Jakes Journal


Happy Holidays from Your Friendly Elves on the Shelf!

Walk to School

We appreciate all the families that joined us for our Walk to School Day! 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.

This fall the PE department received another $1,000 grant from the Virginia Safe Routes to School organization to help build up our JCMES Walk to School program. We used the money to purchase signs to promote our "First of the Month" Walk to School mornings - be on the lookout for them around our community! We hope these signs will serve as a reminder to parents that the Walk to School mornings are happening as well as serve as a caution to drivers that there will be a increased number of pedestrians on the sidewalks and crosswalks.

Win a FREE Yearbook!

Here's a chance for your child to win a FREE yearbook! Your student can design their grade's title page for this year's yearbook. All designs must be submitted to their classroom teacher by Friday. December 15th. Design submissions will be placed in the teacher's lounge at the end of December. All faculty and staff will have a chance to place a vote for their favorite design for each grade level. The design from each grade level with the most votes wins 1st place and the prize of a FREE yearbook and the winning design printed on their grade level title page. Teachers have already received handouts of specifics in their mailbox to hand out to each student in their class.

RCPS Attendance Policy Explained!

SCA Hats and Mittens

The SCA will be holding a Hats and Mittens drive during the month of December. Students are welcome to bring in new hats, gloves and mittens all month long. Collection boxes will be placed through out the school and will be donated to children in need from our community.

How important is school attendance?

Rolling Readers

Jake’s Rolling Readers Monday December 5th Prek-2nd December 6th 3rd -5th. Each student may purchase two books at 25 cents each. For the month of December every student gets to get one non fiction book for free. So that will make it a total of 3 books for December. Even if they don’t purchase any books they still get a free non fiction book.

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…

The PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) Committee is excited about our fall school-wide positive behavior incentive 'You're a Wonder...#ChooseKind'. It is centered around the recently released movie 'Wonder' in which a fifth grade boy, with facial differences, attends a mainstreamed school for the first time. JCMES students who 'chose kind' will be sent to the office with a positive behavior slip to receive a 'Wonder' prize. They will then add their 'kind slip' to the display wall across from the cafeteria. This reward incentive will continue until December 20.

Join us as we 'choose kind'...

Jersey Day

News from the Library

We had a great book fair in November! Thanks to everyone who supported it-- we will be able to purchase some great new books for everyone to enjoy.

Start saving those Box Tops-- after Christmas, we will have our annual Box Tops contest. Bring in at least 10 box tops to get your name entered in a drawing for some great prizes! Each box top is worth 10 cents and it really adds up to help us buy new games and technology for the library.

Winter Break will be here soon! Students with no overdue library books will be able to check out extra books to tide them over on Winter Break! Please check at home for any overdue books. Thank you!

Holiday Market

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 6:30pm

290 Raider Road

Broadway, VA

Come out and shop at our annual Holiday Market!


Congratulations to Angie Clemens! She received JMU Music Education Department's Cooperating Teacher of the Year award. Each year, Mrs. Clemens hosts student teachers and practicum students, providing a terrific role model for these students!

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Music Class Update!

Parents of second and third graders - please mark our Winter Concert, December 14 at 7:00 on your calendars. We are working on our songs and instrument parts and are already excited to share them with you. You can find a few spoiler videos on our blogs.

Keep saving those "Locks" til June!

First Responders Day

Students and adults alike enjoyed what we hope to be the first of an annual event - First Responders Day! We are thankful to all those in our community who came together on very short notice to provide such a fun, informative, and exciting day for our students!

United Way

Rockingham County Public Schools is a supporter of our local United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. We recognize the various needs of families and children in our local community. John C. Myers faculty and staff also support the United Way with donations, volunteering, and special fundraising events.

We invite families who wish to join our staff efforts to raise funds for United Way to add a dollar or two to the United Way bucket on the counter in the office!

Give School Lunch a Try....ohhhhhhhhhhhh YUMMY!


Celebrating Student Success!

JCMES Administration

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


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