This Week @ Jones

Celebrations, Updates, Priorities and Tidbits

MLK Breakfast and Service Learning

Friday, January 15th our 5th graders will participate in the Annual MLK Breakfast. Spearks this year will be focused on the message of MLK and the roots of a Day of Service. After the breakfast event students will be bused to locations in Asheville where they will volunteer for Asheville Greenworks, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Asheville City Schools' Preschool. Fingers crossed for good weather! Thanks to Ms. Herrick and Ms. Walker for helping to coordinate the event.

Magnet Schools Forum Night and Open House

Asheville City Schools will host Magnet School Information Nights on Tuesday, January 12, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the ACS Central Office Board Room, 85 Mountain Street and on Tuesday, January 19 from 5:45-6:30 PM at the Asheville Preschool, 441 Haywood Road. The event will include the magnet school enrollment process, highlights of unique program and curriculum areas, a video tour featuring each school and interactive visits to information/resource stations.

Asheville City Schools will also host an open house at each of the five magnet elementary schools as well as at the Preschool on Monday, January 25,Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PMeach day. Parents whose children will enter kindergarten in July or August, newcomers to the community and others interested in learning about their neighborhood school(s) are encouraged and welcome to visit. No appointment is necessary.

The magnet school application period runs from February 1 until March 14, 2016 for enrolling kindergarten students, for new families who are interested in attending an ACS magnet elementary school or for parents who would like to request a transfer within the five schools. Letters of assignment will go out in late spring.

ACS Primer/Session on calendars, scheduling and student engagement

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

5:15-6:15 PM

ACS Boardroom

85 Mountain Street

Light refreshments will be served

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Jan 28th at 3:30 - Retirement Reception for Mrs. Pack


Open House Tours Jan 20, 21, 22 - we need tourguides!! Please let Ms. Cain know times you can help give tours. Feedback always reflects parents' appreciation at seeing the classrooms. I know it is intrusive but your willingness to receive visitors makes a difference!

Literacy and Language

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 3:15-4pm

See your group leader for location

AMS Music Program for 5th Grade

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 9:30-10:15am