Jonestown Elementary Newsletter
We are nearing the end of Trimester I and look forward to a great turnout of parents at conferences. This is a great opportunity to sit down with your teacher and discuss progress thus far in the year. As you may know, your child's report card will look different as we are transitioned to a standards based reporting system. Remember that it is appropriate to see scores of a 2 or even a 1 at this point of the year. This may simply mean that your student is progressing toward the state learning target or taking more time to meet the standard. You may also see an "X", which means that your child has not been assessed on that specific standard. Take the opportunity to ask questions about the differences in scores and what they mean when you come in for your conference!
Below in this newsletter is a link to sign up online for your child's conference if you haven't done so already. If you have difficulty signing up or have any questions, please call the office and speak to Mrs. Bixler.
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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES!
November 11: Veterans Day Lunch
November 19: Title 1 Night
November 19: End of Semester 1
November 25: VIKES Reward
November 26-December 2: No School
November 25&26: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Lunch Room Message
Attention lunch room visitors: Please note we now have a visitors table all visitors must sit at with the child they are eating with. No exceptions will be made.
Thank you for understanding!
2nd Grade Apple Orchard Trip!
NOTES FROM THE NURSE
Playground safety tip
GAGA Ball pit on the blacktop makes for quite a few skinned knuckles. One solution for this is to use baseball or football gloves while playing. The leather protects the skin of your hands.
Athletic shoes that tie or Velcro securely will protect feet and toes when running and jumping in the mulch, grass, and on the blacktop.
Cold weather wear as the days are getting shorter the weather is turning colder please dress accordingly. Students are out for recess as long as there is no rain and temperatures are above 20 degrees with wind chill.
Physical Exams and Dental Exams
Kindergarten/1st grade students are required by the state to have exams submitted the first year they are attending school. Deadline to submit those are December 20, 2019. School exams for physicals will be in January of 2020, dental exams will be in February of 2020 for students who have not provided a form by their Pediatrician or Family Medical/Dental Provider.
3rd grade students are required by the state to have a dental exam. Deadline to submit them are December of 2019. School exams for 3rd grade dentals will be in February of 2020.
Also, any students in other grades that are missing any exams they are due by December 2020.
Please remember it is recommended that students be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school after an illness.
It is required upon return from an absence to have an excuse note describing why student was absent.
If a student is out for 3 or more days, it is required to have an excuse note from their medical provider.
An absence without an excuse note will be considered unlawful.
Thank you, Nurse Kline
Jonestown Running Club
3rd Grade in the MakerSpace!
2nd Grade Ingram & Daugherty Orthodontics Visit!
Car Rider Reminders
To ensure the car rider line is most efficient in the morning, please pull up all the way up along the curb. If your child requires help exiting the vehicle, please pull into a parking space and walk your child up to the building.
If you do not have a car tag visible at 3:20 dismissal, you will be asked to park and sign your child out in the office. NO exceptions will be made.
Please do not park in Handicapped Reserved spots unless you have a Handicapped tag.
Gifted STEAM Trip!
On October 10th the Northern Lebanon elementary gifted students took part in the STEAM on the rails event at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strausberg PA. This was the first annual event designed for grades K-6 to learn about the role of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) in the railroad industry, past and present. The students participated in live demonstrations and activities including discovering how steam engines work, constructing sections of railroad track, shoveling coal, walking on board the Woodmobile and watching a blacksmith in action.
The student also toured world class railroad cars and were impressed with the dining car of yesteryear. The kids and I agree it was a wonderful way to spend a learning day.