JBE Parent Newsletter

Keeping You Informed

April 6, 2020

AMI Day 11

We are starting a new week of our new normal. Check out below some of the new links we have added. You can find many of the fun ways students use up energy when we have to stay inside at school. You will also find read alouds from staff. Children love to be read to and we love to read to them! We care about you. We are thinking about you. We miss you!

This week, will be AMI days 11-15. This work came to you in the mail. If you have not gotten yours yet, let us know. It may be that we had your address incorrect in the system. You are still able to reach your teachers by email, apps, Facebook, phone, etc. We are here for you and your children. We love each and everyone of the students we serve. Believe me, we are thinking about them daily.

The JBE office will be open from 8-12 each day. We are limiting who comes in. If you need anything, please call us at 866-446-3647. Let us know what you need and we will do our best to help you with correct social distancing. Again, we are here for you and your children.

Please be patient with the bus drivers and the lunches. If you are not getting lunches for some reason, please let us know. Yesterday they handed out over 1,300 meals. As they continue this, it will become smoother. The Star City School District wants to take care of our students in every way possible.

Thank you to our staff and community for participating in our food deliveries so far, it has been a huge success! To limit exposure to our staff and community we now have the opportunity to provide mulitple days of food two times per week. Below is the bus delivery schedule moving forward: Beginning Friday, April 3 each child will receive food for Friday and Monday. Tuesday, April 7 each child will receive meals for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. In total we will still provide 5 days of meals per week, but on Tuesdays and Friday's only. There will be no food delivery or pickup Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. #WhateverItTakes

We will provide links to each grade's AMI (days 1-20) work and online options to keep your children engaged in learning. Days 1-5 covered 3/16-3/20. Days 6-10 will take care of 3/30-4/3. Days 11-15 will be 4/6-4/10. JBE office will be open starting 3/30, 8am-noon. Call or email if you have any questions.

You may contact staff members by email any time at firstname.lastname@starcityschools.org.

Stay safe and take care of your families.

Kari Newton


Jimmy Brown Elementary


Laura Brooke Smith

Assistant Principal

Jimmy Brown Elementary


“Although we can’t always choose what happens to us, we can always choose how to respond,” . — Scarlett Lewis, Founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

Read! Read! Read!

JBE has books outside with other resources. Parents, you can come by and select 2 books for your child. We have them divided by grade levels.
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Stay Active!

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AMI Work By Grade Level

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Please use the following resources to support conversations with your child about Covid-19 and help reduce any fears he or she may have.

Parent Resource to Talk to Children About Covid-19


Handwashing video from CDC


Center for Disease Control


Arkansas Department of Health


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