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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...

Did you miss back-to-school night?

If you missed Back-to-School Night on Thursday, handouts will be coming home with your child and a link to Principal Buell's opening message is below. Reach out to your child's classroom teacher and they can send you a copy of their presentation too.

Hazel Health

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: or scan the QR code below...

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Looking Ahead...


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

Upcoming Events...

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Additional Resources for Families...

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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...

Jones Elementary

Our mission is to ensure ALL students meet or exceed grade level expectations through rigorous, high-quality, standards based instruction in a safe, nurturing, collaborative learning environment where all students are preparing to be global citizens, college and career ready.

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.