JAGWire September 14th
Jones Middle School Newsletter
A Strong Start to a Great School Year!
As we embark on the vibrant and culturally rich journey of Hispanic Heritage Month, starting tomorrow, we wanted to take a moment to share our excitement for celebrating this important occasion with our students.
Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15th to October 15th, is a time for us to honor and appreciate the diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx communities. It's a wonderful opportunity to foster cultural awareness, instill pride in our heritage, and promote inclusivity among our students.
Announcements & Reminders
Attention Parents: There will be no early drop offs next Friday. All staff will be engaged in professional learning.
Parent Mentors Present: “Understanding Your Child as a Learner”
Who: Parents/Guardians of students receiving Special Education services
What: Parent Mentors Present: “Understanding Your Child as a Learner”
When: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am or 6:00 pm-7:30pm
Where: In-Person registration link for 10:00am session: https://forms.gle/DoefweLZDktYWt6N6
Zoom registration link for 6pm session: https://gcpsk12-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpdOuprDgrHNMTZLbCB8e3HkoUpx17j_Wi
Please use the following link to access the parent letters: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ms_NXIFge7fra-aw7JQ2U0wxsl3W4Y1-?usp=drive_link
Parent Mentors Present: “Parents Engaging in Education” – 4 Session Workshop
Who: Parents/Guardians of students receiving Special Education services
What: Parent Mentors Present: “Parents Engaging in Education” – 4 Session Workshop
When: 9/28/23, 10/12/23, 10/26/23, 11/9/23, 10:00am-11:30am or 6:00pm-7:30pm
Where: In-Person registration link for 10:00am session on 9/28/23: https://forms.gle/6WHZFpwRQLLN4QKK8
Zoom registration link for 6pm session on 9/28/23: https://gcpsk12-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcOCtpjwvG9xUpC0ZaG2pt3XgobrU_PpQ
Please use the following link to access the parent letters: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bATO3FgoG7sNbDXRjo1y4knWcgMrDw0_?usp=drive_link
All Digital Learning Day assignments will be posted by 5pm on Thursday
Lesson activities should last no more than 20 minutes
Parent Notification of Scoliosis Screening Event
Parent Notification of Scoliosis Screening Event.doc
9/13/23 Dear Parent: This letter serves to notify you that Jones Middle School will conduct our annual screening for scoliosis on October 23, 2023. The screening is done yearly for students in 6th and 8th grades as required by Georgia State Law and mandated by the Georgia Department of Pub...
Yearbooks and 8th Grade Student Ads are on sale now.
Use the link below to purchase. We do not sell any books at school. The deadline to purchase a yearbook and create custom pages is April 12th. JMS is not purchasing any extra yearbooks, so make sure you purchase yours by the deadline. You will be able to purchase a yearbook after the April 12th deadline, but the yearbook will be delivered to your house after school is out for the summer. To check if you already purchased a yearbook, search your email/spam folder for “Treering Order Confirmation”.
Please contact Heather.Coffey@gcpsk12.org with any questions.
Parent Night Presentation
Please do not drop off any cupcakes or balloons for students. We want to keep our classrooms clean and minimize interruptions to students learning. Thank you for your cooperation!
Gwinnett Parent Portal
The Parent Portal is our primary communication tool. Here you can find information about grades, teacher correspondence, assessment data, transportation, attendance, etc in real time. Please be sure you know your username and password before the year starts. Our recommendation is to check the Parent Portal once a week.
If you currently do not have a Parent Portal account, use this link to request one.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications - Required Every Year
Be sure to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application. Families need to apply every year. The online application for the 23-24 school year will be available Tuesday, July 18, at www.gwinnett.schoollunchapp.com
One application per household - Be sure to list everyone that lives under the same roof. Eligibility is determined by the household size to income ratio. Once approved, eligibility is good for the entire school year. There is no reason to submit more than one application unless there is a change in household size or income.
The application doesn't just cover free or reduced lunch for your student but also may also qualify them to receive free SAT, ACT, and AP testing. As well as potential discounts on college application fees and certain utility bills.
Here are some resources from our counselors
Some things are so tiny that you have to use a microscope to see them. That is exactly what Ms. Holtz's class did in science class. They explored cells and wrote down their observations. What a fun way to look into life!
Take a look at the incredible art skills our JMS students have!
Welcome to Spanish Class! These students did a project called "De Donde Eres" or "Where are You From?". They chose a country that called their attention and gathered information to present to the class. They all did an awesome job!!!!
Book Bistro Reading Challenge
Students who read 4 book during Quarter 1 will qualify for Game Day in the Media Center.
Books can be fiction or nonfiction and should be a minimum of 150 pages.
One book can be a graphic novel (no page limit).
Students should record the books in their Beanstack digital reading log to qualify.
See the Media Center website for more details: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/8862
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JMS Clubs & Activities
Check out this link to find a list of all our clubs & organizations!
We Belong Club
They are patient ....... They are persistent ....... They are creative ....... And they make really cool
things! Take a look at the LEGO Club's first meeting.🙂
Welcome to the SEW & SEW Club.
The sponsors for this club are Ms. Armstrong, Ms. Davis, Ms. Mayhew, and Ms. Bell. They meet every Friday morning (except today) in the media center at 8:15. No experience required. Currently students are learning how to chain to begin crochet projects and how to cast on to begin knitting projects.
A big shout out to Ms. Yeni Cho! She is a community member and the sister of Ms. Ahra Cho, a staff member here at JMS. Every week she dedicates her time to assist teaching students how to knit and crochet. Thank you for your support! 🖤💙🤍
Taylor Swift Club
Dine in Movies
Gwinnett County Library Resources
Students who check out and read 5 books from the public library can earn a free ticket to Disney on Ice or Monster Trucks at the Gas South Arena.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month and National Literacy Month. Use this link to learn how to apply for a library card that gives you access to print books as well as digital books, movies, online magazines, and much more!
- Only Seckinger HS students and opposing HS students will be permitted in games without a parent. High School IDs will be checked.
- Students must leave school on game day and can return thirty minutes before the start.
- All games are available for purchase online. Visit the GoFan website here: https://gofan.co/
- All elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult at all sporting events.
- Please click here to access the head coach's directory and email the coach for more information.
Gwinnett County Activity Calendar
Have you downloaded Parent Square yet?
This school year, our district is transitioning to ParentSquare to communicate with families. We encourage all families to download the app and create an account. With its user-friendly interface, ParentSquare offers seamless two-way communication through text, newsletters, posts, emergency alerts, and direct messaging. One of our favorite features is the integrated translation feature, enabling automatic translations for multilingual families. Stay effortlessly connected with your child's teachers, schools, and the district. To get started, and learn about all the cool features, check out our website!
If you received our notification about ParentSquare and you have questions about confirming your account access, please send an email to PSQHelp@gcpsk12.org.
Connect with us!
We offer multiple ways to connect with our staff and administrators to address your questions regarding your child's needs and interests.
Quick Access Links
24/7 Access Give You
- Student cafeteria balances and purchase history
- Prepayments for breakfast/lunch, with auto-pay capability
- Low balance e-mail reminders
- AP exam registration and payment
- Online open house and orientation
- Summer school registration and payment
- Other fees and activities such as yearbooks, uniforms, field trips and more!
24/7 Access Gives you
- Grades & assignments
- Communication with teachers
- A direct line to the classroom, with 24/7 real-time information
- Anytime, anywhere access
- In-portal translation in multiple languages