Bernard Terrace Elementary School hosted La. First Lady Donna Edwards as one of the sites for the Volunteers In Public Schools 'Principal For A Day' program, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Edwards shadowed Principal Demetric Alexander, toured the school, popped in at the cafeteria and helped bury a time capsule to celebrate the school's 90th birthday. There were performances, and students read essays on their hopes for the school, city and state for the time, ten years from now, when the time capsule will be opened. Principal For A Day is VIPS’ initiative designed to increase engagement between local business and community leaders and East Baton Rouge Parish school principals.