Cardinal Family Weekly News

SOARing to Improved Scholar Outcomes

Rate Our SOAR...


Bound means; certain or extremely likely to happen: to be seriously intending to do. With 35 instructional days until our first feature to share with the world where we are headed, we must NOT OPT OUT.. Parents We NEED YOU..

This is what our NO OPT OUT looks like..

  • 97% Daily Attendance GOAL .. On-time, Ready, and Prepared for the learning.
  • 100% Of Families Reading Together at Home for 20 or more minutes Daily...
  • Send our Scholars to School Daily HAPPY....- Although our morning toils look different at home, be intentional ending your conversation with a HUG, HI-FIVE, or a reminder to Have A GREAT DAY....
  • Get INVOLVED... Follow PLA @ Jones Clark on Facebook.. Mark Your Calendar and commit to an upcoming event..

Prepare for Rain Scheduled for Our Weekly Forecast

Please prep our scholars with their umbrellas, rain boots, and ponchos. We WILL NOT allow raindrops to RATE OUR ATTENDANCE SOAR. In the event of inclement weather, please use the alternate drop off for our car-riders. It is okay to use the drop off on the Taft Street side of the building during heavy rains. If you drop off near gym, please stop at the covered walkway to let scholars out of car.
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Week 4 of Attendance Incentive

We are into Week 4 of our attendance bike drawing. Two bikes will be given away to a male scholar and a female scholar for the end of the nine weeks. Every week, every scholar gets an opportunity to be entered. ALL you must do is be present for the entire week. Some scholars are already 3 times likely to win! SEE EACH OF YOU EVERYDAY @ 7:30AM WHEN DOORS OPEN!

Family Homework Center Help

Building a community that educates our scholars for next levels beyond academics. This is a topic no one is necessarily ready to approach. However, statistics show, we MUST stamp the behaviors and educate our scholars to say something so we can do something.
Safe Touch/Unsafe Touch Pre-Work

It’s high time, we start teaching. It is still a sensitive topic for parents to talk to their children, so most of them do not want to go there. The same goes for schools as well. Here is a guide and video to help parents begin the conversation.

Protect Yourself Rules - Safe Touch / Unsafe Touch

Are Our Scholars Well.....

What exactly do we mean?

All the children are well” means that life is good. It means that the daily struggles of existence do not preclude proper caring for their young. See the article below..

Success Bound..

We are 100 plus Days Smarter

At PLA @ Jones Clark, we make everything we do a Great Big deal and EVERY MINUTE MATTERS.. This week several events made our week a very SUCCESS BOUND Week.

Partnerships For Scholar Success

Ms. Sharon Grisby visited with JC 5th Grade Scholars for some hands-on learning this week. 5th Graders are scheduled to visit the planeterium next month. Thank you for extending the learning and partnering with the campus.

Overcoming Obstacles..

We have more and more children growing up in homes absent of Fathers. On the other hand, we know that fathers who are involved in their children’s lives have actually become even more active. Our daughters and dads looked amazing and it was an elegant, engaging night of Fatherly Love..

Special Delivery for Our Sweet Queens

Cardinal Shout-out for the donation from Mrs. Shyulander Filer making our sweets table for our queens of the Masquerade Ball a great Success. Your kindness is appreciated. Thank you for helping PLA@JC SOAR. The Queens and their Fathers enjoyed the apples. Contact information shared for candy apples for any of your upcoming events.

Accelerating Academics..

We are well over our 100 days into our academics.... We celebrated 100 Days of School February 4. Check out Our 100 Day SOAR... From Our 100 Day Fashion Forum to our Planned Grade Level Activities. PLAY is necessary when Accelerating Academics.

Ready, Responsible, and Raising the Bar...

Jones Clark MLK Parade Ready

Shout out to our campus leaders: student council memebrs, choir, and ambassadors for RAISING THE BAR making READY to represent PLA@JC Saturday, February 8 at the MLK parade. We appreciate you taking RESPONSIBILITY for your roles on campus.

Ours Scholars Are Well and PLA@JC SOARS....

February TLAC Strategy- NO OPT OUT

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February Virtue- KINDNESS


Speak with your scholar and learn about how kickboard is implemented at Jones -Clark Elementary. Our positive calls this month to families will focus on your scholar and their kickboard logged interactions.

PLA @ JC Teacher Kickboard Leaders..

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Congratulations Coach Thomas..

Coach Thomas is our January NO SUB CLUB WINNER. Thank you for being present 100% of the time for our scholars. Enjoy your subway gift card...

Week 24 SOAR..

Valentine's Day SOAR... February 14

Homeroom celebrations will kickoff at 2:45 PM. We are only exchanging cards and candy. Scholars will receive a printout of every student in their homeroom class as you prepare to send valentine cards to campus. For any questions, please email or call and speak to Mrs. Porter, Dean of Climate and Culture.

Kona Ice Will Land Friday...

During all grade level lunches, scholars will be able to purchase their slushy treats. Here are the cost:


Medium..... $ 4.00

Large..... $5.00

Souvenir Cup...... $6.00

Our Week At A Glance:

Monday, February 10

  • TELPAS Writing Collection Window Opens
  • February TLAC Strategy- No Opt Out
  • Every Moment Matters Tutorials
  • Issue Weekly Homework
  • Discuss Weekly AR Goals With Scholar
  • Read for 20 minutes

Tuesday, February 11-

  • Read for 20 minutes

Wednesday, February 12-

  • Every Moment Matters Tutorials
  • Read for 20 minutes

Thursday, February 13

  • Kindergarten Planetarium Field Trip (Administrator: Rideaux /Additional Chaperones: McGilbery, S. Connor, J. Hayes 9:00am and 9:45 am)
  • Every Moment Matters Tutorials
  • K-3 Weekly Homework Due
  • Progress Reports Issued
  • Read for 20 minutes

Friday, February 14

  • Valentine Day Shirts and Jeans
  • 2:45PM Excahange of Valentine's Day Cards/Candy
  • Kona Ice Day
  • Read for 20 minutes

Upcoming SOAR:

  • February 17 PLA Staff/Student Holiday
  • February 20 Father/Son Sports Mania / CC Meeting

  • February 26 Black History Program

  • February 28 Kickboard Incentive Field Trip- IRULE 11:30am

  • February 28 Cycle 2 TIP Submission

  • February 29 TEXAS PLA JOB FAIR

  • March 7 UIL Academic Meeting

  • March 10 Family Paint Night

  • March 12 Chuck E Cheese Night

T-Mobile Mifi HotSpot Distribution - Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020


Monday, Febraury 17 is a student/staff holiday for all PLA campuses. Administrators will be on campus for parents to sign and pick up your scholar's mobile hot-spot. Every scholar enrolled in BISD receives a mobile hotspot to be used for educational purposes. Allow scholars to log on and complete Education Galaxy and AR. The hotspot will only be issued to the parent/guardian(s) whose names appear on the scholars TEAMS. Please bring a photo ID.

Incentive Field Trip, February 28

Encourage scholars to amp up their AR and Kickboard points. invites will go to our top AR and kickboard earners. Teachers please make sure you are intentionally interacting with scholars on kickboard.