May 19, 2023

Work Hard, Play Hard

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Spirit Wear

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 to find your school’s store.



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


Monday: NEHS until 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 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
  • windchimes
  • flowerpots
  • 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


Thank you for all of your support. We sold out of Smencils before the end of the sale.


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



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 Thank you!



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

E exercise

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

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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:

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Food Services

Information about menus, pricing, and birthday celebrations in the cafeteria.

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Please remember to bring in water bottles that can be refilled at our water filling stations. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Jerry Ross Spirit Wear Online Store

Please visit the online store for purchases to show school support!

Before/After School Care

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