Raintree Elementary School

St. Mary Parish Schools

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District Notifications

  • Beginning Monday, May 2, 2016, school meals must be paid using cash, personal check, money order, or credit card. A list of students who owe money to the cafeteria will be sent to each school principal, and any outstanding balances are to be paid before the end of the school year.  Click here for more information.

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Raintree News

  • Pre-K Registration!

    Posted by Versana Polidore at 4/19/2016

    Registration for Pre-K is still OPEN!
    Help us spread the word!
    The child needs to be 4 by September 30th.
    Thanks for supporting Raintree Pre-K!

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  • Testing Week

    Posted by Raintree at 4/17/2016

    Be on time!
    Get lots of rest!
    Do your best!

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  • Raintree Elementary

    Raintree Elementary School
    The Raintree family will raise expectations for all learners!
    501 Raintree Drive · Baldwin, LA 70514 ·
    Phone (337) 923-0494
    Fax (337) 923-6859
    Principal: Donald Sanders, III
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Character Counts!

  • May 2, 2016 - May 6, 2016

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 4/29/2016

    FOR STUDENTS:  "A tongue has no bones but it is strong enough to break a heart.  Be careful with your words."  --Unknown



    FOR STAFF:  "Words have great power.  Use them to support and inspire."   --Karen Salmansohn

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  • What's Lurking in Your Inbox?

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 4/26/2016 6:00:00 AM

    According to the LearnFree.org website, many of the unwanted emails we call "spam" aren't trying to sell you something--they are trying to steal your money or personal information. These email scams usually promise you something that's too good to be true or make you think something bad will happen if you don't take action. These include work-at-home offers, weight-loss claims, debt-relief programs, and cure-all formulas. 

    Here are two types of email scams to avoid:

    • The Advance Fee Fraud promises you something if you provide the sender with a certain amount of money.  It's different from other email scams because you are actually corresponding with a real person who is trying to mislead you by sharing a personal sad story with you--and the story is almost ALWAYS false.  Remember the Nigerian Prince hoax

    • Phishing (pronounced "fishing") scams start with an email that pretends to be from a bank or trusted institution. It may urgently warn you to take immediate action by clicking a link and providing information like your username, your banking information, and your password.   Very often, a phishing email can be spotted by examining the sender's email address or noting poor grammar and spelling errors, but the phishers are getting much better at hiding their scams.  To view a sample of a phishing email, click here.

    It's not always easy to spot a scam, but here are some ways to combat the cons:

    • Don't click links in email messages, particularly if the message seems unusual or urgent. For example, if you receive an email from a company telling you that there has been a a possible unauthorized charge on your account, go to the company's website directly or call the number on your credit card to verify that the notice is legitimate.

    • Be suspicious of something-for-nothing or get-rich-quick scams.  For example, the Federal Trade Commission has just filed charges against two high school diploma companies that sold consumers worthless pieces of paper for $250. 

    • No legitimate business will ever ask you for your password via email.  That includes the IRS and other government agencies (they don't use email at all to communicate) and the St. Mary Parish School Board's Technology Department.

    • Educate yourself using websites like Snopes.com, the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Scam Alert site, and OnGuardOnline.gov which provide information about current email and telephone scams.

    • Test your phishing knowledge with this online test--you might learn something important!


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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 1/13/2016

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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