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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.


Hello Joe Michell Families,

This message is to remind you that you will receive a ‘snapcode’ during the week of August 4th.  

If for whatever reason you do not receive a ‘snapcode,’ either by email or US mail, please contact the office at (925) 606-4738. The office will be open beginning August 5th from 8am - 4pm Monday through Friday if you have any questions. Please note that only the primary parent/guardian will receive the notification.

Please remember that this is mandatory, and all parents must complete for their student(s), whether they are new to the district or returning.  Please see the schedule below for orientation dates. The computer lab will be available during this time if you need assistance with the online registration.

  • Monday, August 18th for 6th-8th Grade from 3-5pm in the multipurpose room
  • Tuesday, August 19th for TK-5th Grade from 3-5pm in the multipurpose room

Thank you!

2014-15 School Year

The 2014/15 school year begins August 25, 2014!

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



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.



Come to the Health Fair on August 23 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore for free health, dental & vision screenings for ages 5-18 along with food, entertainment, and activities.


View the Health Fair flyer

Today: 8/22/14

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 2013/2014 has begun.  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

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!