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  • Speak Up! Project Tomorrow

    Posted by Della Bellard on 10/16/2019


    Be part of the conversation! Speak Up, a national research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow, provides an easy way for district stakeholders to share their views on technology and learning with St. Mary Parish administrators. Your survey answers can affect local decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the national dialogue about educational technology. 

    Voluntary participation from educators, staff, parents/guardians, students, and community members in this survey will help us answer important questions about student technology use inside and outside the classroom and about your views concerning key issues impacting the education of our students. 

    Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected and shared the viewpoints of more than 5.7 million participants through its yearly survey. All responses are 100% confidential, and no identifying information is collected about/from any participant. 

    Taking the survey is easy! (approximately 20 minutes)

    1. Open the Speak Up e-flyer in Peachjar OR visit our Project Tomorrow: Speak Up webpage for all school-site survey links. 
    2. Select the right survey for you: 
      • Student in Grades 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12
      • Parent (in English or Spanish)
      • School Employee (Teacher, School Administrator, District Administrator, Librarian, Technology Leader, Other School/District Staff)
      • Member of the Community and Business Partner

    The Speak Up survey will be available through November 1, 2019. 

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  • Library Rewards

    Posted by Della Bellard on 9/9/2019

    Thank you to the following sponsers for providing
    coupons for AR rewards!  We appreciate your support!

    Pizza Hut and Raising Cane's sign. Sonic Drive In sign

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  • LaGrange Elementary Scholastic Book Fair

    Posted by Della Bellard on 8/28/2019

    Dear Parents and Families:
    We invite you to visit our annual LaGrange Elementary Scholastic Book Fair to experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.

    Book Fair Dates: September 6th-13th in the library of our school.

    Shopping Hours: Students have many opportunities to shop at the Book Fair. Students will shop during their library classes on Monday - Friday from 8:10- 2:30. Parents are welcome to attend the book fair with their child/children . On Friday, September 13th the book fair will be open to grandparents & grandchildren until 12:30 P.M. There will be a Grandparent flyer sent home with further information soon!

    Book Fair shopping is also available online at LaGrange Elementary Scholastic Book Fair  from
    September 1 – September 14th.
    *All orders are shipped to LES free of charge.*


    Mrs. Caldwell

    LES Librarian Email:

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  • First Day of School

    Posted by Della Bellard on 7/9/2019

    First Day for Students - August 8, 2019

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    Posted by Della Bellard on 7/9/2019

    We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Monday, August 5th at 4:oo pm - 6:00 pm. Open house is for parents and students (grades kindergarten through 5th). You may bring school supplies with your child on this evening. Student schedules will be given out. 


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  • LES Summer Enrichment Program

    Posted by Della Bellard on 6/6/2019

    LaGrange Elementary School Summer Enrichment Program begins on June 10th.  Hours are from 7:30am - 11:30am.  Summer Enrichment

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  • Last Day of School!!!

    Posted by Della Bellard on 5/22/2019

    The end of the school year has arrived.
    The last full day of school is May 24, 2019. 
    The last day of school is Monday, May 27.  The procedures for the last day of school is outlined below.  

    • Students are to report to school between 7:30 and 8:00 am to pick up report cards.
    • Breakfast will not be served on this day.
    • If a student arrives with their parent or an adult, they will walk to the main hallway.  Students will get their report card at that time and the student may leave.
    • Bus students will enter main hallway,  pick up report card,  and then get back on bus.
    • In order for students to recieve their report cards all student debts must be paid in full by May 24.  

    Please remember to have your child continue reading throughout the summer.  Their Clever passwords should be available throughout the summer.  Moby Max is a great summer time learning tool for those that need extra help in math. 

    • School supply list for the next school year will be posted here when they are available.  

    Enjoy your summer!!! We will see you back here on August 8, 2019.

    End of School

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  • Career Day

    Posted by Della Bellard on 5/20/2019

    Career Awareness Fair

    On May 9, 2019 the following businesses participated: 
    Willie Edwards Professional Barber and Golfer 
    Acadian Ambulance 
    Mindys DIY Art Shack
    Tina Johnson Legal Services
    GJ Fashions and Consultants
    William Brent CFO of Teche Action Clinic  
    Pastor Allen Randle with the Swing Thing
    Lester Vital with Food Management Services

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  • Penny War!!!

    Posted by Della Bellard on 2/18/2019

    LaGrange Elementary Penny War
    February 25, 2019 - March 1, 2019

    Pennies are "positive."  Here's how it works:

    Containers are located in the gym labeled with each grade.  Each penny counts as one positive point for YOUR grade level.  Dollars count as 100 positive points for YOUR grade level.  Each silver coin counts as negative points for OTHER grade levels.  In other words, dropping a quarter in another grade's bucket takes 25 points from their total.  At the end of the day on March 1, 2019, all change/points will be tallied and the grade with the most points will win a Movie Party with Popcorn.

    Start saving your change!


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  • LES Bookfair

    Posted by Della Bellard on 2/18/2019


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  •  WAY TO GO!!!        LES ROCKS!!!

     LaGrange Elementary School

        The front of LaGrange Elementary School

    2129 Chatsworth Road
    Franklin,  LA 70538
    Principal:  Ms. Barbay
    Phone:  337-828-1991
    Fax:  377-828-1999

    Our Mission:
    The LaGrange Elementary School community will improve student academic achievement one day at a time.
    Home of the MIGHTY BEES
    Be Responsible          Expect Excellence           Encourage Others         Stay Safe                       


  • Scholarship Scams and How to Avoid Them

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 10/9/2019

    It's that time of year when high school seniors who plan to pursue university degrees begin considering exactly how much getting there will cost. After all, even though a TOPS award will help with tuition, the other things--books, transportation, housing, food--are still costs that must be met. Unfortunately, the Internet has made scamming current and potential college students much easier. 

    For example, a recent email urged recipients to apply for a $1000 nationwide scholarship with no eligibility requirements.  However, the scholarship website included no contact information and no listing of past award winners. By offering $1000 (with no evidence that any money was awarded to students), these crooks collected the personal information of thousands of unwary high school seniors and created a database which was later sold to other scammers.  

    Another email scholarship offer requires students to sign up for an account with a "homework helper" website before applying for the scholarship. While this company does award the scholarships, they also use the application information to entice students to pay $10/month for their service once they enter college.  Student quickly discover that they have been charged up front for the entire year and that the website does not contain enough information to be helpful at all.

    Since identity theft and financial loss are primary concerns, students should look for these red flags before completing any online scholarship application: 

    • An Application or Disbursement Fee: No legitimate scholarship will collect money for handling or processing.

    • Membership Requirements: If you are already a member of a group that offers a scholarship, that's great--the applicant pool will be smaller. However, if you have to buy something or join an organization where fees are required, skip it. Claims like "We Have Exclusive Access to . . . " or "We'll Do All the Work for You" should be warning signs.

    • "You've Won!" or "You've Been Selected" Without an Application:  A phone call or email that says you've won something should be immediately questioned, particularly if you didn't apply.

    • Unclear Eligibility Requirements: Legitimate scholarships will have a list of requirements. If anyone can apply, it may be a scam.
    • Missing Information: Anyone can create a scholarship website. Does the website provide clear contact information and represent a legitimate company? When you ask questions, are they answered promptly? Is there evidence of past winners? If not, skip this one.

    • Requiring Too Much Personal Information:  Any scholarship that asks for credit card numbers, social security numbers, and bank account information should be immediately red-flagged. Check the privacy policy, too, if you are asked to disclose information about personal attributes that you might like to keep private.
    • Spelling or Grammar Errors: Scholarships are serious matters, and the providers will make sure their applications and websites are professional.
    • Scholarship Seminars: In these "informational" sessions, representatives often pressure you into buying access to a scholarship search or resume preparation service. In some cases, the product is not even related to a scholarship--it's a time share or life insurance policy. Just skip this, too. 


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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 8/5/2019

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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Character Counts!

  • October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 10/10/2019

    Student: "The simple act of caring is heroic."  -Edward Albert


    Staff: "To make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to CARE."  -Mandy Hale

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