EAST JONES ELEMENTARY
Mrs. Becky Stewart, Principal
Busby & Mr. Mike Lightsey, Assistant Principals
108 Northeast Drive, Laurel, MS 39443
Office: (601) 425-9799
Fax: (601) 425-9118
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
March 10th -14th: Spring Break
March 17th: Deadline to purchase
EJE Yearbooks ($40.00 Each)
March 20th: Report Cards Issued
March 28th: PTO Fun Friday
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.
CONGRATULATIONS EJE TIGER CUBS!!!
We read way above our goal of 2,000. Our 2014
total was 2,784!!!
TOP CLASS: Mrs.
Sim's 3rd Grade with a total of 227
Top Readers For the Event (Per Grade):
|Kerrigan Jefcoat, Smith
||Daryn Tran, Parnell
|Lyndsey Weems, Sims
||Olivia Burchfield, Oas
|Jolee Diron, Anderson
||James Brazel, Blackledge
Our EJE Tiger Cubs will be among hundreds of thousands of
other students participating in this 3rd annual reading
challenge Friday, February 28th! Our students will be
engaging in valuable reading practice, all while taking
part in an event that joins students across the country in
a collaborative effort focused on reading. Our
school goal for this year is 2,000!
Congratulation to all
our EJE Student Talent Show Winners
(L to R) 3rd Place: Sammari
Castillo, Joi Jones & Kambri Pipppin, 2nd Place: (tie)
Gracie Myers & Madeline McRee, 1st Place: Gracee Green
Front Row (L to R): Ashlyn Harley
Campbell, Abigail Davis, Sammari Castillo, Skylar White,
Madison Tidwell and Anna McFetridge
Back Row (L to R): Madeline McRee,
Gracie Myers, Joi Jones, Kambri Pippin & Gracee Green
EJE 3rd Grade Students
Celebrating Arbor Day
Thank you, Mr. Billy Hinton from
Masonite Inc. and Mrs. Kim Hancock from the MSU, Jones Co.
Extension for visiting our EJE Tiger cubs. Our students
enjoyed the presentation on the importance of trees in our
everyday life and appreciated the donation of the red
maple tree to our school. The day was wrapped up
with a tree planting ceremony with our 3rd grade students.
2013-2014 District Reading Fair Winners
Overall 1st Place Winners
||Garrett Walley &
Tony Barns, Rustin
Congratulations, to our Tiger Cubs that represented
EJE in the District Reading Fair, Friday, January 24th
at the Laurel Magnolia Center. Overall winners will
proceed to the next level of competition at the USM
Regional Reading Fair in March at the Hattiesburg Lake
Terrace Convention Center.
1st Grade is Hopping!
Mrs. Jessica Smith's first grade students at EJE are
excited to share all they've learned this week about
red-eyed tree frogs and their habitat. The students made
dioramas to illustrate where these amphibians live. They
had a lot of fun being creative with their projects and
were proud to display them for others to see.
ExxonMobil Education Alliance Grant
East Jones Elementary School is
the proud recipient of a $1000.00 grant from the
ExxonMobil Education Alliance program to advance the
school’s Math and Science programs. Clark Oil Company,
Inc. of Waynesboro, MS worked with school officials to
secure the grant.
The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to
prove Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to
invest in the future of their communities through
educational grants to neighborhood schools. ExxonMobil
believes that, as members of the community, local
retailers are best qualified to work with local educators
to help identify schools and programs most in need of
Clark Oil Company, Inc. believes that what they do today
will greatly impact the future. By investing in the
education of our young people now, they are helping to
create a tomorrow that is filled with happiness and
success for all who will be influenced by these grants.
East Jones Elementary administration, Becky Stewart and
Sylvia Busby, sincerely appreciate our nomination from
Clark Oil Company, Inc. stores #5 and #14, and its
employees for their interest in our students and school.
Shown with Mrs.
Stewart and Mrs. Busby is Mrs. Martha Montgomery
with Clark Oil Company, Inc.
4th Grade Essay Contest Winners
Sponsored by: Junior Auxiliary
1st: Macey Hill
2nd: Jordan Coats
3rd: Olivia Burchfield
to all our students who made the
for the 2nd 9weeks!
(Click on the grade level to see a
Michael Finklea visits EJE
Tuesday, January 14th children's
author, Michael Finklea visited our EJE campus. This
was a wonderful event for our Tiger Cubs to meet an
author, attend a writer's presentation and purchase
autographed books. Michael's presentation reinforced the
importance of being able to read and how to use that
ability to achieve the highest level of education.
Students were inspired and motivated by his presentation.
Michael also shared his struggle with ADD and overcoming
the obstacles associated with ADD to achieve his dream of
writing. His presentation includes: Importance of
Outlining, Punching Up Stories and Revisions vs. Rewrites.
After the conclusion of his presentation, he autographed
books for those that wished to purchase one of his books.
2013-2014 EJE Spelling Bee Winners
School Wide Winners
1st Place: Olivia Burchfield
2nd Place: James Brazel
3rd Place: Corbin Norris
4th Grade Winners
1st: Olivia Burchfield
2nd: TeAnna Thomas
3rd: Brendon Barnett
5th Grade Winners
1st: Corbin Norris
2nd: Levi Proctore
6th Grade Winnners
1st: James Brazel
2nd: Jacob Taylor
Relay for Life pictures
with the NEJ Tigers
Relay for Life
fundraisers in December, included: NEJ Tiger Pictures, Cub
Angels and teachers in blue jeans. Special thanks to all
the EJE faculty, students and families for their
participation and support, we made over $2,000.00!
To All 2013-2014 EJE Reading
(Click here for a complete list)
Beta School-wide Canned
East Jones Elementary Jr. Beta Club recently sponsored a
school-wide canned food drive for the local Salvation
promote participation, the Beta members awarded prizes for
the top two classes, with Mrs. Donna Smith’s second grade
homeroom winning the first place pizza party.
Once all cans were collected and totaled, the final
count was 1,227 cans.
Sincere thanks go to all those who helped make this
worthwhile project such a huge success.
Laurel Board of Realtors Coat, Hat & Glove Drive
The Laurel Board of Realtors
recently conducted a Coat, Hat, and Glove Drive for the
students of East Jones Elementary. This is the second year
the organization has participated in collecting items for
the school. Principal Becky Stewart and Karen Rasberry,
who is currently serving as Secretary of the Laurel Board
of Realtors, are shown with some of the many coats,
jackets, hats, and gloves donated by the organization.
The Laurel Board of Realtors are
committed to serving the communities in which they live
and work. Principal Becky Stewart expressed her sincere
appreciation to all realtors who participated in the
project for East Jones Elementary.