No Place Like Jones

Parent Updates for the Week of 11.15.21

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Principal Corner

Versión en español


Dear Ira. B. Jones Families:


Here at Jones, we are a very tight nit community of students, staff, and families. We have a saying that embodies our school and community: #noplacelikejones. This saying describes our school community perfectly. During this season of thanks, I would like to share my gratitude for what makes our school community like none other.

First, I am thankful for the faculty and staff who show up every day and create an academically engaging student-centered environment where students are challenged and feel safe to take risks. Their hard work ensures that the needs of the students are being met. They continue to rise to the challenge of teaching our students during a pandemic and a time when the circumstances are not always ideal. Our teachers continuously plan to deliver quality instruction that includes rigorous core curricula, differentiation for all students, and specific learning feedback to help our students grow.

Their attitudes have been grounded in being flexible, creative, adaptable, and willing to try new things. I appreciate and am grateful for their dedication to making this school year work for our students.

Second, I am grateful for the rest of our school's support staff, who care about student success and have our students' best interests in hand. I see dedicated and hard-working individuals going above and beyond to ensure that great things happen for our students and families. They make such a difference, and our students benefit from those efforts.

Next, I am pleased with our students for showing up every day ready to learn. They provide us all a daily reminder of why we are here and what is essential. They are thoughtful, compassionate, and curious learners - each student, in their unique way, contributes to what makes Ira B. Jones Elementary a fantastic place to be! They show up each day with smiles on their faces and are ready to meet the day's challenges.

Lastly, I am thankful for YOUR support and dedication to your children's academic and social-emotional development. Our partnership fosters your children's education and enhances our school in all aspects. I am also thankful that you have kept the trust and confidence in us. Thank you for sharing your children with us; we are fortunate to be part of their educational journey!

On behalf of the Ira B. Jones Elementary staff, I would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a safe and happy holiday and that your family is healthy during this Thanksgiving break! We hope this time is joyful and bountiful!


Ruafika A. Cobb, Principal

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Booster-thon PTO Fundraiser

Thanks for supporting our PTO Booster-thon Fundraiser this year! We exceeded our goal and raised $16,793 and counting! #noplacelikejones. We had a blast dancing and learning some new dance moves!

You can still donate at

Painting in Our Building

Painters are working in our building for the next few weeks. Our bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, and common areas are getting some fresh coats of paint. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Important Dates

November 17: Picture Retake Day

November 18: PTO Hot Chocolate and Hot Apple Cider at the 3-5 Playground (4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Monday, November 22nd, and Tuesday, November 23rd: Required Teacher Workdays & no school for students.

November 24 - 26: Holiday. No School for Students

Week of November 29: Progress Reports Will Go Home

At Home Volunteers

Thanks for volunteering to help with some at-home projects. We will be in touch with you very soon!

Ira B. Jones Elementary School

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