Ms Amy Franco, Principal September, 2012
WELCOME BACK !
CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER
Welcome to the 2012-13 school year! It’s great to
9/3 No School see everyone again, and feel the excitement as we
9/5 Parent Club Meeting 6:30- 7:30 begin a new year. I want to welcome all of our new
9/19 Board of Education Meeting 6:00 P.M. Yellowjackets to Jackman. We’re proud of our
school, and thrilled to have you here to become a
9/25 School Picture Day
part of our wonderful organization.
9/29 CTC Auto Show 11 AM -12 noon
10/4 Snake Dance - Wernert to Stadium - 5:45 PM I’d like to extend a welcome to our new staff
members. Amy Hymore, (grade 2), has come to us
from Greenwood, and Rob Hunter, (grade 3), has
Visit us at www.wls4kids.org for the moved from Meadowvale. Carrie Dougherty has
full calendar of events. taken Jenny Clapper’s place, Jodi Gordy has moved
to us from McGregor and Katie Robertson has
transferred to us as a PT from Meadowvale. We also
ATTENDANCE NOTES AND CALLS have a new nurse, Amy Win-Szafaraowicz, (we call
her Nurse Amy). James Conway has taken Molly
If your child will be absent from school, please Mefford’s place in the preschool, and Lynnette
call the school attendance line at 419-473-8271. Olnhausen will provide us services as a psychology
Students who have not been called in will be receiving intern.
an automated phone message to inform you that we
have not received a call. Your children need to be here Be sure to log in to our website for information and
and on time to fully benefit from their classroom pictures of our activities. We’re working very hard to
instruction. They may be able to make up keep it current and, therefore, useful for you. Be
assignments, but they miss the discussions, sure to check for pictures of your child!
explanations, and interactions with their teachers.
Please remember that the school still needs a written Our first event, the Grandparents’ Breakfast, was a
note from you when your child returns to school. All huge success. Thank you to our Parents’ Club
students may enter the building at 8:45 AM. officers for their hard work and energy in making this
Dismissal is at 3:15 PM. event roll out so smoothly! Our new officers are:
President – Ann Woodward
Vice President – Kim Wagoner
Secretary – Neeley Gilbert
Treasurer – Dawn Engelhardt
They’re a wonderful dedicated group. If you’d like to
join Parents’ Club or volunteer, give us a call at 419-
2-Hour Delay Dates I ‘m looking forward to another fantastic, productive
and exciting school year with all of our Yellowjackets!
Plan for the school day to begin at 11 AM Amy Franco
October 9, 2012
November 6, 2012
December 5, 2012 Important Numbers
January 29, 2013 Office 419-473-8274
February 28, 2013
Attendance Line 419-473-8271
March 26, 2013
May 7, 2013 Weather Hotline 419-473-8499
KEEPING ALL JACKMAN STUDENTS SAFE
TALKING WITH THE TEACHER
Security guidelines have been established
Many times parents want to come in and see the for all Washington Local Schools elementary
teacher after the bell has rung, so…When is a good buildings to help insure the safety of our students.
time to see the teacher? Teachers are usually Because of these guidelines parents are asked to
available by appointment in the mornings between refrain from escorting their children down the
8:00 – 8:40 a.m. If you need to speak to a teacher by hallways to their classrooms. Please remember that
phone, that is also your best time! Please remember you are required to sign in at the main office when
that once the bell rings and students are in the visiting school to get a badge and be announced.
building, the teacher needs to give them their full Also, when dropping off or picking up your
attention. child in a car, please always use the loop line. The
All teachers also have voice mail and email. Please students are supervised outside while waiting for
dial 419-473-8383 to access their voice mail. Email you to arrive in the loop. We as staff members can
addresses can be found on the WLS website at see that students are getting safely into the
www.wls4kids.org appropriate cars and are not crossing the street at
various locations and getting into cars parked on the
road with no sidewalks. Mixing cars and students
LEAVING EARLY? out front is never a good situation. Thank you for
If you are picking up a child early for an appointment, Please make sure your student knows how
please send a note to the homeroom teacher. When he/she is to get home each day, (bus, loop, or
you come into the office, we will call your child down walking), and send in a note to the teacher if there is
from the classroom. Please come in five minutes to be a change from the usual way home.
before you need to leave in order to allow your child When your child is being picked up,
time to get from their class to the office. Thanks. remember that we will only release to those who are
listed on your students list of emergency contacts.
Please keep those lists updated. We may ask for ID
THOUGHTS FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR to confirm identities.
Review safety procedures and precautions
Hello Jackman families! My name is Stacie with your child regularly. Remind them to be
Shively and I am the school counselor at Jackman proactive and stay safe walking, riding bikes, looping
Elementary. I am looking forward to working with you or on the bus.
and your children. As a school counselor, I strive to
reach all students through building a safe school BICYCLE RULES
climate and delivering classroom guidance lessons on
a regular basis. I will also work with students in small Students in grades 4-6 may ride their bikes to
groups on topics such as 1) friendships, 2) study skills, school. Bikes are not to be ridden on school
3) grief, 4) family divorce and separation, etc. I also property. Once you reach the school grounds you
work with students on an individual basis. Please feel must walk your bike to the bike rack. Always lock
free to contact me with any concern that you may have your bike. For your safety, do not leave on your bike
at 419-473-8272. My office is a place where until the traffic lessens, and the crossing guard gives
everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. you permission. Bike riders who fail to follow these
rules will lose the privilege of riding a bike to school.
Jackman Parents’ Club Officers for the 2012-2013 CAMPBELL’S,
School Year: BOXTOPS,
President- Anne Woodward & TYSON
Vice President- Kim Wagoner
Secretary- Neeley Gilbert A friendly reminder about box tops,
Treasurer- Dawn Englehardt Campbell's labels, and Tyson A123 labels. Please
The next meeting will be held October 3rd at 6:30 PM. send them to school separately in envelopes or
baggies. Sam’s Club is offering bonus Box Tops if
you re-new or upgrade your membership by
9/30/12. As always thank you for sending them in
to help your child’s school earn money.
INSTRUCTIONAL FEES CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE
The Board of Education has established district- It is the policy of the Washington Local Board of
wide instructional fees to help offset the cost of Education not to discriminate in its educational
materials for children in grades kindergarten through programs, activities, or employment policies on the
six. The fees will be used to pay for the cost of basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
workbooks, art materials and extra resources used for religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, disability,
instructional purposes. If you need assistance, please genetic information, or social or economic
contact the Jackman office. Ask your teacher for a fee background.
Washington Local complies with Title II, Title VI, and
A family will be assessed no more than $30.00 VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the
regardless of the number of children that they may Education Amendment Act of 1972, Section 504 of
have in the elementary grades. the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Act, and the
Kindergarten through grade 2 fee: $20.00 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination . Washington
Grade 3 through Grade 6 fee: $10.00 Local also complies with the Family Education Rights
and Privacy Act of 1974.
CAFETERIA CORNER To report a discrimination issue or for more
information, please contact:
Free and reduced lunches are available in the
Washington Local District. This service is available to Cherie Mourlam, Assistant Superintendent
students who qualify under the National School Lunch 3505 W. Lincolnshire Blvd., Toledo, OH 43606
Program. Forms were enclosed in your student folder 419-473-8222
that you received at the open house; additional forms
are available in the office with a deadline of
September 30th. A new form must be completed each DIRECTORY INFORMATION
Breakfast -- $ 1.50 Ohio Law provides for the release of “directory
Reduced Breakfast -- $ .30 information” without the written consent of the
Lunch -- $ 2.50 parent. “Directory information” may include the
Reduced Lunch -- $ .40 following: a student’s name, address, telephone
Milk - 50¢ number, date and place of birth, photograph, major
Lunch menus are available online at: field of study, participation in officially recognized
www.wls4kids.org . Jackman serves “grab and go” activities and sports, height and weight, dates of
breakfasts that can be eaten in the classroom. attendance, date of graduation, awards received,
honor rolls, and/or scholarships. The district will
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL make this directory information available upon a
legitimate request unless a parent, guardian, or
All children who will need medication at school adult student notifies the school in writing. Within
must complete the appropriate medical form for five days from the date of this notification any or all
permission to administer medication. The forms are such information will be removed from the directory.
available in the office. A prescription from a physician Contact the school office for this request.
is not adequate. Please note that a new permission
form must be completed each year.
It should also be noted that it is the policy of
the school district that no aspirin, Tylenol or other
over-the-counter medication be administered to
students by school staff or carried on students.
Should you have any questions, please contact the
Ohio’s Child Passenger
• Every child* under 8 years old
must ride in a booster seat
or other appropriate child safety
seat unless the child is
4’9” or taller.**
Follow the seat manufacturer’s
instructions for weight limits and
• Every child* from 8 to 15 years
old who is not secured in a
car seat must be secured in the
vehicle’s seat belt.
* Unless there is a life‐threatening situation, the parent has
an affidavit signed by a licensed
physician exempting the child from the law due to a
physical impairment, or the vehicle is a
taxicab, a public safety vehicle, is regulated under Ohio
Revised Code 5104.011 or was
manufactured without seat belts.
**“Child safety seat” includes infant seats, convertible
seats, forward‐facing seats, booster seats
or other federally approved safety devices.
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AS
The back seat is the safest. Children
under 13 years old should
ride in the back seat.
Ohio’s Child Passenger Safety Law is defined in Ohio
Revised Code 4511.81.
Ohio Department of Health
Violence and Injury Prevention Program