Welcome to Julington Creek Elementary

Upcoming Events

29 Student/Teacher Holiday—No School
3 PTO Meeting 3:30 pm
6 Goodwill “Bag It Up” Event
9 ‘16-’17 Kindergarten Registration 1-5
10 SAC Meeting 3:15 pm
11 Volunteer Brunch
12-20 Spring Book Fair
13 Mrs. Jones’ Typing Contest 8:30am
17 Book Fair Family Night

FSA Testing Schedule
Third Grade:
DE Test D Window: May 2-May 19 (computer based)
Resource Test: May 20 (computer based)

Fourth Grade:
DE Test D Window: May 2-May 19 (computer based)
Resource Test: May 20 (computer based)

Fifth Grade:  
FSA SCIENCE:  May 3 & May 4 (paper based)
Resource Test: May 20 (computer based)

K-1st Grades: DE Test D Window: May 2-May 19 (computer based)

2nd Grade: DE Test D Window: May 2-May 19 (computer based)

Resource Test: May 20 (computer based)

Additional makeup days for FSA Testing:
April 27th – 28th:  5th grade FSA Math and ELA Make up
May 5th – 6th: 5th grade FSA Science Make up

Variety Show
Tryout forms are no longer being accepted.  Tryouts are on Thursday, April 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the stage. A parent MUST be present for all who tryout! Only ONE form is needed for each act! Good Luck!

Kindergarten Pre-registration
The countywide Kindergarten Pre-registration schedule for the 2016-2017 school year is as follows:
Monday, May  9            1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AR Store Book Donations
As you clean out your closets, please set aside your gently used books for this year’s AR (Accelerated Reader) Store. There is a bin in the front office now to collect them. All levels are needed, however we really are in need of chapter books for grades 3-5. Students who have completed at least one AR quiz will receive one of the books at the AR Store in May.

Assessment Calendar
The 2015-2016 assessment calendar is available for review.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Final Chance to Preorder a Yearbook
The last day to preorder a yearbook online is Friday My 6th.
You can order online at: www.leonards.com/yearbooks. Then enter our order number: 33650. Books are $25 and will be delivered to the classrooms for distribution on Thursday, May 12th. Books will be sold after May 12th for $25. Checks are requested and should be made out to Julington Creek. Contact Mrs. Jones in the computer lab is you have any questions.

Are you leaving Julington Creek?
If your child will be leaving Julington Creek Elementary before the end of the school year, or is in Kindergarten through 4th grade and will not be returning to JCE in the fall, it is vital that you contact Libby Spurgeon, our registrar.  There is important withdrawal paperwork that needs to be completed in order to make your student’s transition to their new school seamless and as easy as possible.  Libby can be reached at Elizabeth.Spurgeon@StJohns.k12.fl.us or by calling the front office at (904) 547-7986. 

Spring Book Fair
The Spring Book Fair will run from May 12-May 20th.  We will need parent volunteers.  Family Night will be Tuesday, May 17th.

PTO Positions Open for Next Year
Our current board has served two terms, so we are looking for new parents to take the lead in the 2016-2017 school year.  The open positions are President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Chairperson, Newsletter Editor, Key Communicator Chairperson and Family Fun Day Co-Chair. If you are interested in learning more about open positions, please email Larissa.prendergast@mac.com. Elections will take place in May.

Out of Zone Hardship Information
Please review this letter with information about Our 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! Thank you for supporting our efforts to GO GREEN!

Relay for Life
The JCE Jammin Jaguars Relay for Life team needs your help! If you are interested in joining our team in the fight against cancer, please contact Steve Belicki @ Stephen.Bielicki@gmail.com, Pam Baird @ Pam.Baird@comcast.net or Cathy Ragusa @ Catherine.Ragusa@stjohns.k12.fl.us

JCE Tardy Policy
1. Parents must escort their child to the main office when tardy for school (after 8:30).
2. Students are considered tardy any time they are not in their classroom ready to learn at 8:30am without a doctor’s note.
3. Parents have until the next day to provide a Professional Health Care Provider note before a tardy is considered unexcused.
4. If a child accumulates more than 10 unexcused tardies during the school year, Administration will request a parent conference to discuss an Attendance Contract.

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.

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

School Times for 2015-2016
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