Dolphin Update

Jones Dolphins Make a SPLASH!

The Week of May 14, 2023

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Our Learning Community...

This week our 3rd-5th graders started taking the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (SBAC) which are part of the state testing system called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP. The CAASPP System is designed to promote high-quality teaching and learning by giving information to teachers, students, and their families about what students know and can do.

Families can help us by making sure your student:

  • arrives at school on-time (by 7:45 a.m.)

  • gets a good night's sleep

  • eats a healthy breakfast each morning - Remember students can have breakfast before school (7:35 a.m. in the Cafe)

For more information on the CAASPP, please visit these links:

Highlights from the Week...

Jones Dolphins Make a SPLASH!

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SPLASH is our shared vision for a positive school culture. We explicitly teach expectations and skills throughout the year to set all students up for success. Noticing and naming these expected behaviors is the foundation for positive and proactive support.

As a family, you can reinforce these expectations by using SPLASH language to ask your child about their day, here are a few examples...

  • How did you persevere today?
  • How is your classroom community showing respect to each other? How did you contribute?
  • In what ways do you lead and inspire others? Did someone inspire you? How?

For tips more tips on supporting positive behavior at home, check out the links below...

Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month With Us

May is Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American Heritage month and we are celebrating and recognizing people from the East, Southeast, South, Central, and West Asian countries and the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands. Check out this video full of celebration! Travel from Hawaii to New York City to meet a hula champion living out a childhood dream, a rapper challenging stereotypes, and performers keeping a Tang Dynasty-era tradition alive. Below is a link to The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center as they bring history, art and culture to you through innovative museum experiences and digital initiatives.


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Upcoming Events...

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SDUSD Family Engagement Workshops

  • Bullying: What Families Need to Know - Part 2 Zoom
    • May 15th | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    • May 18th | 10:00am - 11:00am
The SDUSD Family Engagement Department's Event Calendar

Choice Enrollment...

We have a few Choice spots left! Even though the choice enrollment window has closed--families of Kindergarteners through 5th grade who are still interested in attending Jones this coming fall can still complete a choice enrollment application.

If you know anyone interested in attending Jones for the 23-24 school year next year please have them call or stop by the office to sign up for a school tour and receive information for enrolling at our school through the Choice Office.

Choice Enrollment - San Diego Unified School District

Additional Resources for Families...

Looking Ahead...


16 - VAPA: UTK-2nd Grade

17 - Student Council's Student Store

19 - PTA Parents Night Out

22-25 - Scholastic Book Fair - Library

26 - No School: Non-Instructional Day

29 - No School: Memorial Day

30 - VAPA: 3rd-5th grade


1 - Spring Showcase of Learning: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

2 - Achievement Awards

7 - Student Council's Student Store

9 - Jones June Jamboree Sponsored by the PTA

12 - UTK Promotion & Kindergarten Promotion

13 - 5th Grade Promotion: 8:00 am in the Auditorium

14 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day

Jones Elementary

Our mission is to ensure ALL students meet or exceed grade level expectations through rigorous, high-quality, standards based instruction in a safe, nurturing, collaborative learning environment where all students are preparing to be global citizens, college and career ready.

Check out our school website for PeachJar Flyers, Counseling Resources, Family Handbook, Staff Contact Lists, After School Programs, Enrollment Information and so much more!

Jones Elementary PTA

Our Parent Teacher Association works with Jones Elementary to provide programs and support to benefit the students, their families, teachers, school administration and the community. Run entirely by volunteers, the PTA raises money to support our contributions like enrichment programs, program instructors, and classroom supplies.

As always, we need your membership, support and ability to volunteer. You can become a member using Totem, a respected membership management service. Please contact us with other thoughts on how we are doing, and your ideas on how you can become involved. We look forward to hearing from you.