February News!!!!

Jacksonville Commons Elementary School

February 5, 2016

Happy 100th day of school!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Can you believe it is already February? This school year is flying by. With the end of the 1st semester and the completion of mid-year benchmark assessments, it is a great time to setup a conference with your child’s teacher to talk about their progress. Please contact Mrs. Cyndi at the front desk, 347-1056, to assist you with this process. This newsletter is to highlight some of the happenings that have occurred, and the big events that will occur between now and Spring Break.

4th Grade Recorder Concert/PTO Meeting

At 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, February 9th, we will have a short PTO meeting and 4th grade recorder performance in our multipurpose room. Please come on out and support our 4th grade musicians. Please do look for PTO updates at the Jacksonville Commons PTO facebook page.

Leadership Notebooks

Ask your child about the work they have done in their leadership notebooks. Inside their notebooks they are drafting their mission statements, writing Wildly Important Goals, charting their academic progress, reflecting on their progress, and listing their accomplishments. We hope that when you come to JCE your child will have an opportunity to share their notebook with you.

Duke Energy Science and Performing Arts Night

On Tuesday, March 1st, JCE will welcome families to participate in our Duke Energy Sponsored Science and Performing Arts Night. On this night, the first 200 students that enroll will be able to participate in 12 different science stations with their families. Sign-up information is soon to come. Also, on this evening, framed artwork from your child will be on display in our cafeteria, which can be purchased for $25. And a 4th/5th grade recorder concert will begin at 6:30 in the multipurpose room. Lastly, we will have our Spring Book Fair will be in the media center also. We hope that you will come and spend a fun filled science evening with your child.

Support our Relay for Life Team!!!

Our Relay for Life team is currently working to raise funds to fight Cancer. February 12th, students in grades 3-5 can attend the Relay for Life dance, from 2:30-3:45 in our Multi-purpose room. On March 17th, we will hold a McTeacher night at the McDonald’s next to Coastal Carolina Community College. Proceeds from these two events will go towards the Relay for Life campaign. We are also looking for families to join our Relay for Life team. Simply go on our website and enroll under the Relay for Life banner on our home page.

5th Grade Oration Contest

Every year our 5th grade students compete in a nationwide speech contest. This year, the topic is Hunger in America. The top 3 speeches from each classroom will compete in the school level competition on March 17th.

Belize Partnership

February 13-20th, the Commons District Schools will be participating in our yearly global partnership with our sister school, San Pedro Roman Catholic School in Belize. This year, Mrs. Satterfield and Mrs. Elder will be traveling to partner- teach there and make connections for our students. We look forward to this global learning experience for our students.

Upcoming Dates....

2/9 6:30 pm, Night PTO mtg/4th Grade Recorders

2/12 Relay for Life Dance

2/15 Regular School Day

2/19 Spelling Bee Competition- 9:15 am, Media Center

2/23 Interim Reports

2/24 ERPD (Early Release 11:15am)

2/29-3/4 Read Across America week

3/1-Science night 5:00-7:00, Art show, Book Fair, 4th/5th Recorder Perf. 6:30 pm

3/16 ERPD (Early Release 11:15am)

3/17 Oration Contest

3/17 Relay for Life McTeacher Night

3/24 Grades close

3/24 Fitness Competition

3/25-4/3 Spring Break!!!