This Week @ Jones...

Celebrations, Updates, Priorities, and Tidbits

Talent show forms are due Tuesday!

I Appreciate You!

Thank you so much for all the support last week - it was truly sad for all of us and our school really did rally to support our students and each other. Please remember that the Employee Assistance Network has AMAZING counselors who are there for staff ANY TIME needed. They are a free service and specialize in the stressers of the workplace AND traumatic incidents like last week. We don't always feel the response to such an incident for days or weeks, EAN is available and if you need any support please come to me!

I am thankful for everyone's contribution and cannot imagine being with a more caring group of adults. Parent comments have been so sweet and appreciative of our school's focus on moving forward. I hope you have all had a quiet, restful, and calming weekend.


As a thank you to the staff at Jones for their support of Penny and her family, Penny's mom (Toni Kole) is providing breakfast for Jones Staff Monday. Please be sure to read the note on the breakfast table! Stop by the Family Room tomorrow.

To Do Lists:

  • Teacher Assistant Evaluations due back to Cain in draft form
  • Blue cards completed and sorted into proposed class lists for next year
  • Come see Ms. Cain for CEU certificates

'tis the season to be....testing....

Yes, it is that time. Be sure to mark your calendars :

  • May 25th and 26th are the regular EOGs in Reading and Math. June 1st is the online Science EOG.
  • ALL TA's must attending proctor training on either May 17 or 18 in the Media Center at 9. I will do my best to NOT use K-2 TA's unless it is absolutely necessary but plan for them to be used. My goal is to continue our building on a normal schedule for K-2 - it does not look like we will need our specialists to assist with testing.
  • We will need extra help in the cafeteria on the 25th and 26th and June 1st. We want kiddos to eat a healthy breakfast but also need a calm cafeteria. PLEASE do your best to "man a table" and help make that table a happy, cheerful breakfast spot for testing day. If a K-2 teacher or specialist wants to really decorate it as a good luck gesture that would be awesome. 3-5 teachers will be meditating in their cars those mornings...just listen for the chanting!
  • Molly Bivins will be assisting with testing this year - thanks in advance Molly.

PTO ROCKED Teacher Appreciation Week!!! Be sure to drop them a note!

K Registration is June 6th ---- Election Primary is June 7th ---- Last Day is June 8th

EOG Pep Rally

Monday, May 16th, 1:45pm


Be in your seats by 1:45 - Mr. Griffin will be talking about motivation and perseverance.

School Improvement Team

Tuesday, May 17th, 3:15pm

Media Center

Bring any work you've completed on task. Bring technology. Not sure who is up for snacks.

2nd grade trip to Charlotte's Discovery Place

Thursday, May 19th, 6:30am

301 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC

Tiny and Josh will be driving. Ms. Sprouse on Tiny's route.