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2014 -2015 School Supply and Summer Reading List

2014-2015 School Supply Lists & Summer Reading Lists


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Posted June 29, 2014

Purchase John Steven Gurney books

John Steven Gurney books are available for purchase NOW at Claiborne!

You can also meet Mr. Gurney and get the books autographed at the Shreveport Convention Center, CASL Book Fair on Friday, April 25th @ 5:00 PM or on Saturday, April 26th @ 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM.

If you need another copy of the order form, please download it from here. Place the order form and money in an envelope. Be sure to put your child's name and their teacher's name on the envelope. Accepting cash only.

Deadline to turn in order and money is April 10, 2014.
Books can be picked up by students or parents the week of April 21, 2014.

Visit John Steven Gurney's website!

Posted April 2, 2014

PTA Field Day Concessions, Menu and Ticket Sales

Field Day is Friday, April 25, 2014!

We need volunteers for Field Day Concessions. If you can download for a 30-minute slot or more, then please download the Volunteer Form. We thank you in advance for your support.

Download the Field Day Donation Requests list, Concession Menu and information about Pre-Sales of Tickets.

Parents, I apologize for the confusion. We decided to have a Jeans day on Thursday, May 1, 2014 for ALL Students because Field Day was such a huge success. ~ PTA President, Tiffany Bennett

The Concession Menu consists of hot dogs, nachos, juice, water, chips, pickles, pizza, turkey legs and more. Download to get the full price list for each menu item.

Pre-Sale of Tickets will start on Thursday, April 10th and conclude on Tuesday, April 22nd!

Questions? Please contact Cassaundra Barnes @ 318.518.8267. Please do not call after 8:00 pm.

Posted April 2, 2014

PTA Updates - Full Announcements Download

SAVE These Dates!

Kindergarten Celebration - Tuesday, May 20, 2014
5th Grade Celebration - Monday, May 19, 2014
5th Grade Theme Week - May 12 - 16, 2014

Teachers will be sending out additional information, such as times, donation items and volunteer opportunities.

PTA Board General Elections for 2014-2015:
Deadline to turn in Letter of Interest is on Friday, April 4, 2014.
Click here to download the Letter of Interest form or you may write a personalized letter.

Positions to apply for are:
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President

Elections will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 5:30 PM. You must be present to vote.

FUN Educational Day "It's Time to Go Grocery Shopping"

This event is tentatively slated for Friday, May 9, 2014. Volunteers are needed to plan and work this event. Please download the full PTA Announcement. If you are able to volunteer or have suggestions, please fill out the form at the bottom and return it by Friday, April 4th.

We want this Time of Grocery Shopping to be a fun and educational learning experience!

Please contact Tiffany Bennett @ 318.470.2783 if you have any questions or ideas!

Posted April 2, 2014

iLEAP & LEAP: 3rd - 5th Grade Parents

Standardized Testing

iLEAP - 3rd & 5th Grades (April 7th - 10th)
LEAP - 4th Grade (March 18th & April 7th - 10th)

Teachers have been preparing students for this BIG week all year long. Testing will start at 8:00 am SHARP. Any student checking in tardy will NOT be allowed to go his/her classroom until a break in testing. It is required that each day's assigned tests be completed within that day; they may not spill over into the next day to complete. Therefore, it is imperative that students arrive at school every day by 7:45 am or 7:35 if they need to eat breakfast. help your child be at his/her BEST each day, you can help by:

1. Making sure they have an adequate night's sleep;
2. Feeding them a nutritious breakfast;
3. Sending them out the door with an extra hug and a positive attitude;
4. If your child wears glasses, make sure he/she has them every day;
5. Have them present and on time each day of testing (arrive before 7:45 am or 7:35 am if eating breakfast)

Thank you for working with Claiborne Magnet in helping your child achieve to their highest potential.

Monica Howell, Counselor

Posted April 2, 2014

PTA General Meeting

PTA is having a General PTA Meeting on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the school Auditorium.

Please join us. We have a lot to share with you regarding Field Day Concession, incentives for our children and upcoming school activities.

Posted March 18, 2014

Pizza Days - PTA Fundraiser

Parents and Cardinals,

PTA will be sponsoring 3 more Pizza Days for Spring 2014!

Friday, March 21, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014****
Friday, May 16, 2014

Reminder: Students can wear JEANS on Pizza Days along with a Claiborne uniform shirt or Claiborne "Spirit" shirt. ONLY the students that have paid to participate may wear jeans.

****April's Exception: ALL students, the entire population of Cardinals, will be treated to a FREE Pizza Day. ALL students will be able to wear JEANS on this Pizza Day. (To address any concerns, parents that paid for Spring 2014 Pizza Days ONLY paid for the months of January, February, March and May.)

Thank you for your continued support of PTA.

Your PTA President, Tiffany Bennett

Posted March 12, 2014

World's Finest Chocolate - School Fundraiser

Dear Parents and Friends,

Claiborne Magnet is having a spring fundraiser of World's Finest Chocolate.

Remember this is NOT a door-to-door sale. We ask that parents help by taking the order forms to work or sharing with your family, friends, church and within your community. Please allow your child to participate where they can in asking for sales.

Please collect money at the time you take the order. No checks, please. Claiborne will accept CASH or MONEY ORDERS that are made out to Claiborne Magnet. Parents, for your peace of mind, make a copy of the order form before you turn it in!

Order forms and Money are to be turned in from Monday, March 31, 2014 through Wednesday, April 2, 2014!

Posted March 12, 2014

Cindy Lawhon - Project Learning Tree Educator of the Year for Louisiana

Snippet of the article in the Forests and People Fourth Quarter 2013 publication (

Cindy Lawhon of Shreveport has been named the Project Learning Tree Educator of the Year for Louisiana. Ricky Kilpatrick , chairman of the PLT committee for the state, made the presentation at Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School where she teaches.

Lawhon, who has been teaching for 42 years, procured a grant for the school several years ago to provide a new playground, walking track and landscaping. Her involvement in PLT, along with her principal and faculty support, helped the school become a certified PLT school in 2011. Twenty-one teachers and staff were trained that year in weaving environmental education into the curriculum.

Congratulations Ms. Lawhon!

Posted January 2, 2014

World's Finest Chocolate - PTA Fundraiser

Dear Parents and Friends,

PTA thanks you for your support on making this fundraiser a success!

Updated December 31, 2013

Congratulations Caleigh Dawson

LSU Health Shreveport Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

ArtBreak Awards: Student art selected to hang in the hospital rooms of cancer patients.

Our very own Caleigh Dawson is one of the honorees. Congratulations!

Annoyed Crab

"Annoyed Crab" by Caleigh Dawson

Posted November 12, 2013

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Posted September 18, 2013