Thanks to the JCS community for supporting our teachers and staff as they worked to learn new skills and classroom techniques on this day of staff development!
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Oct. 20, is a staff development day for Jefferson County Schools. There will be NO SCHOOL for students while our staff take advantage of training opportunities to continue supporting students. Thank you, and have a great weekend!
From Mrs. DuVal... Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat. See flyer for more details.
PJES is celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 23- 27th. This is a volunteer dress up activity. See attached flyer for details.
Kindergartners used their 5 senses to conduct a taste test today. They tried sweet, salty, sour, and bitter! The likes and dislikes were unanimous; bitter chocolate broke some hearts today 😛
This is a reminder that Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, is a staff development day for Jefferson County Schools. Students will not be in school to provide our staff with training opportunities to help them continue serving kids. Thank you.
PJES Families...School pictures are ready to be viewed online. View and order at https://shop.jostenspix.com/login PAGE JACKSON ELEM SCHOOL Event Code: FE160223 Also Needed: WVEIS Unique Student ID (If you need this, contact your child's teacher.) PICTURE DAY RETAKES: November 2nd
Today kicks off National School Bus Safety Week, an opportunity to focus on safe practices around school buses. We want to start by acknowledging the JCS bus operators, aides, mechanics, and transportation administrators responsible for safely transporting our students to and from school each day. These individuals are a direct link between the home and the classroom, and they play a pivotal role in the education and care of our students. Thank you to our Transportation team for keeping our kids safe on the road!
10/13/23: Jefferson County Schools prioritizes safety in all that we do. Thursday afternoon (10/12), we received a notification about a widely shared message calling for violence. We consulted with federal and local law enforcement agencies and found no immediate danger connected to the non-specific threat. The threat level did not change as a result of the message. In an abundance of caution, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is conducting extra patrols around our schools. We are grateful for their partnership and dedication to protecting our children. If you see something, say something. You can report suspicious activity by calling 866-WVWATCH (866-989-2824).
PJES Families... Friends and Family Night at the Book Fair and Trunk or Treat is tomorrow night. The Book Fair is open from 4:30-7:00. Trunk or Treat begins at 6:00.
PJES Families...THANK YOU to all who showed up for our volunteer training this morning. On November 2nd, we will hold our make-up training from 2-3pm. RSVP to Ms. Hazy at email@example.com This is for anyone who was unable to make it this morning. If you are a PASS volunteer or a county employee, you do not have to attend. You must attend the training before you volunteer in your child's class.
Proper nutrition plays an important role in learning. That's why JCS staff work to develop daily menus that offer delicious, nutritious options for our students! Plan ahead with regularly updated breakfast and lunch menus, available on your school's website and the JCSWV app (on Google Play and the App Store).
Join us TODAY, October 12, at the JCS Operations Facility, located at 635 McGarry Blvd. Kearneysville, for our next hiring event exclusively for school service personnel! JCS staff will be on hand to conduct onsite applications, screenings, and interviews for all service positions. Plus, a representative from WV Adult Education will be available to answer your questions about their new self-paced preparatory course for the state's Service Personnel Competency Test! Visit www.jcswv.org/careers for a complete list of job openings. JCS offers service positions with the flexibility to meet your needs as a busy family, so join us today and learn how you can make your mark in our caring community of educators!
PJES Families... Thanks to all the families who have participated in our SchoolStore fundraiser! If you haven’t, there is still time to sign up and earn the participation prize. You will also help us reach our goal and be entered to win a Book Vending Machine for our school. Thanks for your support!
In recognition of National School Lunch Week, we want to express our sincere gratitude to the men and women serving as cooks in our school cafeterias who keep our students fed, focused, and ready to learn. Thank you for the important role you play in supporting their success!
PJES Families...have you linked with your child through Canvas? If not, send a note to your child's teacher requesting information on how to join. Teachers use Canvas to communicate with families, add announcements and more. Looking ahead...Book Fair is next week. Be on the lookout for your child's wish list.
A reminder that Jefferson County Schools will dismiss two hours early today, October 6, for faculty senate meetings.
From Mrs. DuVal...Mountaineer Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry on Tuesday, October 10th. See flyer for details.
PJES Families...Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4th is Picture Day. Jostens uses a green screen so Do Not Wear Green. You will be able to view, personalize and pay for pictures online at jostenspix.com using the event code which was sent home on the flyers.
It's National Principals Month, and we're celebrating Ms. Shaffer! We're so grateful for her dedication, determination, and commitment to our students and staff. Thank you for being the guiding light in our school!