Principal Message - January 23rd

Greetings Husky Community 
Happy Lunar New Year!  As we kick off the third week of learning, we also say hello to the Lunar New Year.  Lunar New Year, which officially began on January 22nd, is celebrated widely throughout East Asia and marks the beginning of Spring and the start of the new lunar cycle.  This cycle is celebrated over the course of 16 days.  On the Jahn campus, our fine arts department is actively preparing for our Lunar New Year parade on Friday.  This event kicks off at 12:30 and we would love for you to show your support. If available, please join us by viewing the parade via the first floor hallway.  We also encourage you to have your child wear red on that day as part of the celebration.  We look forward to you joining us in the celebration.  
Resources for your family about Lunar New Year can be found here:  
Video Resources:
Chinese New Year Centered:
On another note, we continue to embrace and celebrate our SEL theme for the month (Goal Setting / Growth Mindset).  I am excited about how our students are sharing their goals.  It’s a joy to see.  
During the week of January 30th, I am excited to announce that we will hold a school-wide talent show.  This event takes place on Tuesday, January 31st at 1:30 pm.  If your schedule permits, we would love to see you here to support our students.  
Please take a moment to read the announcements and the upcoming events.
Recess Weather Guidelines:  Ideally, recess should take place outdoors on school grounds as weather, space and safety permit. Outdoor recess allows children to get fresh air, provides an opportunity for children to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity and gives students more activity options than most indoor spaces. Outdoor recess is an important part of a child’s school day. Below are the guidelines for determining whether recess is held indoors or outdoors each day. 
Weather Recess Held
Above 32 degrees with or without a wind chill Outdoors
15 to 32 degrees with or without wind chill Principal Discretion
Below 15 degrees with or without wind chill Indoors
i-Ready / Star360 Middle of Year (MOY) testing:  The MOY testing window for i-Ready and Star360 is January 9 - January 27.  Students at Jahn will begin testing for both assessments as follows:  i-Ready testing (Grades K-2):  January 11-25 and Star360 (Grades 3-8) will be held January 17-27.
Drop-offs and Traffic Route: For the safety of all, please do not drop students off in the crosswalk.  We have a number of curbside areas where students can be dropped off. 
Please assist us by following the traffic pattern shared with families earlier this year.  We will attempt to be out there before and after school.   In cases where we are not, there should only be one way traffic on Wolcott heading north.  
Inclement Weather:  Unless there are harsh weather conditions (below 45 degrees, rain or snow), students will remain outside during the morning.  As always, staff members will be outside to support student arrival.  When the weather conditions are bad, students will enter the building at 7:45 am and remain in the auditorium with their class until 8 am.  With the change of weather, we encourage students to dress accordingly.   
School Fees:  Our Local School Council approved student fees for this year of $75 per student (with a maximum of three students per family).  School fees will be used to cover supplies, books, and SEL activities.  Students in Pre-K are not required to pay fees, but can donate an amount, if they choose.  
To pay your school fees, please use the following link:
Be mindful of the following events  
  • January 9-27 - i-Ready and Star360 M.O.Y. testing window
  • January 26 - Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting - 9:15 am (parent room)
  • January 26 - Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist (ABAR) workgroup - 4:45 pm
  • January 27 - Lunar New Year Parade - 12:30 pm
  • January 31 - Jahn Talent Show - 1:30 pm
  • February 3 - Professional Development Day (no school for students)