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Jarrell Elementary Newsletter - January 23, 2023

A message from the Principal!

Greetings JES Community!

Our students are continuing to enjoy this unusually warm January weather and as a result, our LOST and FOUND is multiplying daily! If your child is missing a jacket, hoodie, sweater, hat or gloves, please encourage them to stop by the Lost and Found and look for it.

Ask your 3rd - 5th grader about their interim Assessment Goals! As our Interim Assessment dates approach, students and teachers are working together to set academic goals and create plans to achieve them. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher for more ways to support these goals at home!

As always, we are here to help in whatever way your family may need. Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions or suggestions.

With gratitude,

Lara Hutchinson

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Checking-in late and and Checking-out early MATTERS!

We know that there are days your child will need to arrive at school late or leave for early for an occasional appointment or event. However, please know that academic instruction in reading and math begin right after the first bell and goes until the last bell of the day!

When your child checks in late or checks out early, they are missing vital instruction that over time can add up to an entire grade level of learning loss.

Please work with us to create the greatest opportunity for success for your child! Our parent pick-up line in one of the most efficient around for a school of our size!

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This week!

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Student Council Induction Ceremony 5:30 - 6:30

100th day and 101st Day Celebration!

Monday, February 6th

100th Day of School - Dress like a 100 year old!!

Tuesday, February 7th

101st Day of School - Dress like a dalmation, wear white or black!

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IMPORTANT Daily Deadlines!

In order for our systems to run smoothly and safely, please observe the following daily deadlines times.

7:30 a.m. The back doors automatically lock, and you will need to drive around and walk your child in to the building. PLEASE DO NOT DROP-OFF STUDENTS AFTER 7:30. They must be signed in by a parent or guardian.

1:30 p.m. ALL transportation changes must be made by 1:30 by emailing or calling Stephanie Garcia at (512)-746-2170 or

2:30 p.m. Any student checking out early for an appointment, must be picked up prior to 2:30. Our dismissal processes are already in place by that time making it very difficult to change.

At Jarrell Elementary, we are constantly assessing our systems to make improvements for safety, convenience, and time. Observing these cut-off times helps us ensure the smoothest possible processes! Thank you!

Jarrell Elementary Calendar

Click here for more events!

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Members of the JES Student Council helped us recognize the School Board for their hard work and dedication to our district

Members of the JES Student Council helped us recognize the School Board for their hard work and dedication to our district!

New Safety Features and Protocols at JES!

We are continuously adding more safety features to our campus and working on protocols and procedures that are designed to keep our staff and students safe.

Some of the most recent additions are:

  • Additional cameras both inside and outside the building including the portables bringing the total to 47.
  • RING doorbells on both entrances to the portable building.
  • The addition of evacuation maps and megaphones for communication with students in the case of an emergency during recess.

Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Student Nominations Open on January 17th

Jarrell ISD is committed to providing challenging learning experiences for students with exceptional intellectual and creative thinking abilities. As part of this commitment, Jarrell ISD is now accepting nominations for kindergarten students who may need Gifted/Talented Services. These services are designed for students who exhibit intellectual and creative thinking abilities at

an extraordinary level and are provided only upon identification of education needs of the student.

Nominations for grades 1st - 4th will be in APRIL.

To help you to better understand the type of learner Gifted/Talented Services are geared toward, please review the information on the table below.

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TEA Campus Report Cards are Available for Review

Please check out the Texas Education Agency Federal Campus Report Card for Jarrell Elementary by clicking the link below.

In response to this report card, the staff and administration at Jarrell Elementary has created and implemented a comprehensive plan to address the academic needs of our students.

A few of our targets are listed below:

  • More writing opportunities in all grade levels and all subjects
  • Small group instruction and targeted intervention
  • Vocabulary development and support
  • Increased rigor to meet the level of TEK in classroom activities and assessments
  • Student involvement in reviewing their data and goal setting
  • Consistent, rigorous resources and materials used in all grade levels

For more details about campus plan, see our Campus Improvement Plan linked below.

Double Creek Elementary Principal Named!

Craig Wilson Named Principal

The Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Craig Wilson as the new principal of Double Creek Elementary. Double Creek is the district's new elementary school and will open in August.

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Parent Partnership Websites

Please click on the link below for more information and details about how you can support your child at home for success at school!

Attached you will find a "how to" to log into Classlink in English and Spanish. We have noticed that parents are having a hard time logging into online apps. Parents must go the Jarrell's Classlink or you might have issues logging in.

If you have any trouble at all, please give us a call. We are happy to help! Your child's classroom teacher can help as well as our Assistant Principals and Principal.


his week, pre-k students will use their imagination to be artists, musicians, storytellers, and dancers. In Math they will be able to understand that a group of objects equal or make a whole number. In Language Arts, the students will be able to recognize rhyming words and understand that writing has meaning. They will also be able to recognize that letters have names, and the sounds of Ee,Oo,Xx. Lastly, they will be working in beginning sounds in words and pointing it out in a sentence.

Esta semana, los estudiantes de pre kínder usarán su imaginación para ser artistas, músicos, narradores y bailarines. En Matemáticas podrán entender que un grupo de objetos es igual o forma un número entero. En Artes del Lenguaje, los estudiantes podrán reconocer palabras que riman y entender que la escritura tiene significado. También podrán reconocer que las letras tienen nombres y los sonidos de Zx, Ch/ch, Hh. Por último, trabajarán en los sonidos iniciales de las palabras y los señalarán en una oración.


In reading we will be beginning our nonfiction unit over weather and learning about the different storms. In science, our plants are growing and we will continue to learn about the life cycle of plants and other things. For math we will continue to decompose and compose numbers through number bonds!

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3rd Grade

What an exciting week of learning we just completed, and this week is looking pretty good too! We have started our new unit in reading, and the focus is Ancient Roman Civilization! The kids seem to be enjoying the learning from this unit. In math we will be finishing our multiplication and division strategy units, and moving in area! This can be fun and challenging at the same time for the kids. We will be working on science this week. We will be looking at different ecosystems, and possibly looking at the life cycle of butterflies!

4th Grade

Fourth grade is looking forward to another fabulous week! In math, we are continuing our unit with fractions and in science we begin exploring soil. In writing, we continue writing our adventure stories. Treasure Island is still our focus in reading as we discuss character changes over time. Finally, in social studies students will be learning about important people from the Texas Revolution.

5th Grade

n math we are concluding our orders of operations unit and will complete our MOY data testing. In reading we will finish up unit 5, complete the unit post-test and introduce unit 6. In science, we will be continuing our ecosystem unit with structures and functions of animals and the interactions in their habitats.


In library, third through fifth graders will be learning how to use Sora. Students will log into Sora and read online e-books. Kinder through second grade will learn how to read a comic book and they will create their own comic.


Students have been working on using depth and complexity when creating open ended questions for their research topic and are moving on to the next stage. In the next stage, students will be researching the answers to the questions they created by using multiple resources.


Classes 2-5 are enjoying learning how to play the game of basketball. Running totals are increasing every week. I see some future basketball and track stars in Jarrell ISD's future.

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Read this great information about helping your child lower the stress of test-taking!

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Jarrell ISD Academic Calendar 22-23

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Jarrell Elementary School

Lara Hutchinson, Principal

Jaclynne Bizzell, Assistant Principal (Pre-K/1st/3rd/5th)

Lupita Luna, Assistant Principal (Kinder/2nd/4th)

Allison Tillotson, Counselor (Kinder/2nd/4th)

Laura Lake, Counselor (Pre-K/1st/3rd/5th)

Erika Fuentes, Registrar

Teresa Kurtz, Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Garcia, Receptionist

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