Mrs. Drake's Classroom

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Dear Parents and Students, 

Welcome to our Class! I am excited to be working with you and your child at New Orleans Adventist Academy. Please click on my photo for more information about our awesome class.


School begins at 8:30 am.  Students need to arrive before school begins. Parents should drop off students at the front entrance, saying any “good-bye’s” there.  This helps the child develop independence and an understanding that school is their job and their classroom duties (putting away their book bags, putting up their homework folders, class work, etc).                                               


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, school is dismissed at 3:30 pm. Friday we will dismiss early at 1:30 pm.  All students will be dismissed in an orderly fashion.  The children will be dropped off and picked up at the front door. The students should be dropped off before 8:30 a.m. In the afternoons, the students should be picked up at 3:30 p.m.  Children will only be released to those persons designated on their car pool list in the office.

Homework Folders

Homework will be assigned once a week unless students need daily extra practice. Homework will be given out on Mondays and turned in on Friday’s (unless otherwise indicated). Students may be given additional online assignments during the week as needed.  Spelling words will be sent home at the beginning of the week. Book journals/book buddies will be given occasionally and will be given at the beginning of the week and will be due at the end of the week. Please become familiar with the following educational websites: 

2. Reading A-Z/Raz Kids

3. Google Classroom

4. Brain Pop


6. Classdojo. com




*Parents will be given guidance and directions on how to  navigate through these websites. 

Friday Folders

Friday Folders will be sent home every Friday with completed class work your child completed during the week at school. Please return the Friday Folder on the following Monday (empty for the new week.

Discipline Methods

In our class we use the Stop and Go Method. Green – Good Day, Yellow – the behavior is slipping, and Red – Stop the behavior. When a student has received a red card then he/she will have to miss ten minutes of their recess time. If the behavior is not better the student will be referred to the Principal’s office.

Supply List

Mrs. Drake’s Class expect you to bring daily the following:


Pencil Box (scissors, pencils, crayoned, glue sticks, and markers) is to stay in classroom. 

Change of clothes (Complete with underwear and socks. These items should be placed in a  Ziploc freezer bag) brought the first day of school.

Lunch (unless we have special events)

Paint smock

Grades 1-4

Pencil box



5 folders

Glue sticks

Colored pencils



2 notebooks


Thank you for entrusting your child to me and the New Orleans Adventist Academy Staff. I will do my best to make your child’s day a great one. We will explore together and learn many things. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me here at the school at: 504-240-2227.



Mrs. Carla Drake