JCUE Monday Memo

March 1, 2021

Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of Jefferson County Upper Elementary School is to provide a 21st century learning environment that produces civically, responsible scholars that are college and career ready.


The vision of Jefferson County Upper Elementary School is to foster an enthusiastic, creative community of scholars ready to influence change in the world.

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Dear Families and Community Members:

Today we begin 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark testing in the area of Math. Per new district practice effective today March 1, 2021, one co-hort will report to campus for testing and the other co-hort must log into Canvas and complete instructional activities in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.


The JCUE family asks each of you to encourage our students to do their best on the final assessment. Inspirational posters created by our students for testing will be uploaded to social media by their parents with the hashtag #my385. Please like the post and comment on their work!


For your convenience, the testing schedule is posted below. Detailed information can be found in your child's email.



Sincerely,

Principal Carter

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Comprehensive Benchmark Assessment Schedule

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March Parent Meeting

Thursday, March 25th, 5:30-6:30pm

This is an online event.

March Activity Calendar

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DON’T THROW 10 BALLS AT ONCE

Whether it’s procrastination, disorganization, an inability to effectively track and submit homework, or any other academic challenge your child may be facing during Covid, there is a natural tendency to want to try and fix everything all at once. Resist the temptation because it’s counterproductive. Instead of overwhelming your child with five or ten different strategies at one time, focus on introducing just one or two at a time. Think of it this way: if you throw 10 balls to your child all at once, it’s unlikely they’re going to catch any of them. But if you toss them just one at a time? Piece of cake! Set one or two realistic, achievable goals at a time with your child and watch them gain confidence and become more invested each step of the way. And once they’ve shown improvement, introduce one or two more new strategies. It’s like the tortoise and the hare: slow and steady wins the race.
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Jefferson County Upper Elementary School

Ms. Cashoney Carter, Principal | Ext. 300 | cacarter@jcpsd.net

Ms. Ophelia Rowan, Secretary | Ext. 301 | orowan@jcpsd.net

Mrs. Gretchen Carter, Counselor | Ext. 302 | gstampley@jcpsd.net