JSE Tracks

Principal's Weekly News, November 30th

Keeping you informed of all the "tracks" we make at school and in our community!

JSE Monthly Attributes

Characteristic of a Successful Learner (CSL): Maintain Focus

Bucket-Filling Trait: Giving

Thank you for supporting your child in choosing a non-perishable item to GIVE to our food-drive.

It's a Marvelous Monday at JSE!

Happy 1st week of December JSE Families! Hope you all had a nice long weekend enjoying our first days of winter. These next three weeks will fly by and as I am sure you feel the same, we have A LOT on our "To Do" list of learning between now and then!

As I visited classrooms today, I was glad to see students have jumped right back into the schoolhouse routine. Our 1st graders shared their favorite books becoming skilled book critiques! Don't miss the pictures below. Mrs. Alonzo and the holiday show cast lead us in preparation as excitement builds for our holiday show next Wednesday. It will be an incredible show, we hope you can join us before or after the show for Culver's and Ben's Pretzels!

After a week of nose to the grindstone learning, we will have some festive fun late Friday afternoon with a holiday craft and cookies. A time for our JSE family to get into the spirit together! I also look forward to another Principal's Breakfast Thursday morning with our students who exemplified the successful learning trait of thinking interdependently.

Thank you for being our partners in education,

Leigh Barnes


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From the desk of Mrs. Fields:

The winter weather came in white over night! Please let us know if we can help you secure a winter coat, hat, and/or gloves for your child. All students will go out for recess, please ensure they are dressed accordingly. To avoid the lost and found closet, please label your child's gear!

A class from each hall leads our popcorn attendance!

Miss Bobin 98.8%

Mrs. Ross 99.2%

Mrs. Asher 96.7%

Overall school-wide attendance for November 97.08%


  • PTO Meetings: First Tuesday of every month 6pm, JSE Cafeteria *All are welcome!
  • Holiday Shop for JSE students: Monday, December 7th through Thursday, December 10th. A flyer will be in Thursday Folders. Please call our main office if you have any questions.

From our music teacher Mrs. Alonzo: Mark your Calendars: JSE Winter Music Program at WHS

All grades will perform on the evening of December 9th at 7pm in the WHS Auditorium. Information will continue to come home in Thursday Folders up until the event. Thank you to Mrs. Alonzo and parent volunteers, we are all looking forward to a wonderful evening!

The informational note below will be sent home in Thursday Folders and available on our website.

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Important Dates:

12/9 Winter Music Program at WHS 7pm *Plan ahead we will have one, all grades combined, show. More information to come.

12/7-12/10: Holiday Shop PTO

Every Friday is Spirit Day! Wear orange and green!

Archived: We are a Safe School

Students and staff participate in monthly safety drills addressing weather events, fires, bus evacuations, intruders and other threats. We teach and practice a uniform classroom response according to each drill with consistent language from the Standard Response Protocol(SRP).

More information on SRP can be found on this website: http://iloveuguys.org/srp.html

and on the Parent Handout.

Posted in each of our classroom is the SRP classroom poster with guidance of evacuation routes and shelter areas.

Communication to families of any emergency is a priority and you can expect information via text and/or e-mail. This is a reminder to sign up for NotifyMe through our district website and make sure we have updated contact information.

Be a part of the UTSC staff!

Employment Opportunities:

Bus Drivers

Substitute Bus Drivers

Substitute Teachers

Applications are available on the district website. Please contact central office for additional information. Thank you for your interest!

You are always welcome at JSE!

Please let us know how we can strengthen our partnership with you!

Leigh Barnes, Principal

Barb Rittel, Secretary

Chris Fields, Home School Advisor

Kathy Maniszko, School Nurse