November 10, 2023
It has been a busy week at JES! But with all that is going on, our students have still been focused and working so hard in their classrooms.
We have a great week coming up with a couple big events. Our Book Fair kicked off this week with previews and the actual fair will take place this coming week. We will also have our Grandparents / Special Persons Day on Friday. You can find more information about these events in the newsletter below.
Also, please remember that we will be closed the week of November 20-24. We hope you have a festive Thanksgiving!
Finally, I would like to recognize and say THANK YOU to all of our veterans and active duty military and families for your service to our country. You are our heroes!
Thank you for the opportunity to serve this beautiful community, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any concerns, questions, or joys to share with me!
Patrick Holladay, Principal
Just a Reminder...
Did you know...that poor attendance has a strong influence on whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade.
Attendance by the Numbers...
Mon Nov 6 - 95.30%
Tue Nov 7 - 96.36%
Wed Nov 8 - 96.36%
Thu Nov 9 - 96.21%
Fri Nov 10 - 95.15%
Weekly Average - 95.88% (-0.65% from last week)
Grandparent/Special Persons Day
We are so excited to have our Grandparents and Special Persons on campus Friday, November 17, 2023! This is a special day for our children to show their grandparents or special people their classrooms and enjoy time during lunch together. Please join us for iced tea refreshments, a special photo booth, the Spirit Shop, and the Book Fair.
Our families typically bring in their own meals to share. Due to food supplies and cafeteria staffing, only current students and staff may purchase school lunch on this day. Refreshments will be available for our guests. If you have multiple students, families are welcome to pull students from class this day so that grandparents can eat with their family during one lunch time.
For security purposes, please RSVP your grandparents/special persons in advance to expedite our check-in process. Thank you SO much for helping us! Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early to get checked in.
THIS LINK WILL CLOSE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16th AT NOON
Thank you so much for your support and we are looking forward to hosting our wonderful JES families on Friday, November 17th during your child’s lunch.
- Kindergarten: 11:05 -11:35 am
- 1st Grade: 12:15-12:45 pm
- 2nd Grade: 11:40-12:10 pm
- 3rd Grade: 10:30-11:00 am
- 4th Grade: 12:50-1:20 pm
- Visitors will be able to go back to the classrooms 15 minutes before lunch times.
JES Honor Choir to Perform at Southlake Town Square Tree Lighting
JES Angel Tree
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! Our JES tradition of having an Angel Tree is back! Please be sure to stop by the table on Grandparents Day (next Friday) and pick out an angel or two. Please bring your angel gifts back wrapped and clearly marked with your angel’s number on Friday, December 15th.
The JES Angel Tree is separate from the Gifting Project and impacts students AT and AFFILIATED with JES. The Gifting Project impacts families in Tarrant County. The JES Angel Tree is specific to families at our school.
If you have any questions, contact our JES Counselor, Mrs. Lindsay Bailey.
Lost & Found Prevention
Donations Needed for Nurse's Clinic
JES Book Fair
JES has partnered with PaperPie for our Fall Book Fair. Students had the opportunity to preview last week and will shop Monday through Friday this upcoming week. We welcome parents and grandparents to come in and shop while on campus for Grandparents and Special Friends Day! There is also an online option for the book fair that can be accessed using this link.
Students can use an E-wallet, cash or check to purchase at the book fair. Leftover funds on your student's E-wallet will roll over for the next book fair. Please note students will need their 16 digit code to check out at the book fair! Purchase your E-wallet using this link.
This week's Staff Spotlight is on Music Teacher Ms. Rashel Cornish, who is in her 8th year in education and 4th year at JES. She was raised in Oklahoma, but now lives here in Southlake with her two children. In addition to music, Ms. Cornish enjoys all sorts of arts, crafts, and DIY projects.
A fun fact about Ms. Cornish - she is a little Christmas crazy, and at one point, she had seven Christmas trees in her house!
Parents of 4th grade students may also purchase Dedication pages for $25 for an 1/8 page ad. Please note that this is only for 4th grade! Submit orders, pay, and build your dedication page on the Balfour JES Store site when you purchase your child’s yearbook. Thank you for purchasing early. Deadline for ad purchases is February 15, 2024.
The final tally is in...
The final tally is in… this year's JES Auction raised over $140,000!!!!!
Through the silent auction, event tickets, event sponsorship, live auction, Sign & Go parties, classroom art, raffles, "raise the paddle", etc. You ALL contributed to this incredible amount and we couldn't be more grateful for your support of JES through this fundraiser.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!! 💚💚💚 Let's keep this momentum rolling into next year!
Volunteer in the Classroom
Volunteer in the Office
JES front office would appreciate some assistance on the following high traffic days! You'll help deliver items to classrooms or assist with visitor check-in.
- Thursday, Nov 16 - Thankful for Teachers
- Friday, Nov 17 - Grandparents/Special Friends Day
- Wednesday, Dec 20 - Hot Cocoa & Movie Day
- Thursday, Dec 21 - Holiday Parties
Volunteer at the Book Fair
BOOK FAIR! There is so much behind the scenes work that goes into hosting this for our school and Mrs. Pack would so appreciate the help over the next week and a half if you have time to volunteer.
VOLUNTEER to help with the book fair!
Volunteer to Adopt a Child's Wish List
This is a wonderful opportunity to fulfill a child's wish list and spread joy and hope. What is the Gifting Project-Southlake: Our mission is to ensure that all children feel the joy of receiving a gift thoughtfully picked out just for them. The majority of these children are located in Tarrant County.
Check out the 2023 Fall Break Camps being held at CISD! Each year, our teachers and coaches put on their own camps featuring a variety of themes and sports.
*Please note: These camps are run by the staff members themselves, not CISD Administration. Please direct all inquiries to their personal contact info provided on the flyers.
Carroll Education Foundation - Dragons Rock the Night
Dragons, Are You Ready To ROCK????
Dragons Rock the Night is a family-friendly event in conjunction with the elementary school PTO's to raise money for CEF to fund ALL our Dragon teachers! For one low family ticket price, enjoy live music, food trucks, and more!
Interested in sponsorship? Contact us at Info@CarrollEducationFoundation.org
Around the Corner
13-17 - Book Fair Shopping
16 - Dragons Rock the Night (CEF)
17 - Grandparents & Special Friends Day
18 - Honor Choir Performance Tree Lighting
20-24 - Thanksgiving Break
4-21 - Gingerbread Village
5 - STAAR Interim Reading Assessment 3rd & 4th Grades
6 - STAAR Interim Math Assessment, 3rd & 4th Grades
7 - 4th Grade Parent Conferences
8 - 4th Grade Parent Conferences
14 - Honor Choir Performance, 8am
20 - Movie and Hot Cocoa Day
21 - Student Holiday Parties
21 - Early Release
21 - End of 2nd Grading Period
22-Jan. 5 - Winter Break