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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.

Principal's Message

Our school year has gotten off to a great start. Students are getting back into the routines of school, meeting familiar classmates and making new friends. Student enrollment had increased by 100 more students compared to last year, so we have been busy making space and preparing for lots of new families who have joined our school community.

Now that students are familiar with their classrooms, it is time to help build their independence getting to their classroom on their own. We will be asking for your assistance in keeping our courtyard area clear. Parents are welcome to accompany their child to the playground. When the bell rings, students will line up by room number before walking to their classrooms. We appreciate your support in maintaining a safe school environment for all.

We are looking forward to a very rewarding school year.

Dr. Lembo

JoeMichellHarvestDanceLogo.jpg Family Harvest Dance

Where: Joe Michell MPR

When: Friday, September 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Why: To join with the community to have fun with your family

Cost: $10 per family, if paid by Mon., Sept 22nd or $15 at the door

What’s included? A drink, treat and bag of chips per family member

What else is available to eat? Pizza by the slice for $2.00

Click here to download the registration form

After School Enrichment Program


We want to invite all of our students to experience after school enrichment. Classes range from $5.00 - $10.00 per class meeting and are grouped into sessions 4 – 8 weeks long. Click here to learn more.

Schedule your Fall School Tour Now

Interested in seeing if Joe Michell School is the right school for your student?  Call our main office at 606-4738 to schedule a tour on one of the following Autumn tour dates:

Friday, September 19th (Between 9:00 and 11:00 AM)

Friday, October 17th (Between 9:00 and 11:00 AM)

Friday, November 14th (Between 9:00 and 11:00 AM)



Like other forms of cancer, childhood cancer has an international symbol, the gold ribbon. This is an easily-recognizable symbol to unite under, if people know what it means. Sadly, when asked, most people would not be able to identify the gold ribbon as the symbol for childhood cancer awareness.

In 1997, a group of parents started discussing the creation of a universal awareness ribbon for children with cancer. Many colors were considered, but after much thought, it was decided that the color gold was the perfect choice for our cause. Gold is a precious metal, and our children are precious.

Go Gold is a way that your school can join in the fight to beat childhood cancer and provide HOPE to those who need it most.


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.


Today: 9/22/14

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 2014/2015 has begun.   Running Club begins on Wednesday, September 17th. 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