The Voice

Jenkins Elementary

“Greater is Coming” in 2016! Know your role, contribute and continue to take pride in THE VISION and stay focused on the "Target".

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A.R.A.R.A……Making things happen as you continue to accomplish the goals of our LSPI & RBES

A.- Accelerate

R.- Remediate

A.- Accelerate

R.- Remediate


Teacher Workday Schedule- Monday, February 15, 2016

FINISH STRONG TODAY! This is a critical time of the school year and EVERY minute counts. Take advantage of the time that you do have to do what matters the most for your students. The Teacher Work Day is a work day. Review the schedule below and see where you fit. If you are not scheduled to be anywhere specific according to the schedule listed below, then you are using the teacher workday time wisely to plan accordingly for your instructional lesson striving toward high student achievement for your students.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Attire: Jeans is acceptable (If you have any district level meetings off site or meetings at another location, professional work attire is expected.)


8:00 a.m -Teacher work day begins.....Follow the schedule below, if you are not listed as being anywhere specific, then you are in your classroom working/planning, with your teammates working/planning, with your instructional coach working/planning and/or preparing for your upcoming weeks left in the 3rd nine weeks.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Safari Montage/Technology Training

K, 1st & 2nd- Black Lab

3rd, 4th & 5th - Yellow Lab

10:00 a.m. - Noon - Update hallway student work samples if you have outdated work samples hanging outside your door. Work in your room.

Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch- lunch is on your own; You have the option to go off site for lunch today.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - STEM TEAM MEMBERS - STEM LAB (If you were in Crocker's group last time, please report to the STEM LAB.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Technology Support - Drop into the computer lab to ask for help if you need assistance doing the following: Updating your C& I page, linking cyber day assignments to your page, or learning how to use your technology effectively so that you can integrate technology into your daily lessons with your students. SEE the Media/Tech Team for help.

2:00 p.m. - Jenkins Leadership Team Meeting - PD Room (All grade chair/team leaders are expected to be in attendance.

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Classroom Courtesy

#1 Use a normal, natural voice

#2 Speak only when students are quiet and ready

#3 Use hand signals and other non-verbal communication

#4 Address behavior issues quickly and wisely

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STEM Camp ATL - Spring 2016

GCPS is proud to host the 2nd STEMCampATL for metro-Atlanta STEM educators. STEMCampATL is designed to provide access to high quality, personalized professional learning for K-12 educators. Embracing the belief that fellow STEM educators can provde some of the most valuable professional development resources for their colleagues. This unconference learning will be driven by teachers for teachers. Come prepared to share and learn about innovative practices in STEM education.


When: Saturday March 12, 2016 8:00 - 12:00

Where: Peachtree Ridge HS

Registration will open on January 5th @

** Remember to check your PD tool in the portal for continuous professional development opportunities that are offered by our county office.

Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference and Conference

Please mark your calendars for the second annual GCPS Teaching and Learning Conference! This year, the conference will take place at the ISC on Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17 from 8 AM - 4 PM at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center. Several departments will offer pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, June 15 at various locations throughout the district. More details will come in February.
What: Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference
When: June 15, 2016
Where: Various locations throughout the district. More to come in February.

What: Teaching and Learning Conference
When: June 16-17, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: J. Alvin Wilbanks Support Center
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February Birthdays

Robin Okunlola 2/7

Kimberly Dorris 2/12

Kathy Page 2/17

Chris Fendley 2/17

Jock Byron 2/18

Mary Jane Peevy 2/21

Safety and Security

Our front door visitor doorbell and visible monitoring system is in full effect. All doors are locked and entry into the building can occur with a key or with being buzzed in by a front desk monitor.

Please do not prop our doors open for any reason. This is a breach against our safety security process and can create an opportunity for an intruder to enter. Practice safe habits for yourself and everyone else daily.

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Testing Reminders & Hallway Expectations

  • Quiet transitions in the hallways is mandatory not optional. If your classroom is not ready to transition into the hallway, DO NOT enter the hallway.

  • ACCESS Teasting is coming to a close soon.

  • Jenkins Benchmarks- Week of March 1st

  • GCPS DDA's- Week of March 7th

Teaching and Learning

  • Develop your plan
  • Use your Data to drive your instruction.
  • Know your kids
  • Avoid excuses and do something different
  • You are the expert in your classroom
  • The students depend on you to guide them.
  • Remember to FOCUS on the “RIGHT WORK” so that you can get results.


Tuesday’s – Chorus, Art Club,

Wednesday's - Witzzle Pro Club, J.L.A

Thursday's - Science and Yearbook Club, J.L.A.

Friday's - Peer Leaders, Technology and Running Club

March your Calendar

WOW days-

March 16th - K & 1st

March 17th- 2nd & 3rd

March 18th- 4th & 5th

Field Days-

March 21st - K

March 22nd - 1st

March 23rd - 2nd

March 24th - 3rd

March 25th - 4th

March 28th - 5th

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Sign up to use the STEM lab today!

1. You must have had a STEM lab orientation conducted by Mrs. Crocker.

2. You must have a plan for how you will make sure that all items are returned back to their spaces.

3. You must be willing to take care of all items in the lab during your time in there.

Relay for Life

Team Jenkins, WE NEED YOU!

Relay for life campaign has touched each and every one of our lives directly or indirectly. Consider joining the Jenkins Black Knight Relay for Life Team, so that TEAM JENKINS can join in the fight against cancer with strength.

Relay for Life evening events will take place at Gwinnett Fairgrounds on May 13th.

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Mrs. Sullivan's classroom has a fresh look....

Let's give Lisa Mosley and the Custodian Team a big thank you for getting our aquarium back into shape! It looks amazing! We have 4 fish, a sea anemone, 2 sea snails, 4 little crabs, and a sea star. The kids love it! Feel free to stop in and take a look!