Village Voice

Jenkins Elementary

“Greater is Coming” in 2016! Great results, progressing and distinguished achievement happens when EVERYONE does their part; Know your role, contribute and continue to take pride in THE VISION for Jenkins Elementary.

Reflection for the week......

Inspiration moves one from Pessimism to Optimism, from Doubt to Faith, from Despair to Hope and from Darkness to Light! Be an inspiration to someone in your life.

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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


Ten Great Things about Jenkins Elementary....

1. Effective teaching from a highly qualified teaching staff that get results.

2. Collaborative and Vertical Teaming.

3. Teams of teachers who truly care about teaching, learning and students.

4. Faculty & staff members that strive for exemplary performance levels in every category.

5. Instructional workshop model in all classrooms.

6. Inclusive of small group instruction.

7. Integration of technology.

8. Integration of multiple subjects within instructional lesson planning.

9. Great teachers and students.

10. Great families and a great school.

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STEMCampATL - 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 @

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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January Birthdays

Lisa Mosley 1/2

Phyllis Moose 1/4

Margaret Headen 1/5

Rhonda Escobar 1/7

Karen Phillips 1/8

Amber Vellenger 1/9

Holly Lane 1/9

Lindsey Kurtz 1/24

Kimberly Crowe 1/26

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.

Testing Reminders & Hallway Expectations

  • Remember to review the Testing Calendar that was provided to you via email by Elsie daily so that you are informed.

  • Quiet transitions in the hallways is mandatory not optional. We have several classrooms that are being interrupted from their learning in their classrooms and during testing times as a result of hallway disruptions. If your classroom is not ready to transition into the hallway, do enter the hallway.

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.

RBES Midyear Updates

We will begin RBES conferences within the next two weeks. Your AP will connect with you to schedule a time for conference.

GCPS Teacher Observations/Evaluations

The A-Team will be on the floor conducting 5x5's, Brief #3 & #4 starting January 11th. Keep doing great things in your classrooms. Quality Plus Teaching Strategies with an emphasis on "Differentiation of Instruction"and "Integration of Technology" will be the primary focus during observation.


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

Relay for Life

Join Jenkins Black Knight Relay for Life Team!

Team’s goal is $10,000!

  • Relay for Life at Gwinnett Fairgrounds on May 13th

All day WOW sessions are back!

WOW Schedule:


· Monday, Jan. 11- Kindergarten WOW- afternoon specials for 3-5

· Tuesday, Jan. 12- 5th grade WOW- afternoon specials for K-2

· Wednesday, Jan. 13- 4th grade WOW- afternoon specials for 3-5

· Thursday, Jan. 14- 3rd grade WOW- afternoon specials for K-2

· Friday, Jan. 15- 2nd grade WOW- afternoon specials for 3-5

General Info for WOW

· Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. on designated grade level days.

· (Some lunch adjustments.) SEE BELOW

· * Students will pay $5.00 to participate in the rotations.

· * Non-paying students will view a G-rated winter-themed cartoon in the art, music, math, or science room.

· *Non-paying students will return to the gym at 11:00 for the awards ceremony.

· *Substitutes will travel through the rotations with their classes and assist as necessary.

· * Regular specials will resume at 12:20 each afternoon on an alternating AB schedule.

· Afternoon Specials Schedule:

Jan. 12, 14

12:20-1:05 Kindergarten

1:10-1:55 1st grade

2:00- 2:45 2nd grade

Jan. 11, 13, 15

12:20-1:05 3rd grade

1:10-1:55 4th grade

2:00-2:45 5th grade

Rotations: (20 minutes each)

· 1-Snow Slide

· 2-Face painting

· 3-Snacks & Restroom

· 4-Dance Party

· 5-Clean Up Your Backyard

· 6-Scooter Races

· Lunch Schedule Changes for WOW

· Monday, January 11th---3rd grade lunch time----10:55 - 11:25

· Monday January 11th---Kindergarten lunch time---11:25 - 11:55

WOW monies collected in the front lobby starting at 8:15 a.m. daily.

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