JSE Tracks

2022-23 School Year :: November 28, 2022

A Message from Mrs. Hankins

Families and friends,


We are finishing up the month of November and headed to a whirlwind of holiday fun in December. There are many events coming up at JSE and throughout our community so keep your eyes peeled for ways to engage with your children through these events. Please be sure you scroll down to take advantage of serving with our PTO and supporting our students.


Don't forget our Student Council Food Drive this week! Bring in those non-perishable items for donations.


I'll see you at Culver's tomorrow night for Scoopie Night and Santa!

Mrs. Hankins

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Our Quality Character Traits for November Are:

November Successful Learners

Novembers Successful Learners will get a Cookie for December 1 and Breakfast on December 8. We will announce the honored students on Wednesday, November 30.

Our Quality Character Traits for December Are:

Principal's Challenge Winners!

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JSE Choir and K-2 Holiday Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 7-8pm

587 West 300 North

Valparaiso, IN

Mrs. Willis has been practicing with our JSE Kindergarten, first, and second grade students along with the JSE Choir to bring you a holiday concert to remember. Please join us at Wheeler High School Auditorium to kick start your season with these cute carolers!

JSE PTO News

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Here's the Scoop- Culver's Give Back

We need volunteers to help serve and support at Culver's in Valparaiso on Tuesday!

We need three people from 5-6pm, 6-7pm, and 7-8pm. Check out the Sign Up Genius for Culvers here.


Please also share this information all around you! Anyone who orders Culvers from Valparaiso from 5-8pm Tuesday JSE will get a portion of the sales! Spread the word!

JSE PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 6-7pm

424 West 500 North

Valparaiso, IN

Meet us in the library to go over our events past and upcoming. We meet for one hour in the library. We would love to see some new faces! Don't have childcare? Students can come too, they will be able to hang out in the open commons area of the library.

Holiday Shop Sign Ups

JSE PTO needs volunteers! We will have the Holiday Shop from Tuesday, December 12 - Friday, December 15. They need volunteers to help students shop and wrap gifts. Check out JSE PTO Sign Up Genius to choose a time to be jolly little helpers for our students!

Butterbraid Winners with $100, $50, and $25 gift cards for sales!

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Thankful for Friendsgiving!

Thank you to JSE PTO, our kitchen staff, custodial staff, and everyone who made our Friendsgiving a success!

JSE PTO provided ice cream for students, a special treat for teachers, placemats, napkins, and volunteers to help serve and clean up during this event. THANK YOU!

Mrs. Morton and company helping support our community with Annual Thanksgiving Baskets

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Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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Be a part of our Team! (repeat)

Do you exhibit and support Teamwork, Responsibility, Academic Achievement, quality Character traits, Kindness, and work for Success? Our JSE team is looking for several positions and maybe you're ready to get on TRACK with us.


We are in search of:

- dishwasher from 10:45-1:45

- bus drivers 4 hours, 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon

- substitutes for teachers, aides, and bus drivers

- lunch/recess aide from 10:45-1:45

- custodial and kitchen substitutes



If you are interested or know someone who might be, please send me an email.


Thank you,

~Mrs. Hankins

John Simatovich Elementary School

At JSE we are a child-centered community with dedicated adults that promote responsibility, self-confidence, social and academic skills, and a love of learning that are essential foundations for our children to reach their maximum potential.


We believe in our corporations mission statement of Every Child, Every Day!


You can also follow Mrs. Hankins and JSE on Instagram @jseprincipal.

#everystudenteverday

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