Fourth Grade Weekly Update
Important Upcoming Dates
November 21-25: Thanksgiving Break
November 28-30: Gingerbread Village Drop-off
November 30: Kendra Scott/ Evereve PTO Fundraiser 5-7pm
December 1: Field Trip to CMS to watch "Best Christmas Pageant Ever"- More info below
December 2: Dragon Wagon
December 5: Honor Choir sings at Senior Center
December 8-9: 4th Grade Parent Conferences
December 13: 3rd Grade Performance at 6:00 pm
December 15: Movie and Hot Cocoa Day
December 16: Holiday Party
December 19-January 2: Winter Break
What We're Learning
Science: Producers, Consumers, and Food Webs
Reading: Non-Fiction Unit
Writing: Opinion Writing
Texas History: European Explorers
What We're Reading
4B Where the Red Fern Grows
4C Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief
4D Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief
4F Where the Red Fern Grows
CMS Field Trip
From our office and PTO:
Reminder from the Nurse
If your child has a fever at home over 100 degrees or is vomiting please remember it must be 24 hours free of fever or vomiting without any Motrin or Tylenol before returning to school. The same applies if the student is sent home from school with these illnesses. Having a doctor's note permitting the child to come back before the 24 hours is not sufficient per our district policy. Thank you for helping us keep a safe and healthy environment!
It's almost time for Gingerbread Village! Please see this letter for details about this incredible JES tradition. Mark your calendars to bring in your gingerbread houses for November 28th-30th.
The Gifting Project
The Gifting Project was created to help children in need feel the joy of receiving a gift thoughtfully picked out just for them. If your family would like to sponsor a child this holiday season please click on the sign-up genius below. All information is included in the sign-up. The drop-off day for your angel gifts is Friday, December 2nd, 8-845am in the front parking lot of JES. If you have any questions please contact Danielle Polarek at 214-395-3368
JES Angel Tree
Johnson Elementary has our own traditional angel tree in our front office. These angels are children who attend or are affiliated with Johnson Elementary School. Angels and directions are available in the front office. We have such a generous community - thank you for supporting your fellow Dragons in need.
FROM THE JES PTO:
Join us at Kendra Scott and Evereve on Wednesday, November 30th from 5-7 pm to benefit JES! Mention Jack Johnson Elementary during checkout for a giveback donation. *Please help these partners to best prepare by RSVPing HERE.*
- Kendra Scott: 20% of sales will be donated. If you're unable to attend in person, shop online with the discount code GIVEBACK-CGNGT. The discount code is valid all day on 11/30 and 11/31.
- Evereve: 15% of sales will be donated. You may shop at any time on 11/30 to earn giveback donations.
The next Dragon Wagon will be on December 2nd.
Searching for Holiday card addresses? Be sure to check out the JES Online Directory! As a reminder, families that paid annual PTO dues can access the school directory here.
- Returning PTO members, simply log in using your DirectorySpot credentials.
- New PTO members or new users should have received an email with Subject: DirectorySpot Account to login and set your password.
- If you would like access to the online JES Directory but have not paid annual PTO dues, you may sign-up here: https://jespto.wufoo.com/forms/w1u19wwg0z6n2ck/
- If you have any questions, please contact our DirectorySpot chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please email email@example.com.
Reflex Math Parent Information
Animals in Science Lab
I am are excited to have your child in my science lab! It is going to be a great school year!
Please be aware, that I have animal(s) in the science laboratory. We also have other teachers on campus that love providing an engaging and great learning experience with animals for our students. In order to provide a safe learning environment for your child, please read Carroll ISD’s Animal Medical Management Plan, found at: http://tinyurl.com/CISDanimalplan.
This medical plan outlines benefits of having animals in the classroom, as well as district wide procedures and responsibilities of staff, parents, and students.
After reading the management plan, please let me know if your child has known allergies, asthma, or other medical concerns that you think I, and other teachers with animals, should know about.
Order Your Yearbook
Yearbook Information and Picture Submissions
The JES store is now OPEN for business!! It’s time to order your 22-23 yearbook. Click here to go directly to the Balfour JES Store to order your yearbook for $40.
Prices will go up January 1st 2023 so do it today!
4th grade ONLY – Dedication pages$25 for 1/8 of a page. Please note this is only for 4th graders. You will Order, Pay and Build your page on the Balfour site.
We would love your pictures from the JES Picnic. Please upload pictures to this link and choose the category : Fall Picnic. Thank you for sharing!!
All pictures must be in JPG format. You can set your iPhone camera to JPG by going to Settings - Camera: Formats, then choose Most Compatible. This will not change your photos in any way.
Safety and Security
4th Grade Honor Choir
It’s time for 4th Grade Honor Choir! Honor Choir will meet after school on Tuesdays until 4PM starting September 13th. Or if you have any questions, please e-mail Ms. Cornish: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Lab and Art
Mrs. Campbell: Please send in wipes or dry erase markers if you have any extras. Thank you for your help!
Playaway Audio Books
My School Bucks- Lunch Account
We encourage all parents/students to prepay money into their account to help lunch lines move faster and to avoid lost/forgotten lunch money.
- 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 into the student's lunch account.
- Online Payment - CISD has included a parent online credit card payment system through MySchoolBucks, an 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.
- 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.
We know Birthday Treats are an exciting part of our younger Dragon’s special day. If you want to bring your own treats, you are welcome to do so, but they must follow our Allergy Aware guidelines (with a label that specifies that it is nut-free and made in a nut-free facility). The following link on CISD Health Services website will provide you all of the important information to watch for on snacks and food items.
Important Volunteer Information
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.
CARROLL ISD VOLUNTEER DO'S AND DON'TS
- 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.