Junkins Express

Week of December 14

YOU ARE "All that and a Bag of Chips!"

This weeks shout outs go to ....

Ms. Castillo-Jackson for stepping in to help with testing as well as Holidays Around the World!

Ms. J. Hernderson for being great even if she isn't feeling great!

Ms. Florin AND Ms. Ellis for ALL they are doing to coordinate testing!

“All that and a bag of Chips” box is located in the work room.

Holidays Around the World

Thanks to all who joined for this great event! We had over 350 families present! Our students performed and did so well! Please check out the video Mr. Lugo created. The video is shared for our own viewing, so please do not post or share.



Please click on the survey to cast in your vote. I am asking for two of your choices IN CASE Real School Garden cannot agree to our first choice. The dates for a full day of PD include our work day in January (meaning there will not be a work day because we have staff development on Tuesday), a Saturday in Spring (not set yet), or a day in June (not set yet).

Check out JERRY JUNKINS Rockin' the Feeder Pattern Newsletter!!!


So very proud of the great things going on at Jerry Junkins!

Jean-gle Week

Bring your holiday spirit with you to work! You may wear jeans, but only with a red or green shirt!
Go ahead and wear those jingle jeans to work, but you must wear an ugly (or cute) holiday shirt.
Show that your holiday spirit really rocks! You may wear your favorite blue jeans, but only with a pair of holiday socks!
Wear jeans Thursday...you may as well, but your attire must also include an actual jingle bell.
The holiday season is where it's at. Jeans may be worn today, but only with a Santa hat.

Polar Express Day

The FLS/PPCD team is coordinating a Polar Express Day for all of our students to enjoy. We are working on a special project, so PLEASE send/email a childhood photo of you during the holidays to Mr. Lugo by WEDNESDAY!

Job Alikes

Very proud of JJ Staff for participating in the Job Alikes! We made the feeder pattern proud for representing! Ms. Paschall was impressed that Jerry Junkins and Nathan Adams were at the top!

I have received some questions in regards to the Job Alike sessions. The purpose of the job alike sessions are to "capitalize on each other's strengths" as a feeder pattern. Just how we facilitate our data meetings and collaborate to discuss our strengths so that we can share strategies to support areas of growth, the Job Alike sessions serve as a resource on a grander scale. The data (across the feeder pattern) is used to identify those teachers with "areas of strengths" so that they share those strategies with fellow colleagues within our feeder pattern. This allows for collaboration and working smarter, not harder!

Our very own Ms. Ricci, Ms. Rodriguez, and Ms. Nag hosted teachers across the feeder pattern this previous week! Check out the feedback for one of our sessions!

Reminder-Specials Classes


Please, please do not keep students from specials. All students MUST attend specials classes and not remain in the classroom to help the teacher.

Preparing our 21st Century Learners-Social Skills

Social Skill for the week of December 7 – 11:

Communication: How to Respond to an Adult:

We will continue our social skill “How to respond to an Adult” again next week. We will have another video midweek that continues the focus of saying ‘ma’m and ‘sir’ in different situations throughout the building.

When responding to an adult, answer by saying “Yes ma’am” “Yes sir” or “no ma’m” or “no sir”. Just nodding your head or saying any other form of yes or no is not acceptable.

This is one of the most important rules, because it sets the tone for the type of respect we expect from students.

Intervention Plans for Failing Students

Yay! Done. Thanks to the campus for working as a team to get this completed!


Monday- ACPs/Shower/Mentor Program at in Room 220 at 4:00 (adjusted time due to shower)

Tuesday -ACPs/SBDM

Wednesday-ACPs/Principal Meeting

Thursday-ACP Make Ups/Holiday Party (Don't forget gift for White Elephant Gift Exchange)

Friday-ACP Make Ups/Last Day of School/Polar Express Day (Schedule forthcoming)

Upcoming Events

December 10th-16th: ACPs

December 17th: Holiday Staff Party!

January 5th: PD

January 14th: Wave 2 DTR application submission deadline (by noon)

Morning Duty

Gym: Kaifes, Sanford, Conner
Auditorium: McCord, Dupre, Stallsmith
Cafeteria: Ricci
*TAs are in their permanent assignment (Please see schedule)

Morning Announcements

Character word of the week is responsibility. Please send your 3-4 students with a sentence using the word responsibility. Please see announcement script on Google.

Jerry Junkins Elementary


Jerry Junkins seeks to be a premier elementary school by creating global citizens through setting and achieving high expectations for students.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a supportive culture for the twenty-first century learner to reach their academic destination and become productive citizens of the world.