September breakfast and lunch menus are now available to be viewed here.
We have had a great first week of school! We also had a great turnout for our Grades 1-5 Back to School Night! I want to thank the students, parents, and staff for a terrific start to the new school year!
We are planning to make some improvements to our afternoon pick-up routine to make it a more efficient process. Parents can enter the school once the Pre-K-2nd graders have entered the back gym. Once parents enter, there will be two sign out podiums. One sign out sheet for students with last names beginning with A-M, and another for students with last names beginning with N-Z. Parents will then be able to enter the back gym to pick up their child and exit out the back door. We appreciate your patience as we strive to improve parent pick-up while keeping all students safe.
Have a fabulous weekend!
I wanted to remind parents of students in grades 1-5 that we have our Back to School Night tomorrow evening (August 25). Parents of students in grades 3-5 will meet with the grade level teachers beginning at 6:00 PM. Third grade will meet in the library, fourth grade will meet in one of the team's rooms in the fourth grade hallway, and fifth grade will meet in the main gym. At 6:30 PM, parents of students in grades 1-5 will meet in the main gym for a greeting from the PTA president and your new principal. At 6:45 PM, parents and students will then go to their teacher's classroom. We hope everyone can attend!
We had a great Pre-K and Kindergarten Back to School Night last night! Parents and students were able to meet the teachers, and students took a short bus ride! Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success!
We are excited to see everyone next Tuesday, August 23, for the First Day of School! All students should be in their classrooms by 8:20, ready to begin learning!
Back to School Night for grades 1-5 will be held August 25, beginning at 6:30. Grades 3-5 teachers will meet with parents earlier at 6:00. We hope to see everyone at JWES that evening!
Enjoy your weekend, and we will see everyone next Tuesday!
Here are some important upcoming dates at JWES:
August 11--Registration and fee day at JWES in the cafeteria from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Please bring your completed emergency care form with you to turn in. We will have additional forms if you did not receive one in your summer mailing. Also, parents will visit stations to turn in paperwork, receive bus information, pay school fees, and receive your child's teacher's name. We look forward to seeing you!
August 18--PreK and Kindergarten Back to School Night from 6:00-7:00 PM. Parents and students will be able to meet the teachers, and students will take a short bus ride!
August 23--FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
August 25--Back to School Night for Grades 1-5 from 6:30-7:45 PM. Teachers for Grades 3-5 will meet parents earlier at 6:00 PM for a special meeting to discuss SOL testing and curriculum.
September 5--NO SCHOOL--Labor Day Holiday
September 9--PTA Schoolwide Picnic on the hill behind JWES from 5:30-7:30PM. BBQ sandwiches will be available for purchase from the Turner Ashby FFA. Come and enjoy time with friends and families of JWES!
September 15--First PAC meeting of the school year at 6:30 PM in the library.
September 16--Fall picture day