Jonathan Jamboree

Jonathan Jamboree, November 10th, 5:30-8pm Jonathan Jamboree is a school wide carnival with games, DJ, photo booth, bingo, crazy hair and so much more.  Prices for the Jamboree have been reduced for the unlimited wristbands.  Chick-Fil-A will be providing dinner that night, dinner tickets will be available for $5.  Since we are pre-ordering the food, we are asking families to pre-order their dinner tickets. Click here to view order form.  We are looking for volunteers for that night, as it takes over 125 volunteers to make the night a success.  If you volunteer for a one hour shift, you will receive 4 activity tickets.  Jamboree volunteer signup link: Volunteer SignUp.  We are also asking for 2 liter of pop donations or other variety of drinks for the pop walk game, please bring them to the main... read more

Oct. 24th – Lifetouch School Picture Retakes

Lifetouch Picture Re-takes Picture re-takes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th. Flyers will be sent home next week. Please remember to send the original picture package with your student if they are sitting for re-takes. Order forms are available in the office, or click link below: lifetouch read more

Parent’s Night Out!

Join the JES PTO and your fellow JES parents for Parent’s Night Out on Thursday, November 2nd from 6-8pm at Schram Vineyards.  Parents Night Out Registration Link read more

Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal

If something looks different when you check grades in Parent Portal (aka Infinite Campus), it’s by design. As part of our focus on personalized learning, we modified Parent Portal to match a grading system that measures learning — the concepts a student knows and can apply. Too often in the past, traditional grades were goals to reach in order to stop learning. That’s not productive or a reflection of how people actually learn. Learning is a process — sometimes it comes quickly, sometimes it requires extra review and practice. And a final grade, especially at elementary, should reflect a year’s worth of learning. Here’s what’s different in Parent Portal: Subjects (math, reading, etc.) are organized by Power Standard and learning targets. Each subject has Power Standards and under each Power Standard are learning targets. Students show their teacher they have learned each target and once all targets are learned, we are confident the student can apply that Power Standard.... read more