The Jag Journal

October 2022

A Message From the Principal

Happy Fall, Jag Family!

Thank you for filling out the Community Connection Survey last month. We are eager to begin providing learning opportunities for our families and continue supporting our students. Please see "Community Connection" information below as we begin discussing the topics you are most interested in.

Parent Lunch is OPEN!! You are free to come eat with your child any day in October. Please bring your own lunch to eat, as supply chain issues are limiting the amount of food we receive each month. Also, if you have any other family member or friend that would like to eat with your child, make sure they are on your student's purple, check-out card. People who are not listed on the card or do not have proper ID will not be allowed to eat with your child.

We will kick off our Cookie Dough Fundraiser on October 18th. It will end on October 31st. More details will be sent home soon.

Please remember that we will be off for the Fair Holiday on October 7th. The fair is back this year.

We will be selling sweatpants and sweatshirts October 1 - 26. During our colder months, when the temperatures drop below 45 degrees, students will have the option to wear their school-purchased sweats to school.

We will need help at Trunk or Treat on October 28th. If you would like to help with this fantastic day, please contact Jordan Guidry at or 665-4079. We will need wrapped candy to make the day extra special!

Thank you for your continued support of JPE!

Lauren Kennedy, Principal

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October Character Word: Honesty

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Important October Dates

Character Word: Honesty

10/1 - Sweatshirts/Sweatpants Sale begins (through October 26)

**Designs below...

10/5 - Yearbook Picture Retakes; Mrs. Sydney and Mrs. Olivia's classes visit the Fair

10/6 - Vision and Hearing Screening (Grades: PK, K, 1, 3, 5); Buddy Classes Meeting Day

10/7 - Fair Holiday - No School

10/10 - 10/13 - Book Fair at JPE!!

10/11 - Literacy Night and Book Fair Family Night

10/18 - Report Cards; Cookie Dough Fundraiser KickOff; Volleyball Game @ JPE

10/20 - Pink Out Day - $2.00 - benefitting 4H's Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Awareness

10/21 - 4H Meeting

10/24 - 10/28 - Red Ribbon Week

10/25 - Volleyball Game @ Grays Creek Elem

10/26 - Smoothie King Day; Jag Mart

10/27 - Thank You Day; Kindergarten Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch; Volleyball Game @ Freshwater Elem

10/28 - Trunk or Treat Jag Fest - Please begin sending candy to Jordan Guidry

10/31 - Fundraiser Ends - THANK YOU!!

11/1 - Volleyball Game @ JPE

11/2 - Early Dismissal (11:45am)

11/3 - Santa Pictures; Volleyball Game @ JPE

11/8 - No School (Election Day)

Sweatshirt/Sweatpants Options

Purchase through School Cash 10/1 - 10/26

Community Connection is a new series for Parents and Caregivers as we improve the culture at JPE and in our Community!

Community Connection - October

According to the Parent Survey sent home last month, 72 out of 110 parents requested more information about Social Emotional Learning.

We have noticed a tremendous need for social and emotional support at JPE over the last several years. We have invited RKM to be a part of our campus to provide long-term counseling for students who need help in the areas of grief counseling, processing parent divorce, trauma support, making friends, coping strategies for ADHD/Autism/Anxiety/Sensory Processing, group counseling, support for parents, etc.

JPE also adopted the Second Step Curriculum to support the Social and Emotional growth of each student through strategic, bi-montly lessons. These lessons are taught by our school counselor, Mrs. Doolan. We have also carved out time each day for students to spend reflecting on those lessons during Morning Meeting or SEL time built into the schedule.


1. Second Step Curriculum Lessons taught bi-monthly by Mrs. Doolan.

2. SEL time built into our daily schedule (Morning Meeting, Class Discussion. Restorative Meetings/Practices)

3. Character Focus Words such as empathy, compassion, and kindness force students and staff to look outside themselves and to notice the needs of others around them.

4. PBIS allows us to recognize students who are choosing to grow in the areas of self-control, giving respect, acting safety, and showing responsibility.

5. Long-term counseling services through our RKM Social Worker, Atona King.

How can you help your student(s) with Social and Emotional Learning at home?

Please read this informative article for families. It includes many links to further resources and activities:

The shorter version is below - SEL for Families:

1. MODEL proper behavior. (How to apologize when wrong -- Treat others with respect -- Control inappropriate language in front of students -- Avoid watching inappropriate videos with students) "Do unto your children as you would have others do unto your children."

2. Be a good listener: put down the phone. Turn off the TV or device. Listen when your children are speaking.

3. Nurture Self-Esteem - give students responsibility and recognize a job well-done; appreciate the effort your students give to school work and chores.

4. Respect differences - not all students will receive straight A's, be the fastest runner, or be the most talented artist. That's okay! It is important to recognize that each student has been created for a unique purpose. We must nurture their interests and their effort.

5. Seek advice or support from school when you have questions or need help with your student. Mrs. Doolan is our school counselor and Ms. Atona King is our social worker. Teachers can offer insight into successes and struggles that your students may be having at school.

We want to support you in every way we can. It is important that we work together to create a community that clearly understands that choices have consequences. Learning begins with us. Let's model understanding, empathy, and connection!