EAST JONES ELEMENTARY
Sylvia Busby, Principal
Mr. Mike Lightsey, Assistant Principal
108 Northeast Drive, Laurel, MS 39443
Office: (601) 425-9799
Fax: (601) 425-9118
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
September 24th: Student Council
LAST day for Pennies for Pets/Animal Food Drive
September 26th: PTO Fun Friday
September 30th: Beta Club Blood
Drive 1pm to 7pm
October 1st: 4th Grade Star Reach
Field Trip to WJH
October 13th: Columbus Day, NO
School for Students
October 16th: 1st 9weeks Report
August 15, 2014
Dear Parents and
East Jones Elementary has gotten off
to a rip-roarin' Western start. Just a few
reminders that will benefit your student in
his/her educational behavior.
day begins at 7:45am; therefor, students need to
arrive NO LATER than 7:40am. If your child is one
who eats breakfast here on campus, please have
them here NO LATER than 7:30am. As of Monday,
August 18th, if a student is not in the classroom
by 7:45am, he/she will receive a tardy. As stated
in the JCSD Student Handbook, once a student
receives 3 unexcused tardies during a semester,
the student will attend an after-school
detention, ending at 3:45pm on Wednesday
afternoons. Parents are REQUIRED to pick
their student up and sign them out.
you for your cooperation with this matter. Looking
forward to a successful 2014-2015 year here in the
Sylvia Busby, EJE Principal
Yearbooks go on
sale today, Monday, September 8th!
Flyers/order forms will
be sent home this week with students. Yearbooks
may be purchased for a discounted rate of $25.00
for this week and next week until Monday,
September 22, 2014.
EJE 6th Grade
Yearbook Ads On SALE Now!!!
(Click Here for Form)
East Jones Elementary School
Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting will be held
Monday, September 8, 2014 at Journey Church. The
church is located next door, adjacent to the EJE
lower hall. The Title 1 Parent Meeting will began
promptly at 5:30pm followed by the PTO
Meeting at 6:00pm.
The Title 1
meeting will address:
-Title 1 Budget/Programs
Please come be a part
of our first meeting of the year.
4th Grade Science
Ms. Moore's 4th grade
science class recently built bird nests. Students
were excited to study a unit that explored
different types of animals and their habitats.
Pictured (l to r): Blake Anderson, Olivia Blythe,
Kaylee Sullins, Emily Smith, and Elizabeth
If you'd like for your
picture included on the 6th Grade Baby Picture
yearbook page, please bring your pictures to
in the library.
Make sure to label your name and homeroom
teacher’s name on the back of your picture.
Pictures will be returned to students in January.
Pictures are due by November 21st
The East Jones
Elementary Student Council will be selling
t-shirts. The shirts will be a light gold, Comfort
Colors shirt with black and white print. Order
forms have been sent home with students.
Each shirt will cost
Order Forms & Money are due to
Mr. Clint Smith
by September 5th!
Pennies for Pets OR Dog/Cat Food
EJE Student Council is holding a drive for the
local animal shelter, Southern Cross Animal Rescue
League. The drive is scheduled from August 25th to
About the Pennies: There
will be a large jug in the front foyer for your
child to deposit his/her change donation.
Dog/Cat Food: Dog and/or cat food
will be appreciated in dry or canned form.
This fundraiser and food drive will simply help
animals live better lives. SCAR is a non-profit
and no-kill shelter. The facility's main focus is
giving lost and unhealthy animals not only a
chance to survive but also the attention,
affection, and socialization that they deserve.
Your support in the program means that deserving
pets will not have to suffer.
EJE, 5th Grade Science
teacher, Mr. Paul Anderson, put in a request on
donorschoose.org back in May of the last school
year. Donors Choose is a website designed to help
teachers get things they need for their classroom.
Mr. Anderson stated, "I never expected to have my
project fully funded, which included 3 Chromebook
computers. It was a great surprise and I am
excited to have my students use these this school
Shelby Clifford 5th Grade Award Winners
These awards are in
memory of EJE student, Shelby Clifford. Winners
are selected based on their hard work to improve
his/her learning skills. They are kind, thoughtful
and considerate to others throughout the school
J. Walley, Toby Sykes
Anderson, Seyonae Thomas
D. Holder, Creed
J. Holifield, Alexis Edwards
Mozingo, Gaby Hankins
T. Mackey, Nakayla Mingo
Our online payment
system, myschoolbucks.com is up and running. The benefits
for parents include viewing their child's cafeteria
purchases, balances, text or email alerts for low
balances, and paying for meals online.
services are free to parents EXCEPT making payments
online. A fee of $1.95 is charged for making an online
payment. Parents can pay on all their children's
accounts in one transaction, even if children are at
different schools and only be charged the $1.95. This fee
goes to myschoolbucks, not the district.
Principal & Honor Roll Lists
2013-2014 4th 9weeks
(Click on the grade level to see a