Jaguar Tracks for Families

December 1, 2020

From the Office of Mrs. Ippolito

Dear Joshua Eaton Families,


It is hard to believe that we are getting ready for the holiday season.


Thank you so much to our families for following the safety guidelines! It is important for everyone to work together to help keep our students and staff safe.


Those families whose students are changing their cohort model will receive an email from me confirming the change of instruction. No further changes can be made until the end of term 2.


Be well and stay safe!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Ippolito, Principal

Joshua Eaton

Joshua Eaton Lunch Menu

Important Dates

  • December 3rd - Term 1 ends
  • December 7th - Term 2 begins
  • December 9th - Cohort B Grs 4 & 5 Picture Day
  • December 17th - Cohort A - Grs 4 & 5 Picture Day

2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration - Deadline December 4th

Report Card Timelines

Term 1 Report Cards will be going home through the portal on December 18th.


Just for family information, Term 2 is from December 7, 2020, until March 11, 2021, as it stands right now. Report cards will be sent home on March 26th for Term 2.


Please also see below the Report Card Update for 2020-21.

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Please sign up for the Family Learning Lab Below.

PTO CORNER

PTO Meeting Follow-Up

Thank you to all who attended our general meeting on Tuesday night! If you have more ideas or suggestions of ways we can support our school or the JE community, we want to hear from you! Please reach out to me at any time: jeptopresident@gmail.com. The PTO is a wonderful way to connect with parents and staff alike, and we encourage anyone, who is willing and able to volunteer, to join us! As always, we are thankful for our staff and parent community!


-Amber Hunt, JE PTO President

Direct Donation Drive

Our PTO Enrichment Chairs have been hard at work looking for ways to provide fun enrichment opportunities to our students, in a virtual model. We are able to fund some opportunities with revenue remaining from last years' budget, but we still actively need donations. Many of the enrichment programs maintain the same cost, even though they are not in-person.

Although the PTO anticipates spending approx. $100 per child this year (see detailed breakdown in attached donation form), given the circumstances, we propose a donation of $50 per student in order to maintain our ability to fund enrichment and teacher support.

As different activities re-open, our PTO will draw from donations and monies received through fundraising. Donations can be given using the QR Code provided, Venmo, Paypal or checks. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Our direct donation drive will remain open all year - so please feel free to donate as you are able. Thank you for your support!

BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!!

Save the Date: The Book Fair is Coming!


The PTO is happy to announce that the annual Book Fair will run from Nov 25 - Dec 8. We are looking forward to a different, but exciting, Fair this year!


There will be two ways to shop the Fair: 1) the regular online site or 2) the virtual 360 fair set up in a gymnasium. Details on access will follow shortly. All orders will be shipped directly to your home (orders over $25 will ship for free, on BOOKS only)! A big thank you to parent volunteer, Nicole O'Leary, who is coordinating this popular event.

Joshua Eaton News

Student Absences - IMPORTANT

Please be sure to notify Mrs. Greco or Mrs. Pippy in the office if your child is going to be absent. They will notify the classroom teacher, nurse, and principal of the absence.


There are two ways to do that prior to 7:45 am of the morning the student is absent:


1. Call 781-942-9161, Dial 1 - leave a message

2. Email jeeabsences@reading.k12.ma.us

Theme of the Week: Random Acts of Kindness

During morning announcements, we will be reviewing "What Random Acts of Kindness can you do? " We have started a school bulletin board with paper hearts showing all the ways our students showed acts of kindness at home and school.


During announcements, it was shared how our family community gave treats and Holiday Bread to the staff of JE as a Random Act of Kindness.


Below is a video shared by Mrs. Tierney. It is a powerful message of kindness!

JE School Supply Pick-Up - Next Pick-up December 3rd

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Morning Arrival - Begins at 8:10.

Please remember that Drop Off time in the morning is a busy time. There are many cars and buses that are moving along. If you are dropping your child off in the morning, please be mindful of all of the other parents that are waiting patiently behind you. Be respectful and keep the line moving so all of the buses and cars receive the same type of courtesy.
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Weather

We have been very fortunate this year to have unseasonably warm weather. We will continue to get outside as much as possible. Just a reminder that we do go outside every day unless the temperature or wind chill is 19 degrees or below, or there is heavy rain or snow. We use the WeatherBug app to check the temperature and we encourage you to do the same in the mornings. We ask that you please send your child to school dressed appropriately for the weather.

Also, we have suspended the Weather Flag Day procedure because we would be unable to maintain social distancing for students from random classrooms when they arrive. So instead the teachers and staff on duty will be opening our exterior doors at 8:10 sharp. Thank you!

From the Desk of Mrs. Trevejo, School Nurse

To our JE community –


Flu shot documentation

Flu season has begun! Thank you to all those who have submitted their flu shot documentation. Remember, the deadline for the new state requirement is 12/31/2020. If you haven’t done so, please schedule to have your child vaccinated as soon as possible.


Cold weather gear

With the colder weather, please make sure that your children have appropriate clothing to support being outside. Please send in gloves/mittens, hats, and warm jackets. We are spending more time outside and making sure students are properly dressed is important!


Warm regards,

Mrs. Trevejo

PE Weekly challenge with Ms. Cucinotta

MASK UP READING!!

The town asks residents to:

· Wear a mask or face covering whenever you are not at home or in your personal vehicle.

· Maintain social distancing, at least 6' from others.

· Observe the State's Stay-at-Home Advisory from 10PM – 5AM.

· Review the latest CDC Guidance.

· Get a flu shot.

· Talk about Covid precautions with household members, neighbors, friends, and colleagues.

· Stay home when you are experiencing symptoms.

· Don't hesitate to get a COVID-19 test (click here for testing sites).

If you have any questions, please contact our local Board of Health.

Reading SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)

The mission of the Reading Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is to work for the understanding of, respect for, and support of, all children with special needs in the community.


Thank you--

SEPAC BOARD

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Superintendent Virtual Office Hours

  • Now that we have begun the school year, we will be restarting the Superintendent Virtual Office Hours. Office hours will be scheduled in 20 minutes blocks of time on Microsoft Teams. If you would like to schedule an office hour, please complete this link.

Office of Student Services

Special Education Support

If you have any questions about your student’s IEP or services please reach out to our building Team Chairperson, Shana Goldwyn at Shana.Goldwyn@reading.k12.ma.us

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Mrs. Ippolito, Principal

Mrs. Trevejo, School Nurse

Mrs. Greco, Administrative Assistant