Suzanne Lair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Robinson - Building A - Grades K, 1, & 2 | email@example.com | 5652
Christina Wilson - Building B - Pre-k firstname.lastname@example.org | 5650
Lynnelle Carney - Building D - K, 1, & 2 | email@example.com | 5615
Mindy Mason - Building F - 3rd & 4th Grades | firstname.lastname@example.org | 6101
Building A-E: 900 North Adams | Jenks, OK 74037
Building F: 1251 West 91st Street South | Tulsa, OK 74132
205 East B Street | Jenks, OK 74037
West Elementary Information
The aim of Jenks West Elementary, as an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme, is to develop inquiring, lifelong learners through integrated learning experiences and authentic assessments. JWE students strive to take action to create a better world through global understanding.
For further information about the IB and its programs, visit www.ibo.org.
About our school…
Welcome to West Elementary! Students who reside on the west side of the Arkansas River in the Jenks School District attend West Elementary. Our campus configuration is comprised of four classroom buildings and Grace Living Center, our intergenerational, multi-age pre-kindergarten and kindergarten program located at 711 North 5th Street in Jenks. Building B houses our developmental three year old class and pre-kindergarten classes. After pre-kindergarten, students are assigned to Building A or D and remain in the same building for kindergarten, first and second grades. Building F is located across the street from the primary campus and houses third and fourth grades.
West Elementary staff share a strong commitment to best practice instruction and desire to develop students who are critical, creative thinkers and problem solvers. West Elementary is as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School Primary Years Program (PYP). It’s an exciting continuous improvement opportunity for our staff, students, and families as we deepen our teaching with inquiry based instruction, grow in integrated concept-based teaching using IB’s organizational framework of themes, extend possibilities for student leadership within our school community and in the larger community, connect with students globally, and continue our focus on the “Attitudes of Excellence” across all grade levels.
Your child’s teacher will be communicating monthly through email newsletters. (Printed copies will be provided upon request.) Principals also send out monthly communication to keep you updated about events/information. Thursday Folders are sent home weekly and include both site and district information. We also periodically use our phone messaging system. Please bookmark our webpage if you have not already done so. The WE webpage is a great way to keep current on what is happening at our school. Our PTAG has a private Facebook (FB) page to keep you in the loop about opportunities to volunteer and events in which you will want to participate. Search for JWE PTAG and request membership. JPS also has a district FB page that we invite you to join. JPS Facebook Page
Our Parent Involvement….
West Elementary values our family and community partnerships. We extend many opportunities for families and members of the community to be involved in our school. We have a very active Parent Teacher Action Group (PTAG) who initiate projects, fundraisers, and support for volunteer needs in our school that occur throughout the school year. WE PTAG has a private Facebook (FB) page to keep you in the loop about opportunities to volunteer and events in which you will want to participate. Search for JWE PTAG and request membership. JPS also has a district FB page that we invite you to join. JPS Facebook Page We also have Dynamic Dads a monthly opportunity to encourage male role models in our classrooms. Classroom teachers welcome volunteers to be involved in classrooms on a daily, weekly, and/or as needed basis.
We are pleased to announce a new partnership/program for Jenks West Elementary Students. West Elementary, Justin Carlton with State Farm Insurance, City Cycles, and Kona Bikes are working together to provide two bicycles (for a boy and girl) this nine weeks! Please watch the video below and then interested fourth grade students will complete an application. We love this example of how Justin and the other partners are taking action in our community by offering this opportunity for our students who have a deep desire for a bicycle, who may not have the means to have one. The Bike Program will be replicated each quarter: Fourth Grade (First Quarter), Third Grade (Second Quarter), Second Grade (Third Quarter) and First Grade (Fourth Quarter
Enrolling for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten at West Elementary
If you have a pre-kindergarten or new kindergarten child joining West Elementary in August 2018, this information is for you! If your child is already attending pre-kindergarten at WE, please DISREGARD.
Open Enrollment week for West Elementary PK is February 19-23 at the JPS Enrollment Center located at 951 W. Main Street in Jenks. The makeup week for West Elementary PK Enrollment is March 6-10. New kindergarten students may enroll at any time.
If you have a child who will be four years old, on or before September 1st, he/she will be eligible for pre-kindergarten. Students who are five years old, on or before September 1st will be enrolled in kindergarten. Please see the Enrollment Center Website for required enrollment documents.
Teaching and Learning:
Welcome to pre-kindergarten and/or kindergarten at West Elementary (WE)! Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate, emphasizing indoor and outdoor play while focusing on literacy through reading and writing, imaginative play, dramatization, puppetry, and beginning phonics skills. Our students build foundational skills with mathematical concepts, discover the natural world in science and social studies, participate in action-based learning, and practice social skills throughout the day. As an IB Primary Years Programme School, we offer all students opportunities to make global connections while experiencing and learning about big ideas (communities, systems, perspective, etc.) in the context of the required curriculum standards.
full-day pre-kindergarten (PK) located in Building B
PK/K Multi-age Program at Grace LIving Center (GLC) Nursing Home in Jenks. GLC is an intergenerational multi-age PK/KDG program in which students participate for two years with daily interactions with the “grandmas and grandpas”. Based on interest, students are selected by lottery to participate. Additional information about GLC is available at the enrollment center and the West Elementary Website. If interested, please indicate at the time of enrollment.
full day kindergarten (K) located in both Buildings A and D
Schedules: Pre-Kindergarten Classes in Building B meet from 8:05 a.m.- 2:50 p.m. Grace LIving Center and Kindergarten classes follow the elementary schedule and meet from 8:30 a.m.- 3:10 p.m. each day.
PTAG offers pre-ordered supplies that can be purchased at a reduced rate. Information will be shared at the Parent Information Meetings.
My School Bucks offers an easy way to to set up and manage your student’s school lunch account. www.myschoolbucks.com All PK and K students eat lunch each day in Building C Cafeteria. Families are always welcome to join students for lunch after checking in with Lobbyguard in classroom buildings.
Before and After School Childcare:
Before and Aftercare (K-4) and Adventure Club (PK) are fee-based childcare programs offered through Jenks Community Education. Information will be available at both PK and K Parent Information Meetings.
Contact email@example.com (918) 299-4415 extension 5929 if you have questions.
GLC Adventure Club-Contact Elizabeth Hostetler,
firstname.lastname@example.org (918) 299-4415 extension 2577.
Parent Information Meetings:
We invite you to join us for information meetings for principal, teachers, and other school personnel to share information. We encourage you to make childcare arrangements if possible.
Pre-Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting-April 26 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m., Building B Media
Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting-May 3 at 6:30 p.m., Building E Gym
We look forward to meeting you and your child,
Suzanne Lair, Site and PK Principal
(918) 299-4415 ext. 5650
Christina Wilson, PK Administrative Assistant
(918) 299-4415 ext. 5650
Jazzman Peaden, Building A (K-2) Principal
(918) 299-4415 ext. 5652
Amanda Moore, Building D (K-2) Principal
(918) 299-4415 ext. 5615
Tardies & Absences
If your child is tardy: Any student in grade PreK must be accompanied by an adult as they enter the building after 8:05 AM for their child to get a tardy slip to enter class.
If your child is absent from school: Call the Site Attendance Office at ext. 5618 before 10:00 AM. When leaving a message, please include: child’s name, grade, teacher and reason for absence.
In the event that you do not call in your student’s absence, an automated reminder message will be sent to one of your listed PowerSchool phone contacts. After receiving this reminder, please call ext. 5618 to share the reason for your child’s absence. All correspondence is documented and recorded.
As a reminder, if your PK child arrives after 8:35 a.m. or checks out prior to 2:20 p.m., he/she will be counted as absent for a half day. Please schedule appointments after 3:30 PM when possible.
Site Attendance Office:
Building Administrative Assistant, Attendance
Jenks West Elementary
(918) 299-4415 ext. 5618
Recycling At JWE
We are always happy to welcome new students and families to our school! Participating in a tour gives families an opportunity to visit the campus buildings, peek inside a typical classroom, and ask questions about programming. In an effort to meet this demand while also minimizing interruptions for teaching staff, we will be hosting Welcome Tours on Thursdays during the spring semester. Please contact Christina Wilson 918.299.4415, ext. 5650 to schedule.
As our students transition buildings, we host information meetings for parents/guardians: incoming pre-kindergarten students, current pre-kindergarten students and current second grade students. These meetings allow parents/guardians to hear more about programming as students transition to new buildings. These are informational meetings for parents/guardians, so we ask that you please make childcare arrangements if possible.
All parents/guardians of new PK
Third Grade Transition
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