Congratulation!!!!  PPSB Student of the Year--Nya Burks!  PPSB Teacher of the Year--Cynthia Wooton!  PPSB Principal of the Year--Ms. Peavy!  MANDATORY ATTENDANCE--MARCH 16-20--PARCC STATE TESTING

Principal's Message

One Community, One School, One Book
NEW SCHOOL--NEW ATTITUDES--NEW HEIGHTS!!!
This year South Plaquemines Elementary School will be Soaring to New Heights. Our focus will be on providing each child with experiences in literacy through many different avenues. They will learn to enjoy reading not only because it can teach them new things and bring them places, they will learn that it can be their refuge and that reading can open this big world up to them. This year, we will be embarking on a journey through the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS communicate what is expected of students at each grade level, putting students, parents, teachers, and school administrators on the same page, working toward shared goals. In order to provide our students with the best instruction, the teachers and administrators have attended several professional development sessions on different aspects of the CCSS. As the teachers and leaders of this learning community we must also continue to learn. As we begin this year, please remember that this is your school and we welcome your involvement. To increase communication between home and school, we will be sending home information weekly in Tuesday Folders. Please check these folders, every Tuesday, for the school newsletter and any other pertinent information. Additional communication networks such as Parent Portal, School Messenger, and the school website (spes.ppsb.org) have been established to keep you up to date about what is happening at SPES.
Finally, I want to say thank you to all our families for the support you give us. Our families make such a difference in our ability to succeed at South Plaquemines Elementary School. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (595-6415). My staff and I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year.

Ms. T. Peavy

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News & Announcements

STATE TESTING--MANDATORY ATTENDANCE
State Testing—Mandatory Attendance
March 16-20 (PARCC)
April 14-15, 2015 (LEAP/iLEAP)
May 4-8 (PARCC)
Would you like to access PARCC practice tests?
• Visit http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/ (Click on View Test Preparations)
• There are practice tests for each grade 3-11, including answer keys and rubrics for the ELA assessments.
• Sample items are chunked (3-5, 6-8, High School).
• Students will be taking the Paper Based Assessments
PLC 12:45 PM Early Dismissal
PLC will be held at SPES on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Student will be dismissed at 12:45 PM on that day.
SPES HeadStart, Pre-K, & Kindergarten Spring Roundup/Registration
SPES will hold their annual Spring Roundup on April 24, 2015 from 9 AM-2 PM. This is the time to come and begin the registration process for students who wish to enter HeadStart, Pre-K and Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. Please bring all required documents to the roundup.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR REGISTRATION:

1. Birth Certificate
2. Child's Social Security Card
3. Parent's Social Security Card
4. Parent's Picture ID
5. Immunization Record
6. Final Report Card- If applicable
7. Court ordered custody (if not the parent(s) listed on birth certificate)
8. 3 Proofs of Residency:
*Utility Bills: Electric, Gas, Water, Cable, and/or Phone
*Lease Agreement
*Mortgage Agreement
*Homestead Exemption
Proof of residency must be in parent's name.
PO Box addresses cannot be used as proof of residency
Proof of residency must show a 911 physical address within Plaquemines.
Proofs of residency must be current.
Drivers license, car registration, or voter registration will not be accepted as a proof of residency.
**All required documents and completed registration packet must be turned in together**
PENNIES FOR PATIENTS--THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. SPES SURPASSED THEIR 2015 GOAL!!!!!
We are holding our annual “Pennies for Patients” fundraising campaign to support the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. We have scheduled several events to help raise money for this cause, which is so near and dear to our hearts. As many of you know, our former principal, Mrs. Ancar, lost a long battle with Leukemia.
To meet our school goal of $1,100, we have schedule several events to raise money. Click on the headline to see the schedule of events.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
PPSB 5th Grade Student of the Year--Nya Burks
PPSB Elementary Teacher of the Year--Mrs. Wooton
PPSB Principal of the Year--Ms. Peavy
SPES and Plaquemines Parish Raise Test Scores
Read about South Plaquemines Elementary and Plaquemines Parish's state rating in this Times Picyune article.
SPES Newsletter
Student Arrival
Students are not allowed on campus before 7:50 AM. The first bell rings at 8:10 AM. The school day begins at 8:15 AM. Students arriving after 8:15 AM time are considered tardy and must be signed in, by a parent or adult on their emergency card, in the front office.
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