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May School Newsletter

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May 1st: Milestones ELA Section 1 for Grade 4

May 1st: School Council Meeting 4:00 PM

May 2nd: Milestones ELA Sections 2 and 3 Grade 4 and Math Grade 5

May 3rd: Milestones Science Grade 5

May 7th: Milestones Math Grades 3 and 4

May 8th: Milestones Social Studies Grade 5

May 8th: Swirlee's Spirit Night 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Don't forget to tell them your house color)

May 8th: PTO Meeting 3:30 PM
May 9th: District Math Night 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at GSC

May 10th: Kindergarten Registration Make-Up Day

May 10th: Relay for Life 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM at WJMS

May 14th: Career and Innovation Day

May 15th: Library books are due

May 16th: Pre K - 2nd Grade Field Day

May 17th: 3rd - 5th Grade Field Day

May 20th: Perfect Attendance Reward (perfect attendance all year with 10 or less tardies and/or early releases)

May 20th: 5th Grade Awards Night 7:00 PM in Braselton Gym

May 21st: Swaim's Awards Ceremony 8:30 AM in her classroom

May 22nd: Beach Day (Students can wear hats, sunglasses, and bring towels (no swimsuits)

May 23rd: Lancaster's Awards Ceremony 9:00 AM in her classroom

May 23rd: Clinkscales' Awards Ceremony 9:30 in her classroom

May 23rd: 1st Grade Awards Ceremony 10:00 AM in gym

May 23rd: 2nd Grade Awards Ceremony 11:30 AM in gym

May 24th: Last day of school

May 24th: Kindergarten Awards Ceremony 8:00 AM in gym

May 24th: 4th Grade Awards Ceremony 10:00 AM in gym

May 24th: 3rd Grade Awards Ceremony 11:30 AM in gym

Testing Tips

  • Make sure your child gets a great night of sleep every night
  • Eat a healthy and substantial breakfast
  • Keep the morning as calm as possible
  • Don't forget your glasses or contacts
  • Dress comfortably
  • Stay relaxed
  • Encourage your child to do their best
  • Encourage your child to not stress and to show what they know

1st Grade PBL

First grade teachers, students, parents, and WJES staff members have been updating the reading garden space located outside, between kindergarten and first grade halls. The update has consisted of replacing dead plants with beautiful azaleas, hydrangeas, butterfly bushes, and adding phlox plants throughout the garden. Students have also added two strawberry beds, herb beds, and annual plant beds, that will become apart of current and future learning projects for first graders. Sitting space has been added for classrooms to come and enjoy learning or just reading a good book! First grade STEAMbassadors, along with all first grade classes will be inviting the community and parents to a ribbon cutting ceremony May 9, 2019 at 9:45. We welcome all to attend.

Greenhouse Update

We have made substantial progress on the greenhouse with the roof addition. It survived a pretty crazy wind storm and a severe storm/two tornado warnings. This was the first real test before we put up the walls. We had a lot of parent participation to make this happen, as we had to think outside of the box to engineer a covering that wasn’t designed for the original structure. That’s a great success! The roof has been restretched, and it looks great!!!! Thank you to everyone with your help with this project! We are looking forward to the students being able to enjoy it soon!

Media Center

All library books are due May 15. Any books that are lost or damaged must be paid for before awards day. Please contact Mrs. Waldrip if you have any questions.


Career and Innovation Day!

Career and Innovation Day will be held on Tuesday, May 14th. Feel free to reach out to Isa Martinez or Ben Propes if you are interested in speaking to our students about your career. We would love to have you!!!

Lunch Menu

Here is the link for May's lunch menu.

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!!!!

Excellent Attendance

Being in school every day means your child won't miss out on learning. Try to schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours. If your child asks to stay home, "just because," remind them of what they will miss, such as his reading group or PE class. Explain that your child can be absent only if he/she is sick or if there is a family emergency.
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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.

School Notifications and Announcements

Please sign up for our school-wide notifications/announcements via Remind texts. If you signed up last year, please sign up again. The directions are below:

Enter this number: 81010

Text this message: @wjes

Parent Survey

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