School News

Cold and Flu Season Is Here!

"Sick" emoji...with thermometer and ice pack The cold and Flu season is upon us!  Please keep in mind, when your child is out, to email  or contact the office at 512-746-2170.  For your convenience, you can also have your doctor’s office fax JES the doctor note to 512-746-2575. 

Reminder: Students have 3 parent notes to use per semester if they are out sick or miss school.  Once those parent notes are used, a doctor note is required to excuse any further absences in the current semester.  If you run out of parent notes, you can also have our school nurse check your child to see if they would be clear to attend school.  If our school nurse does not clear them then that absence would be excused.

Kindergarten Field Trip on Friday, December 13th

School bus with smiling student leaning out of window.

Kindergarten students will be going on a field trip Friday, December 13th to the Georgetown Palace Theatre.  Field Trip permissions will go out to parents by mid November.  Due to space restrictions at the Theatre, parents will not be able to attend this field trip with their children.  Contact your child's teacher for more info or with questions.

Pre-K Field Trip on Monday, December 16th

School bus with smiling student leaning out of window.

Pre-K students will be going on a field trip Monday, December 16th to the Mayborn Museum in Waco.  Field Trip permissions are due back to teachers by November 22nd.  Parents are invited to attend, but MUST get the necessary paperwork for background check to the school by November 22nd.  Contact your child's teacher for more info or with questions.

Literacy Night "Santa's Reading Workshop" December 17th

Santa reading a Christmas storybook.JES families are invited to Santa's Reading Workshop from 5:30pm-7:00pm on December 17th. Loads of family fun including; read alouds, activities, and the opportunity to take a "Selfie with an Elfie"!  A hot cocoa & apple cider bar and holiday cookies provided by the JES PTO. Come join the fun!

Class Holiday Party Schedule, December 18th & 19th

Blue arrow, words reading "This is the Way to Fun!"
Wednesday, December 18th

PK- 2:00- 2:45
K-  12:00-12:45
1st-  9:30- 10:15
2nd- 1:30- 2:15

Thursday, December 19th

3rd- 10:00-10:45
4th-  9:00- 9:45
5th-  8:00- 8:45

Parenting Class & Christmas Assistance on December 19th

Santa and Rudolph

A parenting class along with the opportunity to receive Christmas assistance will be held at Jarrell Middle School on Thursday, December 19th at 6:30pm. This event is open to all JISD parents.  No childcare will be provided at this event, so please NO CHILDREN!

Early Release December 19th at 12:05pm
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All students at JES will release at 12:05. Buses will run at 12:05 and drop off of bus students will be three hours early.

Adjusted lunch times will allow for all students to be served lunch. See schedule below:

PreK                     10:00
Kindergarten   10:05
1st Grade           10:20
2nd Grade          10:30
3rd Grade           10:45
4th Grade           10:55
5th Grade           11:10

Holiday Break December 20th-January 7th

Snowman with red and white scarf.
The holiday break begins with an early release on Thursday, December 19th.  Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 8th.  Enjoy a safe and restful time off with family and friends.

1st Grade Field Trip on Thursday, March 5th

School bus with smiling student leaning out of window.

1st Grade students will be going on a field trip Thursday, March 5th to the Zach Theatre in Austin.  Field Trip permissions and money are due back to teachers by November 22nd. Due to space restrictions at the theatre, parents will not be able to attend the field trip.  Contact your child's teacher for more info or with questions.

Guidelines for Birthday Celebrations at JES

Pink cupcake with sprinkles and cherry on top.

Parents are welcome on campus to celebrate their child’s birthday by bringing treats for the class to share.  You may drop items off at the office or personally deliver to the classroom at the time of the celebration.

Only refreshments consisting of cake, cupcakes, cookies or donuts and water should be served.  Please contact the office prior if you would like to make a suitable substitution of treats. 

Please keep in mind that this is not to be considered the student’s birthday party. Gifts, balloons, party favors/goody bags and additional guests should not be a part of the classroom birthday celebration.  In addition, siblings will not be able to leave their classrooms to attend. 

Celebration time is limited and each grade level has selected a time for these festivities.  Always contact your child’s teacher beforehand and arrive a few minutes prior to that time to check in at the office and receive a visitor’s badge.  Any items brought beside the treat and water will be held in the office and picked up as you leave campus.

Our goal is to keep the celebrations at school simple as to not distract from the classroom routine and instructional time. 

Thank you for your cooperation!

JES School Lunch Times 

Pre-K  - 10:30 a.m.
Kinder - 10:45 a.m. 
First Grade - 11:05 a.m. 
Second Grade - 11:25 a.m.
Third Grade - 11:50 a.m. 
Fourth Grade - 12:15 p.m. 
Fifth Grade - 12:40 p.m.