JSE Tracks

Principal's Weekly News, October 12th

Keeping you informed of all the "tracks" we make at school and in our community!

JSE Monthly Attributes

Characteristic of a Successful Learner (CSL): Be a Self-Directed Learner

Bucket-Filling Trait: Patience

Our 3rd grade students have participated in MyPlate "A yummy curriculum" focused on eating right, exercise, and learning new skills. This program is brought to us and offered free through the Purdue Extension. We appreciate their involvement with our school community!

It's a Marvelous Monday on a Tuesday at JSE!

We missed your children yesterday! We hope it was a great day to catch up on reading and that your children were able to take advantage of the interactive learning websites they have been diligently earning points in during their technology time. Reading eggs, sumdog, and xtramath, and schoolbo are just a few they choose from. If you have a Kindergartner, you will be amazed at how they are already able to navigate the mouse!

It will be a busy week around JSE as we stay on track with Indiana's Career Readiness Standards, apply new information learned from our professional development day, and start planning for parent teacher conferences.

Before we know it, November will be here and that means parent teacher conferences are just around the corner. You will receive information in Thursday Folders this week regarding parent teacher conferences. Please complete the form as soon as possible and return it to your child's teacher. Our goal is to have 100% teacher parent contact during conferences on November 4th and 5th, therefore we will work together with you to find a time that works best for you and your family.

Have a good evening,

Leigh Barnes


Read for 20!

This month we celebrate reading with a pumpkin patch in the JSE library! Please decorate a pumpkin to look like your favorite main character. A flyer was sent home.


  • PTO Monthly Meeting: This Tuesday 6pm, JSE Cafeteria
  • Main Character Pumpkins-A flyer will go home in Thursday Folder.
  • Thank you for the candy donation for our JSE trick or treat event!
  • Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Fundraiser: Due TOMORROW, October 14th. Top selling class will win a PIZZA PARTY!
  • Ladies Night Out: Information will come home after fall break.

Important Dates:

10/14 Mobile Dentist *send in your form or drop off tomorrow for your child to visit the mobile dentist on Wednesday.

10/28 PTO Trick or Treat Wednesday 6pm

11/4,5 Parent Teacher After-School Conferences

11/11 Veteran's Day Program

11/20 PTO Ladies Night Out at JSE 6-8

12/9 Winter Music Program at WHS 7pm *Plan ahead we will have one, all grades combined, show. More information to come.

Every Friday is Spirit Day! Wear orange and green!

You are always welcome at JSE!

Please let us know how we can strengthen our partnership with you!

Leigh Barnes, Principal

Barb Rittel, Secretary

Chris Fields, Home School Advisor

Kathy Maniszko, School Nurse