Principal's Weekly News May 4th
JSE monthly attributes:
Characteristic of a Successful Learner (CSL): Take Responsible Risks
Bucket-Filling Trait: Confidence
It's a Marvelous Monday at JSE!
Lots to celebrate at JSE! Congratulations to the staff, parents and community. Indiana Department of Education has announced JSE as a 4 STAR school!
This recognition comes at a perfect time as we celebrate our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week this week. Thank you PTO for showing them just how thankful and appreciative we are for the support and knowledge they share with our children each day! If your child would like to write a thank you note to their teacher, please encourage them!
Edwin Hernandez and Jimmy Henry represented JSE well at the Porter County Spelling Bee. Congrats to both for their hard work and accomplishment! 3rd and 4th graders will soon be given spell bowl lists to practice over the summer for next year's spell bowl team.
End of Year Assessments: 3rd-5th grades will resume ISTEP testing tomorrow, please see information below. K-2 will begin mClass assessments and K-5 STAR reading assessments will be administered. Upon completion, we will provide you a report of the results. Thank you for working together with us to support your child's progress.
Proud of JSE,
ISTEP+ Part 2 Online
The new College and Career Readiness Indiana Academic Standards developed by the State this past year are strategically addressed in each classroom. The Part 2 online portion will continue through May 8th. This portion of the ISTEP test will require critical thinking and application and include new response items with technology-embedded skills. Students will become familiar with these tools and items through instructional practice tests. As State Superintendent Ritz encouraged, please visit the IDOE website at this link: http://experience-ccra-in.ctb.com to view sample questions and try for yourself, the technology enhanced items.
We thank you for preparing your child by making sure they get the proper hours of rest each night and have a healthy breakfast each day. The assessments begin promptly each day. Daily attendance is paramount, please avoid absences and tardiness.
We encourage our students to do their personal best. We continue to focus on academic growth for all students and view ISTEPs as another source of information to guide future instruction and promote successful learners.
Culver's Family Night
Thank you all for sharing a night of JSE family and supporting your school!
PTO Monthly Meeting
Tomorrow, Tuesday at 6pm.
Mark the Festival of the Arts on Your Calendar!
UTSC Schools out for Summer 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Run
Please support our run/walk. The proceeds of this event will help John Simatovich and Union Center Elementary schools purchase new Physical Education equipment. Your support is appreciated and we hope you will all have a great run/walk! Like us on Facebook: Schools Out for Summer Run.
Questions please e-mail Mrs. Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date & Time : Saturday, May 30th 2015
8:00 am 5K run/walk 9:30 am 1K kids run
Where: Wheeler High School
587 West 300 North Valpo, In 46385
Entry fee: $25 for 5K run/walk $10 for 1K Kids run
Must register by May 1st in order to guarantee a T-shirt
***Packet pick-up will be Thursday, May 28th from 3:30-5:00 at WHS or day of event
Awards: Awards given to overall winners and top three age/gender category
To Enter: Send a check payable to: UCE
Attn: Allison Edwards 272 N 600 W Valpo, IN 46385
From the desk of Mrs. Field's:
Popcorn winners for the month of April:
Miss Dravet: 98.1%
Mrs. Ross: 98.7%
Mrs. Asher: 98.7
All school attendance for the month of April was 97.6%
Field Day: June 1st at JSE. More information to follow. Volunteers needed!
- May 4-8 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
- May 15 4th Grade Living Art Museum 2pm
- May 15 Festival of the Arts from 6-8pm.
- June 1 Field Day
- June 3 5th Grade Recognition/Picnic 10am
- May 30th UTSC Run/Walk
- Fridays are JSE spirit Days! Wear your orange and green.
- REMINDER: If your child is absent or you have a change in dismissal transportation please call and inform the office by 10am.
You are always welcome at JSE!
Leigh Barnes, Principal
Barb Rittel, Secretary
Chris Fields, Home School Advisor
Kathy Maniszko, School Nurse