The Voice

Jenkins Elementary

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Timing is everything! Embrace the opportunity to operate in the time that is best for you and your purpose.

Jenkins May Testing Calendar


Monday, May 16th

Make up

Tuesday May 17th

4,5 Math (No DDA Math for 3rd)

Wednesday May 18th

Make up

Thursday May 19th

Make up

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Why does the attire of a Classroom Teacher matter in 2016?

Wouldn't everyone prefer to wear shorts, jeans, sweatshirts and flip-flops to work? When you are an Educator, such luxuries are completely out of the question. Our students, their parents, local and district level administrators, and the greater community all need to trust us to be mature, professional, capable, and competent. Like it or not, our outer appearance is their first indicator of these inner characteristics.

Here are some of the factors that go into choosing your teacher attire:

  • Comfort
  • Professionalism
  • Individual Personality

Bottom line:

  • We are Educators and are at work.
  • Professional work attire is the expectation, please follow the dress code policy for employees.
  • We are in this profession to make sure that the students have a clear understanding of what is acceptable and what is not academically, socially and behaviorally.
  • Mini-skirts, jeans, tank tops, tennis shoes, flip flops, etc.. are not examples of acceptable work attire. (Remember, some schools (we)use jeans passes, tennis shoes,etc... as incentives options, but it is not the adopted dress code for local schools in GCPS nor for Jenkins Elementary.)

As we mentioned before, wouldn't everyone prefer to wear shorts, jeans, sweatshirts and flip-flops to work? First impressions are often last impressions. When you are an Educator, your outer appearance is their first indicator of your ability to uphold the characteristics that is expected of you by our parents, colleagues and community members. Be comfortable in your attire, and preferred shoes, but make sure that your priority in the work/school environment is to "Dress for Success Daily"!

*Adapted from articles related to research related to how you dress affects what you will accomplish as a classroom teacher and professional aspirations.

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Jenkins Elementary Summer Staff Development

Topic: Refining the Workshop Model through Gradual Release

Jenkins Summer Staff Development

July 13 8:00-3:00

July 14 8:00-12:00

Certified teachers are invited to join us for a day and half of collaborative learning as we:

· Enjoy a Guest Speaker

· Learn about the Gradual Release model

· Dig into differentiation

· Engage in vertical conversations

· Revise lessons plans from 2015-16

· 1 PLU & a stipend included

Register with the Coaching Team by April 18 if you will be attending.

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Vision will focus on the three essential components of literacy workshop that will include specific instructional strategies that will target the architecture of the minilesson and conferring in grades K-12 in order to enhance the writing instruction across the district. Elementary teachers will dig deeply into the Units of Study in Writing and learn how to utilize the district resource on a daily basis in their classrooms in order to accelerate writing achievement. Middle and high school teachers will build units of study for literacy workshop in order to enhance the reading and writing instruction that is taking place each day in the classroom. Participants with at least 80% attendance will earn two PLUs; participants with 100% attendance will receive copies of all professional and mentor texts used in their grade level class during the Vision sessions.

What: Vision

When: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm on Aug. 13, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Dec. 3, and Jan, 21

Where: Discovery High School

Teachers should register in the PD&E tool by May 30, 2016. New hires may register once they have obtained an employee identification number.

Kndg. – #23284

1st gr—#23285

2nd gr—#23286

3rd gr—#23287

4th gr—#23288


GCPS Math Boot Camp

The Math Department is excited for a professional learning opportunity for the 2016-2017 school year. We have dedicated four Saturdays to dig deeper in the AKS at our K-5 Math Boot Camp. K-5 Mathematics teachers will focus their learning on analyzing, understanding, and modeling Mathematics AKS from a concrete level to an abstract level.

The K-5 Math Boot Camp has opened today in the PD&E tool. The course number is #16775.

When: Saturday, August 27th

Saturday, September 24th

Saturday, October 22nd

Saturday, December 10th

Times: 8:00-12:00

Location: Discovery High School

Transforming Literacy for English Learners

Developing the academic language skills of English Learners presents a whole different set of challenges for classroom teachers. This class will provide teachers in every content area with a framework for developing the literacy skills of their ELs while helping them meet academic content standards. Pre-requisite: successful completion of Teaching Academic Language and Content to ELs. K-12 Content Teachers.

Date: 5/31/16-6/3/16

Location: International Newcomers Center

Time: 8:00 AM 1:00 PM

Safety and Security

  • Visitors are not allowed inside of a GCPS local school without approval.
  • Visitors must follow the check in and check out procedures.
  • Unauthorized visitors are considered trespassers and action will be taken against them accordingly if necessary.
  • Please do not prop our surrounding doors for any reason. This is a breach against our safety security process and can create an opportunity for an intruder to enter.
  • Practice safe habits for yourself and everyone else daily.
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Let's WELCOME our newest Jenkins BLACK KNIGHT Team Member and celebrate our SHINING KNIGHTS!

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Ms. Dominica and Ms. Connie

A big shout out to Connie and Dominica. Last week, they jumped right in to help a staff member without reservation. They work extremely hard to ensure that our entire school is spotless, along with the rest of our fantastic custodial team. These special ladies understand the value of teamwork, helpfulness, pleasantness and kindness. We are thankful for their continued support to help continue to move Jenkins onward and upward.

Congratulations to our 2016 Jenkins Elementary CPR First Responder Participants!

Kimberly Cox

Lindsey Kurtz

Rahnon Murray

Rachel Stoudenmire

Margaret Headen

Laurel Turner

Amber George

Anne Marie Siegel

Dr. Michele Smith

Kristi Ryczek

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May 16, 2016- Grade Level Meeting

Please be on time.

End of the Year Celebrations

May 20th

K- 10:15-11:30 a.m.

1st-11:45-1:30 p.m.

2nd- 1:15-2:30 p.m.

*See modified schedule email from Dr. Smith for changes in lunch, recess, & specials.

May 24th

3rd - 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

4th-11:45 - 1:00 p.m.

5th - 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

*See modified schedule email from Dr. Smith for changes in lunch, recess, & specials.

Schedule for Post-Planning

*Moving from one classroom to the next is your responsibility, not the custodians. All classrooms will come with required teacher furniture and student desks. DO NOT scratch our floors by dragging mental objects across it.

May 25th -3:30 p.m. – 7 –Moving day (Custodial team will support

Kndg. Team with any movement)

May 26th –May 26th-GCPS Mandatory Post-Planning Day; 8:00 a.m. – Noon-Moving day; ******Teacher key turn in to Lisa at 2:00 p.m. (Building open till 7p.m.)

Custodial support provided during the following times:

7:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m. – 5th grade

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – 4th grade

10:30 a.m. – Noon- 3rd grade

Noon -1:30 p.m.- End of the year faculty meeting & luncheon

(Location: cafeteria)

2016 Key Turn-In to Lisa Mosley

Computer check out/check in for the summer

1:30 p.m. -2:30-2nd grade & SPED

2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m. -1st grade & SPED

May 27th- GCPS Mandatory Post-Planning Day; ALL personal items in room MUST be moved to newly assigned classroom by the end of the work day. Please stack all chairs, desk, boxes on one side of the classroom.(Building open till 7 p.m.)

May 27th- MUST have all signatures and administrator sign-off on end of the year checklist before leaving for the summer.


Upcoming Timeline

  1. OPEN SATURDAYS-May 14th, 21st, & 28th-building open 8a.m.- 4p.m.
  2. May 30th- building is CLOSED.
  3. May 31st - June 15th- building open 6a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  4. June 15th-LAST DAY to work in your classroom until July 27th.
  5. July 27th, 28th & 29th-building open 6a.m. - 4p.m.
  6. August 4th- regular building hours for the 2016-17 school year, 6a.m. -7:00 p.m.