Weekly JBS News

November 9

COVID Reminder

A reminder for our families, if any member of your household has a pending COVID-19 test, you should not send your child to school until the results of that test return negative. Thank you for helping us slow the spread!

Christmas Assistance

Christmas assistance applications are available in the JBS office. Applications are due back by Friday, November 13th. Families that need assistance may also request an application by calling the office at 317-462-4491 or emailing Miss Broadus directly at abroadus@gcsc.k12.in.us

GC Employment Opportunity

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation is in need of Instructional Assistants. All applicants must apply online to be considered: applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp

Veterans Day 

Although we will not be gathering for our traditional Veterans Day program, we would ask that our students wear red, white, and blue this Wednesday.

Parent Teacher Conferences

We appreciate the flexibility and high participation rate through the use of virtual and on-site conferences. We hope that you found them worthy of your time. Please know that we are here any time for questions, not just during conferences.

Lisa Muegge Feast of Plenty

The Hancock County 4H fairgrounds will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving Feast of Plenty Meal.  This year it is meal delivery and meal pick up only. The cost is absolutely FREE!  Please see the attached flyer for details

Toys for Tots

We will be collecting Toys for Tots until December 8th in the JBS office.

 

October 19

 

J.B.S. PTO Fundraiser

The J.B.S. PTO fall fundraiser starts today! This is an ONLINE only fundraiser. Please see the video (linked below) for more information.

Informational fliers are attached to this email as well. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: This sale is an online only sale. There will not be any brochures sent home with the students. Students must register on Paragon Promotions website for the sale (instructions on how to do this are in the attached fliers). When registering online, make sure to enter the Group ID # on the attached flyer. Once registered, send your seller ID to friends and family to begin ‘collecting’ orders. There is also an option for donations on the fundraiser website for those who prefer to donate instead of purchase. Donations can also be sent directly to the school (cash or check made out to JBS PTO in a labeled envelope) as we do not get 100% of the money donated through Paragon’s website. All purchases and donations are greatly appreciated. 

 

VIDEO LINK: 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/468772192

 

Thank you very much for supporting the JBS PTO.

 

Griffyn Beavers

JBS PTO president

 

 

J.B.S Book Fair

The JBS Library will be hosting a Scholastic book fair next week!  Flyers and order forms will be sent home with students this week.  Please see the order form for more details about this Contactless Book Fair.  Don’t forget to check out the JBS Contactless Book Fair site for pictures of additional items for sale and to link to the Virtual Scholastic Book Fair eWallet.  

 https://sites.google.com/gcsc.k12.in.us/jbsbookfair/home

 

 

Picture Retake Day

Picture retake day is next Tuesday, October 27. Simply return your original package on retake day if you would like your child to have their picture retaken. You are still able to order pictures from our original Picture Day by going to mylifetouch.com and entering code: EVTS6F68W

 

Art Supplies

Next week, students will be transitioning back to the Art room (instead of in-class Art instruction) and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from shared supplies, it would be helpful if each student had separate supplies just for Art. This is not a requirement, just a suggestion.  These supplies will remain in the art room and will only be used by your child.  A bag with their names will be provided to house their supplies, so there is no need for an additional art box or bag.  If you are able, please send the following as soon as possible:

 

  1. 8 or 10 pack of Crayola Classic Broad Markers (no skinny)
  2. 1 box of Crayola Crayons
  3. 1 Box of Crayola colored pencils

 

If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Salee at lsalee@gcsc.k12.in.us

McKenney-Vento Survey

Greenfield-Central is required under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act 42 U.S.C. 114735 to regularly gather information that can help determine students who may need assistance.  All G-C families are requested to complete the short survey found at the link below regardless of residency status.  The information provided in this survey will only be used to determine students who may need assistance based on their current housing status.  See information at the end of the survey for a description of the rights of homeless students.

 

Click HERE to access the Greenfield-Central Mckinney-Vento survey.

 

We appreciate your time in completing the survey.  Please contact Jim Bever, Greenfield-Central’s McKinney-Vento Liasion, with any questions or concerns.  He may be reached at jbever@gcsc.k12.in.us.

 

 

ADDITIONAL FLYERS ATTACHED

Trunk of Treat Event sponsored by Bradley United Methodist Church

Trick or Treat for Riley at G-CHS

Book Fair Order Form

September 21

Vaccination Clinic 

Hancock Health is offering Vaccination clinics for G-C students on Friday September 25th and Wednesday, September 30th.  Registration is required. Please see the attached flyer.  

 

September 21st – 25th is COLLEGE GO WEEK in Indiana. 

During College Go Week students around the state learn about professions, colleges and careers. Indiana is committed to ensuring all students know what options are available after high school. Research shows career awareness activities empower students to seek jobs as they get older that align with their interests and aptitude. J.B.S. will have Spirit Days Tuesday through Friday this week to go along with College Go Week. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

iPad Reminder

Just a friendly reminder to charge and return iPads daily. 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th and Thursday, November 5th from 2:45- 6:00 pm. Your child’s teacher should be reaching out to you to schedule your conference time in the coming weeks.  If you choose to come on-site for parent/teacher conferences, we ask you to observe the following procedures: 

Enter through Door 1 

Use hand sanitizer upon entering

You must have and wear a mask

Maximum of two adults present (no students or siblings, please)

Maximum conference time of 15 minutes

Please maintain 6 feet apart spacing

Sanitize hands when leaving the building 

 

Free Meals for GCCSC

The Department of Food Services has been approved for a nationwide USDA waiver to extend FREE meal benefits to all students in our school corporation.  The waiver is effective immediately and runs through December 31, 2020, or until funding is no longer available.  All students can purchase one breakfast and one lunch per day FREE OF CHARGE! Please see the attached flyer. 

 

 

GC Employment Opportunity

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporations is in need of Instructional Assistants. All applicants must apply online to be considered: applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp

 

 

2nd Annual Community Coat Drive

The Apostolic Pentecostal Church, along with Steak n’ Shake of Greenfield, will be hosting a free coat give-away on 9-19-20, 11am-2pm.  Winter coats, sizes infant to adult, along with hats and gloves, will be available.  Look for the APCGI tent set up in front of Steak n’ Shake on State Rd. 9.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

 

September 9

J.B.S. Picture Day

Picture Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9. You may order pictures online at mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: EVT9VVSMP

G-C Blood Drive

The Hancock Co. Library is hosting a Blood Drive for Greenfield-Central Schools on Monday September 14th! The Versiti Bloodmobile will be in the HCPL parking lot from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Schedule your donation HERE:  http://bit.ly/HancockLIbrary-GCSchools-BloodDrive-9-14-20

Versiti is pleased to announce that the Covid-19 antibody test will be performed on all successful blood donations as part of our standard testing!

New FDA guidelines have lifted or relaxed restrictions on previously deferred donors – to find out if you are now eligible, call 877-232-4376.

There is no substitute for the lifesaving gift of blood. It is precious. It is perishable. And the need for it is vital. Together with you, we make our communities stronger. We are a beacon of hope.

GC Employment Opportunity

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation is in need of Instructional Assistants.   All applicants must apply online to be considered: applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp

 

Hancock County Promise (KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES ONLY)

As a kindergartener, your child has the opportunity to sign up for the Hancock County Promise.  The Hancock County Promise GIVES you FREE MONEY for your child!!!  Yes, that is correct FREE MONEY for your child!!!  I know, you are thinking there is a catch….NO!!!  There is NO catch!! If you sign-up, you get a FREE CollegeChoice 529 Direct Account for your child and we will deposit $25 of free money into the account!!!  Attached is more information about the Promise.  We want 100% of kindergartener’s enrolled.

 

You can find more information about the Hancock County Promise at hancockcountypromise.org or by reviewing the Family Enrollment Guide linked HERE or the Roadmap 2020 linked HERE. How do I take advantage of this FREE money, you ask?  HERE is a link to the video of how to create your Hancock County Promise CollegeChoice 529 account.  HERE are STEP by STEP instructions.  It is very simple…it only has 6 steps to complete!

 

 

GC Juice Youth Basketball

We are having open GC JUICE youth basketball tryouts Sunday, September 13th and Tuesday, September 15th in the G-CHS Field house for any interested boy in grades 1-6. Please spread the word and check out our GC Hoops Twitter page at @CougarHoops2 for more information throughout the year! Please see attached flier. 

 

NASA and Strike Force Lanes

NASA and their partners have decided to make this year’s Strike Out Drugs event a family fun event.  It will be FREE to participate.  On Saturday, September 12, from 2 – 5 PM at Strike Force Lanes, bowling will be provided by NASA.  Everyone who attends will get 2 free games and shoes.  This event is normally our fundraiser event for NASA, Brandywine Community Church’s Celebrate Recovery Program and Hancock County D.A.R.E., but with everything that has happened in 2020, we wanted to give back to the community that has done so much for us.  We would like to provide an opportunity for families and friends to come out and enjoy some entertainment.  There will be door prizes and a lot of fun.   The event will be first come/first serve, but everyone that comes will get a chance to bowl. 

 

Strike Force Lanes and the Strike Out Drugs event will be following the required COVID related capacity restrictions and other guidelines.

 

We will have a few silent auction baskets at the event.  There is no pressure to participate in this part of the event.  All proceeds from these baskets will be donated to the Friends 4 Jessica Foundation.  Friends 4 Jessica is a foundation that helps local families (financially) who have a child going through medical issues. We hope you are all able to come out and bowl!

 

September 2

J.B.S Picture Day

Picture Day is Wednesday, September 9. Your child will bring home an order form tomorrow. You may order pictures online at mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: EVT9VVSMP

Hancock County Promise (KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES ONLY)

As a kindergartener, your child has the opportunity to sign up for the Hancock County Promise.  The Hancock County Promise GIVES you FREE MONEY for your child!!!  Yes, that is correct FREE MONEY for your child!!!  I know, you are thinking there is a catch….NO!!!  There is NO catch!! If you sign-up, you get a FREE CollegeChoice 529 Direct Account for your child and we will deposit $25 of free money into the account!!!  Attached is more information about the Promise.  We want 100% of kindergartener’s enrolled.

 

You can find more information about the Hancock County Promise at hancockcountypromise.org or by reviewing the Family Enrollment Guide linked HERE or the Roadmap 2020 linked HERE. How do I take advantage of this FREE money, you ask?  HERE is a link to the video of how to create your Hancock County Promise CollegeChoice 529 account.  HERE are STEP by STEP instructions.  It is very simple…it only has 6 steps to complete!

 

COVID-19 Update

Please see the attached document with new COVID-19 information from our G-C Corporation Nurse, Dawn Hanson.

 

 

Labor Day 

School will not be in session on Monday, September 7th. 

 

 

GC Juice Youth Basketball

We are having open GC JUICE youth basketball tryouts Sunday, September 13th and Tuesday, September 15th in the G-CHS Field house for any interested boy in grades 1-6. Please spread the word and check out our GC Hoops Twitter page at @CougarHoops2 for more information throughout the year! Please see attached flier. 

 

August 17, 202

iPad Insurance:

iPad insurance may be purchased online using  www.ezschoolpay.com. You may also send in a check to the school office. The cost is $35.00. 

 

Cougar Cubs Preschool

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation’s preschool program, Cougar Cubs Preschool, has openings for the 2020-2021 school year at JB Stephens Elementary School.  Children must be three years old in order to attend.  We have openings available for: preschool only, extended care, and half-day.  We accept CCDF vouchers for tuition.

 

Preschool Only (8AM-2PM)

G-C Staff Members: $100/week

Non-Staff Members: $125/week

 

Extended Care (7AM-4:30PM)

G-C Staff Members: $125/week

Non-Staff Members: $150/week

 

Half Day (Monday-Thursday, 7:20-10:20 AM or 11AM-2PM)

G-C Staff Members: $50/week

Non-Staff Members: $60/week

 

To apply, please visit this link: Preschool ApplicationFor more information, please contact Alisha Savage at 317-462-4491, extension 41212, or asavage@gcsc.k12.in.us, or view our Preschool Handbook via the Cougar Cubs Preschool tab on the G-C school district website.

 

COVID Information 

  • Per the Indiana State Department of Health, a negative COVID-19 test result is not accepted as a return to school/work if someone is experiencing one or more COVID-19 symptom(s).  
  • A direct contact MUST self-quarantine at home for 14 days.  A doctor’s note or a negative test will not permit the student/staff to return earlier than the date originally given. 
  • In order to return to school/work prior to the 10 day quarantine, a physician or nurse practitioner must provide written documentation stating an alternative diagnosis OR he/she believes symptoms are not COVID-19 related OR doctor or nurse practitioner gives an earlier date to return.
  • If someone in a household is experiencing one or more COVID-19 symptoms and is tested for COVID-19, all those living in the same home should stay home until test results are received.
  • When reporting an absence due to an illness, please report the symptom(s) student/staff is experiencing.

 

Attendance Change                                                                                                      

If your student is asked to stay home for 10 days by the Clinic, which is following CDC guidelines, he/she will be coded in PowerSchool attendance as VIRT- COV — Virtual Temporary due to COVID -19. This is the coding that the Indiana Department of Education has asked us to use. This coding DOES NOT mean that your student has been moved to our corporation’s virtual program

 

Please understand that only staff members see this information. Also, it does not necessarily mean that your student has COVID-19, it just means that your student is absent due to a COVID-19 situation.

 

If your student is sent home for 10 days, his/her teacher will be reaching out to you so that your child can stay connected and working while they are gone.

 

VIRTUAL STUDENTS                                                                                                      

We hope your year is off to a great start. A few things we wanted to be sure to pass along:

  • Mr. Matt Davis, Virtual Program Coordinator, is working to arrange school photos for you later this fall.
  • If you have questions about the virtual program, you need to contact Mr. Davis (mdavis@gcsc.k12.in.us) as he is overseeing the program.

 

 

GC Juice Youth Basketball

We are having open GC JUICE youth basketball tryouts Sunday, September 13th and Tuesday, September 15th in the G-CHS Field house for any interested boy in grades 1-6. Please spread the word and check out our GC Hoops Twitter page at @CougarHoops2 for more information throughout the year! Please see attached flier. 

 

Lunch Accounts

Greenfield-Central is once again using www.ezschoolpay.com to put lunch money in your child’s lunch account (there is a small fee and you will need your child’s student number found on Powerschool).   If you send money with your child please place it in an envelope or baggie in their take home folder.  Make sure student and teacher’s names  are listed.  Please be sure to keep your child’s lunch account in good standing.  Additionally, our cafeteria computer system does not have the capabilities to put a “block” on student lunch accounts for purchasing extra lunch items.  You will want to make sure to have a conversation with your student about buying extras. 

 

Book Rental: 

Book Rental can be paid online using www.ezschoolpay.com. You may also send in a check to the school office. Please  make checks payable to J.B. Stephens Elementary. 

August 10, 2020

NWEA

Our Kindergarten through 3rd grade students will begin NWEA math and reading assessments this week.  We use these formative assessments to help inform our instructional decisions and identify interventions for the need of our students. 

G-C Profile of a Graduate 

Each month your student will hear morning messages discussing one of the G-C profile of a graduate traits.  This month we are focusing on TEAMWORK.  

iPad Insurance:

iPad insurance may be purchased online using  www.ezschoolpay.com. You may also send in a check to the school office. Please write “iPad Insurance” in the memo line. The cost is $35.00. 

School Safety: 

A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the classroom response to an incident at school. Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff and administration. J.B.S. will hold its first fire drill this week. Please review our procedures for fire drills with your children after we hold this drill.

iPads: 

All J.B.S. students will bring home their devices nightly starting this week. Please plan to have a system to safely store, charge, and return devices ready for learning each day. Please do not change passwords to the device or student applications.

Lunch Accounts

Greenfield-Central is once again using www.ezschoolpay.com to put lunch money in your child’s lunch account (there is a small fee and you will need your child’s student number found on Powerschool).   If you send money with your child please place it in an envelope or baggie in their take home folder.  Make sure student and teacher’s names  are listed.  Please be sure to keep your child’s lunch account in good standing.  Additionally, our cafeteria computer system does not have the capabilities to put a “block” on student lunch accounts for purchasing extra lunch items.  You will want to make sure to have a conversation with your student about buying extras. 

Book Rental: 

Book Rental can be paid online using www.ezschoolpay.com. You may also send in a check to the school office. Please  make checks payable to J.B. Stephens Elementary. 

Library Safety Procedures

Please see the attached flyer from our librarian, Mrs. Lawson.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

 

July 26

J.B. Stephens Elementary

Updates 

We would like to welcome everyone back to the 2020-2021 school year.  We hope you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to returning.  Please read through this email and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the office at (317) 462-4491. 

 

Start Date, Classlists, and Meet Your Teacher Night 

· Students will return to school on Thursday, July 30th, either in person or via the virtual school program. 

· You can see who your child’s teacher will be this year by logging into the Powerschool Parent Portal. I appreciate your patience and understanding this year with the delay. 

· Meet Your Teacher Night- For Grades 1-3 will not occur in person this school year.  All teachers have been asked to complete this event virtually.  You should receive something from your child’s teacher  on Wednesday, July 29th. 

 

Arrival and Dismissal

· Buses- Students will be dismissed at intervals to create space between groups as they enter the building and move to their classrooms.  Masks should remain on until teachers give students the all clear in the classroom.  

· Car Rider Line- PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED JBS ARRIVAL DISMISSAL MAP. Students may be dropped off starting at 7:25AM.

· All parents must use the car rider line for student pick up and drop off.  Walking students to the front door during arrival or dismissal will not be permitted. 

· The entrance for the car rider line will remain at the same location. . 

 

School Day 

· 7:45 AM-2:00PM 

 

 Cafeteria 

· School lunch prices for 2020-2021 K-6 Lunch- $2.85 Student Breakfast- $1.75

· Grab and Go Breakfast from 7:25- 7:40 AM 

· Students will eat breakfast in the classroom.

· Lunch will be served in the cafeteria. Students will be seated facing the same direction and spaced out from their neighbor.  Students will eat in the same assigned area and assigned seat daily. 

· No visitors will be allowed to join students for lunch

 

Recess

· Students will be able to utilize the playground/recess area during the school day.  Students will have at least one recess per day. 

· Students will sanitize their hands before going outside to play and again upon entrance into the building. 

· Masks will not be required at recess. If a student would like to wear their mask at recess, they will be allowed to do so. 

· Students are not to bring their own recess equipment from home this year. 

 

Water Bottles

· Students are asked to bring a water bottle from home to use during the day.  We will not have use of our water fountains; however a bottle filling station will be used for students to replenish their water bottles. 

 

Safety

· Safety is our top priority at Greenfield-Central. 

· Desk will be spaced out 3-6 ft. and students will face the same direction. 

· The corporation has purchased a mask for each student and staff member. Masks must be worn in hallways and common areas inside the building. 

· Students should have a mask with them at all times. We have purchased an eyeglass holder that students will be able to use at school so masks can be readily available. 

· Masks may be worn during whole group instruction when social distancing cannot occur.

· Hand Sanitizer stations will be located in each classroom and various common areas in the building.  

· Cleaning of high touch surfaces will be completed more frequently during the day. 

· Visitors to the office will be asked to call ahead or make an appointment. 

· Office visitors will be required to wear a mask. 

· Students who arrive late to school or arrive mid-day due to an appointment will be received at the main entry and must be walked to the door by an adult for check-in.

 

Related Arts 

· Art and Music will be provided in the classroom.

· Gym will either be held outside or in our gym.

· Students will be going to the library.  

 

Field Trips 

· Field trips will not be scheduled for the 1st semester.  

 

Textbook Rental

· Textbook Rental: We would like to remind you that book rental payment is due no later than the first day of school. If you are on deferred payment, then the due date will be September 13th this year. Traditionally, we have collected this during open house. Therefore, if you did not pay during online registration, please feel free to send with your child on the first day of school.  Label an envelope with student name and TEXTBOOK RENTAL. 

 

Medical Information 

· Please check the link for the latest on immunization, medical plan information as well as updated COVID-19 information.

 

Medication Drop-Off 

· Medications may be brought into the school clinic from 8am-3pm on Tuesday, July 28th and Wednesday, July 29th, by a parent/guardian who is listed in PowerSchool as a contact for the student.

· The person bringing in medication will be required to wear a cloth face covering while in the clinic and practice social distancing. We kindly ask that only the person bringing in medication and the student taking the medication, if so desired, come into the clinic during drop-off.

· Medication must be accompanied by the appropriate form, and the form must be complete and accurate for the medication to be accepted. Medication forms can be found on the GCCSC website at GC Health Services.

· Health assistants will not be present in school clinics until July 28th. Questions should be directed to the corporation nurse at dhanson@gcsc.k12.in.us.

 

iPads 

· Students should bring their devices on the first day of school.  If you have a charger that you requested for your student please return those on the first day of school as well.

 

Ride 360 App 

· G-C parents and students can access their bus stop location, route, and pick up time on the Traversa Ride 360 mobile app. Please see the attached document for more information! 

 

YMCA

·  YMCA After School Care: Click here to register 

 

May 18 

Device Return 

As a district we continue to adhere to the guidance of the governor and the state department of education.  Under their direction, buildings remain closed to non-essential activity through June 30th.  Until further guidance is issued, devices will remain with students planning to return to G-C in  2020-2021.  Updates will be issued through email to our families. If you do not plan to attend GC schools next year, you can arrange for device return by emailing support@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

Student Items

G-C schools will continue to meet the requirement for buildings to remain closed.  At this time, non-essential items will remain secured in the building.  When arrangements to pick up items are made, our families will be notified. 

 

  

3rd Grade Families

If you have a 3rd grader, please fill out this form to tell us where your student will attend school next year. 

Parents – Where will your 3rd grader attend school next year?

 

3rd Grade Students

 Mrs. Tilley at Maxwell Intermediate School wanted to share some information about the Maxwell Spell Bowl team.  Please see that attached PDF for more information.  If you have more questions you can email Mrs. Tilley at atilley@gcsc.k12.in.us.

 

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

We are excited to announce online kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year!  At Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation, we understand the importance of developing young learners, and our teachers cannot wait to meet the Cougar Class of 2033!  Until we can make decisions for onsite Kindergarten Open House events, please click here for a peek inside the opportunities awaiting your kindergartener at G-C.  

 

The link for registration can be found on our G-C CSC website.  

Food Service: Meal Kits

This Monday will be the final Meal Kit pick-up. 

 

Nameless Creek Youth Camp 

PIN Camp directors and Nameless Creek Youth Camp board of directors agreed not to host the 2020 Plug Into Nature Camp. 

 

Summer Reading through the Hancock County Public Library 

Everyone is invited to join the Hancock County Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge! 

 

Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge on our website hcplibrary.org beginning June 1.

 

Kids receive a paperback book and a surprise after reading 5 hours and teens receive a paperback book after reading 10 hours. Every hour they read and log through August 1 earns them an entry to a prize drawing of their choice. 

 

Sign up for our newsletter to receive information about the library’s fun weekly programs and activities on our Facebook page. Upcoming virtual programs include Daniel Lusk Magic Show, Amazon John, Madcap Puppets, and ComedySportz. In addition, DIY craft videos and take-home crafts will be available.

 

Your student has a digital library card number that can be found in their school portal. Curbside pick-up is available as of May 18. Check out e-materials through Overdrive and Hoopla to keep reading all summer long.

 

May 4 

3rd Grade Students and Families

Maxwell Intermediate School teacher, Mrs. Tilley, wanted to share some information about the Maxwell Spell Bowl team for next year’s 4th Graders.  There is an opportunity next year for you to  join the Spell Bowl team.  Please see that attached PDF for more information.  If you have more questions, you can email Mrs. Tilley at atilley@gcsc.k12.in.us.

 

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

We are excited to announce online kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year!  At Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation, we understand the importance of developing young learners and our teachers cannot wait to meet the Cougar Class of 2033!  Until we can make decisions for onsite Kindergarten Open House events,please click here for a peek inside the opportunities awaiting your kindergartener at G-C.  

 

The link for registration can be found on our G-C CSC website.  

Food Service: Meal Kits

Meal Kits will continue to be given out in May.  Grab and Go meals will be distributed on May 4, 11, and 18. Please see the attached flyer for more information on this opportunity for G-C families.

 

 

Camp Invention 

Do your kids need something to look forward to this summer? Camp Invention is coming to J.B. Stephens Elementary on July 13-17!  Watch this Camp Invention 2020 video to get a preview of what students will experience.  The National Inventors Hall of Fame also compiled this At Home STEM Activity Guide for families.

 

We now have $100 scholarships available to help families send their children to camp! A huge thanks goes out to our community partners: Hancock Health, Duke Energy and Greenfield-Central School Foundation. Complete this Camp Invention Scholarship Form to receive scholarship support. (If we have to cancel or change camp dates, full refunds will be issued to parents.)

 

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Leliaert at lleliaert@gcsc.k12.in.us or Krista Steeno at ksteeno@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

 

Tech Support

If you need tech support for your child’s device, please send an email to support@gcsc.k12.in.us stating the student’s name, school, and tech issue. The tech department will respond by Google Meet, email, phone, or possibly appointment, if the issue cannot be fixed remotely.

 

 

BeWellIndiana 

State of Indiana — On April 27, Governor announced the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has launched a new website, BeWellIndiana.org, that will provide Hoosiers with free mental health resources that have been vetted by experts. The site is designed to help with the increase in anxiety, depression and other mental health issues caused by the pandemic, including both first-time issues as well as pre-existing mental health concerns.

Initially, BeWellIndiana.org will focus on the various mental health challenges due to #COVID19, but will continue to evolve as a resource beyond the current crisis.

Hoosiers can visit BeWellIndiana.org to find trusted resources curated by FSSA’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction, including information ranging from coping mechanisms, crisis counseling, how to self-monitor for signs of stress, domestic violence resources, substance use disorder and recovery, and tips for helping children, youth and teens. Videos featuring medical experts, persons in recovery and other practicing Indiana clinicians addressing specific mental health topics are also available on the site.

It is imperative that we recognize how our mental health is affected by this pandemic.BeWellIndiana.org is a reflection of the care and concern our fellow Hoosiers have for one another.

To help individuals and families cope during this time, there are resources and recommendations ranging from homeschooling tips, ways to work from home, information on coping with a job loss, and addressing medical questions and concerns. The site also includes resources for Hoosiers seeking help with insurance, unemployment, child care, food insecurity, and more. Experts agree that one of the best ways to cope throughout this crisis is by staying informed and taking care of yourself and others as safely as possible.

 

April 13

J.B.S Student and Family Support Document—ATTACHED

The attached document provides information on how to obtain support in a variety of areas from our school district and community. A huge thank you to our G-C Counselors and Social Workers for helping to put this together!

Camp Invention 

Do your kids need something to look forward to this summer? Camp Invention is coming to J.B. Stephens Elementary on July 13-17!  Watch this Camp Invention 2020 video to get a preview of what students will experience.  The National Inventors Hall of Fame also compiled this At Home STEM Activity Guide for families.

 

We now have $100 scholarships available to help families send their children to camp! A huge thanks goes out to our community partners: Hancock Health, Duke Energy and Greenfield-Central School Foundation. Complete this Camp Invention Scholarship Form to receive scholarship support. (If we have to cancel or change camp dates, full refunds will be issued to parents.)

 

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Leliaert at lleliaert@gcsc.k12.in.us or Krista Steeno at ksteeno@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

 

Quarter 3 Report Cards

Quarter 3 grade reports for Greenfield-Central students grades K-8 are now available.  Please login to the Powerschool Parent Portal and click on the “Student Progress Center” icon in the menu bar on the left side of the screen.  This screen includes directions to view the report card, send a message to the child’s teacher, and request technical assistance. 

 

 

Tech Support

If you need tech support for your child’s device, please send an email to support@gcsc.k12.in.us stating the student’s name, school, and tech issue. The tech department will respond by Google Meet, email, phone, or possibly appointment, if the issue cannot be fixed remotely.

 

Medication Pick Up 

 

If your student has medication stored in a Greenfield-Central school clinic, we are providing you with one final opportunity to collect it for home use. See below for details.

 

Who? Any GC student who has medication stored in a school clinic.

 

What? Medication Pick Up Details

 

When? Wednesday, April 15th, from 11am-1pm

 

Where? Greenfield-Central High School, Door 37 (east gym door under WRGF sign)

 

How? Complete the Medication Pick Up Google Form found athttps://forms.gle/rS7y24TTp6TVjesM8 no later than 12pm on Tuesday, April 14th. Photo ID is required to collect medication. This will be curbside pickup only. Please remain in your vehicle and pull forward when it is your turn to speak with a staff member. When your vehicle arrives at Door 37, a staff member will greet you, get your student’s name, check your photo ID, and return with your student’s medication.

 

Email health@gcsc.k12.in.us with questions, but the Google Form must be completed to pick up medication. 

 

Medication not picked up during this predetermined time period will be discarded via the corporation’s routine disposal process as medications are not stored in buildings when students and staff are not present.

Information from the Hancock County Public Library

  • WiFi: the Hancock County Public Library has extended their Wifi into the parking lot of the library here in Greenfield. Feel free to use this service as you social distance.
  • Students have a digital library card and can access all of our online resources athttps://hcplibrary.org/.
  • Click on the Online Resources, Reference and Research, Teens, and Kids tabs to see everything available.
  • Librarians are available Monday – Friday on our instant message chat from 12-5 p.m. to answer your questions.

 

March 27

 

I hope that this email finds you and your family safe and well.  I also hope that your family has found some ways to enjoy the time together over Spring Break.  

 

As we prepare for several weeks of eLearning, we wanted to share with you a few updates.  As new information becomes available, we will continue to use email, social media, and teacher messaging apps to communicate with you.

 

Finally, please share with your children that we have missed them and are excited to connect with them again on Tuesday.  

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

eLearning Schedule

This coming week teachers will communicate an instructional plan and a schedule of office hours to you. Please be patient with them as we work to provide access to learning opportunities for students and families. Your teachers will be available during office hours and on email and messaging apps that they already use to deliver information and content.

Monday (3/30/20) will be a waiver day for students so there will be no lessons or learning opportunities sent to families. Beginning on Tuesday, March 31 through Friday, April 3, teachers will push out learning opportunities to families each day and be available for identified office hours.

Beginning the week of April 6, new learning opportunities will be made available for students and families on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. No new content/opportunities will be pushed out on Wednesdays, but teachers will maintain office hours that will be communicated to you by your teacher.

I have attached the eLearning schedule for the next five weeks.

 

 

Parking Lot Grab and Go Meal Kits

G-C will offer free meal kits this coming Monday, March 30. Pick up sites are J.B. Stephens Elementary and G-C Jr. High. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Tech Support Clinic

The Tech department will have a “drive through clinic” at GCHS for parents who need chargers, device swaps etc., or for devices that may have become broken or non- functional over break. They will host the clinic at the main Greenfield-Central High School entrance on Monday from 1-3pm. Please follow the instructions when you arrive.

 

Quarter 3 Report Cards

There has been a slight adjustment to the Q3 Report Cards Reporting Schedule. These will now be posted to the Parent Portal on Monday, April 6, 2020.

 

Delayed Event 

Information on rescheduled events will be made available at a later time. Thank you for your patience.

  • Kindergarten Round Up 

 

Cancelled Events 

  • Onsite learning until May 1, 2020
  • Standardized testing: IREAD, ILEARN and IAM (local assessments such as NWEA and weekly tests will be decided later)
  • JBS Spring Book Fair
  • YMCA Afterschool Care Programs

 

 

 

February 24

All Pro Dad

J.B. Stephens Elementary will hold its first ever All Pro Dad breakfast on Friday, March 6 at 6:45 a.m. This free breakfast will occur on the first Friday of each month. All Pro Dad provides an opportunity for Dads to spend quality time with their children that will strengthen  their relationship, as well as benefit their child’s school and the entire community. To RSVP for this first All Pro  Dad event, please use this link: http://www.allprodadsday.com/chapters/12024

 

 

Chocolate Bunny Fundraiser

The World’s Finest Chocolate bunny and chocolate almonds fundraiser continues through this Friday, February 28. If you have questions, please contact Audrey Atkinson at aatkinson@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

Camp Invention @ J.B. Stephens Elementary—July 13-17

Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Elevate! Campers in grades K-6 will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth’s ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities inspiring children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas. Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code SUM25 to save $25 (expires 3/31) or SUM15 to save $15 (expires 5/12).

 

Yearbook Order Information

The yearbook order deadline for online orders only  has been extended to March 8. To order online, please visit ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Use the yearbook ID code 1188420.

 

 

February 3

eLearning Day

Just a reminder to families that we have a planned eLearning day next Wednesday, February 5th. All buildings will be CLOSED. Students will be at home doing their assigned work on this day while teachers and staff participate in professional development.  

 

 

Library Reading Challenge

The JBS Library will be hosting a reading challenge during the month of February.  Students in grades K-3 have the opportunity to complete fun reading activities over the course of the month.  Completing 15 or more activities earns students a prize.  In addition, completing all 20 earns students an entry into the grand prize drawing.  One grand prize will be awarded per grade level.  Check your student’s folder for their tracking sheet.  All completed tracking sheets must be returned by Wednesday, March 4th.  Happy reading!

 

 

Girls on the Run—3rd Grade Girls

Girls on the Run is an after school program for 3rd Grade girls. Twice per week for 10 weeks girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained and caring coaches lead participants through interactive lessons and running activities. No girl is turned away. Information for financial assistance is provided when registering. The season ends with a noncompetitive 5K event. Please see the attached flyer and consent form for more information. 

Yearbook Order Information

Yearbooks are on sale until February 21. If you need a new order form, please email our secretary, Mrs. Kellams, at pkelllams@gcsc.k12.in.us or call our office. You may also order your yearbooks online at ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Use the yearbook ID code 1188420.

 

 

January 27

From the JBS P.T.O.

  • Please turn in Candy Gram order forms and money by Monday, January 27.
  • The JBS Mozzi’s Night is this Wednesday, January 29th. You will need to present the flyer for the proceeds to come back to our PTO.
  • The JBS Domino’s Night will be Wednesday, February 5. A flyer will come home this week.

Yearbook Order Information

Yearbooks are on sale until February 21. If you need a new order form, please email our secretary, Mrs. Kellams, at pkelllams@gcsc.k12.in.us or call our office. You may also order your yearbooks online at ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Use the yearbook ID code 1188420.

eLearning Day

Just a reminder to families that we have a planned eLearning day on February 5th. All buildings will be CLOSED. Students will be at home doing their assigned work on this day while teachers and staff participate in professional development.  

‘NO COLD FEET’ SHOE RECYCLING CHALLENGE

We will be collecting shoes January 27-31 for the benefit of ChangingFootprints.com. Please bring any style, type, size of shoe including boots, high heels, etc. 

Changing Footprints will distribute shoes as needed. Unusable shoes will be ground into playground mulch. The class bringing in the most pairs of shoes wins a recycled plastic sports water bottle. 

Kindergarten Round-Up 

Kindergarten Round-Up for students who will attend kindergarten during the 2020-21 school year will take place on Thursday, April 9 from 3-7pm at J.B Stephens Elementary.  The kindergarten round-up flyer is attached to this email.

 

 

January 20 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School  

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation will be out of session for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20th.  We look forward to seeing all of our students back on Tuesday, January 21st.  

 

Yearbook Order Information

Yearbooks are on sale until February 21. If you need a new order form, please email our secretary, Mrs. Kellams, at pkelllams@gcsc.k12.in.us or call our office. You may also order your yearbooks online at ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Use the yearbook ID code 1188420.

 

JBS Movie Night—Friday, January 24

Please see the attached flyer for more information. A hard copy of this RSVP flyer will come home with all students on Tuesday.

 

eLearning Day

Just a reminder to families that we have a planned eLearning day on February 5th. All buildings will be CLOSED. Students will be at home doing their assigned work on this day while teachers and staff participate in professional development.  

 

Report Cards and NWEA Winter Reports

Report cards and winter NWEA reports are now available in PowerSchool. Once you have logged into your account, go to Student Progress Report to view report cards and NWEA winter reports. If you are needing extra support, please call the office or contact your child’s teacher.  powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us 

 

‘NO COLD FEET’ SHOE RECYCLING CHALLENGE

We will be collecting shoes January 27-31 for the benefit of ChangingFootprints.com. Please bring any style, type, size of shoe including boots, high heels, etc. 

Changing Footprints will distribute shoes as needed. Unusable shoes will be ground into playground mulch. The class bringing in the most pairs of shoes wins a recycled plastic sports water bottle. 

 

 

Kindergarten Round-Up 

Kindergarten Round-Up for students who will attend kindergarten during the 2020-21 school year will take place on Thursday, April 9 from 3-7pm at J.B Stephens Elementary.  The kindergarten round-up flyer is attached to this email.

 

January 13

Report Cards and NWEA Winter Reports

Report cards and winter NWEA reports are now available in PowerSchool.   Once you have logged into your account, go to Student Progress Report to view report cards and NWEA winter reports. If you are needing extra support please call our office or contact your child’s teacher. powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us 

 

Movie Night—January 24

JBS will host a Movie Night on January 24 from 6-8pm. This date is different than what was listed on the Master Calendar I shared with you at the beginning of the year. A Movie Night RSVP flyer will be sent home this coming Friday.

 

PTO Meeting

The JBS PTO will hold their January meeting this Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30pm in our Library.

 

Info for Second Grade Parents Only

All second graders will have the opportunity to participate in a Kids Fit Program sponsored by E.A.T. (Elite Athletic Trend) on Fridays during the months of January and February. More info will be coming home with your child this week. Students must return the waiver form to participate.

 

Lunch Menu 

Our updated lunch menu is attached

 

Lacrosse 

Please see the attached flyers for information on a Lacrosse clinic and spring league.

 

‘NO COLD FEET’ SHOE RECYCLING CHALLENGE

We will be collecting shoes January 27-31 for the benefit of ChangingFootprints.com. Please bring any style, type, size of shoe including boots, high heels, etc. Changing Footprints will distribute shoes as needed. Unusable shoes will be ground into playground mulch. The class bringing in the most pairs of shoes wins a recycled plastic sports water bottle. 



Parent Volunteers

Our volunteer profile form is available for the 19-20 school year. A reminder you have to be approved to work as a classroom volunteer and to chaperone field trips.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

 

Dec. 9

No Movie Night on December 13

The JBS school calendar sent out at the beginning of the school year listed a Movie Night on December 13. We will need to cancel this event due to Toys for Tots needing our cafeteria to set up for their toy distribution the next day. Our next scheduled Movie Night is Friday, January 17. Thank you for your understanding!

 

Grinch for Good Week—December 16-20

JBS will once again be having a Grinch for Good week the week before Winter Break. In addition to a food drive, students will have the opportunity to participate in holiday dress-up days. More information about this fun week will be coming home this week, but we wanted to give you a chance to start preparing your outfits, so here is a list of dress up days:

 

Monday, December 16th: Who-Hair

Wear crazy hair like you live in Whoville

Tuesday, December 17th: Under the Tree  

Dress as a tree or gift – lights, ornaments, gift wrap, bows, etc.

Wednesday, December 18th: Holiday Character

Dress as your favorite holiday character – Grinch, Santa, elf, snowman, etc.

Thursday, December 19th: Pajama Day  

Wear your comfiest pajamas

Friday, December 20th: Ugly/Festive Sweater

Wear your ugliest or most festive holiday sweater, vest or t-shirt

 

 

Winter Break

Greenfield-Central School Corporation will observe Winter Break from Monday, December 23  through Friday, January 3th. School will resume on Monday, January 6th.

 

Parent Volunteers

Our volunteer profile form is available for the 19-20 school year. You have to be approved to work as a classroom volunteer and to chaperone field trips.

 

Dec. 2

NWEA Schedule 

We will begin our middle of the year assessment for NWEA the week we return from Thanksgiving Break.  Please emphasize the importance of this assessment to your child and make sure they receive a good night’s sleep and breakfast during the testing window. Thank you!

 

Body Boundaries

We are currently working to reschedule our Body Boundaries program.    Please continue to check the JBS News for a makeup date. 

 

Toys for Tots

We will be collecting Toys for Tots until December 6th.  We have a box right inside our office if you wish to bring in donations. 

 

Holiday Bazaar 

Greenfield-Central High School will be sponsoring a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 7th from 8:30-3:30.  Please see the attached flyer for more details. 

 

Meet and Greet with Drey Jamison 

The Greenfield Youth Baseball Association Booster Club is excited to offer an opportunity to meet Drey Jamison.  Drey, a 2017 Greenfield-Central Graduate, was drafted in 2019 in the 1st round by the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks. The Meet and Greet is Saturday December, 28 from 1-3 pm in the GC Auditorium.  Students of Greenfield-Central tickets are free of charge. All other tickets are $10. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

 

November 18

eLearning Day—November 19, 2019

All G-C schools will have an eLearning Day on Tuesday, November 19.  All Greenfield-Central Schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 19th. This is an added eLearning Day.  It was not on the original school corporation calendar. Office hours will be from 11:45-2:45. For Tech Support on the eLearning Day, please call (317) 477-4111 to speak with our Help Desk. 

 

 

PTO Carnival

The J.B.S. PTO will be sponsoring their annual carnival this Friday, November 22 from 6 – 8:30pm. In addition to games and bounce houses, a silent auction, cake walk, vendor area, and food will be offered.

 

Hat Day—Friday, November 22

Students may choose to bring in $1 to wear a hat to school on Friday. Proceeds from our Hat Day will be given to the Lisa Muegge Feast of Plenty to help support their efforts to feed our community on Thanksgiving Day.

 

 

Thanksgiving Break

Greenfield-Central School Corporation will observe Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29.  School will resume on Monday, December 2nd. 

 

Body Boundaries

We are currently working to reschedule our Body Boundaries program.    Please continue to check the JBS News for a makeup date. 

 

Toys for Tots

We will be collecting Toys for Tots until December 6th.  We have a box right inside our office if you wish to place any donations for Toys for Tots. 

 

 

Lisa Muegge Feast of Plenty 2019

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!  

 

 

Flyers Attached

Feast of Plenty

Indoor Soccer League

 

November 11

JBS Movie Night—Friday, November 15

J.B. Stephens will be hosting a Movie Night this coming Friday, November 15 from 6-8pm. This event is for JBS K-3 students only. I have attached an RSVP flyer. These flyers will be coming home with all students tomorrow. Parents must accompany their children into the school through Door 2 to sign them in Friday evening (and then sign them out at the end of the event). Students who return their RSVP form (with money) by this Thursday, November 14, will be entered into a drawing for a special door prize. 

E-Learning Day—November 19, 2019

All G-C schools will have an E-Learning Day on Tuesday, November 19. This is an added E-Learning Day. It was not on the original school corporation calendar. The attached letter from Dr. Olin outlines the reasons for this change.

Holiday Assistance

It is that time of year again! the Hancock County Christmas Connection is here for holiday assistance. If you feel that your family is in need of holiday assistance please reach out to the school counselor, Miss Broadus via email abroadus@gcsc.k12.in.usso she can send a paper application home with your student. Applications will become available on Monday, October 28. Applications have to be returned to Miss Broadus no later than Friday, November 15th. This process will be used to match families with a variety of resources available in Hancock County. Depending on family need and resources available, families may be assisted through a donor program (where a family is “sponsored” for the holidays) or a community service group program (assistance provided according to service group guidelines). We aim to serve every family in need of assistance.

Veterans’ Day Program

J.B. Stephens Elementary will host our Veterans’ Day program on Monday, November 11 at 10:30am.   We welcome our Veterans and families in for this program. We anticipate that our program will last for 30 minutes.  Please have students wear red, white, and blue in honor of our Veterans.

 

November 4

PTO Fundraiser Pick-Up

The Paragon fundraiser pick-up will be in the cafeteria this Wednesday, November 6th from 6-7:30 pm. Please enter Door 2 (by the cafeteria) to pick up your items.

 

Holiday Assistance

It is that time of year again! the Hancock County Christmas Connection is here for holiday assistance. If you feel that your family is in need of holiday assistance please reach out to the school counselor, Miss Broadus via email abroadus@gcsc.k12.in.usso she can send a paper application home with your student. Applications will become available on Monday, October 28. Applications have to be returned to Miss Broadus no later than Friday, November 15th. This process will be used to match families with a variety of resources available in Hancock County. Depending on family need and resources available, families may be assisted through a donor program (where a family is “sponsored” for the holidays) or a community service group program (assistance provided according to service group guidelines). We aim to serve every family in need of assistance.

Body Boundaries

Body Boundaries program will be presented at J.B. Stephens in the classrooms on Tuesday, November 19. Social workers from Kids Talk, with expertise in the area of child abuse prevention, will present the program in our school. Trained mental health professionals will be on site at the school during the program to speak with any children who express safety concerns after the presentation. Per Indiana law, any disclosures of suspected child abuse and neglect must be reported to the Department of Child Services hotline.

 

If you do not want your child to participate in Body Boundaries, you MUST complete an opt-out form. Please contact Miss Broadus, our School Counselor, for a copy of this form. All opt-out forms must be returned to the school office by Monday, November 18.

 

We invite you to attend a corporation-wideinformational parent night on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the J.B. Stephens Elementary School library. Ms. Julie Coon, Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator with Kids Talk, will provide a preview of the Body Boundariesprogram and answer any questions you might have regarding the program. Please join us for this preview opportunity to learn more about the information that will be presented to your children.

 

Veterans’ Day Program

J.B. Stephens Elementary will host our Veterans’ Day program on Monday, November 11 at 10:30am.   We welcome our Veterans and families in for this program. We anticipate that our program will last for 30 minutes.  Please have students wear red, white, and blue in honor of our Veterans. 

 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our second evening of Parent Teacher Conferences will occur this Thursday, November 7.  Please email your child’s teacher or call the front office if you still need to schedule a time. 

 

eLearning Day—NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7

All buildings will be CLOSED on the planned eLearning days November 7th and February 5th. Students will be at home doing their assigned work.  Students will not be in the buildings. Instead they will be doing their learning from home, via online lessons delivered through Google Classroom, Dojo, or Seesaw; while Teachers have their Professional Development at school. There will be opportunities for families to arrange child care through the Boys and Girls Club. 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 wi-fi 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 office hours to communicate with families.  More information will be coming about office hour times. 

For more information regarding G-C eLearning Days,  please visit

http://bit.do/gcelearn 

 

eLearning Day Childcare available at the Boys & Girls Club

Childcare is available for the upcoming eLearning Day on November 7th at the Boys and Girls Club. They only have 100 spots available. This isopen to members and nonmembers.   Members are free and nonmembers cost would be $15.  The day will be focused on the eLearning assignments.  If you are interested in receiving details, please call 317-296-4242.

 

October 28

Grandparents’ Week

J.B. Stephens Elementary extends a special invitation for Grandparents to visit and eat lunch with their Grandchildren this week (October 28 – November 1). Below is some important information for this special week:

➢   We will have a person to greet and register visitors at door 2 NEAR OUR CAFETERIA from 10:10-12:05.  

➢   PLEASE ENTER USING DOOR 2.  Each entrance to the building is labeled with a door number.

➢   If Grandparents choose to purchase a school lunch, the cost is $3.40. Exact change or small bills would be appreciated.

➢   The Book Fair will be open during lunch if grandparents want to visit with their grandchildren.

➢  Lunch times for this week are as follows:  Kdg- 10:20, 1st Gr- 10:55, 2nd Gr- 11:30, and 3rd Gr- 12:05. Please note these times differ from our normal lunch schedule.

Picture ReTake Day—Tuesday, October 29

Please see attached flyer for details.

Veterans’ Day Program

J.B. Stephens Elementary will host our Veterans’ Day program on Monday, November 11 at 10:30am.   We welcome our Veterans and families in for this program. We anticipate that our program will last for 30 minutes.  Please have students wear red, white, and blue in honor of our Veterans. 

 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will occur on Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, November 7.   Please email your child’s teacher or call the front office if you still need to schedule a time. 

 

eLearning Day

All buildings will be CLOSED on the planned eLearning days November 7th and February 5th. Students will be at home doing their assigned work.  Students will not be in the buildings. Instead they will be doing their learning from home, via online lessons delivered through Google Classroom, Dojo, or Seesaw; while Teachers have their Professional Development at school. There will be opportunities for families to arrange child care through the Boys and Girls Club. 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 wi-fi 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 office hours to communicate with families.  More information will be coming about office hour times. 

For more information regarding G-C eLearning Days,  please visit

http://bit.do/gcelearn 

 

eLearning Day Childcare available at the Boys & Girls Club

Childcare is available for the upcoming eLearning Day on November 7th at the Boys and Girls Club. They only have 100 spots available. This isopen to members and nonmembers.   Members are free and nonmembers cost would be $15.  The day will be focused on the eLearning assignments.  If you are interested in receiving details, please call 317-296-4242.  

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

 

October 4

Riley Festival Parade

Our 2nd and 3rd grade students will be walking in the Riley Festival Parade of Flowers tomorrow, Friday, October 4.  The parade will begin at 12:30. We are requesting that all 2nd and 3rd graders wear their new JBS t-shirts tomorrow.  In the event of a cancellation, an “Alert Now” announcement will be made by 11:15 am

Lunch Times for Friday

We have changed lunch times for tomorrow, Friday, October 4 to accommodate our 11:45 departure time for our 2nd and 3rd grade field trip. Lunch times will be as follows:

Kdg: 10:25

1st:   10:35

2nd:  10:50

3rd:   11:00

Fire and Lock-Down Drills

We are going to execute fire and lock-down drills with our students today. Please talk to your children to gain their perspective on these drills and please emphasize the importance of following their teacher’s instructions during these drills.

 

Fall Break

Fall Break will begin on Monday, October 7th and school will resume on Monday, October 21st.  Have a fun and safe Fall Break! 

 

Lacrosse Information

See Posts

 

eLearning Days

All buildings will be CLOSED on the planned eLearning days November 7th and February 5th. Students will be at home doing their assigned work.  Students will not be in the buildings. Instead they will be doing their learning from home, via online lessons delivered through Google Classroom, Dojo, or Seesaw; while Teachers have their Professional Development at school. There will be opportunities for families to arrange child care through the Boys and Girls Club. 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 office hours to communicate with families.  More information will be coming about office hour times. 

For more information regarding G-C eLearning Days,  please visit

http://bit.do/gcelearn

 

September 23

Student T-Shirts

We have purchased JBS t-shirts for every student. These t-shirts will be coming home with your child this week. We would request that students wear these t-shirts on field trips and various other spirit days, which we will announce throughout the year. We measured each student, and in most cases, ordered a size that is one larger than they might typically wear with the idea of our students getting two years of wear out of them. 

PTO Fundraiser

It is time once again for our school-wide PTO fundraiser! Paragon Promotions kicked off our event last week. Your child should have come home with his/her customized, student brochure packet. Thank you, in advance, for helping J.B. Stephens PTO meet its goal of $10,000.

 

 

College Go! Week

 The Indiana Department of Education sponsors a College Go! Week every year. As part of College Go! Week next week, our teachers and counselor will spend some time talking about college and careers. As part of this week, we will have the following dress-up days:

 

Tuesday, September 24– Dress for Success – come to school dressed as what you want to be when you grow up (chef, teacher, doctor, farmer etc.)

 

WednesdaySeptember 25– Our future is bright – wear bright/neon colored clothing and students can wear sunglasses (ONLY at recess and on the bus)

 

Thursday, September 26– College or Sports team clothing 

 

 

 eLearning Day

All buildings will be closed on the planned eLearning days November 7th and February 5th. Students will be at home doing their assigned work.  Students will not be in the buildings. Instead they will be doing their learning from home, via online lessons delivered through Google Classroom, Dojo, or Seesaw; while Teachers have their Professional Development at school. There will be opportunities for families to arrange child care through the Boys and Girls Club. 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 office hours to communicate with families.  More information will be  coming about office hour times. 

For more information regarding G-C eLearning Days,  please visit

http://bit.do/gcelearn 

 

 

Little Cougar Basketball League Registration

Registration is now open for Little Cougar Basketball League. The registration form is attached.

 

Lacrosse Try-Outs

Flyer attached

 

 

 GTC Cross Country 

The GTC Cross Country program (grades 2-8) is starting practices on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6:00PM at the GC Junior High track. It’s not too late to register. Click on the link below for registration information

https://gtcxc.weebly.com/

 

 

 HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!

 

September 16, 2019

Imagination Library 

Next week is Hancock Community Foundation’s giving week for Imagination Library. Imagination Library’s program will help strengthen literacy goals for the children of Hancock County.  The Imagination Library program will provide free age appropriate books to children, age birth to 5, who are residents of Hancock County. Students may bring in money throughout the week to buy trains that will be hung up in our front hallway as a way to support this program. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

 

JBS Blood Drive

JBS will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, September 16 from 2-7 in the JBS parking lot. See the attached flyer for more information!

 

 

G-CHS Homecoming Week Dress Up Days

To support our G-C High School Cougars, JBS will participate in spirit dress up days this week. I have attached a flyer with all Homecoming festivities. Our dress up days will mirror the High School days with a few exceptions. Our dress up days will be as follows:

 

Monday, September 16: Mismatch Day (wear clothing and accessories that don’t match)

 

Tuesday, September 17: Pajama Day (this is a change from the HS “Meme Day”)

 

Wednesday, September 18: Sports Day (wear your favorite team’s gear)

 

Thursday, September 19: Country Day (wear your favorite country/western wear)

 

Friday, September 20: Blue and Gold Day (wear blue and gold)

 

 

PTO Meeting

The J.B.S. PTO will meet in our library this Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30pm.

 

G-C Boys’ Little Cougar Basketball League

See attached flyer for more information.

 

PTO Volunteer Survey

If you would like to volunteer for PTO and other school activities this year, please visit the following link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8MBSTF

Immunizations

If you are unsure of your student’s immunizations status, please feel free to reach out to us. All records must be received by 8:00 am on September 20th. The Hancock Health Department offers immunizations and you can contact them to set this up. If you need assistance, contact our school nurse at aatkinson@gcsc.k12.in.us or call us at 317-462-4491.  Required immunizations can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_d0-2W6ZvXdSGExZzU3LTY0TUEtbW01ejlkYnpVQU9WWkxv/view

 

 

Greenfield-Central School Foundation Red Letter Gala 

Greenfield-Central School Foundation is holding their annual Red Letter Gala event on Saturday, September 28th.    This is a great way to learn about our schools, celebrate this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, and help grant a wish for a teacher. If you wish to register for the event you can do so at the following link https://www.gcschoolfoundation.org/?p=4649

 

 

Parent Volunteers

Our volunteer profile form is available for the 19-20 school year. A reminder, you have to be approved to work as a classroom volunteer and to chaperone field trips.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!

 

September 9, 2019

JBS Fall Picture Day

The JBS Fall Picture Day is this Wednesday, September 11. You can order pictures online by visiting mylifetouch.comand entering Picture Day ID: EVTH8PJFX

 

 

JBS Blood Drive

JBS will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, September 16 from 2-7 in the JBS parking lot. See the attached flyer for more information!

 

 

G-CHS Homecoming Week Dress Up Days

To support our G-C High School Cougars, JBS will participate in spirit dress up days the week of September 16-20. I have attached a flyer with all Homecoming festivities. Our dress up days will mirror the High School days with a few exceptions. Our dress up days will be as follows:

 

Monday, September 16: Mismatch Day (wear clothing and accessories that don’t match)

 

Tuesday, September 17: Pajama Day (this is a change from the HS “Meme Day”)

 

Wednesday, September 18: Sports Day (wear your favorite team’s gear)

 

Thursday, September 19: Country Day (wear your favorite country/western wear)

 

Friday, September 20: Blue and Gold Day (wear blue and gold)

 

 

G-C Boys’ Little Cougar Basketball League

See attached flyer for more information.

 

 

PTO Volunteer Survey

If you would like to volunteer for PTO and other school activities this year, please visit the following link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8MBSTF

Immunizations

If you are unsure of your student’s immunizations status, please feel free to reach out to us. All records must be received by 8:00 am on September 20th. The Hancock Health Department offers immunizations and you can contact them to set this up. If you need assistance, contact our school nurse at aatkinson@gcsc.k12.in.us or call us at 317-462-4491.  Required immunizations can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_d0-2W6ZvXdSGExZzU3LTY0TUEtbW01ejlkYnpVQU9WWkxv/view

 

Book Rental and iPad Insurance 

Reminder to families that book rental is due by September 13th. We also have iPad insurance available. 

 

 

Greenfield-Central School Foundation Red Letter Gala 

Greenfield-Central School Foundation is holding their annual Red Letter Gala event on Saturday, September 28th.  This is a great way to learn about our schools, celebrate this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, and help grant a wish for a teacher. If you wish to register for the event you can do so at the following link https://www.gcschoolfoundation.org/?p=4649

 

 

Parent Volunteers

Our volunteer profile form is available for the 19-20 school year. A reminder, you have to be approved to work as a classroom volunteer and to chaperone field trips.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!

 

September 2

JBS Fall Picture Day

The JBS Fall Picture Day is Wednesday, September 11. Order forms will be coming home later this week. You can order pictures online by visiting mylifetouch.com and entering Picture Day ID: EVTH8PJFX

JBS Blood Drive

JBS will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, September 16 from 2-7 in the JBS parking lot. See the attached flyer for more information!

PTO Volunteer Survey

If you would like to volunteer for PTO and other school activities this year, please visit the following link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8MBSTF

Immunizations

If you are unsure of your student’s immunizations status, please feel free to reach out to us. All records must be received by 8:00 am on September 20th. The Hancock Health Department offers immunizations and you can contact them to set this up. If you need assistance, contact our school nurse at aatkinson@gcsc.k12.in.us or call us at 317-462-4491.  Required immunizations can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_d0-2W6ZvXdSGExZzU3LTY0TUEtbW01ejlkYnpVQU9WWkxv/view

Book Rental and iPad Insurance 

Reminder to families that book rental is due by September 13th. We also have iPad insurance available. 

Greenfield-Central School Foundation Red Letter Gala 

Greenfield-Central School Foundation is holding their annual Red Letter Gala event on Saturday, September 28th.    This is a great way to learn about our schools, celebrate this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, and help grant a wish for a teacher. If you wish to register for the event you can do so at the following link https://www.gcschoolfoundation.org/?p=4649

  Parent Volunteers

Our volunteer profile form is available for the 19-20 school year. Just click the link to start the process! A reminder, you have to be approved to work as a classroom volunteer and to chaperone field trips.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!

 

August 19

PTO Information

The J.B. Stephens PTO will hold its first meeting of the year this Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30pm in the JBS library. We hope to see you there!

 

If you would like to volunteer for PTO and other school activities this year, please visit the following link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8MBSTF

 

 JBS Listserv

If you’d like to add an email to the JBS email distribution list, you can send an email to the following address: jbs-parents-subscribe@listserv.gcsc.k12.in.us

In the body of the email, please put, “ADD ME TO THE JBS EMAIL LIST”

 

 

JBS Candy Bar Fundraiser

The JBS candy bar fundraiser ends this Thursday, August 22. There is still time to sell! Please see the attached flyers for more information about this opportunity!

 

 

Hancock County Promise

Kindergarten families in our county have an opportunity to sign their child up for the  Hancock County Promise.  The Hancock County Promise is a way for you to start building your students 529 plan for college.  You can go to www.hancockcountypromise.org and click the orange banner that says Enroll your Kindergartener in Promise Indiana.  

 

eLearning Days 

Please mark these 2019-2020 eLearning dates on your calendar:

Thursday, November 7th

Wednesday, February 5th 

 

Parent Volunteers

Our volunteer profile formis available for the 19-20 school year. Just click the link below! You have to be approved to work as a classroom volunteer and to chaperone field trips.

 

Immunizations

If you are unsure of your student’s immunizations status, please feel free to reach out to us. All records must be received by 8:00 am on September 20th. The Hancock Health Department offers immunizations and you can contact them to set this up. If you need assistance, contact our school nurse at aatkinson@gcsc.k12.in.us or call us at 317-462-4491.  Required immunizations can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_d0-2W6ZvXdSGExZzU3LTY0TUEtbW01ejlkYnpVQU9WWkxv/view

 

 

Employment:

GC still has several positions open. Please check out these opportunities by visiting the postings on our district employment page or click on this link:  https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/

 

 

May 27

 

JBS Awards Programs

Each of our grade levels will have an awards/celebration program this Thursday, May 30. Doors will open for parents wanting to attend 20 minutes before the programs are to begin. Each program should last between 30 and 45 minutes. Please use Door #2 by our cafeteria when entering the building on Thursday. Times for these programs are as follows:

 

1st Grade Program/Awards (Cafeteria): 8:15 a.m.

 

2nd and 3rd Grade Awards (GYM): 9:30 a.m.

 

Kindergarten Celebration (Cafeteria): 1:00 p.m.

Extra Yearbooks

We have several extra yearbooks for sale. Yearbooks are $12. Please call our office at 462-4491 to get yours!

 

JBS Field Day

Field Day will occur this Wednesday, May 29. Please make sure your students wear sunscreen and wear their tennis shoes. We have an alternate plan (inside the bulding) if we experience inclement weather. Parent volunteers for Field Day may enter Door #2 by our cafeteria.

 

Summer Opportunities—

K101: Kindergarten 101 is a FREE week long experience where your child will learn basic skills such as how to ride on a school bus, eat in the cafeteria, complete school work, and additional activities that will help them succeed in Kindergarten. K101 is for students who will be entering Kindergarten in the summer/fall of 2019.

 

PLUG INTO NATURE CAMP: Plug into Nature is a five-day summer camp experience for youth in Hancock County. Campers should be entering 3rd– 5thGrade the following school year.

 

DISCOVERY CAMP: Discovery Camp is a fun day for school age campers. Campers must be 5 by June 1st, 2019. Trained therapeutic riding instructors and volunteers will be sure campers have a fun and safe outdoor experience. The day will include horseback riding, crafts and other fun outdoor activities.

 

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP: This camp is primarily for children in Foster Care (7 – 11 years of age).

 

***Parents may contact JBS Social Worker, Christy Harpold, if you have questions about any of these summer opportunities. Her email is charpold@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

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

 

Registration for 2019/2020

If you plan to attend GC schools next year, registration will be available online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning on July 15, 2019.  On-site registration will take place at JBS for students on July 19 from 10 AM- 5 PM.

 

School Supply List 2019-2020

Attached to this email is the 2019-2020 school supply list.  

 

Safe School Alert:

Safe Schools 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.

 

Third Grade Families

Maxwell Intermediate will hold the fourth grade Meet Your Teacher Night on July 29th, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

 

Summer Camps

Greenfield-Central High School offers many camps for students throughout the summer.  Please visit the following link to look at all of the options for your student.  https://gchscougars.com/summer-camp-information/

 

May 20

Extra Yearbooks

We have several extra yearbooks for sale. Yearbooks are $12. Please call our office at 462-4491 to get yours!

 

YMCA Crazy Hat Day—Friday, May 24

JBS students may pay $1 to wear a hat to school on Friday, May 24. The money collected will help provide scholarships for families to send their children to camp and attend other YMCA programs who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

 

Summer Opportunities—SEE ATTACHED FLYERS

K101: Kindergarten 101 is a FREE week long experience where your child will learn basic skills such as how to ride on a school bus, eat in the cafeteria, complete school work, and additional activities that will help them succeed in Kindergarten. K101 is for students who will be entering Kindergarten in the summer/fall of 2019.

 

PLUG INTO NATURE CAMP: Plug into Nature is a five-day summer camp experience for youth in Hancock County. Campers should be entering 3rd– 5thGrade the following school year.

 

DISCOVERY CAMP: Discovery Camp is a fun day for school age campers. Campers must be 5 by June 1st, 2019. Trained therapeutic riding instructors and volunteers will be sure campers have a fun and safe outdoor experience. The day will include horseback riding, crafts and other fun outdoor activities.

 

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP: This camp is primarily for children in Foster Care (7 – 11 years of age).

 

***Parents may contact JBS Social Worker, Christy Harpold, if you have questions about any of these summer opportunities. Her email is charpold@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

End of the Year Dates

Field Day      May 29

 

1stGrade Program/Awards       May 30 @ 8:15am

 

2ndand 3rdGrade Awards          May 30 @ 9:30am

 

Kindergarten Celebration           May 30 @ 1:00pm

 

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

 

Incoming 4th Grade Parent Meeting

Parents of third grade students should plan to attend the Incoming 4th Grade Parent Meeting at Maxwell Intermediate School on May 22, 2019.  This event will take place in the MIS cafeteria beginning at 6:30.

 

Registration for 2019/2020

If you plan to attend GC schools next year, registration will be available online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning on July 15, 2019.  On-site registration will take place at JBS for students on July 19 from 10 AM- 5 PM.

 

April 29

JBS Annual Fundraiser for the Christina Kellerman Fund and Riley Children’s Hospital

As you may remember, Christina was a 3rdGrade student at JBS who bravely fought, yet ultimately lost her battle to brain cancer. Please see the attached flyer that outlines the ways we will raise funds this week for this special cause.

I-LEARN Testing for Third Graders

All third grade students will continue I-Learn testing for the next two weeks (the last day of testing is May 10). Please make sure your children participating in I-Learn receive a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and arrive at school on time during the testing period (we will start testing right away each day!). We would also ask that appointments not be scheduled during the testing window. If you have any questions about I-Learn, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or your child’s teacher.

 

Field Day Volunteers

JBS will be having our Field Day on Wednesday, May 29. If you are available to assist with Field Day, please return the form attached to this email. You will need a Volunteer Profile filled out in order to help. The link to complete this background check is embedded in the attached form.

2019 – 2020 Supply Lists

See attachment

 

G-C Sports Camps Link

Use the following link to learn more about the various sports camps being offered by G-C High school teams: https://gchscougars.com/summer-camp-information/

 

Summer Opportunities—SEE ATTACHED FLYERS

K101: Kindergarten 101 is a FREE week long experience where your child will learn basic skills such as how to ride on a school bus, eat in the cafeteria, complete school work, and additional activities that will help them succeed in Kindergarten. K101 is for students who will be entering Kindergarten in the summer/fall of 2019.

 

PLUG INTO NATURE CAMP: Plug into Nature is a five-day summer camp experience for youth in Hancock County. Campers should be entering 3rd– 5th Grade the following school year.

 

DISCOVERY CAMP: Discovery Camp is a fun day for school age campers. Campers must be 5 by June 1st, 2019. Trained therapeutic riding instructors and volunteers will be sure campers have a fun and safe outdoor experience. The day will include horseback riding, crafts and other fun outdoor activities.

 

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP: This camp is primarily for children in Foster Care (7 – 11 years of age).

 

***Parents may contact JBS Social Worker, Christy Harpold, if you have questions about any of these summer opportunities. Her email is charpold@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

End of the Year Dates

Field Day      May 29

 

1stGrade Program/Awards       May 30 @ 8:15am

 

2ndand 3rdGrade Awards          May 30 @ 9:30am

 

Kindergarten Celebration           May 30 @ 1:00pm

 

 

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

 

I-LEARN Testing Begins this Week

All third grade students will begin I-Learn testing this Thursday, April 25. Third graders will do a portion of the Math or English/Language Arts assessment most days from April 25 through May 10. Please make sure your children participating in I-Learn receive a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and arrive at school on time during the testing period (we will start testing right away each day!). We would also ask that appointments not be scheduled during the testing window. If you have any questions about I-Learn, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or your child’s teacher.

 

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture day will occur this Monday, April 22. An order form should have come home with your child. You can order online at mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: HM788328Y0.

 

Summer Opportunities—SEE ATTACHED FLYERS

 

K101: Kindergarten 101 is a FREE week long experience where your child will learn basic skills such as how to ride on a school bus, eat in the cafeteria, complete school work, and additional activities that will help them succeed in Kindergarten. K101 is for students who will be entering Kindergarten in the summer/fall of 2019.

 

PLUG INTO NATURE CAMP: Plug into Nature is a five-day summer camp experience for youth in Hancock County. Campers should be entering 3rd– 5thGrade the following school year.

 

DISCOVERY CAMP: Discovery Camp is a fun day for school age campers. Campers must be 5 by June 1st, 2019. Trained therapeutic riding instructors and volunteers will be sure campers have a fun and safe outdoor experience. The day will include horseback riding, crafts and other fun outdoor activities.

 

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP: This camp is primarily for children in Foster Care (7 – 11 years of age).

 

***Parents may contact JBS Social Worker, Christy Harpold, if you have questions about any of these summer opportunities. Her email is charpold@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

End of the Year Dates

Field Day      May 29

 

1stGrade Program/Awards       May 30 @ 8:15am

 

2ndand 3rdGrade Awards          May 30 @ 9:30am

 

Kindergarten Celebration           May 30 @ 1:00pm

 

 

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

April 15, 2019

JBS Grandparents Week

J.B. Stephens Elementary extends a special invitation for Grandparents to eat lunch with their Grandchild this week (April 15 – 19). Please see the attached flyer for more information. Please note lunch times are a little different than our normal times during this week.Grandparents will also have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair with their grandchildren.

 

 

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture day will occur on Monday, April 22. An order form should have come home with your child last week. You can order online at mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: HM788328Y0.

 

 

End of the Year Dates

Field Day      May 29

 

1st Grade Program/Awards       May 30 @ 8:15am

 

2nd and 3rd Grade Awards          May 30 @ 9:30am

 

Kindergarten Celebration           May 30 @ 1:00pm

 

 

Greenfield Bike Rodeo Sponsored by Leadership Hancock County

Flyer Attached

 

 

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.org

 

April 8, 2019

 

JBS Grandparents Week

J.B. Stephens Elementary extends a special invitation for Grandparents to eat lunch with their Grandchild during the week of April 15 – 19. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Please note lunch times are a little different than our normal times during this week.Grandparents will also have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair with their grandchildren.

 

 

JBS Spirit Week to Benefit Riley’s Children Hospital

JBS is having a spirit week this week for Riley Hospital. Students may participate in the various activities by bringing in $1 each day. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

 

 

JBS P.T.O. Carnival—Friday April 12

Come celebrate the fun of the four seasons at the JBS Carnival! Our carnival will take place this Friday, April 12 from 6:00 – 8:30pm. Wristbands can be purchased for $6 before the day of the event. Wristbands will be $8 at the door. There will be games, prizes, bounce houses, photo opportunities, Bentley’s Buddies, food, and more. We hope to see you there!

 

 

Kindergarten Round-Up

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

 

 

JBS Sensory Garden Club

It’s not too late to sign up for the JBS Garden Club. Please see the attached flyer for more info. The next after-school club date is April 16. Please send the parent permission slip back to school ASAP for your child to participate.

 

 

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture day will occur on Monday, April 22. An order form will be coming home later this week. You can order online at mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: HM788328Y0.

 

 

JBS Mozzi’s Night—Wednesday, April 10

See attached flyer.

 

 

End of the Year Dates

JBS Awards Programs will take place on the last day of school, Thursday, May 30. Times for these programs will be included in the next JBS News. We are planning on having our Field Day on Wednesday, May 29. More info will be coming home soon about parent volunteering opportunities for Field Day.

 

 

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.org

 

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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