Junkins Express

Week of February 15th

All that and a Bag of Chips!

All that and a bag of chips goes to....

Mr. Duncan and Mr. Cox for helping the custodian set up the stage for student pictures.

Ms. Miller and Ms. Ellis for the Valentine Day treats from HOPS!

Ms. Hoyle for being such a positive team player and always very flexible!

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JA for a Day!

Thank you teachers. The JA team stated that this school was their FAVORITE experience so far (in 8 years)!!! They spoke positive of the students and staff. Thank you so much for representing our campus so well!

Preparing our Students for the 21st Century

Social Skills – February 16 – 19, 2016

Our social skill for the week of February 16 – 19 is a review of “Meeting New People”. When you meet a new person, make sure that you remember their names. When they leave, make sure you mention their names as they go. People respect you more when you refer to them by their name. So let’s remember new people’s names by including it in conversation when we talk to them.

You can have your students practice this by doing the following:

Put them in pairs, assigning one person as an ‘A’ person and the other as the ‘B’ person

1. Give them 1 minute to complete a conversation about what they did last night – do this twice…the first time:

2. Person ‘A’ will ask the question “What did you do last night?” and leave out their partner’s name – don’t say it!

3. Person ‘B’ will respond by answering the question and they will NOT say their partner’s name – don’t say it!

4. Repeat the question “What did you do last night?” and this time:

5. Person ‘A’ will ask the question and include their classmate’s name by saying his/her name at the beginning of the conversation

6. Person ‘B’ will respond to the question and include their partner’s name in their response at the end of the conversation. After your students practice, ask a few guiding questions:

1. Did you notice a difference how you felt when your partner said your name at the beginning and at the end of your conversation as opposed to not saying your name?

2. How do you think this skill can help you when meeting new people?

The link to the aligned video is: https://www.youtube.com

PK and Kindergarten Round Up

Dallas ISD will hold our annual PreK Registration week from April 4th - 8th, 2016. School Registration will be open for the whole week.

Junkins will have Kindergarten Round Up on Thursday, February 25th. A short presentation followed by a school tour is scheduled for 9:00 am.

ACP Spring Film Festival

Elementary ACP films can be viewed on Saturday, April 9th at Adamson High School. To register, teachers will log into the Assessment website at assessment.dallasisd.org and follow the ACP Viewings link. All aplicants must sign in with their District universal sign-in, then read and agree to the Security Oath when registering. Deadline is April 4, 2016.

Dallas Bar Association Programs

Kindergarten through Sixth Graders are invited to participate in an art contest using the Law Day theme "Miranda-More than Words." Winners will receive awards and attend the Law Day luncheon with their teacher and parents/guardians at the Dallas Bar Association.

Upcoming Events

February 15th: No School

February 16th: Volunteer Orientation 8 am & 5:00 pm /SBDM Meeting 3:30 pm

February 18th: ED Walker Parent Night 5:30 pm/ Night at the Apollo 6:30 pm

February 19th: Jump rope for Heart

February 25th: Kinder Round up and Tours 9:00 am/Budgeting in the New Year-6:00 pm presented by Wells Fargo

Morning Duty

Gym: Penagos, Simmons, Hoyle

Auditorium: Gardner, Reynolds, Owens
Cafeteria: Stein
*TAs are in their permanent assignment (Please see schedule)

Morning Announcements

Character word of the week is respect. Please send your 3-4 students with a sentence using the word fairness. Please see announcement script on Google.

Jerry Junkins Elementary


Jerry Junkins seeks to be a premier elementary school by creating global citizens through setting and achieving high expectations for students.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a supportive culture for the twenty-first century learner to reach their academic destination and become productive citizens of the world.