GREAT FOR SUMMMER PRACTICE! We use this site for all of our students in first throught fifth grades! Great for the math concepts. Students should be able to use the password that was given to them throughout the school year.
M. E. Norman Introduces Breakfast in the Classroom
Posted by Anita Billiot on 2/6/2019 8:00:00 AM
The last several weeks our students have been eating their breakfast in the classroom! We have a message from St. Mary Parish Food Service Supervisor, Mrs. Claire Guarisco.
"M. E. Norman Elementary was chosen to pilot a new breakfast program called Breakfast in the Classroom. Since the program began on January 22, 2019, all students have had the opportunity to eat a well-balanced, nutritious complimentary breakfast every day in their classroom. Breakfast is provided at no charge to all students in the school. As students enter school, they receive a breakfast in a bag to take to their classrooms to enjoy. After the students have enjoyed their breakfast, which takes approximately 10 minutes, they are ready to learn! Breakfast participation rates have more than doubled with the start of the new breakfast service."
A big thanks goes out to all of our cafeteria staff for making this such a smooth transition into our new breakfast program.
I hope you all enjoyed your holiday break. This NEW Year has brought more changes to Norman Elementary. We would like to welcome 3 new teachers to our Norman Team. Our new kindergarten teacher is Ms. Ocean Armond. Ms. Armond is a recent graduate of Nicholl's State University. Ms. Hayley Spanier is our new first grade teacher, and Ms. Beth Landry is our new Resource teacher. All of our new teachers have been working hard to ensure that our students are in a productive learning environment. The students have done a wonderful job adapting to their new teachers and new schedules.
In other news, we will be starting our World's Finest Chocolate Sales on January 14th. The sale will continue through February 4th. Please consider supporting our school by purchasing your World's Finest Chocolate from our students.
School Report cards are in. M. E. Norman is now a "B" School.
In addition, Norman Elementary has recieved two other distinguished honors. We are a Top Gains School, and we are on the equity honor roll.
Top Gains schools are those schools demonstrating exceptional student progress earning an “A” for student progress, ensuring that students meet or exceed their learning goals each year. Top Gains schools must also not be persistently struggling with subgroups or student behavior.
Schools on the equity honor roll are demonstrating excellence in serving economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and/or English language learners. These schools also must not be persistently struggling with any student subgroups or student behavior.
The M. E. Norman Scholastic Book Fair is happening this week at Norman. A schedule was sent home for the Grandparent. Please check the schedule to see what day your child's homeroow will have their lunch. Grandparents are allowed to shop at the bookfair with their grandchildren after the lunch. If you miss the grandparent's lunch, the students are still allowed to shop during their regular library time, before school, or at recess time.
Wow! This has been a busy month. Thanks to all the parents and staff that worked hard to make our Fall Fest a success. Although we had to move the games inside, I think it worked out well for everyone involved. I hope you all had a great time.
We have one more week of school before we are out for the Thanksgiving break. We’re already half way through the 2nd nine weeks period. Progress reports will be going out on the 14th of November.
We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer vacation. However, I know it's that time of year where a lot of parents will start preparing for the upcoming school year. In order for you to start preparing and finding those great deals on school supplies, we are posting our school supply lists for the 2018 - 2019 school year.
We have been making several changes to the website, so I wanted to share some of the things you can find on here. We have LOTS of resources that can help you and your child.
One of the newest resources that I liated is on the blue bar at the top of our site. It's a link for Spelling City for our Reading Wonders spelling words. When you click on that link. Go to your child's grade level and click on the link that says "2014 Reading Wonders/On Level Spelling." It will give you a list of the Lessons that we have throughout the year. http://www.spellingcity.com/reading-wonders.html
We have tons of other resources listed under the link at the top of the page that says "academics." There should be something here for children of all ages. https://www.stmaryk12.net/domain/242
Finally, if you look under the "Faculty" tab, each grade level has a page. Within the grade level pages, each teacher has linked some of their favorite websites. In many cases, the teachers have put links to the same webpages and resources that they are using in the classroom. Faculty Link
There are many more resources on our website for both parents and teachers. When you get a chance I hope you take the time to explore the links. Any questions you have about our website can be directed to our webmaster.
If you've been affected by a recent natural disaster, has someone called and asked you to verify your FEMA registration?
Multiple complaints have been filed by people who have been scammed by thieves pretending to be employees of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These include survivors from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as victims of the California wildfires.
Victims have received phone calls asking them for personal information--even though they didn't apply for FEMA assistance.
When victims do try to apply for FEMA assistance, they discover that someone has already applied using their names because they receive a "verification error."
People claiming to be FEMA inspectors have been asking to gain entry to damaged homes. These individuals wear a shirt or jacket with the FEMA name, but they do not possess a FEMA photo ID badge.
Inspectors ask for money before starting an inspection. (Federal and state workers will never ask for or accept money.
If you or someone you know may have fallen victim to or have knowledge of these types of frauds, visit the FEMA Disaster Fraud page for more information.
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