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GIFTED NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Survey Results
Parents
Students
Teachers
Community
Survey Report Findings Summary

 

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?


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 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. Becky Stewart, Principal

Mrs. Sylvia Busby & Mr. Mike Lightsey, Assistant Principals

108 Northeast Drive, Laurel, MS 39443

Office: (601) 425-9799

Fax: (601) 425-9118

 

 


  NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

April 18th: Good Friday, Student Holiday 

April 21st: School will be in session- this is one of our makeup days for snow

April 24th: 6th Grade Workshop/ The Water Cycle

April 25th: K-6th Class Pictures

April 28th: EJE Beta Club Annual Blood Drive, 1:30pm to 6:30pm

May 1st: K-3rd Grade Field Day

May 2nd: 4th-6th Grade Field Day

May 12th-16th: MCT2 State Testing Week Grades 3rd-6th

 


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Orton Gillingham Tutoring

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Multi-sensory activities promote learning and retention of important reading/language skills in Pam Walters' tutoring lab. Students make "The /er/ Triplets" to reinforce the concept that er, ir and ur make the same sound /er/.  Students also learn to recognize and read letters, identify sounds, blend letters to read words, divide words into syllables, read sight words and nonsense words, and many other reading/language skills using sand, foam, and other kinesthetic activities.


 

Great Behavior Rewards

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The hard working EJE students in Ms. Pam Walters tutor group receive a small reward (treasure box or candy) once a week and they also have their group's name placed in a drawing each time their group works together, listens, and maintains a positive attitude in the tutoring lab. Ms. Walters draws a winner to choose a Group of the Month. The group receives the snacks they would like and enjoy a small treat/party. A picture of the group is also featured in Ms. Walters tutor group's monthly newsletter.

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EJE Beta Members Greet Pre-Registering Kindergarten Students

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Each elementary school in the Jones County School District recently hosted Registration for all students entering K5 in the fall of 2014.  In an effort to present a pleasant, welcoming experience, East Jones Elementary Jr. Beta  members greeted all EJE parents and students, escorted them around campus, and presented the K5 students with balloons, pencils, and candy.  The day was filled with excitement as these students had their first experience on the East Jones Campus.  Special thanks to the EJE Jr. Beta members for adding the “extra touch” to this special event.

 
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Beta Convention Winner

East Jones Elementary is proud to announce that Beta Member, Jacob Taylor, won third place in the Division I Mathematics Competition at the State Jr. Beta Convention. This year's convention was held recently in Tupelo, Mississippi. Jacob competed against numerous students from schools all over the state of Mississippi. Congratulations Jacob!! EJE is proud to have you represent our school and Jr. Beta Club!

4th Grade Poetry Projects

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EJE 4th Grade students in the language arts classes of Mrs. Lori Oas & Brandie Brooks created cinquain and diamante poems on the topic of their choice.  From sports to flowers and people to animals, students enjoyed constructing their own poems.  Students were very creative and decorated posters to display their poetry.  The 4th grade classes enjoyed presenting and sharing their poetry creations.
 
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Mission Intermodal Excellence

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EJE Gifted teachers, Mrs. Melinda Anderson and Mrs. Genny Walley, both received acceptance letters Saturday for the Mission Intermodal Excellence workshop in June hosted by the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. Only 20 teachers across the state are accepted each year. During the four days, these ladies will visit the Fed Ex distribution center in Memphis, enter the lock and dam by boat in Columbus on the Tombigbee River, and visit the AmTrak station in Meridian. In addition, MSU will put on a parent/student engineering night at our school during the 2014-2015 school year, with all materials provided. At the parent night, parents and students will work together to solve engineering challenges. Congratulations to these two excellent teachers and thank you for all you do at EJE!

Kindergarten Pre-Registration

2014-2015

Pre-registration for our 2014-2015 Kindergarten class will be Thursday, April 10th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Friday, April 11th from 8:00am and 2:00pm.

All students registering will need to bring the following:Birth Certificate, Shot Record/Form 121, 2 proofs of Residency & Social Security Number

*Please note our current EJE Kindergarten Students will not attend school on Friday, April 11th due to Registration for next year.

 

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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.

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Duck, Duct Raffle

East Jones Elementary Jr. Beta Club has the reputation of being a giving, serving club of outstanding 5th and 6th Grade honor students.  True to their motto of, “Let us lead by serving others,” they have had a busy, productive year with numerous service projects.  Two of their MAIN areas of community service in 2013-14 have been Mission at the Cross and Relay for Life.  The club recently raffled a DUCK/DUCT crate filled with colorful DUCT tape and a stuffed Easter DUCK.  All proceeds were donated to the East Jones 2014 Relay for Life Team – TEAM BENIGNO – in honor of Mrs. Gina Benigno.

Pictured with the DUCK/DUCT crate are: Brooklyn Hairgler, Presley Brownlee, Michael Waite, Eden Adams, Anna McFetridge, Charlie Tran, and Lindsey Saul

 

 
Congratulation to all our EJE Student Talent Show Winners

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Top 3

(L to R) 3rd Place: Sammari Castillo, Joi Jones & Kambri Pipppin, 2nd Place: (tie) Gracie Myers & Madeline McRee, 1st Place: Gracee Green

Top 10

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

 
   
 


3rd 9weeks Principal and Honor Roll Lists

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

 




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Dear Parents/Guardians,

This information is regarding the days of January 28, 29 and 30, 2014, when the Jones County School District was closed due to inclement weather. Our make-up days for the three weather days that we missed due to icy conditions are as follows: February 17, 2014 (Monday), April 21, 2014 (Monday) and May 22, 2014 (Thursday.) School will be in session on the listed three days. February 17th and April 21st were weather days previously built into our schedule. It is necessary for the 3rd day to be added to the end of the school year, May 22, 2014. Any questions, please call the school office at 601-425-9799.

Thank you,

Becky Stewart


Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- English Language Arts

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 (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*

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