MARCH 2021 EDITION
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE FROM DR. REMY
Happy March!!! Happy Women's History Month!!!
Women are making history everyday and in every way! This month, we are celebrating all women and their impact on the world around us. We will have a Celebration of Women event later this month. Be on the lookout for the day and time!
Thank you to all of you who came to our Black History Celebration on February 26th! It was a successful event, and our wonderful Superintendent, Dr. Tammy Pate stopped by to say a few words. The presentations will be uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Our partnerships with Microsoft and Target have been fruitful. Our Jaguar Elites are engaging in STEM activities through Microsoft. Microsoft has also partnered with the district to offer two of our Grade 4 girls an opportunity to be part of District 28's Girls Who Game Club. These girls will have the opportunity to collaborate with other Grade 4 students around the district and enter competitions. Additionally, Target partnered with us and donated $500 worth of books to our school.
Our students and teachers are engaging in projects and programs that will enhance teaching and learning. Our struggling readers will receive added support during their Guided Reading periods. Our students with special needs in Grades 2 through 5 now have access to Lexia Core 5 which will track their academic progress according to their goals. Our ELL students now have access to Imagine Learning for Literacy needs. Students in grades 2 through 5 have access to Imagine Math, which has an online homework help feature in language of choice. Lastly, we have launched our Remote Saturday Academy (RSA), which a 9 week enrichment that targets selected students in ELA and mathematics. At this time, this program is by selection only. We will be launching a program for our MLL/ELL students as well. This program will be on Saturdays as well from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Important Upcoming Information:
- Check out Dates to Remember for March on the homepage.
- Report Cards and Special Education Progress Reports will be going out on March 2nd.
- Parent Teacher Conferences are on March 4th. Your child's running record level will be shared on that day. Please see the reading chart linked below.
As always, we thank you for your continued collaboration and support.
Parent Resource Links:
HELPFUL NUMBERS AND LINKS
Main Office - Ms. Ford & Ms. Sarita
Parent Coordinator - Mrs. Lindsay
Security Desk - Agent Gadson
School Nurse - Ms. Hamlet
School Social Worker - Ms. Coffin
O.P.T. Phone Number: 718-392-8855
Tech Support: Contact the DOE Service Desk at 718-935-5100 or open a ticket online.
JAGUAR CUB NEWS
Kindergarten cubs will continue to learn about subtraction in math. We have learned about the subtraction sign and strategies to use. Soon we'll be using subtraction in story problems. Our cubs continue to enjoy listening to books. In March our students will be starting our nonfiction reading unit. In this unit we will be learning and researching nonfiction topics. In writing, we will continue writing ‘how to’ books to teach our readers. By the end of March we will be writing nonfiction books to teach our readers about nonfiction topics.
FIRST GRADE NEWS
First graders are well into the informational writing unit, where they choose a topic that they know a lot about and teaches their readers about that topic. They have been developing their topics and really working to add details to their stories in a variety of ways. They have been using “twin sentences” that replicate each other but also add more information about the topic. They have been creating illustrations for their topics complete with labels and small factual information.
In math they continue to strengthen their understanding of place value with 2 digit numbers and multiples of ten. They are currently looking at equations to add and subtract with the use of different tools such as place value blocks, the hundreds chart and the open number line. They are becoming stronger at counting on and counting back by tens.
They have also been applying the 4e’s to their work which forces them to engage in the learning through explanation, exploration, engagement and examination.
SECOND GRADE NEWS
Second Grade Little Jaguars are learning a lot! In reading, kids are exploring nonfiction text features and how they can help us while reading. We will continue exploring text features and putting them to use when we take a deep dive into exploring different nonfiction topics. In math, we are learning about partial sums and how they make adding easier. We will continue with this topic, but will also include regrouping. In writing, we are almost at the end of our Nonfiction, Expert Topics. We are finishing up writing different chapters on topics that we are experts at. Stay tuned to check out our books!!!
THIRD GRADE NEWS
Third grade will continue to dive into their new text, Peter Pan. We will continue to practice summarizing the chapters, identifying how each chapter builds on each other, and how to identify the meaning of unknown words. Additionally, in Math students started to explore their new unit of fractions. They will learn how to write fractions on a number line and compare using >,<, or =. In Writing, students will continue to write responses to their reading by including text evidence to support their claims. In Social Studies, students will begin to learn about culture - what makes culture, who makes culture, and why culture is important.
JAGUAR JUNIOR NEWS
JAGUAR ELITE NEWS
PARENT AND STAFF AWESOME NEWS
Mrs. DiMauro and Mrs. Lourido are expecting baby boys in August!!!
We want to celebrate YOU in this section. Please send any awesome news that you may have (wedding, new addition to the family, milestones, birthdays, anniversaries, pregnancy, new job, etc.) to Mrs. Lindsay at email@example.com or via ClassDojo.
Check out our Instagram @wearejcs to see OUR January Jaguar Birthdays!!!
If your Jaguar will celebrate a birthday in February, please send Dr. Remy their photo with their birthday cake or birthday outfit on along with the birthdate and how old they turned via ClassDojo. Please send by March 1st.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS - JANUARY JAGUARS
SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS
Greetings Families,During this time every year, teachers are preparing to send out your child's Progress Report. Progress Reports are legal documents that contain the academic progress your child has made in the last marking period. The progress is specific, in that it directly speaks towards the individualized goals and objectives that were designed, specifically for your child. Teachers measure the goals, as stated in the IEP section of Measurable Annual Goals. While the Progress Report does not include suggestions, you can ask your child's teacher what strategies you can use at home to better support your child's goals.
In March, JCS ENL students are working on engaging in peer-to-peer discussion with engaging fiction and nonfiction texts according to their units of study. In reading, we are continuing to use reading strategies to understand and decode the text. In writing, we are beginning to write complex sentences that make sense. K-2 ENL students are beginning their unit of study on communities, build your child’s background and ask what they know about their own communities. 3-5 ENL students are continuing their unit of study on rainforests, continue to build your child’s background knowledge about the rainforest ask what they know.