JSE Weekly Newsletter

September 5 - September 9

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  • Parents, please note that students are allowed into classrooms at 7:35 am and the bell to begin school rings at 7:50 am. Our secondary main doors will close as soon as the bell rings and all students who come in after that will need to go through the main office to check in. These students will be counted as tardy and will be documented accordingly in Power School. Please remember that every three unexcused tardies will be documented as one unexcused absence and count toward the progressive truancy plan.

    Parents, be on the lookout for an I-Ready report, along with your student's individualized test results. Please take time to review and discuss this with your child. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.


    We are looking forward to some exciting events in September.

    On September 9th, we want everyone to wear red, white, and blue in honor of September 11th, which will be the following Sunday.

    We will be launching our cookie dough fundraiser this month on September 13th.

    Our fall book fair will run from September 19 - September 23. We are also busy planning for our Lunch with a Loved One event on September 23.

    Details for these events will be coming soon, but mark your calendar now!

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    Food City has begun its School Bucks Challenge for the 2022-2023 school year. Food City will be donating $700,000 to area schools that participate. Please take a moment to link your Food City Value Card to John Sevier Elementary. Go to foodcity.com/schoolbucks. Under the Community Tab, enter John Sevier Elementary in the drop down box which lists area schools. Thank you for your support!


    Miles for Maryville is an annual 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Run/Walk sponsored by the Maryville City Schools Foundation. This year's race will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

    Money raised from this event provides for the ongoing enrichment of educational programs for all students in Maryville City Schools. We hope you will join us this year for Miles 4 Maryville! Learn more about the Maryville City Schools Foundation by visiting the website.

    John Sevier has a team with which you can participate at Miles for Maryville. All students, friends and family are invited to join that team. It is called JSE Foxes and Friends. We usually have many people participate and the winning team gets a prize. It will be a fun time for a great cause!

    Miles for Maryville Sign Up Here!


    New Retention Law Pamphlet: Your student should have received a pamphlet in his/her Friday folder recently. Its purpose is to inform all families of laws that have been set by the Tennessee Department of Education. These laws, the TN Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act and TN Literacy Success Act require school districts to identify K-3 learners not meeting reading expectations on benchmark and TCAP assessments. These students must be provided specific supports, parental notification, and be considered for retention in 3rd grade.

    We ask that ALL families review the pamphlet thoroughly and reference it as the year unfolds. We will be providing regular communication on your child's progress, including their progress in reading formally three times throughout the school year after our benchmark assessments. This communication will indicate whether or not your child falls into the three literacy level percentages outlined in the pamphlet. Please also note that our teachers will be communicating your child's reading progress regularly.

    Link here to review the TN Literacy Law brochure


    We will have a crew working soon on extending our front awning. They will likely be working after morning drop off and leave before afternoon dismissal. If you happen to come through the front lanes while they are here, please stay to the opposite side of where they are working. Thank you!


    • September 5 - No School (Labor Day)
    • September 9 - Wear Red, White, and Blue Spirit Day
    • September 13 - Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick Off
    • September 19 - 2nd Grade Academic Night - 6:00 - 7:30; Begin in JSE Auditorium
    • September 19 - 23 - JSE Book Fair
    • September 23 - Lunch With a Loved One (Details coming soon!)
    • September 26 - Final Day to Turn in Cookie Dough Fundraiser Money
    • October 3-11 - No School (Fall Break / Enrichment and Professional Development)
    • October 21 - Grade Cards Go Home
    • October 22 - Miles for Maryville
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