THIS WEEK AT SPES

NOTES AND REMINDERS

FAMILY FUN FAIR IS THIS SATURDAY AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Saturday is the BIG DAY ... our SPES FAMILY FUN FAIR! Great family fun with performances by our students, fun jumps, arts and crafts, games, cake walk and plenty of food are all topped off with a great chance for fellowship with other SPES families! Join us between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and plan on having a fabulous time. See the attached flyer for ways you can help and times you can work while the children play! Please note that we are in dire need of Safe Environment-certified volunteers from set-up on Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. to clean-up on Saturday afternoon until 4 p.m. See the introductory e-mail to this newsletter for a hyperlink to sign up for various time slots.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR FINAL INITIAL SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING SESSION

The final Initial Safe Environment Certification Session sponsored by SPES will take place this Thursday, October 1st at 6 p.m. in the SPES Auditorium. Deadline for sign-up is tomorrow, Tuesday, at 5 p.m. Please note that taking the certification class this Thursday WILL NOT qualify you to volunteer for the Family Fun Fair this weekend. New Safe Environment guidelines require seven - ten days to process all information necessary for certification. Please contact Susan LaBorde at susan_laborde@stpiuselementary.org with any questions pertaining to Safe Environment certification.

LEF "Teacher of the Year" Nominations Now Being Accepted

We know how awesome our SPES teachers and guidance counselors are but now we have the opportunity to let the rest of Lafayette Parish know! Lafayette Education Foundation is once again sponsoring the LEF Teacher Awards based on nomination letters from parents, students and colleagues. If you would like to nominate a teacher or guidance counselor who has made a difference in your child's life, visit http://www.lefoundation.org/site.php?pageID=5 for an electronic nomination form which you can submit with a written explanation of how your nominee has made a difference in your child's life OR complete the attached form and write your letter to the nomination committee explaining how your child's life has been touched by your nominee. SPES is proud to always have a number of semi-finalists recognized each year which is due to your taking time to let the community at large know how our teachers live our mission and bring the presence of Christ to our children.