Welcome to Julington Creek Elementary

Upcoming Events
12 Interims Issued
15/16 No School
19 5th Grade Memories Due
19 PTO Family Dance 6:30 pm—8:30 pm
25 PTO Family Night at Firehouse Subs

1 FSA Writes—4th/5th grades
8 SAC Meeting 3:15 pm

10 ‘16-’17 Kindergarten Registration 1-5
10/11 Spring Pictures
11 Family Fun Pasta Night 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
12 Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day Prizes Needed
Family Fun Day is fast approaching. Prizes are needed. We are collecting prizes to be used for our games. If you have any gently used toys, happy meal toys, party favors, etc. please send them in to school. There will be a bin in the front office. Thank you.

5th Grade Parents
Julington Creek would like to offer you the opportunity to congratulate your child with a personalized message in the “5th Grade Memories” section of the yearbook. Download the order form.

Valentine Candy Grams
Valentine candy grams are now on sale by our Relay for Life team.  For $1.00 you can send a special message to a friend here at school.  Download the order form!  Orders will be accepted till February 12th and will be delivered that Friday.

JCE Family Night at Firehouse Subs
Come support JCE at Firehouse Subs on Thursday, February 25th from 5-9pm.  If you bring a paper copy or show a digital copy ofthis flyer when you order 20% of the proceed will go to JCE.

Kindergarten Pre-registration
The countywide Kindergarten Pre-registration schedule for the 2016-2017 school year is as follows:
Tuesday, February 2     9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 10      1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 8               9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday, May  9            1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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.

“Let It Glow” School Dance
PTO invites you to “Let It Glow” Dance on Friday, February 19th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.  Tickets are now on sale for $5/students. Download an order form! Adult supervision is mandatory and adults are free.  Wear your brightest neon and come dance the night away!  Cookies, drinks & crafts will be provided. If you are willing to help out and volunteer, please sign up here.

2015-16 Needs Assessment Survey
Click here to complete the 2015-16 Needs Assessment Survey.  Please complete one survey for each child attending JCE.

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.

PTO Executive Board
Learn more about JCE and the 2016-2017 Executive Board openings at our next PTO meeting! Don’t miss our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 2:30pm in the media center. Enjoy Starbucks coffee and make new friends as we plan ahead for the rest of the year. Learn about open 2016-2017 PTO Executive Board and Chairperson Positions. Children are welcome. In-stock JCE Spirit Wear will be on sale for $5-$10 after the meeting!

Jump Rope Club
Jump Rope Club will be starting at February 10th and run through April.  It is open to all 1st – 5th graders.  It will be on Wednesday mornings at 7:50 in the amphitheater.  A Jump Rope Permission form must be filled out and turned in to Coach Petrick in order to participate.

Attention All 5th Graders!
Are you interested in the performing or visual arts? Then, come audition at R.J. Murray Middle School for the Center of the Arts Academy! The online application will be open from Jan. 21 - Feb. 8.
Find out more and apply!

Yearbooks are on Sale
Yearbooks are on sale. You can preorder a yearbook using the flyer that was sent home, or you can download an order form on this page. Orders need to be mailed directly to Leonards in the self-addressed envelope that was sent home with the flyer. You can also order online at: www.leonards.com/yearbooks. Then enter our order number: 33650. Books are $22 and go up to $25 on March 1st. Contact Mrs. Jones in the computer lab if you have any questions.

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