JBS News December 1, 2023


1331 N Blue Road, Greenfield IN


Please stay up-to date on all JB Happenings!

PTO Holiday Shop

The annual PTO Holiday Shop will kick off December 11th-December 15th. Students will bring home flyers and envelopes in their backpacks next week (December 4th). This shop is an opportunity for students to purchase holiday gifts for their families. You can indicate on the envelope who you want your child to shop for and send in money. We have adults working to help students with their purchases. Interested in helping students shop? Please contact the JB Stephens PTO to volunteer some time jbstephenspto@gmail.com (you must have a volunteer form on file for the 2023-2024 school year)

  • Schedule:
  • Kindergarten: December 11th
  • Ist Grade: December 12th
  • December 13th-no shopping (restock day)
  • 2nd Grade: December 14th
  • 3rd Grade: December 15th

Kindness Cougars in the News

Mrs. King's 3rd grade made the front page of the paper for their Kindness Cougars Project! Their store closes this Sunday, it is not too late to support this project!


If you walk your student to the front of the building in the morning for arrival, please be sure and supervise them until we open the doors at 7:30am. Please do not just drop them off, as our adults do not come out to supervise until 7:30am and having students out front, unsupervised, is a safety concern. Thank you!

Cold Weather Guidelines

Brrrrr, the weather has turned on us and winter is arriving. Please be sure and send students to school with all the necessary warm clothing (coats, hats, gloves, etc) Below is the link from the GC website outlining our cold weather guidelines. If you are in need of warm weather clothing, please feel free to reach out to our School Counselor, Miss Broadus.

Family Literacy Learning Corner

School Dismissal Manager

School Dismissal Manager is now LIVE! Please check your email for login and set up directions. All school dismissal changes now go through School Dismissal Manager. You do NOT need to call the office if you put your change/absence in the APP. You should receive a confirmation email from SDM with your update.


This year, student iPads will be turned off from the hours of 7:00pm-6:00am, as they are not needed for instructional purposes during this time. Please be sure and charge iPads each night and limit use of them for non-school purposes. Thanks for your help!


Our JB Way is our expectations of students. We expect JB Cougars to be Respectful, Responsible and Kind! When we "catch" students following the JB Way, they are recognized by earning a Cougar Buck. Students also earn a Cougar Buck each day they are at school. They can then cash those bucks in for small prizes and fun coupons. Big thanks to our PTO for sponsoring the prizes!

Congratulations to this week's Positive Office Referrals!


Each classroom at JB has a designated snack time to help our students stay fueled for the school day! Please send in a healthy snack with your child each day. You can also send in bulk items to share with the class, we are always appreciative of donations.

The office at J.B. Stephens helps provide snacks for students that may not bring them from home for the day. If teachers are out of snacks in the classroom, the students come to the office. As you can imagine, we can go through a lot of snacks over time! Any contribution helps!!! We truly appreciate it!

Food Service

Please be sure and note the NEW lunch menu below.

New lunch/breakfast prices

JBS School Hours

  • Doors Open: 7:30am
  • Tardy Bell: 7:45am
  • Breakfast (optional/paid): 7:30am-7:45am (if your child is eating breakfast at school, please be sure to get them to school by 7:30am, so they have plenty of time to eat)
  • Dismissal: 2:10pm

Volunteer Form

If you're interested in volunteering this school year, attending field trips, etc, all volunteers must complete a Volunteer Profile application, found by clicking here, before volunteering. This form must be completed each school year. We look forward to having you at JB!

Upcoming Dates

An additional ELearning Day has been added to the calendar. April 8th will be our 3rd and final pre-planned Elearning Day

  • 12/18-12/22: Grinch for Good Spirit Week
  • 12/11-12-15: Holiday Shop
  • 12/20/23: PTO Meeting
  • 12/25/23-1/5/24: Winter Break; No School

E-learning Days: Students do not come to school, but complete online assignments at home, while teachers are in Professional Development.

  • September 19th
  • November 7th
  • April 8th

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