Reach For The Stars

This year, all three elementary schools have developed school-wide goals to increase student achievement and the social emotional growth of our students.  These goals include:

  • Social-Emotional: We will create a school environment where ALL students feel a sense of belonging  and feel respected. 
  • Academic: We will create deep learning experiences that develop each students' understanding of essential concepts and skills. 

We have developed a year-long professional learning plan for staff to address these goals.  On the early release day of last week, our teachers engaged in a professional development session on how to build positive relationships with students through a restorative approach.  This week, our teachers will be engaging in professional learning on best practices on how to teach the foundations of reading.  Thank you for your on-going support for the JBS teachers and staff who work tirelessly to provide the best education to your child/children.  It's amazing to see the growth and progress of our students both academically and socially throughout the school year.

I am also excited to share that we will continue to provide bilingual services for students that are eligible for this program.  We have hired Mrs. Mary Ortiz who was a classroom teacher in Ecuador for several years as the staff member who will run this program.  She is very excited to work with the Sliney students and provide instruction in Spanish for those that are eligible.  Mrs. Ortiz will be working with students across Grades K-4. We are very excited for this amazing opportunity.  

Please mark your calendars!  I will be hosting a JBS Parent Check-In on Wednesday, October 27th from 5:00-5:30 PM.  This parent check-in will be an opportunity for families to connect and reflect on the school year so far.  More information to follow.  

Enjoy the rest of the week!  As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns or celebrations to share.  :) 

All the best, 

Maria Clark

Important Dates to Remember: 

October 8th -11th, October Recess, No School

October 13th - JBS PTA Meeting @ 7:00 PM 

October 14th - Picture Day 

October 27th - Principal Parent Check-In @ 5:00 PM 

October 27th - Early Release Day for Students @ 1:25 PM 

November 2nd - No School for Students

November 5th - SLINEY SPIRIT DAY! - Wear "Autumn" Colors! 

November 10th - Early Release Day for Students, Parent Teacher Conferences 

November 16th, Parent Teacher Conferences - Evening Only 

November 19th - Picture Retake Day 

December 3rd - SLINEY SPIRIT DAY! 

December 8th - Early Release Day for Students @ 1:25 PM