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The Week of June 11, 2023
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Our Learning Community...
As a celebration of our learning, the Jones PTA creates a special afternoon at the end of the year known as the Jones June Jamboree. This year the PTA brought the Extreme BMX Bike Show to our campus for an incredible assembly.
If you are a PTA member, have come to PTA events, or participated in PTA fundraisers, you helped make this assembly possible! On behalf of all of our learners, thank you for your support!
Highlights from the Week...
Jones June Jamboree
LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
Each year the Board of Education adopts a Resolution in support of LGBTQIA+ Student Safety affirming the District’s committed to safety, inclusion, and affirmation for all students through developing and coordinating activities, training, and opportunities for the SDUSD community. A month of observance is one critical component of our ongoing collective resolution to continue dismantling racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist dynamics and other forms of oppression within our school system in order to maximize the accessibility of our educational spaces and facilities for ALL students.
Each July students, families, and staff from SDUSD walk in the San Diego Pride Parade. Mrs. Buell is a regular part of the SDUSD contingent, although this year she will be out of town during the parade. If you would like to walk in the parade with SDUSD check out the flyer below...
Through other systems of oppression, such as sharecropping, Jim Crow, redlining, Black Codes, mass incarceration, exclusionary policies, police violence, and segregation, the exploitation of the Black community continued past slavery and persists to this day, affecting the physical and mental health, safety, and education of the Black community. Liberation from these systems of oppression must include a commitment to dismantle policies and practices that perpetuate systemic racism and replace them with anti-racist educational systems that center BIPOC voices, stories, healing, and joy and create new structures that require critical self-awareness, deconstructs white supremacy culture, and interrupts anti-blackness.
The accurate representation of the contributions and experiences of the African American community were, for generations, and continue to be, systematically excluded from and misrepresented in history textbooks, mainstream media, and classroom discussions teaching San Diego Unified students about Black history and contemporary events is a critical affirmation of the fact Black history is American history. The San Diego Unified School District opposes and rejects any form of oppression and pledges to support the Black community and their intersecting identities by working to achieve genuine equity, access, and success for our students, employees, and communities which we serve.
SDUSD offices and school sites will be closed on June 19, 2023 in observance of Juneteenth. There will be a special Juneteenth flag raising on June 16th, check out the flyer below for all the details...
New Student Enrollment...
New Student Online Enrollment for 2023-2024
f you are the parent/guardian of a student new to San Diego Unified, you can now enroll your child online if the school in your neighborhood is participating in the online enrollment process. If you want to use the online enrollment process, click on the link below.
Online LCFF Forms Available Now
Each year the district is responsible for collecting information from our students’ families to support the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) process. Thank you to those families that have already completed the LCFF form!
If you have not yet completed the LCFF form you can complete it with our online system accessed through the Parent Portal in PowerSchool or return the paper copy that has been sent home with your child.
Please complete the form as soon as possible. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please contact our front office to set one up. By completing the survey, you will not only be supporting the district’s efforts, but increasing the chances of our school receiving more of this valuable funding.
FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE LCFF FORM ONLINE, CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
The Lost & Found will be moved to the front of the school this week, so stop by to collect any of your child's lost items!
12 - Kindergarten Promotion: 8:30 am in the Auditorium
12 - UTK Promotion: 1:00 pm in the Auditorium
13 - 5th Grade Promotion: 8:00 am in the Auditorium
14 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day
16 - Last Day the Office is Open (Enrollment can continue online while the office is
closed, then finalized when the office reopens in August)
8 - Office Opens
18 - New Student Orientation
21 - First Day of School!
Additional Resources for Families...
USDA's Summer Meal Sites
The USDA's nutrition support for healthy kids doesn't stop when the school year ends. Through their summer meal programs, approved sites in communities across the country can serve meals to kids up to age 18 at no cost. No application or paperwork required, just show up and enjoy!
Free Opportunities for Visiting California State Parks
Summer is here and it's time to explore! Check out these offers that allow free day-use entry to participating California State Parks -- the Adventure Pass Program for fourth grade students and the Library Parks Pass program for any library card holder.
The State of California is proud to announce the launch of the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). CalKIDS gives children in California a jump start on saving for college or career training. To be eligible for CalKIDS, participants must be: Born in California on or after July 1, 2022; or An eligible low-income public school student in grades 1-12* in California.
Across the nation - and in our own San Diego County - the dangerous drug fentanyl is becoming more and more prevalent. We want our families to be informed, know the warning signs, and partner with us to communicate the dangers of fentanyl to your children.
Delve Into Summer Reading
Delve Into Summer Reading San Diego Public Library - The library's summer reading program for this year, Find Your Voice, is open to community members of all ages. Encourage your students to sign up for this program and use their voices to share stories, express themselves, and spark change.
The San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books
Students, families, educators, and book lovers of all ages are invited to The San Diego Union-Tribune 7th Annual Festival of Books. Participants will meet the writers of their favorite books, engage in family-friendly activities, see live entertainment, and listen to fun storytime readings.The Aug.
Check out our school website for PeachJar Flyers, Counseling Resources, Family Handbook, Staff Contact Lists, After School Programs, Enrollment Information and so much more!
Jones Elementary PTA
Our Parent Teacher Association works with Jones Elementary to provide programs and support to benefit the students, their families, teachers, school administration and the community. Run entirely by volunteers, the PTA raises money to support enrichment programs, program instructors, educational assemblies and field trips, family events, and special classroom supplies.
As always, we need your membership, support and ability to volunteer. You can become a member using Totem, a respected membership management service. Please contact us with other thoughts on how we are doing, and your ideas on how you can become involved. We look forward to hearing from you.