The Justiss Newsletter

November 2021

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Principal's Corner

Thanksgiving is the time we think about our blessings, our loved ones, and giving to others.

With this being said, Paris ISD is holding their 5th Annual “Stuff the Bus” competition if you are able to participate by donating boxed stuffing. All boxed stuffing will be donated to the Downtown Food Pantry! Justiss Elementary is going to “Rock the Boxes” and win this competition! So if you can donate 1, 21, or even 51… we would appreciate it!! The stuffing drive ends on November 12th!

Also, with the season of giving and blessing others, each class will be collecting non-perishable items through the month of November in participation with the Live Thankfully Program. The class with the most items will win a pizza party! The class that comes in 2nd will win a donut party. The food drive ends on November 29th!

Flyers for both events have been sent home with your student. We hope you can help us make this Thanksgiving a blessed one!


We will have a PTO Meeting on Tuesday, December 7th at 3:15 PM. We will send out a link through Remind closer to time. Thank you for supporting the Justiss PTO!

Counselor's Connection

As we wrap up a very busy and amazing Red Ribbon Week, I wanted to close with asking our parents and guardians to join us in our efforts to help our kids grow up safe, healthy & Drug Free By:

  • Talking to your kids about the dangers of drug use and abuse and setting clear rules about not using drugs.

  • Working together with the parents of your children’s friends to set common boundaries and monitor behavior so that your rules are respected and reinforced.

  • Setting a good example for your children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without a prescription, and following all laws regarding alcohol and tobacco use.

  • Promoting healthy and positive activities for your children to be involved in.

Your children were all born with greatness inside of them and have so much potential! I know you want the very best for their future and one of the most important conversations you can have with your children is to ensure that they know the dangers and consequences of using drugs. See our Facebook Page and the back of this newsletter for Red Ribbon Week Highlights! Thank you for your participation in all the dress up days! You did amazing!

Mrs. Irwin & Mrs. Little

Justiss School Counselors

Reminder: All visitors must check-in with a driver’s license in the front office.

Dates to Remember:

Nov. 8th: Progress Reports Posted to Parent Portal

Nov. 12th: Veterans Day Program

Nov. 15th: Popcorn Fundraiser Delivery
Nov. 22nd-26th: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 6th: Progress Reports Posted to Parent Portal

Dec. 7th: PTO Meeting

Dec. 17th: Second Nine Weeks Ends

Dec. 17th: Early Dismissal

Dec. 20th-31st: Christmas Break

Jan. 3rd: Staff Development/No School
Jan. 4th: Third Nine Weeks Begins

Congratulations to our September GROWL Award Recipient ⭐ Mrs. Garrett⭐

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Food Drives

Each class will be collecting non-perishable items throughout the month of November. The class with the most items will win a pizza party, and the class that comes in 2nd place will win a donut party. The food drive will end on November 29th! The food gathered will be distributed to those in need during Christmas break.

We will also be collecting stuffing November 1st-12th for our annual Stuff the Bus Competition! All stuffing will be donated to the Downtown Food Pantry. The campus who collects the most stuffing will take possession of the Traveling Turkey Trophy! Thank you in advance for supporting our community!

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