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October 11,  2018

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View your child's daily menu o n our NEW interactive Lunch Menu Website
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Donation Supply List

The Jonathan Elementary Donation Supply List is a request for community supplies from families for their classroom/grade level. This is completely voluntary Click here to view the donation list.

Oct. 12          Chaska HS Homecoming Parade
Oct. 18-19    No School - Education MN
Oct. 23         Lifetouch Picture Re-takes
Oct. 25, 30   Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4-8 pm
Nov. 2          Parent/Teacher Conferences, Noon-4 pm
Nov. 5-16     JES Read-A-Thon
Nov. 8          Literacy Night, 6:00pm-7:30pm 
                             (details to follow)

Literacy Night - November 8th
Mark your calendars for "Reading is My Super Power", Literacy Night at Jonathan Elementary School from 6:00-7:30 p.m. More information to follow
Book Swap  will be happening for our upcoming Literacy Night.   Please drop off any appropriate books for kids that you no longer want-there is a box in the main entrance as well as in the front hallway by Monday, Nov. 5th.  Books that are donated for the book swap will be given away during the Literacy Night on Nov. 8th. 
T-Shirt Tuesdays!
Students & staff are encouraged to wear t-shirts every Tuesday, with appropriate words and/or pictures on it to promote and celebrate literacy!

Lifetouch Picture Re-takes
Picture re-takes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd.  Please remember to send  the original picture package with your student if they are sitting for re-takes. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are the evenings (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm) of October 25th & 30th, and November 2nd from noon to 4:00 pm. Classroom teachers have sent out an online sign up where you can find a day/time that meets your schedule. If you are not able to access the online sign up, please contact your child's teacher. We look forward to having you meet with your child's teacher as we continue to work together in having your child achieve their personal best!!
Conference Dinners for Teachers
The JES PTO invites you to help provide meals for our teachers and staff on conference nights. Fall conferences are Thursday, October 25th & Tuesday, October 30th. If interested in volunteering, please signup below:

JES Student/Family Directory
Thank you to everyone who filled out the student directory.  We have placed the directory on our Google drive and website for all JES families to access.  If you would like to be added to the directory, please contact Bridget Boche ( and she will send you a link to register. 

We left it open to families to add the information that they wanted to share.  The majority did address/email and cell, but there were some that chose not to.  We had about half of the students complete the directory.  JES STUDENT DIRECTORY LINK
Preparing for Winter Weather Now
Sorry to say, winter is right around the corner. And with the change in weather comes the possibility of school closures, late starts or early dismissals. In these situations, our schools use the district's automated message system to contact parents. It's important to keep your contact information on Campus Portal up to date. You can make changes, including email and phone numbers, by logging into Campus Portal and clicking Contact Preferences." Click here to learn about more ways to stay connected with the 

Parenting Tips 112 Learn More Here
Lost and Found
Please remind your student(s) to check lost & found for any missing items. Lost & Found is located across from the gym. 

#Stigma 180 is the name of an initiative aimed at reversing the stigma surrounding mental health. This year's series of free community seminars begins on September 25th. Read More Here

This month's well being focus is on staying active. Read More Here
Art Department
The art department is in need of newspaper, baby jars, "bric-a-brac" like pipe cleaners, fabric scraps, small pieces of wood, etc. for student to use for sculpture unit. Thank you for your support!
Box Tops - Start Collecting!
Friendly reminder to start or keep collecting Box Tops for our annual Box Top contest in February, 2019. Check  JES PTO SITE for what will be accepted in the contest. Happy clipping!
Facility study says schools need maintenance and to manage growth 
E. Carver Co. Schools has been a growing district for decades. While the district opened a new elementary school last year, some of its schools are nearly 50 years old. We're like a parent in a demographic sandwich, who's caring for young children and aging parents at the same time. To navigate this situation, the school district conducted a facilities study in early 2018. The School Board recently heard the results that include the projected need for $150 million in maintenance costs over the next 10 years. Read more HERE
Great Lakes Apple Crunch

Great Lake Apple Crunch!