Jones-Farrar Magnet School

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Jones-Farrar Magnet School

1386 Kiwanis Dr.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-232-0610 Fax: 815-235-9220 

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2015-2016 School Events 


pto PTCO 2015-16 Meeting Schedule

All Meetings are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 101            
Tuesday, April 20
Tuesday, May 10
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. 


cdr New JFMS ongoing  fundraiser! cd

 We currently have allocated $3,000 from our Activity Fund, and will use PTCO technology funds and an ongoing fundraiser of collecting money through the recycling of aluminum  cans. Students may bring small bags of cans to school each day or larger bags may be dropped off out side the storage shed in the WEST playground area. Our goal is $11,000 to purchase 30 Google Chrome Tablets and a Recharging Cart. I know we can easily achieve that this year!

  Please continue to bring in aluminum cans! Large bags can be dropped off outside the shed on the WEST side of the building. Smaller bags may be brought to school anytime by students.

2015-2016 PTCO Officers: 

 President:  Mr. Kris Wall

Vice President: Ms. Alison Fernandez

Treasurer: Mr. Brant Scheider

Secretary: Mrs. Linsey McDanel

 Let YOUR voices be heard in these conversations!  Your input and feedback is so important – help us to support your kids and their educational experiences.

 Questions?  Want to volunteer?  Contact one of our officers!


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.


April 21, 2016
We will be supporting some of our 4th grade Exhibition groups.
The main topic these groups will be focusing on is hunger,
locally and worldwide.  They will be taking action in a
variety of ways.  We ask that you send in $1 or seed packs in order to wear jeans and a spirit wear shirt. 
May 10, 2016



April 21st, May 10th (dismissal at 11:55 am)


May 9-13th 2016
Thursday, April 21st
Morning with Moms mm  Tuesday, May 10th  
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" 
Q3 Booster: TBD
Q4 Booster:  TBD

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