Upcoming Events February 17 Teacher Inservice Day – No Students 20 Presidents’ Day – School Closed
22 Jump Rope for Heart
28 FSA Writes for 4th and 5th GradesMarch 6 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm 13-17 Spring Break 20 Teacher Planning Day – No Students 21 Classes Resume 21 SAC Meeting 3:30 pm 24 Kindergarten Registration 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 27 Report Cards Issued 30/31 Spring Individual and Class Pictures April 1 Family Fun Day!!
Jump Rope for Heart Coach Petrick is looking for some parent volunteers to assist with Jump Rope for Heart on February 22nd. Can you swing a rope? Then please join the fun. Contact Coach Petrick if you can help out.
Join Coach Petrick in a 5K Run Let’s do this awesome run as a school and get as many as we can to run the 5k or 1 mile fun run. It benefits the Clarke School for Hearing and several of our students have received services from this school. We would love to give back! After the run, you will be able to enjoy the Kilwins goodies….. YOU JUST CANT BEAT THAT! It takes place March 4th at the St. Johns Town Center. Our team name is JCE Jags. When you register, please sign up under the our team name. It doesn’t matter if you are running the One Mile FUN RUN or the 5k. Use this link register: www.clarkeschools.org/icecreamru
Registration Dates for Kindergarten for 2017-2018 School Year Please see link to forms in upper right corner of this home page.
Friday, March 24: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, April 4: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday, May 15: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Parents of Rising 6th Graders:
Starting with the 2017-18 school year, all rising 6th and 9th graders will be required to verify/update their residency by providing: 1. Mortgage Statement/Property Deed or Lease/Rental Agreement with expiration date and student names listed, 2. Current utility bill, 3. One other bill or statement and 4. (if applicable) Homeowner’s Acknowledgment and Residency Affidavit
Notes from the cafeteria Meal prices: Breakfast $1.25, Lunch $2.70
If a student’s lunch account balance is below $0 they are only allowed to purchase a lunch with no extras. If you would like to keep track of your student’s account please sign into paypams.com. If you would like to place a restriction on your student’s account you may send in a note to your student’s teacher, or email the cafeteria manager at Teresa.A.Spengler-Butrimas@stjohns.k12.fl.us.
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.
2016-17 Gifted Parent Advisory Council Meetings The Gifted Parent Advisory Council meets four times per year to inform the school district about ways in which we can improve our efforts in serving our gifted students. Parents of K-12 gifted students from throughout the district are encouraged to come to all of the meetings. Thurs., Feb. 23 – Hartley Elementary
5:30-6:30 p.m. Media Center Tues., April 25 – Landrum Middle School
6:30-7:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room
Year-at-a-Glance 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.
Extended Day Open Enrollment 2016-2017 Extended day is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Contact the Extended Day Coordinator, Jennifer Frascello, 547-7983 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
JCE Policies for Arrival and Dismissal
If your student is not in the building by 8:30 a.m. they are considered tardy and will need to be walked into the front office by a parent.
Encourage your student to get out of or into the car as quickly as possible.
Pull all the way forward so that as many cars as possible can be unloaded/loaded at one time.
Cell Phone usage is never allowed in the student drop off and pick up lines!
Students should not be exiting their car before 8:00 am. There is no supervision for students before that time.
Only cars dropping off extended day and safety patrol students should pull in front of the school before 8:00 am.
In the afternoon please keep the yellow sign, with your student’s name written in large, black marker, in the window until your student is in the car.
Empowering Excellence in Educators Learn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.
SAC Survey Parents, please tell us what you think! The SAC Parent Survey is open through February 15. Please click on this link to share your thoughts on JCE’s priorities and progress. Thank you.
Proctors are Needed February 28th We are in need of proctors for the Grade 4/5 FSA writing test on Tuesday, February 28th. If you are able to volunteer a few hours in the morning, please contact Mrs. Milite in guidance . Thank you!
Bartram Trail Performing Arts Camp Download the flyer for more details about the Bartram Trail Performing Arts Camp which will be held in June.
JCE Box Top Challenge – CLIP – BAG – TAG It’s Box Top contest time and this year it’s better and easier than ever. Now every JCE student in your family gets credit for the Box Tops (no expired ones please) you turn in. Also, not only will the classroom with the most collected win a prize every quarter, but at the end of the year the top family will as well. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. 1. CLIP– Clip your Box Tops. 2. BAG– Collect them in a bag. 3. TAG– Label the bag with your family’s last name, student(s)’ first name(s)’, teacher(s)’ name(s), and send them in.
Technology Recycling Do you have used ink cartridges? Old cell phones or cracked iPad’s? You can donate it all to Julington Creek’s Technology Department to earn money for our school. It is so easy… Just drop it off in JCE’s front office or have your child take the items to the Technology Lab.
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!
School Visitors Please be prepared to show a picture ID when coming on school grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.
School Times for 2016-2017 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!
Checking Your Student Out Before The End Of The Day Send a note or email to your student’s teacher and the front office letting them know your child will be leaving school before the end of the day. Come into the front office to sign out your child and show your identification. Early checkouts 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 policies are necessary to facilitate the safe dismissal of our students.
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.
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.