Dolphin Update

Jones Dolphins Make a SPLASH!

The week of September 4th...

For Translation...

Click on "Translate Newsletter" and select language of choice to translate letter.

*Arriba de esta pagina haga click "Translate Newsletter" y seleccione el idioma "SPANISH"*

*Nhấp vào "dịch Newsletter " và chọn ngôn ngữ của sự lựa chọn để dịch thư "VIETNAMESE"*

*انقر فوق "ترجمة النشرة الإخبارية" وحدد اللغة التي تختارها لترجمة الرسالة. "ARABIC"*

Our Learning Community...

After the second week of school we continue to learn and grow together! Our staff and students are building strong learning communities and we are all talking about how to make a SPLASH!

S - Show Respect

P - Persevere

L - Lead & Inspire

A - Achieve

S - Be Safe

H - Be Healthy

We hope your students are filled with things to talk about when they come home from school! Here are some great questions to ask your child throughout the week to get them talking about their day of learning...

  • Tell me about the best part of your day.
  • What were the kindest words someone said to you today? How did you respond?
  • What were the kindest words YOU said to someone today?
  • Did you try anything completely new today? Tell me about it!
  • Did you have to think hard about anything today? What was it?
  • Did you make any mistakes today? What were they and what did you learn?
  • Is there something you would like to be better at? What could you do to make that happen?
  • What's the biggest difference between this year and last year?
  • What are you excited to learn about this year?


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Highlights from last week...

Thanks for "Beeing" Here!

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Traffic Safety...

Student safety is our priority during drop off and dismissal. In an effort to make sure that every child is safe coming to school and leaving school, we are asking our community to do the following during morning drop off and afternoon pick up times:

Drop off and Pick Up Procedures:

  • Drop off your child early starting at 7:35 a.m.
  • If driving, park in the neighborhood and walk your child to the entrances
  • Or drop off/pick up curbside. Drivers stay in your car and continue to go straight, no U-Turns/3- point turns in the middle of the street!
  • Students should be dropped off on the school side to avoid crossing the street. For students crossing the street, please use the crosswalk at the corner intersection and do not cross in the middle of the road.

The following traffic violations will be cited by San Diego Police:

  • Illegal U-Turns
  • Using the neighbor’s driveway to make an illegal U-Turn or 3-point turns
  • Double Parking
  • Parking in loading zones
  • Waiting/blocking red zones and driveways
  • Jaywalking when vehicles are on the road and it is not safe to do so

If you are interested in working together to improve the safety of our school, we are always looking for adult volunteers to help. Traffic volunteers will work closely with Jones Staff to enhance safe ways for students to enter and exit school during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Our San Diego School Police will provide additional training and support so that we can work together as a school community to keep our children safe. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Jenna Greif at

Did you know...

Meet our counselor...

I am Ms. Vu, your School Counselor. I am thrilled to be part of the Serra Mesa Community! I grew up within the San Diego Unified School District. With that said, I am SO excited to serve students and families in our district!

I have been working closely with children and adolescents for several years. As the School Counselor, I am here to foster students' social-emotional, academic, and career growth to be successful. Collaborating with students, families, staff, administration, and community members is an integral part of my efforts to support students and their diverse needs.

Outside of my passion for empowering students, I love running, dirt bike riding, exploring different cultural food, hiking, and playing with my dachshund!

Students can request to meet with me or be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent/guardian. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns about your child; my door is always open. I am looking forward to an excellent school year!

619-605-8800 x 3041

Check out our Jones counseling website...

Spirit wear...

The Jones PTA is selling Spirit Wear! There is an order form attached below if you would like to purchase something now. Or our PTA will be selling items at Back-To-School Night if you would prefer to make a purchase in person.

Thanks for your support! Go Dolphins!

Looking Ahead...


4 - No School: Labor Day

14 - Back-To-School Night - 5:00 pm

15 - Latin(x/e) Heritage Celebration: SDUSD Central Office

16 - 92123 Day: Serra Mesa Recreation Center

29 - Picture Day

29 - PTA Association Meeting & Family Dance (NEW DATE!)


5 - Extra Minimum Day (UTK-5th)

6 - No School: Non-Instructional Day

16 - Make-Up Picture Day

16-20 - Red Ribbon/Healthy Habits Week

16-26 - PTA Spooky Gram Sales

19 - California Shake-Out: Earthquake Drill

27 - Fall Festival

31 - Costume Parade

Upcoming Events...

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Additional Resources for Families...

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Join our PTA...

Jones Elementary

Our mission is to ensure ALL students meet or exceed grade level expectations through rigorous, high-quality, standards based instruction in a safe, nurturing, collaborative learning environment where all students are preparing to be global citizens, college and career ready.

Check out our school website for PeachJar Flyers, Counseling Resources, Family Handbook, Staff Contact Lists, After School Programs, Enrollment Information and so much more!

Jones Elementary PTA

Our Parent Teacher Association works with Jones Elementary to provide programs and support to benefit the students, their families, teachers, school administration and the community. Run entirely by volunteers, the PTA raises money to support enrichment programs, program instructors, educational assemblies and field trips, family events, and special classroom supplies.

As always, we need your membership, support and ability to volunteer. You can become a member using Totem, a respected membership management service. Please contact us with other thoughts on how we are doing, and your ideas on how you can become involved. We look forward to hearing from you.