"A great place to live and learn!"

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome children and parents to the 2017 – 2018 school year at Mandeville Elementary School. We hope your summer has been filled with making memories, relaxing with family, and participating in fun learning opportunities available in our community.

Our theme is “Here We Grow”.  All year, we will be discussing the growth mindset and learning how to celebrate our strengths and allow our challenges to help us continue to grow. Our theme can be seen throughout the halls, as teachers have decorated their rooms accordingly. As the year continues, our children will add their creative touches and learn every day at MES. Together, we will work as a team to foster our students’ success.

If you are new to our school family you may hear your children speaking of the FISH philosophy. We practice the FISH philosophy daily at Mandeville Elementary School.  Every member of our school family strives to be there for one another, to make one another’s day, to choose a great attitude, and have lots of fun as we learn together. This makes MES a great place to live and learn.

As you walk the halls of MES, you will notice many hard working volunteers at Mandeville Elementary School.  Their commitment helps our school continue to be the best it can be. Your hard work has been, and continues to be, essential to the success of our school. We welcome all of you to participate fully in your child’s education. Our PTA will be sending home packets of information, including ways you can be involved. The children love to see you around, and they recognize the importance of school as they see your great efforts at work.  Thank you for all you have done and will do for our children. We are fortunate to have you belong to our MES family. 

Our children learn best with consistency and routine in place. Please be sure to have them come to school each day and arrive on time. Please read our attendance guidelines in the Student Handbook found online for the current rules and procedures regarding absences.

For the safety of all children, please let us know in writing if your child’s typical mode of transportation home changes for a day. If your child regularly rides a bus, we will put him/her on the bus unless we have a note from you. The same holds true for after care and car line. Thanks for your help with this matter.

Please note our carline procedures for Pre K and regular carline. We have distributed maps, and you can check our website for important information on the procedures. We appreciate your cooperation with helping our students safely arrive to school each day.

We have an open door policy at MES. Parents are the first teachers for our children. When parents, teachers, and administrators work together, our kids thrive! Our goal is to help all children succeed and reach their potential. Please feel free to call or email us with any suggestions at any time. The office number is 985-626-3950. All of our email addresses are on the website. We look forward to hearing from you and joining hands as we watch our children grow and learn.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful children with us! It is our honor and privilege to work with each of you and your children. Thank you for your continued support and willingness to work together to ensure your child is safe, happy, and learning at high levels with our Mandeville Elementary family.

Yours in education,

Chantelle O. Smith

Principal, Mandeville Elementary School              



Mandeville Elementary School
519 Massena Street
Mandeville, Louisiana 70448
985-626-3950(Telephone) | 985674-0886(FAX)

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