Social Studies Review The St. Johns County School District will hold a parent review of the final social studies resource/textbook selections currently up for adoption on Monday, January 30, in the auditorium of the Fullerwood Center (10 Hildreth Drve, St. Augustine 32084) from 4-6 pm. Student materials will be available for examination, including access to computer hardware and software as required. Cards may be filled out with questions and feedback on the materials. St. Johns County School District staff will be available for support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Empowering Excellence in Educators Learn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.
Literacy Week – January 23-27 Author Jane Woodwill speak with several 2nd – 5th grade classes on Monday. She has written five chapter books in a series. Voices in St. Augustine is a mystery in the Nation’s Oldest City. Adventures on Amelia Island: A Pirate, A Princess, and Buried Treasure takes place during the annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival on Amelia Island. Trouble on the St. Johns River has an environmental theme. In Ghosts on the Coast: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country the main characters visit three historic southern towns, cities rich in history… and ghost stories! Her newest book, Lost in Boston, takes young readers to several historic landmarks in Boston, teaching them about our nation’s early beginnings. Book Order Form
Author Linda Smigajwill speak to some of our K & 1st grade classes on Monday and Tuesday. She will discuss the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 from a unique perspective — that of a fly on the wall who traveled with the 132 passengers and sailors, and then recorded her observations in a journal. That journal was discovered by Professor Beatrice Fuddy-Duddy who will share the fly’s observations about the conditions and events that occurred during that dangerous journey. This book is the first in a series for young readers 7-10. Book Order Form
Award-winning author Dianne.S. Venettawill visit on Tuesday morning with some 2nd – 5th grade classes. She brings the world of organic gardening alive for children in her brand new series of chapter books for elementary-aged readers, Wild Tales & Garden Thrills. Each book includes vocabulary words, fresh recipes & organic gardening lessons in the back. Coloring books for the younger set are also available. Book Order Form
Storyteller Kaye Byrneswill be our special guest speaker on Thursday morning. She will present during two assemblies to all the students at JCE. Her repertoire of folktales, fairy tales, fables, myths, legends, original tales and classic literature are carefully crafted and compiled for maximum appeal to a wide variety of audience age groups. Characters come to life, events unfold as if the listener was there and the story moves seamlessly from beginning to end, carried along on an exciting thread of humor, suspense, and anticipation.
Author Diane Harper will be visiting with some 2nd -5th graders on Friday, January 24th. Her recent titles, Jace’s Adventure in the Forbidden Forest and Jace’s Adventure at Crystal Lagoon won the Gold and Silver medals, respectively, in the Children’s Fiction category at the 2014 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) President’s Awards, and The Forbidden Forest won honorable mention at the 2015 Holiday Book Festival. Book Order Form
Author Kay Whitehouse will be visiting with some kindergarten and 1st grade classes on Friday afternoon. When Kay Whitehouse bought a small hand truck to help her move into a new house, she found herself talking to it and calling it Dolly. Kay began to consider how a hand truck would feel if purchased by a family that treated her like a real girl. She told her grandchildren a bedtime story about a hand truck named Dolly, and they begged her to write a book about her, so she did. Her books, A Hand Truck Named Dolly and Dolly Becomes a Scout are laced with humor, family values, and helpful vocabulary, every book in the series is a joyous adventure. Book Order Form
Illustrator Laurie Klein will be visiting with 2nd – 5th grade students on Friday during art resource. She has been working as a freelance artist and illustrator for over 30 years and for the past 19 years she has also worked as the on-staff artist for the education department of a local marine park, doing everything from painting life-size sea animal murals to designing posters to creating camp activity books and everything in between. Children’s books, however, are her life-long passion and she had the opportunity to fulfill her childhood dream when she illustrated her first children’s picture book, If A Dolphin Were A Fish. Ten years later she is working on her 11the book for Arbordale Publishing and has a shelf-full of notebooks and plot ideas for several more. Book Order Form
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.
ESE Newsletter Please follow this link to view the latest edition of the district’s ESE newsletter, “Parents as Partners.”
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!
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.