Men's Club Tailgate
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Pack your lawn chairs, chill your drinks and bring a side dish, dip or dessert, and join FLAIM families for the second annual FLAIM Tailgate Party. The Tailgate Party is SATURDAY, October 6th, at the Magnolia Woods Swim & Racquet Club, 1195 Magnolia Woods Ave., 11:30 AM. (NO SWIMMING ALLOWED)

This event will be gathering for FLAIM families and staff off campus!

We are hoping to get a nice spread of various dishes from attendees. Please bring your favorite game day dip, side dish, food to grill or dessert and your own adult beverages. No glass on the pool deck. 

We are requesting $25/family at the door to help pay for the giant obstacle course/bounce house and supplies. 

Please feel free to forward this invite to any prospective FLAIM families. 

Wing Cook-Off

Last year, we had a gumbo cook-off and potato salad contest. The competition was FIERCE! This year, there will be a Wing Cook Off and Any-Type of Salad contest. (Think pasta salad, broccoli salad, coleslaw, the sky is the limit this year!) Hotdogs and lemonade will be provided. 

Do you have what it takes? Then BRING IT!!! Smack talking privileges for 1 year! Enter to compete in the WING OFF or the ANY SALAD competition. If you are really fancy, join forces and take the title! (We also just need folks to compete to make it fun. Come on y’all:)
— Corey Porche, Men's Club Fearless Leader

For participation rules and to register your Cook Off Team, click below

Boosterthon Pledging Is Now Open!

We kicked off our FLAIM FUN RUN yesterday with an awesome Boosterthon Pep Rally. Register your student at funrun.com (they get a prize just for registering!) and enter all pledges from friends and family to earn your student more rewards. (When you look up FLAIM while registering, type in "foreign" and the complete school name will appear.) Once registered, your dashboard gives you all the tools you need to help your child raise pledge funds.

Students will complete 30-35 laps (35 laps max) around a Fun Run track on Friday, Sept. 28, to raise funds for our school. Look for your student’s pledge book that was sent home! Signup online!

Thanks for your support!

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Box Tops & Community Coffee Collection
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Welcome back to school, parents! My name is Ginger Gauthier and I’m thrilled to be our school’s Box Tops for Education™ Coordinator.

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school.

This school year, our goal is to earn $1,500.00.

The first collection deadline is Friday, October 19th.

The second collection deadline will be Friday, February 15th.

There will be a collection bin in the common area, as you walk in the school. Your student can drop them there, or give them to their teacher. Please make sure your collection sheet, or baggie has your teacher’s name on them!

The class that submits the most Box Tops will win a Donut Party!

For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here to help make our school’s Box Tops for Education™ program a huge success this year.

Thanks for your help!

Ginger Gauthier
Email: gingergauthier@gmail.com

***Download the Box Tops Collection Sheet here.***

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FLAIM Running Club Begins

The FLAIM Running Club is in its 4th year, and it has grown exponentially! In order to participate, students must be signed up for a race per semester, complete the Running Club form and provide proof of race registration then return to Mrs. Richardson. See races below.

If your student participates in Running Club, please remember to send them with a snack, water bottle and appropriate soft-sole shoes for running. You will need to pick up your runner by 4:35 PM, or they will go to Extended Day, and you will be responsible for paying for Extended Day fees if they are not enrolled.

Fall Semester 

Participating students will run on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:30 PM. It is free to join. However, students must sign up for the Louisiana Kids Marathon January 19, 2019 and provide proof in order to join the Running Club.

Spring Semester

Spring Running Club will be on Tuesday.  from 3:45 to 4:30 PM. In order to participate in spring Running Club, students need to be signed up for the Amazing Race. Amazing Kids Mini Marathon is Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Louisiana Marathon: Kids Fun Run

Kids Marathon is 1.2 mile run that is part of the Louisiana Marathon weekend. For students who would like to participate in the run, Mrs. Richardson will have a once week after school practice. 

Since 2015, FLAIM had the highest public school participation in the parish in the small school division. For more information on the Kids Marathon, visit www.thelouisianamarathon.com/kids-marathon

OLOL Children's Hospital Amazing Half Marathon: Kid's Run

The Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon is an annual event for all ages and running levels to join in a fun and healthy event in Baton Rouge and raises money for the OLOL Children's Hospital. To register or learn more, visit www.amazinghalf.com.

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September Bear Biz
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Hello, FLAIM FAMILIES! 

Since we are trying to get into a steady flow around here, I am sending out the first newsletter of the school year!  We have had a wonderful beginning even with  moving and all that it entails.  Thank you so much for your support and understanding  and patience with us as we settle into our new building. 

We haven’t received our School Performance Score yet,  but the LDOE has  recognized schools that had a top growth in ELA and Math.  In the Florida Parishes  Region we are one of seven schools in EBR that are outstanding...in fact # 3.  I am very  proud of our students and teachers for all of the hard work that they do each and  every day.  Our SPS will be coming out in October. 

Our PBIS committee has revamped our behavior plan for the school.  K-5th grade will be continuing to use the conduct card.  It has been simplified to be much more  appropriate for our students.  Each teacher should have communicated their behavior  plan to you.  There should be positive incentives as well as consequences for each class.  We do not have Bear Bucks anymore.  Nor will we have activities for those who have a  certain number of Bear Bucks.  In its place we have Bear Paws.  There will be a  BearMart for students to use their Paws to get items in the BearMart.  We don’t have this set up yet, but it is coming!! 

This year we have new curriculums in ELA, Social Studies and Science.  Your  teacher should be keeping you abreast of what is happening in the classroom so that  you know what your child is learning in school.  This could be by Dojo or Website.  If you  are not getting updates, please ask your teacher. 

During the first nine weeks, teachers are to schedule conferences with everyone.  Many have already begun these conferences.  You will be receiving notices soon, if you  have not received one yet. 

You are welcome to observe in your child’s classroom at anytime.  When you come in, just inform Ms. Walker that you are here to observe and she will give you an  observation form that explains how to go about observing.  You should schedule to be  in the classroom for no more than 30-45 min.  If you need to conference with the  teacher after the observation, there is a place to request on the form.  Simply give it to  Ms. Walker and she will put it into the teacher’s mailbox.

We do have picture day this Friday.  You should have received the picture day information in your child’s bookbag.  Everyone takes a picture on this day so it is free  dress for everyone.   Below you will find a list of the upcoming events for FLAIM!  Have a wonderful  September! 

Mrs. Miller

Sept. 6 T-Shirt Sale Begins
Sept. 7 Fall Pictures
Sept. 12 Progress Reports Go Home
Sept. 13 PTO Meeting 5:15
Sept. 17 Bosterthon Begins
Sept. 19 Early Dismissal 12:45
Sept. 20 Donuts with Dads
Sept. 27 School Fundraiser Kickoff
Sept. 28 Boosterthon Fun Run

Claire PittmanComment
Greetings from the PTO Language Committee

What is the language committee?

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The purpose is to identify community events, organizations, and/or facilitate events at school that are language/culturally enriching. The committee does not engage in the day to day of school, or curriculum and instruction.

Who serves on the language committee?

It is is made up of three parents and three teachers from each language and a representative from the executive board. Each language committee (French, Mandarin, and Spanish) has a small team of parents, representing the different grade levels, to help carry out the goals decided upon by the Language Committee and the FLAIM administration.  Leading the French committee is Karine Bordelon and Madame Tomson. Sallee Joseph and Liu Laoshi are leading the Mandarin committee. The Spanish committee leads are Ginger Gauthier and Senora Gil, and Hannah Birchman is the chair of the committee. To learn more about the language chairs check out their bios here.

What does the language committee plan to accomplish?

 On August 21, the Language Committee held its first meeting with the FLAIM administration to hash out a series of goals for its first year. (1) Ms. Miller conveyed that her main objective of the committee is to enhance the language experience. She wants the students to see the language in action, to bring people from the outside into the classroom. We are looking for professionals of all kinds (plumbers, secretaries, clerks, lawyers, doctors, etc) to volunteer some time and just talk to the kids about what it is you do in the target language. We also want volunteers who can do read-alouds in the target language. (2) The committee will have a quarterly language newsletter which will spotlight teachers from each language, offer cultural facts, have games/stories in the target languages, and give students opportunities to submit art, poems, stories, etc. It will also include upcoming events both at the school and within the community. (3) The committee will help organize and execute each language’s cultural day at school. (4) The committee will facilitate parent and family events outside of the school to help build community within the languages. (5) The committee will integrate the languages into Fall Fest through cultural activities and read-alouds. (6) Last but not least, the Language Committee will assist the teachers in cultivating a love for reading by providing incentives for reading in the target languages.

The Language Committee encourages all of you in the FLAIM community to participate in events, submit ideas, and volunteer as you are able.

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Open House & Grand Opening

Join us for FLAIM's Open House and Grand Opening Saturday, August 25th, at our new campus on 4510 Bawell Street. This has been years in the making and we want to say thank you to those who helped make this possible, show off our new campus, and give parents, students and staff a chance to connect and re-connect! Please note this is two events happening back to back. 

Open House

  • 9:00 AM All Parent Meeting in the Gym
  • 9:30 AM Dismiss from gym
  • 9:30-10:20 AM Meet with teachers
  • 10:20-10:45 AM Explore School & Organizations/Clubs
  • 10:45 AM Find Your Seat for Ribbon Cutting in Gym

Grand Opening

  • 11:00 AM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM Grand Opening Celebration

The Grand Opening event is sponsored by the FLAIM PTOFLAIM Men's Club and Red River Bank. Look for the Red River Bank ice cream truck!

We need help with setup, parking, food assembly and cleanup. SIGN UP!
 

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