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April Newsletter

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Thank you!

WJES Families,

Happy April! As we reach week three of digital learning, we want to send out a big THANK YOU from WJES!! Thank you for your flexibility, your support, your feedback, and for partnering with us to keep your kids learning and growing! We miss seeing the kids every day! Thank you for keeping them connected and for co-teaching with us! We couldn't do it without you, and we are sincerely grateful for our WJES Panther Community!

Each Friday, we will have a focus on finishing the week strong by making sure all assignments are complete, and engaging students in creative and critical thinking through STEAM tasks and hands-on learning! It is also a great day for your student to make sure they completed all of their specials assignments for the week. We are all here to help if you have any questions as we continue to work together to keep the learning going for all of our students.

We hope everyone has a relaxing and joyful Spring Break!!!!

Jackson County Schools will be closed March 16th - April 24th. Please contact your child's teacher for the digital learning plan on these days.

April 6th - 10th: Spring Break

April 27th: Report Cards go home/Students first day back

May 4th - 8th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5th: Moe's Spirit Night 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

May 7th: School Council Meeting 3:00 PM

Helpful Tips for Parents

Click here for some reading and writing tips for parents.

Also, here is a link to a free and optional training/course being offered for parents, volunteers. It will offer strategies to support children in making optimal progress as readers and writers!

From the Counselors

All year at WJES we have been embracing the 7 Mindset Curriculum throughout our school. Our current and final mindset is The Time is Now. The Time is Now mindset teaches us the importance of capturing the power of the moment and taking action. The simple fact is that we all have the power to act and make choices, good or bad, in every moment. We cannot change what has happened in the past and we do not know what the future will hold, so we must recognize that our only path to happiness, fulfillment, and meaning is to take action right now in the present moment toward creating the lives of our dreams. We have the ability to choose how we want to react to what is happening around us and how we will allow that to impact our future. We can use all of these 7 Mindsets together to work towards becoming our best selves and encouraging others. At WJES, we have loved learning all about each of the 7 Mindsets this year and look forward to continuing our Mindset Journey throughout the rest of the year and into the following year!

Also, below is the link for our counseling blog.

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 or Mary Kayla Brooks at 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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School Announcements

We have a new system for parents to receive information:
To join the WJES group:
1) Select this link -->
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!