Newsletter for Parents and Students November 4, 2022

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JCES Vision and Goals

The vision of JCES is to provide learners today with a solid foundation to make them the leaders of tomorrow.

Accountability Goal: 380 - B

Student Attendance Goal: 95%

Teacher Attendance Goal: 95%

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Daily Attendance

Students should be in their seats at 8:00 am. Students who arrive after 8:00 am should be signed in at the office. Instruction begins at 8:00 am.

If you are not in your seat at 8:00 am, you're late!

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JCSD Reading Initiative: Let's Read Jeff CO!

The purpose of this reading initiative title "Let's Read Jeff Co!" The purpose of this initiative is to promote early literacy and independent reading.

Reading is one of the most important skills that a person can have. Studies show that students who read frequently tend to have higher vocabulary skills, increased success with spelling, and a deeper understanding of the world around them.

Therefore, we encourage every child to read for 20 minutes a day. Parents and community stakeholders, please help us promote reading- Let's Read Jeff Co!

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JCES Goes Green for I-Ready Middle of the Year Assessment

Kindergarten- Fourth Grade students will take their Middle of the Year I-Ready Assessment beginning December 12-16, 2022. Students are allowed to wear a green shirt with uniform bottoms on the days they test to promote going green on the assessment.

Please encourage your child/children to do his/her best on the test.

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JCES is having a fundraiser to promote going green during I-Ready testing. The shirts are $12 for YXS-Adult XL and $14 for adult 2XL and up.
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Benchmark II Assessment Schedule for 1st- 4th Grade


Please email swoods@jcpsd.net to receive a practice copy of the second Benchmark Assessment.

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Early Dismissal November 16, 2022

Early dismissal for students will be Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Students will be dismissed at 12:05 pm.
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Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break is November 21-25, 2022. Students return November 28, 2022.

We are so thankful for all of you. Have a safe and enjoyable break!

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Toys for Tots Toy Drive

We are currently having a toy drive for Toys for Tots. Students who bring in a new unopened toy, are allowed to wear regular clothes every Friday until December 16, 2022. Students will only have to bring in ONE toy to receive a ticket.
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Holiday Sweater Project

We will celebrate reading with a storybook sweater project. Students will select an age/grade appropriate book and read it with the family. Students will choose a character and create a sweater. They can decorate it, paint it, to make it look like the book character. Be creative and have fun with your child/children. The goal is to promote reading!
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Paper is an online resource providing online tutoring for any subject 24/7. Students will log into their Clever account and click on Paper to get support.

If you have any questions or need any support, please feel free to contact 601-786-3721.

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Jefferson County Career and Technical Center's Early Childhood Education Visits JCES

We are super excited to have aspiring early childhood educators volunteer their time with our pre-k/kindergarten students.

Ms. Cook and her students look forward to working with the Jefferson County Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we look forward to having them.

Jump for Goals

3rd and 4th grade students who met their goal on the first benchmark assessment will go on a field trip to the Trampoline Park on November 17, 2022 (tentatively).
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Kathy Crosby Named October Teacher of the Month

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Maleya Shorter Named Student of the Month for October

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Advanced Scholars

We are excited to announce our Advanced Scholars from the Benchmark I Assessment.
Greetings Tiger Family,

Due to construction going on at Jefferson County Junior High School, all visitors will have to enter by the cafeteria breezeway connected to the elementary. Please remember to always stop by the office to sign in and get a visitor's pass.


We have established our Parent Teacher Association. Membership dues are $10 and can be paid in the main office.


Please drop your child off in front of the cafeteria to make sure they are checked before

entering the cafeteria.

Please make sure your child is on time (8:00 am) and prepared to learn.

Parent/Teacher Conferences should be scheduled through the Parent Liaison, Ophelia Rowan. (orowan@jcpsd.net)

All students are required to wear a mask to school every day. Crocs are NOT allowed!

How to get Involved?

Not sure how your child is performing?

Do you want to see your child's daily grades?

Do you want to monitor attendance and other information?

If you answered yes, please contact Ophelia Rowan (orowan@jcpsd.net) to create an Active Parent Account.

Student Services

National Board Certified Counselor Mrs. Inez Coleman

  • Registration and Withdrawal
  • Student Counseling
  • Social-Emotional Support
  • Behavior Support

Contact Information

601-786-3658 Ext 402

Email: icoleman@jcpsd.net

Resource Links

Jefferson County Elementary

Tomekia Wise

JCES Assistant Principal/Math Interventionist