Nicklas, Katherine Mylie, Nicholas Rase, and Laura Klein. On the front row are Brennan McNeely, Olivia Margavio, and Addison Brackley

 

Patriot Day

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PES held its Annual Patriot Day celebration on September 11.  First Responders were invited to visit with students during morning recess.  Breakfast was served and our Third grade chorus entertained our guests with patriotic songs.  Several classes came to the cafeteria to present cards and letters of thanks for their service.

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Family Spaghetti Dinner

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PES held its first ever Family Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo Night.  More than 300 students and parents joined in the fun.  The Dad’s club prepared and served Spaghetti and then 10 games of BINGO were played.  It was the first but certainly not the last!

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Open House

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PES welcomed parents to our annual Open House.  Along with meeting with their child’s teacher, parents were able to receive information about Scouts, Yearbooks, Counseling services, Speech services, cafeteria programs, and the PTA. 

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August, 2013

 

Morning Recess

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PES Kindergarteners enjoy their first morning recess playing on “Little Pete” and meeting their new teachers and friends. 

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First Day of School

This year's theme at PES is "PES WANTS YOU...TO HAVE A GREAT YEAR".  The first day was certainly great! This year PES students wore colored shirts that indicated their grade level.  All adults wore black PES Eagles shirts to be easily identified by all students and parents! Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Oatsvall visited classrooms personally welcoming students to the new school year. 

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PES halls were filled with excitement as a new year begins! Children wearing new colored coded grade level shirts walked to their new classrooms where faculty and staff were eager to welcome them!

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New Teachers Welcomed

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Pontchartrain Elementary welcomes new faculty!!! Pictured from left to right are: Ms. Shay (3rd grade), Mrs. Oatsvall (Asst. Principal), Ms. Rhodes (2nd grade), Mrs. Hillegass (PreK), Ms. Carbo (SPED), Ms. Merker (Kindergarten), Ms. Kippes (First Grade), Mrs. LeNormand (Librarian), and Mrs. Thomas (Principal).

 

 

 

 

 

 
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