The Dragon Digest!

News & Information for JES First Grade

March 24, 2023

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Cereal Boxes

Please send in an empty cereal box with your student the week after spring break, we will need these for a writing project. Thank You!

Mystery Reader

Please remember that when you are the Mystery Reader, each class will have a basket of books from which you will select a few books to read. Please do not bring books from home. We love our Mystery Reader time and always look forward to listening to our parents read to our classes.

Spelling List - Week 29 - Short e and er

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Jackets and Lost & Found

Please send your child EVERY DAY during the winter months with some type of jacket. We have students coming without any type of coat and we DO go outside for a morning recess in addition to after lunch. In the winter, the temperature and wind can make it very cold. District policy states we go outside for recess when the FEELS LIKE temperature is 36F or above.

All jackets should have a name (or just last name) inside it. The coats are overflowing in the Lost & Found and we need you to check there the next time you are on campus for any of your child's items. Conference Day is the perfect day to check the Lost & Found. Lost & Found is usually in the Cafeteria, but lately has been in the front area around the Friendship Bench.

Reflex Math

The First Grade Team has made the decision to not send home login information for Reflex Math for the time being. We feel it is best for the students to utilize this math fact program at school at least for the first semester. We will make a decision about the second semester after middle of year conferences.

JES Campus News:

Shoe Drive March 20-31

The nonprofit Soles4Souls is collecting new and gently worn shoes to help those in need! Please consider donating shoes that you no longer wear or have outgrown for a good cause. All sizes and types of shoes for men, women and children are appreciated. Boxes will be located inside the front lobby of all CISD elementary schools for two weeks from March 20-31st. Click here to learn more about Soles4Souls.

JES Multicultural Event

After a 2-year hiatus, the JES PTO is excited to bring back the annual multicultural event, JES Airways Flight 76092 - Around the World in 90 Minutes on April 17th from 5:30-7pm in the cafeteria. We want to give our kids a chance to explore the world right here within the walls of our school. Please sign up by Friday, March 31st to host a table and share the games, toys, crafts, food, clothing, and decor of a country or culture. Click HERE to register for a table. We are hoping to have tables represented from all over the world, whether near or far; north, south, east, or west. This is your passport to see it all!


Monday - Day 6

Tuesday - Day 7

Wednesday - Day 1

Thursday - Day 2

Friday - Day 3

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First Grade Class Schedule

First Grade Class Schedule

7:30-7:45 Arrival, Unpack, Morning Tubs, Announcements

7:45-8:15 Morning Write, Spelling, Phonics

8:15-9 Reading

9:00-9:15 Recess

9:15-9:30 Read Aloud/Shared Reading Time (with Snack)

9:30-10:15 Writing & Grammar

10:15-11:05 Encore

11:05-12:15 Math

12:15-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:15 Recess

1:15-1:40 ELA

1:40-2:25 WIN Time

2:25-2:50 Science & Social Studies

2:50-2:55 Clean Up, Pack Up, Dismissal

Library Schedule

Be sure to bring your library book on your library day!

All First Grade classes will go to the Library on Tuesdays.

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Star Dragons will bring in 1 show and tell item to share with their class. A new Star Dragon will be picked each week. If you have not sent in your child's Star Dragon packet, please do so as soon as possible!


As we head into the unpredictable Texas winter season, please keep an eye on the weather forecast. We have 2 recesses: 9:00 and 12:45. Even if the weather will be nice that day, the morning recess can still be chilly. Please bring a jacket!

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Dismissal Information

● In order to pick up students from the car line or walkers area, parents must show identification.

○ Official car signs must be displayed in the car window during pick-up time.

○ Official JES key tag must be shown with the child’s name on the back of the tag to pick up students who go home as a walker or bike rider. Your family car line sign can also be used to pick up in the walker line.

○ Families without these official forms of identification must go directly to the office.

● Changes in transportation must be communicated to the front office by calling 817-949-4500 or emailing NO LATER THAN 2:00.

DO NOT contact the classroom teacher with these changes.

In the car line, please keep your child's name visible until your child is in the car.

● The cut-off time for change in transportation is 2:00 pm.

The cut-off time for early dismissal is 2:30.

Thank you for your cooperation in getting all our students home safely and efficiently.

Volunteer Information for the 2022-2023 School Year

The teachers, students, and employees at Carroll ISD depend on the dedication of the wonderful volunteers that we have in our community. We cannot thank our volunteers enough for sacrificing their valuable time and efforts in support of our District.

Every volunteer must complete an application and a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Applications and background checks must be completed annually to ensure the district has updated information on each volunteer. Please note that a background check can take up to 72 hours to be processed and cannot be done on the spot at the campus.

Click here to begin your application to become a Carroll ISD Volunteer.

- Complete your application and background check before volunteering.
- Check-in with the front office upon arrival. Please bring your driver's license with you each time.
- Wear appropriate clothing for your volunteer assignment.

- Show up unexpected without campus approval or approval that you are an approved volunteer.
- Bring younger non school-aged children without permission from the campus.
- Discuss other students.
- Volunteer when you are feeling ill.
- Take pictures of a student who isn't your child.

School Hours

School hours are from 7:40 a.m. until 3 p.m.

This year, our expectations are that our students will be in their seats ready to learn promptly at 7:40 a.m. This means the tardy bell will ring at 7:40 a.m. and students will be late at this point. Please plan to have your students at school by 7:30 to allow them time to get ready for their day.

Snack Time

Please note some important information regarding our snack time in the classroom:

Please only send CLEAN, EASY TO EAT snacks. These snacks are sometimes consumed while we are working, so foods that require spoons or forks can be difficult to eat. Finger foods work best.

We only have 10-15 minutes for snack, so please only send enough for your child to eat in this time frame.

We can ONLY DRINK WATER in the classroom. Yogurt drinks, protein milk, Gatorade, juice, etc. will be enjoyed during lunch time in the cafeteria.

Please make sure the snacks are HEALTHY.

JES is an allergy aware campus. This means that NO NUTS OF ANY KIND or PEANUT BUTTER may be consumed in the classroom. Please do not bring snacks that contain peanuts or nuts for snack. These snacks can be eaten in the cafeteria.



We encourage all parents/students to prepay money into their account to help lunch lines move faster and to avoid lost/forgotten lunch money.

  1. Cash/Check – can be deposited in the lunch line at the point of sale. If you choose to drop cash off, please include your child’s name and ID number. Any change from a cash payment will be deposited on the student's lunch account.
  2. Online Payment - CISD has included a parent online credit card payment system through MySchoolBucks, online or mobile app. You can make credit card payments to your student’s cafeteria account online for a convenience fee of $2.50. The system will also allow parents to view student cafeteria account balances and purchases at no charge as well as set up free, automatic, low balance email notifications and automatic payments.

Please note:

  • Money left on accounts will roll over with your student next year.
  • Transferring funds between siblings' accounts may be done any time by calling the Child Nutrition office at 817-949-8240.

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