Julington Creek Elementary School

  2316 Race Track Road  •  St. Johns, FL 32259  •  (904) 547-7980

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Welcome to Julington Creek Elementary

Upcoming Events
28 Office staff return to JCE
12 Teachers report to schools
12-15 Teacher Pre-Planning
13 after 5pm, Class lists available by student phone numbers on JCE website
15 Annual ”Meet and Greet”:  
  Kindergarten 8:30 – 10:30 and 1st to 5th grades from 12pm to 3:30pm
18 Students Report to Class

Summer News from Mr. Story
The School Grades were announced July 11th and …the Florida Department of Education has once again recognized Julington Creek Elementary with the School Grade of “A”  !  I would like to say congratulations and thank you to, not just or 4th and 5th grades,  but to ALL of our wonderful girls and boys, our involved and supportive parents, and the inspiring teachers and awesome staff of Julington Creek.  We are surrounded by an amazing group of people who all work together to make JCE a great place to grow and learn … and to work.  I am so proud of each of you !

Our big news is a change in Assistant Principal … Mrs. Keaton was asked by Dr. Joyner to join the Administrative Team at Ketterlinus Elementary.  This is an important opportunity for Mrs. Keaton and one she has graciously accepted.    We shared with her, she is one-of-a-kind and will be truly missed by our students, parents, staff, and by me !  We wish her success with her new school.

Please join me in welcoming someone you all know as JCE’s new Assistant Principal,  Mrs. Natalie Gitto. Mrs. Gitto spent the last year with us as Curriculum Recourse Coordinator and has accepted this promotion and new leadership role as Assistant Principal. Mrs. Gitto has done an excellent job during her time at JCE and Liberty Pines Academy and we are excited about her accepting these new responsibilities.

A new addition to JCE this year will be our new Curriculum Resource Coordinator, Mrs. Cindy Leeber. Mrs. Leeber transferred to JCE from a similar position at Landrum Middle School.  Mrs. Leeber’s many experiences and love for students will make her a welcomed addition to our Administrative Team.

JCE Staff changes:
There have been a number of transitions over the summer.  Hopefully you had an opportunity during the last week of school to meet our new Cafeteria Manager, Mrs. Teresa Butrimas. Mrs. Cotton has retired and joining JCE from PV/Rawlings is Mrs. Lori Gallaher. We are also  fortunate to have a second Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Caryn Patterson teaming with Mrs. Ruth Milite to meet the needs of our students.  We will soon begin interviews to replace our Computer Operator, Ms. Kelly Kubala.

Teachers moving on:  To spend time with  new babies are Mrs. Sargent (K), Mrs. Scott (1st), and Mrs. Griffin (3rd). Transferring to schools closer to home are Mr. Arnold (3rd) and Mr. Gurick (5th). Retiring from teaching are Mrs. Woodard (K), Ms. Miglin (4th), and Mrs. Roettger (4th).  Please join me in wishing all of these wonderful teachers much joy and success with their new endeavors !

We would like to welcome two teachers (so far) who are new to JCE: Mr. Gary Davis (Leon Co.), Mrs. Lisa Lewis (Ala. and JCE).  Interviews continue as the number of JCE’s students increases.  We’re excited to have Mrs. KD Bender join us as a paraprofessional this year !

We have only 945 students registered. If your neighbors and friends have not yet registered their children for school, I urge you to encourage them to do so at their earliest opportunity. It is essential that we know how many students are coming and what grades they are in, so we can  hire the correct number of teachers and other personnel.  As you know, our schools are consolidated for the summer, but you can call JCE’s office number 547-7980 to arrange to register children.

Best wishes for a safe and wonderful summer …  see you … soon !

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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 so that she can add you to the distribution list. Please sign up again is you had previously been receiving the emails.

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 sStudents 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 2014-2015
Extended day is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 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
18 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

Learn about St. Johns County School District's new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievemen


Check out our logo and school song Jags LEAD!

Julington Creek is in our eighteenth year of the LEAP Into Summer Reading Program. Click here for details and additonal forms.

4th & 5th  FCAT Report of Scores
Fourth and fifth parents, please send a “self-addressed, stamped envelope” with student name bottom left corner to your child's teacher. We will mail the “Parent / Student Report” to your home this summer !

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

PTO News
Take a moment and read the PTO Flyer from our upcoming PTO.

ESE Parent Advisory Council
The ESE Parent Advisory Council meets twice per year to inform the school district about ways in which we can improve our efforts in serving students with disabilities. All parents are invited to participate. For more information contact the ESE office at 904-547-7712. The next meetings are October 16, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and February 26, 2015 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at 40 Orange Street, 3rd floor auditorium.

Students will have access to iReady math and reading the months of June and July. for the iReady summer reading guidelines soon!iReady usernames and passwords are the same as during the school year. you have any trouble accessing iReady during the summer months please contact Mrs. Motley: Tina.Motley@stjohns.k12.fl.us or or Mrs. Gitto: Natalie.Gitto@stjohns.k12.fl.us

Redirecting Student Behavior
SJCSD will offer a workshop in July on redirecting student behavior.  Download a flyer for more information.

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:higbead@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 to check out informative newsletters just for newcomers, click here. 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 storym@stjohns.k12.fl.us or call 547-7980

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Last Modified: Jul 24, 2014