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Absences

Please remember to call in an absence to the attendance line.  925-606-4738 x6970

Also see letter from LVJUSD's Director of Student Services regarding non-excused and excused absences.

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You can celebrate your child’s Birthday or Congratulate your child on an accomplishment by putting it on the marquee in front of the school.  We will post the first name ONLY of the student for 1 week.  We will accept the application forms on a first come first serve basis.  Please get your forms in at least 1 week before you would like it posted.  The cost is $10.00.  Please include this form and cash or check payable to JMPTO to the school office.

Lost & Found

Lost and found is located outside the main foyer.  

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Morning Bell

All students are asked to stay in the playground in the morning where there is supervision.  The school bell rings at 8:25 a.m.  This bell serves two purposes.  The first purpose is middle school students are beginning class.  The second purpose is it serves as a warning bell for 1st - 5th grade students.  When the bell rings the students will have a chance to use the restroom or get a drink of water before class begins.  A whistle will be blown by yard duty and students will line up in the playground area with their class.  They will then proceed to walk to class in a quiet manner.

Envelope Program

Each Friday the blue plastic "Friday Folder" will be sent home with your child.  This is an effort to improve communication between the school and home.  Look over all the material and return signed forms in the envelope promptly on Monday morning (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday).  It is important envelopes are returned since new information will be placed in the envelopes throughout the week.  If your child does not return the envelope, we cannot guarantee you will be provided with timely school information.

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The blue envelopes are waterproof and will last all year.  Students will be required to have a Home Envelope.  Should your child misplace or lose and envelope, you will need to purchase a replacement envelope in the office for a dollar donation.

Note: If you notice an update needs to be made to the JMS website, please email: jmptowebmaster@gmail.com.  Updates are made once a week (or more frequently when time permits).  If you have an urgent matter, please note that in the subject line.  Also, if you are interested in being a part of the web team, use the above email address and express your interest.  We can always use extra help.  Thank you!

no SCHOOL monday 4/21

Remember, there is no school this Monday 4/21.  

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Plant Sale April 17

Please stop by and buy plants for your Spring garden.

Thursday, April 17
2:30-3:30pm
Joe Michell School (in front of school)

All proceeds will go directly to after school enrichment & our Garden Program.  We will have Tomatoes, Peppers, Giant Sunflowers, Red Sunflowers, Pumpkins, Sweet Peas, Mint Succulents, Geranuiums clippings (to root & plant), and Seeds!

All plants will be $.50 - $3.00 (cash only please)

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Parent University Math Night, April 29th

For parents and guardians of K-8 students.

Tuesday, April 29th, 6-7pm

Granada High School Student Union

400 Wall Street, Livermore

Presented by: Phil Gonsalves and Drew Kravin

Mathematics Coaching Consortium

West Contra Costa Unified School District

California Mathematics Demonstration Center

(Click HERE for flyer)

 

Talent SHOW June 5th

Joe Michell School Talent Show
Thursday, June 5th 8:45 - 10:00am

Dates to Remember:

  • April 14: Registration Begins
  • April 18: Registration Ends
  • May 2: Auditions 3:30 - 4:15pm
  • May 27: Dress Rehearsal 3:00-4:00pm

Maximum of 6 students per act and a Maximum of 3 minutes per act!

If you are planning on participating, return your Registration Form.

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Mother and Son Bowling Night

An evening for you to share with an important woman in your life, such as your mom, step-mom, grandma, aunt, or guardian.

When and Where? Join us Thursday, April 24th from 6-8pm at Granada Bowl (1620 Railroad Avenue, Livermore)

How much? The cost is $20 for a boy and his lady.  Each additional boy within a family is $12 (includes an additional arcade card).

Ticket much be pre-purchased - no tickets will be sold at the door.

What is included? A fun night of bowling with other Joe Michell mothers/sons.  The cost includes shoes and 1 arcade card per couple which can be used at any time and does not expire.  Also included is dessert (food can be purchased at the cafe for an additional charge - dinner will not be included).  Prizes will also be awarded for the top-winning couple(s).

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The event is sponsored by Joe Michell PTO

Need Help with Measure G Phone Banks

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OUR SCHOOLS CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE THE FUNDING THAT MEASURE G PROVIDES!!!  None of us can raise $3.8 million each and every year for the next 7 years!!  If you think one night of phone banking is too much to do, try thinking about how much you will have to do if this measure fails.  Please do not think that someone else is going to do this!  It really shouldn't be that hard to get 12 people from each school site each night - between teachers, staff, and PARENTS! The following is the link to sign up for phone banking: http://voteyesongforlivermorekids.org
 
This measure is critical to keeping programs in our schools.  If it doesn't pass, we CAN anticipate that we will lose a significant amount of funding which our school, can't afford.
 
We, Joe Michell, must have at least 12 volunteers for each of the dates that our school has signed up for at the phone bank.  The dates for Joe Michell are May 12 and May 19.

2014-15 School Year

Open Enrollment and Registration Information for the 2014-15 school year.

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Keep saving...

your BoxTops and Labels.  Our goal is $1,800 so that means we need 18,000 boxtops.  We can do it!

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artsonia

Move Over Famous Artists! Joe Michell School artists are taking over the spotlight! 

Joe Michell has teamed up with Artsonia, www.artsonia.com -- the world's largest online kid's art museum -- to display the students' artwork.

Anyone can view the school gallery online at www.artsonia.com/schools/Michelljoe1

Order custom keepsakes imprinted with your child's art.  What a perfect holiday gift! Artsonia will donate 20% of their annual product revenue back to our school.  Order by December 15th to guarantee delivery by Christmas.

If you do not see your child's artwork published, please be patient as it will be uploaded and ready for viewing and ordering soon.

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Calling all photographers!

If you have snapshots of students and school activities that you want to be considered for this year’s book, please go to the link below, follow the steps and upload your pictures:

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Today: 4/18/14
8:30 AM Join PTO in the Parent Center

Trimester 1: 08/21/14 - 11/22/13
Trimester 2: 12/02/14 - 03/07/14
Trimester 3: 03/10/14 - 06/12/14

School Facility Planning

2010 CA Distinguished School

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Joe Michell School

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Before and After School

Parents are asked to remain in the front of the school before/after school.  This helps to keep a quiet learning environment for those students who are already in class.  We want to have the most productive environment for your child's education.  We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a safe and happy school year.

Running Club!

Running Club for 2013/2014 has begun.  See the JMS running club page for more information. 

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Every Wednesday!!!

Show your school spirit by wearing your Joe Michell gear or blue and white.  If you are in need of new gear, swing by our store.

Join us Friday mornings

Please join us each Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Joe Michell Parent Center.  The Parent Center is located to the left as you enter the MPR.

Meet other parents, get the latest updates, share your concerns and ideas and meet PTO members.  Enjoy some coffee and refreshments and great conversation.  We look forward to seeing you!

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New healthier foods...

in the cafeteria this year!

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Where does our money go?

Parents often wonder where the PTO spends their money and how it benefits our school.  The PTO thinks it is important for everyone to know what we do for Joe Michell.  

Please see letter from the JMS PTO President outlining what we are doing for the school.  You can also find our newly passed budget.  Keep in mind that our budget is based on brining in a lot of fundraising dollars through events, donations, and passive fundraisers.  If we are not able to secure the funding, many of our planned expenses will have to be cut back or unfunded.  Your support is critical to our success!