JCE Monday Notes

March 14, 2016

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 15 - Differentiation PL

Tuesday, March 15 - Grading Window Closes

Wednesday, March 16 - Art Party

Thursday, March 17 - Learning Environment PL

Thursday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day Lunch/Crazy Sock Day $1

Friday, March 18 - PBL1 PL

Friday, March 18 - Report Cards Go Home

Friday, March 18 - Family BINGO/Art Show/ESOL Family Night at 5:00

Monday, March 21 - PBL2 PL

Online Georgia Milestones Practice - Wednesday, March 23 @8:30-9:30am. 4th and 5th grade RTI will need to be revised that day.

From Admin

We are looking forward to an amazing week honoring our amazing staff! As you know PTA, your classroom parents and we have a few special treats planned for all this week.

You work tirelessly for your students and the difference you make in their lives is priceless. You build the foundation to support whatever they choose to do, college and/or career. They all will be able to stand tall in all they do in the future due to your hard work, determination and dedication. What a responsibility, but what an honor too!

We are looking forward to having Chef Tony this Thursday so a special Staff Appreciation / St. Patrick's Day themed lunch. Menu below:

Baked Potato Bar:

Medium Baked Potatoes

Homemade Beef Chili

Steamed Broccoli

Diced Chicken

Cheese Sauce

Butter/Sour Cream

Green Onions


Shredded Cheese Blend

Tossed Salad W/ Assorted Dressings including *Gluten Free

We will also have drinks and desserts.

Have a great week and enjoy being spoiled!

Curriculum & Instruction

Possibly still interested in joining the pilot with Dreambox?

Please register for Dreambox Overview for JOHNS CREEK ELEMENTARY, GA on Mar 21, 2016 3:00 PM EDT at:


This webinar will include an overview of DreamBox, how it works, and best practices. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Counselor's Corner


Second and Third grades will be with me in Connections/Guidance. We will be doing a Career Clusters Overview lesson with both grade levels.

Test Taking Tips Workshop:

For FOURTH and FIFTH grades. Please have the student return the forms to me as soon as they bring them back. The Fifth grade group will meet the 14th & 15th and again on the 21st & 22nd. The Fourth grade workshops will be on the 16th & 17th and again on the 23rd & 24th. The students will bring their lunch and eat in my room during the workshop days. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Please let me know if you need anything!

Have a great week,


Technology & Media

When reserving laptop/Chrome carts, please make sure to only reserve a week at a time. Several have recurring appointments through the rest of the year. We need to make sure that devices are available for everyone.

Please note that in the near future, Chromebooks will have to be converted to testing mode to prepare for the GA Milestones. I am trying to keep them in circulation for as long as possible but this means that you will need to be flexible and understanding when the deadline arrives (I'm not exactly sure when that will be!). My hope is that once we have tested them, we can put them back into circulation until it's time for the real deal.

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