The second graders at Arlene Meraux Elementary learned about fairy tales and tall tales for the first few weeks of school. Students enjoyed talking about fairy tales such as "The Fisherman and his Wife," "Beauty and the Beast," and "The Emperor's New Clothes." They also enjoyed some exaggerations from the tall tales in this unit such as "Paul Bunyan," "Casey Jones," "John Henry,' and "Pecos Bill." Students were able to dress up as their favorite tall tale or fairy tale character. They presented to the class who they were and a summary of their story. After lunch, students participated in Fairy Tale and Tall Tale centers. Students ate pancakes similar to the colossal flapjacks Paul Bunyan and Babe ate to keep them logging. They created a train track like the one Casey Jones drove his "Iron Horse" on. Students also designed a mural from their favorite fairy tale. The students ended their centers with a fairy tale or a tall tale of their choosing. Arlene Meraux Elementary students love to learn and are engaging in their education.
July 22, 2020
I hope this message finds you and your family well and safe. Last Friday, St. Bernard Parish Public School District released a district-wide plan for the 2020-2021 school year. This plan detailed the physical, environmental, and wellness standards we will be operating under this upcoming year.
As outlined in this document, the current plan is for Arlene Meraux Elementary to begin the 2020-2021 school year in our school building. This means teachers and students will be reporting back to the physical school building while maintaining the health and wellness guidelines outlined by the school district and state officials.
To prepare for the beginning of the school year, you can find important information such as school supply lists, dress code, and attendance policies by visiting www.sbpsb.org/StrongStart2020.
Further information regarding our arrival and dismissal procedures, school supplies, transportation, and information for the first day of school can be found on our school website.
In past years, Arlene Meraux Elementary has hosted a Back-to-School Meet and Greet & Supply Night. Instead, given the current guidelines, we will be presenting a series of pre-recorded Back to School Night videos prior to the start of school. It will be posted on our school webpage, as well as the official Arlene Meraux Elementary Facebook page. Students will be allowed to bring their supplies a few at a time over the first few days of school.
Our administrators and staff are currently working around the clock to prepare for the beginning of the school year that prioritizes both student and staff wellness while also providing a rich educational experience.
Thank you for your continued support and trust as we navigate this ever-changing and very fluid situation. Please call our school at (504)556-0900 with any questions or concerns.
Natalie C. Albers
Dear Meraux Families,
Welcome to Arlene Meraux Elementary School! I would like to introduce myself to those students and families who may not know me. My name is Natalie Albers, and I will serve you as the Principal of Arlene Meraux Elementary. I am excited to begin working with each of you this school year. I am beginning my 19th year in education, having served all of these years in St. Bernard Parish Public Schools. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Loyola University, New Orleans, and went on to receive my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New Orleans. It is my honor and privilege to serve you this year, and for many years to come.
Arlene Meraux Elementary is excited to offer a new, state of the art campus for our students in a loving and caring environment. Our faculty and staff have worked extremely hard this summer to prepare for the opening of school and the arrival of students. I am sure you will be impressed with the instructional programs, support, and progress your child will experience. During this unprecedented time, we are hopeful that the relationships we develop with our students will help them feel safe and confident in their abilities so they can thrive.
I am eager to work with each and every one of you. If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to call or email me. I can be reached at (504)556-0900 or email@example.com. Please check out our website for additional information.
Natalie C. Albers