Photo provided by Parkway Partners -- NOCCA’s culinary arts students plant herb starts in their snipping garden under the guidance of Parkway Partners. From left are Maddie Burk, Quentin Jackson and Alyssa Tipton. The herbs will be used in the school’s kitchen. Parkway Partners staff explained the value of fresh, locally grown vegetables and herbs and how these shape their dishes.

CRAWFISH RUMBLE: The St. Ann Men’s Club will hold a Crawfish Rumble from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. There will be all-you-can-eat crawfish, entertainment and a children’s play area, rain or shine. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 10-15, with children 9 and younger admitted free. St. Ann is at 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

SPRING FLING RESCHEDULED: The International School of Louisiana Bunche Campus Spring Fling will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the school at 8101 Simon St., Metairie. The event was rescheduled from May 10 because of weather.

JEFFERSON PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT: Early summer registration for new students entering the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be June 2-6.

New students entering kindergarten are encouraged to register during this early period, though registration for students entering first through 12th grades will still be accepted during this time. Registration must be completed in person and at the assigned school.

The second round of new student registration for kindergarten through 12th grade will occur at schools between July 21 and Aug. 7.

To find out the student’s assigned school, use the school/transportation search tool at

To expedite enrollment, parents should bring the following documents to registration: birth certificate, immunization record, two proofs of residence, the final report card from the previous school year and the transcript from the previous high school attended. Also bring custody papers and visa or passport if applicable.

For information, parents should contact the school directly.

PRESS STREET GARDENS: Parkway Partners is lending its support to the NOCCA Institute’s development of a half-acre schoolyard garden that will be incorporated into the culinary arts program at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

Marguerite Green, garden manager, is working to expand students’ knowledge beyond the classroom so they can understand the source of their ingredients.

“Ultimately, the students will plant, maintain and harvest food that they use in their cooking, teaching them about cooking in-season fresh vegetables and fruit and the benefits of using such fresh produce,” she said.

The NOCCA Institute will begin construction of the garden once permitting is completed and hopes to being planting in early September.

Through its partnership with the NOCCA Institute, Parkway Partners will provide ongoing horticultural guidance and help obtain seeds, tools, volunteers and curriculum materials.

For information about Parkway Partners volunteer opportunities, visit or call (504) 620-2224.

RIDGEWOOD PREPARATORY SCHOOL: In the Louisiana State Literary Rally, Kevin Michot, of Ridgewood Preparatory School, placed third in U.S. history, and Branton Nelson placed third in physics.

Students scoring highest at their grade level in the school’s math incentive program were: Sofia Pineda, kindergarten; Grace Ansardi, first grade; Whitney Nero and Makayla Jayne, second grade; Derek Chen, third grade; and Matthew Quirk, fourth grade.

Students with perfect papers in the school’s spelling incentive program were kindergartners Paige Dean, Derek DeLatte, Logan Gall, Ryker Mahoney, Donovan McElheney, Hazel Mendez, Annabella Nicolosi, Sofia Pineda and Jaiden Tubre; first-graders Faisal Khatib, Isabella Gorrondona, Nicholas Chen and Hayden Denny; second-grader Layne Montgomery; third-graders Zalmay Ahmad, Jenna DeLatte and Vijeya Simma; fourth-grader Leah Munson; fifth-grader Adam Raslan; sixth-graders Davison Drumm and Mateo McGraw; seventh-graders Juliet Flanagan and Song LeJeune; eighth-graders Jean-Luc Dillon-Crawford and Montgomery Drumm; and 12th-graders Sara Gegenheimer and Mercedes Torello.

Ridgewood Preparatory School is at 201 Pasadena Ave. in Metairie. The office phone number is (504) 835-2545.