JBS News February 2, 2024


1331 N Blue Road, Greenfield IN


Please stay up-to date on all JB Happenings!

Kindergarten Enrollment for 2024-2025

Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open! Any child who will turn 5 years old on or before August 1, 2024 is eligible to register! Registration is key to ensuring you are receiving important communication from your home elementary school on next steps to start your child's education journey! Please help us spread the word!

JBS Kindergarten Round-Up Dates: April 15 & 17 from 3:00pm-6:00pm (appointments required) Information on how to set up an appointment for your child will be sent via email from families who register.

Boosterthon Fundraiser

Our JBS Cougars Dance Fit fundraiser is kicking off soon! Our school has always relied on fundraising to provide exceptional opportunities to enhance student learning. There is no pressure to give, but we invite you to help our school by registering your student(s) and sharing with friends and family. Lookout for more information in the coming weeks. We are hoping to raise enough money for a Book Vending Machine (see below for a picture of one)

  • For now, mark your calendars with these key dates:
  • REGISTRATION OPENS - 02/06/2024
  • Register on MYBOOSTER.COM
  • JBS Cougars Dance Fit Kickoff - 02/20/2024
  • Event Day - 02/29/2024
Sample of Book Vending Machine

Feedback Needed from Families

re you a parent or guardian of at least one child under the age of 12? If so, the Community Foundation of Hancock County wants to hear from you!

The Community Foundation is seeking feedback on your needs for childcare. Please complete the short survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RegionalFamily Thursday, Feb. 15. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes.

CFHC, along with community foundations in Henry, Rush, and Fayette counties, is collaborating with Transform Consulting Group to identify needs related to early care and education. This collaboration aims to create a proposal to apply for the GIFT VIII grant funds from Lilly Endowment, Inc. Visit the website to read more about GIFT VIII.

The feedback you provide in this survey will be used beyond the grant funding to continue supporting early care and education providers in our communities. Your responses will remain anonymous, and the data from this survey will only be shared at a summarized level.

Thank you for your time!

Valentine's Day Dance (reminder)

The PTO is hosting a Valentine's Day Dance! This dance is for JB families and should be a fun night of dancing, food, door prizes and music! See the flyer for more details. Parents/guardians must attend with their children.


Family Literacy Learning Corner (reminder)

School Dismissal Manager (reminder)

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.

IPADS (reminder)

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!

J.B WAY (reminder)

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!

Snacks (reminder)

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 (NEW MENU!)

NEW 2024 Lunch Menu

Please be sure and note the NEW lunch menu below.

New lunch/breakfast prices

JBS School Hours (reminder)

  • 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 (reminder)

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

  • 2/9/24: Valentine's Dance
  • 2/19/24: President's Day; NO SCHOOL
  • 2/20/24: Boosterthon Fundraiser KICK OFF!

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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