Welcome to Julington Creek Elementary

Upcoming Events
29 Character Counts K-2 9:15 & 3-5 1:30
1 5th Grade EOY Celebration
3 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 6:30-7:30
       at Fruit Cove Middle School
4 Last Day for Students Dismissal 1:50pm
4 Report Cards

Yearbooks are NOW on sale.
Yearbooks have arrived and have been distributed to the teachers. They are on sale now for $25 cash or check made out to JCE.

Clinic News
All medications must be picked up by June 5th from the school clinic. A parent must sign the medications out from the clinic.  All medications left after June 5 will be discarded per the St. Johns County School District Policy.  If you have any questions please contact Nurse North at 547-7989.  Medication Pick Up Letter

Jaguar Café News
The end of the year is quickly approaching. Lunch accounts need to be debt free by year end. Any money owed on lunch accounts must be paid off by the last day of school, June 4, 2015. Lunch balances and or debts will carry over to the following school year. If your child transfers to another St. John county school their lunch money will automatically transfer over as well. As of May 18 NO ONE will be permitted to go in debt on their lunch accounts. For those that do not have sufficient funds in their accounts to pay for a lunch in full, will be provided with a cheese sandwich and a milk. Any questions you may contact Teresa Butrimas at 547-7975.

Transportation Policy
Our “new” transportation policy took effect  February 2, 2015. All transportation changes must be received, in writing by 1:00 p.m. Early checkouts changes must be completed by 2:15 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Early checkouts must be completed by 1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. These changes are necessary to facilitate the safe dismissal of our students.

Dress Code Reminders
As we enter the time of year when the temperature can vary greatly from morning to afternoon, please keep the following in mind:
• Hats, sunglasses, etc. must be taken off and put away upon arrival (except in case of medical necessity or special events authorized by administration)
• Shoes must be safe and appropriate and must have a back – no flip-flops, etc.
• No tank tops, spaghetti straps, or shirts/dresses that are cut out at midriff.
• Clothing must be free of logos or sayings with profanity, violence, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco or anything that would be disruptive to the learning environment.
• Skirts and shorts must be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee. Leggings are permitted to be worn under a skirt or long sweater/skirt.
• Hair should be a natural color and styled in a way that is not distracting.
• No excessive make-up.

Sign up for District News
Beverly Slough, District 1 representative to the St. Johns County School Board, writes periodic updates for parents and others concerning school district matters. If you would like to receive the updates, please email her at Beverly.Slough@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

eSchoolPlus Home Access Center (HAC)
Home Access Center (HAC) allows parents to view their child’s educational information via a secure, password protected website. All schools in grades 3-12 are participating in HAC. Follow this link for district information. Please remember that K – 2nd grade teachers and students DO NOT use HAC. All RETURNING 4th and 5th students HAVE THE SAME HAC ID and password as they did last year. If they have forgotten they can use the reset tool. All NEW 4-5th grade students are able to register online for HAC using the email that was provided during registration. It is not necessary to come into the school with ID unless a parent is trying to CHANGE an email on file.

Extended Day Open Enrollment 2015-2016
Extended day is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Contact the Extended Day Coordinator, Jennifer Frascello, 547-7983 or frascej@stjohns.k12.fl.us. Visit the Extended Day page for more information.

Extended Day Pre-Pay Punch Cards
 Eighteen Fun Filled Visits for $360.00 – only one card needed per family – no registration fees – no commitment – includes snack, drink, and Extended Day scheduled activities. 24 hour reservation required. Available For Purchase Today! Call: 547-7983

15C75B2D-0118C716Empowering Excellence in Educators
Learn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.

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Please Welcome Julington Creek’s New Principal, Mrs. Allison Olson
Read her message to our JCE families.

What can you do to help your child this summer?
Study Island will be available to use. Parents, your child’s current Study Island Username and Passwords will remain the same over the summer. We will not start district uploads with 2015-2016 data until August. Check the two documents below for more information.

Last Day News
If your student will not be at school on the last day, please be sure to collect all of their things before that time, as they cannot be left over the summer. Also, please make arrangements with your student’s teacher to collect their report card as those will be sent home on the last day of school.

JCE and District Plans For the Summer
JCE will not move to Creekside this summer for consolidation.  Because the summer recess is so short, schools will remain on their home campus.   Only the Administrative office will be open at JCE on Monday to Friday from 7:30 until 3:30.  Students report to schools on Monday, August 10.

Rising 6th Graders at FCMS
May 28th Rising 6th Grade Parent Night 6pm FCMS Auditorium
Passages & Journeys Information (summer transition program week of July 27th) coming home soon
Please visit our website for more information and sign up for our Frequent Flyer through our website.

Summer Band Camp
Current 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who want to get a head start in JCE’s “Jammin Jaguar Band” or middle school band can take part in “Mr. Izzy’s 12th Annual Summer Band Camp” at Fruit Cove Middle School this summer! Those who already have experience may sign-up for his Advanced Band instead. If you would like a flier, please see Mrs. Isabelle or contact Mr. Isabelle at: don.isabelle@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-16.
We encourage all families to register early so that we can properly plan for the following year.  If you know of any children coming to kindergarten next year, please encourage their families to register early. Download the registration packet for Kindergarteners entering in the 2015-2016 school year

ESE Parent Survey
All parents of children with disabilities and a current IEP (PK to 12th grade) are invited to participate in this survey. The survey is opened from February 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015. Please visit www.ESEsurvey.com to complete the survey.

Calendar 2015-2016
Please take some time to review the District Calendar for the 2015-16, next school year. There is a significant change! We will start the new school year earlier, but will also end earlier. Please note, it will impact us in creating a shorter break this summer. The start date will be August 10, 2015. School will end for students on May 26, 2016. We want to keep you informed so you can plan your summer vacation accordingly.

JCE Box Top Challenge
Can you get your “Paws” on 25 Box Tops? Show your Jaguar Pride and tape or glue one box top to each Paw Print on this form. Collect them over the summer and give them to your new teacher when you return to school.
Type To Learn 4
Our district licensing provides the opportunity to download and install Type To Learn 4 at home for continued keyboarding practice. Here are the directions you will need to acquire the FREE software. This is the same application used at school.  Please contact Mrs. Jones if you have any questions.

School Visitors
Please be prepared to show a picture ID when coming on school grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.

School Times for 2014-2015
Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri: 8:30am – 2:50pm
Wed and Early Release: 8:30am – 1:50pm

Campus/Classroom Visitors
All visitors to the school during school hours must be cleared as a volunteer. It is a district-wide policy that each person coming to the school during school hours be cleared as a volunteer prior to being admitted. This includes coming to school to have lunch with a child, attending a field trip, or for a teacher conference.

Please Note Transportation Changes
Parents, if it is necessary to change your student’s transportation during school, please fax (547-7985) a note prior to 2:15 pm (1:15 pm on Wednesdays) or you can send an email to Debbie.Higbea@stjohns.k12.fl.us Last minute changes are discouraged as they often confuse the student.

New to Julington Creek Elementary?
Kelly Thompson, New Family Liaison, can help you with questions or concerns. To contact Mrs. Thompson or check out our informative newsletters just for newcomers. Thank you!

Do you need assistance?
If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance to attend meetings or activities at Julington Creek Elementary, please contact Mr. Story at Michael.Story@stjohns.k12.fl.us or call 547-7980

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