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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.

Note: If you notice an update needs to be made to the JMS website, please email:  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!

The last week of school is approaching

The last week of school is fast approaching and we wanted to make you aware that the last week of school has different release times:

  • June 9, 10 & 11: All students are out of school at 1:30pm
  • June 12: All students are out of school at 12:30pm for the last day of school.

Campus catering will not be providing hot lunch service on June 12th.  Instead they will provide a bag lunch for any students that requests one.  Bag lunches must be pre-ordered and paid for by Thurs., May 22nd.  Please contact the office to sign up and pay for a bag lunch.  Breakfast service on the last day of school, June 12th, will be provided.

joe michell open house

Joe Michell School Families,

Tomorrow nigh tis Open House.  Classrooms will be open from 6-7pm.  There will be a Joe Michell Band concert in the multi-purpose room at 7pm.

We hope to see you there!


joe michell families

There are just a few more weeks of school before summer break.  It is very important that we have all of your correct mailing and email address information.  Please call the office at 925-606-4738 or stop by if your mailing or email address has changed.  Over the summer you will be receiving important information about online registration and orientation.

Thank you!

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.


Memorial Day Heroes Campaign

During the next few weeks the Student Leadership Team will be collecting letters and donations to send to our troops currently stationed overseas.  You can donate needed items that remind the troops of home and provide them with some of the comforts we are afforded in this great nation.  These are just a couple of ways we can honor our troops and show our appreciation for all of the hard work and sacrifices they make to protect our country.  Please turn in your donations by May 30th to the office or Room 10.

Donation Ideas: (Items most requested by the troops)

Starbucks Via Coffee Packets, K-Cups Coffee and Tea for Keurig Machines, Protein Bars, Powder Drink Mix (Crystal Light, Gatorade, etc.), Beef Jerky, Slim Jims, Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds, Travel size shampoo & conditioner, Shaving Cream, Disposable Razors, Lip Balm, Chap Stick, Playing Cards, UNO, Travel Size Games, Small homemade gifts -- reminders and comforts of "home"


Keep saving...

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

Make sure that you look at the expiration dates on your boxes and containers at home.  Some will expire before the next school year starts like June through August.  We don't want to miss out collecting all of that money!

Last count in March 2014 we were at $1,328.90  We can do it!


2014-15 School Year

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.


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: 7/28/14

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

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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!