Ella Dolhonde Elementary School Newsletter
A ugu st / Se pt em b er 2 0 0 8 Ma thi l de Wi m be r l y
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The 2008 -2009 school year has started parking area on the north
well thanks to our dedicated staff and side of the building will no
wonderful students. Many of our longer be used for parking
teachers have changed grades and/or but exclusively for a P.E. play
rooms. The weeks before school were a area.
flurry of activity with people moving, In order to ensure the safety of our
Contents cleaning, and decorating. students, we are implementing a
single point of entry for Ella
Principal’s News 1 You will notice several changes to our Dolhonde. All parents and visitors are
physical plant this year. to only use the big doors in the front
Upcoming Events 1 The new Pre-K building is of the building. Parents must come to
Pre-K News 1 complete, and Ms. Trecost has the office, receive a pass, get
moved in. permission from the teacher, and be
Kindergarten News 2 Ms Fran Huggins is going to be announced before going to any
our parent advisor. One of her classrooms. If you need to talk to a
First Grade News 2
many responsibilities will be teacher simply call her voicemail and
Second Grade News 2 getting the library in order so leave a message. Please remember to
that it can be used by the pick up and drop off your students at
Third Grade News 2
students. the gate. People will be at the front
Fourth Grade News 3 The walls of the classrooms in gate to meet pre-k, kindergarten,
the auditorium are coming down and special needs students.
to make way for a large
Fifth Grade News 3 auditorium / multi-purpose Rainy days pose a special challenge.
area. This space will allow us to In the morning, you may bring your
News from Other Classes 3,4 child to the front door. The students
accommodate larger groups for
Office News 5 Math Night, Literacy Night etc. will then sit in lines outside their
We will no longer need to have classrooms. At dismissal, you may
Childcare News 5 two of each in order to service come to the front door and a teacher
Cafeteria News 5 the entire school. The will call your child from the
auditorium will also be used for basement to meet you.
Parent Advisor 5 P.E. in inclement weather, and
for interdisciplinary class
Money Matters 5
projects and productions.
Upcoming Plans are being drawn for a new Pre-K started school the week of
Events iron fence and landscaping with August 18th. We look forward to
improved parking in front of the having a wonderful year with
school. (We will still have your children!
8/29 Water day – limited parking.)
grades 1-3 The exterior of the school is Miss Trecost 484-4250
9/1 Labor Day scheduled to be painted and Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday repaired. The classrooms are
scheduled to receive new
9/16 Open House blinds. We will also be receiving
Mrs. Vega 484-4251
7:00 p.m. in the Cora.email@example.com
doors that lock when closed and
Auditorium open with a push bar.
9/25 Student This will enhance the safety of
Pictures the school.
The rear portion of the faculty
Page 2 of 5 Grade Level News Ella Dolhonde School
We are looking forward to an exciting Mrs. Darleen Dalier-- 484-4252
year full of new learning experiences. Darleen.Dalier@jppss.k12.la.us
There is a new reading series and
technology will be explored. Ms. Mary Jane Hooper--484-4254
Feel free to contact us if you have any Mary.Hooper@jppss.k12.la.us
questions or concerns regarding your
child. You may email or call to set up Mrs. Terry Hintze--484-4253
an appointment. Kindergarten Theresa.Hintze@jppss.k12.la.us
planning time is 1:00 -1:50.
First Grade News
. The first grade teachers would like to
welcome all students back to school. If Mrs. Bourgeois 484-4263
you need to talk to one of us, you may Kristen.Bourgeois@jppss.k12.la.us
make an appointment during our
Through a planning time. We will be available Mrs. Mills 484-4258
collaborative effort Monday through Friday between 11:40 – Andrea.Mills@jppss.k12.la.us
among 12:30. Parents may also contact us
through e-mail or voice mail. Mrs. Holtzclaw 484-4256
all students to be Second Grade News
good citizens and
Second grade is planning many activities
life long learners.
this year. We encourage parent input Conferences may be scheduled for the
and welcome questions and concerns. following days: Monday, Tuesday,
Second grade has an eboard that can be Thursday, and Friday from 2:00 - 2:30.
accessed for updates, homework, and Please write a note or call our voicemail
teacher email. The website address is to make an appointment. We are
www.dolhonde.pbwiki.com. If you looking forward to a great year!
would like to call and leave a message,
the classroom phone lines are as
follows: Mrs. Jones 484-4261 and
Mrs. Hoard 484-4259.
Third Grade News
Third grade is looking forward to an (You may also send a note with your
exciting school year. There are three child.)
teachers: Mrs. Bohnsack, Mrs. Pelto, and
Miss Tranchant. Our planning time is Please check your child’s homework
from 9:10-10:00 a.m. You may contact folder and homework notebook every
us as follows: night for important information and
Staci.Pelto@jppss.k12.la.us homework assignments. Tests will be
484-4210 sent home in a red test folder. Please
Melanie.Bohnsack@jppss.k12.la.us sign and return the folder the next
484-4268 school day. We look forward to meeting
Susan.Tranchant@jppss.k12.la.us you at Open House.
Ella Dolhonde School Grade Level News Page 3 of 5
Fourth Grade News
Ella Dolhonde School P.E.
Welcome back! We are looking forward The Physical Education Department's goal for
to a great year! the 2008-2009 school year is "Get in Shape:"
Physical fitness will be implemented into
Kathryn Harper - 484-4265 - physical eduation classes. The classes will
firstname.lastname@example.org include sports, games, and activities. We are
looking forward to an enjoyable year.
Deborah Reis - 484-4255 -
The Physical Education staff includes Coaches
Ehret, Boudreaux, Donnely, and Poche. Our off
Planning Period - 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
period is from 2:40 - 3:30. We can be reached OPEN
at 484-4243 and our email addresses are the
following: Coach Ehret- HOUSE
Coach Boudreaux- WILL BE ON
Coach Donnely- TUESDAY,
Fifth Grade News Robert.Poche@jppss.k12.la.us 16th AT
It is with great pleasure that we have
the opportunity to teach your children.
Mrs. Brown teaches 4th. and 5th. grade
science and 5th. grade social studies. Mrs. Brown 504-484-4267
Mrs. Herbert teaches 5th. grade social
studies, language arts, and reading. Patricia.Brown@jppss.k12.la.us
Please feel free to contact us if you
have any questions or concerns. Our Mrs. Herbert 504-484-4276
planning period is 10:00-10:50. Thank
you for your continuous support. Jane Herbert@jppss.k12.la.us
News from Other Classes
Ms. Stakenbourgh’s Class Mr. Ben’s Class
Ms. Pat Stakenbourghs’ class services In Mr. Ben's room, we are looking
2nd-5th graders. Mrs. Janet Fischer is her forward to the beginning of a new
para-educator. Ms. Pat is available school year. Ms. Diane and I have many
before or after school by appointment. fun and interesting activities planned
You can reach us at school at 504-484- for the students. Parents, if you need
4224. You may also email Ms. Pat at to contact me for any reason, please
email@example.com. We feel free to email me at
are looking forward to a great school firstname.lastname@example.org or
year!! you can call me on my classroom phone
(484-4275) and leave a voicemail
message or call the school office (837-
5370). Looking forward to a wonderful
Ella Dolhonde School Grade Level News Page 4 of 5
News from Other Classes
Pink Palace Producers
While we do not have planning
It is going to be a great year for us!
times during the regular school day,
We would like to share with you
we do have e-mail addresses and a
that we have gone from the
classroom phone number. Our e-
dynamic duo of teachers of Ms. Teri
mail addresses and our classroom
and Mr. George to a terrific trio of
phone number follow:
teachers that now adds Mr. Sherman
Brown. Mr. Sherman Brown has
added real variety with his students.
Ms. Erin Malone
This is my first year at Dolhonde. I
am looking forward to an exciting
year! Planning Time is on Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday from 12:45-
e-mail address is
Mr. David Jumonville - ESL This year I will be providing services
Welcome to the 2008/2009 school for grades 1st – 5th with the
year. My name is David Jumonville; assistance of Ms Tanya Elvir.
the students call me “Mr. David.” I If you need to reach either of us,
received my undergraduate degree you can call the classroom phone
from University of St. Thomas in during my planning periods, before
Houston and an advanced degree school, (8:30 – 9:00) or after school,
from Southeastern Louisiana (3:30 – 4:00). Messages can also be
University in Hammond. In my 14 left anytime during the day. That
years of teaching, I have taught pre- telephone number is: 484-4273
k through college age students, but I also have an e-mail account,
my heart belongs to the elementary email@example.com
age group. Don’t forget to stop during open
I came to Dolhonde as an English as house, September 16th. I look
a Second Language, (ESL) teacher forward to meeting all of you during
after Katrina in the spring of 2006. the course of the year.
Ms. Ann’s Cottage Crew
They made their 1st community skills recipe on
We and our students are looking
8/15. They made dirt with chocolate pudding,
forward to an adventurous year! Ms.
with chocolate cookies, and gummy worms. It
Kathy Touchard, Teacher, Ms.
Stephanie Williams, Para-educator,
Ann Hulse, Teacher – 484-4247
Ms. Dawn Vincent, Special Needs
Carol King, Para
Stephanie McAuliffe, Para
Classroom telephone: 484-4272 Rosario Hernandez, Para
Barbara Babin, Para
Office News Childcare News
Office Hours are from 8:30 a.m. (504) 837-9109
until 3:45 p.m. Childcare is available from 7 a.m. –
The latest time a child can be 6 p.m.
checked out is 3:15 p.m. Registration Cost is $20.00
If your child is sick, call to let us $32.00 for before and aftercare a
know by 8:45 a.m. week.
Please do not park in the faculty $20 for a.m. and $27 for p.m.
parking areas on either side of Drop in fees:
the building. a.m. $5.00, p.m. $7.00
219 Severn Avenue Cafeteria News Parent Advisor
Metairie, Louisiana 70001 Fran Huggins will be our new parent
Phone: Please make sure that your advisor this year. She has been at
(504) 837-5370 account is up to date. Ella Dolhonde for the past four
years: two years as a para-educator
Your child will not be allowed and two years as a special education
to charge this year. teacher. Prior to being employed
by JPPSS, Fran was a director with
Please remember to turn in the YMCA in Mobile, Alabama, and
your free/reduced lunch forms then an Executive and Youth and
Family Services Director with the
as soon as possible.
YMCA of Greater New Orleans. She
has a B.S. in Human Services from
the University of South Alabama.
We’re on the Web! Ms. Huggins is currently pursuing a
http://dolhonde.pbwiki.com/ Master of Arts in Early Intervention
at Southeastern. She can be
reached at 484-4277.
Money Matters from Sharon Gautreaux, Account Clerk
Greetings to our students and parents for this 08-09 school year. I hope you all had a great summer and
are ready for the new year. Going straight to money matters, let me bring you up to date:
NSF checks will be submitted to Tiger Tranz agency for collection.
A fee will be charged.
No temporary checks will be accepted.
Checks must be imprinted
Full name, street address (No PO Box), telephone number including the area code.
Student’s Last Year Fees
Records are being forwarded to current school.
Debts owed to any Jefferson Parish school this year will be collected.
Text Book Care and Fees
Encourage students to take care of their books.
Example: 3rd grade math book/ $49.95.
Any damaged books will be charged to the student.
No charging of meals will be allowed.
Pay in advance with cash or check.
Use the MEAL PAY program at www.mealpayplus.com, by phone 877-713-5436
Replacements are $5.00
Thanks for your cooperation.