May 19, 2023
Work Hard, Play Hard
Between now and the end of the school year, you can save 25% at all Crown Point Schools online spirit wear stores with the code SPIRIT. You’ll find gear and accessories with dozens of official designs on over three hundred items. Brands include companies like Under Armour, Nike, NorthFace, Ogio, and more. Visit www.cps.k12.in.us/spiritshop to find your school’s store.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
22nd - 23rd: Kindergarten Screening Make-ups
22nd: Kindergarten Readiness
23rd: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Deep River and 4th Grade Music Program
24th: DARE Graduation
25th: Talent Show
26th: Awards Program/Last day of School
CLUB SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK
Monday: NEHS until 5:00 pmTuesday: Patroller Meeting at 8 am
The NEHS is accepting donations for any of the following items to assist with the Outdoor Learning Lab:
New or used:
- garden tools (rakes, shovels, hand tools)
- garden gloves
- garden statues, orbs, or decorative stones
- flowering perennials (hosta, hydrangea, lilac, lavender, etc)
- potting soil
- birdhouses or bird feeders
Thank you for your assistance in helping to make this a special place for Jerry Ross.
Mrs. Perschon and Mrs. Sexson
FROM THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER
We are on the home stretch for the end of this school year and things are really busy here at Jerry Ross. Mrs. Berger and I had our last friendship lunches of the year last Thursday. It was beautiful weather so we enjoyed lunch and snacks in our outdoor learning lab with our students.
We want to congratulate Mrs. Sims and Ms. Klavas’ classes for earning their 15 Stars + for their SPACE Shields and winning one of our weekly raffle drawings. They each chose to have outdoor recess with me as their reward. It is always the highlight of our week(s) to see the kids having a great time, getting fresh air, and really appreciating their Positive Behavior rewards. We enjoy being outside for the fresh air and sunshine just as much as the students.
Lastly, we had our last student of the month breakfast for this school year this morning. This month’s life skill is “Finishing Strong." Mrs. Berger and I have included a picture with our 5th grade student of the month nominee for you to enjoy.
We are ending our week with the 5th Grade Dance tonight after school which we will be attending to help provide support and supervision for this fun event. It has been a jam packed school year with our amazing students, staff, parents, and we will be continuing to work so that we finish STRONG.
Best wishes for an amazing summer and and looking forward to our next school year,
Mrs. Pape, PBIS Coach & Mrs. Berger, School Counselor
FROM THE TREASURER
OUTSTANDING FEES DUE NO LATER THAN 5/26/23
Please take a moment to check your parent RDS to make sure that ALL of your fees, including chrome book repairs, lost library books, and any remaining textbook rental fees are paid in full. Any fees outstanding after 5/26/23 will be turned over to Kinum, Inc. for collections. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Lukas by phone at (219) 663-3010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
FROM THE NURSE
For 6th grade: All 6th grade forms and information on vaccines are to be turned into the middle school nurse for next school year 2023/2024. Letters were mailed with next year’s forms for medications, emergency plans, and information on medication pickup. These forms are also on the school‘s web site. Please call if you need to make arrangements for your child’s medication pick up. My number is 219-663-3010 x18081.
May is skin cancer month. Be SPACE fit and don’t get on the dark side of the sun. Be sure and wear your sunscreen when out in the sun to help decrease you and your family’s chances of getting skin cancer.
Some summer tips:
S swim with a buddy
U use sunscreen
M make new friends
M make healthy snacks
R read and relax
It’s been a pleasure to serve you and your child this school year. Thank you for all you do for your child. Stay safe and healthy.
Have a great,
Mrs. Horst, RN
FREE: BIRTH TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Birth to School Kindergarten Readiness program is a series of FREE classes for children 4-5 years old (alongside parent/caregiver) who will attend Kindergarten in August 2023. Daytime, afternoon, and evening class times are available each month. Visit our website for more information, including how to enroll in the Kindergarten Readiness program: www.cps.k12.in.us/bts.
Please visit the online store for purchases to show school support!
Information about Before/After School Care available at Jerry Ross Elementary.
Jerry Ross Elementary School
Jenn Linsley, Principal ext. 18001
Kate Reeder, Assistant Principal ext. 18003
Karie Lukas, Treasurer ext. 18000
Cindy Dissette, Secretary ext. 18002
Karen Horst, Nurse ext. 18081
11319 Randolph Dr., Crown Point, IN