February's theme for Ms. Yacono and Miss Hoy's classes will be "Love All Around", while our toddler class and pretoddler class will explore topics such as friendship, Black History, and dental health (February is National Children's Dental Health Month). Your teacher's newsletters will have more specifics on the activities for the month. The whiteboards in Miss Hoy's and Ms. Yacono's classrooms will also summarize their weekly activities. The children will also be reading stories by Dr. Seuss (leading up to his birthday on March 2nd) and discussing the February holidays of Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, and President's Day.
On Tuesday, February 12th, JCDS will have Donuts with Dads starting at 9:00am and finishing at 10:00am. We are encouraging our Dads to spend some time with their child in their classroom and enjoy some donuts with them. Please see your child's teacher if you would like to come at a different time in the morning. We are also having a Sock-Hop at 10:00am for all parents and grandparents that enjoy dancing. See your child's teacher for more information.
With the colder weather upon us, you may feel the need to keep your car running when you are dropping off or picking up your child(ren). We are requesting that all cars be turned off during these times of the day. It is not safe having a car running unsupervised.
Individual Child Reports will be issued in mid-February. All Individual Child Reports must have the cover sheet signed and returned to school by Monday, February 25th. During this week, any parent who would like the opportunity to discuss their child's Individual Child Report may set up a convenient time with their child's teacher.
Beginning in February, we will be requesting acknowledgment for those parents interested in continuing their child(ren) in the Summer Jamboree Program, along with registrations for the Fall 2019 School Year. If you wish your child(ren) to attend JCDS for the Fall 2019 School Year, a $50.00 registration fee ($80.00 for two or more children) will secure their spot(s). All current students and infants will have the first opportunity for registering up until February 11th, after which time we cannot guarantee a spot without the registration fee. A confirmation form is attached for your convenience. Please check off the appropriate boxes and return the form and registration fee to Larry Brown by Monday, February 11th.
The school will be closed on President's Day, Monday, February 18th for a JCDS staff-training day. We will be doing an 11-module training on the Mind In The Making.
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CLS Photo Group will be at JCDS on Wednesday, March 20th to take individual and class photos.
JCDS will be closed on Friday, March 22nd for a staff in-service training day.
Our annual JCDS Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th, starting at 10:00 AM.
JCDS will be closed for the observance of Good Friday on April 19th.
JCDS will be closed for the observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th.