John Clark Elementary School

May 28, 2021 (School Hours 7:30am-2:40pm)

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Estas son las noticias del salón de su hijo(a). Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre lo que harán la próxima semana, por favor llame a Patricia Ayala al (320) 685-7534 y oprima la opción en español o la extensión 4135. ¡Gracias!

End of an Unforgettable Year


We want to thank you for your support throughout one of (if not the most) difficult year in education in a generation. COVID protocols, social distancing, masks, quarantines, and all of the challenges that our students faced did not stop them from finishing the year on an incredible high.

I am so proud of the work that our students have done this year. Many people will want to focus on what was lost this year, but I want to reflect on what was gained. Our students gained an appreciation for their family and the support that people who love each other can provide during difficult times. Our students gained resilience and tenacity to know that they can overcome incredible challenges. Our students gained a crash course in technology. They'll see now that distance cannot keep them from connecting with those that they care about. Finally, I hope they gained a recognition of the love and affection that our staff has for them when we are all in person or apart. This love does not change based on where we are learning.

Thank you all again for your partnerships this year. I hope your family has a fun and exciting summer!

Lost and Found Virtual Tour

JCE Walk-a-thon

Thank you so much to our volunteers who came to help at the Walk-a-thon. The PTC planned an incredible celebration for the students.

Technology Returns

If you have any district laptops or hot spots, please return them to the JCE or District office by May 28. Thank you!
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Scholastic Summer #ReadAPalooza | Now in Home Base

Scholastic Summer Reading


Keep your child(ren) motivated to read throughout the summer with Scholastic's summer reading program. It is a great way for students to track progress, set goals, learn about new authors, and so much more.

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Families, if you have a 4th or 5th grader who received reading support outside of the classroom this year, we would appreciate your feedback on the short form linked below.
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Reading Tutor and Math Tutor Wanted for 2021-22 School Year

Make a difference in your community and join our team as a reading tutor. JCE is looking for a reading and a math tutor to give their time and talent to help our kids become successful readers and learners.

Reading tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students (grades K-3)during school hours throughout the school year. Math tutors serve during the school day working with small groups of students (grades 4-8) who need extra help building their math skills.

No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great tutor! No experience? No problem. Minnesota Reading and Math Corps provides comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students learn, so tutors are well equipped to help students grow.

Perks as A Tutor

• Receive a stipend every two weeks

• Earn up to $4,300 for college tuition or student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.

• Free health insurance and child care assistance for those who qualify

Ready to be the change for our students?

Learn more and apply at

Questions? Contact or call 866.859.2825.

Extra Classroom Pictures Available

We have a few extra classroom pictures from Lifetouch available in the JCE office. If you would like to purchase a picture of your child's class, please call the JCE office while supplies last.

Cost: $15

320-251-8651 ext. 2101

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Kindergarten Registration

If you or someone you know has a child who will enter Kindergarten next fall, please fill out this registration form.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

5/31 - No School

6/3 - Early Release - Last day for students

8/12 - 6:30pm PTC Meeting at JCE

For the district calendar click here.

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Spartan SPOT

Spartan SPOT provides both before and after school care, as well as care for non-school days.

If you have any questions, please call the Community Education office at 320-685-8631.

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You can help generate state aid for your school by completing the Application for Educational Benefits and returning it to your school. Some schools collect income data through a web-based collection system which replaces the paper forms. These are household income statements; only one application is needed per household but each district or charter school in which students in the household are enrolled would need a copy.

Students in households that meet the free or reduced price meal income guidelines will generate compensatory revenue for their school. Schools must use compensatory revenue to meet the needs of students who are behind their peers, such as remedial instruction, instructional materials including digital learning and technology, bilingual programs and additional teachers and teacher aides. These applications may also make teachers in your school eligible for the federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program if they have outstanding college loans. However, the household must complete and return the forms, or complete the online form, no later than December 15 so the school can calculate eligibility and report to MDE.


You can still support our school through the Box Tops for Education program. Box Tops have made a change to their system so that now all you have to do is create an account and scan your grocery receipt with their app. See this link to learn how to support JCE: Box Tops

Parent Teacher Club

Please consider joining the PTC. Our next meeting will be on May 27 at 6:30pm at JCE. For questions, please reach out to Mr. Court and/or follow our bulletins for future meeting dates.

Making a Difference Today to Create a Better Tomorrow