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 Thursday, August 20, 2015

4:00-7:00 p.m.
Please bring school supplies during this Open House event. 
Student/Teacher assignments for SY2015-16 will also be given out to families at this event.

2015-2016 FSD 145 Food Service Free & Reduced Registration

will also be available at JFMS during Open House.  

What to bring:  Current SNAP or TANF and nothing else is needed if based on household income.


**If you received a Directly Certified letter for all of your children in the houseshold from the Food Service Department in the nothing further needs to be done. Kindergartners are not directly certified, please see Food Service to register prior to the start of school. You may also register at FSD 145 Central Office located on 801 East South Street.

**If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact the Food Service Department at 815/232-0319.

Thank you! 

August 24, 2015      First Day of School 
"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.
ifo  2015-16 SCHOOL EVENTS
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)
pto PTCO 2015-16 Meeting Schedule
All Meetings are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 101
Tuesday, September 8 pm  Tuesday, October
Tuesday, November 10             Tuesday, December 8 
New members always welcome, come & check us out!
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 beginning at 5 p.m.
Wear your "JFMS Spirit Wear" and join the JFMS group!
*Please remember we are not able to throw candy; let's keep our parade and streets clean & beautiful! 
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 Monday, September 21st
This is a "Sunday Best" Dress Up Day!
NO jean please as students are photographed from above the waist.
November 3, 2015 rt Fall Retake Day  
Celebrating heart Grandparents!  
September 22, 2015
Early Release at 11:55 a.m. & "Jeans for a Cause Day" 



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 Explore an Ocean of Fun at Fall Family Fun Night

October 22, 2015 from 5:30-7:00 P.M. 

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 & "Jeans for a Cause Day" 
Thursday, October 29th 


November 11, 2015 Celebrating our Veterans at JFMS!
Watch for more information on activities happening at school on this day. 
td  No School November 25-27th.
School Resumes, Monday, November 30th
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.