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Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day

Make sure that you feed your child a healthy breakfast before sending him off to school. It is true that breakfast is the most important part of the day.. Breakfast helps your child’s memory, attention span, concentration, and disposition. Some quick and easy breakfast ideas include: fruit and cheese, peanut butter on a waffle, yogurt with fruit, and oatmeal.

What Research Says

Research shows that children who consistently skip breakfast are tardy and absent from school more than children who eat breakfast daily.

Safety Procedures

All buildings doors remain locked at all times. For the safety and protection of our students and staff, all visitors must be buzzed in through the front doors of the parking lot and report to the office to sign in and receive a visitors pass. Each day doors open at 8:30 am. The tardy bell will ring at 8:40 am. Students must be in their classrooms at this time. If you need to pick up your child anytime during the day please send a note to your child's teacher or call ahead of time. Please be prepared to show your identification and sign your child out of the building. Dismissal begins at 3:10 pm. If you are picking up your child, you must remain outside in your car or you may stand in front of the building.

Lunchroom News

The price of lunch at school is $2.50 per child. Reduced lunches cost $.40. A carton of milk is $.50. Breakfast is also available each day at 8:20 am. The cost is $1.50 for a regular breakfast and $.30 for reduced. On Mondays ,please send meal money with your child's name and homeroom teacher on it. Lunch money is deposited in to each students lunch account and is debited as lunches are purchased. Applications for free and reduced lunches are sent home with every child as well as options for payment methods.

Parents Get Involved

Being involved with your child’s school is an

important way to show your child that you value

education. It is also a great way to get to know

your child’s teachers, curriculum, and other

children and families in the district.

Don’t worry if your time is limited or you have

other small children at home that restrict what you

can do. Most schools have many opportunities that

you can do at home or are only one-time events.

Ask your child’s teacher how you can help. A few

ideas include:

From home:

• Type children’s stories to make class books

• Help organize class trips or parties

• Make games and materials for centers

One-time events:

• Speak to the class about a career or hobby

• Chaperone a field trip

Weekly or monthly:

• Read with children

• Help with photocopying or bulletin boards

• Serve as a lunchroom volunteer

• Volunteer in the school library

Important Dates

Upcoming Events:

August 22nd-First Day of School

August 27th-All School Assembly

September 2-Labor Day NO SCHOOL

September 4-PTO Meets

at 6:00 p.m. in the Library

September 5-Open House

September 10- Vision and

Hearing Screenings for Grades 1,3,5

September 11-Vision and

Hearing Screenings for Grades K, 2 ,4

September 13- Fall Fundraiser

October 16-Parent Teacher Conferences

Book Corner

Llama Llama Misses Mama

10 Dogs in the Window

If you Give a Moose a Muffin

Good Night Moon


Jenkins Elementary
2020 W Catalpa
Springfield, MO 65807

Phone: (417) 865-4788
Fax: (417) 865-4773