Breakfast Club is a Hit!
Thanks to Tracy for providing a bright start to the day for elementary students. If you would like to participate, please walk your child to the elementary building from the top parking lot for wildlife safety between 7:45 and 8:00 am. If you need additional information, please contact Tracy about Breakfast Club at

Getting River Ready
There is a Fifth Grade Capstone Meeting on May 11th at 5:30pm. This is a required meeting for fifth grade students and parents in preparation for the upcoming capstone trip on the Colorado River.

ERB Testing Week:
Please help us with attendance next week for third through fifth grade students during our week of ERB testing. Helping students get to bed early and eat and hydrate well will also be a great way to make the week a success. As supportive as we all will be, this week can still be stressful and tiring. We will not have additional homework assigned to facilitate early bedtimes. Parents of 3rd-5th grade students: If you are willing to contribute a healthy “brain food” snack on May 2nd, 3rd, or 4th we would appreciate the added energy during a week of challenging brain work. This would be a snack for 40 students. Please contact Shannon if you are willing to help.

World’s Fair
On May 13th fourth and fifth grade students will be having a World’s Fair during our math block. Parents be aware that students are asked to make a food item that represents the country they have been studying and will present. Thanks for your support! Other students will be the guests at this World’s Fair event.

Canvas Bag Giveaway!
Students in grades K-5 participated in the Jackson Whole Grocer’s Canvas Bag Project. Students worked to decorate canvas bags in an effort to help our environment by reducing the amount of plastic grocery bags. Bags from students across the county will be given away at the Whole Grocer on Saturday, May 7th from 9:30 am-12:00 pm.

WY Duck Stamp Winners Online Gallery
If you would like to see our Duck Stamp Winner’s work in the online gallery, go to the WY Duck Stamp Contest Facebook Page Click on Photos, then Albums, and find the album of group I for Coco’s, and group II for Alondra, Augustine, Ella, and Taya’s pieces (They are the last two of the displayed 2016 albums). All of the 2nd-5th grade originals will be exhibited at the JS Elementary School Spring Art Show on May 26.


Important Dates to Remember:
•    May 23-27: Fifth Grade Capstone Presentations in the mornings; schedule to come soon.
•    May 26: K-1 Drama performance and all elementary art show from 2- 3:20pm. Musical performances by 2-5 grade students.
•    May 27: Fiesta de la Familia for all elementary students; second-fifth grade students present 2:30 to 3pm.
•    May 30- June 3: Final assessment week
•    June 1: Journeys School Graduation; fifth grade part of the ceremony
•    June 5-9: Fifth Grade Capstone Journey
•    June 6-8: All other elementary journeys (information to come soon)