Parent Newsletter

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. 

 ptc notice 

Parent Resource Links:

Reading Chart

February Breakfast Menu

February Lunch Menu

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 llindsay5@schools.nyc.gov or via ClassDojo.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

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. 

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. 

ENL NEWS

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.