Jaguar Journal

February 1, 2023

Message from Mrs. Morgan:

It is hard to believe that we have passed the half way point of the year. Teachers have worked hard to create meaningful learning opportunities and teach school-wide behavior expectations. February is a month filled with kindness and positive energy. We are celebrating Kindness Month, Black History Month, and President's Day this month. Don't forget there is no school on February 20th and 21st.

As always, thank you for the opportunity to work and learn alongside your child!

First semester we raised money for United Way, thank you to everyone who contributed. Our school raised $3,766.00. The district total for United Way is $127, 995.44.

Second semester we will be raising money for Relay for Life. Please see flyer below for our upcoming Bake Sale.

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MAP Assessment Highlights by Mr. Greaves

In January, our students took the Winter MAP Administration for the subjects of Math and Reading, and THEY DID OUTSTANDING!! In Math, our grade level achievement was at or higher than the 67th percentile for every grade level. We topped out at the 96th percentile for achievement in Kindergarten. For our growth in math, we had stellar results. Each grade level showed tons of growth with Kindergarten, First Grade, and Third Grade having growth higher than 90 percent of all other students across the country who started where they did.

In Reading, our students continued to excel with achievement percentiles higher than 60%. Even more impressive than the achievement scores was our growth. We had two grade levels, First grade and Third Grade, who had growth in the 99th percentile! This means our students in those grade levels grew more than 99% of other students who started where they did. WAY TO GO JAGS!

Georgia Parent Survey

The information below as sent via email from the district as well.

Please take a few minutes to complete the annual Georgia Parent Survey. This Georgia Department of Education survey helps measure perceptions of school climate which includes education, safety, social support, involvement and communication. Survey responses are confidential and will be combined with the responses of other parents at your child’s school to help identify areas in need of improvement.

Click here to access the survey. Thank you in advance for your participation. If the Click here does not work, please use this link.

Estimados padres y guardianes,

Por favor tómense unos minutos para completar la Encuesta Anual de Padres de Georgia. Esta encuesta del Departamento de Educación de Georgia ayuda a medir las percepciones del clima escolar que incluye educación, seguridad, apoyo social, participación y comunicación. Las respuestas de la encuesta son confidenciales y se combinarán con las respuestas de otros padres en la escuela de su hijo para ayudar a identificar las áreas que necesitan mejoras.

Haga clic aquí para acceder a la encuesta. Gracias de antemano por su participación.

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Sharon Jag Jog Boosterthon Program

If we hit our goal of $20,000, we will get to see your amazing principals in inflatable costumes!

We are raising $20,000 for facility upgrades (outdoor classroom, more playground equipment, picnic tables, and more).

Once you register your student on, you can share your link to people across the state, country, and globe!

Thanks so much for all of your support!!

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A Note from SSA (Student Success Alliance)

Random Acts of Kindness day is February 17, 2023. In preparation for this wonderful day, the Student Success Alliance has planned a month of Kindness for the students of Sharon Elementary School. Every week the students will hear about the many ways to be kind and will share with their teachers how they have shown kindness to friends, teachers, animals, family and community. Each of these shared acts of kindness will be written on a strip of paper in class and collected. The collected papers will be looped together by our kind volunteers into a paper chain that will be strung along the halls of the school to show how easily and quickly kindness can spread. Please help at home by talking about kindness and helping your child share their acts of kindness with their teachers.
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Black History Month Challenge

If students stop and pick up a graphic organizer from the periodic table poster, fill it out and bring it back to Ms. Gray or Mrs. Elliott, they will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a prize. This challenge will end on 2/24 and students can enter as many times as they would like. They must pick a person that is on the periodic table to research.

Congratulations to our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl for competing last weekend!

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PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

The Sharon Jags are off to a great start for 3rd quarter! Students are doing a wonderful job of being Respectful, Organized, Accepting, and Responsible! A special thanks to all of the parents for reinforcing our expectations at home as well! This month, we have been focusing on being Respectful and Responsible in the cafeteria for dismissal as this is a new routine! We can't wait to rock out the rest of the year. Stay tuned for January's attendance winner!

Beta Club Project

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PTO Corner:

SES PTO is excited about upcoming events in February! February is also Kindness Month, so follow our Facebook Page at Sharon Elementary PTO for giveaways all month long!

Spirit Night

Spirit Night is Wednesday, February 8th at Chipotle in Loganville from 4pm - 8pm. You must show the Chipotle flyer or use the online code and Chipotle will donate 33% of sales to SES PTO. All proceeds will be used to support the SES Safety Patrol.

Candy Grams

You can send a Candy Gram to your friends, classmates, and teachers for only $1. Candy Grams will be sold February 6th - 10th. Each Candy Gram will be a Candy Gram Card and a sweet treat. They will be delivered on Tuesday, February 14th. Candy Grams will be sent home in Thursday folders on February 2nd. All proceeds will be used to support SES PTO activities.


STEAM Fair will be hosted on Thursday, February 16th from 6pm - 8pm at SES. This FREE event will have activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math in the SES Cafe. You can even stop by the Book Fait in the SES Media Center. We will also have concessions for sale. Follow other PTO Facebook page for additional details.

February Communications:

Here is the schedule of flyers for Thursday folders:

  • February 2nd - Spirit Night, Candy Grams, Newsletter
  • February 9th - STEAM Fair

Please note that Chipotle is their required flyer - we did not create. Also, on the STEAM flyer, I will place pictures around hands of logos as we get companies committed.

Flyers are attached for your review.

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Community Flyers