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February Newsletter

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February 1st: Shadow Shuffle 2:00 PM

February 3rd - 7th: School Counselor Appreciation Week

February 4th: Moe's Spirit Night 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

February 7th: Decades Day - wear 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s attire

February 12th: Swirlee's Spirit Day/Night 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 12th: PTO Meeting 3:30 PM

February 14th: Teacher Workday/No School for students/Happy Valentine's Day!!!

February 17th: No school (potential weather make-up day)

February 19th: Boosterthon Pep Rally

February 19th: Great American Cookie Spirit Night 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 20th: School Council Meeting 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

February 20th: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

February 20th: District Math Night at GSC 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

February 21st: House Meeting (1st - 5th Grade) - wear your house colors

February 26th - March 6th: Book Fair will be open

February 28th: Boosterthon Fun Run

9:00 - Pre K, Kindergarten, and 5th Grade; 10:15 - 3rd and 4th; 12:45 - 1st and 2nd

March 2nd: Read Across America Day - dress up as favorite book character

March 3rd: Moe's Spirit Night 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

March 9th: Help A Child Smile bus is here

March 11th: Swirlee's Spirit Night 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

March 12th: Last day of Quarter 3

March 12th: Dress up like a pirate in honor or Pi Day

March 13th: Teacher Workday/No school for students

March 16th - March 27th: Parent Teacher Conference Weeks

March 17th: Report Cards go home

March 18th: Great American Cookie Spirit Night 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

March 19th: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

March 25th: Early Release Day - students will be dismissed at 11:30 AM

March 26th: Spring Pictures

March 26th: District Math Night 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at GSC

March 27th: House Meeting- wear your house colors

March 31st: Multicultural/Diversity Night 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Relay for Life

Jackson County Relay For Life will be on May 1st from 6-midnight at the Jackson County Courthouse. We would love to have as many people participating as possible. Even if you can't attend, watch for upcoming opportunities to raise money for Relay For Life. The links below are for participant/survivor registration, sponsorship opportunities, to order luminaria or lantern to honor a loved one, and more information. Thank you for your support of Relay For Life!



Participant/Survivor Registration

Sponsorship Form

Luminaria Form

Jackson County Relay For Life Website

Boosterthon

Parents and Families—this year’s main fundraiser is the BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on February 19th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN, which will happen on February 28th. This year our goal is to raise $25,000 for literacy resources, technology, more shade on the playground, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD WEST! Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Donations will go toward literacy resources, technology, more shade on the playground and the entire two-week experience. So please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN. Thanks so much for your support!



  • Boosterthon Fun Run 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM for Pre K, Kindergarten, and 5th Grade

  • Boosterthon Fun Run 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM for 3rd Grade and 4th Grade

  • Boosterthon Fun Run 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM for 1st Grade and 2nd Grade

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STEAM

4th grade students have been using the Design Thinking Process to help feed our farm animals more efficiently. They were able to present their designs to local experts! Our students designs will be created soon! We are so proud of the work that our WJES students are doing! They are the next generation of problem solvers.


We are seeking experts in STEAM-related fields who are able to share their expertise in solving real-world problems! Please contact kvenable@jcss.us if you can provide insight in any STEAM fields! Your time can be used to share your training, your career/hobby/creator/maker experience, or provide advice and feedback on how our students are solving problems at WJES! Thank you in advance for helping our students as they become the next generation of problem solvers and innovators!

PBIS Rewards Parent App

PBIS Rewards Parent App


West Jackson Elementary School is utilizing the PBIS Rewards online platform for the 2019-20 school year. Please watch the video below to learn more about the PBIS Rewards system and how parents can connect and monitor their student's progress. If you have any questions regarding PBIS Rewards, please contact WJES Counselors Isa Martinez @imartinez@jcss.us or Mary Kayla Brooks at mbrooks@jcss.us. Our students are excited about earning Panther Points to spend on the PBIS cart or to attend quarterly reward experiences. Thank you for partnering with us to support our kids!


PBIS App Parent Video


Download Parent App for iOS

Download Parent App for Android



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7 Mindsets

All year at WJES we have been embracing the 7 Mindset Curriculum throughout our school. Our current mindset is Live to Give. The Live to Give mindset teaches the importance of helping others while maximizing our own potential. It tells us that abundance in life is a cycle: that, in order to receive love, respect, and security, we must first learn to give those things to others. This mindset also teaches us that the greatest gift we can ever give is to find and use our unique passions and strengths to maximize our positive impact on our friends, family and our community. Through this mindset, we guide students to think about the impact they want to make and the legacy they want to leave through focusing on giving.


Parent Newsletter - English

Parent Newsletter - Spanish

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School Announcements

We have a new system for parents to receive information:
To join the WJES group:
1) Select this link --> https://band.us/n/a5ab18W4m1vdo
2) Download the BAND app to your device and get the latest announcements from WJES!
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2019-2020 School Calendar

Click here to view the 2019-2020 Jackson County School System School Calendar. We look forward to seeing our students on August 2nd!!!!
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School Hours

School hours are 7:40 AM - 2:25 PM. The school doors open at 7:10 AM each day. Students are released to their homeroom class at 7:25 AM. Any student arriving after 7:40 AM is tardy and will need to report to the office accompanied by a parent/guardian to sign in and get a tardy permit before going to class. Regular and punctual attendance is essential if students are to receive the maximum benefits from the instructional program.
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Parent Survey

Feel free to complete this survey to let us know how we can support you and your students. Thank you for your feedback!