To report an absence, please call (925) 606-4717 and press 1 (English) and presse 2 (en Español).
To ensure academic success for each student, begins with daily attendance and being on time for instruction. Please read this important letter in English and en Español from the Director of Student Services, Scott Vernoy.
We are in need of yard supervisors. This is a paid position.
If you are interested, please contact Cynthia Cuneo at (925) 606-4717 x3819.
Supervisor Scott Haggerty announced the winner of Bike it--I Like it! Writing contest at Jackson Avenue School. The two student winners, Eric Ibarra and Aylyn Perez, were awarded a brand new bicycle complete with helmets, locks, and lights. Participating students wrote an essay covering questions: “What would your neighborhood be like if more people rode bikes to school and work? How would a bicycle make your life better, or if you already have a bike, how does it make your life better? What are some ways that bicycles can make the world a better place to live? If you were in charge of your school, how would you get more kids to bike and not take cars so much?” We had 30 more winners who received helmets, bike locks, or lights. The essay contest was sponsored by Supervisor Scott Haggerty and Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools.
Jackson Avenue School has been participating in a variety of activities sponsored by Alameda Safe Routes to Schools. Jackson Avenue hosted a Bike Mobile Clinic for students and families of Jackson Avenue School. Over 40 bikes were repaired in order to have more students, staff, and families ride their bikes to school. Jackson Avenue hosted their Bike to School Day event on May 1, 2013, with 64 student bicyclists and several staff(including the principal)rode to school. The goal is to promote safe, healthy and active transportation, especially to and from school.
Kindergarten Registration is now open. Please help us spread the word by telling your neighbors, acquaintances at work, church, preschool etc. Come into the office between 8:00am and 4:00pm to register and get your questions answered. Or log onto Livermoreschools.com and click next to the pencil on the right to begin the process.
The First Day of School will be Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N), outreach of the First Presybterian Church Livermore (FPCL), made our plans for our TK / Kindergarten playground come alive! Brenda Lang, Kindergarten Teacher, developed plans with input from our Kindergarten team for a playground that would provide options to our students. Now they can play hopscotch, two-square, ride their trikes on a path and practice their alphabet. We give thanks to the members of the FPCL for taking time out to give back to their community. We also thank the LVJUSD maintenance department for supplying the materials and for Carol Voegele, Kindergarten Teacher, for joining the work crew.
Free/Low Cost Health Care --Sin costo y a bjao costo cobertura medica
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
Ì Buenas noticias para familias de California! Más niños califican para programas de salud con cobertura médica, dental y de la vista sin costo y a bajo costo. Para más información, llame gratis al: 1-888-747-1222.
Public Notice of Intent to Apply for 21st Century Community Learning Center Program
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is applying for a 21st Century Community Learning Center Program grant to provide students at Jackson Avenue Elementary School and Michell K-8 School with after school programming. This program will include academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program, a safe environment for students until 6:00 p.m.each day school is in session and literacy and related educational development services for families of these students.
Jackson scores 891 API on State Tests!
The results were announced on Thursday, Oct. 11th from the California Department of Education. Jackson Avenue Elementary School scored an API (Academic Performance Index) of 891! We have the third highest ranking in the district. The API is a state ranking with the goal set at 800. All of our numerically significant groups of students have well exceeded this 800 score including our socioeconomically disadvantaged 848, English learners 836 and students with disabiliites 812. We have also made our AYP goals (Adequate Yearly Progress) set by the federal government. We have met all 21 out of 21 criteria. Again all of our numerically significant groups of students have met the criteria in both English Language Arts and in Mathematics. For more details go to www.cde.ca.gov/getschoolreport.
Jackson Avenue Elementary has a lot to celebrate as we continue to work together: students, parents/families, and staff on ensuring each and every one of Jackson's students achieve academic success! We celebrated on Friday with taking a photo of the students and staff (photo to come soon).
Message from Principal Johnston
Welcome to the new school year! I would like to introduce myself, Shari Johnston, Jackson Avenue Principal. I have been working in the field of education since completing my graduate program in 1991. My administrative career includes working as a Principal at the California School for the Deaf (6 years), at Leo R. Croce Elementary (6 years) and now beginning my first year at Jackson Avenue. As the incoming Principal, I am quickly working on updating the website, connecting with staff and families, and looking forward to meeting the students.
Jackson Avenue Elementary is excited to offer Free Preschool to students living in our area (Preschool). We also are proud to offer one-of-the-four Transitional Kindergarten programs throughout the district (Transitional Kindergarten Brochure) taught by Heather Dion, an experienced pre-kindergarten teacher along with an instructional aide, Erin Salinas. In addition, we also welcome Lindy Lewis, an additional first grade teacher, Jill Canfield and Signe Muzzy, both 5th grade teachers, and Cathy Newton, Title 1 Reading Specialist.
Our district is providing a two-day Leadership Institute Conference for our teacher leaders this summer focusing on the State Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics (http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/). Our teacher leaders will share this information with all our teachers on our Professional Development Day (August 20th). We will begin integrating speaking and listening and language standards into our curriculum this school year and continue to transition the rest of the standards the following year.
Another change for elementary schools districtwide will be our parent conferencing in the fall. You will note on the school calendar that we have our parent conferences set earlier (October 8-17th). These parent conferences will be goal setting conferences instead of report card reviews. The objective of these meetings will be for teachers, parents, and students to partner together in developing learning goals for our students. At the meeting, you will review how your child is performing in reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as behaviorally. We will all work towards our students achieving these goals. (More details will follow, as we near the conference window).
I am anxious to meet all of you and looking forward to working together as a community team for the success of each of our students!
If you are moving over the summer and will NOT return to Jackson School in the fall, please call and let the office know (925-606-4717). Thanks!
All visitors/volunteers to the school campus must sign in at the front office. Please do not go directly to the classroom.
Parents please note: If your child is late to school due to a dentist or doctor appointment, please be sure to bring an appointment verification slip from the doctor to the school main office when you sign your student in late.
Student Absence Hotline: Dial 606-4717, then press 2. Call before 10:00 AM the day of the absence.
During lunch time between 11:50-12:50pm, we need parent volunteers to help students recycle their food and waste. If you can spare one day a week or more, we would love to have you. We will train you. You just need to bring a smile and some patience. Please contact Cynthia Cuneo, (925) 606-4717 x3828.