Principal Message - September 25th

Greetings Husky Families

As we usher in Fall, we continue to grow as reflective educators with an intentional idea of supporting our students daily.  Our way of providing support is through sound curriculum and social emotional learning.  This year you will continue to see shifts.  Shifts that include more student voice across the building and learning that is culturally relevant, grade level appropriate, and meeting every child at their level.  These shifts will require lots of reflection, but each and every staff member at “3149” is equipped to do this work.  

As we continue to move through Latinx and Indigenous Peoples’ month, please take time to assist students in learning about the many contributions of this diverse group of individuals.  My belief centers around sharing stories about events and contributions, not just the normal routine of learning about famous people.  

Also, take time to embrace our SEL theme for the month, Building Community.  Within the building, it’s important for our staff to bring this theme to life, but it is always rewarding when the theme can be extended into your homes.  Here are a few resources to support this month’s theme:  

Grades Pre-K through 2nd:   

Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border 

The Rabbit Listened by Cari Doerrfeld

The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates

Grades 3rd - 5th: 

Weslandia by Paul Fleischman

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwid

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

Grades 6th -8th: 

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Have an amazing week.  

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Dr. Kimbrough 


Calendar of Events:

  • Monday, September 25th - Out of School Time (OST) programming begins 
  • Thursday, September 28th - Diverse Learners Council (monthly meeting) 8:15 am (parent room)
  • Friday, September 29th - Husky Hustle (school-wide fundraiser 9 am to 2 pm_
  • Monday, October 2nd - Middle School Field Trip - Malcolm X College
  • Thursday, October 5th - Friends of Jahn (monthly meeting) -  8:15 am (parent room)
  • Thursday, October 5th - FLEX Day (staff meetings) - 3 pm (no Jahn after school programming.  YMCA afterschool will be open)
  • Monday, October 9th - Indigenous Peoples’ Day (no school)
  • Tuesday, October 10th - Parent Advisory Council meeting - 8: 15 am (parent room)
  • Wednesday, October 11th - 6th and 7th grades Field Trip - Mexican Fine Arts Museum
  • Wednesday, October 11th - Local School Council meeting - 4 pm (in-person)
  • Thursday, October 12th - GoCPS Prospective Families Open House 9 am and 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 12th - Bilingual Advisory Council - 9:15 am (parent room)
  • Friday, October 13th - Rescheduled Room Parent Representative meeting- 8:15 am (parent room)
  • Saturday, October 14th - Pumpkin Patch - 10 am - 2 pm
  • Tuesday, October 17th - Picture Day 
  • Friday, October 20th - Quarter 1 Ends
  • Monday, October 23rd - Popcorn on the Playground - 3 pm (Doublegood popcorn fundraiser kick-off)
  • Thursday, October 26th - Parent Teacher Conferences (additional details coming)
  • Friday, October 27th - School Improvement Day (non-attendance for students)
  • Tuesday, October 31st - Food Celebration Day and Costume Parade (stay tuned for details)

CPS School Calendar 2023-24 - Includes days off and vacations. Please work to schedule trips or appointments during times students are not in school. Our school day starts promptly at 8:00 am.


Sick Student Measures:  

  • We send students home that are experiencing fever (100.4 degrees or higher), vomiting, diarrhea. They cannot return until 24 hours symptom free.
  • If the student is experiencing any other symptoms, it is the parent's decision if they are going to pick up their child or not.
  • Students that test positive for COVID are to stay home for 5 days and wear a mask for another 5 days on return.
  • If a student is experiencing another contagious cold (Flu/strep) that has been diagnosed by an MD, they have to have been on treatment for 24 hours and be 24 hours symptom free before returning to school.
  • Inform the school if a physician diagnoses your child with any contagious/infectious disease, such as chicken pox, measles, etc.
  • Get a written release from a doctor for your child to return to school if he or she is diagnosed with or suspected of having a communicable/nuisance disease.
  • Schools follow the sick student protocol for all student illnesses.


Parent Training and Support:  

Stronger, more informed parent leaders can result in stronger school communities. FACE offers a variety of opportunities for your parents, especially your parent leaders.  Our Parent Universities offer robust programming.  Our Title I department has scheduled a number of opportunities to hone leaders skills:

  • FY24 PAC Orientation Sessions  This PAC orientation offered in both English & Spanish, will provide PAC officers (& other interested parents) Title I basics, meeting tools and leadership development resources.   
  • PAC Leadership Seminar   These 6-hour seminars (provided for 2 hour sessions x 3 weeks) will provide skills building on topics popularly asked by our parents (see below).  Interested parents should register for the seminars here:  
    • Conflict Resolution – How to Create Peace Circles
    • Race Relations
    • The Secrets to Parent Engagement
    • Using Storytelling to Build Community


CPS Recess Weather Guidelines:   Please see this link:  CPS Recess Weather Guidelines for recess weather guidelines.  We try our best to get students outside as much as possible.  Please have students dress appropriately for the weather.  

For Further Assistance:  

Enrollment, Parent Portal, Student Fees, Transportation, Volunteering, and Ventra Cards:  Contact:  Margo Innocente [email protected]

Medical Compliance:  Dr. Stephanie Rossi [email protected] or Cihomaria Rubio Arias [email protected] 

YMCA After School Programming:  [email protected] 

504/IEP Questions:  Jackie Defina [email protected]