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College prep notes Sunday, September 9, 2018

Thank you to our Falcon families and students for helping to our first week of school fantastic! Our Back-to-School Bash and Skate Night were both well-attended and it was great to see our students participating and families investing in getting our JPEC CP community off to a flying start!

Computer Rollout & AUP's

Computers have been assigned to students and given to Focus Group teachers. Students have had an opportunity to log into their devices and make sure they are working properly within their FG classrooms, but they will not be allowed to take the units home until next Tuesday, Sept. 11. On Tuesday, students who have a signed AUP on file, in addition to the required $75.00 deposit paid, will be able to take their computers home. Students who have not turned in a signed AUP and their $75.00 deposit, will only be able to use the computers in class. If you need to complete this process, click the link below. Forms and deposits can be turned-in to the front office or Alex Ulicny. If you need assistance with the $75.00 deposit, please communicate with us.

NWEA Testing Moved to Sept. 10 & 11

Due to a delay in the distribution of student computers, NWEA testing has been moved to Monday and Tuesday of this week. Students will test in their content-specific classrooms in math, reading, language arts and science. These tests are important as they give us information that will help us place students in the most appropriate classroom levels for their individual needs. As always, do your best!

Early Release Wednesdays

We will still be having early release each Wednesday for district professional development. Release time is at 3:35.

New Falcon Newsletter

The road from application to enrollment has finally reached it's conclusion and your student is now a full-fledged JPEC Falcon! Welcome to our inaugural newsletter, specifically for families with newly enrolled students. We are excited to see all of our new Falcons begin their journey to graduation and beyond. You can expect to begin with weekly messages and "graduate" to bi-weekly, then monthly messages throughout the 2018-2019 school year. The intent of this newsletter is to broaden your understanding and resources at JPEC and lower the learning curve for our #JPECdifference and always welcome your feedback on how to make your transition smoother.

Athletic Events This Week

Tuesday: CP Volleyball vs. Paragon Academy @ Home (ORS Fieldhouse, 3055 Shirley Dr., Jackson) - 5:00 p.m. (Release at 3:30, players arrive by 4:30). Cost is $3-Adults, $2-Students, Children under 5 and Seniors-FREE. CP Soccer vs. Paragon Academy @ Home (JC Fieldhouse) - 4:00 p.m. (Release at 3:00).

Wednesday: CP Cross Country Invitational @ Leslie (4141 S. Hull Rd. Leslie, MI 49251) - 4:00 p.m. (Release at 2:00).

Saturday: CP Volleyball Tournament @ Washtenaw Christian Academy (7200 Moon Rd., Saline, MI 48176) - 9:00 a.m. CP Soccer Tournament @ Washtenaw Christian Academy (Same address as above) - 9:00 a.m.

Lunch Reminder

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.

Dress Code Reminders

All CP students are expected to be in uniform Monday-Thursday and to follow the dress code policy. Each Friday is Falcon Friday, and students are allowed to wear JPEC spirit wear and jeans, if desired. To clarify, students must be in uniform or in jeans and spirit wear. Jeans may not be worn unless a JPEC shirt or sweatshirt is also worn as spirit wear. Jeans must be regular blue-jeans, or solid-color plain denim in the approved colors of black, grey, khaki or maroon. No rips, tears or embellishments allowed.

Scholastic Book Orders - Miss. Lloyd

During the month of September, if we order a total of $300 worth of books from Scholastic, our school will earn 10,000 bonus points to use on free books! All of the books that you purchase will be shipped for free to our school, and we will give the books to your student. The final day to place orders will be September 28, 2018. Scholastic has a great selection of interesting and age appropriate books. Please help fill our classrooms with new books by getting books for your student. If you would like to purchase books, please visit the link below. Make sure you use our class code P9LQT. You should see a message from Ms. Lloyd on the website to know you are in the right place. Contact Ms. Lloyd at donna.lloyd@jacksonpec.org if you have any questions.

Art Studio Fee

Art students should drop off their $10 studio fee to Miss Nikki or Miss Ramona in the front office by Sept. 21st. If you have questions regarding this fee or need assistance, contact Ms. Shirt at sarah.shirk@jacksonpec.org.

Paris, Anyone?

September is the last month that students are able to enroll in the unbelievable opportunity to take a trip to Paris. If students and parents would like to learn about the opportunity or need help enrolling in the tour, please come to our next meeting, which is scheduled from 4:30-5:00 on Friday, Sept. 14th. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Shirt at sarah.shirk@jacksonpec.org.

New JPEC Wellness Website

Our amazing P.E./Health teacher, Ms. Shaw, has created a new 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!

Beginning Band - Mrs. Ortell

Parents of incoming beginning band students:

Beginning band will be starting at the beginning of November. Students wishing to participate in beginning band will have band for about an hour once a week. The reason for us meeting just once a week is so students can be grouped in sections according to which instruments they play. This gives them more direct instruction.

I will be in classrooms in October to have students fitted for the instruments that will best suit them. At that point, they may choose which one they prefer. Students are encouraged to rent instruments if possible. It is a rent-to-own program and you can end the agreement early if your child decides not to stay with band. In addition to that, the instruments are fully insured if, for any reason, your student’s instrument is broken, damaged or lost. Should you choose to purchase your students instrument outright, whether you choose used or new, I would ask that you check with me before you purchase. Some instruments are not high-quality and are not going to give your student the best chance at success. If you have an instrument on-hand and would like to know if it is a good one, feel free to bring it in and I will be happy to take look at it. Estimates on repairs with our music/instrument supplier are free.

Note: I do not start students on percussion. French horn, oboe or bassoon are also discouraged as these instruments tend to be very difficult for beginners. The instruments that the students may choose to start on are flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, baritone and trombone. I hope to have a large group of students with which to work this fall! Please consider encouraging your student to try band!

Back to School P.E. Bingo - Ms. Shaw

Click on the link below to play Ms. Shaw's Back to School Bingo!

No School - Tuesday, September 18

Mark your calendars! JPEC will be closed for students on Tuesday, September 18 for Professional Development for our Teachers.

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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