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Mrs. Beck, Mrs. Cleaveland,

Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Sterry


We had a local author visit!  Thank you Karen Holcomb for visiting our students!


We have a field trip to the Nature Center coming up at the end of October!

Doughnuts for Dads and Book Fair is coming up next week.

Conferences will be the week of October 29th.





Social Studies


Measurement with nonstandard tools such as cubes.  We are using words like “longer than” and “shorter than.”  We are also counting items to 31.

Students are practicing writing numbers 1-10 and above, attributes of shapes, and collecting data.


Kindergarten Focus for Student Success (Parent/Student/School Compact Title I)

What is a
School-Parent Compact?

A school- parent compact for achievement is an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together.  The compact lays out how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students meet the grade level standards.

Strong Compacts:

*Link to goals of the school improvement plan

*Focus on student learning skills

*Describe how teachers will help students

*Share specific strategies parents can utilize at home

*Explain communication about student progress


Developed Together

The parents, students, and staff of JVES developed this school-parent compact for achievement.  Meetings are held each year to review and revise the compact.


Parents are welcome to contribute comments at any time.


Our Goals for Student Achievement


District goal:


Improve Career and College Readiness for all students Pre-K through Early College.


The district shall increase Career and College Readiness (CCR) as indicated by the Performance Composite CCR to 60%


JVES  Goal:


Increase grade level proficiency with all grade levels in Reading and Math.


The targets are as follows:


Reading: 70% GLP on EOG in 2018-2019


Math: 80% GLP on EOG in 2018-2019


Building Partnerships

Come and meet your new teachers and visit your new classroom before school starts! Visits are held August 20-23rd.

Curriculum Night

Join us to learn about the kindergarten curriculum and how you can help your child have a successful year. September 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Sight Word Party

Please attend one of our parent engagement workshops to help your child learn their sight words.  Workshops will be held October 23, 2018 at 7:30-8:00 AM, 8:00-8:30AM, and 12-12:30PM. The same times will be available October 26th.

Math Night

Explore Kindergarten Math in a new way!  Please join us on November 8, 2018 for a fun-filled math adventure beginning at 5PM.


Author’s Celebration

May 2, 2019


Teacher’s Responsibilities:

The Kindergarten Classroom

Kindergarten teachers will work with  students and their families to support students’ success in reading and math.  Key connections with families will be:


*Fast Start reading program for daily poetry reading and phonological awareness.

*Providing parents with flash cards for sight word practice.

*School website provides links for family fun games that help students practice math facts and sight words.

*Family Math night, November 8, 2018 to learn math games.


Family Responsibilities

JVES parents/guardians joined staff to develop ideas about how families can support students’ success in reading and math. Families may have other ideas to add to this list. 


*Practice poem nightly and follow the steps provided to increase phonological awareness and reading readiness.

*Practice a few sight words each day to increase my child’s sight word fluency.

*Utilize the webpages provided to practice math facts and sight words.

*Read daily with my child.



Student Responsibilities

Students thought of the following ideas to make connections between learning at school and home.

*Bring my Fast Start Folder to my parent each evening.

*Practice my sight words at home.

*Read my baggie books.

*Play the games to increase my knowledge of math facts and sight words.

*Find a quiet spot for reading with my parent/guardian.

General Grade Level Supply List 2018-19

  • 24 pack of crayons (regular size, for classroom use)
  • Full size backpack (No rolling backpacks, please!)
  • Agenda book (These will be purchased from Jonathan Valley Elementary at the beginning of the school year.  The cost will be $5.00)
  • One large bath towel (We do not have storage room for pillows and blankets)
  • Rest mat (blue and red, 4-fold)
  • One set of child-sized headphones (for your child to use in the computer lab).  No earbuds, please!
  • 2 glue sticks
  • One small bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • One pack of sticky notes
  • One box of zip-style plastic baggies (All sizes are needed, but gallon sized are most needed)


Teachers may request additional items