JCE Monday Notes

May 2, 2016

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 3 - 1st Grade Technology Professional Learning

Wednesday, May 4 - Leadership

Wednesday, May 4 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Thursday, May 5 - 2nd Grade Technology Professional Learning

Thursday, May 5 - Cinco de Mayo lunch

Friday, May 6 - 3rd Grade Technology Professional Learning

Friday, May 6 - Georgia STEM Day

Friday, May 6 - Kona Ice

Monday, May 9 - 4th Grade Technology Professional Learning

Anne Marie Hodge was a special education teacher in Fulton County and amazing in her role. She helped programs all over the county and was best friends with Maria Pritchett's co-teacher when she taught general ed. Pre-k. Last July she went in to have her appendix removed when spots were found on other organs. She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and lost her battle last weekend. Her husband is a police officer in Johns Creek and they have 2 boys, one is autistic. Please consider eating at Zoe’s on Tuesdays this month to help their family cover medical bills and begin their recovery of their loss.

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From Admin

Johns Creek Elementary participated in the 2016 Forsyth County Pi Fight Math Competition on Saturday, April 30. Competition was extremely challenging this year with over 230 students participating. Johns Creek participated in the team and individual events. Andy Zhang took first place in the individual event and Rohan Kansal took third place. Johns Creek also earned first place in the team event for the third year in a row. Congratulations to all our team members and their academic achievements. Andy Zhang, Aditya Siram, Aneesh Shakthy, Rohan Kansal, Quentin Proels, Ryan Varghese, Anarag Terala, Omkar Tamhane, Jason Zhang, Justin Wang and Hanming Sun.


Curriculum & Instruction

As we wind down the year, please take the time to see the great progress your students have made academically and socially this year. There has been great learning at JCE!! I know that this is a busy time of year and my heart is rooting for a successful finish for you. Keep in mind the ever pressing need to complete your F&P’s. FYI - I will be collecting portfolios and F&P kits during post planning.

I am looking for a teacher at each grade level who is interested knowing more about the Common Core Lucy Calkins Writing program. I have my personal opinion, but would love yours! The program I am looking at is centered on Opinion, Narrative and Informational writing only. It is different than the program we already have. Let me know if you would like to take a kit home and look at it for a few days.

Counselor's Corner


Fourth and Fifth grades will be with me in Connections/Guidance through May 3rd.

Kindergarten and First grades will be with me in Connections/Guidance May 4th through May 11th.

Second and Third grades will be with me in Connections/Guidance May 12th through May 18th.

Fourth and Fifth grades will be with me in Connections/Guidance May 23rd through May 26th.

This will allow me to do the end of year transition lessons with most of the classes at the actual end of the school year!

Career Lessons & Portfolios:

If you have all of your career lessons completed, please download the blank form (found on Share > Counseling > Career Lessons Rosters) and complete for your class. I need all of these completed forms printed and returned to me in paper copy, no later than Friday May 20th, 2016! Please come talk to me as soon as possible, if you think you will not be able to have all of the lessons done and the form completed and turned in to me by May 20th. Please print your form and turn in to me as a paper copy. Fifth grade, please let me know if there are any issues with the Career Portfolios as soon as you become aware.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast:

I have forwarded you an e-vite and directions. If you have not taken care of this per the directions, please do so ASAP. The window to RSVP closes this Friday, May 6th. The Volunteer Breakfast will be May 13th, 8:30-10:00, in the cafeteria. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Please let me know if you need anything!

Have a great week,


Technology & Media

Safari appears to be working now. The morning news will broadcast tomorrow, as usual.

Friday is the last day for students to check out books in the Media Center.

With so many amazing projects going on in our building, our technology is in high demand! It is imperative that everyone uses the public folders to reserve their devices to avoid any unnecessary confusion or frustration.

With our new Office update, accessing the Public folders is a little different. For directions, click here.

There are also several other changes/issues you may be experiencing. Click here for instructions on how to troubleshoot.

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