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DON'T BE TARDY!
Students can not be dropped
off before 7:20 AM.
Tardy bell rings at 7:45 AM.
 


ATTENTION

SCHOOL VISITORS

ALL visitors are required to sign in at the office to obtain a visitor's pass. This is for the safety of our children.


The 2012-2013 District & School Report Cards are now available for viewing.

Report Card


Teacher Portal


Compass Odyssey is our District's newest computer program. Your student may log into this site and work on it at home!

 

Login information: Username= student's lunch number and Password= jcs


 


EJE's New Online Library Link


Click here to see if a book is an AR Book?


Click Here

 for great kids health tips!


Getting the Message out!


The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.


Family Focus

Backpack  Basics

...parents and students working together



EJE Student ART Work
K-6th Grades

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EAST JONES ELEMENTARY

K-6th Grade

Mrs. 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

  

October 1st: 4th Grade Star Reach Field Trip to WJH

October 13th: Columbus Day, NO School for Students

October 16th: 1st 9weeks Report Cards issued & NEJ Show Choir Camp

October 17th: Student Council Field Trip

October 21st: Parent University

October 23rd: Deadline for EJE Pageant entry

October 24th: 3rd Grade Star Reach Field Trip to Destination Imagination

October 27th-31st: Red Ribbon Week

 


 

August 15, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,
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.

The school 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.

Thank you for your cooperation with this matter. Looking forward to a successful 2014-2015 year here in the jungle.

Sylvia Busby, EJE Principal
 
 
 
 

Northeast Jones High School Gold Horizons

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Elementary Show

Choir Day

Thursday, October 16th 3pm-7pm

Open to Grades 3rd-6th

Cost- $25.00 per student (includes t-shirt & refreshments)

For more information, contact Dr. Bill Myers 601-425-1444

 

2014 NEJ Soccer Camp

What: NEJ Soccer Camp

Who: K-6th Grade

When: October 13th -15th 3pm-4:45pm (Monday-Wednesday)

Where: Practice soccer field behind EJE playground

Cost: $40.00 per student

Each student who attends camp will recieve a camp t-shirt. When studetns wear these t-shirts to all home soccer games at NEJ, admission FREE!

Sign-up Deadline is October 10,2014, return forms to Coach Reid or Debbie Mansell. If you have questions, please call 601-498-0140

 

 
EJE Student Council Members Making a Difference!

 


yearbooks

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.

 


We love helping animals... Yes, we do!!!


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Students in Mrs. Doggett, Sims, and Sullivan's 3rd grade pod really enjoyed helping local animals in need by bring donations for the EJE Student Council food and penny drive. All proceeds from the fundraiser went to benefit the Southern Cross Animal Rescue.
 

2014-2015 EJE 6th Grade
Yearbook Ads On SALE Now!!!


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(Click Here for Form)


newsParent Reminder!!!
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 School-Wide Program
-Title 1 Budget/Programs
-Parent-Student-Teacher Compact
-Parent Involvement Policy


Please come be a part of our first meeting of the year.

 

4th Grade Science Fun

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.  

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Pictured (l to r): Blake Anderson, Olivia Blythe, Kaylee Sullins, Emily Smith, and Elizabeth O'Connell 

 

ATTENTION: EJE 6th Graders
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If you'd like for your BABY picture included on the 6th Grade Baby Picture yearbook page, please bring your pictures to Mrs. Griffin 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

 
EJE Student Council Fundraiser

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 $15.00

Order Forms & Money are due to
Mr. Clint Smith by September 5th!

WANTED
Pennies for Pets OR Dog/Cat Food

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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 September 24th!

About the Pennies: There will be a large jug in the front foyer for your child to deposit his/her change donation.

About the Dog/Cat Food: Dog and/or cat food will be appreciated in dry or canned form.

REWARD
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.
 

 

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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 year!"

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2013-2014 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 year.


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J. Walley, Toby Sykes
P. Anderson, Seyonae Thomas
D. Holder, Creed Johnson
J. Holifield, Alexis Edwards
J. Mozingo, Gaby Hankins
T. Mackey, Nakayla Mingo

 
 
 

schoolbucks

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.

All 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

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2013-2014 4th 9weeks

(Click on the grade level to see a complete list.)
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

 




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Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- English Language Arts

roadmap

 (Click the icon above and follow link.)



 
School Bus Safety Month
October is school bus safety month. Please take time out to examine these important school bus safety tips from our Transportation Department:
   
Bus Rider Safety Tips Bus Safety Loading and Unloading Procedures
School Bus Safety Safe Crossing Reminders for Students
Safe Procedure for Loading Safe Procedure for Unloading




Starting immediately, we will begin to strictly enforce our unexcused tardy and early withdrawal policy. Upon 3 tardies and/or early withdrawals, your student will be required to serve after school detention. Tardies and early withdrawal will automatically be marked as unexcused. A medical excuse must be returned to your student's teacher or the school office in order to be marked excused. All other tardies and/or early withdrawals must have principal approval requested by letter in order to be excused.

**Jones County Handbook pages 14-15, Elementary Attendance Procedures*

 

 

12 Powerful Words
Trace Evaluate Support Compare
Analyze Formulate Explain Contrast
Infer Describe Summarize Predict


Unraveling a Paragraph
U- Underline the title.
N- Now predict the passage.
R- Run through the number of paragraphs.
A- Are you reading the questions? (Write down their meaning.)
V- Venture (read) through the passage.
E- Eliminate the obviously wrong answers.
L- Let the questions be answered and  write down the paragraph numbers where you found the answers next to the question.
DOUBLE CHECK YOUR WORK!

 

Unraveling a Math Problem
U- Underline the question.
N- Now predict what you need to do to solve the problem.
R- Read the word problem.
A- Are the important words circled? Apply the steps you chose to solve the problem.
V- Verify your answer. (Does it make sense? Is it reasonable?)
E- Eliminate the obviously wrong answers.
L- Let the answer stay or rework your problem. 
DOUBLE CHECK YOUR WORK!