Jones-Farrar Magnet School

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Jones-Farrar Magnet School is NOW
accepting applications
 for Kindergarten siblings for the
2015-2016 school year
through December 19, 2014.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: JFMS is unable to guarantee sibling preference entrance to the
Kindergarten class of 2015-16 for applications received after December 19, 2014

Completed 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.

Children 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.

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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!


1st & 2nd grade basketball players practice from 3:30-4:30 on Tuesdays.
Thank you Mr. Chris Moore for coaching our students! 

3rd & 4th 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.  

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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 referrals

Q4 Wii Dance Party & Ice Sundaes- Last day of attendance: 0 Referra



February 6, 2015

            Movie: TBD                  Starts at 6:00 PM


Donuts with Dads:  don  dad    March 17, 2015

8:30 AM
Thank you PTCO for providing donuts from our local business "DONUTS DELIGHT"
 SPRING BREAK: April 3-10, 2015 sb

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Thursday, May 7, 2015   
Morning with  tb Moms @ 8:30 AM


 award Quarterly Academic & 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)