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The Week of June 11, 2023

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Our Learning Community...

The final full week of school is complete and we only have three more days of the 22-23 school year! As the year draws to a close our students have been reflecting on a wonderful year of learning. We have been thinking about the goals we achieved as well as the goals we are still working on, how we persevered through challenges, the effort we put into our learning, and the fun we had along the way.

As a celebration of our learning, the Jones PTA creates a special afternoon at the end of the year known as the Jones June Jamboree. This year the PTA brought the Extreme BMX Bike Show to our campus for an incredible assembly.

If you are a PTA member, have come to PTA events, or participated in PTA fundraisers, you helped make this assembly possible! On behalf of all of our learners, thank you for your support!

Highlights from the Week...

Jones June Jamboree

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June 9, 2023

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

Pride Month is celebrated in June each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States and was led by two transgender women of color, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. In 2020, during the 50th anniversary of Pride, presidential candidate and current President Joe Biden stated the following, “Pride has come to be recognized as a global movement of love, self-expression, and community - resilient in the face of oppression and fear and hopeful for a better future. This month, let us recommit to those principles of Pride and remain steadfast in the fight for justice and equality.”

Each year the Board of Education adopts a Resolution in support of LGBTQIA+ Student Safety affirming the District’s committed to safety, inclusion, and affirmation for all students through developing and coordinating activities, training, and opportunities for the SDUSD community. A month of observance is one critical component of our ongoing collective resolution to continue dismantling racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist dynamics and other forms of oppression within our school system in order to maximize the accessibility of our educational spaces and facilities for ALL students.

Each July students, families, and staff from SDUSD walk in the San Diego Pride Parade. Mrs. Buell is a regular part of the SDUSD contingent, although this year she will be out of town during the parade. If you would like to walk in the parade with SDUSD check out the flyer below...

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Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the emancipation of African-American slaves. Juneteenth celebrates the final emancipation of slaves in the United States and the persistent drive and determination to seek freedom, liberty, and equality in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation issued January 1, 1863, and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution which abolished slavery, except section 1, ratified by Congress on December 6, 1865. President Abraham Lincoln first issued the Emancipation Proclamation effective January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in the South. On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and enforced the president’s order, freeing the final African American slaves two and a half years after it was first decreed.

Through other systems of oppression, such as sharecropping, Jim Crow, redlining, Black Codes, mass incarceration, exclusionary policies, police violence, and segregation, the exploitation of the Black community continued past slavery and persists to this day, affecting the physical and mental health, safety, and education of the Black community. Liberation from these systems of oppression must include a commitment to dismantle policies and practices that perpetuate systemic racism and replace them with anti-racist educational systems that center BIPOC voices, stories, healing, and joy and create new structures that require critical self-awareness, deconstructs white supremacy culture, and interrupts anti-blackness.

The accurate representation of the contributions and experiences of the African American community were, for generations, and continue to be, systematically excluded from and misrepresented in history textbooks, mainstream media, and classroom discussions teaching San Diego Unified students about Black history and contemporary events is a critical affirmation of the fact Black history is American history. The San Diego Unified School District opposes and rejects any form of oppression and pledges to support the Black community and their intersecting identities by working to achieve genuine equity, access, and success for our students, employees, and communities which we serve.

SDUSD offices and school sites will be closed on June 19, 2023 in observance of Juneteenth. There will be a special Juneteenth flag raising on June 16th, check out the flyer below for all the details...

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New Student Enrollment...

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Online LCFF Forms Available Now

Each year the district is responsible for collecting information from our students’ families to support the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) process. Thank you to those families that have already completed the LCFF form!

If you have not yet completed the LCFF form you can complete it with our online system accessed through the Parent Portal in PowerSchool or return the paper copy that has been sent home with your child.

Please complete the form as soon as possible. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please contact our front office to set one up. By completing the survey, you will not only be supporting the district’s efforts, but increasing the chances of our school receiving more of this valuable funding.


LCFF DATA FORM IN PowerSchool Parent Portal (link)

The Lost & Found will be moved to the front of the school this week, so stop by to collect any of your child's lost items!

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Upcoming Events...

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Looking Ahead...


12 - Kindergarten Promotion: 8:30 am in the Auditorium

12 - UTK Promotion: 1:00 pm in the Auditorium

13 - 5th Grade Promotion: 8:00 am in the Auditorium

14 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day

16 - Last Day the Office is Open (Enrollment can continue online while the office is

closed, then finalized when the office reopens in August)


8 - Office Opens

18 - New Student Orientation

21 - First Day of School!

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Additional Resources for Families...

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Jones Elementary

Our mission is to ensure ALL students meet or exceed grade level expectations through rigorous, high-quality, standards based instruction in a safe, nurturing, collaborative learning environment where all students are preparing to be global citizens, college and career ready.

Check out our school website for PeachJar Flyers, Counseling Resources, Family Handbook, Staff Contact Lists, After School Programs, Enrollment Information and so much more!

Jones Elementary PTA

Our Parent Teacher Association works with Jones Elementary to provide programs and support to benefit the students, their families, teachers, school administration and the community. Run entirely by volunteers, the PTA raises money to support enrichment programs, program instructors, educational assemblies and field trips, family events, and special classroom supplies.

As always, we need your membership, support and ability to volunteer. You can become a member using Totem, a respected membership management service. Please contact us with other thoughts on how we are doing, and your ideas on how you can become involved. We look forward to hearing from you.