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2015-2016 School Events 


 td  No School November 25-27th.

School Resumes, Monday, November 30th

pto PTCO 2015-16 Meeting Schedule
All Meetings are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 101            
Tuesday, December 8 
Come check us out, we will have prize drawings and pizza will be served.
Children are welcome to attend with you.
New members always welcome- we are seeking more active parent participation at our monthly meetings. Do you have an hour you can meet with us each month?
Our PTCO does so much for our children and school, come be part of this fun group!
We hope to see some new faces and maybe some that we haven't seen in
awhile at our open house meeting. 

This year we are starting to save any brand juice pouches, Capri Sun, Kool-Aid, Hawaiian Punch, generic brands also.

Please continue to save Box tops, Campbell’s points, COKE rewards, aluminum cans, can tabs. Trash becomes easy CA$H for our school.

mlk  "Singing at the King"

Thursday, December 3, 3015 
JFMS & District Choral Performance



All School Winter Choral Concert

Tuesday, December 15 starting at 9:15 AM
YMCA Gymnasium on HCC Campus
Wednesday, December 16 starting at 6:00 PM
Jeanette Lloyd Theatre at Freeport Middle School
This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to perform in the theatre! 


December's "Jeans for a Cause" will be held on December 10, 2015 


Just to make the last day before Winter Break fun it is   swr "Ugly Sweater Day" or "Favorite Winter Sweater Day".
Break out your least favorite sweater or a favorite winter sweater to with your jeans on December 22nd. 
January 12th, February 25th, hd March 15th, April 21st, May 10th (dismissal at 11:55 am)


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Quarter 2   Friday, January 29th: K-1 at 1:30 PM; Grades 2-5 at 2:30 PM
mn  Friday, February 19th
The movie starts promptly at 6:00 PM
Inclement weather movie night: Friday, February 26th 
PTCO will also be hosting our Spring  bf
Catch a good movie and check out our Book Fair on the same night! 



 FSD 145 "World Arts Festival" Concert & Workshop
Thursday, March 10, 2016
JFMS Choral Concert will perform from 4:30-4:50 PM at FHS East Gym  


Thursday, April 21st
Morning with Moms mm  Tuesday, May 10th  
Q2 Booster: Movie & Popcorn- watch for more information to come soon!
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.
"On Time, Every Day is the Magnet Way" 

do  Drop Off & Pick Up Times for 2015-16

M-T-TH-F 8:30-8:50 a.m.; Instruction begins at 8:55 a.m.

Wednesday: 8:50-9:10 a.m.; Instruction begins at 9:15 a.m.

The east lot closes 5 minutes before instruction begins, please use the front entrance if arriving after supervision times.  

"On Time Everyday, is the Magnet Way!"

School is dismissed at 3:35 p.m daily.

Please help keep children safe by not dropping them off early. 

We have no supervision prior to drop off times listed above.





NEEDED! Call our volunteer coordinator:

Mrs. Stampfli at 815-232-0610

44 tasks for Parent Volunteers

Less interactive activities:

  1. Make photocopies of assignments, handouts, worksheets, etc.
  2. Sort and file workbook and other pages. (Can be done at home)
  3. Set up art, science, and other projects.
  4. Make booklets or journals on binding machine.
  5. Fold and staple booklets. (Can be done at home)
  6. Design or simply put up/take down bulletin boards.
  7. Hang artwork in the hallway.
  8. Cut out laminations. (Can be done at home)
  9. Sort and stock construction paper.
  10. Sort and stock writing paper.
  11. Stock paper.
  12. Sharpen pencils.
  13. Cap markers and make sure none are dry. (Can be done at home)
  14. Throw out old crayons and replace. (Can be done at home)
  15. Clean tables, desks, and work surfaces.
  16. Clean and fill glue bottles. (Can be done at home)
  17. Clean paintbrushes and make sure paint is stocked.
  18. Organize stamps and throw away any dry stamp pads.
  19. Return books to school library , help catalog or inventory books.
  20. Conduct research for upcoming lessons. (Can be done at home)
  21. Weed school signage area.
  22. Stuff and address envelopes for class mailings. (Can be done at home)
  23. More interactive activities:

  24. Read to children.
  25. Listen to children read.
  26. Go over word lists with children.
  27. Practice skills with flashcards.
  28. Walk around classroom as children work quietly.
  29. Work on particular skills (e.g., counting money, math) with student or small group of students.
  30. Tell or read stories related to lessons.
  31. Help students who need remedial work.
  32. Help students catch up on missed work.
  33. Provide editing help with writing assignments.
  34. Play board games with small groups of children.
  35. Chaperone field trips.
  36. Give presentations to class (e.g., safety lessons from police officer, dental care lessons from dentist).
  37. Assist in planning parties (Can be done at home) or other special classroom days.
  38. For the technologically gifted:

  39. Scan and/or save student work on the computer. (Can be done at home)
  40. Take and/or organize class photographs. (Can be done at home)
  41. Help write and/or edit class newsletters. (Can be done at home)


    Our building is air conditioned. It’s  a good idea to keep a sweater or sweatshirt at school for when your child feels chilled. Sweaters and sweatshirts must be worn over a collared uniform shirt. Solid colors only– black, navy, white, light blue, green or grey. No Hoodies.  

    Pants: Should be flat front or pleated. Cargo pants (pants with pockets on the legs) are not allowed.

    If you have any questions regarding the district uniformity of dress standards please call
    Mrs. Stampfli or Mrs. Nieukirk at 815-232-0610