Welcome to Julington Creek Elementary School

Upcoming Events
24 Family Fun Night Pasta Dinner 6:30pm
25 Family Fun Day 11-4pm
6 PTO Meeting 9:00am Cafeteria
12 SAC Meeting 3:15pm Media Center
14 Goodwill Bag It Up 7:30am
14-22 Spring Book Fair
19 Parent Night Book Fair 5:00-8:00pm
19 Annual Art Show 6:30-8:30pm

Family Fun Day News
Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 11-4. We need prizes for our games. If you have anything you would like to donate such as small trinkets or happy meal toys, please put them in the bin in the front office.
All class baskets are due Monday, April 20 in the Media Center by 10am. Please be on the lookout for order forms which will be going home shorty.
Also our very popular carnival games, Ring Toss and Cake Walk are in need of Donations. A donation of baked goods and 2 liter soda products are needed for these games. If you would like to donate to this event, please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0D4DA4AD2DAA8-funday or in the front office. Donations may be dropped off in the front office on Thursday, April 23 or Friday, April 24.
We have had a great turnout of middle/high school volunteers for Family Fun Day, but could use some more adult help. Please view this link to learn more about volunteering and donating for this fun event! http://jcepto.com/uncategorized/volunteer-or-donate-for-family-fun-day.c
Any questions you may contact Donna Dumas at DonnaLDumas@yahoo.com

Julington Creek Elementary Parents and Community
As most of you have heard, principal Michael Story will be retiring at the end of this year.  Please take a moment and read his retirement message.

 Variety Show
Any student who is interested in trying out for this year’s Variety Show may get a tryout form from Mrs. Isabelle or from her website at Kathe.Isabelle@stjohns.K12.fl.us. One form per act. Forms are due by May 15. Tryouts are May 19 and the Variety Show is May 29.

Summer Band Camp Current 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who want to get a head start in JCE’s “Jammin Jaguar Band” or middle school band can take part in “Mr. Izzy’s 12th Annual Summer Band Camp” at Fruit Cove Middle School this summer!  Those who already have experience may sign-up for his Advanced Band instead.  If you would like a flier, please see Mrs. Isabelle or contact Mr. Isabelle at: don.isabelle@stjohns.k12.fl.us

Transportation Policy
Our “new” transportation policy took effect  February 2, 2015. 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.

School Books Needed for the AR Store
As you clean out your closets, set aside all your gently used books for this year’s AR Store. We will have a bin in the front office to collect them. All levels needed.

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.

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

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 students 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 achievement.

Family Fun Day Forms
All forms are due by Wednesday, April 22nd.

Download a FFD Flyer and Order Form

FSA Testing

Planning ahead for 5th grade students:
  • FSA (new FCAT) assessments for 5th grade: 5th grade FSA reading and math are computer-based assessments. Students will cycle through two sessions of math the week of April 13th-17th and two sessions of reading the week April 20th-24th. All 5th graders will take the paper-based Science FCAT on April 29th and 30th. For more details regarding testing please check out the new Assessment calendar of our website.
  • Recently the Curriculum Services Department held parent nights at some of your schools on Helping Your Child Succeed on the FSA. We have made these resources available on the homepage of the district’s website www.stjohns.k12.fl.us, which also includes a video from one of the presentations.

SSYRA Voting and Battle of the Books Informaton
Parents of 3rd-5th graders, please review the flyer from Mrs. Gallaher that has an overview of SSYRA voting and Battle of the Books information.

Early Kindergarten Registration for 2015-16.
Friday, May 8th – 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
We encourage all families to register early so that we can properly plan for the following year.  If you know of any children coming to kindergarten next year, please encourage their families to register early. Download the registration packet for Kindergarteners entering in the 2015-2016 school year

ESE Parent Survey
All parents of children with disabilities and a current IEP (PK to 12th grade) are invited to participate in this survey. The survey is opened from February 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015. Please visit www.ESEsurvey.com to complete the survey.

Calendar 2015-2016
Please take some time to review the District Calendar for the 2015-16, next school year. There is a significant change! We will start the new school year earlier, but will also end earlier. Please note, it will impact us in creating a shorter break this summer. The start date will be August 10, 2015. School will end for students on May 26, 2016. We want to keep you informed so you can plan your summer vacation accordingly.

Yearbooks are now on sale.
You can order online at: www.leonards.com/yearbooks. Then enter our order number: 32178.  You can also download an order form on this page. Please DO NOT send the order form to school, MAIL IT TO LEONARDS. Books are $25. Contact Mrs. Jones in the computer lab if you have any questions.

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.
Type To Learn 4
Our district licensing provides the opportunity to download and install Type To Learn 4 at home for continued keyboarding practice. Here are the directions you will need to acquire the FREE software. This is the same application used at school.  Please contact Mrs. Jones if you have any questions.

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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