Weekly JBS News

JBS New September 17

eLearning Days 

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 19. 

It is extremely important that you log into your PowerSchool account and complete the eLearning survey.  This will help our schools know where your student will complete their school work for the day. Call our office if you need help logging into your account.powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us

 

eLearning Day YMCA 

During the elearning days this year the YMCA at JBS will not be open.  However, if you need help with care for your student that day, the Harris YMCA will be open all day.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

 

JBS PTO Meeting

The JBS PTO will have its first meeting of the year this Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the JBS library.

 

Imagination Library

In 1995, Dolly Parton launched Imagination Library to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create.  The Imagination Library program will provide an age appropriate book to all children who are residents of Hancock County from birth to age 5. Books will be free to families living in Hancock County. Every child can have books, regardless of their family’s income. JBS will raise money for the Imagination Library by having a Pajama Day on Friday, September 21. Students may pay $1 to wear pajamas to school. Thanks for helping with this mission!

 

Riley Days Flower Parade

Riley Days Flower Parade permission slips will come home with students in second and third grade this week.  The parade will take place on Friday, October 5that 12:30 pm.

 

Volunteer Forms 

https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

– Once you are on the above page, click on the red apply button in the upper right hand corner to complete the process.

– If you plan to attend a field trip at any time during the year or volunteer in your child’s classroom, we would encourage you to complete this as soon as possible. If you have not completed and passed this background check, you will not be able to participate in these events. It is at no cost to you, so if you even remotely believe you might like to help out, please do this now.

 

Boys’ Basketball Little Cougar League 

Registration is open for Boys’ Basketball Little Cougar League. You can use the following link to sign up by September 26th gcybb.siplay.com

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

 

JBS NEWS September 10,2018

Picture Day

Picture day is this Wednesday, September 12. Order forms should have come home last Wednesday. If you need an extra order form, please contact your child’s teacher or the JBS office. I am attaching information for ordering pictures online.

JBS Movie Night

JBS will host our first Movie Night this Friday, September 14 from 6 – 8 pm. Students may start entering the cafeteria at 5:45 pm. Parents must sign their student in before leaving. We will also ask that you sign your child out when picking them up. I am attaching an RSVP form.

 

eLearning Days 

This week you should have received a postcard.  If you did not receive a postcard I have attached the information below.  It is extremely important that you log into your powerschool account and complete the eLearning survey.  This will help our schools know where your student will complete their school work for the day. Call our office if you need help logging into your account.powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us

 

G-C eLearning Day

  • Wednesday, September 26, will be an eLearning Day for all Greenfield-Central  Students, K-12
  • Students learn at home, via online lessons delivered through Google Classroom, Moodle, or SeeSaw; while Teachers have Professional Development Learning at school.
  • Students need to be prepared to complete their lessons on the eLearning Day, and submit any assigned work the next class day. If students do not have internet access when off school campus, they will download their work prior to leaving the school on Tuesday.
  • There are opportunities to visit local spots with free wifi if there isn’t any at home, such as Hancock County Public Library, Starbucks, McDonalds, and Lincoln Square.

 

For Tech Support on the eLearning Day, please call (317)477-4111 to speak with our Help Desk.

 

Teachers will be available during the following office hours on Wednesday, September 26:

Elementary Schools – Office Hours 12:00pm-3:00pm

 

EACH STUDENT MUST HAVE AN RSVP SUBMITTED HERE:

powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us

or if you are unable to fill this out online, please call your school building.

 

For more information regarding G-C eLearning Days, please visit http://bit.do/gcelearn

 

iPads Coming Home 

Your student will be bringing home their iPad for the first time on Monday, September 10th.   We are sending the iPads home on this date to check for internet access and connectivity.  Your child’s teacher will have an activity that they will ask the student to complete. Please send the iPads back with your student the following day.

 

Practice eLearning Day

We will have a practice eLearning Day at school on Wednesday, September 12th. Our practice eLearning day will not be a whole day of activities. Instead our teachers will work with the students during the Reading and Math lessons on the activity/technology they will be asked to use on their first eLearning day Wednesday, September 26th.

 

iLearn

The new state assessment is called iLearn. Students in grades 3-8 will take this assessment. Please see the attached brochure to learn more about iLearn.

 

Volunteer Forms 

https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

– Once you are on the above page, click on the red apply button in the upper right hand corner to complete the process.

– If you plan to attend a field trip at any time during the year or volunteer in your child’s classroom, we would encourage you to complete this as soon as possible. If you have not completed and passed this background check, you will not be able to participate in these events. It is at no cost to you, so if you even remotely believe you might like to help out, please do this now.

 

Hancock County Promise

Kindergarten families, do not forget to sign up for Hancock County Promise.   You can go to www.hancockcountypromise.organd click the orange banner that says enroll your Kindergartener in Promise Indiana.

 

Boys’ Basketball Little Cougar League 

Registration is open for Boys’ Basketball Little Cougar League. You can use the following link to sign up by September 26th gcybb.siplay.com.  I have attached the registration form.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

 

JBS News August 31,2018

Picture Day

Picture day at J.B. Stephens will be on Wednesday September 12, 2018. Order forms will be coming home this Wednesday. In addition to using the order form, you can order your child’s pictures online this year by going to mylifetouch.com and entering the following Picture Day ID: HM788130Y0

JBS Movie Night

JBS will hold a Movie Night for all K-3 students on Friday, September 14 from 6-8pm. Parents will not be required to attend Movie Nights with their children this year. An informational flyer will be coming home this week!

iPads Coming Home

Your student will be bringing home their iPad for the first time on Monday, September 10th.   We are sending the iPads home on this date to check for internet access and connectivity.   Your teacher will have an activity that they will ask the student to complete. Please send the iPads back with your student the following day.

Practice eLearning Day

We will have a practice eLearning Day at school on Wednesday, September 12th.   Our practice eLearning day will not be a whole day of activities. Instead our teachers will work with the students during the Reading and Math lessons on the activity/technology they will be asked to use on their first eLearning day Wednesday, September 26th.

Cheerleading Clinic

The G-C Fall Cheerleading Clinic will be held on Friday, October 18 for K-6 students. I have attached a flyer with more info!

Dance Clinic

The G-CHS Blue Fusion will be sponsoring a dance clinic for students in grades K-6 on Saturday, November 10. I have attached more info!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on November 6 and 14. If you haven’t already, please visit the following website to schedule your conference: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/J_B_Stephens

JBS School Calendar

Please use the following link to access the JBS SCHOOL CALENDAR. More dates will be added throughout the year, so please check this calendar frequently.

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_ssn4fcer4fnjmblld3hvhths1k%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York

Textbook Fees

2018-19 school year (Amount listed below INCLUDES Consumable FEE)

Kdg. – $102.26

1st   – $135.07

2nd  – $125.22

3rd  – $116.69

***TEXTBOOK FEES ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15. PLEASE CALL THE JBS OFFICE OR EMAIL OUR SECRETARY, MRS. KELLAMS AT pkellams@gcsc.k12.in.us IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

 

Volunteer Forms – 

https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

– Once you are on the above page, click on the red apply button in the upper right hand corner to complete the process.

– If you plan to attend a field trip at any time during the year or volunteer in your child’s classroom, we would encourage you to complete this as soon as possible. If you have not completed and passed this background check, you will not be able to participate in these events. It is at no cost to you, so if you even remotely believe you might like to help out, please do this now.

 

 

 

eLearning Days 

Please mark these dates on your calendar for our three eLearning Days for 2018-2019:

Wednesday, September 26th 

Thursday, November 1st 

Wednesday, January 30th

Scheduled eLearning Days in Greenfield-Central Schools provide a unique opportunity for ALL stakeholders to learn!

○      Opportunity for students to experience a different type of learning;

○      Opportunity for staff to receive Professional Development;

○      Opportunity for parents to learn about devices used and activities completed at school;

○      Opportunity to learn without losing momentum, even during inclement weather

 

Inclement Weather eLearning Days provide an opportunity to have students learn while at home to maintain learning momentum, prevent additional make-up days, and add the option of staying safe during extreme weather events.

Items from the JBS PTO

JBS Cougars Spirit Wear: Please visit the following link to purchase JBS clothing: http://www.jbsspiritwear.com

Free shipping is going on now! Free shipping is ONLY available when ordering online. If you are ordering from the form sent home last week and want FREE SHIPPING, you will need to send your order to the company at the mailing address on the form. If you have any questions, please email PTO President, Griffyn Beavers, at jbstephenspto@gmail.com

PTO Schwan’s Fundraiser:  By placing an order through Schwans.com, a portion of the sales will come back to JBS! JBS will get 20% back through October 4th and then 5% through January 2nd. If you are interested in ordering, please follow this link: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/41106

Pre-Ordering School Supplies for the 2019-20 School Year: Please fill out the survey at the link below to give your “two cents” about whether or not you would be interested in pre-ordering your school supplies next year.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8KZZN7M

PTO Meeting Dates 

We will meet in the JBS Library at 6pm on the following nights.  We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 19

Wednesday, October 24

Wednesday, December 5

Wednesday, January 16

Wednesday, February 20

Wednesday, April 17

 

JBS News

Items from the JBS PTO

JBS Cougars Spirit Wear: Please visit the following link to purchase JBS clothing: http://www.jbsspiritwear.com

Free shipping is going on now! Free shipping is ONLY available when ordering online. If you are ordering from the form sent home last week and want FREE SHIPPING, you will need to send your order to the company at the mailing address on the form. If you have any questions, please email PTO President, Griffyn Beavers, at jbstephenspto@gmail.com

PTO Schwan’s Fundraiser:  By placing an order through Schwans.com, a portion of the sales will come back to JBS! JBS will get 20% back through October 4th and then 5% through January 2nd. If you are interested in ordering, please follow this link: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/41106

Pre-Ordering School Supplies for the 2019-20 School Year: Please fill out the survey at the link below to give your “two cents” about whether or not you would be interested in pre-ordering your school supplies next year.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8KZZN7M

PTO Meeting Dates 

We will meet in the JBS Library at 6pm on the following nights.  We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 19

Wednesday, October 24

Wednesday, December 5

Wednesday, January 16

Wednesday, February 20

Wednesday, April 17

JBS Library 

Former JBS Instructional Assistant, Elizabeth Lawson, will be our new Librarian. Please email her at elawson@gcsc.k12.in.us if you are interested in volunteering in our library. In order to volunteer, you will need to have a completed Volunteer Profile.

Picture Day

Picture day at J.B. Stephens will be on Wednesday September 12, 2018. Ordering information will be coming home soon!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on November 6 and 14. If you haven’t already, please visit the following website to schedule your conference: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/J_B_Stephens

JBS School Calendar

Please use the following link to access the JBS SCHOOL CALENDAR. More dates will be added throughout the year, so please check this calendar frequently.

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_ssn4fcer4fnjmblld3hvhths1k%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York

JBS Movie Night

JBS will hold a Movie Night for all K-3 students on Friday, September 14 from 6-8pm. Parents will not be required to attend Movie Nights with their children this year. Much more information will be coming home about this event in the coming weeks!

Textbook Fees

2018-19 school year (Amount listed below INCLUDES Consumable FEE)

Kdg. – $102.26

1st   – $135.07

2nd  – $125.22

3rd  – $116.69

***TEXTBOOK FEES ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15. PLEASE CALL THE JBS OFFICE OR EMAIL OUR SECRETARY, MRS. KELLAMS AT pkellams@gcsc.k12.in.us IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

 

Volunteer Forms – 

https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

– Once you are on the above page, click on the red apply button in the upper right hand corner to complete the process.

– If you plan to attend a field trip at any time during the year or volunteer in your child’s classroom, we would encourage you to complete this as soon as possible. If you have not completed and passed this background check, you will not be able to participate in these events. It is at no cost to you, so if you even remotely believe you might like to help out, please do this now.

 

 

 

eLearning Days 

Please mark these dates on your calendar for our three eLearning Days for 2018-2019:

Wednesday, September 26th 

Thursday, November 1st 

Wednesday, January 30th

Scheduled eLearning Days in Greenfield-Central Schools provide a unique opportunity for ALL stakeholders to learn!

○      Opportunity for students to experience a different type of learning;

○      Opportunity for staff to receive Professional Development;

○      Opportunity for parents to learn about devices used and activities completed at school;

○      Opportunity to learn without losing momentum, even during inclement weather

 

Inclement Weather eLearning Days provide an opportunity to have students learn while at home to maintain learning momentum, prevent additional make-up days, and add the option of staying safe during extreme weather events.

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

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