*Looking Ahead* Important Dates
2/26: Reading CBA
2/28: Spring Picture Day
3/1: All Austin Trip paperwork due
3/6: Math CBA
3/8: Teacher Assistant Day
3/11-3/15: Spring Break- No school for students
3/29: JES PTO Carnival
4/9: STAAR Writing Test
4/22: No School for students / Staff Professional Development Day
4/23: Austin Field Trip Chaperone Training 3:15-4:30
5/10: Field Trip to Austin
5/13: STAAR Math Test
5/14: STAAR Reading Test
Austin Field Trip Information
The information regarding our Field Trip to Austin has been sent home (2/19/19). The packet contains an information letter outlining the day's agenda, payment information, a student waiver, and a medical form. We will only be accepting electronic payments through PayK12 Tickettracker. Below is the link for easy access. It is set up for both the student payment and chaperone payment. Once there, please sign up for your sandwich dinner choice along with your t-shirt size. T-shirts will be handed out the day of the trip. We kindly ask that all payments be submitted on or before Friday, March 1, 2019. We appreciate your timely response as we have payment deadlines to meet.
Both the student waiver and the medical form are also due back by March 1, 2019. Your child's teacher will collect all forms.
Thank you for your support in allowing us to offer this incredible experience.
Field Day Kindergarten Helpers
4th-grade students have the opportunity to become a Kindergarten buddy for field day. In January, the expectations were communicated to students and an email was sent to our parent groups.
In order to participate as a Kindergarten buddy, 4th-grade students must have 80% days with no behavior notes on their communication logs. In other words, everyone makes mistakes, but we are promoting this position as one of responsibility and mentorship, and we maintain high expectations for students expecting to fill this role. Therefore, as in previous years, a 4th grader hoping to earn this privilege may have no more than 16 days with documented misbehaviors up to May 17th in order to participate. Examples of inappropriate behaviors are the same as throughout the year (talking out, continuous disruption, not following directions or being off task repetitively, rudeness, etc.).
Carefully review your child’s communication log each Monday when it comes home in the blue folder. If there is a behavior mark, discuss this with your child so they can remain on track to earn this fun, end-of-year privilege. Thank you for your support.
Family Reading Time-One Book, One School
Fenway and Hattie
Join Us for One School, One Book
~A Celebration of Reading~
From Tuesday, February 19 - Wednesday, March 6, the elementary schools of the Carroll school district will be engaging in an all-school book club called One District, One Book. We are excited about this opportunity for every family at JES and the families at the other elementary campuses! We are asking families to take about 15 minutes each evening to read aloud Victoria Coe's book Fenway and Hattie at home during this time.
What is even more exciting is the fact that the author of Fenway and Hattie, Ms. Victoria J. Coe, will be our school's visiting author this year. She will be visiting Johnson Elementary at the end of March and meet with every grade level. What a wonderful experience for our students.
One District, One Book is a unique program in that children at all grade levels will be listening to the same book at home. During these weeks, classroom teachers, children, office staff, encore teachers, everyone, will be talking about this book! To prepare your child to be an effective reader, reading professionals recommend reading books out loud that are beyond your child’s own reading level. We believe that you should continue reading chapter books with your older children even when they are able to read by themselves. With this in mind, we have selected a title that can be followed, understood, and enjoyed by younger students but that will still captivate all.
We are seeing a rise in issues with smartwatches (texting, games, etc.). We are asking that students with electronics (cell phones, smartwatches, etc.) please leave their devices in their backpacks during class time. Students are welcome to have them in-use before and after school if they need them for transportation purposes, but they do not need them during class time. Thank you for your understanding!
Accessing Resources from Home
Your child's resources are easy to access. Click on the link below. This will take you to the ClassLink login page. Enter your child's s# (student number) and his/her password. A dashboard will pop-up for you to select from. If you need any further assistance, contact your child's teacher.
Week of: Feb. 25th - March 1st
Writing: Opinion Writing
Word Study: Wordly Wise
Reading: Review Reading CBA
Social Studies: The Mexican War
Science: Structures & Functions