J.O.E.S. News

March 2023

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 17th

Students will be allowed to wear Green shirt/St Pat’s shirt for free with uniform bottoms or for Jeans for $1.

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Kindergarten Registration 2023-2024

2023-2024 Jesse Owens Elementary Registration will take place on Thursday, March 9, 2023 Anytime between 8:30 am & 2:30 pm.

It is very important that we get an accuarate count of students planning to attend Kindergarten in order to staff properly. If you know anyone interested please have them register on this day or contact us ASAP to get them in the count. It could mean the difference in a teacher position/class.

Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year opens in March. Any child that is 5 years old on or before September 30, 2023 and resides in Vermilion Parish/Gueydan Zone is eligible to register.

When registering you will be required to provide the following documents:

  • child’s birth certificate

  • social security card/number

  • immunization record

  • proof of residency information: electric bill and 2nd proof of residence

Please call 337-536-6541 with any questions.

Pre-K Registration

SAVE THE DATE! Our Network's Informational Fair will be Saturday, March 25th from 10:00-1:00 at the LSU AgCenter located at 1105 West Port Street, Abbeville, LA 70510. This will be the opening event to start the 2023-2024 Enrollment Period. Parents can attend the event to learn more about the sites within our network as well as enrollment procedures for the upcoming school year.

As of now we have no information about Pre-K registration for the 2023-2024 school year. We will post information as soon as it is received

JOES Spring Pictures

This is a Pre Pay event. Only students that have paid for a package will have Free Dress and take a picture. If you are interested in Spring Pictures you must return order form and money before March 14.
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JOES Community Calendar

Please use the button below to connect to the JOES calendar for upcoming events and details. This calendar can also be found on the Jesse Owens Website

Click on the Button Below.


2 Read Across America - Dr Seuss Day

9 JOES Kindergarten Registration 8:30 am-12:30 pm

13 PBIS Park Day for Perfect Attendance January 9, 2023 to March 10, 2023 - Park Day

14 Spring Pictures Free Dress Pre Paid

16 PBIS hat day

17 PBIS Sale: pickle & Leprechaun punch sale $1 Each

17 St Patrick's Day Students may wear green or St Pat shirt

with uniform bottoms or Jeans for $1

25 Pre-K Information Fair 10 am - 1 pm LSU Ag Center in Abbeville


6 5th Grade Band Day @ Indian Bayou Elem.

7-14 Spring Break No School

27 Pre-K Online Enrollment is open

26, 27, 28, & May 1 & 2 LEAP Testing for Grades 3, 4, & 5.


Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as STAR student of the month by their teachers:

Mrs. Hebert - Bo Bourque

Mrs. Stacie - Briya Trahan

Ms. Natalie - Brady Mayer

Ms. Trahan - Kaine Gaspard

Ms. Aimee - Meya Gums

Mrs. Julia -Annie Badon

Mrs Rebecca-Alexia Breaux

Mrs. Heidi-Olivia Taylor

Mrs. Nicole-Tristynn Benoit

Mrs. Marsha - Nathan Leckelt

Ms Heather -Corlin Mercier

Mrs. Allison - Vance Istre

Mrs Caitlyn- Marie Alice Courville

Mrs.Kelli/ Mrs. Rani/Ms. Elizabith: Harper Roger

March Birthdays


4 Owen Lapointe

6 Ireanna Bott

6 Bo Bourque

7 Tristynn Benoit

11 Brody Harding

12 Austin Breaux

13 Lillie Taylor

14 Bentley Guidry

18 Jah'ya Diaz

21 Chairuakee Simmons

25 Sarah Broussard

26 Kinley Bertrand

27 Angelina Grace Thompson

28 Jeremiah Maxile

29 Truley Cormier

29 Paisley Sonnier

30 Joshua Henry


3 Mrs Shana Boudreaux

7 Mrs Amy Trahan

8 Mr. Randy Cashat

7 Mr. David Hollier

13 Mrs Stacie Hunt

20 Mrs Karen Moore

AR News

Accelerated Reader

K-5 Students are participating in Accelerated Reader! Please include reading AR books for homework! Encourage your child to read and discuss books with you before coming to school to test.


PBIS will be selling pickles and Leprechaun Punch on Friday, March 17th for $1.00.

PBIS Hat Day will be March 16th. Students may wear a hat for 5 Bee Bucks and blue jeans for an extra 5 Bee Bucks.

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4-H News

March 17 - 4-H Achievement Day Exhibit Entry, KHS

March 18 - 4-H Achievement Day, KHS

March 31 - Beef Poster Contest Deadline


Dress Code Reminders

- Each year Jesse Owens sells a Spirit shirt as a fundraiser - usually associated with the theme of the year. We ask that on Fridays that students wear a JOES Spirit shirt purchased from JOES any year ( past spirit shirts are acceptable). Again, this is a fundraiser and we will have special days for other shirts like GHS shirts. Also, on Tech Tuesday (any Tuesday) for $1 any shirt can be worn.

- Sweatshirts, jackets to be worn in the building must be solid uniform colors with no writing OR JOES sweatshirts. No Hoodies are allowed.

ID Reminder:

- Students need their Id for several reasons:

- scan for breakfast.

- scan for lunch.

- Log into Google Classroom.

- Check out a library book.

-Return a library book.

The cost of replacement:

- $3 for an ID

- $2 lanyard (must be School issued)

- $1 for the plastic ID holder.

For a total of $6 if you need everything.

It would be a huge help if students kept their ID in the same place in their bookstack every day. That way when they get to school for breakfast they know exactly where it is.

Thank you for your support.

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RADA products can be purchased year round to support Jess Owens online using the link below.

The pamphlet sales were Fantastic thank you all for supporting JOES!!

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Final Push Ticket Sales Incentive:

As of 2/28 JOES has sold 819 Tickets!!!!!! Remember Goal is to surpass 900 sold last year.

Final Push Ticket Sale Incentive wil be the weekend of March 18-19.

2 tickets sold will receive 2 free dress days.

4 tickets sold will receive the free dress days & an extra recess.

Return tickets on Monday 3/20 with payment of $10 per ticket.

The Drawing will be held at Mendoza Ford in Maurice on April 1, 2023!!

VPSB Mendoza Car Raffle

The Mendoza Car Raffle is a wonderful opportunity for Jesse Owens to raise money. Each year this is by far our biggest fundraiser. Last Year JOES sold 900 tickets.

This year there are some fantastic prizes - besides the Ford Bronco. We are looking to surpass last years 900 with a GOAL of 920. If every student sold at least 5 tickets we could easily reach that goal. Every little bit helps so Thank you all for working so hard to help support JOES.

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All Fundraisers help provide funds for instructional materials, operating expenses, motivational incentives for students and staff, and other expenses that are not funded through other sources.

Jean Days: Students may wear blue jeans (NO SHORTS) for $1 on Fridays with a JOES Spirit Shirt or uniform shirt. JOES spirit shirts can be worn every Friday for free with uniform bottoms. (Only the jeans cost $1- $35 for the year)

Tech Tuesday T-Shirts: Students may wear any T-shirt (appropriate according to the uniform policy) for $1with uniform bottoms . All funds raised for Tech Tuesday go to the JOES Technology fund. You can send 1 payment of $34 for the year.

Concession Sales: Students may purchase individually wrapped snacks during recess. All snacks are $1.00. Please make certain that you send snack money with your child in the morning. We will not collect snack money at the office during the day to get to students. We cannot interrupt class time or be responsible for monies lost or misplaced.

Free Fundraisers

Please continue to help Jesse Owens Elementary raise funds at no extra expense to you. Ask your family and friends to do the same. Your trash can be our treasure!!!

Box Tops: No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.

Forward your email receipt to receipts@boxtops4education.com using the same email that's associated with your BTFE account.

Community Coffee Labels: Cut Community Coffee Products UPC labels. Proceeds help fund the AR and Library programs.

Coca-Cola Products: You can scan or enter Coca Cola product codes directly to the Coca-Cola app. Or search coca cola give to schools for donation to Jesse Owens Elementary or send the codes in to JOES. Proceeds help fund instructional materials, operating expenses, motivational incentives for staff and students and other expenditures that are not funded through other sources.

Scan codes in caps and in the boxes of Coca Cola products to donate to Jesse Owens Elementary. If you would prefer to save the caps and bring them to us we will scan them in.


At the end of November we received a check in the mail from Coca Cola for $46.00 - Free money from the entry of codes!!! Thank you for all who save and enter codes!!

Jesse Owens Elementary

Principal: Anita F. Dupuis (anita.dupuis@vpsb.net)

Secretary/Bookkeeper: Shana A. Boudreaux (Shana.boudreaux@vpsb.net)

Counselor: Verna Broussard (Verna.broussard@vpsb.net)

Check us out on Facebook for more activities to do with your child at home.