May 24 Last Day of School for Students – Early Release Wednesday
Welcome to our New Principal Jeanette Murphy
Dear Julington Creek Families,
My name is Jeanette Murphy and I am honored to have been asked to serve as the new principal at Julington Creek Elementary School. When I met with the staff this morning, it immediately brought tears to my eyes. I was so warmly welcomed by so many familiar faces. These were the same teachers that taught my own children, the same staff that welcomed every parent each morning, and the same caring individuals that held our hands when we dropped off our kindergarten students for the first time.
Fourteen years ago, my husband and I decided to relocate to beautiful St. Johns County from Miami where I grew up. We immediately fell in love with this community and began raising kids. Both my children attended Julington Creek Elementary School until a recent move to a nearby neighborhood. JCE has been the center of our lives for many years from attending numerous holiday presentations, art shows, fundraising activities, book fairs, etc…. Our family calendar was always full with JCE events. I am so fortunate and humbled to have the opportunity to reunite with such a compassionate faculty and staff that truly love “our” children and with a community that I have very strong ties to.
As an educator, I have taught and have been a school administrator in both elementary and middle school levels for over 20 years. I have loved every single day and every experience. I am here to serve our families, teachers and most importantly our students. My promise to you is that I will continue to grow the strong values that JCE is known for, make the best decisions for our students, and maintain a high level of community involvement.
I am excited to be joining the Julington Creek family. I look forward to getting to know each one of you. Please do not hesitate to come by and say hello. I wish you a wonderful and restful summer.
Parents of Rising 6th Graders:
Starting with the 2017-18 school year, all rising 6th and 9th graders will be required to verify/update their residency by providing: 1. Mortgage Statement/Property Deed or Lease/Rental Agreement with expiration date and student names listed, 2. Current utility bill, 3. One other bill or statement and 4. (if applicable) Homeowner’s Acknowledgment and Residency Affidavit
Social Studies Textbook Adoption Download the flyer to see which books have been adopted.
Notes from the cafeteria Meal prices: Breakfast $1.25, Lunch $2.70
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. 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 [email protected].
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.
Extended Day Open Enrollment 2017-2018 Extended day is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Contact the Extended Day Coordinator, Jennifer Frascello, 547-7983 or [email protected]. 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
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.
Empowering Excellence in Educators Learn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.
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.
Technology Recycling Do you have used ink cartridges? Old cell phones or cracked iPad’s? You can donate it all to Julington Creek’s Technology Department to earn money for our school. It is so easy… Just drop it off in JCE’s front office or have your child take the items to the Technology Lab.
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!
School Visitors Please be prepared to show a picture ID when coming on school grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.
School Hours 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 [email protected] Last minute changes are discouraged as they often confuse the student.
New to Julington Creek Elementary? Maria Chrissovergis, New Family Liaison, can help you with questions or concerns. Visit our Welcome page for more information and be sure to check out our informative newsletters just for newcomers. Thank you!
Checking Your Student Out Before The End Of The Day Send a note or email to your student’s teacher and the front office letting them know your child will be leaving school before the end of the day. Come into the front office to sign out your child and show your identification. Early checkouts 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 policies are necessary to facilitate the safe dismissal of our students.
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.
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.