Jackson Avenue Elementary School, in partnership with the
community, will provide all students with a rigorous education,
including problem solving, character building and 21st century skills,
to successfully prepare them for roles as productive citizens.
African American Parent Forum
LVJUSD and the African American Regional Education Alliance is sponsoring at Parent Forum on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the District Office. Please click here for more information.
Jackson Awarded Honor Roll
Jackson Avenue Elementary was awarded Honor Roll by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence. This is an independent organization that reviews the data of all the schools. We were awarded as an individual school for excelling in raising student achievement and closing the achievement gap. We are proud to be recognized and thank all the students, parents and staff for their hard work and diligence in supporting all students in their education.
Support our Teachers' Projects on Donor's Choose
From October 1 through October 31, 2015, Chevron will donate $1 with every fill-up of 8 or more gallons, up to $8.8 million, to help fund materials and supplies for local public schools through DonorsChoose.org. Click on DonorsChoose.org to fund Jackson Avenue Teacher's projects!
Volunteer Applications are Online!
Livermore Valley Joint USD is excited to announce the launch of our new online Volunteer Database. Please go to our LVJUSD Volunteer website at https://lvjusd.civicore.com/index.php?section=application&action=new to complete your application and create a Volunteer account.
Please see Volunteer Handbook for more information (click here).
SBAC Parent Guidelines for Grades 3-5
Our new state testing results will be coming out this Fall. We will analyze the results and continue to focus on the needs of all students and support programs. As with all standardized tests, the results will be utilized to make programmatic and instructional decisions about students’ learning. Per the State, the ELA and Mathematics tests are too fundamentally different for the old exams to make comparisons between old scores and new. These new scores are best thought of as a baseline or a starting point.
Please take a look at the “Test Scores” section of the District website (click on Test Scores for direct link or go to www.livermoreschools.com) for additional information on the assessments. Also, please click on the “SBAC Parent Guide for Grade 3-5” for more information.
Playground Supervisors Needed 15-16 School Year
Supervision of our students is important to us. We would like interested parents, guardians, neighbors alike to apply for our Playground Supervisor Positions. We are in need of folks who are willing to commit to working 5 days a week from 11:25 to 1:05pm. We also may have other timeframes available to support morning recess, breakfast times, and to continue to support our Safety Patrol. If you are interested, please go to https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/712007. You will need to submit a resume and two letters of recommendation. Applications are due soon.
No previous experience is required. We will hold a training and support meetings and on-the-job trainings throughout the year. We would like folks who believe in students and are here to help them learn and grow. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also email the Principal if you are applying so she can follow up with Human Resources on your behalf. Looking forward to a great new year!
Back to School Night
Thank you all who were able to attend our Back-to-School Night. Here is a copy of the powerpoint we shared with families at our school wide meeting. (Please click here). We are excited for all the possibilities of the new school year. Please be sure to contact the office if you are interested in attending our School Site Council (SSC) meetings once a month. We would really enjoy your input for continuing to improve our school and student success.
Pre-Kindergarten Applications for 2015-16
Jackson Avenue Elementary offers a Pre-Kindergarten Class for students:
* Who are 4 years old by September 1st, 2015
* Whose parents agree to participate in the program
* Whose Families qualify as low-income
Please see attached flyer in English and en Español. Please complete the attached application and student information forms. Parents will also need to complete a volunteer application packet (background check and TB required). The first session begins August 31st to November 19th, please see attached calendar for details.
Bronze Awarded to Jackson Avenue as Healthier US School
Jackson Ave. Elementary Awarded as Healthier US School
Result of Collaboration with Kaiser Permanente and Campus Catering
On June 10, 2015, the Jackson Avenue Elementary School community - including students, teachers, administrators, parents and staff - all gathered in the multi purpose room for a fun filled ceremony. Tricia Barnes of USDA presented Principal Shari Johnston with the Healthier US Schools Challenge Bronze Award. Barbara Lee, Director of campus catering also received a special award from the USDA for her commitment and dedication as Director of Campus Catering. Both Principal Johnston and Director Lee were honored with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Congressman Eric Swalwell. Trustee Anne White, Superintendent Kelly Bowers and members of her Cabinet were all present. The ceremony featured student performances and an interactive dance in which everyone (including guests!) participated. Congratulations to Jackson Avenue Elementary!
Jackson Avenue Elementary School was awarded the Healthy Active Stingrays grant from Kaiser Permanente for the 2013/14 school. As a result of this grant, they were able to hire a Health and Wellness Coordinator to facilitate a running club before school and after school, conduct cooking classes for students and their parents, and install a hydration station. These programs combined with Livermore’s health conscious Campus Catering Department, laid the foundation for this nationally recognized award; the Healthier US Schools Challenge.
FREE/LOW COST HEALTH CARE CUIDADO DE SALUD A BAJO COSTO O GRATUITO
Good News for California Parents! More children qualify for no-cost and low-cost medical, dental and vision care coverage programs. For more information, call toll-free today: 1-888-747-1222. Healthy Families Medi-Cal for Children
¡Buenas noticias para los padres de California! Más niños califican para programas de cobertura médica, dental, y de la vista a bajo costo o gratuita. Para obtener más información, llamar al número gratuito: 1-888-747-1222. Healthy Families de Medi-Cal para Niños. Click here for brochure in English and en Español.