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As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for the warmth and unity within our school community. This season reminds us to reflect on the blessings that surround us, and I am truly thankful for the dedicated students, supportive families, and committed staff who make our school a vibrant and nurturing environment.

Your ongoing collaboration and engagement contribute to the success and growth of each student. May this school break be a time of joy, reflection, and connection with loved ones. Wishing you all a wonderful week filled with laughter, love, and cherished moments.

Read More about Happy Thanksgiving Break! Illness Policy Updates, Parent Resources & Parent Ed, and Construction Updates

The 2024 JLS Yearbook is now on sale! At the end of the school year, students will get a book filled with memories and good times from this year. The yearbook is an important tradition here at JLS, and it is a very fun way to remember your middle school experience. 

Don’t wait to buy your yearbook! Reserve your copy now for only $40!

Read More about How to Order the 2024 JLS Yearbook

I hope you all have a wonderful three-day weekend!  Many of our JLS families will be honoring Veterans Day, and many of our families will be celebrating Diwali!  Whatever your plans are, I hope you enjoy the time together.  

That said, next week has several special events to be aware of.  This message contains reminders about our Late Start Monday (November 13), as well as new information about our 2023-24 Yearbook!  

Read More about Principal’s Update: Late Start Monday, Construction Info Meeting, Yearbook Info, Student Support & Counselor Survey, Noon Angels

Learn about the upcoming Construction Project at JLS, which is planned to run from December 2023 to November 2025. Join us on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm to discuss the new Library, Wellness Center, and Front Office. Hear from our Construction Team and the JLS Administrative Team members. This meeting will provide an overview of our project and time to have your questions answered. 

Read More about Invitation: Construction Project Community Meeting #1 Thursday November 16th 2023

Donations to Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) help to create the vibrant learning community we value so greatly at JLS. PiE donations fund diverse elective courses that provide opportunities for exploration and skill development. Our students can take courses in visual and performing arts, science, and technology to get an introduction to a variety of careers and skills, helping them identify a new field of interest or dive deeper into one they already love. PiE’s funding of guidance counseling and wellness fosters social-emotional development in our students.

Read More about Your Support is Needed - Please Donate to PiE!