JSE Tracks March 28th

We are Lil' BEARCATS!

Keeping you informed of all the "tracks" we make at school and in our community!

JSE Monthly Attributes:

Characteristic of a Successful Learner (CSL): Acceptance

Bucket-Filling Trait: Act Responsibly

We Love our Schoolhouse!

Good Evening, JSE Families,

Students and staff were eager to greet each other with hugs and high-fives this morning; a week away can seem like an eternity to our little people. I look forward to hearing the many adventures of spring break during classroom and lunch visits this week. Quickly, our students were settled right back into the learning routine, engaged and focused, mastering new standards.

Hope your child was able to read some of their favorite books over spring break and accomplish the library spring break challenge! Has your child shared their class reading goal for 4th quarter? We are looking strong heading into the 4th quarter final stretch! Third quarter report cards went home before spring break, as always please discuss any questions or concerns you have with your child's teacher. We welcome parent conferences at anytime to work together to support our children.

Attention 5th Grade Parents, be on the lookout for communication in the next few weeks from our UTMS Principal, Josh Goeringer regarding the middle school transition.

With our 5th grade moving up, we welcome a new group of eager Kindergartners for the 2022-23 school year! Thank you for spreading the word as we look forward to Kindergarten Round-Up next week. Please see the information below. Children need to be 5 years old by August 1st to attend next year. If you have any questions or will be unable to attend, please call the school and we will provide you with important information.

Happy Spring!

Leigh Barnes

Attention Kindergarten and 1st Grade Families:

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2022-2023 Kindergarten Round-Up April 7th or April 8th

Please spread the word, we will be enrolling Kindergarteners for next school year on April 7th 5:30-6:30PM and April 8th 10-11AM. You will choose the time that fits best with your schedule. Mrs. Barnes will send out a survey with a Kindergarten Round-Up Presentation and more information detailing how to enroll and prepare your child for next year.

Stay tuned for more information!

In early August, before school begins, we will host a Kindergarten Open House for students and their families to meet their teacher, visit their classroom, and tour the school.

Welcome Information Page for Incoming Kindergarten Families

PTO News

  • Fun Fair Next! April 22nd
  • May 2nd :Teacher Appreciation Week. If you are able to volunteer to help us recognize our teachers please let me know!
  • Join our facebook page and let us know if you are interested in joining our meetings and looking for ways to get involved in our school! Please reach out to us through our facebook page or our PTO email.
  • PTO Meetings usually occur the first Tuesday of each month at 6PM. Please consider attending the meetings this year, every JSE parent is welcome and encouraged to attend!
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Attention Grades 3-5:ILEARN Information

ILEARN Information: Our 3rd-5th grade teachers have started to discuss the assessments with our students, when they occur, and what they can expect. With that, please view the dates and resources below for you as a parent. We will begin practicing through the practice website next month. The short practice times will help our students become familiar with the online platform and technology embedded questions. As always, please let me know if you have any questions regarding the assessments.

ILEARN (3rd-5th)will take the place of the previous standardized assessment ISTEP+

The testing window: April 18th - May 13th, we will update you with our specific testing dates.


Important Dates:

April 7/8 Kindergarten Round-Up

April 15 Good Friday No School

April 22 PTO Fun Fair

April 18-22 Spring Book Fair

April 18 Grade 4 ILEARN Week

April 25 Grade 3 ILEARN Week

May 2 Grade 5 ILEARN Week

May 2-6 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 25 Last Student Day

May 25 Report Card

Wear your Bearcat Spirit Wear on Fridays!

Community Corner:

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JOIN our UTSC Team: Employment Opportunities - JSE Dishwasher and School Nurse Opening

Want to work at Union Township Schools? If so, please take a look at the below postings or click the UTSC Corporation website HERE:

  • School Nurse Interested applicants should complete the online application and email Leigh Barnes at lbarnes@union.k12.in.us

  • Kitchen Dishwasher- 10:45-1:45PM Monday-Friday. Interested applicants should email Leigh Barnes at lbarnes@union.k12.in.us

  • Substitute Teachers Needed: High School Graduate Requirement Only. Interested applicants should check our website or the IDOE website and email Leigh Barnes at lbarnes@union.k12.in.us

    • Bus Aide/Bus Substitute Driver- Interested applicants should email Superintendent John Hunter at jhunter@union.k12.in.us

      You are always welcome at JSE!

      Please let us know how we can strengthen our partnership with you!

      Leigh Barnes, Principal ext 3001 lbarnes@union.k12.in.us

      Barb Rittel, Secretary ext 3000 brittel@union.k12.in.us

      Lisa Morton, Home School Advisor ext 3003 lmorton@union.k12.in.us

      Kathy Maniszko, School Nurse ext 3002 kmaniszko@union.k12.in.us