Letter from the Principal

  • Fall 2023


    Dear J. F. Gauthier Elementary families,


    I would like to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year.  I hope that you have used your summer break to relax and make special memories with your friends and families. It’s now time to look forward to a wonderful new school year as we “Embark on a Safari of Success” at J. F. Gauthier Elementary.  


                Our incredible faculty and staff have been in the school over the last few weeks preparing classrooms for the new school year.  We are grateful to our custodial staff as they worked all summer getting our school in pristine shape and to our secretary, Mrs. Terri, who has been working hard to ensure a smooth start for staff, students and families.


    J. F. Gauthier Elementary is such a great place to learn and grow. We are proud of our school and have high expectations for each and every student.  Our overarching goal is to foster a lifetime love for learning for all students.  We realize that a strong partnership with our families will make a great difference in the success of each child.  As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.  We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she attends school daily, completes all homework assignments and reads at home each night.  


    We will continue to work hard to make sure our families stay connected and informed.  Teachers will communicate with you using School Status.  The school will send phone calls and messages, and we will continue to post the most current information on our school webpage and Facebook page.  Please make sure the office always has the most current phone number and email address so that you can receive the information.   


    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  My staff and I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.







    Lisa G. Young




  •  Santa's Shop

    Santa's Secret Shop: Friday, December 1st - Thursday, December 7th.

    We are excited to bring back Santa's Secret Shop this year! Students will be shopping during their scheduled PE classes starting on Friday, December 1st and continuing Monday, December 4th through Thursday, December 7th. Start making your list and checking it twice as budget envelopes and shopping schedules will be coming home the Monday we return from Thanksgiving break!

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  •  Santa Photos

    Santa Pictures - Tuesday, December 5th

    Raymar Photography will be at our school on Tuesday, December 5th to take pictures of students with Santa. All pictures must be paid for in advance. Money should be turned in to the student's homeroom teacher in the picture envelope provided by the morning of December 5th. Students taking pictures are not required to wear their school uniform. Dress clothes or jeans may be worn by students taking pictures. Students taking pictures with younger non-school age siblings from home must do so between 8:05 and 8:30.

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  •  Santas Shop Parent Photo

    Santa's Secret Shop Parent Night: Tuesday, November 5th from 4pm until 7pm

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  •  Christmas Dance Photo

    Candy Cane Sock Hop: Friday, December 8th from 3:30 - 5:30

    All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are invited! The cost to attend is $3. There will be drinks and snacks, karaoke and dancing, and a photobooth. Please return the permission form and money in a sealed envelope labeled Sock Hop by December 6th.

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  •  Christmas Break

    Christmas Break

    Christmas Break will be from Monday, December 18th through Tuesday, January 2nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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  •  Box Tops Clipart

    Box Tops Fundraiser - Box Tops has gone digital!

    Download the new Box Tops app today! HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Buy participating products and use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt. The app identifies eligible products and earnings are credited to your designated school online. Even if you’re shopping online or doing grocery pickup, you can still submit your digital or email receipt with the Box Tops app and earn. Twice a year, our school gets a check! ONLINE SHOPPERS CAN EARN WITH BOX TOPS, TOO! Whether you order groceries for delivery or pickup, shop through your store’s app, or request an email receipt at checkout, you can earn for your school no matter where you shop.

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  • 2023-2024 New Student Registration

    • Appointment ONLY
    • To make an appointment call 504-272-0700
    • Please come by and pick up a registration packet in front of the school.