Grades Taught: 6th & 7th
School Phone: 985-345-8481 or 985-474-8680
Room Number: 130
SCIENCE CLASS WISHLIST: Are you able to help provide any of these items for our classroom?Conferences available by appointment.
Parents and Students: Be sure to check Google Classroom daily for assignments, documents, and support materials. I have shifted my priority of using this webpage to to keep parents informed since nearly all info can be found in the student's Google Classroom for my subject. Please do not hesitate to contact me via email with any quesitons or concerns you every have.
A Note to Parents:
Hi! I’d like to take this time to introduce myself to you as your child's science teacher for the 2017 - 2018 school year. We are going to have a very busy, exciting year exploring and learning about a wide variety of topics in science and gaining a stronger appreciation of the impact science has upon us as well as the impact WE have upon science. Because science is such a subject of reality within our lives, it is important that we are as knowledgeable as possible. I have high expectations of my students to employ a devoted, creative, and responsible work ethic. In this webpage, you will find my basic rules and procedures as well as many other resources that I hope will be of help to parents and students throughout the year.
In addition to completing any paperwork sent home, I'd LOVE for you to email me with all of your contact information, placing your child's name in the Subject field. This way, if there is a concern about a grade or a behavior, or if I just want to share excitement about something spectacular your child is up to, I can quickly reach you without digging though cumbersome files. (Technology -- it's great, isn't it?!)
My name is Alicia Deffes (pronounced like the words “deaf” and “us” with the accent on the first syllable), and I moved to this parish from West Baton Rouge Parish a little over 8 years ago. I am a certified teacher (grades 1 - 8) and hold an additional certification in computer literacy. I have taught in a variety of settings, and can easily tell you that Science has been one of my favorite subjects to teach. Why?? Well, SCIENCE IS FUN!!
I have 3 children, and fully understand the demands of juggling work, extracurricular activities, and your child’s homework and studying. Understanding this, I do stress that putting time into your child’s education is the most valuable gift you can give your child – It’s like putting money in the bank. Although it’s often a challenge to find the time to spare, remind yourself that the extra few minutes a day can make an unbelievable difference in his/her future. I have always valued the school’s role in a community, as well as the community’s role in the school, and always encourage children to understand their importance within their community, state, country, and world. I am excited to be returning to the IB setting, where global views are significantly valued. My goal is to place power in your child's scope to make a positive impact on him/herself, others, and upon the world around him/her.
I ask that you avidly participate in your child’s learning process. Children who excel in school typically are children who know that their families VALUE education, and know that their families really care about how they do in school. You are so very important, especially at this time in your children's lives, to help them develop solid routines that are centered upon being good students and citizens.Sincerely,Alicia Brown DeffesMonday, August 19, 20197:40:32 PM