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
December 10th: 5th Grade final
payment due for field trip
December 13th: 1st Grade Trip
"Disney on Ice"
December 16th: Reading Fair
Projects Due & Kindergarten Field Trip
December 17th: Adams, Martin,
Cooley & Hill Field Trip
December 19th: 5th Grade Global
Wildlife Field Trip & 4th Grade Field Trip
December 20th: 60% Day
December 23rd- January 3rd:
Christmas Holiday Break
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.
Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- English
the icon above and follow link.
EJE First Graders participated in Operation
EJE 2013 Reading Fair
December 16th-December 20th
The EJE Reading Fair material was handed out Thursday,
November 14th. Students should have turned in letters of
participation by the deadline of November 8th to Mrs.
Griffin in the library to receive the information packets.
Just a few bits of important info for your students…
Group/Family projects: Max
3 students per group and FICTION books only
2- Group/Family projects: MUST BE
entered into the oldest students age division
Non-fiction projects: ONLY
for students in grades 3rd-6th
4- Projects are DUE: Dec
16th, an announcement will be made for them to
bring their boards to the library…no projects will be
accepted before Dec. 16th.
(Click here for a
EJE 2013 Thanksgiving Lunch Schedule
Thursday, November 21, 2013
|Kindergarten: All Classes
||3rd Grade: All Classes
|1st Grade: All Classes
||4th Grade: All Classes
|2nd Grade: All Classes
||5th Grade: All Classes
|6th Grade: All Classes
*Guests: Please wait in our school foyer until you
are directed to your child's classroom where you will sign
the visitor sheet. Thank you and we look forward to
sharing lunch with you.
5th Grade Star Reach Trip
5th Grade AR Super Stars
For the 1st 9 weeks, Mrs.
Walley's Reading class had an Accelerated Reader goal of
15 points with an average of 85% and above. These students
were rewarded with popcorn and a drink for meeting their
goal. Congratulations to the following students: Anna
McFetridge, Madelyn James, Carson Bryant, Bethany Ishee,
Emma Holifield, Bailee Rowell, Amanda Boykin, Ethan Wade,
Jacob Bonner, Anna Pickering, and Raine Harrison.
Winners of the Perfect
Contest for October
Jacob Bonner, Neva
Garcia, Hannah Johnson & Daryn Tran
Fourth Grade Star Reach Studies the Festival of
EJE fourth grade Star Reach students have been studying
the Festival of San Fermin. The festival is held each year
from July 6 - 14 in Pamplona, Spain. It is renown for
its tradition of "Running of the Bulls" and bullfighting.
Students' research included identifying the parts of the
Matador's costume and applying the information to
create life-sized models of the Matadors. The students
worked very hard and were proud to display their work for
everyone to enjoy!
Students in the 3rd Grade Math classes
recently completed a project using multiplication facts.
The students were asked to make multiplication
houses using poster board, construction paper, crayons,
scissors and a stapler. The students drew a big house on
construction paper with crayons that included a front door
and 13 windows. They labeled each window with a number
from 0 to 12. Then decided which multiplication
would “live” in their house. They wrote the name of the
multiplication table on the front door. For example, if
they chose the five tables, they wrote House of Fives on
the door. Then they cut each window along 3 sides so the
windows could open and close. Next they stapled the house
on a poster board or another piece of construction paper.
The students opened each window and wrote the answer to
the multiplication problem formed by the door and the
front of the windows. For example, in the House of Fives,
the “3” window will need the answer 15 behind it (5 x 3).
These little houses are a fun way for students to practice
their multiplication tables – and they’re fun to make,
Pictured are a few
students with their projects: Emily Smith, Ethan Winstead,
Lyndsey Weems, Haleigh Pitts, Lexie Hall, Sara Walters,
Gabrielle Elkins, Jackson Griffin, and Peyton Perdue.
The students in Mrs. Doggett, Mrs. Sullivan and Ms
Sim's 3rd Grade Language Arts class recently created
Adjective acrostic self-portraits. The students
learned about adjectives and how they are used to make
writing more interesting. The students used an
acrostic of their first name, and described themselves
by only using adjectives. They also created self
portraites to complete the project.
Pictures (L to R): Bottom row- Ashton
Champion, Lexie Hall, Nevaeh McKean, and Dasia Newell.
Top row- Ky'Juan Arrington, Gabi Elkins, Emily Smith,
and Kaylee Sullins.
5 Ws Projects
Emily Smith & Lyndsey Weems
Gabi Elkins & Colton Liggitt
Ayres & Justin Morales
The students in Mrs. Sullivan's Reading classes have
been working on 5 Ws reports. They chose an AR book
and had to read and identify the 5 Ws (Who, What,
When, Where, Why), how, title, author and tone/mood of
story. This was a great learning experience that the
students enjoyed and are looking forward to doing
Red Ribbon Coloring Contest Winners
Dying to Live Church along with the Jones County
Sherriff's Department sponsored a coloring contest
during Red Ribbon Week. One winner from each grade
level was chosen and received a candy bag prize.
Congratulations to all our EJE winners!
Kindergarten: McKenzie Manning
1st Grade: Taylor Mapp
2nd Grade: Katey Temple
3rd Grade: Chase Brown
4th Grade: Quandarius McDonald
5th Grade: Alex Trujillo
6th Grade: Abbi Dearmon
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.
EJE October Bus
Riders of the Month
Chole Ward (Priddy), Donavan Williams (Lipps), Kendall
Myrick (Walters), Brandon Smith (Bell), Emma Hale (D
Cotton), Olivia Broadhead (M Cotton), Jaylon Hudson (Gieger),
Tristan Wilson (Hodge), Jacob Height (Vera), Abbie
Ledet (Lawrence), Kristin Carter (Dace), and Carla
to all our students who made the
for the 1st 9weeks!
(Click on the grade level to see a
A Healthy Me is Drug Free
Be a Hero! Help Encourage & Respect Others
Get Crazy about Drug Free
My Future is Bright, NO Drugs in Sight!
One School, One Goal, Bully & Drug Free
(CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES)
East Jones Elementary Car Show & Fall Fest
November 14th, 2013 at the NEJ Football Field
from 5pm to 8pm
provided by: K-6th Graders & Cubs in Motion
$20.00 Entry Fee
for Car Show,
Judging at 7pm
All proceeds go to cover our play ground for a
2nd grader with Ectodermal Dysplasia.
For more information contact, Mrs. Deonna
Stellaluna Illustration Contest Winners
Last week in the library,
Mrs. Griffin asked our
EJE 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students to predict
what the book Stellaluna by Janell Cannon was about
from the title and the illustrations. They engaged in
a colorful exchange on bats and illustrators. Using
graphic organizers, the students were then challenged
to an Illustration Contest on the story Stellaluna.
Students were asked to re-tell the story (beginning,
middle and end) with only illustrations. The entries
were displayed in the library for a full week, while
the 6th grade class voted on their favorite per
grade. Congratulation to our talented students and
1st Grade Winner
Mrs. Hancock's Homeroom
2nd Grade Winner
3rd Grade Winner
Mrs. Blackwell's Homeroom
Grade Science Classes Recycle, Reuse, Make Paper and
in Mr. Anderson's and Mrs. Mackey's classes recently
ended a unit on the plant kingdom by making paper.
Mr. Anderson collected left over paper from the first
nine weeks. He sorted the paper, shredded the
paper, put it in a blender with a little water, and
pulverized it. The pulp slurry was mixed 2% pulp
to 98% water. The students chose between yellow,
blue, green, and white. They used a screen and a
cookie cutter to shape the slurry into paper; then
sponges to remove water through the process
osmosis. After enough water was removed for the
paper to hold together it was removed to a drying pan.
Finally, the paper was dry and ready to use again.
Just another super fun day of learning at EJE!
Chloe Ward= Vice President
Dawson Brooks= Treasurer
Kadazia Keyes= Secretary
Colton Edmonds= Chaplain
$30.00 each NOW until December 20th!
Attention 6th Grade Students:
Baby Pictures due to Mrs.
Griffin in the Library by Friday, Nov 8th. Remember to
include your name and homeroom teacher's name on the
back of your photo. Pictures will be returned.
6th Grade Ad pages, money and
pictures due to Mrs. Griffin in the Library by
November 22nd to recieve the discounted rates. Prices
will increase after the Thanksgiving Break.