JOES Weekly Newsletter -2/23

News & Events for February/March

Greetings Families,

I am excited for the upcoming opportunities for us to get together and celebrate our students' progress and our greater community.  

Please keep your eye out for our first event that will kick off the month of March with our Read Across America celebration of Dr. Suess on Thursday, March 1 in the morning.  

Following this event, in the evening from 5:30-7pm, we will be celebrating our Literacy Night. We will enjoy some food together from 5:30pm-6pm and then will begin our literacy workshops promptly at 6pm with a raffle to close out evening at 7pm. Our team has been working really hard to ensure the evening will be a hit!  

Beginning on March 5 and continuing on through March 9, we will be engaging in parent/teacher conference week. For the entire week, the academic day will end at 12:50pm. Our YMCA program will begin at 12:50pm for the entire week.  Please ensure that you and your child's teacher find a common time to meet as this is a wonderful opportunity to discuss the areas of success and areas for growth your child has been displaying at school.  

During this week, you will also have an opportunity to complete our SFUSD Parent Survey. This survey will provide us with the feedback we need to ensure that we are offering the most robust programming available. Please look for student facilitators at designated computer tables in the hallways. Should take no more than 10 minutes. ALL classes with 90% of surveys taken will earn a party!!!

Finally, I am really looking forward to our annual auction on Saturday, March 10. The organizers have been working tirelessly to ensure that this will top last years amazing experience. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, do so soon... you will not want to miss out on this spectacular event!!!

Have a great rest of the week and a wonderful weekend!

Warmly,
Ben

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Volunteer for Read-In Day

Ms. Wong needs 18 volunteers on Thursday, March 1 for a Cat in the Hat/Dr. Suess-themed Read-In Day. Starting with breakfast at 8am in the staff room, all readers will meet together first, then go on to classrooms at 8:30am. Mr. Ben is dressing up as The Cat in the Hat. Feel free to dress up like a Seuss character, too! If you would like to sign up, please contact Sophia Hanifah.

JOEs' Literacy Night

Thursday, March 1 at 8:30am

Join us on Thursday, March 1 from 5:30-7pm, we will be celebrating our Literacy Night. We will enjoy some food together from 5:30-6pm and then will begin our literacy workshops promptly at 6pm with a raffle to close out evening at 7pm. Our team has been working really hard to ensure the evening will be a hit!  

Join the Chinese New Year Parade!

On Saturday, February 24, from 4pm – 8pm, JOES will be participating in the Chinese New Year Parade for the 11th year. Come celebrate with the JOES community. Rehearsals are on Fridays except one on Thurs. 2/15, because school is closed on 2/16. To sign up, email kschultzoliver@gmail.com. More information on this flyer.

Tickets on Sale NOW for Our Spring Auction

Tickets are now on sale for our amazing 2018 Spring Auction on Saturday, March 10! Your golden ticket will include admission, drinks, food, and dessert.
Make sure to get your tickets before February 24, after that tickets will $60 each until we sell out. Please make sure you get your tickets ahead of time because we will not sell any at the door due to security procedures.
And if you're feeling extra generous, please also consider purchasing an angel ticket!

Host A Buy-In Party

Want to lend your time and/or skills to help with the Spring Auction and raise money for JOES? By "donating" a buy-in party, you can host an event or lesson for kids, families, adults and we'll "auction" off the tickets to attend. All of the proceeds will go to JOES. What can you host? Check out ideas here.
Ready to host a buy-in party? Fill out this form here.

 

Other Important Dates

Thursday, Mar 1
Read-In Day
8:30am

Thursday, Mar 1
Literacy Night
5:30-7:00pm

Monday, Mar 5- Friday, Mar 9
Parent Teacher Conferences
Early Release Week - 12:50pm

Sunday, Mar 4- Friday, Mar 9
Spring Online Auction

Saturday, Mar 10
Spring Auction
5-9pm, SalesForce, 30th Floor