School is NOW
for Kindergarten siblings for the
through December 19, 2014.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: JFMS
is unable to guarantee sibling preference entrance to the
class of 2015-16 for applications received after December 19, 2014
applications may be returned directly to Jones-Farrar Magnet School in person or with an older sibling,
by mail, or via fax at (815) 235-9220. Applications for incoming Kindergarteners will be sent home to all families the week of December 2nd
and are available to print from our website.
must turn 5 years old before September 1st to be eligible for
Kindergarten. JFMS is not accepting applications for “early entrance”
Kindergartners at this time. To see if your child is eligible for early entrance
kindergarten please, contact your neighborhood school.
Jones-Farrar Magnet School will begin
accepting all other applications
for the 2015-2016 school year
from January 5-February 2, 2015
If more external applicants than potential openings are received, a lottery will be held on February 4 at 4:45 PM at JFMS. The public is invited to attend.
PLEASE visit the Freeport Public Library "Festival of Trees"
and check out all the decorated tress and vote for the JFMS
"Celebrating International Mindedness" tree!
Our tree is #9 and located on the 2nd floor
Non-profit organizations are eligible for cash prizes!
Please vote by Saturday, December 20th!
Library Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Don't forget to check out a good book and enjoy
all the other things our library has to offer students!
BASKETBALL has BEGUN!
1st & 2nd
grade basketball players practice from 3:30-4:30 on Tuesdays.
Thank you Mr. Chris Moore for coaching our students!
grade basketball players practice from
3:30-4:30 on Thursdays.
Thanks you Mr. Antonio Lacy for coaching our students and thank you B&GC staff for
assisting on his work rotation days.
Thank you for respecting our volunteer coaches time by promptly
picking up your students at 4:30 PM at the WEST doors.
The weather is getting colder and students go outside everyday unless it is
10 Degrees or below wind chill.
Parents please help us by dressing your child appropriately.
All students need a warm coat, hat, gloves or mittens.
Winter Break December 22-January 2, 2015
School resumes Monday, January 5, 2015
The office will be open December 22, 23 and January 2nd.
7:45 AM-4:15 PM
PBIS is a proactive systems approach to
establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all
students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. Jones-Farrar
IB Magnet School was among over 300 schools earning the Bronze level for building the foundation for school-wide PBIS implementation.
Q2 Movie & Popcorn Party- December 19, 2014: 2
or fewer referrals
The movie selected by students is "Meet the Robinsons"
Q3 YMCA Fun Day- March 13, 2015: 1 or fewer
Q4 Wii Dance Party & Ice Sundaes- Last day of
attendance: 0 Referrals
February 6, 2015
Movie: TBD Starts
at 6:00 PM
Donuts with Dads: March
Thank you PTCO for providing donuts from our local business "DONUTS DELIGHT"
SPRING BREAK: April 3-10, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
MAY 5, 2015 SPRING FAMILY FUN NIGHT
& SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Morning with Moms @ 8:30 AM
& Attendance Recognition Awards
Grades K-1 1:45 – 2:30 PM
Grades 2-4 2:35-3:15 PM
Q2 January 9, 2015
Q3 March 20, 2015
Q4 Last Day Student Attendance (May 29, 2015 tentative)