‘Place Based Heritage Education’ Day in Lake Arthur, LA!

  2009 < > Current month, date, year

 

WHOM:  Pastor, Principal, Teachers, Students, Parents and Grandparents of Rayne Catholic, Rayne, LA., Redemptorist Catholic, Crowley, LA., St. Francis Catholic, Iota, LA, St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic School, Lake Charles, LA, and St. Peter Catholic, Gueydan, LA.

 

WHAT:  “Place Based Heritage Education” experience is designed to heighten the desire to be of service because of a strengthened bond with family heritage, one’s faith and knowledge of one’s community. The myriad of areas covered in the curriculum include: Social Studies, History, Language Arts, Reading, English, Writing, Art, Civics and Citizenship.

 

HOW:  These particular units emphasize two venues of learning:

Group One in the home for one hour and Group Two will be in the public library for one hour… then switch!

 

1)     ‘Heritage Tour’ of an Ancestral Home of Origin built in 1904.

Anna ‘Bernadette’ Monlezun-Pontón, Caretaker of this ‘Heritage Home’ which is co-owned by her eldest and youngest brothers, encapsulates the theme “The Spirituality and Work of Heritage:  Reverencing Those Who Have Gone Before!” Many Special Collections, artifacts and displays are viewed throughout this unique and historical two-story home depicting ‘Heritage Walls and Rooms’ through their paternal and maternal lineages since 1600!

 

2)      “My Piece of History” Public Library across the boulevard from the home.

Renee A. Reina, M.Ed. guides the children through processes of thought (and heart!):

 

Exhibiting a precious object of the past; what can precious things teach us about the past? Why do we keep them and why are they important to us as they grow in meaning over the years?! The children in turn share their artifact from memory discussing its origin, ownership, use and value to the child!

“What is your full name and that of your parents and grandparents?” A Family Tree is begun as the children write their family lineage discovering family names; they thrill to see ‘their’ names repeated as they go ‘up’ the line of their ancestors. Both the parents and children are encouraged to continue their family search by visiting genealogical libraries.

The children are able to apply the lessons they have learned and reviewed at their schools by discussing ‘heritage’ vocabulary: paternal and maternal lineage, artifacts, genealogy, memorabilia, country of origin, ‘the old home place’, ancestry, descendants, legacy, necrology… 

3)     After a class photo in the vintage Red Ford Truck the children (& an adult!) are driven down Main Street to the park for a wonderful picnic on the lake with lots of room to run, safely!

All return to school wholelistically satiated!

 

1.     WHEN:  April, May and November of Every Year! NO FEE! 

 

2.     SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY!

 

3.  THE LESSON PLAN!

 

4.     INVOCATION!

 

5.   LETTER OF APPRECIATION!

 

6.     PRESS RELEASE OF THE FIRST HERITAGE DAY!

 

7.     TO DATE!

1.      St. Francis Catholic Elementary, Iota, LA 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016

2.       St. Peter Catholic Elementary, Gueydan, LA 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, school closed 2017

3.      Rayne Catholic Elementary Student Council, Rayne, LA 2012

4.      Redemptorist Catholic Elementary, Crowley, LA  2012, 2013, 2015

5.      St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Elementary, Lake Charles, LA 2015

01-St. Francis (1)

01 May 2009

18 Students

14 Adults

32

Principal:     

Louis Cramer 

Teacher:

Carmen Pousson

 

02- St. Francis (2)

06 November 2009

18 Students

19 Adults

37

Principal:       

Louis Cramer 

Teacher:

Carmen Pousson

 

     

Total 2009

69

03- St. Peter (1)

07 May 2010

14 Students

13 Adults

27

Principal: 

Rev. Jason Vidrine

Teacher: 

Rebecca Hardee

 

04- St. Francis (3)

12 November 2010

18 Students

06 Adults

24

Principal: 

Cynthia Habetz             

Teacher: 

Alicia Richard

 

     

Total 2010

51

05- St. Peter (2)

06 May 2011

16 Students

07 Adults

23

Principal:  

Rev. Jason Vidrine

Teachers: 

Rebecca Hardee & Kayla Duhon

 

     

Total 2011

23

06- Rayne (1)

30 March 2012

23 Students

12 Adults

35

Principal:       

Fred Menard

Teacher

Margaret Doucet

 

07- St. Peter (3)

04 May 2012

20 Students

10 Adults

30

Principal:

Rev. Jason Vidrine

Teachers:

Rebecca Hardee & Barbara Hedge

 

08- Redemptorist (1)

12 October 2012

20

Students

09 Adults

29

Principal: 

Louis Cramer

Teacher:

Donna Joan Leonards-Sarver

 
     

Total 2012

94

09- St. Francis (4)

 01March 2013

16

Students

05

Adults

21

Principal:

Cindy D. Habetz

Teacher:

Brittany Moore

 

10- St. Peter (4)

03 May 2013

08

Students

04

Adults

12

Principal:

Rev. Jason Vidrine

Teacher:

Vicki Tiedeman

 

11- Redemptorist (2)‘8th Grade LA

History Class!’

08 November 2013

28

Students

10

Adults

38

Principal:

Louis Cramer

Teacher:

Martha Hodge

 
   

 

Total 2013

71

12- St. Peter (5)

09 May 2014

08

Students

12

Adults

20

Acting Principal:

Jodie Dailey

Teacher:

John Minden

 

 

   

Total 2014

TOTAL 2009 -2014      

20

328

13- St. Margaret (1)

‘Young Historians Club’

09 March 2015

22

Students

3

Adults

25

Principal:

Wendy Wicke

Teacher:

Kayla Booth

 
         

14- Redemptorist (3)

23 April 2015

19

Students

10

Adults

29

Principal:

Louis Cramer who is retiring!

We will miss our friend and the first principal to accept our PBHE Day invitation 2009! Thank you and God bless you and yours in your re-firement!

Teacher:

Melissa Guidry

 

15 - St. Peter (6)

06 November 2015

15

Students

13

Adults

28

Principal: 

Carl LeJeune

Teacher:

John Minden

 

‘Heritage Tour’

Presenter

Constance Victoria Monlezun Darbonne

And Reader of ‘The Heritage Prayer’

Her  solo

Tour!

   

 

   

Total 2015

TOTAL 2009-2015

82

410

 

         

16- St. Francis (5)

04 March 2016

18

Sudents:

7

Adults:

25

Principal: 

Michael Darbonne

Teacher:

Carmen Pousson

 
         

17- St. Peter (7)

04 November 2016

06

Students

03

Adults  

09

Principal:

Elizabeth Gremillion

Teacher:

John Minden

 

 

THIS PRECIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED MAY 2017/GOD BLESS THEM ALL!

Total ~ 149 students/adults on AAvenue!

 

Total 2016

TOTAL 2009-

2016

34

444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOD OF OUR ANCESTORS, HELP US CLING TO YOU! 

 

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Enjoy!