Notice & Note for MayDell Jenks Elementary
2021 - 2022 SCHOOL YEAR
MayDell Jenks Elementary
PK - 5 Bilingual School located in Northwest Cinco Ranch of Katy
Colors: Purple, Black & Silver
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September 20 - October 1
STUDENT INCENTIVE DAYS
21 - Mystery Prize Challenge - Top class with new pledges tonight
22 - Popsicle Challenge - Top class with new pledges tonight
22 - Pajama Day - Everyone who creates an account & gets at least 1 pledge wears PJs to school!
23 - Jeremiah's Italian Ice Challenge - Top class with new pledges tonight
23 - SPORTS THEME DAY - wear your sports jerseys or shirts
24 - Extra Recess Challenge - Bonus recess time added to To top class in new pledges tonight
25/26 - Weekend Challenge - Bonus Prize for any student who earns a NEW $2 per lap pledge or a $60 flat donation this weekend)
Go to FUNRUN.COM for more details!
More fun challenges and prizes to come next week!
What will happen to Mr. Kemp if we get pledges from all 50 states???
Destination Imagination Meeting
"Calling all incredible jags in grades 1-5 (F2F only)! Destination imagination is the world’s largest creative problem-solving program for kids. It is a community-based, school-friendly program that builds participant’s creativity, problem solving ability, and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways. Join us for an informational meeting in the gym at 4:30PM on September 21st!
Parents are encouraged to become Team Managers! Experienced and new Team Managers can attend a training on the dates listed below. All trainings and resources are provided by Katy ISD to help you guide your team!"
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - STUDENT HOLIDAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
THIRD GRADE BILINGUAL PARENT ORIENTATION
Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 5:30pm
27602 Westridge Creek Lane
Hope to see you there!
LUNCH VISITATIONS IS OPEN NOW
- Adults who listed as PARENTS or GUARDIANS in the child's record; and
- Adults who have a signed note from a PARENT or GUARDIAN that gives them permission to eat lunch with that child specifically on that day.
Please remember we are a large campus with a lot of children and families. Our space in the cafeteria is limited. Please choose the times you decide to each with your child sparingly. If the cafeteria begins to have problems with seating space, we will have to put more restrictions on our lunch room visitation.
KVA Material PIck Up
KINDERGARTEN AND FIFTH GRADE GT SCREENING
The Texas Education Agency requires school districts to offer GT screening opportunities to all Kindergarten students and to collect multiple measures during the identification process. Katy ISD considers parent observations, classroom observations, and standardized test scores in the identification process. The window for this process is open and begins with an initial prescreener given to all kindergarten students in accordance with TEA guidelines.
GT screening information packets will be sent home with kindergarten students the week of August 23, 2021 apprising parents of the opportunity to refer their child for screening and inviting them listen to the parent information session that will be posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 on the Katy ISD website/GT website. The Kindergarten Parent Checklist is included in the information. Parents who wish to refer their child for screening must return the Parent Checklist to the campus on or before October 1, 2021. Key dates for kindergarten screening are summarized below.
Since kindergarten teachers play an important role in the screening process, the campus Challenge teacher will meet with kindergarten teams in late September to provide information about kindergarten screening and the role of the kindergarten teacher. The Challenge teacher will provide information to assist kindergarten teachers in completing the Classroom Observation and referring students for whom GT screening may be appropriate. Kindergarten teachers are encouraged to submit names of students for whom GT screening may be appropriate to the Challenge teacher.
Parent checklists may be completed electronically using the following links:
English MJE Kinder Parent Checklist Link
Spanish MJE Kinder Parent Checklist Link
FIFTH GRADE GT SCREENING
Gifted and Talented (GT) screenings for incoming secondary students will soon begin at Katy Independent School District. Students currently in fifth grade who are not identified as part of the elementary Challenge Program have the opportunity to be screened for GT program services, at the secondary level.
If parents would like to refer their child for secondary GT screening they must complete a Secondary Parent Checklist in English or Spanish and return it to their child's elementary campus by September 22, 2021.
“Gifted and talented education programs provide a variety of academic and social options for students who are advanced learners," said Katy ISD Director of Gifted, Talented and Advanced Academic Studies, Dr. Joan Otten.
Secondary gifted program options are available in English Language Arts & Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Students may be screened at their current campus in October and November in any or all of these content areas. Parents will be notified of the placement decision by U.S. mail in January 2022. Students who qualify for the GT program will begin the program in the fall of their sixth-grade year.
Contact the Challenge teacher at your child's elementary school if you have additional questions.
Information was distributed to parents of KVA students via e-mail on August 26th. Parents of KVA students should fill out this form to have their child screened. Parents of face-to-face students should contact the Challenge Teacher on their campus directly.
5th Grade Parent Checklist links:
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MayDell Jenks Elementary
FINAL SHOPPING DAY - MONDAY
STUDENTS HAVE ONE MORE CHANCE
COVID HOME TESTS
There has been several questions regarding home covid tests.
The positive test result documentation must include (1) the person’s name (2) date of birth/SS# (or other identifying information) and (3) result. It should come from a doctor’s office, medical lab, testing facility (i.e.: Katy ISD’s Testing Center), etc.
Some of the protocols in the Safe Return To School Plan discuss the option to produce a laboratory confirmed test result.
Over the counter tests would not qualify as a laboratory confirmed test.
District Safe Return to School Plan 2021 - 2022
The SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN will be changing and updating throughout the school year as the guidelines and regulations change from various agencies governing over Texas school districts. It contains valuable information that will outline our procedures we will follow with your students on campus.
It is recommended our KISD Families review this site periodically throughout the year to note any changes in the plan.
Below is a button that will highlight any changes or updates to the plan.
PTA GENERAL MEETING
PTA General Meeting
Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 6pm
27602 Westridge Creek Lane
We hope to see you there!
JAG GLOW RUN FUNDRAISER
Jag Glow Run Sneak Peak Challenge ~ Pledges for PJ’s!
Any student who registers and gets 1 pledge 9/13 – 9/19
gets to wear their Pajamas to school on 9/22!
Get started at funrun.com!
Jag Glow Run
¡Promesas para PJ's!
Cualquier estudiante que se registre y obtenga 1 compromiso 9/13 - 9/19 llega a usar sus pijamas para ir a la escuela el 22 de septiembre!
¡Empiece en funrun.com!
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SAVE THE DATE
20 - PTA Jag Fit Fundraiser - Sept. 20 - October 1 - Crazy Hair Day
21 - Progress Reports in HAC
22 - Pajama Day for Pledges - Jag Fit Incentive
23 - PTA General Meeting - 6:00 p.m
23 - Sports Theme Day - Jag Fit Incentive Days
24 - Professional Learning Day for Staff - STUDENT HOLIDAY
27 - Oct. 1 - CATCH KICK-OFF WEEK
27 - CATCH Day - Wear Purple - Eat purple fruits/vegetables
27 - KISD School Board Meeting
28 - CATCH Day - Wear Red - Eat red fruits/vegetables
29 - CATCH Day - Wear White - Eat white fruits/vegetables
30 - CATCH Day - Wear Yellow or Orange - Eat yellow or orange fruits/vegetables
30 - PJammin - Pajama Day $1 Donation - Childhood Cancer Awareness
Oct 1 - CATCH Day - Wear Green - Eat green fruits/vegetables