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

2009 < > Current 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 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 from 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 off to a wonderful picnic in the

park 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. WHOM!

3.SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY!

4. THE LESSON PLAN!

 

5. INVOCATION!

 

6. LETTER OF APPRECIATION!

 

 

7) PRESS RELEASE OF THE FIRST HERITAGE DAY!

 

 

8. TO DATE!

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

2. St. Peter Elementary Gueydan, LA 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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 May 2009
18 Students
14 Adults
32

Principal:

Louis Cramer

Teacher:

Carmen Pousson

06 November 2009
18 Students
19 Adults
37

Principal:

Louis Cramer

Teacher:

Carmen Pousson

      Total for 2009 69
07 May 2010
14 Students
13 Adults
27

Principal:

Rev. Jason Vidrine

Teacher:

Rebecca Hardee

 
12 November 2010
18 Students
6 Adults

24

Principal:

Cynthia  Habetz

Teacher:

Alicia Richard

 
      Total for 2010 51
06 May 2011
16 Students
07 Adults
23

Principal:

Rev. Jason Vidrine

Teachers:

Rebecca Hardee & Kayla Duhon

 
      Total for 2011 23
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 for 2012

94
09- St. Francis (4) 01 March 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:

Vickie Tiedeman

11-Redemptorist (2)

Eighth grade ‘Louisiana 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      
328

14. St. Margaret (1)

‘Young Historians Club!’
March 2015

22

Students

3

Adults

25
Principal: Wendy Wicke Teacher: Kayla Booth  

13- Redemptorist

(3)
23 April 2015 19 Students 10 Adults 29
Principal:

Louis Cramer

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 re-firement!

 

Teacher: Melissa Guidry  

15 - St. Peter (6)

November 2015 15 students 13 Adults 28
Principal:  Carl Lejeune Teacher

John Minden

Patrice LeCombe

 

‘Heritage Tour’

Presenter

Constance Victoria Monlezun Darbonne

And Reader of ‘The Heritage Prayer’

Her  solo

Tour!
   
     

Total 2015

 

TOTAL 2009-2015

82

 

410

16-Redemptorist (4)

April  2016 Students Adults  

Principal:

Cindy D. Habetz Teacher: Melissa Guidry  

 

        

GOD OF MY ANCESTORS, HELP ME TO CLING TO YOU!  

Website:  leadkindlylight.net < > Heritage and Archival Special Collections < > Arthur Avenue Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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