JSE Tracks

2022-23 School Year :: November 14, 2022

Remember: No School Nov. 23- 25!

Veteran's Day 2022

Thank you so much to the PTO, our students, and families for a great Veteran's Day program. I am so proud of our students for being so respectful and showcasing their talents. It was so great to have the opportunity to honor those that have served for our country. What an honor and a blessing Friday was to be able to serve and celebrate our veterans.
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A Message from Student Council

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Our Quality Character Traits for November Are:

Principal's Challenge

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JSE PTO News

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Butterbraid Winners! $100, $50, and $25 gift cards to Zao Island!

PTO Friendsgiving: Tuesday, Nov. 22

Our annual Friendsgiving candle light lunch will be Tuesday, November 22 for all lunches.
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Community News

PCES Townhall Meeting

Our UTSC Community is invited to a PCES Town Hall Meeting:


Porter County Education Services (PCES) is holding a Town Hall Meeting at Valparaiso High School Cafeteria on November 15, 2022 at 6:00PM (enter through Door 1 or Door 25) so that the PCES Board may receive input and comments from the public, answer any questions at that time, and provide information to all stakeholders regarding the proposed restructuring plan of PCES.

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Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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Be a part of our Team! (repeat)

Do you exhibit and support Teamwork, Responsibility, Academic Achievement, quality Character traits, Kindness, and work for Success? Our JSE team is looking for several positions and maybe you're ready to get on TRACK with us.


We are in search of:

- dishwasher from 10:45-1:45

- bus drivers 4 hours, 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon

- substitutes for teachers, aides, and bus drivers

- lunch/recess aide from 10:45-1:45

- custodial and kitchen substitutes



If you are interested or know someone who might be, please send me an email.


Thank you,

~Mrs. Hankins

John Simatovich Elementary School

At JSE we are a child-centered community with dedicated adults that promote responsibility, self-confidence, social and academic skills, and a love of learning that are essential foundations for our children to reach their maximum potential.


We believe in our corporations mission statement of Every Child, Every Day!


You can also follow Mrs. Hankins and JSE on Instagram @jseprincipal.

#everystudenteverday