8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Dress Down for St. Jude's Math-a-Thon $2
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Black History Month Program
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free Jeans Day with Spirit shirt or Mardi Gras shirt
Welcome to J. S. Aucoin Elementary
Pre-K through Fifth Grade
Home of the "A" Mighty Lions!!
With an SPS Score of 106.1. We've achieved TOP GAINS by increasing our score 5.4 points!
Mardi Gras break is from February 27 through March 3, 2017.
As a school, students will be honoring Black History Month during February. Students will be doing activities and performing in a program towards the end of the month. The program will be held on February 23, 2017 at 9:00 am.
As we begin the next half of the school year, we have some exciting news for the fifth grade class! As teachers, we seek to not only benefit our students academically, but also socially and keeping in mind our health. The fifth grade class has received a grant to help students push beyond academics to raise their world awareness of different cultures and become more health focused.
With much excitement, the fifth grade classes have received a grant from UNICEF Kid Power. Both classes will be able to use Active Bands, these bands track the students’ steps and tell time. Students will be learning about new places and people as they “travel”. The more they move, the more they travel and learn about new places. Students unlock new places according to how many steps they take. As students move they will be able to log their steps with the tablet UNICEF has provided. This product not only promotes movement, but the more they move they unlock points where donors will provide food to children around the world who are in need.
JSA will be collecting Mardi Gras beads and throws to raise money for the school. Adopter, Collecting for the Future, will pay the school for beads collected. Mardi Gras beads and throws can be dropped off at school now until March 17. It is not necessary, but helpful, if the beads are put in crawfish sacks or plastic bags. Thanks for your support.
The Lion Garden Club now has carrots, kale, cabbage, and many different types of herbs growing. The students also had the opportunity to make a recipe for dinner last week from some of the vegetables that they are growing.
Our plans for the rest of the grant money is to fix up the greenhouse, purchase a timer for watering the plants during the summer, build raised beds, and build tables to put plants on.
We plan to present at the next March PTO meeting. Parents, this is very helpful for our grant. We need parent and community involvement in order to keep the grant. We are planning to do a tour of the greenhouse, and let the students show all their hard work.
For Students: "Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives." -Michelle Obama
For Staff: "Turn your wounds into wisdom." -Oprah Winfrey
As part of this observation, parents are encouraged to "Take the Pledge" to empower kids to use technology safely, responsibly, and respectfully, thus providing young people with the digital citizenship skills they need to thrive in today's world.
Here's the pledge: I pledge to empower my kids to use technology safely, responsibly, and respectfully. Together, we will provide young people with the digital citizenship skills they need to thrive in today's world.
Why take the pledge? While technology provides increased opportunities for students, there is also a responsibility to teach them about technology's pitfalls so they can avoid them. If we don't teach our kids, who will?