J.O.E.S. News

November 2022

Service Opportunity

Town Clean Up/Park Painting

Saturday November 12, 2022

Meet at City Hall at 8AM

Trash bags and gloves will be provided but feel free to bring own if desired.

Paint, rollers, and brushes also provided. We are limited on brushes and rollers.

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GHS Homecoming Friday November 4

In support of our GHS Bears students will be allowed to dress the theme of the GHS Dress Days the Week of Homecoming all days except Monday (Already had a planned PBIS dress day)

Tuesday, 11/1 - Lights, Camera, Action - Movie Day dress as your favorite character.

Wednesday, 11/2 - Scrabble Day - dress up OR wear something that starts with your initial

Thursday , 11/3- Pay Day - Future Career Dress as what you want to be when you grow up.

Friday, 11/4 - SHOW that Bear Pride - Red, White & Black Dress - Jeans for $1.

If you purchased a GHS HOCO shirt you can wear it on 11/4.

Early Dismissal 11 am

1St 9 Weeks Honor Roll

1st 9 weeks Report Cards went home Friday, October 21st. Congratulations to the following students for their hard work during the 1st 9 weeks.
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1st 9 Weeks Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to the following students listed below for their Perfect Attendance during the 1st 9 weeks. The PBIS reward is for those with perfect attendance and 1 doctor excuse. You cannot learn if you are not at school.
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Speech Class News

Speech-Language Students from Mrs. Rani Broussard's class will be on KATC Cool Schools this Friday, November 4th around 6:30 am!

Way To Go Speech!!!

Library News

Accelerated Reader

K-5 Students are participating in Accelerated Reader! Please include reading AR books for homework! Encourage your child to read and discuss books with you before coming to school to test. The 2nd Marking Period is Oct 17- Dec. 23 students who have their points at 80% accuracy will participate in Book Bingo on January 12, 2023!

Book Fair will be here the week of November 28- December 2. Please come enjoy finding books with your child.

Family night is Wednesday November 30 from 5:00-7:00p.m.

JOES Community Calendar

Please use the button below to connect to the JOES calendar for upcoming events and details. This calendar can also be found on the Jesse Owens Website

Click on the Button Below.


RADA Sales Oct 31- November 28

November 1-4 GHS Homecoming Dress Days.

November 4 Early Dismissal 11 am for Homecoming.

7-8 No School Fall Break

8 Election Day

13 World Kindness Day

17 PBIS Red/White/Blue Day for 5 Bee Bucks

17 PBIS Chip and Soda Sale $1 each

17 School Board meeting 6 pm @ VPSB

21-25 No School Thanksgiving Break

28 Last Day of RADA Sales

28-December 2 Scholastic Book Fair

30 Book Fair Family Night 5-7 pm.

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Annual Library Scholastic Book Fair

November 28 - December 2 will be the JOES Scholastic Book Fair. Please help support the JOES Library by purchasing a book from the Scholastic Book Fair. Click the button below for more information on the books available. Family Night will be on Wednesday, November 30 From 5pm to 7pm. Books make Fantastic Christmas Gifts!


Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as STAR student of the month by their teachers:

Mrs. Hebert - Liam-Graham Landry

Mrs. Stacie - Elise Georgia

Ms. Natalie - Dallas Rogers

Ms. Trahan - Brenna Broussard

Ms. Aimee -Ireanna Bott

Mrs. Julia - Khloe Theriot

Mrs Rebecca-Renity Bertrand

Mrs. Heidi-Caddie Meaux

Mrs. Nicole Hebert- Brody Harding

Mrs. Marsha - Harlie Vincent

Ms Heather -Daylon Schexneider

Mrs. Allison - William LeBlanc

Mrs Caitlyn-Brooke Gleason

Mrs.Kelli/ Mrs. Rani/Ms. Elizabith: Logan Badon

November Birthdays

2 Finley Perez

4 Andrew Thibodeaux

4 Alexia Breaux

7 Olivia Cormier

10 Jackson Williams

12 Brayley Pousson

13 Beau Badon

14 Annie Badon

20 Jaeden Lyons

25 Kyle Murphy

26 Ashton Gaspard

28 Aiden Reid

29 Braxton Meyer

30 Kingston Breaux

30 Briya Trahan


Dress Code Reminders

- Each year Jesse Owens sells a Spirit shirt as a fundraiser - usually associated with he theme of the year. We ask that on Fridays that students wear a JOES Spirit shirt purchased from JOES any year ( past spirit shirts are acceptable). Again, this is a fundraiser and we will have special days for other shirts like GHS shirts. Also, on Tech Tuesday (any Tuesday) for $1 any shirt can be worn.

- Sweatshirts, jackets to be worn in the building must be solid uniform colors with no writing OR JOES sweatshirts. No Hoodies are allowed.

ID Reminder:

- Students need their Id for several reasons:

- scan for breakfast.

- scan for lunch.

- Log into Google Classroom.

- Check out a library book.

-Return a library book.

The cost of replacement:

- $3 for an ID

- $2 lanyard (must be School issued)

- $1 for the plastic ID holder.

For a total of $6 if you need everything.

It would be a huge help if students kept their ID in the same place in their bookstack every day. That way when they get to school for breakfast they know exactly where it is.

Thank you for your support.

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PBIS November News

PBIS Chip and Soda Sale on Nov.17th

Red, White & Blue shirt-5 Bee Bucks Jeans an extra 5 Bee Bucks.

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4-H News

Important dates for our students:

November 16 Personal Development 6:00 Abbeville High

November 21 Bike Contest 4-H Office @ 12:30

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School Wide Fund Raiser

RADA pamphlets will go home on Monday, October 31. Monday, November 28 all orders/payments need to be turned into the office by Noon. There will be an online option for year round purchases to support JOES.

The top 3 sellers will receive lunch lunch paid by JOES.

The top selling class will receive a Pizza Party.

Sell 3 items for a free Dress Day on Thursday, December 1.

Sell 5 items for an extra recess on Thursday, December 1

Sell 10 items for a Free Dress Week December 5-9

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Sell Raffle Tickets

Fall Break - Tickets & money must be returned on Wednesday, 11/9.

Sell 2 tickets over Fall Break and receive an ice cream treat on Thursday, 11/10.

Thanksgiving Break- Tickets & money must be returned Monday, November 28. Sell 3 tickets receive a free dress day & 5 tickets sold will also receive a free snack & extra recess.

VPSB Mendoza Car Raffle


The Mendoza Car Raffle is a wonderful opportunity for Jesse Owens to raise money. Each year this is by far our biggest fundraiser. Last Year JOES sold 900 tickets.

This year there are some fantastic prizes - besides the Ford Bronko. We are looking to surpass last years 900 with a GOAL of 920. If every student sold at least 5 tickets we could easily reach that goal. Every little bit helps so Thank you all for working so hard to help support JOES.

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All Fundraisers help provide funds for instructional materials, operating expenses, motivational incentives for students and staff, and other expenses that are not funded through other sources.

Jean Days: Students may wear blue jeans (NO SHORTS) for $1 on Fridays with a JOES Spirit Shirt or uniform shirt. JOES spirit shirts can be worn every Friday for free with uniform bottoms. (Only the jeans cost $1- $35 for the year)

Tech Tuesday T-Shirts: Students may wear any T-shirt (appropriate according to the uniform policy) for $1with uniform bottoms . All funds raised for Tech Tuesday go to the JOES Technology fund. You can send 1 payment of $34 for the year.

Concession Sales: Students may purchase individually wrapped snacks during recess. All snacks are $1.00. Please make certain that you send snack money with your child in the morning. We will not collect snack money at the office during the day to get to students. We cannot interrupt class time or be responsible for monies lost or misplaced.

Free Fundraisers

Please continue to help Jesse Owens Elementary raise funds at no extra expense to you. Ask your family and friends to do the same. Your trash can be our treasure!!!

Box Tops: No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.

Forward your email receipt to receipts@boxtops4education.com using the same email that's associated with your BTFE account.

Community Coffee Labels: Cut Community Coffee Products UPC labels. Proceeds help fund the AR and Library programs.

Coca-Cola Products: You can scan or enter Coca Cola product codes directly to the Coca-Cola app. Or search coca cola give to schools for donation to Jesse Owens Elementary or send the codes in to JOES. Proceeds help fund instructional materials, operating expenses, motivational incentives for staff and students and other expenditures that are not funded through other sources.

Scan codes in caps and in the boxes of Coca Cola products to donate to Jesse Owens Elementary. If you would prefer to save the caps and bring them to us we will scan them in.


Jesse Owens Elementary

Principal: Anita F. Dupuis (anita.dupuis@vpsb.net)

Secretary/Bookkeeper: Shana A. Boudreaux (Shana.boudreaux@vpsb.net)

Counselor: Verna Broussard (Verna.broussard@vpsb.net)

Check us out on Facebook for more activities to do with your child at home.