Angel Tree

11/29/2021 9:38 pm

In the spirit of giving, would your family spread holiday cheer to a JBE family or student who need support to make this season merry and bright? If so, our guidance counselor, Mrs. Bottomley, asks that you please fill out this form here:   

Angel Tree Giving Form

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Thankful

11/26/2021 3:03 pm

We are thankful for the best little school in the Lowcountry! 

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Mt. Pleasant Christmas Parade

11/19/2021 11:16 am

Once again, JBE will have a float in the parade. We can't wait! Save the Date December 12th

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Lunch and Recess Coverage

11/17/2021 7:06 am

Lunch and Recess coverage is back! You should see a Signup Genius from your child’s room parent soon, if not already. Thank you for helping and giving our teachers a short break! 

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Benny Palmetto's Pizza

11/16/2021 7:01 am

Spirit Night is tonight at Benny Palmetto's Pizza 433 W. Coleman Blvd from 5-8pm! Take out or dine in! Proceeds from the evening will go to JBE. 

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bus survey

11/15/2021 1:27 pm

Do you wish that our elementary school started 30 minutes later? Or that it was easier for your kids to take the bus in the morning versus waiting 35 minutes or more in the carpool line? School starts early…and bus pick up times are even earlier (often in the dark). 

 We can create change and need your input and help with the survey below to prepare for our meeting with CCSD Transportation and the bus company execs.  

 Your responses will give us our own data from parents about their driving or bus riding preferences and allow us to sit down and determine next steps in optimizing bus routes and a potential new school start time. 

 As mentioned in previous newsletters, the JBE One Exec board has issued a Freedom of Information Act request to the CCSD Transportation Department to review the First View bus contract. 

 Please fill out the survey and forward to all JBE families to ensure we obtain as close to 100% participation as possible. Have questions or want to be part of the team? Email us at hello@jbeone.org.

 

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BUS DATA

11/14/2021 4:11 pm

As an update, JBE One has issued a Freedom of Information Act request to the CCSD Transportation Department and will be receiving the bus contract with CCSD Mt. Pleasant school for review.  The communications from the Head of CCSD Transportation division told us they are making decisions on bus schedules and routes based on ridership data the bus company and bus drivers provides to them.  Are the bus companies dictating bus schedules to CCSD and the parents based on their profitability requirements? We will be digging in to understand the details.  

To create change, we importantly need to have our own data from parents about their driving or bus riding.  In the next week’s newsletter, we will be sending out a survey to all parents about their bus or car preferences and what changes would YOU make if bus locations or schedules were closer to you, picked up later or if the school started class 30 minutes later, how would this affect you?    Armed with this data plus an understanding of the bus contract (and incentives), we will sit down with the head of CCSD Transportation to find solutions that will allow later pick-up times, less drop-off congestion, and better communication when CCSD makes decisions that affect parents and their children. 

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3rd GRADE NATIONAL TESTING SCORES

11/12/2021 7:29 am

JBE 3rd graders took a national exam earlier in the Fall to measure their comprehension in multiple academic areas and JBE One will be announcing the results from our school against our peer public elementary schools and against national averages in a coming newsletter.  These scores are and should be a visible and accountable metric for parents, teachers and the JBE administration as all of us work together to improve the student achievement.  

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Veteran's Day Celebration

11/10/2021 9:03 am

Egrets will honor Veterans by wearing red, white, & blue (or camo) to school on Veteran’s Day, November 11th. Students are encouraged to bring a picture to share of a veteran in their life. Cards and letters will be made and sent to active military.  

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JBE One Social & Meeting

11/8/2021 3:54 pm

We look forward to seeing everyone at the JBE One all hands meeting this Tuesday at Snee Farm Country Club. We welcome and encourage all parents to attend – JBE One is an all-volunteer organization and we need support.  Please join us for a social hour starting at 5:30pm in the Snee Farm Grill before the 6:30pm meeting and hear about what’s happening at the school, volunteer opportunities for the Spring Auction, Boat Building, Library overhaul and other initiatives.    

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