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Upcoming Events
October
23 Jaguar Challenge
     K & 1 8:45-10:00
     4 & 5 10:15-11:30
     2 & 3 12:30-1:45
24 Teacher Planning Day Student Holiday
31 Reports Cards
November

3 Leap Assembly
7 Retake Fall Pictures

11 Veterans Day Student/Teacher Holiday
19 Interims Issued
26-28 Thanksgiving Break – Student/Holiday


jag challenge-pledge webClick the image above and pledge your favorite student now!  Jags Shine, Jags Pledge, Jags Lead!

We did it!!  All 50 states had pledges for our challenge.  You will see Mr. Story in the dunking booth at Family Fun Day.  Way to go JCE!

COME OUT TO CHEER ON YOUR FAVORITE JAGUAR! Here are the times for Thursday
• K-1: 8:45-10:00
• 4-5: 10:15-11:30
• 2-3: 12:30-1:45
Make sure your children wear SNEAKERS ON THURSDAY! JAGUAR CHALLENGE SHIRTS WILL BE GIVEN TO THEM THURSDAY MORNING BEFORE THE FUN RUN!


Dress Code Reminders
As we enter the time of year when the temperature can vary greatly from morning to afternoon, 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.


Flu Vaccinations
Healthy Schools will be providing flu vaccinations on October 28th. Download influenza flu information as well as the consent form.


Mighty Milers
The Mighty Milers running club is starting back up on October 13th through December from 7:50-8:15 on Monday and Thursdays. It is for all 1st-5th graders Download the permission form to sign up and for more details.


Discovery Education Proctors Needed!
JCE will need parent volunteers to assist classroom teachers with DE testing again this year during. Please contact Cindy Leeber if you are interested in proctoring grades K-3.  
Assessment Windows November 3 – December 19, February 2 – March 13, and April 13 – May 22
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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.


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

15C75B2D-0118C716Empowering Excellence in Educators
Learn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievemen

Watch all the
JAGUAR CHALLENGE videos!

jag race

 


Red Ribbon/Character Counts/Bullying Prevention Week 

October 27 – Rally in Red Against Bullying and Drugs –
Students wear something red
October 28 – Making Choices for a Bright Future –
Students wear something neon color
October 29 – Stomp out Bullying and Drugs –
Students wear mismatched shoes and socks
October 30 – Team up against Bullying and Drugs –
Students wear their favorite team jersey
October 31 – Pledge Day! Students will pledge to stand up against bullying and be drug free


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.
ASAP Tutors Needed
At the end of October we will begin our ASAP tutoring program (Assisting Students with Academic Performance). Tutors will work weekly with an individual or small group of students that need some extra assistance in any area (teachers will provide all materials for lessons).  If you would like to join the ASAP tutoring team, please sign up in the front office or email Mrs. Milite in Guidance. 

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 is February 19, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at 40 Orange Street, 3rd floor auditorium.

October is Soctober Month
Extended has declared October to be Socktober month. They are collecting new socks to be delivered to the homeless in Jacksonville and St. Johns county.  Consider picking up a pair of new socks next time you are out shopping. Chilly weather will be here soon.

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 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 contact Mr. Story at Michael.Story@stjohns.k12.fl.us or call 547-7980

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