From the Principal's Pen

May 24, 2020

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Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.


Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.


Although it may look different this year without the barbecues, picnics, and parades, may we still take time to honor and remember the heroes who have given their lives in service of our country.

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

A Little Poem About the 2019-2020 School Year


How excited we were to begin the school year

To see all our friends we hold so dear

The start was great, the days were fun,

Laughter and learning for everyone


All of our brain banks were being filled

As we climbed to the top of the school year hill.

‘Cuz after Christmas, learning clicked like a breeze,

We were on the down slope and would finish with ease


But lo and behold, in March it came to a halt

A new yucky virus was at fault

“Stay home!”, they said, “Stop all you do!”

We didn’t like the new rules and cried “Boo Hoo!"


The days and the months kept slipping by

We couldn’t go out, and from a distance said, “Hi."

The classrooms were empty of the joy they all had,

It was hard to stay away and it made us feel sad.


But you need to keep practicing all that you learned

And don’t stop reaching for that knowledge you yearn,

We will never forget how it all played out,

We’ll read it in history books, there is no doubt!


We never got to finish our wonderful year,

Hug our friends goodbye that we held so dear.

They may have been able to keep us apart,

But the love we all shared will stay in our hearts!


Written by Mrs. McGuire’s favorite cousin, also a teacher in Kentucky!


Enjoy your weekend,


Mrs. McGuire

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JC's GOT TALENT - VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW 2020

We are so excited to share with you our amazingly talented JC students in the 2020 Virtual Talent Show! You will quickly see that JC has definitely got talent!


Many thanks to our PTA - especially Bob Chaney and our incredible emcee Josh Fields! What will we do without you next year, Josh?? A special thank you to Esra Murray, our Library Media Specialist, who pulled it all together.


We are so proud of ALL of our JC performers! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!


We have two ways to watch:


Watch individual acts and leave compliments on the JC's Got Talent Flipgrid


https://flipgrid.com/jcgottalent (password: jctalent2020)


Watch the full video linked below:


JC Got Talent 2020


To see the full listing of performers and their acts, click the flyer below!

PICKING UP STUDENT BELONGINGS

The classroom teachers have packed up the students’ personal items such as notebooks and the usual items you would bring home on the last day of school. The children’s items have been put in a bag labeled with their name. We have scheduled the following dates for pick up based on grade levels. If you have more than one student in the school we will put all items for your family with the youngest student. For example, if you have a kindergartener and second grader we will leave the bags with the kindergarten class and you should pick up on that day.


You will drive to the front of the school. Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. Brush, or one of our trusty custodians will be available to bring the item to your car. We ask that you pull up, provide your child’s name and classroom teacher, wait for your bag, and exit as soon as you have your items.


It is important that you come during your designated time so that we can minimize wait time in the cars. Thank you for your cooperation!


If you have medication to pick up please note the following:


  1. Expired medications will be disposed of.

  2. If you wish we can save medications to be used next year.

  3. If the parent desires to pick up medication, on the day you are assigned to come to school, the nurse will have the medication available in a plastic bag. Only adults may pick up medications


The nurse or an administrator will sign a form indicating the medication was returned to the parent, to be placed in the student's file.



Tuesday, June 2nd

9:00 - 11:00 Kindergarten


11:00 - 2:00 5th Grade


Wednesday, June 3rd

9:00 - 11:00 1st Grade


11:00 - 2:00 4th Grade


Thursday, June 4th

9:00 - 11:00 2nd Grade


11:00 - 2:00 3rd Grade

SHOWING JC SPIRIT!

Many thanks to all of the students and families who came to our Specialists' Drive-By celebration this week! It was great to see all of those smiling faces - even if it was from behind masks!


A special thank you to Mr. Alex Coric for capturing all of these fun photos!

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Office Hours

During the typical school year, students frequently stop in the office to touch base with me and/or Mrs. Brush. They come to talk, ask for help, suggest new ideas, or show off their great work. We miss those interactions. We are holding open office hours for our students to stop in and meet with us for any reason at all. We will begin with one day a week and expand it if need be!


Office hours for students will be every Tuesday from 9:00 - 10:00 am.


Sign up using this link. Students can sign up individually or with a sibling.


Office Hours Sign-Up


When it's your time, simply click this link to be connected to us in a Google Meet!


https://meet.google.com/dge-nyug-pdx

Please follow Mrs. McGuire and Mrs. Brush on Twitter

@JCSPrincipal and @JCSEaglesAP

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