JBM News: Family Edition

Fall 2022

Vision Statement of JBM Intermediate School

JBM’s family first school community will foster a safe, supportive learning environment where students can cultivate excellence in academics and leadership.

Mission Statement of JBM Intermediate School

JBM’s family first learning environment will challenge students to be critical and analytical thinkers and leaders. Inclusive classrooms will be well-structured, student-centered, and present opportunities for collaboration.

JBM Motto

Family First: Protect the Flock

Dear Families,

Thank you for your support and patience as we begin the 2022-2023 school year. We appreciate your patience as we worked through adjusting arrival and dismissal to make it more efficient. Your children have been wonderful to be around and work with each day at JBM. Please read through the information below to stay informed about the happenings at JBM.

Many students purchase breakfast in the morning, but we notice that some are not eating their meal. Please remind your child that breakfast costs $0.80 per day. Contact the JBM Cafeteria Manager, Patricia Messick, with any questions about your child's lunch account. You can also create an account to add funds to your child's lunch account at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/.

Please participate in our WiddyUp fundraiser! Learn more at widdyup.com. We have a goal to raise $20,000 to help support our Music and Technology Education programs along with field trips for our students.

Review the calendar of events below and mark your calendars. Be sure to join our JBM PTO Facebook page to stay up to date - JBM PTO Facebook Group - (search: John Bassett Moore Intermediate PTO).

With Gratitude,

Mr. Leon Clarke, Principal

Mrs. Amy Mumley, Associate Principal

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Upcoming Events


12 - Picture Day

13 - JBM Haunted School Tours, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

14 - No School, Inservice Day

17 - Mid-Trimester 1

19 - SSD School Board Meeting, 7pm @ JBM

22 - SSD Fall Festival, 2-6pm

24 - IPRs sent home - 4th-5th

26 - IPRs available on HAC - 6th

28 - Homecoming Parade


1 - PTO Meeting, 3:30pm

4 - No School, Inservice Day

8 - No School

10 - Students vs. Teachers Dodgeball Game

11 - No School

15 - Social Studies State Testing, 4th & 6th grades

16 - Picture Retakes, SSD School Board Meeting, 7pm

21-22 - Parent Teacher Conferences, No School for students

23-25 - No School, Fall Break

29 - Family Reading Night


6 - End of Trimester 1, PTO Meeting - 7:00pm

12 - No School, Inservice Day

15 - Report Cards available on HAC

21 - SSD School Board Meeting, 7pm

23 - January 2 - Winter Break

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We would love for you to join us at our PTO Meetings!

PTO Meeting Dates

1st Tuesday of the month, Alternating times - 7pm & 3:30 pm

Location - JBM Library

If you are unable to attend in person, you can join us via Zoom - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75245476856?pwd=nILgXxqRdbHHCbZZ11SwUXa891C1Zo.1

Meeting ID: 752 4547 6856 Passcode: JBM2022

October 4, 2022 @ 7:00pm

November 1, 2022 @ 3:30pm

December 6, 2022 @ 7:00pm

January 3, 2023 @ 3:30pm

February 7, 2023 @ 7:00pm

March 7, 2023 @ 3:30pm

April 4, 2023 @ 7:00pm

May 2, 2023 @ 3:30pm

June 6, 2023 @ 7:00pm

October Reading Step Challenge!

The class with the most steps will get the opportunity to select and participate in a class game.

All students are expected to participate in Eagle Reading at home by reading for 30 minutes (2 steps) every night and logging their steps.

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Sign up to help at the JBM table at SSD Fall Festival.

Click here to sign up to help at JBM's pumpkin ring toss station.

JBM Positive Behavior Expectations - Please review these with your child.

Cell Phones must be silenced, secured and stored.

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Standards Based Grading Information (K-5)

Click on this button to learn more or read through the guide below.

Mental Health Resources

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ALL students must pay for Breakfast and Lunch!

No free breakfast or lunch. Please complete the meal benefit form on the website or on the paper copy that your child will bring home the first week of school. Breakfast = $0.80 Lunch = $1.25

Connect with JBM

JBM Website - http://jbm.smyrna.k12.de.us/

JBM YouTube Channel - (search: JBM Intermediate)

JBM PTO Facebook Group - (search: John Bassett Moore Intermediate PTO)

JBM Twitter - @JBMintermediate

JBM Instagram - jbmintermediate

JBM News newsletter (JBM website & Facebook page)