Jewett Jargon April/May 2021

Jaguars Innovate, Create and Learn

Message From Ms. Staley

Spring break has come and gone and that means we are beginning our third trimester. I hope you all had a restful and relaxing spring break and are ready to finish the school year strong.


April and May are going to be very important instructional months. Now that we have students in-person four days a week, teachers and students will be working hard to learn as much as they can. Attendance will be key to student success. Please make sure to send your child to school daily, as well as complete any work they have on Wednesdays. Students have learned so many new skills and we are excited to continue to work and learn alongside them.

Jewett Student Council building our new softball field

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SMART

What’s Happening at Jewett Elementary:

Book Distribution Update

Continuing to get books to kids at Jewett Elementary has truly been a highlight of this year. To date, we’ve given away 800 books to kindergarten students.


Normally, Scenic Middle School students come to Jewett to share stories with our kinders in collaboration with SMART (Start Making A Reader Today). Due to Covid restrictions, we had to adjust and thankfully we have been able to still get books to our kinders. We hope they have been loved and enjoyed.

Students in the "STEM Lab" working with Bases, Acids and Neutrals

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Teacher Request Information

April is the month when we accept requests from parents for placement of their child for the next school year. This month our school team begins planning for the next school year and student class placement. Class placement for our students is one of the most important educational decisions that we make. We put a lot of thought and experience into our decisions. We do consider your request as part of our decision-making process, but please understand our final placement decisions are made based on your child’s individual learning goals the teacher teams have set for them. We believe the best learning environment is created when there is an equal distribution of students according to academic ability levels, social/behavioral skills, leadership skills, work habits, and gender. Other variables include instructional/learning styles, social dynamics between students, and an equivalent number of students in each class at grade level.


Classroom assignment of students for the upcoming year is accomplished with the assistance of the principal, assistant principal, classroom teachers, specials teachers (music, computer, library), and if applicable our Student Services Team, and/or special services teachers. As you can see, a large number of variables are taken into consideration. It is an important task and one we take seriously. We want you to know that we will do our very best to provide the environment that will help your child have a successful school year.


If you have further information about your child or if you feel that a specific type of environment will help your child thrive and we are unaware of that knowledge, please submit your request to us in writing by April 30th. A specific request for a certain teacher cannot be guaranteed as staff changes happen every year. The description of the type of environment is a more accurate way to assure the best student learning conditions. If there is an instructional environment you feel would not be a conducive learning environment, you may indicate/describe this as necessary. Please provide your requests in writing to the Jewett office or emailed to Wendy Ullom (wendy.ullom@district6.org). Also, keep in mind that teacher grade level assignments will not be finalized until August.

Students doing String Art in the Art and Lit Center

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End of Year Events

We are working diligently to plan our end of the year events. Even though we won't be able to host families on site for large events like Celebration of Learning, we will be able to figure out how to celebrate our students and their many milestones. Please stay tuned for details regarding Kindergarten Graduation, TWI 5th grade Promotion, Outdoor Ed and DARE Graduation.

Yearbooks


Yearbooks are on sale for $15. Please use the link below to purchase online. If you already purchased a yearbook, we will be handing them out in June. You can also check on the link to see if you have already purchased a yearbook. Any issues please contact our office. 541-494-6600.



https://touchbase.district6.org/signin.aspx

Kinder Launch

We had a successful Kindergarten launch this week. If you know of a family that has a student that will be 5 on or before September 1st, please have them contact our office, 541-494-6600, so we can get them ready.

3rd Grade Scrap Robots in the Maker's Lab

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Registration 21-22

Online Registration for next school year will open on May 3rd. Please check out our website for details and information. We will send out details on how to register the first week in May.

Drop Off/Pick Up

Thank you so much for your continued support during drop off and pick up. Your patience and kindness have really helped our staff. Drop off is going smoothly now that we have extended the time. One thing families can do to keep this moving is to have students ready to exit the vehicle and to have students get out once you stop. Please don't wait until you are at the front of the line to let students out. For pickup we are moving as quickly as we can. The few things that can help are having your driveline number visible and staying in your car while your student loads up.


Drop off 7:30-8:00- Students arriving after 8 will need to go to the office to check in.

Pick Up- 12:45 we start entering numbers in the system. School doesn't officially dismiss until 12:55. Please do not arrive prior to 12:15. We are serving to go lunch until that time.