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Curtis Elementary School
5600 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, LA 71112
Principal: Terri Ann Bird
Assistant Principal: Julia Henry
Counselor: Farrah Comeau
Curtis Elementary needs your HELP!
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New Celebration Guidelines
Dear Curtis Families:
As a recipient of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2015 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award, Curtis Elementary strives to help our students make healthy lifestyle choices. Creating a healthy school for our students is important because we know that healthy students are better learners.
In keeping with our theme and further advancing our efforts, Curtis’ Wellness Team is working to earn the Alliance’s Silver Award for the Healthy Schools Program and we need your help in implementing our healthier celebrations initiative, which takes effect when we return to school after the Christmas break.
We want to send a consistent message about good nutrition and healthy eating, so it is important that our celebrations reflect the healthy changes being made throughout our school building. Between holidays and birthday celebrations, the number of high fat, sugary foods and beverages a student consumes during the school year can add up quickly.
At Curtis, we will begin celebrating with healthy, school-approved food and beverages, or without using food for celebrations. We may choose to celebrate using a fun physical activity or project for birthdays, holidays or school-wide celebrations. Two exceptions each school year are allowed – the most recent Christmas Party and our Valentine’s Party in February.
There are many fun ways to celebrate without food like a dance party, extra free time, or lunch with a teacher. We will be sharing additional ideas with you this year through the school newsletter, Remind messages, and the Curtis website.
A list of school- and state-approved guidelines and specific foods and beverages (formally known as Smart Snacks) can be found at http://louisianafitkids.com/#smart-snacks. Additionally, the Alliance has some fun ideas on their Pinterest page – see all of their boards by searching for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Thank you for helping us create a healthier place for your child to learn! Curtis’ Wellness Team welcomes your suggestions to celebrate in a healthy and happy way!
The Curtis Wellness Committee
What's Going On at Curtis?
Monday, April 4 – St. Jude Mathathon begins and runs through April 20th
Friday, April 8 – PBIS $1.00 Jean Day (Students may wear jeans for $1.00)
Purple Up! Students wear favorite purple shirt to show support for the military families.
Friday, April 15 – End of 4th Nine Weeks progress period, FCA Meeting
Monday, April 25-Thursday, April 28th – State Testing
Wednesday, April 27 – Administrative Assistant’s Day
Saturday, April 30 – Robotics Competition
Monday, May 2 – Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, May 6- PBIS Dollar Jean Day
Monday, May 9 – Field Day
Wednesday, May 11 – Fifth graders tour Elm Grove Middle School
Thursday, May 12 – 4H Fun Day
Wednesday, May 18 – Academic Assembly 9:00 is 4th grade, 10:30 is 5th grade
Friday, May 20 – Last day of school for 2015-2016
Mrs. Sarah Porter
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