J.O.E.S. News

October 2022

Distance Learning Day Reminder

Monday, October 3 will be a distance Learning Day for Grades K, 1, 2, & 3 ONLY.

Grades Pre-K, 4 & 5 DO ATTEND School as usual.

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Doctor, dentist or nurse practitioner's written excuses are always encouraged

Elementary School students may not miss more than twelve (12) days per year in order to be eligible for promotion. Parent notes are counted in the 12 days, Doctor excuses are not. .

A doctor, dentist or nurse practitioner written statement of student’s incapacity to attend school shall be required for those absences for three (3) or more consecutive days due to illness, contagious illness in a family, hospitalization, or accidents.

September 2022 PBIS Star Students

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as STAR student of the month by their teachers:

Mrs. Hebert - Colsyn Vincent

Mrs. Stacie - Lillie Taylor

Ms. Natalie - Blair Klumpp

Ms. Trahan - Alora Schexnider

Ms. Aimee -Allen Hubbard

Mrs. Julia - Jake LeBlanc

Mrs Rebecca-Jordyn Harding

Mrs. Heidi-Ariana Breaux

Mrs. Nicole Hebert- Eli Perez

Mrs. Marsha - Charleigh Campbell

Ms Heather -Maddison Hicks

Mrs. Allison - Caydence Hunter

Mrs Caitlyn-Brock Breaux

Mrs.Kelli/ Mrs. Rani/Ms. Elizabith: Brynlyn Plaisance

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Cafeteria A La Carte' Purchases.

Did you Know that students may purchase extra items or seconds in the cafeteria?

Yes They Can!!!

Each student has a lunch account in the cafeteria computer. Students can purchase extra items at the prices listing below in 2 ways:

1) Cafeteria account - Each student has a cafeteria account.

The students can put money in their accounts through our online payment system, My School Bucks, which is recommended .

Follow these steps to get to My School Bucks and set up an account:

go to vpsb.net

click the menu at the top right

scroll down to Child Nutrition Program and click on the circle with the + sign in it.

click on Online Meal Payments and it should bring you to the My School Bucks page where you can make an account.


2) Cash payment- You may send money for their account by sending a check (made payable to JOES cafeteria) or cash. When the student requests the extras the cost will be deducted from their account. Send money in an envelope with your students full name and labeled Cafeteria Money.

Nothing can be charged.

If the student does not have the money in their account OR does not have the money to pay for it the student will not be allowed to get the extra.

A LA Carte Pricing for students:

Breakfast Entrée $.60

Breakfast Cereal $ .30

Lunch Entrée $1.25

Fruit (.50 c) $.50

Vegetable (.50 c) $.50

Milk (8 oz) $.50

Juice (.50c) $.40

JOES Community Calendar

Please use the button below to connect to the JOES calendar for upcoming events and details. This calendar can also be found on the Jesse Owens Website

Click on the Button Below.

October Dates to Remember:

3 Virtual learning day grades K, 1, 2, & 3 no school.

3-7 National 4-H Week

4 Fall Photo Retakes

4 4-H Pickle Sale $1

5 4-H Sucker sale $1

6 Wear Green/4-H shirt w/ Uniform bottoms

10-14 Fire Prevention Week

13 Fire Truck Visit

14 End of 1st 9 Weeks

17-21 Bus Safety Week

20 AR Reward - Kickball

20 Bus Safety Visit

20 VPSB Meeting @ central office 6pm

24-28 Red Ribbon Week

24 No School - Parent Teacher Conferences.

25 PBIS Park Perfect Attendance Reward

25 Make your Future Bright! Wear Neon/tie dye shirt and sunglasses.

26 Don't Get Mixed up with Drugs! Wear mismatched clothing.

27 Don't Be Caught Sleeping. Say No to Drugs! Wear your PJs.

28 Be A Super Hero, Say No To Drugs Wear a Superhero shirt with Uniform bottoms.

31 Rada Fundraiser Sales begin

31 Halloween - PBIS Halloween shirt 5 bee bucks shirt & 5 bee bucks jeans.

National 4-H Week October 2-8

4-H Announcements and Newsletter

  • October 2-8 is National 4-H Week

  • Tuesday, Oct 4 - 4-H will be selling pickles for $1 at recess

  • Wednesday, Oct 5 - 4-H will be selling suckers 2 for $1.00 at recess

  • Thursday, Oct 6 - All Students can wear a green shirt with school bottoms to celebrate 4-H Week for $1

National Fire Prevention Week October 10-14

The Gueydan Fire Truck will visit JOES on Thursday, October 13.
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National Bus Safety Week Safety October 17-21

Help JOES Celebrate National Bus Safety Week by:

- reviewing bus safety rules with your student.

- thank a school bus driver for all they do to get our kids to and from school safely each day.

-Remember the driving rules when you are on the road and get to a bus.

Thank You!!

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Counselor Corner

Red Ribbon week will be October 24 - October 28. Click the link for all details: https://www.smore.com/4aepw

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Parent Teacher Conferences - Monday, October 24

Monday, October 24, 2022 will be Parent/Teacher Conferences for ALL Grade Levels. Teachers will be reaching out to parents to schedule times.

GHS Homecoming Friday November 4

To show support for our GHS Bears it was decided by the staff of JOES to allow students to dress with the theme of the GHS Dress Days the Week of Homecoming all days except

Monday, 10/31 - it is a scheduled JOES PBIS Halloween Shirts Day for Bee Bucks so we will not dress in accordance with the GHS Theme.

Tuesday, 11/1 - Lights, Camera, Action - Movie Day dress as your favorite character.

Wednesday, 11/2 - Scrabble Day - dress up OR wear something that starts with your initial

Thursday , 11/3- Pay Day - Future Career Dress as what you want to be when you grow up.

Friday, 11/4 - SHOW that Bear Pride - Red, White & Black Dress - Jeans for $1

October Birthday List

4 Jessie LeBlanc

5 Dennis Harris

5 Raylan Kibodeaux

5 Mrs. Rebecca Cormier

6 Ms Heather Dupuis

11 Cecily Guidry

12 Caydence Hunter

12 Brenton Hanks

13 Jayden Ryan

14 Brock Breaux

14 Payton Price

14 Ms. Kelli Maner

15 Maddison Hicks

15 Harper Roger

15 Andi Petry

16 Landon Singer

21 Mckenzi Gums

22 Rileigh Bertrand

30 Mrs Aimee Humble

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Car Raffle

The Mendoza Car Raffle is a wonderful opportunity for Jesse Owens to raise money. Each year this is by far our biggest fundraiser. Last Year JOES sold 900 tickets.

This year there are some fantastic prizes - besides the Ford Bronko. We are looking to surpass last years 900 with a GOAL of 920. If every student sold at least 5 tickets we could easily reach that goal. Every little bit helps so Thank you all for working so hard to help support JOES.


All Fundraisers help provide funds for instructional materials, operating expenses, motivational incentives for students and staff, and other expenses that are not funded through other sources.

Jean Days: Students may wear blue jeans (NO SHORTS) for $1 on Fridays with a JOES Spirit Shirt or uniform shirt. JOES spirit shirts can be worn every Friday for free with uniform bottoms. (Only the jeans cost $1- $35 for the year)

Tech Tuesday T-Shirts: Students may wear any T-shirt (appropriate according to the uniform policy) for $1with uniform bottoms . All funds raised for Tech Tuesday go to the JOES Technology fund. You can send 1 payment of $34 for the year.

Concession Sales: Students may purchase individually wrapped snacks during recess. All snacks are $1.00. Please make certain that you send snack money with your child in the morning. We will not collect snack money at the office during the day to get to students. We cannot interrupt class time or be responsible for monies lost or misplaced.

FREE Fundraisers

Please continue to help Jesse Owens Elementary raise funds at no extra expense to you. Ask your family and friends to do the same. Your trash can be our treasure!!!

Box Tops: No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.

Forward your email receipt to receipts@boxtops4education.com using the same email that's associated with your BTFE account.

Community Coffee Labels: Cut Community Coffee Products UPC labels. Proceeds help fund the AR and Library programs.

Coca-Cola Products: You can scan or enter Coca Cola product codes directly to the Coca-Cola app. Or search coca cola give to schools for donation to Jesse Owens Elementary or send the codes in to JOES. Proceeds help fund instructional materials, operating expenses, motivational incentives for staff and students and other expenditures that are not funded through other sources.

Scan codes in caps and in the boxes of Coca Cola products to donate to Jesse Owens Elementary. If you would prefer to save the caps and bring them to us we will scan them in.


How to donate on Coca-Cola Give

Jesse Owens Elementary

Principal: Anita F. Dupuis (anita.dupuis@vpsb.net)

Secretary/Bookkeeper: Shana A. Boudreaux (Shana.boudreaux@vpsb.net)

Counselor: Verna Broussard (Verna.broussard@vpsb.net)

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