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College Prep Notes Sunday, November 3, 2019

Athletic Events

Tuesday: Nov 5th

College Prep Boys Basketball- Home Game vs. Island City Academy. 5:00 p.m. 3055 Shirley Drive, Jackson. No early release.

CP Robotics Competition-November

The Falcon Works (10735) team will attend their qualification competition on November 16, from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at Marshall Middle School. If you have questions regarding this even, please contact Doc B: clinton.bartholomew@jacksonpec.org

CP Fall Fun Night

Student Council has planned a Fall Fun Night for November 15th from 4:30-6:30! Fun Nights are events held at the school where students can go to different rooms to participate in the activities. At our Fall Fun Night, we will have games, karaoke, and Just Dance. There will also be a Scavenger Hunt, escape room, and face painting. This is a great opportunity for students to hang out and connect with each other. The cost of the event is $3. There will be pizza, drinks, and other snacks for sale for an additional price. We would love for some parent volunteers! Please contact Ms. Lloyd at donna.lloyd@jacksonpec.org or Alex Ulicny at alex.ulicny@jacksonpec.org if you would like to volunteer.

CP Fall Feast

On November 20th during lunch, we will be hosting a CP Fall Feast. This is a potluck style event. Students and staff are asked to bring in a dish or food to share. We are celebrating the holiday season and creating an opportunity for students and staff to connect outside the classroom. If you are financially unable to provide a dish to share, your student is still welcome to partake in the Feast. We do not want anyone excluded from this event. Please contact Ms. Lloyd at donna.lloyd@jacksonpec.org if you have any questions.

WANTED: A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERS!

We would like to get Popcorn Friday Fundraiser started for our College Prep Falcons. We need a few parents to volunteer each week to help pop, bag and distribute the corn. To be corny about it... we need a Popcorn "Kernal" to take the reigns. All funds raised go towards College Prep experiences like the YMCA Camp and DC trip. Please reach out to our JPAC Vice President, Angie Guadagnini, at angie.guadagnini@jacksonpec.org if you're interested.

SCHOOLOGY PARENT ACCOUNTS

Parent letters went out this week with instructions and access codes for you to create your Parent Account in Schoology. In an effort to strengthen our communication between school and home, we are opening Parent Access in our learning management system, Schoology. With this access you will be able to see what your student sees, including updates from the school, events listed on our calendar, classroom materials, and messages! Our next training session will be November 6th from 7:45 am - 8:45 am. POC: clinton.bartholomew@jacksonpec.org

Please Dress for the Weather!

With the weather changing, sometimes by the minute, it is important that students come to school prepared. We have outside recess twice per day, and an inside/outside lunch. Many walk over to Justin Whiting Hall or the Fieldhouse for class, and it has been raining a lot lately. A jacket and umbrella would be very beneficial for students to have on hand daily. Please consider sending these items with your student. Also, plan ahead for the snow! Coats, boots and mittens/gloves will be needed as students will definitely need them daily. It would be a great idea to mark your students items with their name and phone number, in case they get lost. Thank you!

Kindness Committee

Need help working things out with another peer? Attend any meeting during Flex Block -EIC Rm. 104 (Mrs. Sager) and we will help! Congrats to our officers: L to R: Kyah Neville (Co-Pres), Sameer Ahmad (Treas), Jaysianne Albert (Co-Pres), Noah Blondke (Sec), & Kendra Strawser (VP):

JPAC Updates

Turkey Bowl Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, November 22 from 10 pm -12 am at JAX 60. Please join us for a night of fun. Tickets are $25/person or $100/lane (up to 5 people). Fee includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and 1 pizza per lane. In addition, we will have raffles available including a 50/50. Tickets are available for purchase in the main office at Justin Whiting Hall. Reserve your lane today! (No actual turkeys are harmed during the event.)

Donations accepted until 11/18. We are asking our students to bring in donations by grade level for our themed raffle baskets. Items can be turned in at the office during school hours. (CP students can drop off donations at EIC and EC students can drop off donations at JW)

CP 1: Movie Night

CP 2: Chocolate

CP 3: Winter Comfort (coffee/tea/cocoa/fuzzy socks, etc)

EC 1: Game Night

EC 2: Snacks

EC 3: Spa Night

EC 4/5: Gift Cards

We would like to get Popcorn Friday Fundraiser started for our College Prep Falcons. We need a few parents to volunteer each week to help pop, bag and distribute the corn. To be corny about it... we need a Popcorn "Kernal" to take the reins. All funds raised go towards College Prep experiences like the YMCA Camp and DC trip. Please reach out to our JPAC Vice President, Angie Guadagnini, at angie.guadagnini@jacksonpec.org if you're interested.

Join us at our next PAC Membership meeting. There is no fee to join, you just need to be a parent/guardian of a JPEC student. Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:30 - 7 pm.

Upcoming Community Engagement Events

Coffee & Conversations: NWEA testing- Thursday Nov 7 from 8-8:45 am at the Educational Innovation Center (College Prep) Building

Meet with Malmquist: SAT Prep and it's Impact - Thursday Nov 21 from 4:15 - 5 pm at Justin Whiting Hall (Early College) Building

Schoology Information Sessions- Wednesday Nov 6 from 7:45 am-8:45 am and Thursday Nov 19 from 5:15-6:15 pm at Justin Whiting Hall Rm 158

Winter Community Forum- Monday, February 10, 2020 from 6:15 - 7:45 pm

School Day/Office Hours/Phone Number

Please note that the school day hours have changed slightly. We still begin at 9:00 a.m., but our day concludes at 3:55 p.m. this year instead of 4:30 p.m. The office will be open daily at 7:30 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. Please be sure to have students picked up prior to the office closing. The new number to the EIC is (517)760-JPEC.

Lunches

Please ensure students are bringing healthy choices in their lunches daily. We have noticed that many students are bringing items like candy and bottles/cans of soda pop, which are full of sugar and caffeine, and tend to have an adverse effect on the learning atmosphere in the classroom during the afternoon. Please consider sending water, or flavored water in place of soda. Not only will it be beneficial for the students, it will cut down on stains and ants that result from spills. Thank you so much for your consideration!

Lost & Found

Please have your student check the table in the entryway for items they have misplaced. Items are really starting to stack up! Things that go unclaimed for a significant amount of time will be donated. Thank you!

Dress Code for 2019-2020

Cell Phones In Class

Just a reminder to all CP students and families: cell phones are not permitted in class. You may check your phones during recess or at lunch, but they must remain off or on silent and in lockers during class time.

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 760-JPEC. 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!

CP1 YMCA Camp Information

Each year, JPEC sends all CP1 students to the YMCA Camp. It's a great opportunity for our young Falcons to learn, explore and bond as a team. The camp isn't until March, 2020, but below you will find helpful information to keep you informed. Questions should be directed to heather.hillman@jacksonpec.org

Washington DC Trip, 2021

Please click the link below to access information about the Washington DC trip that will be taking place in the 2020-2021 school year. Questions should be directed to heather.hillman@jacksonpec.org

London, Paris, Rome in 2021

Friday, November 8th: Final Enrollment Opportunity for dual-enrolled Early College students to join the 2021 tour to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome

How does the Duomo in Florence compare to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome? Which unmistakable building makes a stronger impact on you—the Arc de Triomphe in Paris or the Houses of Parliament in London? Explore these four iconic cities in one fell swoop and connect their histories and cultures, gaining worldly perspectives to draw on for the rest of your life.

Meet in room 158 from 8:00-8:45 am on Friday, November 8th. Enrollment for this 10-day tour will close at the end of the term. Students earn college credit while on tour, and therefore must be dual-enrolled at the time of travel.

Not able to join us in 2021? Not to worry! JPEC will offer this same tour in June of 2024. Enrollment for the 2024 tour will open in May of 2021.

JPEC's New College Preparatory Building, the Education Innovation Center

Ms. Debra A. Holton, CP Principal

debra.holton@jacksonpec.org, (517) 760-JPEC

Jackson Preparatory & Early College - Your place to grow, Your purpose to discover, Your future to create.