In social studies, our first graders are focusing on neighborhoods and communities. This is a broad topic that allows us to explore many
different skills. In chapel, Father Robert taught the children to “love your neighbor as yourself.” This led to one of our favorite topics of discussion: who qualifies as “your neighbor?”
The children listed many different types of people: someone who lives down the street from you, someone you play with at recess, someone who helps you, etc.
We love hearing their ideas. We then moved into a discussion about our St. Andrew’s neighborhood and who makes our neighborhood a great place to be. Again, we got a ton of different answers. Across the board though, almost every child mentioned one person’s name: Ms. Jenny.
If you haven’t met Ms. Jenny yet you have to understand that she is the reason our classrooms are so lovely. She keeps everything clean and safe for our children. She is available no matter what the problem is…whether it’s a broken bulb or a loose opossum (true story!). Ivy Juge said it best, “Ms. Jenny is our Wonder Woman! I saw the movie and she even looks like Wonder Woman!” She loves our school and we love her. If you see Ms. Jenny please thank her for everything she does for our St. Andrew’s neighborhood.
Avery Loss, 1st Grade Teacher
On Friday, September 7th, students enjoyed a taste of baba ganoush and pita during carpool. The snack was a wonderful example of how hard work pays off- and tastes great. It was made with nearly 30 eggplants harvested from the school garden, planted by our 8th graders last spring. Thank you, Jennifer Conrad, for this special treat!
On Thursday, September 6th we enjoyed a wonderful Newcomers’ Reception to welcome our new families into the St. Andrew’s community. A big thanks to Danielle Brinson, Kellie Mathas, the 4th grade, and St. Andrew’s Parents’ Club for planning and hosting this event!
Congratulations to Louisiana, a 5th Grade student at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, for winning World Championship in Taekwondo with Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Metairie. We are so proud of you!
St. Andrew’s will host three open houses this school year: October 25, November 15, and December 6. The Open Houses will begin at 1031 S. Carrollton Avenue. Registration is required to attend. Please register at the following link: Register to Attend an Open House
Private tours are also conducted throughout the year in the morning. Contact Lisa Witter at email@example.com to schedule a tour.
The St. Andrew’s Choir, under the direction of Music Director Mrs. Lana Lonadier, recently performed the National Anthem during a New Orleans Pelicans game. Congratulations to our singers on a well-received performance! View their stirring rendition here:
The first and second grade students honored their grandparents by sharing funny and heartfelt songs and displaying some fancy footwork during our Annual Grandparents Celebration!
Our PK Rainbow Fish and our Kindergarten Kinder Bears gave thanks for their family, friends, and many wonderful things during their precious Thanksgiving Program!
Congrats to Lillian for winning the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate Art Contest in the 6th-8th grade division. On Wednesday November 15 during morning exercises Jaymi Baum, a representative from ADL, presented Lillian with her award. Additionally, congratulations to Simone, Sarah, Jasmine, and Nia for receiving honorable mentions for their submissions!