College Prep Notes Sunday, February 10, 2019

Mid-Year Stakeholder Survey

Please access our mid-year feedback survey below. We greatly value your voices and perspectives, and thank you in advance for your responses. The mid-year survey will be available through Sunday, Feb. 17th. We would like to have 100% participation in this survey from all our JPEC families.

Intent to Return Forms for 2019-2020

We love having you as one of our Falcon Families! It's time to confirm your spot for the 2019-2020 school year. Due to the unique nature of our program, we offer a limited number of spaces each year to prospective families. In order to do so, we need to be able to account for current students. You should have received (or will receive this week) a paper copy of the Intent to Return form in the mail. Those forms can be sent in to school and turned in to Focus Group teachers. If you'd prefer not to deal with the hard copy, you may also submit electronically using our online form. Intent to Return Forms are due by March 8th at 5:00 pm. If a form is not submitted by the stated date, student(s) must reapply during the open enrollment period and their seat may be forfeited.

Valentines Candy Grams

Access the attached link for information on ordering a candy-gram for someone special for Valentines Day.

CP1 Camp Information - Please Read Carefully

This year (due largely to a smaller CP Year 1 class) JPEC is able to fully fund the camp, making it FREE for all students. We are thrilled that money will not be a barrier for any family, and that all CP Year 1 students get to attend this amazing experience.

Since the school is now funding this trip, it now an expectation that all students attend, rather than an optional trip.

However, we recognize that (especially being an overnight experience), there may be some special circumstances that we need to work around. Please email Miss Hillman directly if you have a specific concern with your child attending, and we will find a solution (heather.hillman@jacksonpec.org).

Health Forms Due - Friday, March 1

This year, the trip is FREE for all students to attend, therefore the only thing that needs to be completed for your student to attend camp is the YMCA Health Form.

Ways to Submit:

Digital: Use this link to complete your student's health form online:

Paper: Health Forms were sent home with students prior to break, and may be returned back to Miss Hillman.

Informational Parent and Student Meeting - Wednesday, February 20th at 3:15pm at JPEC (room TBD)

This meeting will be ran by our camp contact Jordan Nesbitt, who will review the YMCA Storer Camp policies and philosophies, go over the student schedule for the week, and answer any questions you might have.

If you have unable to attend, please let Miss Hillman know!

Parent Chaperones Still Needed!

We are still in need of at least three parents to volunteer to as over-night chaperones. We especially need a male chaperone to stay in the boys cabin. If you are at all interested, even if you can only chaperone for a few of the nights, please let me know as soon as possible. In the past, we have split the week (and the cost) between multiple parents.

Cabin Leader Information/Responsibilities:

Cost: $225 (not covered by the school)

Must pass a background check through JPEC.

Stay in the cabin with students overnight to help ensure that students are sleeping, and the cabin is cleaned up every day.

Miss Hillman will be staying on the campground in a building less than a five minute walk away from the students cabin, so if there is any kind of emergency I will be available 24 hours a day.

Attend all activities with students to help facilitate (when needed) and monitor student behavior.

HAVE FUN!! Our students really bond with their cabin leaders, so we are looking for people ready to be silly, and make great relationships with our students.

First Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Symposium and Youth Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Opportunity

Our First Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Symposium was held on February 22, 2019. JPEC students participated in a viewing of the iconic "I have a Dream" speech and a presentation by Mr Daniel Mahoney, 7th District Jackson County Commissioner and President of the Jackson Branch of the NAACP. Mr. Mahoney was impressed by how much our student population and the discussions that were had embody the vision of Dr King's dream. As part of his presentation, Mr Mahoney offered the opportunity for our students to be founding members of a youth branch of the Jackson NAACP.Mr Mahoney shared that "... the MAIN reason we want to get a Youth Chapter started for Jackson. Not only is the NAACP a great place for developing and fostering young civil rights fighters, we also have a program that awards Excellence in a diverse selection of subjects called ACT-SO (the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics)."

Learn more about the NAACP:

Youth Chapter/ ACT-SO information:

Many students expressed a genuine interest to become involved from both our College Preparatory and Early College cohorts. Interested students should let their Focus Group Teachers know by Friday 2/15. Based on interest, we will facilitate the connection between JPEC families and this unique opportunity.

Purpose Prep Pilot Project at JPEC

As you may have read in February Notes from the President, we are evaluating Purpose Prep as a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum solution. The content has been created for and targeted to the ages groups of our student population. It looks fantastic and engaging, but we want to make sure it does engage our students and look at different implementation options from a teaching perspective. Rather than make a necessary curriculum decision that may not fit our community, we are mindfully and methodically evaluating it's implemenation with the student experience in mind. Mrs. Houle and Mrs. Ulicny will be spearheading a month long pilot within Mrs. Houle's Focus Group to assess the impact on our students. Families directly impacted by the pilot will be contacted directly by Mrs. Houle in the coming weeks to explain what students will be doing. The engagement and participation of this initial group will impact the entire student community. Thank you to both Mrs. Houle and her Focus Group for being open to a new opportunity and sharing valuable feedback.

JPEC Community Forum Meeting #2 is this Wednesday, 6-8 pm

Dress Code Reminder

Focus Group teachers have reviewed our dress code with all students last week. As a reminder, sweatshirts, hoodies, jackets and shirts worn over uniforms that do not meet dress code specifications are not allowed. Winter coats can be left in FG classrooms during the day. Any faculty member of JPEC can address a student regarding dress code and all students are expected to respond appropriately. Ideally, students violating dress code should be addressed by their teacher during first block of the day, but are subject to correction at any time. Moving forward, if students are asked to remove a hoodie or sweatshirt (for example), but are found wearing it again later during the day will have to remove the item and it will be held until the end of the day. To avoid any issues, please help ensure your student is in dress code prior to coming to school daily.

Athletic Events This Week

Tuesday, February 12, CP Girls BB @ Paragon (3750 McCain Rd.). 5:00 game, 3:30 release.

Thursday, February 14, CP Girls BB @ Home (3055 Shirley Dr.). 5:00 game, 3:30 release.

Spring Sports Announcement

Hello Falcon Families,

If you have missed the spring sports meetings from last week please stop Mr. Llerena office to sign-up. Friday is the deadline to sign-up. Thank You!

- Early College Girls Softball

- Early College Boys Baseball

- Early College Girls Soccer

- Early College and College Prep Track and Field

Questions? Contact Mr. Llerena at serafin.llerena@jacksonpec.org

Update on Finn!

Finn and his trainer, Tammy Waynick, will be making visits to the school over the next week or two. He has pretty much mastered all required commands and expectations. Now we need to work on making sure he understands that those commands and expectations apply just as much at school as they do at home or in public places. We are very excited to welcome Finn back!

Tammy will be attending our next Community Forum, and will be more than happy to answer any questions families may have about Finn and his training.

Morning Expectations

Just a reminder that for safety and accountability, CP students who are dropped off early must be in Rm. 158 for morning program until 8:40 a.m. when they are released to go to their first class.

Cell Phones In Class

Just a reminder to all CP students and families: the use of cell phones is not permitted in class. You may check your phones in between classes or at lunch, but they must remain off or on silent and out of sight while in the classroom unless specifically stated otherwise by your teachers.

Lunch Reminder & Pizza Wednesdays

Please be sure to bring a healthy lunch each day! It's so important in helping our students to be able to focus and learn in the afternoon. Microwaves are available for use if needed. Students, remember that we eat outside unless it is announced that we are staying inside due to weather. Please make sure you are cleaning up all trash before heading back inside for class. Thank you for helping keep our campus clean.

Pizza will be available for purchase on Wednesdays! Cost is $2.00 for one slice, or $3.00 for two slices. Healthy snacks and drinks are also available for purchase from Ms. Ramona.

Student Absences

Parents: Please be sure to call the front office as soon as possible in the morning if your child is ill and is going to be absent. It is important for us to be able to keep accurate attendance records, and this will help! The office phone # is 768-7093. If your student is absent due to a medical or dental appointment, please bring a doctor's note so we can excuse the absence. Thank you!

JPEC Wellness Website

Please visit our wellness website that focuses on health, wellness, fitness and nutrition for our Falcon families. It also has snack lists and pricing for items available for purchase during lunch breaks. Click on the link below to check it out!

Proudly celebrating our 5th Anniversary! Go Falcons!

Ms. Debra A. Holton, CP Principal

debra.holton@jacksonpec.org, (517) 768-7093

JPEC exists to ensure student success through a relevant and rigorous educational experience and environment.

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