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The week of September 18th...
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Our Learning Community...
It has been a busy week! First and foremost, thank you to everyone who came to Back-To-School Night. What a wonderful turn out! It was a joy to see families learning about their child's classroom, exploring the classroom environment, and connecting with each other. We hope you enjoyed the evening!
This week we also had our first Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) day. As a school site, we utilize our Title I funding to purchase the VAPA Arts Education Project (AEP). The San Diego Unified VAPA Department provides specially trained visiting teachers to teach visual and performing arts lessons while teachers in grade-level teams are released for a three-hour block of collaborative time in their Professional Learning Community.
On Thursday morning, UTK & Kindergarten participated in three rotations that included Music, Dance and Theater. In the afternoon, 2nd & 3rd grade participated in the same three as well as a forth rotation of Visual Art.
1st Grade, 4th & 5th Grade will have their first VAPA day on October 12th. Each grade level will have six half day VAPA AEP rotations across the school year. We love creating more VAPA opportunities for our students!
Highlights from last week...
Peachjar link for After School Programs...
We are excited to announce a new mental and physical health service available for all Jones students! Through our partnership with Hazel Health, students can access virtual physical and mental health care at no cost this school year.
Hazel Health’s licensed providers help students with everything from stomach aches and rashes to anxiety and depression. Hazel services are available at home Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm and at school during school hours.
Hazel Health’s licensed therapists can help your child cope with what they are feeling.
• Mood/behavior changes, motivation, grief/loss
• Separation anxiety, worry, fears
• Social skills, bullying, peer & family relationships
• Academic stress
Hazel Health’s medical providers address student needs within minutes, so students can return to class.
• Stomach ache
• Sore throat
• Flu symptoms
*Please note, Hazel Health will not provide care related to sexual or reproductive health. In addition, Hazel cannot complete sports or annual physicals and cannot administer vaccinations.
Learn more and sign up: my.hazel.co/sandiegounified or scan the QR code below...
29 - Picture Day
29 - PTA Association Meeting & Family Dance: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
3 - Area B Superintendent Meet & Greet @ Kearny High School - 4:30 pm
5 - Extra Minimum Day (UTK-5th)
6 - No School: Non-Instructional Day
16 - Make-Up Picture Day
16-20 - Red Ribbon/Healthy Habits Week
16-26 - PTA Spooky Gram Sales
24 - SSC/SGT Meeting
19 - California Shake-Out: Earthquake Drill
20 - Leader In Me Kick-Off Assembly
27 - Fall Festival
31 - Costume Parade
9 - Extra Minimum Day (UTK-5th)
10 - No School: Veterans Day
13-17 - Conferences: Minimum days: Dismissal at 11:40/11:50 all Week
13-17 - Scholastic Book Fair
16 - Turkey Trot
20-24 - No School: Thanksgiving Break
28 - SSC/SGT Meeting
Additional Resources for Families...
Xello for Elementary students helps spark curiosity about the future! San Diego Unified has emailed families access to the Xello Family Portal, so that you can help our youngest learners develop a solid foundation for future success. On the Xello platform, students can formulate the building blocks of meaningful life and career development, setting them up for smoother transitions in school and life.
Join our PTA...
Check out our school website for PeachJar Flyers, Counseling Resources, Family Handbook, Staff Contact Lists, After School Programs, Enrollment Information and so much more!
Jones Elementary PTA
Our Parent Teacher Association works with Jones Elementary to provide programs and support to benefit the students, their families, teachers, school administration and the community. Run entirely by volunteers, the PTA raises money to support enrichment programs, program instructors, educational assemblies and field trips, family events, and special classroom supplies.
As always, we need your membership, support and ability to volunteer. You can become a member using Totem, a respected membership management service. Please contact us with other thoughts on how we are doing, and your ideas on how you can become involved. We look forward to hearing from you.