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To report an absence, please call (925) 606-4717 and press 1 (English) and press 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.

Help Needed

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. 


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.



STEAM Fest on Oct. 15th at Jackson

Come join a class for only $15 dollars.  Your child will begin to learn a lot of interesting information about computer science.  Here is the link to register.  Spots are limited.  Sign up soon.



Honor Roll 2015

Jackson Avenue Elementary has earned the Campaign for Business Education and Excellence Honor Roll Award for the second year in a row!  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 the only school in the district to receive this award this year.  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.

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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).

Every Student Can Succeed in Math!

Join me, Principal Johnston, in taking the Math Pledge!  Simply click on this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/withmathican#growth and take the pledge to help every student succeed in math.  By taking the pledge, you are committing to: 1. We will celebrate our mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow; 2. We will be confident and share our thinking; 3. We will persevere through difficult practice.

Once you have taken the pledge you have access to a variety of resources of how you can support your child at home with learning and developing their math skills--from accessing videos presentations and examples of having a "with math I can" mindset. 

LVJUSD Mobile App

Download a free mobile app for your iPhone or android to stay connected with all your children's schools.  You select which sites to receive updates from by choosing the sites you are interested in.  Please see the attached flyer.  LVJUSD Mobile App.pdf

Transitional Kindergarten at Jackson Ave. visits Antarctica via Skype

Jackson Avenue Visits Antarctica

Heather Dion's Transitional Kindergarten class at Jackson Avenue Elementary School took a digital field trip to visit Adelie Penguins of Antarctica on January 14th. The field trip was conducted from the comforts of the Livermore classroom using Skype video conferencing. Jean Pennycook, an embedded scientist who studies the behavior of the Adelie Penguins, took the class on a tour of her field site and answered questions about the Penguin's habitats, biology and behavior. Heather was supported in the endeavor by Julie Janzen. Ms. Janzen is a Technology Integration Specialist funded by the Measure G Parcel Tax.

Thank you Kaiser Volunteers!!

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.

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.


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.


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 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.


30 Spaghetti Dinner at Camp Arroyo


7 No School

10, 11, 13, 14 Conferences

    School out at 1:30 all grades

10 PTO Meeting 7-8pm Lib

17, 18, 20, 21 Conferences

     School out at 1:30 all grades

25 Picture Re-take

26 Family Science Night 6:30-8pm

31 Halloween Band/Parade


4 Multicultural Night 5-7pm

8 Election Day--Be sure to vote

11 Veteran's Day No School

18 Last day of 1st Trimester

21-25 Thanksgiving Break

Supply Donation List

Attached are Supply Donation Lists

for 2016-17 School Year:



Recycling Volunteers

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 x3819.

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