Supriya Jindal visits Dutchtown Primary School

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Kindergarten teachers and students at Dutchtown Primary School welcomed a special visitor into their classrooms Oct. 2. First lady Supriya Jindal, wife of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, visited the school to award the recipients of the School Surprise Program.

According to The Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana's Children's website,, the School Surprise Program was created based on input from teachers about how to enhance the classroom environment. Kindergarten classrooms' centers may need books for a reading center, ten frame charts and counters for a math center, or magnets and weather charts for a science center. The Program seeks to provide such hands-on interactive tools that teachers identify as integral to their kindergarten classrooms and their students' success.

The recipients of the School Surprise Program are Birney Malbrough, Kim Du, Tracey Hutchinson, Deirdre Bordelon, Dena Toncrey and Michele Cowan. They each received $1,000 worth of materials and supplies, including books, to enhance or add to their classrooms' centers.