October 21 PTO Fall Dance 6:30 pm 27 Lions Vision Screening for 5th Graders 28 Report Cards Issued 31 Halloween Parades: K-2nd 9:00, 3rd-5th 10:30 November 1-17 Jaguar Challenge 1 Jaguar Challenge Pep Rally Grades 3-5: 1:15-1:45 Grades K-2: 1:50-2:20 4 Fall Picture Re-Takes 10 PTO/Business Partners Meeting @ Julington Creek Fish Camp 10:30 am 10 SAC Meeting 3:30 pm 10 Jaguar Challenge Friends and Family Run @ 5pm 11 Veterans Day – Student/Teacher Holiday 17 Jaguar Challenge Fun Run K-1: 8:45-10:00 4-5: 10:10-11:15 2-3: 1:00-2:15
Red Ribbon Week Activities
October 24th- October 28th 10/24 – Wear Red to Rally Against Bullying and Drugs 10/25 – Make choices for a bright future – Wear Neon 10/26 – Stomp out bullying and drugs – Wear mismatched shoes and socks 10/27 – Team up against bullying and drugs – Wear favorite team jersey 10/28 – Pledge day – Students will sign pledge to stay drug free.
Sweatshirts are Now on Sale! It’s getting chilly! Order your JCE Sweatshirt and support our PE department. Deadline for pre-ordering is November 4th.
Health/PE Class Students who turn this form in to Coach Petrick after moving for eight days will get a special reward.
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 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.
2016-17 Gifted Parent Advisory Council Meetings The Gifted Parent Advisory Council meets four times per year to inform the school district about ways in which we can improve our efforts in serving our gifted students. Parents of K-12 gifted students from throughout the district are encouraged to come to all of the meetings. Thurs., Nov. 17 – Palencia Elementary
4:30-5:30 p.m.Media Center Thurs., Feb. 23 – Hartley Elementary
5:30-6:30 p.m. Media Center Tues., April 25 – Landrum Middle School
6:30-7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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
Empowering Excellence in Educators Learn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.
Jaguar Challenge is ready to Roar at JCE! We are excited for the return of our popular Fall Fundraiser, The Jaguar Challenge! Get ready to have fun with pledging and fitness! We will launch the event with an in-school pep rally on 11/1. There will be a special surprise goal this year! After the pep rally, ask your students what the reward will be if we reach our $40,000 goal like we did last year! NEW THIS YEAR….JOIN US FOR OUR JAGUAR CHALLENGE FRIENDS AND FAMILY RUN ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH AT 5PM! All students, teachers, staff, friends and family are invited to join us for a one mile run around JCE led by Coach Petrick! Then get ready for the main event of fun laps and an inflatable obstacle course and slide! The FUN RUN will be on Thursday, 11/17. Come out to cheer on your favorite Jaguar and do a victory lap with them at the end! Jaguar Challenge t-shirt given to every student day of event. Here are the times per grade: K-1: 8:45-10:00 4-5: 10:10-11:15 2-3: 1:00-2:15 See this link to learn more about event sponsors and volunteering…http://jcepto.com/uncategorized/2341
ESE Newsletter Please follow this link to view the latest edition of the district’s ESE newsletter, “Parents as Partners.”
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.