As we come to the close of our school year, we have made arrangements for all students to pick up materials left in classrooms/awards/mementos, etc. and to drop off items owed to the school such as library books, instruments and the novels that were sent home when we left so quickly in March. It is important that we follow the schedule below and continue to practice Social Distancing guidelines.
Our procedure will hopefully be a very efficient DRIVE-THRU process. Cars will enter on Alexander St., coming from St. Bernard Hwy. at the side Cafeteria entrance. Please have a sign with your child's name and homeroom teacher displayed outside the passenger side door. At the cafeteria doors, someone will bring a bag with your child's belongings.
Our Fifth Grade Farewell Drive-Thru participants are scheduled on Wednesday morning, May 20th. Fifth grade parents will enter the same way, except, proceed to the Gym doors where they will receive and drop off items. All items may not be available until their scheduled pick up times, so please make every effort to adhere to the schedule. ONLY Fifth Graders will receive their belongings on Wednesday, May 20th. If you cannot pick them up at your scheduled time, you may call the office on Monday, May 25th to arrange for safe pick up! Hope to see all of our alligators next Thursday, May 21st or Friday, May 22nd.
10:00 AM, Ms. Geula's and Mr. Williams's Classes
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Jonathan Williams
Mr. Williams was born and raised in the city of New Orleans. He was educated in the New Orleans Public School System. After graduating from high school he decided to enroll into college and pursue his life long dream of being a teacher. Mr. Williams finished college with a bachelors dgree in elementary education. He also holds a masters degree in Educational Leadership. After finishing college, Mr. Williams began his teaching career in Orleans Parish. He has taught every grade from 3rd to 8th grade at some point in his career. Mr. Williams found that his "Comfort Zone" was in 5th grade.
After spending about 15 years in the classroom, he was called upon to go into administration. Mr. Williams has been a Dean of Students and an Academy Director. These positions allowed him to work with students throughout the entire school. Never losing his passion for teaching and learning in the classroom, he would often pull groups of students and worked with them on LEAP skills. After about six years out of the classroom, Mr. Williams was given the opportunity to go back into the classroom and teach 5th grade ELA and Social Studies at Arabi Elementary. He dicovered that teaching is still fun, and it is a great way to make an ipression on young minds. After 25 years, the commitment and compassion for kids is still the motivation for Mr. Williams to keep striving for helping all his students to be successful in their goals.