Please remember to call in an absence to the attendance line. 925-606-4738, then press 2. Please remember that if your student is out for three or more days, we will need a doctor's note. Also see letter from LVJUSD's Director of Student Services regarding non-excused and excused absences.
Students who have perfect attendance (no absences, no tardies and no early dismissals will receive a perfect attendance award at the end of each trimester.
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JMS IB PYP/MYP WORLD SCHOOL
6th - 8th Grade
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.
Minimum Day 12/22
All students will be released at 1:30pm on December 22nd.
Winter Break 12/23 - 1/6
We will be CLOSED for Winter Break on
Friday, December 23rd - Friday, January 6th
Wishing you & your family a safe & Happy Holiday Season!
Joe Michell School Tours
Are you interested in learning more about Joe Michell School and our IB programme?
Schedule your school tour by clicking on the link below.
News from our Librarian
A HUGE thank you to the volunteers that helped make our recent Book Fair a great success. We earned over $1000 to be used to purchase more books for the LIbrary. I could not have done it without Shannon McNeil, Heidi Ching, Janelle Lopez, Rebekah Hart, Ann Furlotte, Trina Lagenour, Gina Ramanathan and students Makayla Winchell, Jordan Grijalva and Hannah Callahan. Many thanks go out to everyone that stopped in and shopped - we had a very successful fair, thanks to YOU!
Middle School students may also shop anytime through the Scholastic Book Clubs, and flyers are available in the Library.
On-line orders can be placed at: www.scholastic.com/readingclub
The on-line code for the Library is LPTTY. Any points earned through on-line shopping always go toward new books for the library!
Library Medica Specialist
YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!
The Joe Michell Yearbook is now on sale.
The price for a standard soft cover yearbook is $25. The price for a hard cover yearbook is $30.
These prices will be good until December 31st.
Buy now and get the best price!!
Yearbook ID Code: 7842217
Ms. Martin and Science Fun!
We had a great turnout for Family Science Night in September! This event was just the beginning. The Science Odyssey Logo contest is going on now and the annual Hour of Code is coming soon. Please visit Ms. Martin’s website to see photos from Family Science Night, get information about Science Odyssey, find out more about Project Lead the Way, see what the Next Generation Science Standards are all about, view volunteer opportunities, and find links to discover more about science and engineering. You can access Ms. Martin’s website by clicking here on Discover JMS/Teachers/1st-5th grade Science. Visit often - the website is updated weekly.
Do you have a student absent? If yes, please call the Attendance Line at 925-606-4738 ext 2 and leave a detailed message, including your student's name, teacher, days absent, and reason. ALL absences must be excused within 3 days.
If you'd like to make arrangements for homework pickup due to an absent, please email your student's teacher directly. Teacher's email can be found under the "Discover JMS" tab, then the "Teachers" tab.
Our student Valet Program has begun and the students are excited. This is a great program for our entire community and ensures the safety of all students and would not happen without the help of our caring students and parents. We are looking for Valet parent help, if you can help out in the morning, any morning, please contact April Mata at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications
Starting July 1, 2016, the 2016-2017 Free and Reduced Price Meal application online link will be available. Parents/guardians may begin applying on July 1st. We will no longer be supplying paper applications. Applying online is secure and confidential. It ensures a complete and accurate application, resulting in an efficient and quicker processing time.
Apply online at: www.livermoreschools.com click on Departments then Campus Catering.
Joe Michell School is a 2016 Gold Ribbon School
The California Department of Education has recognized Joe Michell School for outstanding achievement in implementing academic content and performance standards. The state also recognized our school as a Title I Academic Achieving School, for success in significantly closing the achievement gap between high and low performing students. Congratulations to our students and staff!
2010 CA Distinguished 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.
Show your school spirit by wearing your Joe Michell gear or blue and white. If you are in need of new gear, please check out FJMS tab on our home page.
New healthier foods...
in the cafeteria this year!
Lost & Found
Lost and found is located outside the main foyer.