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The week of October 9th...
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Our Learning Community...
The PTA Glow Dance was amazing! Thank you to all the incredible volunteers who planned and executed such special night for our community! Our next big event is the Fall Festival on Friday, October 27, so save the date! More information about how you can help contribute or volunteer will be coming soon! Before the Fall Festival our PTA will be selling Spooky Grams, check out the flyer below for details and the link to a Sign-Up Genius to help out. Thank you for the support!
As many of you have noticed Ms. Ruth has been out, she has taken a Family Leave and we do not yet know her return date. We appreciate all of your flexibility and patience as we cover her role in the front office. Starting this week Stephanie Guido will be filling in consistently while Ms. Ruth is out. She can be reached at email@example.com for all of your attendance, enrollment, and PowerSchool needs.
Highlights from last week...
Honor Flight San Diego
Eighty-eight local veterans from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam were flown to DC to see their memorials as a part of the Honor Flight San Diego program. During war times letters from home were the only form of communication they were able to receive, so on the flight there they had "mail call" to deliver letters from students. The smiles these brought to our Vets was priceless!
16 - Make-Up Picture Day
16-20 - Red Ribbon/Healthy Habits Week
16-26 - PTA Spooky Gram Sales
18 - PTA Julian Pie Fundraiser Begins
24 - SSC/SGT Meeting
19 - California Shake-Out: Earthquake Drill
27 - Fall Festival
31 - Costume Parade
9 - Extra Minimum Day (UTK-5th)
10 - No School: Veterans Day
13 - Julian Pie Pick-Up (Orders due on or before Nov. 1)
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
Choice Priority Window Now Open
Below is a link to the district's Choice Enrollment Website and a link to Frequently Asked Questions. We are also including some bullet points to address many of the commonly asked questions connected to our Jones Community...
- Students within our neighborhood boundaries or who have already been accepted through the Choice process do not need to apply.
- New siblings of students who have been accepted through Choice do need to apply.
- If your family has moved out of the Jones boundaries, but you would like your students to remain at Jones you do need to apply.
- UTK students who live within our boundaries, but were placed at other sites for UTK do not need to apply, a spot in Kindergarten is guaranteed.
- UTK students who tried to Choice into our UTK, but did not receive a spot do need to reapply for a Choice spot in kindergarten.
- 5th grade families planning for middle school do need to apply if you are interested in a school site other than our neighborhood school Taft Middle. We encourage you to visit Taft and/or any Middle School you are considering so that you can see and hear about all of the amazing offerings each campus provides for students.
To learn more about the Choice Application process, parents may attend one of the two scheduled workshops below. The Choice Application "Priority Window" for School Year 2024-2025 is from October 2, 2023 to November 15, 2023 and will be part of the lottery process which will be completed in February 2024.
NSEO - Enrollment FAQ
NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS ENROLLMENT FAQ San Diego Unified School District General Enrollment Do I need to apply to enroll in my neighborhood school? No. Students enroll at their neighborhood school without applying for Choice. School Choice applications are only necessary if you want your child t...
Halloween is approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help sell spooky grams and to assemble the grams! The students and families can purchase a spooky gram for their friends and teachers. The grams will be delivered at the end of the week. We appreciate all of Jones families support!
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.
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.
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John Paul Jones Elementary PTA
John Paul Jones Elementary PTA is dedicated to enriching the education experience for all Jones students. We welcome all Jones family members (extended family members too!) and members of the community who care to help our students. Thank you for your membership and support.