The 2019-2020 school year is well underway! A special thank you goes out to our families who attended our Meet and Greet and Open House in August. In addition to our new third graders, we welcomed over 30 new families to Schoeffner this year. ESE is definitely the place to be! To help keep the positive energy going from the first few days of school, the Pride of Destrehan Marching Band and color guard entertained our fourth and fifth graders while Ms. Kenney, Hurst band director, and Ms. Sharie Mahler, Destrehan assistant band director, shared some of the adventures our students could have in store if they joined band.
I am so proud to see that many of our students returned to school living our Everyday Student Essentials. From the very first day of school, students were responding to adults by saying “Yes ma’am” or “No sir,” making eye contact when speaking, and greeting faculty and staff by name. To help maximize our instructional time, we are working very hard to transition swiftly, quietly, and orderly. Please send me a note or email when your child is spotted living our Everyday Student Essentials at home.
We will be hosting a Social Studies P.A.C.T. session on September 17. Arrive between 8:45-9:00 AM to meet some of our PTO board members and hear about some of the projects they have in store for our families this year. We'll serve coffee and donuts during this time. Then our teachers will share with you some skills, strategies, and resources to help you help your child in Social Studies. After this presentation, your child will join you to practice what you just learned. The session will end by 10 AM.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for students to understand that their efforts today impact their future success. Please develop a routine at home for studying and completing written homework. This routine should also include having your child empty their folder to give you any notes from the teachers or office. We are looking forward to sharing the great adventures of this school year with you. I encourage you to maintain open and honest communication with your child's teachers throughout the year. It's important that your child sees how teamwork is essential in developing cooperative and successful citizens. With all members of our Schoeffner family working together, Every Student will Excel!
Vanessa Terry - Principal