Stallion Scoop

August 2022 Edition

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 school year! I am thrilled to welcome our students and staff back to school. Our incredible staff of educators have been in workshops, meetings, and working in their classrooms this summer to prepare for the new school year.

Stockwell Place Elementary School is a special place to learn and grow. We are proud of our school and have high expectations for each and every student. Making students feel valued, accepted, and safe is one of our main goals. We will continue to dedicate our focus to improving student learning for all.

Creating a solid home-to-school connection is crucial to ensure all students can achieve their highest potential. Your participation in your student's education is invaluable support. We encourage families to stay connected and informed by checking our school website, following our Facebook page, reading the monthly Stallion Scoop, downloading the apps mentioned below, and attending school events.

I look forward to meeting all of the Stockwell families at Open House. It is going to be another great school year at SPE!


Brooke Nolte, Principal

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SPE Happenings


August 10: First day of school (grades 1-5)

August 10-16: Kindergarten Orientation (students attend one day only)

August 17: First full day for all kindergarten students

August 26: Snack Store

Looking Forward

September 1: Stockwell Parent Essential Academy 5-7 pm

September 5: Labor Day (no school)

September 28: Yearbook Pictures (students will wear school uniforms)

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Open House

Open House is August 7th from 4-6 PM. Please complete new student or annual registration prior to Open House to ensure that students are placed in a homeroom. If registration has not been completed prior to Open House, you will not be able to view your child's schedule or visit classrooms until registration is completed. Class lists will not be posted at Open House.

At Open House you will:

  • meet the faculty and staff

  • drop off school supplies

  • order and purchase spirit wear

  • pay school fees ($20)

  • pick-up 21-22 yearbook

  • kindergarten parents will sign-up for Kindergarten Orientation day

  • and much more!

The Transportation and Child Nutrition Department will be at Open House in the gym to assist families. Baskin-Robbins will be available for purchase from 4:00-5:30 PM. Additional parking is available across the street at the Fire Training Station.

If you need help with registration, please call Mrs. Browning at 549-5821. We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House!

First Day of School

The first day of school for 1st-5th grade students is August 10th. Students may enter the building at 7:45 and are expected to walk independently to their class. Staff members and student leaders will be located throughout the building to assist students with supplies and help them locate their classrooms.

Kindergarten students will come for a "Kindergarten Orientation" day prior to beginning school full-time on August 17th. During Kindergarten Orientation, students will get a tour of the school, meet some of their classmates, get to know their teacher, and more in a small group setting. Parents will sign-up for this one day at Open House. Parents may walk their student to the classroom on their "Kindergarten Orientation" day. On August 17th, students will be expected to walk independently to their class. Staff members and student leaders will be located throughout the building to assist students with supplies and help them locate their classrooms.

Bus Information

Students are expected to follow the School Bus Conduct rules that are located in the Bossier Parish Student Handbook. All students are encouraged to bring a water bottle on the bus.

In order to find out what bus your student rides, visit If you are unable to find your bus or need additional information, please visit the Transportation Department website, call 318-549-6770, or visit Transportation's table at Open House. You may reach out to your student’s bus driver to find out an estimated pickup time.

227- Cindy Horn email:

209- Sonya Marshall email:

87- Debra May email:

223- Rhianne Morgan email:

57- Dawn Pennell email:

180- Les Riggs email:

97- Julie Vandergriff email:

School Breakfast and Lunch

The federally-funded Universal Free School Meals program that made breakfast and lunch available at no charge to all students during the pandemic will no longer be offered during the 2022-23 school year. That means it is especially important for parents to apply for free and reduced meal benefits. An approved application can benefit students even if they do not plan on using the meal benefits because they may become eligible for P-EBT cards. The application process is easy and information is kept confidential. Just click here to apply. Paper applications are also available in the school office.

Need assistance filling out the application or have additional questions? Our Child Nutrition Department would be happy to help. Just call (318) 549-5046 or visit the Child Nutrition table at Open House.

As the school year progresses, and there are changes in household income, family size or living arrangements, parents are encouraged to reapply even if their child was not approved previously.

School Fees

Each student is expected to pay a $20 school/material fee. Stockwell Place must generate thousands of dollars each year to pay for such items as copy machine rentals and supplies, software licenses, printer ink, office supplies, gas and bus driver fees for supplemental field trips, subscriptions for students, technology expenses, supplemental instructional materials, Library books, student incentives/awards, etc. Our technology expenses include replacement bulbs, computers, smart boards, etc.

The preferred method of payment for school fees is School Cash Online. If you are unable to pay online, you may send cash or check to the school or pay at Open House.

School Uniforms

All Bossier Parish schools have a mandatory school uniform policy. Students are expected to wear their uniforms each day. Brand names and logos should not be visible on school uniform apparel. Outwear must be navy blue. No crocs or sliders should be worn to school. SPE club shirts may only be worn on meeting days and must be from the current school year. Previous year's Field Day shirts may not be worn to school.

Spirit wear is on sale. Orders will be taken until September 12th. Orders will be delivered to the school. Click here to order.

Please review the 22-23 School Uniform Policy for complete uniform information.

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Ways to Stay Connected


In order to stay informed regarding your child’s progress, it is crucial each parent access the online portal. OnCourse allows you to view your child’s attendance, grades, etc. You can also select in the settings to receive weekly updates on your child’s current grades.

Class Dojo

ClassDojo is an app used to track and monitor patterns of student behavior. Students are awarded positive points for going above and beyond the TROT expectations. Faculty and staff will have the ability to award students points for positive behavior. When a student demonstrates behavior that is not meeting expectations, school staff will long it in ClassDojo. Negative behavior for minor infractions will only be entered after the teacher has redirected the behavior and the behavior continues. Students will not lose points when negative behavior is entered.

Positive behavior points will be accumulated and the student will purchase rewards with their points. Each grade level has a different reward system that is appropriate for their age and development.

Our discipline system is based on restorative justice. This method creates an atmosphere of accountability for actions by “making things right” when harm is caused to others. ClassDojo helps school faculty, staff and families communicate and collaborate around student issues.

Parents will have access to their own account so that they may view their child’s progress at any time. Your child’s teacher will send you an invite to join their classroom.

PikMyKid (Dismissal)

All parents must have the PikMyKid app. Dismissal time is 3:10 p.m. Student dismissal must be arranged on the Pikmykid app. If there is a change in the way your child is to go home on any given day, please use the Pikmykid app to specify any changes. If there is an emergency after 2:30, please call the office. Do not leave voicemails or emails that may not be checked before dismissal. Students will not be permitted to change the way they go home without the proper notification. It is imperative that your child goes home on the first day the way they will always go home in order for them to know where to go daily.

The PikMyKid app is mandatory for afternoon carline. This is how we securely identify who is delegated to pick students up from school. Carline tags are not a secure way to dismiss students alone. They are only used to help staff quickly identify the announced cars and place them in the order arrived. If you do not have the app and/or only have a car line tag, you will be asked to park and go to the office with your ID to pick up your child after dismissal has ended with your ID. If someone other than the primary or secondary guardian in PikMyKid is picking the child up from school, they must download the app, register, and be delegated in the app for pick-up.

Parents will receive notification of when their child is placed on their bus/daycare as well as when they have been dismissed in car or walker line.

A Parent's Guide to PikMyKid can be found here and on the Parent's Corner of our school website.

See the student handbook for more information about dismissal.

Stockwell Parent Essential Academy

Mark your calendars! The Stockwell Parent Essential Academy will be held on September 1st from 5-7 p.m. This is a night for parents to learn about the curriculum, homework, assessments, and ways to help your student at home. This is one of the most valuable events to bridge the home-to-school connection.

We recommend that children do not attend this event. Childcare will be available for school-aged children. The cost of childcare is $5 a child. The money raised will benefit our archery team. If you do not have an option for childcare, we ask that you keep your children occupied during this event so they are not a distraction to the teacher, other parents, or yourself.

More information about the SPE Academy will be sent home after school begins.

SPE Parents in Action

We are looking for parents that would like to volunteer for various activities throughout the school year. Parents in Action will meet once a month to discuss various happenings at the school and how to be involved. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in signing up for volunteer opportunities.

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