JHES Note from Mrs. Strong

Note from Mrs. Strong,

It's hard to believe that we only have 26 more days until Spring Break!  Students are moving right along and learning new things each day. We are proud that our kindness tree is budding with new leaves of students that have been highlighted because of their exemplary kind acts.  Additionally, celebrate reading and make it March Madness with a Marathon of Reading.  This month is reading month, so spend extra time building reading skills and a love for reading witih your child.  A few ideas may include:

  • Reading with your child an extra 20 minutes at bed time to provide a peaceful relaxing end to the day
  • Take turns choosing books. Your child might want to hear old favorites again and again. Use your turn for new titles and variety.
  • Let them participate. Ask your child to turn the pages while you read, or finish sentences. Go slowly so they have time to understand the story and look at the pictures.
  • Be playful. You can use different voices for different characters. Substitute your child’s name for one of the main characters.

You don’t have to be an expert reader. Your child will love it when you read aloud because it’s time spent with you.

Kindergarten Registration at Jeffers Hill Elementary Begins March 11th

Online registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year! Online registrations can be finalized in person at school beginning March 11.

Parents/guardians of children who will be five as of September 1, 2019 must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents may begin the enrollment process online, followed by completion of the registration process at Jeffers Hill Elementary. Online registration is not required and parents may elect to complete the full registration in person.

This link provides detailed information about the kindergarten registration process.
More information about enrollment in HCPSS can be found here.

Kindergarten registration starts March 11 at all HCPSS schools. Parents may visit JHES all week from March 11-15 between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 PM to complete registrations. An appointment is not necessary during this week. Kindergarten registrations can be completed after March 15 by appointment only - please call 410-313-6872 if you need to schedule a time.

While we only have a couple weeks left before the break, please keep in mind that we are continuing to work very hard at school.  Please remember to arrive to school on time and remind students to be ready to learn.  

Harmful Social Media Game Targeting Youth

Students, staff and community members have shared concerns about a dangerous new social media game that targets children and teenagers called “The Momo Challenge.” This game encourages users to participate in challenges that can potentially be dangerous to themselves and others, including challenges related to suicide.  Attached, is more information that can be helpful as you navigate these social media concerns.  

Link to Momo Letter:PDF iconGuidance on Momo Challenge.pdf


Thursday, March 7, 2019 (All day)