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  • Recycle Rally

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 8/18/2019

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    Dear Parents,

    We are pleased to inform you that Raintree Preparatory Academy will be participating again in the Recycle Rally!

    What is Recycle Rally?

    Recycle Rally is a nationwide school recycling program designed to raise awareness among K-12 students about the importance of recycling. It is sponsored by PepsiCo Recycling and can offer our school opportunities to earn valuable supplies and prizes as we teach our students the importance of recycling throughout the year.

    What’s more, when we recycle bottles and cans through Recycle Rally, we provide dedicated support to post-9/11 U. S. veterans with disabilities through PepsiCo Recycling’s partnership with the Entrepreneurship for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), as well as help support The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to protect watersheds, which are nature’s filtration system for our drinking water.

    What will my child be asked to do?

    Students will be encouraged to recycle non-alcoholic beverage containers (plastic bottles marked with “#1 PETE” on the bottom and aluminum cans) at school to help our school earn rewards. Upon collection, we will tally and track the number of bags of recyclables to earn rewards points that can be redeemed on merchandise and supplies to help support our recycling program.

    Grade Battle!

    This year, we are having a competition between the grades!  Each grade level has designated bins on their hallway.  I will be keeping track of how much recycling each grade brings in, and the grade that brings in the most by the end of the school year will be awarded some awesome prizes! 

    If folks from the community want to bring recycle items in, without designating it to a grade, those items will be placed in the bins in the front hall, the “Bonus Bins”.  Each week, the grade with the fewest referrals will be credited with those items! 

    How can I help?

    We hope you’ll join us in making this year’s Recycle Rally a success by encouraging your child to get involved!  If you find yourself in a place where recycling is not available, such as a store or park, please do not throw your bottles and cans away. Save them and have your child recycle them at school so we can earn more rewards points.

    Where can I learn more about this program?

    To learn more, feel free to contact me, our school’s Rally Leader. Recycle Rally occasionally provides interesting progress updates and I’d be glad to share them with you if you express interest in seeing how we are doing in this program.

    Feel free to check out the program’s website for details including the complete terms and conditions of participation and how your students’ actions will make an impact. The website also includes some great tools and tips for making this program a successful one, so please visit PepsiCoRecycling.com/Programs/RecycleRally.


    Patty Meehan

    Raintree Recycle Rally Leader

    Speech-Language Pathologist, Raintree Elementary 

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  • Lowe's Tools for Schools

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 5/14/2019

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    We are grateful for receiving a grant from Lowe's in our ongoing efforts to improve our campus and teach scholars more about the environment. Awesome in our quest to "Prepare for Life."

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  • KATC Tools for Schools

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 3/22/2019

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    Thanks to KATC and Mrs. Olivier for awarding us with equipment we can use outside during recess.

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  • Eat Move Grow Tip of the Week

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 8/25/2018

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    Eat, Move, Grow Tip of the Week
    Provide healthy snack choices.

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  • Raintree Elementary

    Raintree Elementary School
    "From Crayons to College" Creating career ready scholars.
    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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  • Scam-Free Vacations

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 5/23/2019

    In her article Make It a Scam-Free Vacation, Lisa Lake from the Federal Trade Commission offers steps to prevent your dream vacation from becoming a nightmare.

    First: Do your homework.

    • In addition to getting recommendations from family and friends, do some online research on travel companies, hotels and agents with the words scam, review, or complaint. 
    • Consider extra costs.  Resort fees and taxes can add $50 or more to a nightly hotel cost.
    • Before you book, read the cancellation and refund policies for any destination.
    • Only buy travel insurance from a licensed agent.
    • Bring a copy of the trip confirmation details, including the rate and extras you were promised.

    Second: Be travel smart.

    • Don't pay for "prize" vacations. No real company will ask you to pay for a prize--and be careful about booking with a resort or timeshare offer, which may include the need to pay taxes or fees, plus high-pressure sales pitches. 
    • Don't sign anything until you know what you are getting.
    • Use a credit card, which gives you more protection than paying with cash or a debit card.

    Third: Protect your identity.

    • Take only the IDs and credit/debit cards you really need.  Also, make copies of these, too, and carry the copies in a separate location so that you can more easily report lost or stolen cards.
    • Bring a copy of your insurance card. 
    • Don't assume a Wi-Fi hotspot in a hotel, restaurant, or airport is secure. Avoid using mobile apps that require personal or financial information or use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. 


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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 1/13/2016

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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