Junkins Express

Week of February 22nd

All that and a Bag of Chips!

All that and a bag of chips goes to....
Mr. Woods for always being helpful and friendly

Mr. Navarro, Ms. Shelton, Ms. Conner, Mr. Woods and Ms. Cindy - our campus fire squad for reacting fast when the cow was on fire in Ms. Cessnun's room.

Good Luck JJ Destination Imagination Teams!

Check out this new app!

Interested in celebrating a coworker, the campus, or sharing an inspiring quote, a selfie, or even something silly??? Click here! http://padlet.com/jesantillan/1bojvvnwu6y2

Preparing our Students for the 21st Century

Kindness is definitely a direction we need to take as we celebrate

#Five Days of Kindness Week

Surprise others by performing random acts of kindness. Go out of your way to do something surprisingly kind and generous for someone.

In our daily lives we get so busy and preoccupied that there isn’t much time to sit down and think up a surprise for someone. The best time to give someone a nice surprise is when it isn’t expected. That way, the person knows you didn’t do it because of obligation, you did it because you wanted to. The types of surprises I’m talking about are more than just getting someone a gift. These surprises need to be more thought-out and meaningful. For example, take the time to make a lunch or place flowers on the table. Kids can clean their entire room, vacuum the house, or do the dishes without being asked to.

Here is a great video to share one of these mornings:

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 New Kindergarten Information Session 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.

PD for Week of February 22nd

Monday PD Topic: Make and Takes

Group A: K-1 Reading- Ms. J. room

Group B: 2-5 Reading/Dupre/Reynolds-Thomas room

Group C: 1-2 Math- Ramirez's Room

Group D: 3-5 Math- Hernandez Room

Group E: McCord/Mayville-Conner's Room

TELPAS Calibration Session - Thursday, February 25th after school

#Five Days of Kindness - February 22-26, 2016

Monday - Kick off Kindness (Wear a Pink or Red Shirt)

Tuesday - Tied Together by Kindness (Wear a Tie or Tie dyed shirt)

Wednesday - We Rock with Kindness (Dress up like a Rock star or wear an appropriate Rock star shirt)

Thursday - Glowing with Kindness (Wear neon or sparkles)

Friday - Friendly Smiles ( Wear a shirt that has smiles with jeans)

Ellen's Speech on Kindness (Only play 5:20-8:00)

Ellen Wins the People’s Choice Humanitarian Award!

Dr. Seuss's Birthday - Read Across America

Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!

We welcome volunteers to come to the school and read one of their favorite Dr. Seuss books to our students on this day. Please feel free to invite a friend, family member, or a parent to share a book with your class. Please let Ms.Wilkerson or Ms. Davidson know if you have a volunteer available.

For more ideas please visit: http://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorReadAcrossAmerica.php

Upcoming Events

February 22nd: 5th six weeks begins / PD at 3:30 /Beginning of #Five Days of Kindness Week

February 24th: 3:15 Attendance Committee Meeting in the conference room (all members must be present)

February 25th: Kinder Information Sessions and Tours 9:00 am/Calibration 3:15 pm/Budgeting in the New Year-6:00 pm presented by Wells Fargo

February 29th: Report Cards issued / PD

March 2nd: Dr. Seuss B-day- Read Across America

March 14th: Spring Break

March 22nd - PTA/ 1st and 2nd grade performance

April 4th-Deadline to sign up for ACP viewing (April 9th)

Morning Duty

Gym: Poveda, Bear, Rodriguez

Auditorium: Saucedo, Campuzano, Jones
Cafeteria: Martinez/Ricoy
*TAs are in their permanent assignment (Please see schedule)

Morning Announcements

Character word of the week is Fairness. 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.