Stallion Scoop

October 2022 Edition

Principal's Message

As your child’s principal, my first priority is to provide our children with a high-quality education in a safe learning environment. Therefore, it is my daily responsibility to address factors that could potentially hurt children, hinder learning, or disrupt the learning environment.

One of the biggest issues we are facing as a society and at school are the things that our students are exposed to online and through their cell phones. Children today have access to so much more potentially harmful content and ways to communicate than we did growing up, which definitely creates challenges for us as their parents and educators! It takes a certain level of maturity and responsibility to have access to social media platforms, like TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, etc, as well as private chat or messaging features. I think most would agree that elementary-aged children are simply not quite ready for this responsibility, and that's why adult supervision and monitoring of their phone usage and digital activity is so important.

On October 17th, our parish is sponsoring an adult-only conversation to discuss how to protect our kids online. I highly encourage every family to attend this important discussion.

Your Partner in Education,

Brooke Nolte, Principal

"Protecting Our Kids"

If your child is a gamer, has a social media account, or simply has a cell phone, "Protecting Our Kids" is a presentation parents cannot afford to miss.

At 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 17, parents are invited to attend an adult-only conversation with Louisiana State Police, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Bossier City Marshall’s Internet Crimes Task Force, Bossier Parish District Attorney’s Office, and Bossier Schools. Parents will leave better informed and empowered to protect their kids.

Again, this is for parents only. No children please due to the mature content that will be discussed.

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SPE Happenings

October: Bullying Prevention Month

October 1-31: Principal Appreciation Month

October 3: Custodian Appreciation Day

October 4: 4th-grade Archery Tryouts 3:45-4:45 (must change pickup mode in PikMyKid)

October 4: 5th-grade Archery Tryouts 4:45-5:45

October 5: Shreveport Opera Express at School “Stop! Bully"

October 7: Rock Your School

October 10-14: Fall Break

October 17-21: Starbase Field Trip (5th grade only)

October 18: Report Cards available in the OnCourse portal

October 18: Cook’s Night Out at Johnny’s Pizza on Hwy 80

October 20: Report Cards (printed) sent home

October 21: Celebration of Excellence Assembly

October 24-28: Book Fair

October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week

October 24: Students wear a red shirt with uniform bottoms for Red Ribbon Week

October 27: Pumpkin Light Night (PLN)

October 27: Yearbook Picture Retakes

October 28: Free Dress only for students that brought in a decorated pumpkin for PLN

October 28: Fire Safety Assembly (grades K-2)

October 31: Socktober

Looking Ahead

November 3: Kindergarten goes to Papa Simpson’s Farm

November 11: Veterans Day Parade and Assembly

November 21-25: Thanksgiving Break

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It has been great having visitors back on campus for lunch. Any visitor that comes on campus to eat lunch must be an approved contact for the student in OnCourse. A photo ID must be presented when signing in.

If you need to add a guardian/s, submit a “change request” in OnCourse. If you need assistance, call the office and Mrs. Browning or Mrs. Greene will assist you.

Competitive and Outside Foods

It is against Bossier Parish District regulations to bring outside food service items into the school cafeterias (example: food from fast food or other restaurants). Soft drinks are not allowed except in a thermos. Competitive foods are defined as any food or beverage other than the federal reimbursable breakfast and lunch school meals that are for sale to students on the school campus during the school day.

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National Bullying Prevention Month

October’s National Bullying Prevention Month reminds us that students, parents, teachers, and school administrators all play a role in preventing bullying. At Stockwell Place, we offer a variety of programs to prevent and address bullying throughout the school year. Morning Connection Circles, Second Steps Curriculum, and the Stop! Bully Opera which was presented to all of our students are a few examples of the steps we have taken to prevent and address bullying. As an extension activity, we invite all students to create posters that promote kindness and bullying awareness. These posters will be hung around the school for the month of October.

Impact Aid Cards

Every October 1st, we are required to send home Impact Aid cards which are vital to school system funding. This year, because October 1st falls on a Saturday, these bright pink cards will be sent home with students on Monday, October 3rd. Please follow the instructions on the cards, making sure to sign and date them on October 1, 2022. All cards should be returned to school by Friday, October 7th. Students will earn a TROT point for being responsible if the card is returned by October 7th. We appreciate your assistance with completing and returning these cards.

Rock Your School Day

Rock Your School Day at Stockwell Place will be held on Friday, October 7th. This is a day when teachers transform learning by creating an outside-the-box experience for students. Be sure to ask your child about their day to find out how they rocked their school day!

Celebration of Excellence

At the end of every quarter, we have a Celebration of Excellence Assembly where we celebrate the accomplishments of our students. It is an exciting and fun environment where we play games and recognize student achievement. Students who have been working hard to complete their action steps such as their AR goal are rewarded by being selected to play games. We recognize students who are on the honor roll, made their AR goal, learned all of their letters, etc. We invite all parents to the Celebration of Excellence Assembly that will be held in the gym on Friday, October 21st. The times for each grade level are listed below.

9:00: Kindergarten

9:50: 4th grade

10:40: 1st grade

12:30: 3rd grade

1:20: 2nd grade

2:10: 5th grade

*Additional parking has been reserved across the street at the Fire Training Academy.

"Spooktacular" Book Fair

The "Spooktacular" Book Fair will take place the week of October 24th-28th. There are 3 ways to shop: online, on student's Library enrichment day, and on Pumpkin Light Night on October 27th from 5-8.

Library Enrichment Schedule:

Monday 10/24: Schroeder, Wilburn

Tuesday 10/25: Perry, Chrest, Hanson, C.Hall, Woods, Pilcher

Wednesday 10/26: Steadman, Landry, McIntosh, Richard, Thompson

Thursday 10/27: Thomas, Morgan, Watson, Hamilton, Brown, McGee

Friday 10/28: Hall/Creel, Procell/Farr, Robbins, Redmon/Williams, Barefield/Creel, Murray

*Parents are free to come shop with their students during their Library enrichment time.

Click here for more information about the Book Fair, how to create a digital eWallet for students, and to preview the books at the Book Fair.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be observed during the week of October 24th-28th. The 2022 National Red Ribbon Week Theme is Celebrate Life. Live Drug-Free. The theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!

We will kick off the week by wearing red shirts with uniform bottoms on Monday. October 24th. Students will be given a brag tag to wear on their backpacks that shows that they are proud to be drug and bully-free. During our morning circle time, classes will be discussing the importance of being drug-free and bully-free.


Each night in the United States, an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. This October, we want to show that even a small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless. Students may wear their Halloween costumes on Monday, October 31st if they bring at least one new pack of adult socks. These socks will be donated to a local shelter. Please read the Halloween Costume Guidelines carefully.

Veterans Day

We invite all Veterans and current military service members that are affiliated with a Stockwell student to join us for our Veterans Day Parade and Assembly on November 11th at 1:00. Please be here by 12:30 to check in and line up for the parade. If your student will have a Veteran joining us, complete the Google Form. If the Google Form is not complete by Wednesday, November 9th, your student will not be able to participate in the parade or assembly. More information will be emailed to everyone who signs up to participate in our Veterans Parade and Assembly.

We look forward to honoring all of our Veterans and current service members.

*Additional parking has been reserved across the street at the Fire Training Academy.

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Ways to Stay Connected

OnCourse-Email Updates

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

Over 75% of our parents have signed up for Class Dojo! Thank you for supporting your child and SPE by praising your child for their positive points in Dojo and monitoring any area that may need work. Teachers only record needs work after they have redirected the behavior and it is not corrected.

Please be reminded that teachers will not respond to messages through Class Dojo. Teachers only communicate through their parish email and by telephone. If you need to contact a teacher by email, their email address is

SPE Parents in Action

Our first Parents in Action meeting was held on September 28th and we had a great turnout. We are still seeking volunteers. If you are interested complete the Google Form.

We understand that parents work throughout the day; therefore, the presentation is linked below. Click here to view the upcoming volunteer opportunities discussed at the September meeting. Sign-up sheets to volunteer for these activities will be emailed soon. Make sure you are signed up for our Parents in Action to receive the volunteer opportunity emails. We are so grateful for our volunteers!