Transition Dates and Deadlines

Info about registering for classes for next year, dates, deadlines, forms, parent info nights and more.

Transition Dates and Deadlines (pdf) **updated 1/14/14 **

Juntas y Fechas de Transición (sobre selección de clases para el año escolar 2014-2015)

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December Panther Tracks (Newsletter)

Attached here is the December Panther Tracks Newsletter. Enjoy!

December Panther Tracks (pdf)

(published online 12/10/13 on the JLS PTA website)

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Family Giving Tree’s Holiday Wish Drive

Be someone’s elf this holiday! Every year the JLS community makes a difference by donating gifts and clothing to low income children through the Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive.  Just go to the Counselor’s office and choose a wish card.  Bring your unwrapped gift with wish card and a toothbrush securely attached, and return it by December 6th, 2013.  You can also donate directly through our virtual giving tree by going to: https://vgt.familygivingtree.org/JLSmiddleschool/

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8th Grade Parent Yearbook Ads

8th grade parents! Would you like to do something special for your graduating 8th grader? You can publish a full color ad for your child to congratulate him/her in June in our yearbook! You can submit baby pics, family pics, and add a poem or special message for your son or daughter. It is all online – click here to submit your pictures and message.

FAQs and prices are listed there. THE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 7! If you have further questions, please email jbuddle@pausd.org.

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October Panther Tracks (Newsletter)

Attached here is the October Panther Tracks Newsletter. Enjoy!

October Panther Tracks (PDF)

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Bullying Prevention Awareness Week

Dear JLS Families,

October is National Bully Prevention Month and this week is the start of Bullying Prevention Awareness Week.

JLS is raising awareness of bullying prevention and will be sharing daily announcements over KJLS about how our actions affect others. We will be highlighting different types of bullying and focusing on prevention strategies.

On Wednesday, JLS will be participating in Unity day, a day to come together and take a stand against bullying. I have welcomed all JLS students to participate in the activities planned and help lead the movement against bullying! Please encourage your child to wear orange and participate in the week’s events as a show of support for all students at JLS.

Wednesday is also Walk and Roll to School Day. Special greeters will be on hand for everyone who bikes or walks to school.

Sincerely,

Sharon Ofek

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Parent Education Event- Breaking the Cycle of Bullying: Strategies for Parents

Monday, October 7th, 6:45 – 9pm, Ohlone MP Room

Intended for families of students in grade K-5

Thursday, October 17th, 6:45 – 9pm, Jordan Middle School cafetorium

Intended for families of students in middle and high school, students are welcome to attend too.

Both meetings will provide light refreshments, childcare, and Spanish translation. Questions? Contact Dena Dersh denadersh@gmail.com

More Info (flyer)

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Parents: How to Create Schoology Parent Account

Parents will find their student’s access code in Infinite Campus. They will use that code to go to Schoology and create an account. Each of their students will have a separate access code, but parents need only one Schoology account that will link to all their children’s Schoology accounts.

Log in to Infinite Campus

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Select a Student

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Select the “More Info” tab

Write down the “Schoology Code”

Go to http://www.schoology.com and select “Sign Up”

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Select “Parent”

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Enter the access code you wrote down from Infinite Campus and select “Continue”

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Enter name, email, and password

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Add another child by selecting “Add Child”

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Enter the code for your next child and select “Use Code”

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Note: Find your other kids’ access codes in Infinite Campus under the ADU tab.

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Reminder: JumpStart Day Wed Aug 7, 2pm-5pm (now includes bike licensing and helmet fitting)

Remember to come to JumpStart Day Wed 8/7/13 2pm-5pm.

Where: Fairmeadow Elementary School Multipurpose Room (right next to JLS)

** New Info**

Bring your bikes and bike helmets!

Palo Alto Police and the JLS PTA will be offering FREE bike licensing, helmet fitting, and school commute information for parents and students.  Your bike must be at the event to be licensed.

** Reminder Info Previously Posted **

  • Drop off completed forms and payments (see green checklist).
  • Students have their school photo taken.

All students must have their school photo taken for student body cards and yearbook.  (Photo packages are available for purchase.) Make-up photos will be taken on September 17.

  • Purchase PE uniforms.

For your convenience there is a separate PE purchase form in this packet.

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Suggested School Supplies

Here is a list of suggested supplies for school. This letter will be included in the summer mailing but is being posted here for your convenience.

Enjoy!

Supply Letter (pdf)

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