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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.
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.
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.
Note: If you notice an update needs to be made to the JMS website, please email: email@example.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!
Spirit Week February 10 - 14
Show your school spirit and participate!
2/10 - Famous Person Day
2/11 - Disco Day
2/12 - Crazy Hair Day
2/13 - Sports Day
2/14 - Pajama Day
Brought to you by JMS Student Leadership
random acts of kindness
During the month of February you can recognize fellow students who demonstrate the "Joe Michell Way" by practicing random acts of kindness and making good choices. You can design/decorate a heart when you see another student engaging in a Random Act of Kindness. When finished please turn the completed heart into the office and the student leadership team will display it in the MPR.
Patxi's Pizza Fundraiser 2/19
Wednesday, February 19th, Patxi's Pizza in Livermore will donate 10% of the entire day's sales to Joe Michell School's Fifth Grade Science Program. Please support us by dining at Patxi's or placing a to-go, delivery or catering order on the 19th.
No flyer necessary. Patxi's is located at 2470 1st Street in Livermore. Their phone number is (925) 371-1000. See you there!
father/daughter dance 50's sock hop
Joe Michell Girls TK through 8th grade are invited to spend a special evening with their dads dressed in their best 50s poodle skirts or pink lady jackets!
When: Friday, February 21, 2014 from 6-8:30pm
Where: Joe Michell School MPR
This is a dinner and dance for girls and their date. There will be pictures, dancing and a hula hoop contest. A perfect opportunity for fathers (or other father figure such as grandpa, uncle, etc.) and their daughters to spend time together.
Cost: $20 per father/daughter couple ($8 for each additional girl)
Tickets will be sold at the door only. Dinner includes a soda shop faire such as hot dogs, hamburgers, and milkshakes. Picture packages (including a 5x7, 4x6, and 4 wallets) can be purchased for an additional $5 at the event.
Some highlights of 2013 included an author/illustrator visit from Janet and JakeTashjian. The mother/son team was entertaining and educational. We loved the books, and they are always popular in the ...more
This year's flu season is expected to affect many people. It is important for us to take as many precautions as possible in order to keep ourselves and our students in good health. Please see the attached information.
2014-15 School Year
Open Enrollment and Registration Information for the 2014-15 school year.
2014 science odyssey
If you are interested in participating in the 2014 LVJUSD Science Odyssey, see below for important date:
- 01/24/14: Registration Deadline
2014 registration form. Look forward to more information coming soon.
your BoxTops and Labels. The next collection time is February 15th. However, you can send them in as you gather them from friends and family. Our goal is $1,800 so that means we need 18,000 boxtops. We can do it!
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.
Calling all photographers!
Trimester 1: 08/21/14 - 11/22/13
2010 CA Distinguished School
Joe Michell School
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 for 2013/2014 has begun. See the JMS running club page for more information.
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!
Teacher Incentive Program
The PTO wants to offer periodic drawings for school and classroom supplies, gift cards and other items for all teachers. Teachers “earn” tickets by boosting teacher and student involvement in PTO events. To find out how teachers may earn tickets, click here.
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!