It's here! The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has approved the school year calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. Click the image below to view and print. Let the scheduling begin!
Our students are starting an exciting creative writing activity in all grade levels! Your children will be creating settings and characters out of building bricks, planning out story elements, and writing original stories! If you are tired of stepping on all those Legos or have some that your child no longer uses, please consider donating them to the school. We especially need twelve peg building bricks. Just send them to school with your child! Thank you for your support!
The East Baton Rouge Parish Elementary Fitness meet was a huge success! Our students did an outstanding job, and Ms. Wells prepared them well! Our very own Jada R. and Malia W. placed in the top 10 out of all the female participants, and our BRCVPA Fitness Team placed 5th overall. Congratulations to all our participants for a job well done. We are so proud of each of you!
Friday was our 3rd Grade Mini-Production, followed by our Brotherhood-Sisterhood Awards Program.
We would like to extend a major THANK YOU to the Arts Faculty for the beautiful adaptation of the book, Malala's Magic Pencil. We could not have been more proud of the performance! It was a perfect production to accompany the Brotherhood-Sisterhood Program.
We were also delighted to welcome our guest speaker, Subbah Mir. Ms. Mir is a Fulbright Scholar and the current President of the International Student Association and the International Cultural Center. She is from Pakistan, and plans to return home once she has completed her studies. Faculty, Staff, Students, and Parents enjoyed hearing her story and her words of inspiration.
Following the guest speaker, the Brotherhood-Sisterhood Award Recipients were announced. The Brotherhood-Sisterhood award winners are nominated by the faculty and staff based on characteristics of a good citizen. The 2019 Brotherhood-Sisterhood Award winners are:
5th Grade Boy - Jacob H
5th Grade Girl - Skylar D
Staff - Leslie Pierre
Faculty - Hollie Montero
Check out the slideshow below, and scroll down to read more about the winners!
Jacob’s positive outlook and attitude towards life are contagious. He truly does not seem to know what a bad day looks like. He is resilient, funny, kind and respectful. He is quick to encourage and cheer on his classmates. He is willing to try anything and is not afraid to take on a challenge! Everyone likes Jacob. His teachers say he could get along with a brick wall. In addition to all of these great qualities, he is an important member of the school band, and rocked our socks off in this year’s variety show with his drumming performance. One teacher commented that he might grow up to be a stunt double because of how he throws himself around on the football field. Whatever he grows up to be, we know it will be amazing. Congratulations Jacob, we are so proud of you!
Skylar is a super-sweet student, who works hard and never gives up.
She is not afraid to ask for help when she needs it, and commits her time to self-improvement. She is responsible, constantly smiling, and always has nice things to say. In addition to all of this, she supports her friends and classmates, and cracks everyone up with her fun sense of humor. She has entertained us in the Variety Show for the past two years, even choreographing her own routines. Skylar embodies what it means to be a BRCVPA star student. We know she is going to do amazing things with her life, and we are lucky to have her!
Ms. Pierre has been a welcome addition to our staff this year! She does a wonderful job as the small group test coordinator, and we are lucky to have her. Not only does she excel at her official job title, but she is also Johnny on the Spot and is there to help whenever and wherever we need her. She is one of the most hard-working and efficient people ever - you blink and the task is done, and done well! Ms. Pierre also works our extended day program and our summer camp. Ms. Pierre is dependable, positive, and kind. She is always smiling and laughing and is a lot of fun to be around. I know her two daughters will join me in recognizing what a wonderful person their mom is.Congratulations, Ms. Pierre! Thank you for being a great sister to all of us at BRCVPA!
Ms. Montero is a shining light at BRCVPA. Her classroom environment is warm and friendly, and her relationship with her students is one of mutual respect. She sets high expectations, and creates rich learning opportunities for her students to reach their full potential. Ms. Montero has served as both a parent and a teacher at BRCVPA. She mentors new teachers and student teachers happily. She participates in after-school and summer programs, and is ready to lend a helping hand and words of encouragement to anyone who needs it. Ms. Montero never misses an opportunity for professional development, and seeks out learning experiences to develop her craft. Ms. Montero has a joyous outlook on life, and kids in general, and her patience is unending. As an added bonus, she makes the best snickerdoodle cookies in the world!Congratulations Ms. Montero, BRCVPA respects and admires you, and we are so glad you are on our team!
We are incredibly proud of all of our winners!
It's Sharing Session Time! Sharing Sessions are informal presentations where Arts Faculty and students demonstrate what they are learning in the arts classes. Parents are encouraged to attend! This semester, we will have sharing sessions for 2nd, 1st, and 4th grades at the following dates and times. 2nd Grade: Tuesday, March 19th @ 1:15 1st Grade: Thursday, March 21st @ 12:00, 4th Grade: Thursday, March 21st @ 1:15 p.m.
This Wednesday, March 20th is an early dismissal day for East Baton Rouge Parish. Students will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m. Buses will run their normal routes at the earlier time. Carpool students should be picked up no later than 1:20 p.m. We will have Extended Day tomorrow for students enrolled in the program. Parents wishing to utilize Extended Day services for tomorrow only should contact email@example.com. Thank you!
Mrs. Ruble and her students created an elaborate Leprechaun Trap in dance this week, inspired by the book, "How to Trap a Leprechaun," by Sue Fliess. The students created a Rainbow Slide, a Golden Dance Move, and a 3-dimensional box trap, to capture the Leprechaun!
We hope you and your family have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day weekend!
We hope you will join us for our 3rd grade mini-production tomorrow, March 15th, at 9:00 am. Our 3rd graders will leave you inspired to dream big and never give up on yourself!
Parents and visitors, please park in the Catholic Life Center. The back gate will be unlocked at 8:30 a.m.
During the 3rd grade mini-production, the DI "Mon-Stars" will be selling coffee and baked goods to raise money for the 2019 Destination Imagination Global Finals Competition in Kansas City, Missouri.
$2 a cup for fresh brewed coffee and $1 for snacks, baked goods, or bottled water (while supplies last).
BRCVPA's very own Destination Imagination
crew has earned back-to-back
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP titles!!
We took four teams to the state competition and BRCVPA ended the night leaving Bossier City with two 3rd place trophies, the highly coveted Renaissance Award, and a 1st place trophy that included an invitation to compete AGAIN at Global Finals! Our engineering challenge team, the Mon-Stars, are now preparing to compete in Kansas City, Missouri against 14 different countries around the globe and 12 other states.
Congratulations! We are SO proud of you!
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