Raintree Elementary School

St. Mary Parish Schools

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  • Sign up for the Meals-to-You program, which will deliver packages of shelf stable breakfasts and lunches/suppers to the homes of each child ages 1-18. All parents/ guardians will need to complete an online application form and submit it by Tuesday, March 31th (updated date). Access to the online form is available at the following link: https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-application/.  

    Meal boxes will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so parents/guardians should sign up online as quickly as possible. More information on this program can be found on the district website

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  • RES PSA Coronavirus Awareness Tips

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 3/17/2020

    PSA Coronavirus

    RES PSA Coronavirus Prevention Video

    Our staff created a video to help remind you of things you can do to protect yourself and others.

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  • School Closure

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 3/14/2020

    School closed

    By order of Gov. Edwards, schools are closed until April 20, 2020. Please continue to watch news updates. Continue daily reading and plan learning activities with the scholars.

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  • Corona Virus

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 3/6/2020

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    Coronavirus Preparations for Parents

    At Home and School

    • The most effective precaution is to wash hands for at least twenty seconds with soap and water
    • Avoid touching nose, eyes, and mouth with your hands
    • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneeze using a tissue, then dispose of the tissue immediately
    • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick
    • Do not send students to school who are sick
    • Student absenteeism will be closely monitored
    • Communicate with the school nurse and/or administrator if your child is absent due to respiratory illness, common cold, or flu-like symptoms
    • If any COVID-19 cases are reported in the community, St. Mary Parish Schools will receive further guidance from local health officials and from the Louisiana Department of Health


    School-wide Preparation

    • Frequently touched surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, light switches, desks, tables) are being cleaned frequently with effective disinfectants
    • An ample supply of disinfectants is available at all schools
    • Proper hygiene practices are being emphasized to students
    • Daily student attendance is being closely monitored
    • Any critical information or updates will be posted on the district and school websites, notifications will also be sent to local media outlets
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  • Everyone Counts

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 2/26/2020

    Everyone Counts

    Raintree Elementaryis participating in the U. S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools (SIS) program to unite schools around the country in an effort to count every child in the 2020 Census. 

    The national census is conducted every 10 years. Data from this census is used to determine funding for many programs including special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, and school lunch assistance. 

    In mid-March, your family should begin receiving official Census 2020 mail with instructions on how to respond. By April 1, 2020, every home should receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:

    • Online.
    • By phone.
    • By mail.

    Raintree Elementary urges every family to participate. 

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  • Speak Up!

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 2/26/2020

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    If you missed the first opportunity to contribute your thoughts to Speak Up, it's not too late. The survey links were reopened on February 1, 2020, and will remain open until May 1 for students in grades 3-12, parents (in English or Spanish), school employees, and community members. 

    Use this link to contribute your ideas and opinions about educational technology, career exploration, and schools of the future.


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  • Red Ribbon Drawing Contest

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 2/19/2020


    Drawing Contest


    The Red Ribbon Week Committee is soliciting entries for the

    2020 campaign drawing contest.



    Grand Champion - $125.00; framed reproduction of their winning artwork; featured on campaign T-Shirts and the front cover of the 2020-2021 Drug-Free Calendar; one copy of the calendar; and one t-shirt in the appropriate size.


    Other winners will receive a framed reproduction of their winning drawing, a copy of the calendar when they come in, and a certificate to be awarded at the April 9, 2020 St. Mary Parish School Board meeting. These winning drawings will also be included in the campaign calendar.


    Categories: PK-1, Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and Adult


    Poster Slogan – “Don’t Huff, Don’t Puff, STAY AWAY FROM THAT STUFF! Be Drug-Free!”  



    Drawing Contest Rules:

    1. The entry MUST be drawn on regular size (8 ½” X 11”) white paper. Entries may be done in ink, markers, colored pencils or crayons…….no lead pencil (black & white).
    2. All drawings MUST be landscaped SIDEWAYS. Entries that are either oversized

    and/or drawn upright instead of sideways will not be considered.

    1. Copyrighted cartoon characters and/or pictures will not be considered.
    2. Do not use cut-outs and/or paste-ons, as this will disqualify those entries.
    3. Entries may be dropped off at the St. Mary Parish School Board Office in Centerville or mailed to: P.O. Box 170 Centerville, LA 70522
    4. The contest is open to ALL
    5. Complete the information (see bottom of this page) and tape on the back of the entry.
    6. The slogan “Don’t Huff, Don’t Puff, STAY AWAY FROM THAT STUFF! Be Drug-Free!” must be typed or hand-written on the drawing. (Note: The slogan should be the main words on the drawing.)
    7. Once winners are chosen, all winners under the age of 18 must submit a signed parental permission form to be acknowledged as a winner in the contest.

    DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS 4:00 P.M. Friday, March 20, 2020

    For more information, please call Gidget Everitt at (337) 836-9661

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  • Save the Date

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 2/14/2020


    St. Mary Parish Public Schools will begin registration for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students at area schools. 

    All pre-kindergarten students must be four (4) years old and all kindergarten students must be five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2020, for the 2020-2021 school session.  Any student entering first grade in the fall and not currently enrolled in a public school kindergarten should register on the designated registration days. 

    Parents and guardians are asked to attend registration at the school in their attendance zone. Registration for elementary schools in St. Mary Parish will be held from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Monday, March 23, 2020.  

    Parents are asked to bring the information listed below on the day of registration:

    • Birth certificate
    • Immunization record
    • Social security card
    • Allergy information
    • Proof of residency
    • Proof of income (pre-kindergarten students only)
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  • Gifted and Talented Scholars

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 1/31/2020

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    We are pleased to recognize scholars in the St. Mary Parish gifted and talented program.

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  • January Employee and Student of the Year!

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 1/17/2020

    January Employee of the Month

    Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Mrs. Jessie Ribble and the Student of the Year, Broden Willis!

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  • Red Ribbon Slogan Contest

    Posted by Raintree Scholar on 1/6/2020

    The St. Mary Parish Red Ribbon Committee is proud to announce the opening of the Slogan contest for the 2020 Red Ribbon Week Campaign. 

    The contest is open to all St. Mary Parish students in grades 4 though 12. The winner of the slogan contest will receive $100.00. The winning slogan will be showcased on campaign t-shirts, red lapel ribbons, and on the cover of the 2020-2021 Drug-Free Calendar.

    Contest guidelines, submission forms, and release forms are available at any district school and on this website under Departments | Safe & Drug Free Schools | Red Ribbon Week Slogan Contest. Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 7, 2020. 

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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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Character Counts!

  • March 9, 2020 - March 13, 2020

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 3/6/2020

    Student: "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."  -John Wooden


    Staff: "Be brave, teachers. Today you may face big challenges, impossible tasks or difficult problems. Or you may not, and your students might. Whatever the case, put on your brave face and teach on!"   -Unknown

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  • Be Wary of Open Enrollment Scams

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 11/13/2019

    Two important deadlines are quickly approaching for adding or changing your health coverage if you use one of the following options: 

    • Medicare:  December 7
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA): December 15

    Gretchen Abraham from the FTC's Division of Consumer & Business Education has shared the following tips on the Federal Trade Commission's website to help you avoid being scammed:

    For Medicare:

    • There are no Medicare sales representatives. Anyone who tried to sell you Medicare insurance is a scammer. 
    • You do NOT have to join a prescription drug plan to keep your Medicare insurance. Medicare Part D is voluntary and has nothing to do with your regular Medicare coverage.
    • Telephone scammers posing as "official agents" may ask for personal information, offer free equipment or services, ask for a quick payment, or threaten you. Just hang up.
    • Help with Medicare is available at medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE.

    For Affordable Care Act:

    • Compare plans and quality ratings at healthcare.gov, where you can also enroll.
    • This year, you can also sign up for an ACA plan directly with certain certified partners.  Make sure a company is on the Certified Partner list before giving them your information. 
    • After you apply for ACA, you may get a phone call from the Marketplace asking you to verify information or supply additional information. If you are unsure about trusting the caller, ask the representative to mail you a letter with instructions for completing your application.
    • Help for ACA is available from the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.  You can also meet with a local assistant in your community who will offer free assistance. Local assistance can be found through the Local Assistance tool.
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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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