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February 2015

Celebrating Black History Month

Ms. Andrea D’Aquin’s 3rd Grade Class at Pontchartrain Elementary School composed their very own writings stating their dreams and opinions as to what peace and love means in our world today.  Many of the students focused on the two words in our classroom, which are “Kindness and Respect!”  The students also explained their desire to fill each other’s buckets with random acts of kindness and to always be a leader in standing up for what is right and just. 

First grade students at Pontchartrain Elementary talked about how our skin color doesn’t matter and that we are all part of an important team which led into the crayon box activity.  The students thought about Dr. King’s dream and then write a paragraph about what their dream for a better world would be.

Students in 2nd grade researched Martin Luther King Jr. by reading several picture books and watched a video on him.  After, the students completed biography posters.

Ms. Farris’ Kindergarten class examined art by Louisiana's most famous African-American folk artist, Clementine Hunter.  They learned about her life on Melrose Plantation and that she only went to school for 10 days and began painting in her fifties.  After a rich discussion, students chose a job or chore in their lives and created art on pieces of cardboard, as Clementine Hunter did.

Cookies and Canvas


January 2015

PES Receives United Way Superintendent's Award

Suzi Kloiber, Pontchartrain Elementary’s Coordinator for the United Way fundraising campaign, is pictured with Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III at the January Board Meeting after receiving the Superintendent’s Special Recognition Award for 100% participation in the United Way Campaign.


November 2014

Thanksgiving at PES

Celebrating Veteran's Day

PES celebrated Veteran’s Day on November 10th.  Honor boards were created to display service men and women of our students.  A poem was read by our 2nd graders and our third grade chorus sang patriotic songs in celebration of the hard work and sacrifice of our men and women in the military.


October 2014

Storybook Character Day

PES celebrated Storybook character day on October 31st.  Our faculty and staff also took part sharing their love of reading.

Black and Gold Day


Family & Math Literacy Night

PES celebrated Family and Math and Literacy night.  Teachers planned activities for families to learn strategies being taught in the classroom.

Students Learn Fire Safety

PES PreK and Kindergarten students were treated to a presentation on Fire Safety from the Mandeville Fire Department.  Music teacher, Brandi Lopez, demonstrated wearing the fire suit for our students. 


Parish Fair Booth

PES is so proud of our Art Teacher, Paula Ourso, and all of the teachers and students who worked to put together this years fair booth. 

Principal of the Day

Ainsley Liles, a 1st grader in Ms. Morvant’s classroom came with her family to Bingo Night and when she won one of the games, she was surprised when Mrs. Thomas announced that she was giving out a surprise gift…Principal of the Day! Mrs. Ainsley helped with morning announcements, checking the school, and afternoon assemblies among other “duties”. 


September 2014

Teacher Receives Grant for Classroom

PES is so proud of Kindergarten teacher, Jamie Richardson, who received $500.00 to use in her classroom from First Castle Credit Union


PES Teacher of the Year Surprised

Principal, Kim Thomas, announced PES Teacher of the Year with a surprise visit to her classroom.  Her students were very excited to share this special news with their teacher.


Family Dinner & Bingo Night

PES held its’ annual Family Dinner/Bingo night on Wednesday, September 10.


August 2014

Welcome New Teachers

PES is proud to welcome our new teachers! We are happy to have you as part of PES family!


School Year 2013-2014



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