JSE Tracks

2022-23 School Year :: March 13, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Hankins

JSE Family and Friends,

This week starts NWEA testing for our end-of-year (what? already?!) testing now through spring break. This information gives us a great look at your child's growth and progress.

Please check out our Bully Prevention Presentation for Families tomorrow night at WHS 6-7:30. I'd love to see you there. It will be great time to be able to see what programs we have in place, how to answer questions you may have about bullying and behaviors. I'm hoping we have a great turn out for our JSE families!

Thanks for partnering with us in education for our brains, bodies, and hearts!

~ Mrs. Hankins

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~March Successful Learner Traits ~

~ Principal's Challenge ~

March Reading Challenge

This month's Principal's Challenge is to read everyday from now until March 20. Bring in your completed forms Tuesday, March 21 to be entered to be Principal for the Day!

~ This Week's Important Events ~

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Yearbook orders due this Friday 3/17/23

Only online orders are accepted this year. Softcover yearbooks are $22.

To order your yearbook visit inter-state.com/order

enter code: 75534T

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Spring School Picture Day March 14

Picture Day for John Simatovich Elementary School is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 and this event's Order Code is 77168DF.

Picture Day is coming up on 3/14/23! You must preorder for your child's photograph to be taken. Online ordering closes at 11:59 p.m. the night before Picture Day. Order here: https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/77168DF

Stracks Receipts due March 24

We will be collecting Stracks receipts until Spring Break. March 24th is the last day. Thank you for everyone that's been sending them in already. We appreciate it!
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Kindergarten Round Up

UTSC will be hosting Kindergarten Round Up the week of April 10- 14. During this time we will have all of the required paperwork for families to complete and turn in to help with registration, a packet of information to help your child get ready for fall, and be available for any questions.

Thursday, April 13 from 5:30-6:30 we will have a round up night for families to come in and complete the registration information, get a quick tour, and get the packets as well.

During Round-Up we will not need your child for screening yet. Your child does not need to attend during this week, as it is for paperwork completion.

There will be more information regarding your children coming in for screenings coming soon.

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~ Indiana Testing Information ~

Attn 2nd and 3rd Grade Families

We completed our IREAD testing at JSE! They did such a great job reading through and taking their time. Scores will be released after the window closes and IDOE allows us to share. Second and Third Grade families stay tuned!

NWEA Spring Testing Window K-5

NWEA is our benchmark testing we take three times a year. All students will be completing the spring segment in reading and math sometime between March 13 - 24th. These will be completed during class schedules.

Attn 3rd- 5th Grade Families

All students in grades 3-5 will be taking ILEARN at some point April 17- May 9th. All grades will test in reading and math. Fourth grade also takes science, and fifth grade social studies. A letter will be sent home with families regarding more specific information.

Please see the schedule below. Again, attendance is important because each of these tests require the prerequisite to be completed. Check your calendars now and please do not plan any vacations around this time.

Third Grade Schedule: 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/2, and 5/4

Fourth Grade Schedule: 4/17, 4/19, 4/21, 4/26, 4/28, and 5/8

Fifth Grade Schedule: 4/18, 4/20, 4/24, 5/1, 5/3, and 5/9

Thank you for your cooperation in getting these completed!

~ JSE PTO News ~

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Nature Night

JSE PTO is sponsoring a FREE Nature Night on Tuesday, March 21 from 6-7:30pm here at JSE gym. Come and learn about nature conservation and the world around us!
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Fun Fair Committee

PTO is looking for a group of folks to join the JSE Fun Fair Committee.

You'll help organize and execute the fun fair. This can be behind the scenes, during the event, where ever and whenever possible!

If you are interested, please check out the group on Facebook.

~ Breakfast and Lunch Menu ~

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~ UTSC Community News ~

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4th Annual Porter County Special Education Resource Fair

Wednesday, April 12th, 5:30-7:30pm

2125 South 11th Street

Chesterton, IN

" Beyond the School- Special Education Resources in the Community"

Childcare provided. Please enter Door 1.

Be a part of our Team! (repeat)

Do you exhibit and support Teamwork, Responsibility, Academic Achievement, quality Character traits, Kindness, and work for Success? Our JSE team is looking for several positions and maybe you're ready to get on TRACK with us.

We are in search of:

- dishwasher from 10:45-1:45

- bus drivers 4 hours, 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon

- substitutes for teachers, aides, and bus drivers

- custodial and kitchen substitutes

If you are interested or know someone who might be, please send me an email.

Thank you,

~Mrs. Hankins

John Simatovich Elementary School

At JSE we are a child-centered community with dedicated adults that promote responsibility, self-confidence, social and academic skills, and a love of learning that are essential foundations for our children to reach their maximum potential.

We believe in our corporations mission statement of Every Child, Every Day!

You can also follow Mrs. Hankins and JSE on Instagram @jseprincipal.