Principal's Page

Jesse Boyd Elementary 5/7/16

Happy Mother's Day

A day doesn't go by when a student will accidentally call me Mom. The student is immediately embarrassed, but it puts a smile on my face because I do believe there to be no greater compliment. We hope all of our Moms, and those who serve as Moms, have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you to the PTSO, and coordinator, Sarah Zemp, for the amazing week given to our faculty and staff for teacher appreciation. The staff was blown away with all the treats each day of the week. We are also hoping that next week is teacher's exercise week...we certainly all need it now! Thanks also for putting the JBE loves our teachers sign in various locations on the eastside of Spartanburg. That was incredibly fun seeing that all over town. HANDS DOWN- the JBE PTSO IS THE BEST!

All Star Reading

CELEBRATE YOUR READING ALL-STAR: On Sunday, May 22, the Greenville Drive will celebrate the Reading All-Stars from our school. Qualifying students, in grades 2nd-5th, earned a FREE ticket voucher to the May 22 game, where they will receive a FREE Reading All-Star T-shirt, select a complimentary book form the PEP Book Fair and participate in a pregame Parade of Champions around Fluor Field. To redeem your child’s voucher and purchase tickets for family and friends visit the Drive Box Office or call 864-240-4528. For more information about this game please click here.

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Class Pictures

On Monday, May 16th, our students will have their class pictures taken. You may order a class picture for $5.00. This is a wonderful way to remember the great memories made during the school year with your child's class.

Additionally, for our 5th grade students, we will have their group 5th grade photo made. This photo is for school use only and is not for sale, but we wanted to make 5th grade aware so they could be prepared to look nice for the picture.

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Career Day

We are super excited to host career day on Friday, May 13th for our students in grades 3-5. We will have many guest speakers sharing their work with our students. One of our presenters will bring therapy dogs and discuss the work that is done with these animals. Should your child, in grades 3-5, have a dog allergy or a fear of dogs, please contact Tricia Pressley, our guidance counselor at

Rain Barrels

Upstate Forever will be hosting a rain barrel workshop here at JBE on Tuesday, May 10th from 5:30-7:30. These workshops are designed to show you how to install and maintain a rain barrel and a rain garden at your home. Each participate will receive a rain barrel. In order to have enough barrels for the event, please register for this event by emailing or by calling 250-0500 ext 15.
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Photography Contest

Ms. Louka, our art teacher, is accepting photograph submissions from students in grades 1st-5th grade for a competition in the South Carolina Faces and Places Photography Exhibition. Each student may submit up to 2 photos. Judges are looking for originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, storytelling, and artistic merit. Please email Ms. Louka at for more information. All photos must be submitted by May 27th.


We will begin checking in iPads, textbooks, and library books very soon. It is important that all of these items are returned to school. Additionally lunch rooms fees will need to be cleared prior to the end of school. Students who owe fees for lost items or lunch fees will receive notes home about these fees and the total amount due. It is essential these fees are paid as soon as possible.

Dress Code

As the weather is warming up, we wanted to remind all parents of the JBE dress code.

The general rule for the JBE dress code is that appropriate and non-distracting attire shall be worn in the educational setting.

Appropriate attire:

  • skirts, shorts, and skorts must be at least fingertip length standing.
  • clothing that is appropriately sized for the student
  • shirts must cover the mid-section of the body, not be transparent, and have sleeves or a sleeveless shirt that comes to the edge of the shoulder
  • appropriate shoes that allow the students to participate in active learning

Inappropriate attire:

  • tanktops, halter tops, tube tops, or tops with string straps unless work with a shirt underneath
  • see through garments
  • muscle shirts
  • hair and/or body paint
  • shirts or dresses shorter than fingertip length
  • biker shorts or low rise pants
  • any clothing or jewelry advertising tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or violence, that is suggestive or demeaning to other people
  • clothing that is distracting to learning

Concerts and Ceremonies

  • Before any special event, parents are notified of appropriate dress for the event. Students not following the guidelines for this may not be able to participate.


Reserve your spot now to run in the MMS 5K. This is a great event and will raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
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Student Extracurricular Activities

Below is information about opportunities for your students.
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