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Upcoming Events

August
23 3rd Grade Curriculum Night 6:30 pm
25 4th Grade Curriculum Night 6:30 pm
30 1st Grade Curriculum Night 6:30 pm

September
1 Boy Scout Round-Up 6:30 pm
1 SAC Meeting 3:30 Media Center
5 Labor Day – Student/Teacher Holiday
6 2nd Grade Curriculum Night 6:30 pm
9 Back to School Bingo & Pizza Night 6:30 pm
12 Interims Issued
13 SAC Meeting 3:30 pm
14 Book Fair Begins
19 Book Fair Parent Night
19 PTO General Meeting 6:00 pm


SSYRA Books
Did your family purchase any of the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) books over the summer? If you did and your children are finished reading them, the media center would be delighted to accept them as a donation to our collection. You can drop them off at the front office or in the media center.


Back to School Bingo and Pizza Night
Save the Date! Friday September 9th 6:30-8pm in the cafeteria. This event is sponsored by the PTO.  If you are interested in helping please contact Sue Williams: cravenwilliams@comcast.net.  We hope to see you there!


Notes from the cafeteria
Meal prices: Breakfast $1.25, Lunch  $2.70
A la carte has already started. If a student’s lunch account balance is below $0 they are only allowed to purchase a lunch with no extras.  If you would like to keep track of your student’s account please sign into paypams.com. This is a way to be notified when the account runs low and to see details of what your student is buying.  You may add money to your student’s lunch account by sending in cash or a check to your student’s teacher, or you may use a credit card via paypams.com.  Please make sure that any cash or check payments are clearly marked with the student’s name.  If you placed a restriction on your student(s) account last year, it will stay on the account until you notify the cafeteria manager. If you would like to place a restriction on your student’s account you may send in a note to your student’s teacher, or email the cafeteria manager at Teresa.A.Spengler-Butrimas@stjohns.k12.fl.us.


eSchoolPlus Home Access Center (HAC)
For online access to a student’s grades, parents need to complete the form and return it to our front office staff. Once returned, access information will be given to your child within three school days. Learn more about eSchoolPlus and Home Access Center (HAC). Here is the link for the Student Info Update Form. You can also check the district site for more information. Mrs. Karl is available here at JCE to help answer any questions.


Year-at-a-Glance
Ever wonder what your child is studying? Take a look at the district Year-at-a-Glance documents. Parents can use these to know what teachers are teaching, plus they also provide additional resources, tutorials and videos.


Transportation Policy
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.

** Due to limited capacity we cannot issue guest bus passes. Students may only ride the school bus that they are zoned for. You may view the list of bus routes by visiting http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/transportation/routes/


Dress Code Reminders
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.


Extended Day Open Enrollment 2016-2017
Extended day is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 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.




Parents and JCE Community Supporters Invited
Please join us this Thursday, September 1st at 3:30 for SAC in the Media Center to hear the proposed 2016-17 School Improvement Plan. We welcome your input and comments on our SIP goals.


LEE Spanish Class
LEE Spanish classes start on August 22nd and will run on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Download an application form.


Volunteers Needed
Adult volunteers are needed for the upcoming student health screenings on September 27th and 28th from 8:45—12:00.  Please see the sign up sheet by the sign-in computer in the front office if you are able to help.  Mrs. Jones is also looking for a few parents to help from 8:15-9:00 in the media center. Please stop by the media center if you would like to help.


Out of Zone Hardship Information
Please review this letter with information about Out of Zone Hardship.  Both applications and the directions for the process can be found on our district website at: http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/depts/os/schoolserv/transfers.


Newsletter Notice
Newsletters will be sent out via email monthly. Be sure to check this JCE website often for important information, calendar dates, and the resource schedule!


JCE Policies for Arrival and Dismissal

  • If your student is not in the building by 8:30 a.m. they are considered tardy and will need to be walked into the front office by a parent.
  • Encourage your student to get out of or into the car as quickly as possible.
  • Pull all the way forward so that as many cars as possible can be unloaded/loaded at one time.
  • Cell Phone usage is never allowed in the student drop off and pick up lines!
  • Students should not be exiting their car before 8:00 am. There is no supervision for students before that time.
  • Only cars dropping off extended day and safety patrol students should pull in front of the school before 8:00 am.
  • In the afternoon please keep the yellow sign, with your student’s name written in large, black marker, in the window until your student is in the car.

JCE Box Top Challenge – CLIP – BAG – TAG
It’s Box Top contest time and this year it’s better and easier than ever. Now every JCE student in your family gets credit for the Box Tops (no expired ones please) you turn in. Also, not only will the classroom with the most collected win a prize every quarter,  but at the end of the year the top family will as well. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

1. CLIP– Clip your Box Tops.
2. BAG– Collect them in a bag.
3. TAG– Label the bag with your family’s last name, student(s)’ first name(s)’, teacher(s)’ name(s), and send them in.


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


School Times for 2016-2017
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 call 547-7980 for help.


District Documents