Good evening T. A. Lowery families! Our Parent Information Night will be cancelled for Thursday, October 19th due to unforeseen circumstances. We will notify you of our rescheduled Parent Information Night. Thank you for your understanding.
This is a reminder that Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, is a staff development day for Jefferson County Schools. Students will not be in school to provide our staff with training opportunities to help them continue serving kids. Thank you.
Today kicks off National School Bus Safety Week, an opportunity to focus on safe practices around school buses. We want to start by acknowledging the JCS bus operators, aides, mechanics, and transportation administrators responsible for safely transporting our students to and from school each day. These individuals are a direct link between the home and the classroom, and they play a pivotal role in the education and care of our students. Thank you to our Transportation team for keeping our kids safe on the road!
10/13/23: Jefferson County Schools prioritizes safety in all that we do. Thursday afternoon (10/12), we received a notification about a widely shared message calling for violence. We consulted with federal and local law enforcement agencies and found no immediate danger connected to the non-specific threat. The threat level did not change as a result of the message. In an abundance of caution, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is conducting extra patrols around our schools. We are grateful for their partnership and dedication to protecting our children. If you see something, say something. You can report suspicious activity by calling 866-WVWATCH (866-989-2824).
Proper nutrition plays an important role in learning. That's why JCS staff work to develop daily menus that offer delicious, nutritious options for our students! Plan ahead with regularly updated breakfast and lunch menus, available on your school's website and the JCSWV app (on Google Play and the App Store).
Join us TODAY, October 12, at the JCS Operations Facility, located at 635 McGarry Blvd. Kearneysville, for our next hiring event exclusively for school service personnel! JCS staff will be on hand to conduct onsite applications, screenings, and interviews for all service positions. Plus, a representative from WV Adult Education will be available to answer your questions about their new self-paced preparatory course for the state's Service Personnel Competency Test! Visit www.jcswv.org/careers for a complete list of job openings. JCS offers service positions with the flexibility to meet your needs as a busy family, so join us today and learn how you can make your mark in our caring community of educators!
Don't forget to join us for tonight's PTO meeting at 7pm on Zoom! We look forward to seeing you! 💜 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8404235633?pwd=QmRRNU9rTnVtZEZPUnBTZVA0WUM2QT09 Meeting ID: 840 423 5633 Passcode: TALES2023
In recognition of National School Lunch Week, we want to express our sincere gratitude to the men and women serving as cooks in our school cafeterias who keep our students fed, focused, and ready to learn. Thank you for the important role you play in supporting their success!
A reminder that Jefferson County Schools will dismiss two hours early today, October 6, for faculty senate meetings.
Come to T.A. Lowery Elementary this Saturday, October 7th from 8am to 12:30pm for our very first yard sale. Multiple families will be set-up and the PTO will be selling food at a concession stand! We can’t wait to see you there!
10/03/23: We prioritize safety at T.A. Lowery Elementary School. Staying safe includes sharing accurate information with you. Earlier today (10/3), emergency vehicles were on our campus to support a student in crisis. There is NO DANGER to students or staff. We remain grateful to emergency responders for our strong partnership and appreciate the patience and understanding of our TALES community as we work to protect and support everyone in our school.
It's National Principals Month, and we're celebrating Ms. Martin! We're so grateful for her dedication, determination, and commitment to our students and staff. Thank you for being the guiding light in our school!
**Please sign up online using the QR code so we know if enough people are interested!** Yard Sale!! Come sell your stuff! T.A. Lowery will be holding a yard sale in the school parking lot on October 7th! Please complete the attached form or sign-up online using the QR code. 10 x 10 spots cost $10 or two spots for $20. You can pay cash or check. Please send into your child's teacher. If your child doesn't attend TA, please contact us at email@example.com to arrange payment.
Our third graders celebrated the end of their Classic Tales Unit with a tea party fit for royalty! Some of their favorites were Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows, and Aladdin!
As National Attendance Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to thank our JCS students and families for making it a priority to practice good school attendance! Don't forget submissions for our district-wide attendance poster contest are due this Friday, September 29 - visit www.jcswv.org/attendance for contest details. And keep up the good work! Remember… students who miss fewer than nine days of school see better grades, stay on track to graduate high school, and even have better work habits. That's why Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day!
JCS Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bishop speaks at the Charles Town and Shepherdstown Rotary Clubs during a lunch on Wednesday. Dr. Bishop will connect with students and the community again during a series of events in the coming months. Visit www.jcswv.org/events for details!
Thank you to August from August's Pumpkins for visiting our first graders. They had a great time learning all about growing pumpkins. 🎃
We're proud to recognize and celebrate West Virginia School Service Personnel Day! Our service personnel play an essential role in every aspect of our JCS community, including: ✅ The bus drivers and mechanics who ensure the safe transport of our students ✅ The aides who offer vital assistance in the classroom ✅ The cooks who provide nutritious meals for students and staff ✅ The custodians who keep our schools clean and orderly ✅ The maintenance staff who keep our schools and facilities running safely ✅ And the secretaries who provide crucial administrative support. We offer our most sincere gratitude to these individuals for all they do. THANK YOU!
Did you know that practicing good attendance not only helps high school students stay on track to graduate but also increases their chances of earning a college degree and being successful in their jobs? We all prosper when our students gain the skills and abilities necessary to help them contribute to their communities. As we continue to recognize National Attendance Awareness Month, visit www.jcswv.org/attendance to learn more about why Attendance Matters: All Day, Every Day!
ATTENTION: Significant outages at Frontier have made receiving incoming phone calls at T.A. Lowery Elementary School inconsistent today (9/20/23). We have activated our backup number to ensure you can contact the school by phone. Please call (304) 582-2620 to reach the front office today. Thank you.