The Justiss Newsletter

February 2022

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Principal's Corner

Right now, more than ever our students are under a lot of stress. School, peer pressure, a pandemic, and just life.

Social emotional learning isn’t just something that should be practiced and taught at school. SEL skills are life skills, and of course and must be taught at home as well. Kids and adults require these skills to be successful socially, emotionally, and academically. No matter what level a student’s SEL skills are at, they can always be improved on, as can an adult’s.

The term social-emotional support is an important role parents and families play in the everyday social and emotional needs of their children. Social-emotional learning includes skills like empathy, self-control, and decision-making. Each of these areas includes a number of skills that contribute to the whole child.

The five domains of SEL include:

  • Self-awareness is having a clear and accurate understanding of ourselves.

  • Self-management means taking responsibility for our own choices to work towards goals.

  • Social awareness is having an understanding of the social world.

  • Relationships are the positive connections we have with others

  • Decision-making is using strategic methods to make positive choices

All of these skills play a huge role in a child or young adult’s everyday success.

Together, as a team, we as educators and parents, can build stronger, healthier, and more successful learners, by integrating social and emotional skills into our student’s everyday life.

Your proud principal,

Reneé Elmore


Our Big Kahuna Fundraiser kick-off will be February 3rd. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used towards new swing sets for the playground. Thank you for supporting the Justiss PTO!

Reminder: All visitors must check-in with a driver’s license in the front office.

Dates to Remember:

Feb. 3rd: Big Kahuna Fundraiser Begins

Feb 4th: Wildcat T-Shirt Orders Due
Feb. 14th: Progress Reports Posted to Parent Portal
Feb. 14th: Valentine Pictures $2
Feb. 16th: Group Pictures
Feb. 18th: Early Dismissal-Staff Development
Feb. 21st: Student Holiday-Exchange Day for Teachers

Feb. 22nd: Student Holiday-Staff Development

Feb. 23rd: Big Kahuna Fundraiser Ends
Mar. 11th: 3rd Nine Weeks Ends
Mar. 14th-18th: Spring Break 🌸

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4th Grade Co-Champions

Hayden Moree

Brayden Shirey

3rd Grade Winners

1st Place-Gavin Hanley

2nd Place-Claire O'Bryan

3rd Place-Fletcher Rogers

Congratulations to our December GROWL Award Recipient ⭐Ms. Yates⭐

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T-Shirt Orders

T-shirt order forms are due Friday, February 4th. If you would like to order online, please visit:

Online orders end Sunday, February 6th.

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Valentine Pictures Feb. 14th Cost: $2

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