The Bonne Ecole Starlettes Pom Squad is made up of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls. The goal of this dance team is to provide entertainment for school and community events, such as Veteran’s Day, Mardi Gras Parades, BEE Showcase, and more.
Many different skills are practiced and taught during weekly practices. To dance it takes strength, coordination, balance and flexibility. Our dancers are jumping, leaping, and turning each week while becoming stronger and healthier.
Being a part of the Starlettes Pom Squad also helps with memory, self-confidence, and team-building. Each member is responsible to learn and remember many different steps and movements each week. They must work together as a team by helping and encouraging each other. Having the support of friends and teammates gives girls the confidence needed to perform in front of an audience.
WHO: The Energizers Jump Rope Team is open to students in 3rd-6th grade.
WHAT: We are a jump rope team that focuses on practicing tricks, developing routines, and working on our endurance.
WHERE: We are involved in different events at Bonne Ecole & in our community. We will performing at BEE’s Superstar Showcase, a PTA meeting, BEE’s parade, and a Slidell Mardi Gras parade. There may also be other opportunities for us to showcase our tricks & perform for others!
WHY: Our team has a focus on endurance, hard work, and teamwork. We work together to develop & practice jump rope tricks and routines. We know it is important to stay active & learn how to work & perform as a team.
What is the SHINE Club?? It is a club for 3rd-6th Graders with the purpose of Serving, Honoring, Inspiring, Nurturing, and Encouraging others.
What will we do? We will be finding ways to serve others at the school and in the community. We will learn how to honor others with our words and actions. We will be finding ways to inspire & nurture younger students. We will also be seeking ways to encourage classmates, faculty and staff at BEE, our families, and community members.
This year, we will be having SHINE buddies again. This is where we pair up an older student with a younger student as a way to support and encourage that younger student. Some other planned activities are to volunteer at Greenbrier Assisted Living Center, to help with projects around the school, to write cards for the troops, to collect flipflops in the spring for Dr. Lindsey.
"Junior Robostars" Team
This club involves 3rd and 4th grade students working on problem solving tasks with legos.
The Bonne Ecole Elementary choir is made up of hard working 5th and 6th grade students. In choir, students are instructed in proper singing techniques for individual and ensemble singing, music theory, as well as rehearsal and performance etiquette. This group of vocalists will meet on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during their Fine Arts block and specific Wednesday after school rehearsals. These young musicians are passionate about music and choose to express themselves through their voices! This fall, you can hear their beautiful voices at the Veteran's Day Program, and at the Christmas concert!
The St. Tammany Parish Strings Program works with students individually and as a group to teach young string players the fundamental skills they need to learn and grow as musicians. Our string program is based on the Suzuki Method, a teaching system that emphasizes listening skills, daily practice, and most importantly, parental involvement. Dr. Shinichi Suzuki envisioned the parent learning along with the child, creating and environment that motives and inspires student achievement. Millions of children around the world have learned to play and enjoy music through the Suzuki Method, including Bonne Ecole’s string instructor, Joseph Cieslak. Mr. Cieslak will be teaching lessons at Bonne Ecole every Wednesday and Thursday, giving students the opportunity to take a violin or viola lesson once a week for 30 minutes. We are happy to be able to provide this service for our students, because the opportunity to play music is essential to a child’s education. Learning a musical instrument teaches children to think more critically and creatively, making music the ideal supplement to all academic courses.
sCHOOL NEWSPAPER cLUB
The newspaper club will meet every other Tuesday to create a student-driven school newspaper written by 5th and 6th grade students. Staff will assist students with creating articles, editing articles, bringing creative ideas and perspectives to the club, as well as assistance with meeting monthly deadlines.