Here At JRB
May 20, 2022
Please have a thoughtful and safe Memorial Day weekend.
Boosterthon Fun Run
We’re only 1 week away from our Briggs School Fun Run and our students and staff are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.
Today, donating officially opened on mybooster.com, and you can support our school in 3 steps:
1. REGISTER your student(s) on mybooster.com today. It takes 30 seconds!
2. SHARE with 5 family/friends using the SHARE tools on mybooster.com (Facebook, Text Message or Email). Students can earn rewards just for sharing from mybooster.com.
3. GIVE a donation if you are able to give.
Key dates to remember:
⭐️ Donating Opens - TODAY!
Register on MYBOOSTER.COM, Share, & Give!
⭐️ Event Kick Off - 6/2
⭐️ Event Day - 6/13
SAVE THE DATE! You’re Invited!
Every share and donation makes a difference! And, don’t forget…
• All students get to participate in the fun run day, regardless of financial participation
• Students will experience an incredible character development program. They’ll be learning about the importance of curiosity, confidence, humility, practice and endurance by following along with Sports City Worldwide! Check out the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/569056182/a3547ba2ee
⭐️ Start Donating and Sharing Your Pledge Link ⭐️
PLUS, just by registering and sharing your pledge link, you earn entries into the DISNEY GRAND PRIZE SWEEPSTAKES 🎉 Learn more once you register on MYBOOSTER.COM for how you could win an all-expenses paid trip to Disney for your family!
Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!
Placement Letters for 2022/2023
We are starting to build our class lists for next fall. If you have any concerns for placement next year, please send me an email by May 31st. Specific teacher requests will not be granted, however, please feel free to share your child's learning style or concerns for peer relationships.
Historically we have had an increase of student move-ins/outs over the summer months. As a result, we will not be sharing class lists and teacher assignments until August. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will have a grade level step-up day for all grades the last week of school. Students will be able to walk through classrooms and hear some grade level specific information from the teachers.
The news from Texas this week is devastating. Please know school safety is paramount in our work with the children. We are fortunate to have such a strong community connection with our town public safety officers. Their frequent presence in our buildings is a comfort especially during these difficult times.
As Dr. Stewart stated in his community letter: We are all here to support your children in any way possible. If you are looking for resources to help navigate discussions about difficult events with your children, the National Association of School Psychologists has some excellent resources HERE.
Bring In A White T-Shirt
5th Grade Events
We have many important dates for the entire school, but it should be noted that our 5th grade has even more. Here is a quick peek into some of the events for the rest of this year in grade 5:
- June 7- Visit Overlook Middle School
- June 13- Boosterthon Fun Run
- June 14- Field Day
- June 15- Grade 5 Promotion Night Car Parade 5:00 PM Start
Music Room News
We are having a Recital Night on Monday, June 13th, at 6:30pm. We haven’t been able to hold this event since 2019! Any student who takes instrumental or voice lessons, either here at JRB or elsewhere, is welcome to participate! Please see form below! FORMS ARE DUE TO MRS. LORDAN BY FRIDAY, MAY 27TH. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Lordan: email@example.com
Important music/arts dates:
JRB Fine Arts Night on Thurs., 6/2/22, Time TBA
JRB Spring Concert on Thurs., 6/9/22, at 7pm, JRB Cafetorium (band students arrive at 6:15pm; chorus students arrive at 6:30pm)
JRB Recital Night on Mon., 6/13/22 at 6:30pm, JRB Cafetorium (see flyer below)
Notes From The Nurses Office
Please note that all medications (daily or PRN) that are in the nurse’s office at school must be picked up by a parent/guardian no later than June 17 by 12pm, which is the last day of school. Students are not allowed to transport medications to and from school. Medications that are not picked up will be disposed of, as they are not able to be stored at school over the summer. If this applies to your family, please contact me to let me know when you, (or another responsible adult) will be picking your student(s) medications up by emailing me firstname.lastname@example.org so I may have them ready for pick up.
A few friendly reminders….
Please send your student in with a water bottle! The weather is getting warmer, and our bodies require more fluid intake. If someone is not properly hydrated, it can affect the way they think and feel. There are water stations in the school where students can continue to refill their water bottles throughout the day.
Let us not forget to talk about sun safety! It is that time of year where you may want to apply sunscreen to your child prior to your student coming to school. Should you want them to reapply at school, please send them with their own supply of sunscreen. The nursing office does not have sunscreen for the students and staff.
Ticks! They seem to be everywhere this year. Please be sure to check your child, yourself, and pets at least once a day. It’s a healthy habit to perform a tick check when going inside after enjoying the outdoors. If your child has had a tick on them in school that is embedded, I will contact you to make you aware.
Seasonal allergies are affecting many individuals this year. Please be aware that the nursing office does not have orders to be able to administer antihistamines for seasonal allergy symptoms, only for life-threatening allergic emergencies. If you and your child’s medical provider feel that they should take seasonal allergy medication, please administer it at home.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, or concerns.
John R Briggs Elementary School