The Hoot

April 2022

Principal's Message

Happy April Owls,

Spring is in full swing at JMC. Students have been out and about campus doing chemistry experiments in fifth grade, learning about water conservation in kindergarten, building equations in TK, completing a PBL on animals in first grade, building bridges in seventh grade and so much more. We are excited to watch our fifth graders Walk Through the American Revolution this month! Our second graders have started to prepare for the Wax Museum. They will be ready to perform in May. The hands on learning and student engagement continues to be stellar. Did you know that students begin to learn coding at JMC in TK? Coding is a part of the student experience in every grade at JMC. We would like to give out shout out to Mr. Buth and our middle school students who participated in Science Olympiad. We are looking forward to growing our team for the 2022-2023 school year. The staff at JMC is beginning to plan our first whole school family night at our new facility. Please save the evening of May 11 for a fun family event! Have a wonderful Spring Break.

Jennifer Huiras


Attendance Matters!

Impacts of consistent attendance

Regular school attendance and engagement builds a strong foundation for early learners.

Long term positive outcomes, such as higher graduation rates, lower dropout rates and higher rates of enrollment in college are linked to children with consistent attendance patterns (National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018). When children attend early learning programs regularly, they have a greater chance of mastering grade-level skills which become the foundation for the next grade level. A child is considered chronically absent when they miss roughly 18 days or more of school.

Not only are missed days missed opportunities for learning but missed minutes = missed education. If you child is 5 minutes late everyday you child would have lost 3.5 days of school through the year.

Let's partnership to ensure the best chances of success for our students!

STEM Habits of Mind

Thinking & Communicating with Clarity and Precision - Be Clear!

Strive for accurate communication in both written and oral form; avoiding over-generalizations, distortions, deletions and exaggerations.

Gather Data Through All Senses - Use your natural pathways!

Pay attention to the world around you. Gather data through taste, touch, hearing, and sight.

Stay involved with your child's learning & activities at school.

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Counselor's Message

Hello Amazing Owl Parents,

It has been a fun month here at JMC! We celebrated College/Military/Career week where students learned about different options after high school. My favorite two questions to ask kiddos are: what is your favorite thing about being a kid? And what are the problems in the world you want to solve? The whole Middle School had a great day at University of the Pacific, and leadership put on such a great rally.

During Spring time we often notice students being unsure how to connect with others, having some conflict with their peers outside, and ready for summer. We have been talking about including others, how to have healthy communication with I-statements to resolve small problems, and the importance of talking to an adult right away when there is a big or on-going problem.

Warm Wishes,

AnneLisa Butcher ~ MS Counseling (PPS Credential)

School Counselor

J. McCandless STEM Charter K-8

(209) 888-1048

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.”― Jay Danzie

“Brave, awkward, kind” ~Brene Brown

School Safety

RED Curb Indicates: NO stopping, standing, or parking, whether the vehicle is attended or unattended. (No Student Drop Off or Pick Up in Red Zone, NO EXCEPTIONS)

2022/2023 9th Graders Orientation Information

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Beginning Wednesday, April 6th the lost and found will be placed on the left side at the front entrance of the school from 7:30 to 3:45 for parents to go through. Anything remaining after Friday, April 8th will be donated.

4/6 Lincoln Unified School District Board Meeting

4/11 - 4/15 Spring Break

4/18 "Are You Returning" letters sent home for students K - 5th Grade via Parent Square

4/22 Deadline for "Are You Returning" letters

4/22 Middle School Dance

4/29 7th Grade Placement Letters Mailed Out

Looking Ahead

5/3 - 5/16 State Testing, grades 3rd -8th

5/4 May the 4th be with you

5/11 Family Night

5/19 John McCandless Stem Charter Executive Board Meeting

5/26 Last Day of School

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