JBE One Family Update

Family Update 9/30/22

Principal Fountain's Message To Families

Dear Families,

We have been in school for 30 days. In that time we have had 241 volunteers and visitors! At JBE we are always striving to create a loving and welcoming environment for our students, their families, and our community members. You are the reason JBE is such a wonderful place and we are so grateful to everyone for understanding and following our safety protocols.

Message from our JBE One President

Well hello Hurricane season! I'm thankful we've made it this far without the chaos of uncertainty that these big storms bring. I'm also thankful for all the teachers that did the quick pivot for e-learning with packets and zooms. We are a lucky bunch at JBE!

Prayers with those in FL and Puerto Rico and for all of you to be safe. We're prepped for card games by candlelight, spaghetti o's and PB&Js - I'm sure you are too.

We still have a few sponsorships available for the capital campaign - they are due by Sept 30th so get those in quick!!

With a JBE Smile,

Katie D. Edwards
JBE ONE President 2022-2023


Where does the JBE ONE (formerly PTO) $ go?

I'm sure many of you have been signing permission slips, turning in T-Shirt sizes and we want to give a huge thanks to YOU for funding these field trips! This is where the $ goes from our Auction and Capital Campaigns - right back to our kids. Field trips help them learn and experience different things in different ways. Yay!

We Love Our Volunteers!

There's a place for everyone to volunteer at JBE... Want to get involved in all the FUN!?

Volunteer here: https://www.jbeone.org/volunteer/95541

Don't forget, you must pass the background check to volunteer at JBE.

Literacy Night- Orton Gillingham or OG- Everything You Need To Know

Please join us


Please take a moment to either create an account OR update your information. This is where you can order uniforms and also our Fall Capital Campaign (a color run!) will take place. This is also how we connect you with your neighborhood captain. Email secretary@jbeone.org with any issues.

Our Capital Campaign this year is a Color Run!

We'll kick off with a Pep Rally on Oct 31st and wrap up with a color run on Nov 11. We need business sponsorships to help offset the costs of the run. Under 8 opportunities left so hurry over to our site and grab your advertising slot today! This is a wonderful way to support our school AND get your business in front of 800 plus Mt. P Families.

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Grief Support (Sand Dollar Club)

The pressures of school & life can weigh heavily on a grieving child and (the research shows) there is nothing more encouraging than being surrounded by other children who have experienced a loss, too. Sand Dollar Club is a peer support group that helps kids feel less alone in their grief. If you are interested in having your child participate in the after school program, please email Mrs. Bottomley at christina_bottomley@charleston.k12.sc.us

Backpack Buddies

Chronic food insecurity can present many adverse consequences for children, including impaired cognitive function, compromised ability to resist illness, and higher levels of aggression, hyperactivity, and anxiety.

JBE is proud to partner with the Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) to assist in the Backpack Buddies program again this year. The mission of the program is to meet the needs of children at risk of hunger by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when they do not have access to free and reduced-price school meals.

If you are interested in participating in this free program please contact Katie Clark -Perron at Katherine_perron@charleston.k12.sc.us

Litter Pick Up Day - October 8th, 9-10:30 AM

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Gift and Talented Nomination Testing Information

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Fall Festival & Plant Sale - October 29th, 9am-12pm

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Upcoming Dates

Monday, September 26 - HOUSES Reveal Day

Friday, September 30 - September Birthday Celebration (Room parent may bring in one individual treat per student at lunch)

Wednesday, October 5 - College Wear Wednesday

Friday, October 7 - Early Release/Teacher Workday (12:25pm dismissal)

Saturday, October 8 - Litter Pick Up Day

Monday-Friday, October 10-14 - CogAt/Iowa Testing (2nd Grade only)

Wednesday, October 19 - Unity Day Wear Orange

Thursday, October 20 - Half Day for Students (10:25am dismissal)

Friday, October 21 - Teacher Workday/ Family Data Conferences (No School for Students)

Monday-Friday, October 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week

Friday, October 28 - October Birthday Celebration (Room parent may bring in one individual treat per student at lunch)

Saturday, October 29th - Plant Sale and Fall Festival (9:00am-12:00pm)

Monday, October 31 - Book Character Dress Up Day

Monday, October 31-Tuesday, November 11 - Fall Capital Campaign JBE One is raising money for all the extras - Field Trips, Boat Building, Teacher Salaries, Technology and so much more. Oct 31 there will be a pep rally and the campaign will Conclude with a Color Run on Friday Nov 11th!

Wednesday, November 2 - Makeup Day- School Pictures (in uniform)

Wednesday, November 2 - College Wear Wednesday

Monday, November 7 - Early Release/Teacher Workday (12:25pm dismissal)

Tuesday, November 8 - Election Day (Schools Closed)

Friday, November 11th - JBE Color Run/Fall Capital Campaign Finale

Friday, November 18 - November Birthday Celebration (Room parent may bring in one individual treat per student at lunch)

Check out our JBEONE.org website!

This is where you can order uniforms and also our Fall Capital Campaign (a color run!) will take place.