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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.


All Kids Are Our Kids

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   For English

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FAQs Equal Access and Student Safety

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   For English

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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.


Free Bike Clinic

Kids Bike Lane will be here on Sunday, September 24 from 10am-2pm in the parking lot.  

Bring your broke-down, flat-tired, squeaky-braked, rusty-chained bikes to our bike doctorz and they will fix it up for you!  For Free!  

Bike repair for all ages!  See attached flier in English or Spanish.


Character Counts Assembly

We had our first Character Counts Assembly, facilitated by our Third Grade Classes.  We reviewed what Trustworthiness means. Each class recognized two students from their class that demonstrates traits of Trustworthiness:  Think ``true blue`` • Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country (from the Character Counts Website).  Next month we will focus on Respect.

Solar Eclipse Viewing 2017

Check out this simulation of the Solar Eclipse here.  For recorded viewing of the event, click NASA or for viewing from in space click NASA ballooning.  Click here for photos of the eclipse.



Solar Panels are Coming!

Solar Panels are Coming!

We are back on to install our Solar Panels at Jackson Avenue!  We will be installing one panel along one group of parking spaces and another 2 panels on our blacktop to provide much needed shade! The installation will begin soon and should be done by Winter Break. You will notice a few less parking spaces available while these are being installed.  Please plan accordingly by walking, biking or dropping off around 8:15 to avoid the rush at 8:25am.  The flow of traffic should be the same in the parking lot. You are welcome to park in the extension parking lots as well. 

Welcome New Staff to Jackson!

We had some changes in staff for the 2017-18 school year.  Some changes are due to 3 retirements, some due to transfers to other sites, some due to changes in positions and some due to growth in our site.  Please join me in welcoming the following staff to our school family:


Bonnie Sanders, former member of our special education team, will now be teaching Kindergarten! (Mrs. Lang has retired).

Kim Anderson joins us from Sunset Elementary, she comes with years of experience and will be an additional teacher to first grade!

Andrea Ortuno joins us from Marylin Avenue and will be teaching our 3rd-5th SDC class. (Mrs. Lopez' transferred to another site).

Lori Adkins is another SDC teacher joining us to teach the other 3rd-5th SDC class. (taking Mrs. Sanders' class).

Keri Gnecco, former 2nd grade job share, is now teaching 3rd grade. (Mrs. Lagin retired).

Shannon Smith, former 2nd grade job share, will now be teaching 2nd grade full time.

Sarah Belsick, will be teaching 4th grade.  (Mrs. Yearby has moved to another site).

Tina Weetman, will be teaching science full time.  (Mr. Greenaway retired).

Marissa Mark, joins us to teach science part time.

Rochelle Vogel, is our full inclusion teacher, joining us with years of experience from another district.  (Mr. Haug has moved to another district).


We also have Lisha Servito returning to us as a special education paraprofessional working in our Inclusion program and Mary Nielsen, joining us from Marylin, working as an Instructional Assistant in our Reading Academy Program.


We are excited for a successful new school year!

Thank you for a Wonderful Spring Fundraiser!! What a Great Community Event!

Local Heroes reading to our students and families!

Jackson Avenue at Innovation Fair--Thank you LVPAC for the grant to purchase Piper kits!


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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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

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.


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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.


24 Free Bike Clinic 10am-2pm

26 SSC Meeting 7-8:30pm

27 ELAC Meeting 6:30-7:30pm


4 International Walk or Bike to School

6 No School--Professional Development

10 Spaghetti Dinner at Camp Arroyo 5:30-7:30pm

9-20 Parent Conferences

   Early Release at 1:30pm every day

17 PTO Meeting 7-8:30pm Library

19 Picture Make-ups

23 DELAC Meeting 5:30-7:30pm Library

31 Halloween Parade 8:45 to 9:30am

School Song

Click here to read the words to Jackson Avenue's School Song.  Click here to hear the song sung by Mrs. Gnecco and our students!

Supply Donation List

Attached are Supply Donation Lists

for 2017-18 School Year:



Sign Up to Volunteer

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).

Social Media and Cyber Bullying

Explore this hyperdoc for information 

on how to keep your children safe

while they navigate the social media 

and use of technology:

click here for English 

click here for Spanish

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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Electronic Flyers for Parents




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