The J-List

October 8, 2021

Car Line Help in the Morning

Have you noticed car line has been a little "bogged" down in the morning? That's because the car line is extremely slow from 7:20 - 7:30 am. The car line is busiest from 7:30 - 7:40 am. If you don't want to be late, please arrive earlier. Thanks so much!

National Bully Prevention Month

October is National Bully Prevention Month.

National Stop Bullying Day is Oct 13. We encourage Dragons Go Blue by wearing blue district-wide in support of Bully Prevention.

Veterans Day Breakfast & Performance

We will celebrate Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11th. We will honor veterans with a special breakfast and performance from our Honor Choir. Students who have a loved one who is a veteran are invited to attend the breakfast and performance along with their loved ones. Parents of students in Honor Choir are also invited to watch this performance.

Students who do not have a special Veteran guest on this day will watch the performance livestreamed from their classrooms.

Veterans Day Breakfast: 7:40 - 8:10 am

Veterans Day Performance: 8:15 am

Please submit this form if you plan to attend the Veterans Day breakfast and performance and have a photo to share of your Veteran (same form as below).

Veterans Day Pictures Needed

Whether or not your Veteran is able to attend our Veterans Day activities, we invite you to honor them through our Veterans Day video, which will be shown to our students.

Please submit this form if you have a photo of a Veteran you'd like to share (same form as above).

Book Fair

All students will preview the fair with their class on Oct. 14 - 15. Click here for more information. Help is needed! Please consider volunteering for a shift or two! I need parents to help write student wish lists on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 14 – 15 and cashiers the week of the fair. Click below to sign up.

Book Fair is the week of Oct. 18 - 22.


Kindergarten parents, it's time for the annual Club Charlie Contest! Carroll Elementary has held this title for the last 3 years, and it's time for a JES win!

Please see the flyer for details. The Club Charlie Contest runs Oct. 1 - 22.

JES Storybook Character Parade

Please join us for our annual costume parade on Friday, October 29th at 8:30 am.
  • As always, participation is optional!
  • Students may wear a costume that connects to a children's book. Do not go out and buy a second costume for this parade :) Most costumes have easy book connections. Check out options from the local library for free or type in your child’s costume + book (i.e. Mermaid Book, Power Ranger book, Emoji book, etc.) on Amazon. No need to buy or make multiple costumes (unless you want to).
  • Students will carry their book with them during the parade.
  • No weapons, fake blood, or gore please (keep it kid-friendly).
  • Bring a change of clothes for the rest of the school day (if desired).
  • Parents and loved ones are permitted to come watch the parade.

4th Grade CogAT & ITBS

4th Graders will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Iowa Assessments in the month of October. Please see the linked letter from Mrs. Williams about testing.
  • October 19th - ITBS Day 1
  • October 20th - ITBS Day 2

Please make sure your child eats a hearty, healthy breakfast the morning of testing. Thank you!

October's Core Essential

This core essential for the month of October is individuality

Individuality is discovering who you are meant to be. Thank you for reinforcing individuality with your child!

Junior Belle Clinic


The award-winning Emerald Belle drill team will host its annual Junior Belle Clinic for K-4th graders and Dance Workshop for 5-8th graders on Saturday, October 30, 1-4p.m. at Carroll High School. Advance fees are $55 for the clinic and $85 for the workshop and include elite dance training, a commemorative t-shirt, a souvenir Junior Belles photo button and the opportunity to perform at halftime of a JV football game at Dragon Stadium. Registration is open at

JES Fall Picnic

Bring your family to the JES fall picnic on Friday, October 22 on the JES Playground from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. There will be face painting, crafts, photo props, food trucks, fire truck, live DJ, and so much Dragon fun! Please bring your own blanket and food if you do not plan on purchasing food from the food trucks. RSVP by October 12 at We cannot wait to bring our JES families together.

JES Tailgate

JES let’s tailgate! Please join us for the JES fall tailgate on Friday, October 29 at 5:00 PM at the Dragon Stadium. We have a reserved area in the parking lot just for our JES families to enjoy burgers, hotdogs, snacks, and tailgating family fun. You must purchase a parking pass before the event and if you plan to stay and cheer on the Dragons, you must also purchase your own tickets to the football game. Go Dragons!

JES Olympics

The kickoff to the students will be on October 29 and the event will be on November 12; more information to come on the fun prizes and how you can support your student.

Around the Corner:


11 - No School for Staff & Students

12 - First Day of the 2nd Grading Period

18-22 - Book Fair

19 - 4th Grade ITBS Test Day 1

20 - 4th Grade ITBS Test Day 2

21 - Make-up Day for Fall Pictures

22 - PTO Fall Family Picnic

22 - Dragon Wagon

25-29 - Red Ribbon Week (Details TBD)

29 - Costume Parade (8:30 am, Details TBD)

29 - JES Olympics Kick Off

29 - JES Tailgate (PM)

Happy Birthday Dragon Order Form

If you choose to bring in your own store-bought birthday treat, it must follow Carroll ISD Nut-Free Policy and be approved by the front office. Call if you are unsure.

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