Weekly JBS News

March 11, 2019

IREAD-3

All third graders will be taking the IREAD-3 assessment this Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12 and 13. Please make sure your child is at school and on time these days as we will start these assessments at 8:00am.

 

Boys and Girls Club Closed THIS WEEK

If your child normally attends the Boys and Girls Club after school, please make other arrangements for this week (March 11-15). If you have not already, please make a change in Dismissal Manager for this week. Thank you!

Spring Break

Greenfield-Central Schools will be out of session for Spring Break starting on Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 29th. We will we welcome students back to school on Monday, April 1st. 

 

Safe School Alert: 

SafeSchools Alert is our district’s tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it. Please remember, you can remain anonymous. The SafeSchools Alert can be found on the JBS webpage. 

 

Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Round-Up for students who will attend kindergarten during the 2019-20 school year will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 3-7pm at JBS Elementary. The Kindergarten Flyer is attached to this email. 

 

Camp Invention is Back!

Camp Invention will be returning to JB Stephens Elementary July 15-19 for students entering K – 6th grade for the 2019-20 school year, flyers went home before winter break! This year’s program is going to be our best year yet, check it out atwww.campinvention.orgWe are in need of some parent help and it comes along with the benefit of registration discounts! Please contact Amanda Bradford, abradford@gcsc.k12.in.usif interested in the opportunities below:

 

Camp Parent: Looking for a way to help with Camp Invention and would love to send your own kids but can’t volunteer the week of camp? I am in need of 1Camp Parent. I am looking for a parent who is connected to the community and can help spread the word about Camp Invention. In return you are able to register 1 child for free and up to two additional children for only $95! HUGE SAVINGS. This would be perfect for a family who would like to send 2 or 3 children to Camp Invention this summer. You do not have to register your children right now. 

 

Parent Volunteers:Excited about camp and want to help? Would your family benefit from the added      bonus of a discount for your own children? Our volunteers were the backbone of our camp last year,             and we need good ones to help the week of camp, 3+to be exact! By volunteering you can register, up to 2, of your own children for camp for only $95 each. BIG Savings off the $225 registration fee. If you are interested in a parent volunteer spot, please contact me asap! These spots go fast, and you do not have to register your children right now.

 

STEM Night

STEM Night for K-3 has been scheduled for May 16that JB Stephens Elementary from 5:30-7:30. Over 30 ‘hands on’ stations focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!  There will be Food, Games, Prizes and more! Thanks to theGreenfield Central School Foundationfor sponsoring this event for the 2nd year in a row!  More information to come.

iLearn

The new state assessment for third graders is called iLearn. This assessment takes the place of the I-STEP. Students in grades 3-8 will take this assessment. Please see the following brochure to learn more about iLearn.  ILEARN Family Brochure 

 

JBS Typical Peer Pre-School—2019-2020

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

Candy Bar Sale

We only have 110 cases left to sell! We are going to extend our sale to March 5. In doing so, we are going to add another prize for sellers. If you have sold 1 case or sell 1 case by March 5, you will automatically qualify to attend a slime party. In addition to making slime, students that sell any of the remaining 110 cases will be able to “slime” Mr. Bryant and a few teachers

As you already know, if you sell one case, you will get to attend a Kona Ice Party. If you sell 2 cases, you get to attend the Game Truck Party. And 3 cases will get you an opportunity to enter the Money Machine!

Spring Break

Greenfield-Central Schools will be out of session for Spring Break starting on Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 29th. We will we welcome students back to school on Monday, April 1st. 

 

Safe School Alert: 

SafeSchools Alert is our district’s tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it. Please remember, you can remain anonymous. The SafeSchools Alert can be found on the JBS webpage. 

 

Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Round-Up for students who will attend kindergarten during the 2019-20 school year will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 3-7pm at JBS Elementary. The Kindergarten Flyer is attached to this email. 

 

 

Camp Invention is Back!

Camp Invention will be returning to JB Stephens Elementary July 15-19 for students entering K – 6th grade for the 2019-20 school year, flyers went home before winter break! This year’s program is going to be our best year yet, check it out at www.campinvention.org We are in need of some parent help and it comes along with the benefit of registration discounts! Please contact Amanda Bradford, abradford@gcsc.k12.in.usif interested in the opportunities below:

 

Camp Parent: Looking for a way to help with Camp Invention and would love to send your own kids but can’t volunteer the week of camp? I am in need of Camp Parent. I am looking for a parent who is connected to the community and can help spread the word about Camp Invention. In return you are able to register 1 child for free and up to two additional children for only $95! HUGE SAVINGS. This would be perfect for a family who would like to send 2 or 3 children to Camp Invention this summer. You do not have to register your children right now. 

 

Parent Volunteers:Excited about camp and want to help? Would your family benefit from the added bonus of a discount for your own children? Our volunteers were the backbone of our camp last year, and we need good ones to help the week of camp, 3+to be exact! By volunteering you can register, up to 2, of your own children for camp for only $95 each. BIG Savings off the $225 registration fee. If you are interested in a parent volunteer spot, please contact me asap! These spots go fast, and you do not have to register your children right now.

 

STEM Night

STEM Night for K-3 has been scheduled for May 16th at JB Stephens Elementary from 5:30-7:30. Over 30 ‘hands on’ stations focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!  There will be Food, Games, Prizes and more! Thanks to the Greenfield Central School Foundation for sponsoring this event for the 2nd year in a row!  More information to come.

 

iLearn

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

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

 

President’s Day–No School

In observance of President’s Day, all G-C schools will not be in session on Monday, February 18. School will resume on Tuesday, February 19.

Candy Bar Fundraiser

The JBS World’s Finest Chocolate $1 Bar Sale will take place February 11-26. This sale will raise needed funds for programs and activities that benefit our students. I have attached an order form. If you need a paper copy of this form, please contact our office. Please remember if you choose to sell, that are no RETURNS of unsold chocolate due to safety reasons. If you have any questions, please email me or our Health Assistant, Mrs. Atkinson, at aatkinson@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Round-Up for students that will attend kindergarten during the 2019-20 school year will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 3-7pm at JBS Elementary. Please see the attached flyer for more information

 

Camp Invention is Back!

Camp Invention will be returning to JB Stephens Elementary July 15-19 for students entering K – 6th grade for the 2019-20 school year. Flyers went home before winter break! This year’s program is going to be our best year yet! Check it out atwww.campinvention.orgWe are in need of some parent help and it comes along with the benefit of registration discounts! Please contact Amanda Bradford, abradford@gcsc.k12.in.usif interested in the opportunities below:

 

Camp Parent: Looking for a way to help with Camp Invention and would love to send your own kids but can’t volunteer the week of camp? I am in need of 1Camp Parent. I  am looking for a parent who is connected to the community and can help spread the word about Camp Invention. In return you are able to register 1 child for free and up to two additional children for only $95! HUGE SAVINGS. This would be perfect for a family who would like to send 2 or 3 children to Camp Invention this summer. You do not have to register your children right now. 

 

Parent Volunteers:Excited about camp and want to help? Would your family benefit from the added      bonus of a discount for your own children? Our volunteers were the backbone of our camp last year,             and we need good ones to help the week of camp, 3+to be exact! By volunteering you can register, up to 2, of your own children for camp for only $95 each. BIG Savings off the $225 registration fee. If you are interested in a parent volunteer spot, please contact me asap! These spots go fast, and you do not have to register your children right now.

 

 

PTO News

The JBS PTO will again be collecting box tops from February 1st-22nd. Nothing like a little friendly classroom competition to go along with that… the classroom that collects the most box tops between Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 22nd will win a surprise for their classroom. Collection sheets were sent home last week. (attached)

 

Coming up Friday February 22nd@ 5:30pm, JB Stephens PTO will be hosting The Teddy Bear Mobile. Multiple 16 inch animals available to stuff on site at JBS for $25. Clothing for your pet pal will also be available, but not included in the price. Note pre-orders are due by Wednesday, February 13th.  (attached) You may still purchase the night of the event, but JBS shirt for your animal is subject to availability.

 

The next scheduled PTO meeting is this coming Wednesday, February 20 at 6pm. We hope to see you there!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

 

J.B.S. News

February 4th

IREAD-3

Third grade families: Please mark your calendar for the week of March 11th.   During this week, our students will take the IREAD-3 state assessment. If you are scheduling appointments, please avoid this week. 

 

E-Learning Lab Hours

If your student was not able to complete their E-Learning at home, we are offering two days next week as lab hours at JBS.  Students can stay after school on Tuesday, February 5th and/or Thursday, February 7th from 2-4 pm. Parents must stay with their child during lab hours. Please call the office and let us know if you need to use our lab hours. 

 

 

 “No Cold Feet” Shoe Recycling Challenge

Due to missing two days for inclement weather last week, we will continue to collect shoes through this Tuesday.

 

 

Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Round-Up for students that will attend kindergarten during the 2019-20 school year will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 3-7pm at JBS Elementary.

 

Yearbook Order Information

Yearbooks are on sale until February 15. You can send in your money with the order form that came home last week. You may also order your yearbooks online at YBPay.lifetouch.com.  Use the JBS yearbook ID code 1188419

 

Camp Invention is Back!

Camp Invention will be returning to JB Stephens Elementary July 15-19 for students entering K – 6th grade for the 2019-20 school year. Flyers went home before winter break! This year’s program is going to be our best year yet! Check it out at www.campinvention.org We are in need of some parent help and it comes along with the benefit of registration discounts! Please contact Amanda Bradford, abradford@gcsc.k12.in.usif interested in the opportunities below:

 

Camp Parent: Looking for a way to help with Camp Invention and would love to send your own kids but can’t volunteer the week of camp? I am in need of 1Camp Parent. I  am looking for a parent who is connected to the community and can help spread the word about Camp Invention. In return you are able to register 1 child for free and up to two additional children for only $95! HUGE SAVINGS. This would be perfect for a family who would like to send 2 or 3 children to Camp Invention this summer. You do not have to register your children right now. 

 

Parent Volunteers:Excited about camp and want to help? Would your family benefit from the added      bonus of a discount for your own children? Our volunteers were the backbone of our camp last year,             and we need good ones to help the week of camp, 3+to be exact! By volunteering you can register, up to 2, of your own children for camp for only $95 each. BIG Savings off the $225 registration fee. If you are interested in a parent volunteer spot, please contact me asap! These spots go fast, and you do not have to register your children right now.

 

 

PTO News

The JBS PTO will again be collecting box tops from February 1st-22nd. Nothing like a little friendly classroom competition to go along with that… the classroom that collects the most box tops between Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 22nd will win a surprise for their classroom. Collection sheets were sent home last week. (attached)

 

Coming up Friday February 22nd@ 5:30pm, JB Stephens PTO will be hosting The Teddy Bear Mobile. Multiple 16 inch animals available to stuff on site at JBS for $25. Clothing for your pet pal will also be available, but not included in the price. Note pre-orders are due by Wednesday, February 13th.  (attached) You may still purchase the night of the event, but JBS shirt for your animal is subject to availability.

 

 

January 18

Good Morning JBS Parents,

Monday is an eLearning Day for all of G-CCSC.  This is our first eLearning Day being used as a “Make Up Day” for inclement weather.   

 

 

  • All of our schools will be closed on Monday.  

  • iPads will be coming home with your child this evening.  They will need to be returned to school on Tuesday, January 22nd.  

  • If your child is absent today (Friday) you may contact our office to schedule a pick up time for their device.

  • Please charge iPads before returning them.

  • Teachers will be sharing the required lessons this afternoon.  Your children can complete their lessons anytime between this evening and Tuesday.

  • Teachers have office hours on Monday from 7:40-2:40.  If you have questions please email them and they will respond during those hours.

  • All assignments need to be completed before midnight on January 28th.  Students not completing their work will be counted ABSENT for Monday, January 21st.

  • If you do NOT have wifi access, we will have Lab Hours in which you can bring your children to school to complete their lessons with them. Parents will need to stay with their children during these Lab Hours.

 

eLearning Lab Hours

January 22 (Tuesday) 4:30-6:30

January 24 (Thursday) 4:30-6:30

 

  • We are providing iPad chargers to all students to keep at home for the remainder of this school year. We will ask for these chargers to be returned in May.

 

 

  • If a charger is lost or broken, there will be a $15 replacement fee.

 

More information can be found in the attached letter from Dr. Olin.

 

Enjoy the long weekend!

 

January 14

Report Cards

Report cards for Quarter 2 are now available in PowerSchool. When you are logged into your account, click on Student Progress Report and then you can access Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 report cards. 

 

New PE Teacher

Mr. Adam Sherman started as our new PE teacher last Monday. I have attached an introductory letter from Mr. Sherman to this email.

 

January PTO Meeting

The JBS PTO will meet in our library this coming Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00pm

 

PTO Bowling Night

The JBS PTO will be sponsoring a Bowling Night at Strike Force Lanes on January 25 from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

 

IREAD-3

Third grade families: Please mark your calendar for the week of March 11th.   During this week, our students will take the IREAD-3 state assessment. If you are scheduling appointments, please avoid this week. 

 

E-Learning Guidance for January 21st—MLK Day 

In a previous email, you should have received E-Learning day guidance from Dr. Olin.   The letter is attached to this JBS News. A reminder to families that on Monday, January 21st students will have a scheduled E-Learning day.   During this time, your student will complete their work at home with their iPad. JBS Elementary will be closed on January 21

 

We will offer two dates at JBS for lab hoursfor students who are unable to complete their assignments on Monday, January 21st.   We will have lab hours on January 22nd and January 24th from4:30-6:30 pm.  

 

E-Learning Guidance for January 30th

During the January 30th E-Learning day, your student will have the option of attending JBS. It is extremely important that you log into your Powerschool account and complete the E-Learning survey.  This will help our schools know where your student will complete their school work for the day. You can click the link below to log into Powerschool.  Please feel free to call our office if you need help logging into your account.powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us   

 

J.B.S. News

December 17

Grinch for Good Week

JBS will be having a “Grinch for Good” campaign this week.  Students will have the opportunity to bring in non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Hancock County Food Pantry. Students who donate items each day will be able to participate in the spirit days listed below:

 

Monday, December 17th: Who-Hair—Wear crazy hair like you live in Whoville

 

Tuesday, December 18th: Under the Tree—Dress as a tree or gift (lights, ornaments, gift wrap, bows, etc.)

 

Wednesday, December 19th: Holiday Character—Dress as your favorite holiday character (Grinch, Santa, elf, snowman, etc.)

 

Thursday, December 20th: Pajama Day—Wear your comfiest pajamas

 

Friday, December 21st: Ugly Sweater—Wear your ugliest holiday sweater, vest, or t-shirt

Body Boundaries Program

A new Senate bill was passed in Indiana in the spring of 2017.  This bill requires all public schools in the state to provide all children, grades k-12 with child abuse education.

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation is pleased to partner with Kids Talk through Aspire Indiana to bring a program called Body Boundaries to all of our K-6th grade students in the third quarter. Classroom presentations at JBS will occur on March 6 and 7, 2019.

 

We invite you to a corporation-wide informational parent night on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 PM in the J.B. Stephens library. Please see the attached letter for more information.

 

Ms. Julie Coon, one of the presenters with Kids Talk, will provide a preview of the Body Boundaries program and answer any questions you might have regarding the presentation. We encourage you to attend.

 

 

Lunch/Breakfast Menus

Lunch and Breakfast menus for the second semester are attached. 

 

 

Winter Break

Greenfield-Central School Corporation will observe Winter Break starting Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 4th.  School will resume on Monday, January 7th. 

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

J.B.S. News 

December 4th.

NWEA 

All JBS students will take the middle of the year NWEA assessment this week. This assessment, given three times each year, measures student academic growth. NWEA results will be available in mid-December. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher or me. 

 

Toys for Tots

We will be collecting Toys for Tots until December 8th.  There is a donation box in our office if you wish to contribute. 

 

 

PTO Meeting 

The JBS PTO will meet in our library this Wednesday, December 6 @ 6pm. We hope to see you there!

 

Dance East Ballet Academy 

Dance East Ballet Academy invites you to join us for a heartwarming Christmas ballet that is guaranteed to put your hearts in the Christmas Spirit.  Little Things, A Christmas Ballet, will entertain all audiences with a magical and unique story. If you are looking for a way to start the Christmas season off right, make sure to attend one of our performances at the H.J. Ricks Centre of the Arts in Greenfield on December 8th (7pm) and 9th (2:30pm). 

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

 

J.B.S. News November 13 Hat Day on Friday

JBS students may pay $1 to wear a hat to school this Friday, November 16. All money collected will be donated to the Lisa Muegge Feast of Plenty fund. 
 
JBS Mozzi’s Night
This month’s Mozzi’s night is tomorrow, November 14. When paying for your purchase, present the attached flyer and Mozzi’s will donate 20% of your purchase to the J.B. Stephens PTO.
 
JBS Blood Drive
JBS will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, December 3. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

  J.B.S. News November 12 Thanksgiving Break Greenfield-Central School Corporation will observe Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23. School will resume on Monday, November 26th.   Greenfield-Central Schools Safety Symposium Greenfield-Central Schools Safety Symposium, will be held at GCHS on November 14th at 7pm. During this meeting, you will receive an overview of proposed school safety practices from the lens of several stakeholder groups.  Please see the flyer attached.   Holiday Assistance Hancock County Christmas Connection applications are now available.  You may obtain an application through the JBS front office, contacting Ms. Harpold via phone: (317) 462-4491 or email: charpold@gcsc.k12.in.us, or on our JBS website.  Applications are * DUE BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16*. The United Christmas Service through the United Way is no longer in operation; however, the application process is very similar to previous years.  There will no longer be the voucher assistance. Mrs. Harpold will be contacting you to let you know when and what type of assistance your family will receive. This information will not be available until after Thanksgiving.   Lisa Muegge Feast of Plenty 2018 The Hancock County 4H fairgrounds will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving Feast of Plenty Meal.  This meal is for anyone in the community that would like to join in on a good Thanksgiving meal, music, and lots of fun!  The cost is absolutely FREE! Please see the attached flyer for details.   iLearn The new state assessment is called iLearn.  Students in grades 3-8 will take this assessment. Please see the following brochure to learn more about iLearn.   Dance East Ballet Academy  Dance East Ballet Academy invites you to join us for a heartwarming Christmas ballet that is guaranteed to put your hearts in the Christmas Spirit.  Little Things, A Christmas Ballet, will entertain all audiences with a magical and unique story. If you are looking for a way to start the Christmas season off right, make sure to attend one of our performances the H.J. Ricks Centre of the Arts in Greenfield on December 8th (7pm) and 9th (2:30pm).       J.B.S. News October 29   Report Cards  Report cards for the first nine weeks are now available. Please log into your PowerSchool account at the following link: powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us   E-Learning Day Two Our second E-Learning day is Thursday, November 1st.  If your student is attending JBS and in need of bus service, you will receive a phone call early next week to discuss pick up times. Our staff will be available for office hours from 8:00am to 11:00 am to answer questions by phone call or email.   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     November 6th Bus Evacuation Drill Our students will practice their semester bus evacuation drill on November 6th.  If your student rides a bus that day, they will be 10 minutes later than their normal afternoon drop off.   Christmas Assistance Hancock County Christmas Connection applications are now available. You may obtain an application through the JBS front office, contacting Ms. Harpold via phone: (317) 462-4491 or email: charpold@gcsc.k12.in.us, or on our JBS website.  Applications are  DUE BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16. The United Christmas Service through the United Way is no longer in operation; however, the application process is very similar to previous years.  There will no longer be the voucher assistance. Mrs. Harpold will be contacting you to let you know when and what type of assistance your family will receive. This information will not be available until after Thanksgiving.     McKinney-Vento Questionnaire  The G-C school corporation is required to send out a residency form to each family once a semester. The information received will be kept confidential and will be used by the corporation’s McKinney-Vento liaison to assist with outreach to families.  We appreciate your time in completing this form. Click here to find questionnaire.   Trick or Treat for Riley   HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!   J.B.S. News October 24   E-Learning Day Two

Please make sure you have RSVP’d your child for our E-Learning Day on November 1 before the end of the day tomorrow. You can fill out the paper form that was sent home or log in to your PowerSchool account to do this.  powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us
 
PTO Meeting
The JBS PTO will hold their October meeting this evening at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
 
Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake day will occur on Tuesday, October 30 for students who were absent on Picture Day or who would like their picture retaken. Look for more information to come home with your child tomorrow.
 
Box Tops Competition
Just a reminder that Box Tops are due this Friday!
 
 
Trick or Treat for Riley
Info Attached
 
Hank’s Halloween Spooktacular
Info Attached

JBS News October 22 E-Learning Day Two Our first E-Learning day was a success. Please mark your calendars for our second E-Learning day on November 1st.  You should have received a postcard over fall break about this event.  It is extremely important that you log into your Powerschool account and complete the eLearning survey by this Wednesday, October 24.  This will help our schools know where your student will complete their school work for the day. You can click the link below to log into Powerschool.  Please feel free to call our office if you need help logging into your account.powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us JBS Book Fair Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the J.B.S. Library on October 22-26, right after Fall Break!  We’re thrilled to offer this educational experience to our students, which encourages children to get excited about books and reading.  Students will get an opportunity to visit the Book Fair during their class library time that week.  The Book Fair will also be open each day after school until 3 pm, and we’d like to invite you to our Family Night on Tuesday, October 23 from 5-7 pm.  We would love for you to visit the fair in person!  You may also shop online from October 7-27: www.scholastic.com/fair (look up our school by State/City).   If you would be interested in volunteering to help with the Book Fair, please visit https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/rNmMI6DwM. Thank you in advance for supporting this important reading event!   JBS Pacers FUNdraiser Our school has partnered with the Indiana Pacers to participate in an exciting FUNdraiser opportunity! Sell tickets to select Pacers games, win some really neat Pacers prizes, and help raise money for our school! It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or teacher, everyone can participate and have FUN at a Pacers game!   We will have our very own school night at a Pacers game with a check presentation at center court at halftime! Everyone will be together cheering on our hometown Pacers on Monday, November 19th when they take on the Utah Jazz. On this night, you’ll be able to pick up all of your prizes at the game. You could earn prizes such as:  

  • VIP Pregame Viewing
  • 2 FREE Tickets to our School Night
  • Personalized Pacers T-Shirt with your Name on the back
  • Autographed Basketball signed by the entire Pacers team

  And if you can’t make it to our school night game, we have 4 alternate games to choose from!   ORDER ONLINE: You have the option to purchase your tickets online. You can even share the offer with family and friends via social media! It will be easier than ever to sell lots of tickets and earn those prizes! Simply go to www.pacersgroups.com/jazz to purchase your tickets!   A portion of every ticket sold will help raise money for our school. The DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25th. Go Pacers!     Report Cards Quarter 1 ends on October 5th.  Report Cards will be available on October 26th @ 1:00 p.m. on your PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Contact our office if you need a paper copy.     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. HAVE A GREAT WEEK!! JBS News October 1 Fall Break G-CCSC will be out of session for Fall Break beginning on Monday, October 8th through Friday, October 19th.    We will welcome students back into the building on Monday, October 22nd.     PTO News   PTO Alternative Fundraiser Thank you to all who have sent in donations for our alternative fundraiser this year. We have heard great feedback about doing the fundraiser this way. We will accept donations at anytime throughout the year. However, if your donation was sent in by this past Friday, September 28th, your student will be getting extra recess and if applicable placed in one of the 3 raffle prize drawings. Raffle drawings will be done Monday October 1st and prizes will go home with the winning students Monday or Tuesday.   JBS Mozzi’s Night The JBS Mozzi’s benefit day will be this coming Wednesday, October 3rd at either of the Greenfield Mozzi’s locations. This benefit is good the entire day for carry out, dine in, and delivery. Flyers will be coming home with students. You can also show the digital image of the flyer on your phone. Thank you for your continued support!   Box Tops Hang onto those box tops!! We will be having a contest for the class who brings in the most during the week of October 22nd-26th.     Riley Days Flower Parade  Our 2nd and 3rd grade students will be walking in the Riley Days Parade of Flowers on Friday, October 5.  The parade will begin at 12:30. Students are encouraged to wear BLUE and GOLD on Friday. In the event of a cancellation, an announcement will be made by 11:15 am.   Report Cards Quarter 1 ends on October 5th.  Report Cards will be available on October 26th @ 1:00 p.m. on your PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Contact our office if you need a paper copy.     iLearn The new state assessment for is called iLearn (this replaces I-STEP+). 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.     HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!   JBS News September 24 Fall Break All G-CCSC schools will be out of session for Fall Break from Monday, October 8th through Friday, October 19th. We will welcome students back into the building on Monday, October 22nd.   NWEA Reports NWEA fall reports are available in PowerSchool.  Once you login, click on STUDENT PROGRESS CENTER on the left hand side of your screen.  On this screen, you will see tabs at the top of the page. Click on NWEA and select FALL 18-19 to see the most recent report.  We will take this assessment again in the winter and spring.   BUGG Club and High Flyers JBS students who maintained or increased their NWEA RIT score from last spring were recognized as BUGG Club members this week (this does not include Kindergarten as we do not have spring scores for these students—they will be eligible in the winter). Students who scored in the 90thpercentile or higher were recognized as earning High Flyer status. All BUGG Club and High Flyers Club students were given a “brag tag”. Please see the attached pictures (these pictures include BUGG and High Flyers students)!     Riley Days Flower Parade-  The Riley Days Flower Parade permission slips came home with students in second and third grade this week. The parade will take place on Friday, October 5th at 12:30pm.     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.  Also I have attached the registration form.     Blue Fusion Dance Clinic Flyer attached     G-C Cheer Clinic Flyer Attached   HAVE A GREAT WEEK!   JBS News 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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