Weekly News From The Hill
April 20th, 2018
- Spring Concert (Chorus/5th Grade Band/Advanced Strings) - 04/24 at 7:00pm
- 3rd Grade Field Trip (Bowie Baysox) - 04/25
Bus Evacuation Practice Drill
Our 3rd-5th grade students will be taking the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment in the upcoming weeks. The testing window is open from April 23rd-June 5th. PARCC is a computer based standardized assessment that measures students' readiness to succeed in college and careers. Students will be assessed on their proficiency in Math and English/Language Arts.
Below are the testing dates for each grade level. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before, eats a good breakfast on the day of, and arrives to school on time. Please try to schedule any appointments you may have around the testing times. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Vanisko at firstname.lastname@example.org
Math - May 1st-4th (9:00am-10:30am
ELA - May 15th-17th (9:00am-10:45am)
Math - April 24th-27th (10:45am-12:15pm)
ELA - May 22nd-25th (10:15am-12:15pm)
Math - April 24th-27th (9:00am-10:30am)ELA - May 7th-9th (9:00am-11:00am)
Daytime concert attire: Black JHES Music Department polo shirt, (OR other black shirt, preferably either a plain black polo shirt or dressy black shirt), jeans, and sneakers.
Evening concert attire: Black JHES Music Department polo shirt, (OR other black shirt, preferably either a plain black polo shirt or dressy black shirt), black pants or skirt (at least knee length), black (or dark) shoes (no high heels, please).
--Ms. Curry, Ms. DeBella, Mr. Hay
Take Your Child to Work Day
Spring Individual Portraits
Spring Individual pictures were sent home in last week's Friday Folders. If you want to purchase the photos, payment is due by Friday, May 4th. Prices are as follows:
Entire package is $55 (all 7 sheets)
$50 (5 sheets)
$40 (4 sheets)
$32 (3 sheets)
$22 (2 sheets)
$15 (1 Sheet)
Please send the money in the envelope provided or pay online at STRAWBRIDGE.NET and use code, 11049
From Pupil to Police
2018 Battle of the Books (BoB)
Congratulations to all of our 5th grade teams who participated in this year's BoB. Thanks especially to the parents who volunteered to coach a team. We could not have done it without you. The team who brought home our very first BoB trophy was the Titans of Text. They also won in the Team Spirit category. The Creative Cookies won in the Civility category.
We are very proud of our readers who diligently read and studied 12 assigned books throughout the year and who worked together as a team to have fun and show off their reading skills. We hope to send even more teams to the 2019 Battle of the Books, so 4th grade students and parents, it is your turn next!
Here are the teams:
Titans of Text
Coach: Dhaval Gunisetty and Anna Adhikari
The FBI: Five Book Investigators
Coaches: Mary Ellen Henderson and Jasleen Modi
Coach: Erin Bitner
Coaches: Shannon Milam and Jill Earp
Students Motivated to Stand Up Against Bullying
- Amaya S.
- Brooke S.
- Leyly R
- Lily T.
- Marley T.
- Tai G.
- Mikayla H.
Jaguar Gems as Animal Advocates
Please help our Jaguar Gems support Animal Advocates from Monday, April 16th to Friday, April 27th. Please donate unopened dog and cat food. You can also give balls, rattles or other cat and dog toys! Donation boxes will be located in the grade level PODs.
Your donations will put us one step closer to saving animals' lives. Thank you for your support!
Our MESA Team came off victorious at this year's competition and placed as follows:
Effective Communication (1st place)
Scratch Cyber Security (2nd place)
Storybook Theme Park (3rd place)
Girls on the Run (GOTR)
- Teagan B.
- Skyar A.
- Alexia A.
- Kate A.
- Yeanoh B.
- Ciara B.
- Nawal B.
- Grace B.
- Gabriela B.
- Leah B.
- Serapher F.
- Tai G.
- Briana H.
- Tannaz I.
- Alyssa M.
- Jenna P.
- Jada S.
- Lily S.
As coaches, we are proud to be a part of these smart, loving, funny and adventurous GOTR!
--Coach Jill and Liz
Student Art Exhibition
This is the last weekend for the Student Art Exhibition at the Columbia Mall. The following students have been representing JHES:
Chase L., Calyn M., Kate M., Janelle H., Kason M., Levi B.
Kenny W., Nathanael P., Lincoln W., Miyabi H., Leah S-G., Chelsea J., Valeria H-A.
Lexi A., Natalie M., Peyton E., Roshan V., Azra F., Jose P-S, Riley A., Emma T-L., Luanny M-H., Emma M., Londyn W.
Dorian C., Rafa K-S., Reagan W., Kayla D., Colleen S., Alexa J., Blair S., Jordan M.
Taj V., Adam S., Junior E-A., Eva L., Baelyn H., Elisabeth M., Madison D., Madison M., Tommy L., Mira A., Isaiah M., Lauren S.
Rayyan Q., Dennis H., Nicholas C., Suraj S., Robi A-R., David L., Baylea W-B., Tamyra D., Alicia D., Diego E-F., Jenna P.
Planning to Move?
Please bring the following documents:
- Birth certificate
- Immunization shot record
- Deed or Lease
- Current utility bill (no welcome letters)
Click on the link below for additional information.
Online School Payments
Click on the link below to pay for the upcoming 3rd Grade and Kindergarten field trips.
To pay for the upcoming 5th grade field trip, you must set up your account and then pay. To get started, click the link below.
If you have any issues with the system please contact Ms. Allen in the front office or email email@example.com. Thank you for helping us improve our money collection process.