Principals Update April 2nd

COVID-19 Child Nutrition Programs Update for March-April 2020

Schedule Update
In an effort to better serve and protect the health of students, families, food service providers and staff at community feeding sites NOLA Public Schools’ and our partners are condensing the weekly schedule at the Citywide Feeding Program sites by providing multiple days of meals during specific daily time frames. NOLA-PS asks the business community for its support in ensuring that working families are allowed to leave work to pick up these meals to ensure they are able to benefit from this program. See updated schedule below:

Citywide Feeding Program – New Schedule:  
-Every Monday we will provide meals for 2 days.
-Every Wednesday we will provide meals for 3 days.
-Moving forward Community Feeding sites will NOT be open on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
-Service Hours: remain the same, 9 am – 12 pm.

For locations and additional information regarding the operations of all NOLA Public Schools go to . . .

nolapublicschools.com

04/06/2020

New Orleans Public Schools Serving Breakfast & Lunch

New Orleans Public Schools Serving Breakfast & Lunch, M-F (9 am – 12 pm, unless otherwise noted)
Parents or caregivers can pick up meals on behalf of students in their household, students need not be present!

NOPS, charter schools, and other local agencies are providing breakfast and lunch during this period of school closures.

Anyone, 18 years of age are younger, is eligible to take part in the program. Parents or caregivers may pick up meals at a location closest to their home. Children do not need to be present to receive the meals.

Below is a list of about 43 Community Feeding Centers that begun the program on Monday, March 16th:

  • Esperanza — 4407 S Carrollton Ave New Orleans, LA 70119 — will be serving food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Foundation Prep — 3121 St. Bernard Ave New Orleans, LA 70119 — will be serving food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Harriet Tubman Charter School — 2013 General Meyer New Orleans, LA 70114 — will be serving food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Lafayette Academy Extension — 3201 Live Oak St New Orleans, LA 70118 — will be serving food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Morris Jeff Community School — 211 S Lopez St New Orleans, LA 70119 — will be serving food from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Paul Habans Charter School — 3501 Seine StNew Orleans, LA 70114 — will be serving food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Pierre A Capdau Charter School @ Avery Alexander — 5800 St. Roch Ave New Orleans, LA 70122 — will be serving food from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron — 10200 Curran Blvd New Orleans, LA 70127 — will be serving food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • ReNEW Schaumburg —  9501 Grant St New Orleans, LA 70127 — will be serving food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • St. Dominic School — 6326 Memphis St New Orleans, LA 70124 — will be serving food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sites beginning service on Tuesday, March 17th:

  • Audubon Charter School — 428 Broadway St New Orleans, LA 70118 — will be serving food from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Akili Academy — 3811 N. Galvez St. New Orleans, LA 70117 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sites beginning service on Wednesday, March 18th:

  • Abramson Sci Academy — 5552 Read Blvd New Orleans, LA 70127 — will be serving food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Alice Harte —  5300 Berkley Dr New Orleans, LA 70131 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • ARISE Academy — 3819 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans LA 70117 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • G.W. Carver — 3059 Higgins Blvd New Orleans, LA 70126 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • ENCORE — 2518 Arts St New Orleans, LA 70117 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Homer Plessy — 721 St. Philip St New Orleans, LA 70116 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • KIPP Central City Academy — 2514 Third St. New Orleans, LA 70113 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • KIPP Morial — 7701 Grant St New Orleans, LA 70126 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Landry-Walker — 1200 L B Landry Ave New Orleans, 70114 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Livingston — 7301 Dwyer Rd, New Orleans LA 70126 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • McDonogh No. 35 — 4000 Cadillac St. New Orleans, 70122 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Mildred Osborne — 6701 Curran Blvd New Orleans LA 70126 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Sarah T. Reed HS — 5316 Michoud Blvd New Orleans LA 70129 — will serve food from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CoVID 19 Info

March 16, 2020|
I M P O R T A N T  I N F O  F R O M  P R I N C I P A L/C E O
Mrs. Kelly S. Batiste

We are in unchartered times. I ask that everyone remain vigilant and safe during the next few weeks.

As you know, we were instructed by Governor Edwards that all schools would be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. That gave the staff a few hours to pull together lessons that can keep our students learning for the first week or so–all this while maintaining their classes. Paraprofessionals reproduced take-home lessons (instructional packets) while teachers continued to teach. This was collaboration at its finest! Parents of absent students were informed and most came to the campus to pick up their scholars’ assignments. Thank you, parents.

Prepare for students to be out of school for at least four (4) weeks. This is being done to halt the spread of this deadly virus. It is imperative that our students not lose any educational gains they have made the three completed quarters of this academic year. Encourage, no insist, that they complete all assignments. Check your smart device daily to view any additional lessons that may have been sent. Students will be expected to bring the completed assignments back to school when we return, hopefully, Monday, April 13, 2020.

Please be aware that your child’s classroom teacher will be in contact with you through Class Dojo. They will provide additional educational resources as we access them. I will also use your e-mail address to provide you with the most up-to-date information as it comes from our board, C.L.A.S.S. and that of New Orleans Public Schools. Do we have your correct e-mail? Reach out for assistance if you need help or have questions. Updated e-mails or questions can be addressed to

info@fcwcs.org

I will answer this e-mail.

If you are in need of breakfast and lunch meals for your child(ren)–Monday through Friday–please see the post on this website for sites all over the city providing meals for children 18 years and under. Children do not have to be present. An adult may pick up meals for kids under their care. This is an update from my previous info sent regarding meals. May I suggest you visit the following websites for additional information:

•Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): cdc.gov/coronavirus
•City of New Orleans: ready.nola.gov
•NOLA Public Schools: nolapublicschools.com/coronavirus-updates

Stay safe.

Kelly S. Batiste, Principal/CEO
Fannie C. Williams Charter School

Please stress the importance of washing hands often in your home.

03/16/20

Annual Black History Program Highlights being Young, Gifted, and Black

Our annual February Black History Program highlighted the arts, entrepreneurship and sports.

“Guest” appearances included our own versions of Trombone Shorty, Aretha Franklin, Cedric the Entertainer, Oprah Winfrey, Simone Biles, Barack and Michelle Obama, Misty Copeland, to name a few.

Each “guest” was accompanied by a short bio–why we acknowledge or celebrate the individual. Middle School students, under the direction of Dean Daigle and Ms. T. Batiste, were featured. Vocal music teacher, Ms. S. Jordan assisted our “Voices” in their vocal presentations.

Great way to cap off our month-long celebration!

King of the Classroom

The Pelicans returned to campus on January 29th to introduce a new reading incentive program for students in grades third and fourth.

The “King of the Classroom” Reading Program is being sponsored by the King Law Firm (thus the name) and the New Orleans Public Organization to encourage reading for students in third and fourth grades.

Reading is one of the most important skills a student can acquire in school. The goal of the program presented to our students is to encourage recreational reading–reading for pleasure. Teachers will keep a tab on the number of books each of their scholars have read for the next two months. Prizes will be awarded to those students who have read the most books by the first week in April.

100 Days of School Celebrated

The 2019-2020 school session is rapidly moving by and our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes illustrated recently.

Our youngest students displayed the understanding of the number 100 by dressing as centurions, doing classroom activities that involved counting to 100, and, of course, wearing head pieces announcing to all they are 100 days smarter as of February 7th.

It’s always a fun day to be a young scholar at FCWCS!

100 Days of School Celebrated

Jazz Lessons

Our partners with Communities in Schools–CIS, (Ms. Vanessa Batiste-Leal, Site Coordinator) have arranged a great opportunity for our 3rd, 4th and 5th grades students to participate in a Jazz Concert Performance series.

The first “lesson” of three, took place on January 27 in the Warrior Gym. Students were treated to some of the finest musicians from New Orleans and New York–playing traditional jazz and telling the story of this unique American art form that had its beginnings in our city.

The experience is to expose and expand the cultural experiences of our students. Follow up performances are scheduled in March and May. What a great way to finish off the school day!

 

Scholastic Book Fairs Twice Yearly Events

No school year goes by at FCWCS without our bi-annual Scholastic Book Fair. Bringing the “book store” to our campus dates back to the earliest days of Fannie C.–white FEMA trailers on the back lot of the present campus. Librarian Wilson stocked the shelves during those early years.

Karen LeBlanc has kept the sales going. You can always count on her transforming our library into whatever magical theme that has been designated by Scholastic (usually with the assistance of Ms. S. Jones, Mr. P. Britt, and Mrs. T. Calhoun).

All of this hard work is done to stress the importance of reading to our students. We are hoping to instill in all students a love of books and reading for pleasure. Students are encouraged to read because it is a form of information needed for school and pleasure. We are hoping that we are developing life-long learners and readers on our campus.

New Orleans Pelicans Conduct Jr. Training Camp

Pierre the Pelican and his assistants visited Warrior Land on January 23rd to conduct two sessions of his Jr. Training Camp. More than 200 students, in grades 3 through 8, took part in the two-hour long sessions.

The importance of keep fit and working hard in the classroom was stressed to our scholar/athlete. Students who listened attentively were able to win prizes–coveted team gear! Of course, every scholar/athlete was awarded a bright red Pelican t-shirt.

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