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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.

post to marquee

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.  


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.


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.

Principal's Message

During September, we had two visits from consultants from the International Baccalaureate Organization who observed classrooms and talked with students and staff. These visits provided us with important feedback to help us as we implement our IB Programme of Inquiry. Both consultants complimented the staff and students for the work we have done so far and encouraged us to submit our final application for authorization. On October 1st, we submitted our application for both the Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes. This application will be followed by a visit in the spring to complete this verification process. Our Michell staff and students are to be commended for their hard work throughout this process. We are one step closer to becoming an IB World School. Thank you for all of your continued support. I couldn’t be more proud of our school community.

Best regards,
Laura Lembo Ed.D

Conference Days -- Minimum Day Schedule

We will be following a Minimum Day schedule to accommodate goal setting conferences.  Students will be released at 1:30pm according to grade level as follows:


October 13th-21st: 4th and 5th grade

October 16th-21st: Kindergarten through 3rd grade

October 17th-21st: 6th through 8th grade

October Family Dinner Night!


Let Chili's do the cooking while we support Joe Michell PTO at the same time.

With each flyer presented on Tuesday Chili's will donate 15% of the event day

sales back to this great organization.


The Joe Michell PTO Give Back Event is:

October 21, 2014

11:00am - 10:00pm

only at:


4261 1st Street

Livermore, CA 94550-2267

925-371-8977 -

Click here to view the flyer

Halloween Carnival


Please join us October 24th from 5:30-7:30PM for the Halloween Carnival!

We will be having face painting, haunted mansion, pumpkin launcher, games, treats and more!

Join Us for Coffee …


and a Morning Snack! Join the PTO every Friday in the Parent Center in the MPR from 8:30-9:00AM. We look forward to seeing you there!

After School Enrichment Program


In September we offered only ART classes and have an amazing 62 students currently enrolled. As you will see from the 2 attached fliers, we have So much to offer. Please get these forms back to the school as soon as possible (with payment attached), these classes fill fast and ALWAYS have waiting lists. Next month we hope to bring in new classes.....Djembe Drumming for 4th - 8th Grade, instrumental music for 3rd, 4 th & 5th grade and beginning music for 1-3rd grade. We look forward to another enriching year!

Click here to learn more.

Schedule your Fall School Tour Now

Interested in seeing if Joe Michell School is the right school for your student?  Call our main office at 606-4738 to schedule a tour on one of the following Autumn tour dates:

Friday, September 19th (Between 9:00 and 11:00 AM)

Friday, October 17th (Between 9:00 and 11:00 AM)

Friday, November 14th (Between 9:00 and 11:00 AM)


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

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

Anyone can view the school gallery online at

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.


Today: 10/22/14

2010 CA Distinguished School


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 2014/2015 has begun.   Running Club begins on Wednesday, September 17th. See the JMS running club page for more information. 


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!


New healthier foods...

in the cafeteria this year!

Click on the image for more information