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!
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
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.
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.
Additional Resources for Families...
Across the nation - and in our own San Diego County - the dangerous drug fentanyl is becoming more and more prevalent. We want our families to be informed, know the warning signs, and partner with us to communicate the dangers of fentanyl to your children.
Delve Into Summer Reading
Delve Into Summer Reading San Diego Public Library - The library's summer reading program for this year, Find Your Voice, is open to community members of all ages. Encourage your students to sign up for this program and use their voices to share stories, express themselves, and spark change.
The San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books
Students, families, educators, and book lovers of all ages are invited to The San Diego Union-Tribune 7th Annual Festival of Books. Participants will meet the writers of their favorite books, engage in family-friendly activities, see live entertainment, and listen to fun storytime readings.The Aug.
SDUSD CYT - Military
Who are Military-Connected Students? Military-connected students are: children in TK-12 schools, and young adults in Trade Schools, or Institutions of Higher Education (2 or 4 year schools) that are official dependents of a Military Service member. A military-connected student has one degree of
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
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.