Jakes Journal


Dear Parents,

Happy October everyone! Fall is here finally, and oohhhhhhhh it feels so good outside!

This video below will show you all the electronic means our school uses to keep in contact with you! If you have questions EVER about what is happening at JCM, please call the office. We WANT YOU to feel confident that you know what AWESOME things are going on at JCM!


Becky Roadcap, Principal

Tammy May, Assistant Principal

Walk to School

We appreciate all the families that joined us for our second Walk to School Day in October. We hold this special day each month, on the first school day of the month, so be sure to watch the calendar for reminders. We welcome families to meet at Heritage Park and walk your child up to school. We have several police officers at this area and also at the crosswalk from Main Street to ensure safety.

JCMES Events Calendar

All important dates are on the Google Calendar below. It is also linked to our website so you can stay up-to-date on the calendar from the touch of your phone!

From the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) Committee…

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign across the United States held to unite communities, and to educate and raise awareness for bullying prevention. At JCMES, we have several things planned for this month. Each morning there will be a ‘Bullying Prevention Tip’ and ‘No Bullying’ rap on the daily announcements. We will also be hosting a Bullying Prevention Bookmark Contest for all grade-levels, with prizes to be awarded. Wednesday, October 25 is Unity Day. On Unity Day, we will be encouraging ALL students and staff to wear orange to show that we are united against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. For this day, an orange ‘paper-chain’ will connect the names of all of our students and staff throughout the hallway. Remember … At John C., we are bully free!

News from the Library

We have a new Lego wall in the library! However, we could use some more Legos. If you have any that you'd like to donate, we'd love to have them. Thanks!

School Fundraiser

We want to say a HUGE thank you to all the families who supported our school fundraiser either through purchasing and selling items or through making a donation.

A Peek at Technology and Alternative Seating!

Important Dates from the Cafeteria

* Oct.5 is Farm to School Day if parents want to join us for lunch, please send a note in.

*Oct. 9-13 is National School Lunch Week- Theme is Fire Prevention, we plan to have members of the Rockingham County Fire & Rescue here throughout the week to join the students for Lunch.

Jakes Nest Needs...

We need these items in the Jake's Nest for upcoming engineering projects.

Empty boxes from cereal, pasta, toothpaste, etc.

Washed plastic containers like applesauce cups, butter tubs, Coolwhip containers, etc.

Music Class Update!

It’s been a great start to the year in the music room. Pre-K and kindergarten are singing and moving and this past week had a chance to get their hands on some instruments. First graders are getting the steady beat mastered and moving on to new rhythms. Second and third graders are already starting to prepare music to share with you on December 14 at our winter music program. Fourth graders are working on some music fundamentals as they anticipate beginning recording in the next few weeks. And the fifth graders are working with the percussion family and helping write a REFI grant for supplies to build our own PVC xylophones.

This year you can follow what your student is doing in music by checking in with their class music blog. There are new posts each week and frequently they include pictures and video clips. Please feel free to comment if you do follow us. (Because of limit on my Seesaw account, I’m not able to include PK and K yet. Hopefully that will be coming.)






















The One Man Volleyball Team

Join all students in the Broadway High School feeder area (elem, middle and high) for this exciting event! Bob plays volleyball against a team of players and....get this....he has NEVER lost a game! Incredible! Come watch and listen to his inspirational message regarding bullying - during October - Bully Prevention Month!
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Interim Reports

This year, you can expect to have your student's work shared through a variety of means including the use of Seesaw and Classroom Dojo. Additionally, every parent has an account with PowerSchool Parent. Contact the office if you do not have your account set up. We will no longer be sending home interims (midterm reports) to all students. For grades 2nd – 5th, grades will be posted in PowerSchool. Your child's teacher will notify you if your child is not working up to expectations.

Global Read Aloud

All RCPS students and families are invited to BHS on October 17th at 6:00 to hear Peter Brown, the author of the Global Read Aloud book, The Wild Robot, talk about his stories!
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Lunch Balance Information

Did you know you can check your child's lunch account balance by accessing this through your child's Powerschool account? This is a great way to stay in touch and ahead of things!

You can also download the app My School Bucks (or access via computer) and register to receive emails when your child's account balance goes below a specified amount and see the current balance. See this link for more information.


Brian Curry Assembly

Join us for our October Reading Night on a special date....Monday, October 16th at 7pm. Our guest will be Brian Curry. Here's information from his website about the details of the evening!

Brian Curry brings classic literature magically to life with state-of-the-art multimedia, music, and illusions, in Book Club The Magic Assembly. Introducing your students to beloved books with funny, scary and truly amazing magic will get them excited about these stories and eager to read. For Matilda, students will see a table float with the powers of Brian's mind; for Shiloh, several students will help a balloon dog learn some new tricks. Brian customizes what books are shared based on what grades are attending this assembly. After the curtains close, you'll see the books Brian featured vanishing from your library shelves and hear your students buzzing about the fun they have had.

JCMES Administration

Rebecca Roadcap, Principal, rroadcap@rockingham.k12.va.us
Tammy May, Assistant Principal, tmay@rockingham.k12.va.us


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