College Prep Notes Sunday, April 21, 2019

M-STEP Information

The 8th grade M-STEP will be held again, Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25 during first block. All CP3 students should report to room 165 no later than 8:45, where Miss Hillman and Mrs. Nachazel will administer the testing. Students will be testing in the areas of Science and Social Studies only, as this year the ELA and Math portions of state testing were accomplished through the PSAT 8/9. Testing will begin at 9:00 and conclude around 10:20. Please encourage your student to get plenty of rest prior to testing, and eat a healthy breakfast.

Testing will be administered on chromebooks, so please ensure devices are charged prior to coming to school Tuesday and Thursday. Also, please have students bring their own earbuds or headphones. We do have extras if necessary.

Unlike the PSAT 8/9, M-STEP testing is not timed. Students who do not finish in the time allotted, and students who are absent on scheduled testing days, will be able to finish on one of the designated make-up days. However, please refrain from scheduling out of school appointments during testing if at all possible.

M-STEP testing for grades 6 & 7 will begin the week of April 29th. Information regarding testing days and times will be shared at a later date.

CP Schedule for all students Tuesday & Thursday

9:00-10:20 Testing Rm 165

10:25-11:45 Block 6

11:45-12:15 Lunch

12:20-1:35 Block 5

1:40-3:00 Block 7

3:05-4:25 Block 8

The Falcon Family Page is now The JPEC Parent Advisory Committee Page

As noted in the April Notes from the President, the Falcon Family Page has been redesigned to engage our Parent Community. Going forward, you can expect to see postings about meetings/events for Parents, requests for volunteer opportunities, and information from our JPAC Board on initiatives. The JPAC page is for current families, staff, and students only!

CP Track

CP Track Meet - Friday, April 26:College Prep Track and Field - E. Jackson Invitational (1566 N. Sutton Rd., Jackson) 4:00 start, 3:00 early release.

Message Space Available in the Falcon Press

Want to wish your friend, student, a family member a happy birthday, congratulations, or good luck message? Do it so they can't miss it! For 20$ you can purchase a business card sized "shout out!" advertisement in The Falcon Press! See or email Conner Richards, Advertising Editor or Scarlet H. Sager, Advisor and provide your message with cash or check and it will appear in our next issue in April 2019. Deadline for ads for this issue is April 20, 2019.

Yearbooks for Sale through April 30th

For the past 5 years, our school has produced a yearbook to preserve school memories for students and their families. The yearbook is a strong tradition in our school and we strive to deliver the best possible yearbook for our students every year. This year’s book is available for purchase online through April 30th. The cost is $60, which provides a hardcover 80-page book filled with memories of our student’s experiences and accomplishments. Orders can be placed at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob by using the code 13635419. To help us provide a high-quality yearbook at a price that all families can afford, please consider contributing to our yearbook donation program. Donations can be made while ordering your own yearbook online. Your generosity allows us to provide yearbooks to students who may not otherwise be able to afford a copy. Thank you for supporting JPEC’s yearbook program!

Warmer Weather = Lunch Outside!

As the weather warms up, we will have lunch outside whenever possible. The general rule is that if it is above 50 degrees and not raining, we will be outside in the courtyard area by the fieldhouse. Please bring a jacket or a sweatshirt to be prepared.

Dress Code Reminder

As a reminder, sweatshirts, hoodies, jackets and shirts worn over uniforms that do not meet dress code specifications are not allowed. 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.

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.

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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