Current Happenings at Jemtegaard
Attention Parents and Students the Stride is back.
The Washougal Schools Foundation Student Stride for Education will be May 18, 2013 at Fishback Stadium. Please read the flyer.
Attention: Student Testing
The State Assessments (Measurement of Student Progress --- MSP) for all grades will begin the first full week of May. Chances are we will be testing every Monday through Thursday of every week up to June 7, 2013. Every grade will be taking a Reading and Math test on-line, 8th grade and additional test in Science on line and the 7th grade two writing tests as a paper and pencil opportunity (April 30th and May 7th).
Attached is the testing schedule for the month of May. When you read the schedule, it is broken down by grade and subject being tested. Each grade has more than one date to test a specific subject, since they are all on-line and we only have two (2) major labs and one parital lab. If you have questions please call the office. Schedule
Next Parent Booster Club meeting: May 20, 2013 @ 6:45 in the Library. 8th grade ceremony committee meets at 6:00 PM.
The 8th grade working parents on the ceremony committee would love your help in any way you can provide. Please contact either Amy Lyall (email@example.com) or Amanda Klackner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
End of year grade level field trips have been planned. Watch for information coming home to explain the 'WHAT and WHEN' of each trip.
Lets Make Turf happen campaign: Please read
RCW 28A.210.080 states that all students must have their immunizations current in order to attend achool. Please read the 2013-2014 Immunization Notice.
Also attached is Immunization Information for better understanding of the state mandate. Please read the Immunization Information flyer.
Letter from the school nurse: Attached
Do you have OUT-OF-DATE or UNused medications? Storing unwanted medications at home risks accidental poisioning and drug abuse. The SOLUTION: Please read FLYER
Booster Club Parents are asking for a $20.00 (or more) donation to their fund raising effort. This money is used throughout the year to support the PBIS program, teachers, parent/student events, 8th grade ceremony, etc.
Fund raising opportunities: Fireworks Photography
DO NOT forget our box top fund raiser. Bring to the main office. We have collected quite a few in the past.
Also register or establish a new SAFEWAY reward card and assign to JMS. This is one more way to help JMS fund raising efforts.
Step by step:
1) log on to www.escrip.com <http://www.escrip.com>
2) in the bar across the top click my escrip
3) enter password (or request an email to remind you of your password)
4) click change my group selection
5) enter Jemtegaard Boosters (you can split your support up to 3 ways)
Many people will also find they need to click renew on the home page under Safeway to continue their escrip contributions. Renewal needs to be done this year by Nov. 1st.
We have a policy found in our Student /Parent Handbook to not allow energy drinks on campus. Many of the drinks contain a very large dose of caffine and stimulants to get the solution into the blood stream fast. It has come to our attention that some drinks contain from 6 to 10% alcohol too. Our concern is naturally the alcohol choice, but more importantly the stimulants in the drinks. None of us know how our students react to these stimulants during the day and before or after a performance or activity. They should never be shared with anyone for the same reasons. Read more about our findings in the handbook and help us protect our students health.
Jemtegaard Highly Capable Program
Highly Capable Program
staff wishes to
support and encourage parents as they endeavor to provide in
environment in which their child/children can flourish and succeed.
Evening meetings are often difficult to attend. If
interested in receiving periodic emails containing resources, articles
and research, please contact Kathy Sloop at 954-3127 or email@example.com
JMS going 'GREEN'
Jemtegaard is going "GREEN" as much as possible. We have the beginnings of a GREEN TEAM, following the Washington Green Schools program. We had the first district wide meeting and we are preparing for a JMS Energy Efficiency Assessment. We will be looking at other areas as well, as we try and conserve the environment and reduce costs school wide. Last month's newsletter was the first web version of our parent newsletter. We will encourage all families to read about the happenings at JMS on this web page. If this is going to be difficult, please give us a call.