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Jarrell Elementary Newsletter - November 14, 2022

A message from the Principal!

Greetings JES Community!

Congratulations to our JHS Football team for making it to the next round of play-offs! Just one more way that JISD is on the map!

This week at JES we have loads of fun planned! Please join us for Literacy NIght Tuesday night from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The Book Fair will be open and there will be lots of fun for the whole family! Our Thanksgiving Lunch is on Thursday, November 17th. Please see our adjusted schedule below. Please be mindful that as our community grows, space becomes limited. Please let us know you're coming by completing the R.S.V.P. below.

During this season of gratitude and thanks, please help us show our teachers how much we appreciate them with our Pies for Teachers! Sign up below to bring a pie for a teacher by Thursday of this week!

As always, we are here to support your student and your family in whatever way we can. Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions, suggestions and concerns!

With gratitude,

Lara Hutchinson

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This week!

Monday, November 14, 2022

FALL Book Fair Begins

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Literacy Night 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Career Dress-up Day - Dress up - Career, College or Military!

School Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Thanksgiving Feast - Schedule sent out Wednesday and see below

Friday, November 18, 2022

FALL Book Fair Ends

Fall Picture Retakes

Early Release at 1:00 p.m.

Literacy Night - Tuesday

There will be stories read by your favorite teachers, books walks to win books, and the Book Fair will be open! Also, the 3 classes with the highest attendance will win a popcorn party!

Upcoming Dates!

Monday, November 21 - 25, 2022


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IMPORTANT Daily Deadlines!

In order for our systems to run smoothly and safely, please observe the following daily deadlines times.

7:30 a.m. The back doors automatically lock, and you will need to drive around and walk your child in to the building. PLEASE DO NOT DROP-OFF STUDENTS AFTER 7:30. They must be signed in by a parent or guardian.

1:30 p.m. ALL transportation changes must be made by 1:30 by emailing or calling Stephanie Garcia at (512)-746-2170 or

2:30 p.m. Any student checking out early for an appointment, must be picked up prior to 2:30. Our dismissal processes are already in place by that time making it very difficult to change.

At Jarrell Elementary, we are constantly assessing our systems to make improvements for safety, convenience, and time. Observing these cut-off times helps us ensure the smoothest possible processes! Thank you!

Jarrell Elementary Calendar

Click here for more events!

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Parent Climate Survey

Jarrell ISD is conducting its annual parent climate survey. The survey is 14 questions and should take about 10 minutes to finish. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. It is an opportunity for you to be heard and provide feedback. We appreciate your time.

Early Release on Friday

We will be releasing at 1:00 p.m. on Friday to give staff and families time to make it to Odem for the play-off football game.

We will have our regular schedule with only a minor adjustment to lunches for 4th grade.

4th grade will go to lunch 10 minutes early at 12:25 and bring their things with them. We will release them to dismissal from the cafeteria.

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Parent Partnership Websites

Please click on the link below for more information and details about how you can support your child at home for success at school!

Attached you will find a "how to" to log into Classlink in English and Spanish. We have noticed that parents are having a hard time logging into online apps. Parents must go the Jarrell's Classlink or you might have issues logging in.

If you have any trouble at all, please give us a call. We are happy to help! Your child's classroom teacher can help as well as our Assistant Principals and Principal.

Parent Partnership website


This week, in Science, we will explore the characteristics of living and nonliving things. We will be talking about how seeds become trees, plants, and flowers. In Language Arts, we will learn that rhyming words have the same middle and ending sounds. We will be able to recognize the letters and sounds of Dd, Ff, and Nn and we will be writing our sentences starting with a capital letter. In Math, we will recognize that shapes have angles and sides. In Social Studies we will understand that Thanksgiving is a history story.

Esta semana, en Ciencias, exploramos las características de los seres vivos y no vivos. Hablaremos de cómo las semillas se convierten en árboles, plantas y flores. En Artes del Lenguaje, aprenderemos que las palabras que riman tienen los mismos sonidos medios y finales. Seremos capaces de reconocer las letras y sonidos de Ff, Ss y Bb y estaremos escribiendo nuestras oraciones comenzando con una letra mayúscula. En matemáticas, reconoceremos que las formas tienen ángulos y lados. En estudios sociales entenderemos que el Día de Acción de Gracias es una historia histórica.


We will be finishing up our farm unit, as well as continuing with nonstandard measurements. We will be creating all sorts of Thanksgiving crafts and having a feast in our classrooms! We are so excited to celebrate this week before break with your students. Please don't forget to RSVP to our school wide thanksgiving feast.

1st Grade


2nd Grade


3rd Grade

We know this week will bring lots of excitement for the upcoming break, but we have a lot of learning planned. In math we are transitioning back to multiplication and division, with some small groups work on rounding and estimating from our previous unit. In reading, we will be looking at key information, main ideas, comparing and contrasting in our current unit! In social studies we will be looking at timelines and how they help us understand the past, present and future.

4th Grade

There are so many good things happening in fourth grade this week! We will be using long division to solve word problems in math. In reading, our students are wrapping up our characterization unit. For science we will be reviewing the forms of energy and in social studies we focus on European explorers that first arrived in Texas.


In math we will be finishing up our decimal division unit, then we will begin reviewing past units and looking at the new questions types to prepare for the Math STAAR Interim post Thanksgiving break. In reading we will be taking our interim test as well as our end of unit 3 test. In science we are closing out our weather and climate unit.


The library is having a BOOK FAIR! The book fair will be open Monday-Thursday November 14-17th 8:00-3:00 and Friday November 18th 8:00-11:00 am. We will also be open during Literacy night and during Thanksgiving lunch.

To check out our online shop please visit:

Thank you for supporting the JES library.

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Career Poster Contest! and DRESS-UP DAY - NOV. 16th

JES will observe National Career Development Day on November 16 with a career dress up day. Also, all students, family members and staff are encouraged to submit an entry in our local NCDA poster/poetry contest. For more information see the attached flyers, and to view the division winners of last year's NCDA poster/poetry contest, access .
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Guidance Lesson Focus

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Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Jarrell ISD is required to transition back to Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the 22-23 school year. The federal government is no longer funding the free lunch program, which was part of the COVID-19 pandemic aid package. All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals applications. You may not qualify for it, but you could be eligible for other assistance. Click on the link for more information.

Smart Tag Information

JISD has ordered more SMART Tags! They are on backorder. As soon as they arrive, we will get them to all of our students who do not have one!

Jarrell ISD Academic Calendar 22-23

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Jarrell Elementary School

Lara Hutchinson, Principal

Jaclynne Bizzell, Assistant Principal (Pre-K/1st/3rd/5th)

Lupita Luna, Assistant Principal (Kinder/2nd/4th)

Allison Tillotson, Counselor (Kinder/2nd/4th)

Laura Lake, Counselor (Pre-K/1st/3rd/5th)

Erika Fuentes, Registrar

Teresa Kurtz, Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Garcia, Receptionist

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