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  • News from Norman Elementary

    Posted by M. E. Norman Elementary School Web Administrator on 10/15/2019 2:00:00 PM

    We have lots of new and exciting things going on over here at Norman Elementary.  First of all, I would like to thank each of you that helped to make Norman's Book Fair such a fabulous event.  We love to see so many of our Norman Students so excited about reading. 

    Norman Elementary will join the rest of our district in celebrating Red Ribbon week.  The Red Ribbon Activities begin on Friday, October 18th and will continue throughout the next week.  Some of the highlights at Norman are a visit from the Drug Dog and a visit from Harvey Rabbit.  I have posted a schedule of events in the Peach Jar section of our school's website.  Please check out the schedule when you get a chance.

    I have one other exciting announcement from Norman Elementary.  In the near future, you will be invited to view one of your child's reading classes and one of their math classes.  Be on the look out for more information from your child about the dates and times you will be able to attend their classes.

    As we begin our 2nd 9 weeks period, I would like to thank you for your support of our school and our teachers.  Please let us know if you have any questions concerning your child's academic progress.




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  • Speak Up Survey

    Posted by Anita Billiot on 10/6/2019 2:00:00 PM

    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. Speak Up logo

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  • School Reminders

    Posted by M. E. Norman Elementary on 9/29/2019 6:00:00 PM

    Just a few reminders here. 

    • Don't forget that our book fair is going on this week.  The students can visit the bookfair during their library time.
    • Our Family Night at the Bookfair will be on Tuesday, October 1st from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school library.
    • Shirt for Red Ribbon week are still on sale.  The last day to order them will be on October 2nd.  You can find an orderform by clicking on our Peachjar link to the side of our webpage.
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  • Book Fair and Family Night

    Posted by Kendra Thomas on 9/15/2019 3:20:00 PM

    Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held on September 27- October 4 in our school library. This reading event brings the books kids want to read right into our school. A flyer will be sent home which previews some, but not all, of the wonderful titles that will be available. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping you child’s reading habits. All proceeds support our M.E. Norman Library’s programs.

    Hours & Class Visits
    Your child will visit the Book Fair during his/her class time and have an opportunity to shop for books during this time. If sending money, please include tax. Parents can attend Family Night (Grandparents included) on Tuesday, October 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm, in our school’s library.
    Looking forward to seeing you there!!

    Kendra H. Thomas
    MENES Librarian

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  • First Day of School

    Posted by M. E. Norman School Web Administrator on 8/1/2019 8:00:00 PM

    The first day of school for the students will be August 8, 2019.  On August 8th, the doors will be open at 7:30 for parents and students. Support personnel will have the class lists and they will direct you to the correct classroom.  Here is some additional information you will need to know before school begins.

    • Some of the bus routes have changed and some have been omitted.  Please check the St. Mary Parish bus schedules to make sure that your child is at the correct bus stop at the correct time.
    • Students must be dressed in their school uniforms.
    • The students will need to bring all of their supplies to the classroom on the first day of school.  The supply lists for all grade levels are all listed on a previous blog entry. 
    • Breakfast in the Classroom will begin n August 8th. 
    • Kindergarten will begin classes on August 8th also.
    • Pre-K will not begin on August 8, 2019.  Please check our school calendar for more info about pre-k. 
    • Please check the M. E. Norman school calendar on our website for more important dates for our school.


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  • School Supply List for the 2019 -2020 School Year

    Posted by M. E. Norman School Web Administrator on 7/1/2019 5:00:00 PM

    I hope you are all enjoying your summer.  However, with all the great sales out there, some of you may want to be preparing your children for the new school year.  The school supply lists for the 2019 - 2020 school year have been posted.  School Supply Lists   

    Enjoy the remainder of your summer.  We will see you on August 8th! 

    I have an update for this page.  When trying to get to each school supply from the phone, it was difficult to navigate to each individual school supply list.  So, I put a link for each individual grade level. I hope this helps.

    Pre-K Supply List

    Kindergarten Supply List

    First Grade Supply List

    Second Grade Supply List

    Third Grade Supply List

    Fourth Grade Supply List

    Fifth Grade Supply List

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  • M. E. Norman Achieves a "B" on It's Report card.

    Posted by M. E. Norman School Web Adminsitrator on 12/4/2018 5:30:00 PM

    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.


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  • Stay current with our new blog.

    Posted by Web Administrator on 12/1/2017

    Norman News

    View old news items on our News 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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  • 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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