HWEMS’s monthly All Pro Dads Breakfast was held on April 22, 2015. Cathy LeBlanc, principal, was the guest speaker. She spoke to our students and parents about how to handle yourself in adverse situations, about Montessori principles, as well as how Common Core will help students to become critical thinkers.
HWEMS's Scholastic Book Fair is underway this week until Thursday, April 23. Students were greeted by a mermaid (Michelle Hampton, librarian) to browse the selections on Monday, April 20.
Hammond Westside Montessori’s Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club had a drive at school the week of March 23 to collect donations of hand soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Kleenex tissue, lotion and hand sanitizer. The young men, under the leadership of Mr. Tom E. Pitts, distributed the items to Belle Maison Nursing Home on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Hammond Westside Montessori 2nd grade students in Mrs. Kaylin Cruise's class are learning about our country's government and the voting process. They enjoyed lessons and activities created by a Southeastern Louisiana teacher-candidate, Kris Prinz. The students enjoyed these fun activities on April 20, 2015 that were taught and made by Ms. Prinz.
Mrs. Collette Taillon’s combo class at Hammond Westside Montessori School attended the arrival ceremony for Staff Sgt. Lance Bergeron at the LANG’s Army Aviation Support Facility #1 at Hammond Regional Airport in Hammond on March 25, 2015. During their attendance they learned the importance of honoring our military and showing reverence to our flag and country. Back at school, two of Mrs. Taillon’s students, Amelia Babin and Kammie Babin, were sharing with two Pre-K students, Conor Young and Morgan Young, how to properly hold the American flag and why our military is so important (pictured). This experience taught our students a new meaning of the word freedom and the sacrifices our military makes to protect and ensure this fundamental right.
Ms. Kristin Ruiz's Class visited Berry Hill Farm in Loranger, Louisiana. They learned about the life cycle of a plant. They participated in planting seeds, and observed all the stages of the life cycle. At the farm, they visited a chicken coop of close to 100 chickens. The students had an Easter Egg hunt around the farm and listened to farm stories in the barn.
Our PreK/K students participated in the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon on Friday, March 27, at 10:00am on the Upper Side Bus Loading Area. This year our PreK/K students raised $1549 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. That will provide chemo for one child for one day. It takes $1.9 million a day to run the hospital. Thank you to everyone that participated.