Lacoste Elementary School

School Newsletter

  • What is P-EBT for K-12 students? 

    The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program was created in Spring 2020 to provide funds for families to buy food while schools were closed due to COVID-19. More P-EBT funds are being issued for the 2020-21 school year and will be available this summer. 

    Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program Cards  

    Parents of students in the St. Bernard Parish School System who attended Chalmette High School in the hybrid (a combination of computer-based and in-person learning) or fully virtual (by computer) learning situation during the 2020-2021 school year or those in the elementary or middle grades who attended our fully virtual program will receive a Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program card for each eligible child from the Department of Children and Family Services.  Each eligible child will have a separate P-EBT card issued in their name, and the cards will be mailed to the address parents have provided to the school. 

    Activation Number Needed:  Parents of students in the St. Bernard Parish School System with eligible children will receive an email on Monday, June 14, 2021 containing the number needed to activate the P-EBT card when it is received. 

    According to the Department of Children and Family Services, P-EBT benefits will be issued in installments in the Summer of 2021, and due to the number of cards being issued, it may take several weeks for parents to receive their child’s card.  

    These cards are being issued by the Department of Children and Family Services and not by the St. Bernard Parish School System. 



Letter from the Principal


    I am excited to welcome you to our 2021-2022 school year! Our school community is crucial to the success of our students. We are more than just a school here at Lacoste, we are a group of administrators, educators, support staff, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and grandparents.

    Where do I even begin to recap on the 2020-2021 school year? First and foremost, thank you to all of our families as you all really carried our staff and students through this year with your never-ending support. The constant encouragement and many words of gratitude were very much appreciated. This past school year, although very different, was still just as successful because together we were united. With that being said our theme for this school year is, “Unity, it starts with YOU. If not you, then who?”

    Our goal at Lacoste Elementary is to maintain an open communication between our school and our community. We want everyone who walks through our doors to feel welcome as we are stronger when work together for the benefit of our children. Our commitment will remain the same, which is to provide a structured, positive learning environment for all children, and we ask for your support by following school policies and procedures. We want you to be involved in your child’s education. We will continually communicate with you through our monthly calendar, newsletter, school website, Facebook page, and through teacher/parent communication.

    If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, the guidance counselor, or the office. Together we will continue to provide your “precious gifts”, our students, the best education.


    Educationally yours,

    Heather K. Morel


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