Principal's Weekly News, February 8th
JSE Monthly Attributes
Characteristic of a Successful Learner (CSL): Act Responsibly
Bucket-Filling Trait: Kindness
It's a Marvelous Monday at JSE
We started off the day highlighting our JSE Random Acts of Kindness hearts being shared in the cafeteria! On Friday students will exchange classroom Valentines and enjoy cookies from our kitchen. This a time for each classroom to strengthen the bond of friendship!
At the end of this month, state-mandated, standardized testing will begin. Third, fourth, and fifth graders will participate in Part I of the ISTEP+, and Part II will take place in mid-late April. Our third grade students will also take the IREAD-3 in mid-March after Part I of the ISTEP+. This exam is focused solely on reading proficiency, and passing scores on the IREAD-3 are required for most students to be promoted to grade four.
We are committed to ensuring that our students are prepared to perform to their best abilities on these assessments. We continue to focus on academic growth for all students and view ISTEPs as another source of information to guide future instruction and promote successful learners. At home continue to sign agendas, support your child with homework, and encourage them to reach their AR goal!
Below is a link to “Experience ISTEP+ Online,” in which you can walk through example test items for yourself. Also included here is a video link about standardized assessments from our Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz. A specific schedule for testing will be shared with you by your child's teacher in the upcoming weeks.
This week, excitement builds for our Candlelight Valentine Lunch on Thursday. Thank you to our kitchen staff, Mr. Krawczyk, and Mrs. Morton for making this another wonderful JSE memory!
We LOVE our school!
Don't forget...We will not have school this Friday, the 12th and Monday, the 15th UNLESS we have a snow day before then.
Fancy Nancy Week in the JSE Library
Next week will be a fun-filled fancy week in our library! We will be practicing our fancy manners, fancy vocabulary, and reading fancy books. The week will conclude with our fancy Valentine candlelight lunch on Thursday for students and staff. Please remember to dress up in all your fancy on Thursday for the red carpet walk!
3rd-5th Grade: ISTEP+ Information
ISTEP+ Online Experience
A message from Superintendent Glenda Ritz
From our schoolhouse Master Teacher Artist, Mr. Dickey:
Thank you for supporting our art program!
- PTO Meetings: Second Tuesday of every month 6pm, JSE Cafeteria Next meeting: February 9th*All are welcome!
2/9 PTO Meeting 6pm
2/10 UTSC Board Meeting 7pm
2/12-15 No School (Snow Make-up Days)
2/11 Fancy Valentine Lunch
2/11 Valentine Classroom Exchange
2/19 Winterland Fitness Night at WHS 5:30pm-7:30pm
2/29-3/11 ISTEP+ Part I Testing Window
3/14-3/17 IREAD-3 Testing Window
3/21-25 Spring Break
3/28 No School/Snow Make-up Day
4/14 Kindergarten Round-Up 6pm
Every Friday is Spirit Day! Wear orange and green!
Kindergarten Round-Up: April 14th at 6pm
You are welcome for lunch...
Your child's lunch schedule:
Be a part of the UTSC staff!
Substitute Bus Drivers
Applications are available on the district website. Please contact central office for additional information. Thank you for your interest!
You are always welcome at JSE!
Please let us know how we can strengthen our partnership with you!
Leigh Barnes, Principal
Barb Rittel, Secretary
Chris Fields, Home School Advisor
Kathy Maniszko, School Nurse