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  • Volunteering

    Volunteering

    Parent and community volunteers contribute many hours of their time, energy, and talent for the benefit of students and the school.  There are a variety of opportunities to become involved. Requests for volunteers are shared in school and classroom newsletters as needs arise. Volunteers who are able to commit 15 minutes twice a week are especially valued as Reading Mentors for individual students.  Regular assistance in the library is greatly appreciated. Whether at school or at home, any time given to support students in their learning experiences is valuable. Preschool siblings cannot be accommodated in classrooms during learning time.

    All volunteers are asked to check-in at the office on each visit. In the event of an emergency situation, office staff must be aware of and account for all individuals in the school. Volunteers are asked to wear a school volunteer badge to identify themselves to students and staff.

     

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  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    Student involvement in clubs, activities of interest, and service options provide opportunities for them to develop valuable citizenship, leadership, and teamwork skills. Co-curricular activities and service options will be determined throughout the year. Staff would welcome parent leadership, involvement, and assistance.

    Character Education

    Qualities of good character and citizenship are taught, modeled, reinforced and recognized.  Students demonstrating our highlighted character virtues will be recognized for their efforts by their teacher or other staff member.  We are a “Leader in Me” school.

    Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.  There are Seven Habits (steps):

    1. Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)

    2. Begin with the End in Mind (Have a Plan)

    3. Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)

    4. Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)

    5. Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)

    6. Synergize (Together Is Better)

    7. Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Jackson Heights School, as an advocate of lifelong learning, supports students to be independent thinkers and responsible citizens in a positive, challenging and diverse learning environment. We believe that this goal is realized by emphasizing teaching excellence through development of individual expertise and team collaboration; successful learning where students are challenged to become engaged learners as expressed in a variety of ways; citizenship and healthy living. We strive to create a positive learning environment where students, as responsible global citizens, feel accepted and safe. We feel that a strong sense of community is developed through school-wide events, classes working together, and celebrating our diversity. We recognize that information literacy is essential for students to become life-long learners who ask questions, think critically, and problem solve in our knowledge-based society.

     

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Principal Message

 

September 2, 2014

 

Dear Jackson Heights Student & Family,

 

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. The weather has been beautiful and hopefully you have been able to have fun outdoors.

 

I am pleased to be here at Jackson Heights and look forward to meeting and working with you and your family. You are an important and valuable member of our school community. Jackson Heights is a special place to be and you are one of the reasons why our school is awesome!

 

The staff at Jackson Heights is busy preparing for your arrival and all the wonderful education that awaits you. I will visit you in your classroom on the first day to meet and welcome you to school.

 

I would like to invite all parents to join us for Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  We will be starting our evening in the gym to introduce the staff and parent council at Jackson Heights.  This event is for parents to gather information from their child(ren)’s teacher.  Thank you in advance for attending this event.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Chet Gosavi

Principal