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Yearbooks on Sale Now, Ends April 3rd!

"Order Your Yearbook" sign with picture of camera.Ordering information for yearbooks has gone home with students.  The cost of a yearbook will be $17.00 until March 13th and $22.00 from March 14th until 
April 3rd.  Yearbooks may also be ordered online,  use code 43418H for ordering.  Yearbooks must be pre-ordered, no late orders can be accepted. 

School Counselors Week! February 3rd-7th
Sign reads "Happy School Counselors Week" with child's handprint inside an adult's handprint.
Time to show our awesome school counselor, Jennifer Lugo, our appreciation for all she does for JES! Thanks Mrs. Lugo!

Pennies for Patients February 3rd-February 21st

Pig logo for Pennies for Patients.The Pennies for Patients project raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society kick-off will be Monday, Feb. 3.  Teachers will be sending info home with students. This is one of our Student Council's service projects and something we are continuing at JES.  With the exception of one year, we have increased our total collection from one year to the next.  In 2016 our total was $1,210.00 and last year we raised $2,499,95.  This year's goal is $3,000.00.  The project will run until February 21st.  Thank you for your support!

Presidents Day Early Release and Holiday

Clip art for President's Day with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.Students will enjoy a long weekend celebrating Presidents Day.  JES students will release at 12:05 on Friday, February 14th and return to school on Wednesday, February 19th. 

Early Release Lunch Schedule for February 14th

Pre-K               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

Read Across America March 2nd-March 6th
Red and white hat from Dr. Seuss "Cat in the Hat" book.
Jarrell Elementary is participating in READ ACROSS AMERICA March 2nd-6th.  We will be celebrating school wide and in the library.  Students may  participate with the following dress up days:

Monday:  Wear green for "Green Eggs and Ham".
Tuesday:  Wear a hat for "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins".
Wednesday:  Wear a shirt you can read for "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut".
Thursday: Wear red and white stripes for "Cat in the Hat". 
Friday:  Wear pajamas for "I'm Not Getting Up Today".

Sunday, March 8th Daylight Savings Time Begins

Clip art of old fashioned bell type clock.
Daylight Savings time begins at 2:00AM  Sunday, March 8th.  Move your clocks ahead Sunday to "Spring Ahead"!

JISD Breakfast & Lunch Menus Sign read "Hey, What's for Lunch?" Click on the link to view menus for all JISD campuses.

Kindness Grams Heart shaped Earth with words (Spread Kindness and Love. Are you a student who wants to tell your teacher thank you?  Or are you a parent who wants to let your child know you are proud of them?  Do you want to tell a friend you are glad to be friends? Or do you know someone who might just need their day brightened? This year Student Council will begin something to help the students, teachers, and parents at JES spread kindness throughout our school community.  Starting January 15th, the members of StuCo will begin selling Kindness Grams. Kindness Grams are a simple note with a message letting someone know why you appreciate them.  They can be purchased alone or paired with a sucker.    Order forms will be available from Ms. Ray or the front office-simply fill out both sides neatly and return with payment in an envelope to the front office.  Kindness Grams are $.50 cents each or 5 for $1.00. Grams with a sucker are $1.00 each, or 7 for $5.00. Kindness Grams will be available each month throughout the school year to promote kindness and gratitude to our family, friends, and JES staff.  Please keep in mind Kindness Grams may be purchased to be sent to anyone you choose at JES. We will not be able to send to siblings or friends at other JISD campuses.

School Calendar Amendment-Early Release January 31st

Sign reads "Put this on your Calendar".At the Oct. 16 meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to approve an update to the 2019-2020 Academic calendar that makes Friday, Jan. 31 an early-release day for students. JISD has been asked to host the north zone middle school and elementary school UIL academic meets. Both contests will be held in the afternoon of Jan. 31. You may print an updated calendar from the website of pick up from any campus.

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.  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.

5th Grade Field Trip on Friday,  March 13th

School bus with smiling student leaning out of window.

5th Grade students will travel to Zach Theatre in Austin on Friday, March 13th to see a play based on the book "Mr. Hatch".  The story celebrates friendship, acceptance and self-esteem.  Due to space restrictions at the Theatre, parents will not be able to attend this field trip with their children.  The JES PTO will be paying for admission to the theatre.  Contact your child's teacher for more info or with questions.

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.

Jarrell Elementary Lunch Times


Pre-K                         10:30
Kindergarten         10:45
1st Grade                 11:05
2nd Grade                11:25
3rd Grade                 11:50
4th Grade                 12:15
5th Grade                 12:40

Jarrell Elementary Birthday Celebrations

Birthday balloon reads "Happy Birthday".
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!


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