What's Happening at JPE?

May 2021

A Message from the Principal

Hi Jag Families,

In some ways this year has flown by, and in other ways it has been the longest year yet. As we look back over the 20-21 school year, we are so proud of the resiliency of our staff and students. We have faced so many hard things, and we have overcome each one of them. Thank you for trusting us with your children. Being together, face-to-face, has been a blessing to all of us.

Though this year has been different and opportunities for parental involvement have been limited, you have still been such a huge part of our success this year. We can't thank you enough for the snacks, the disinfectant wipes, and Lysol that you have sent to school. We are so grateful for your continued support.

May will be a busy month as we wrap up the school year. Please see all the exciting things happening in the upcoming days. We will wrap up testing this week. The students have been working so hard, and we could not be prouder of all that they have accomplished this year.

We hope you have a fantastic and restful summer.


Lauren Kennedy, Principal

JPE will knock testing out of the "parc"! (Testing continues for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders)

Teacher Appreciation Week

Next week is Staff Appreciation Week at JPE, as we recognize each person that makes a difference for students. We would like to serve a catered lunch each day and provide gifts to show them how much we appreciate their tremendous effort to make school happen for our students! You can help!!

Next week (May 10-14) students will have the opportunity to have "Alternate Dress" each day for $2 each day. You can pay $10 for the whole week, or you can pick and choose the days you'd like them to dress. The proceeds will help us make Staff Appreciation Week a little more special this year. (Tops and Bottoms - appropriate shoes for PE must be worn)

Other gift ideas:

Monday - Flower Day (Bring a flower from your garden or from the store to brighten your teacher's day.)

Tuesday - Handwritten Note Day (Write a sweet note telling your teacher(s) why they are special to you.)

Wednesday - School Supply Day (No one loves school supplies more than teachers do! Bring your teacher their favorite supply to help them start stocking up for next year.)

Thursday - Snack Day (What is your teacher's favorite snack? Surprise them with a small treat!)

Friday - Hug Day (Bring your teacher a big hug and tell her how much you will miss her this summer!)

**These are only suggested gifts.

Upcoming Dates:

May 3rd - 5th -- Testing Continues

May 5 - K Cap and Gown Pictures (prepay envelope)

May 10 - 14 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11 - Field Day for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

May 12 - Jag Mart; Smoothie Day ($3 due on Tuesday)

*NOTE: Smoothie Day has changed!

JPE Senior 2021 Graduation Recognition

May 13 - Field Day for 3rd - 5th Grade

May 14 - Jag Fest Talent Show

May 17 - 5th Grade Awards Day (9:00am) *Limit 2 guests/student

May 18 - Kindergarten Awards Day (9:00am) *Limit 2 guests/student

**Other Grade Levels will have Awards Day in their classrooms with no guests this year.

May 21 - Early Dismissal and Final Day for students (11:40 dismissal)

May 28 - Report Cards will be mailed (all fees must be paid before May 28)

Special Thanks to so many for their help with extra donations this year!

The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at LSU

Danielle and Matt Blackwell

Kathryn Blackwell

Theresa Callicott

Becky and Gary Traylor

Dehia Crusta

Shannon Cranford

Heather Watkins

The Jarrell Family

Aaron Ulery

Kevin Planchet

Joan LeBlanc

Crystal Miller

Phuong Nguyen

Village Market in Port Vincent

Heidi McGovern

Candace Shaidaee

Pam Letard

Alexis Murphy

Cody Seals

Jennifer Dawson

Heather Letourneau

Simone Shiratsuchi

Brittany Wichers
Morgan Worley
Kimberely Boeke
Antonela Stojak

Kelli Lowery

Ashley Golden

Callie Hill

Lisa Kirby

Ellen Fagan

Kamie Kline

Jenelle Simmons

Adrianna Humpal

Nellie Webster

Leah Skipper

Eileen Jarman

Heather Sweeney

Staci Cefalu

Whitney Johnson

Katherine Shook

Emily Granier