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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.
Phone in absences
Please remember to call in an absence to the attendance line.
Students who have perfect attendance (no absences and no tardies) will receive a perfect attendance award at the end of the school year.
On behalf of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) Board of Education, our outstanding educators, support staff and administrators, I welcome you to the 2012-13 academic year! Read on... (en Espanol)
Lost & Found
Lost and found is located outside the main foyer.
All students who do not have proof of receiving a Tdap booster shot will not be able to start school in the fall until proof (yellow immunization card or immunization print out from your physician's office) is provided. Click here for more information.
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.
There is NO SCHOOL this Friday (5/24) and Monday (5/27)!
open house May 23; 6:30pm - 7:30pm
JMS On-Line Book Fair 5/17 - 5/23
On-line Book Fair dates are
The Student Leadership team has planned the following activities to celebrate during the week of Open House. All Joe Michell students are encouraged to participate in the activities and show their school spirit.
Mon: Disney Day!
Tues: Sports Day!
Wed: Red, White, and Blue Day!
Thurs: Grown Up Day!
Fri: NO SCHOOL!
Recycle your old toothbrushes!
Calling to all you super scrubbers, fancy flossers, marvelous mouth washers, and anyone that owns a toothbrush. We need your help…well, actually your toothbrush!
ReVITALize is a toothbrush collective campaign we are launching to raise awareness and find solutions to the plastic that is filling the landfills.
Please recycle your old toothbrushes in this bin, which will be located in the foyer. For each recycled toothbrush, our school earns money. The recycled toothbrushes will be turned into recycled art, and we will be sent pictures of the art pieces. We also will be entered into a raffle for the opportunity to earn $5,000 for Joe Michell!
Remember, recycle your toothbrushes to the Revitalize bin!
box tops summer countdown
Spirit Week Update
Rodeo Days (Originally scheduled for Friday the 24th, which is a non-school day) will now take place on Friday, June 7th, to coincide with the opening of the 95th Annual Livermore Rodeo. Students can dress up like cowboys and cowgirls on this day.... Continue
Nacho Sale Every Friday
Nacho's are now being sold every Friday after school starting this Friday, March 15. Stop by the MPR and get an afterschool snack, only $3. All proceeds go to the Joe Michell Middle School. Continue
Joe Michell Running Club
Running Club meets every Tuesday morning at 8am on the blacktop. If the weather is bad, cancellations will be posted on the JM web site by 7am on Tuesday morning. Continue
Mrs. Hallahan's Class won pizza!!!
In the last collection for box tops, Mrs. Hallahan's 1st graders brought in 1,030 box tops. Don't stop saving! Box Tops are always accepted!
Joe Michell has surpassed its $1,000 goal by reaching $1,187.90.
Scholarship Opportunity at LARPD
LARPD is offering an Aquatic Adventure Camp this summer specifically for 12-14 year olds from low-income families. Applicants must complete a scholarship applicant (not online). Registration for their programs started today!! Complete information is on the bottom right hand corner of page 3 of the LARPD Summer 2013 catalog.
Joe Michell Science Odyssey results
Way to go Joe Michell students!!!
2010 CA Distinguished School
Joe Michell IB World Info
The IB organization has accepted our application for the Middle Year Programme (MYP) for the 2013-14 school year. We will be a candidate school for the MYP starting the next school year. Our Primary Years application is still pending. More information coming soon...
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LVJUSD '12 to our Community
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 2012/2013 has begun. See Joe Michell's running club page for more information.
Every Tuesday, Jamba Juice
Beginning March 12, every Tuesday Jamba Juice will be out front of the school. Come get a nutritious snack and support PTO.
Large = $3.00
Small = $2.00
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!
Teacher Incentive Program
The PTO wants to offer monthly drawings for school and classroom supplies, gift cards and other items for all teachers. Drawings are held on the last day of each month.
Teachers “earn” tickets by boosting teacher and student involvement in PTO events. To find out how teachers may earn tickets, click here.
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!