Please remember that parents and/or visitors will not be allowed during testing.
CMAS Testing FAQs
The new CMAS test is around the corner and we want to make sure your student is prepared. Here is what you need to know, read more at the link below.
Our concert fundraiser is all coming together. It will be held on Sunday, April 26 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. The band Mo’Mungus will play at the Spice Island Grill with an island theme. We will serve Jamaican appetizers and will have a cash bar available. This will be an adult event and we hope to pull from the community at large, not just JMCA families. Ticket information will be available soon. We will need some more volunteers to help us with the event. We are looking for vendors of artsy items as well as donations for door prizes. We would love to have some businesses sponsor the event to help defray costs so if you are interested, or have any connections, please let us know!
By the way, money raised through this event is going toward the kindergarten playground equipment. We have limited space for vendors so we will only allow one type of any product or service on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in being a vendor or sponsor of the event, call the school today and let us know. We will be sending out a separate flyer as well.
The JMCA Board of Directors seeks applicants for three vacancies on the Board. Each seat is a 2-year term that will run until May 2017. Two of the seats must be held by a JMCA parent. The third at large seat may be held by a JMCA parent, grandparent, or community member. If you are interested in becoming more involved in our school, complete a nomination form, along with a paragraph about yourself and return it to Dr. S by Thursday, May 7 at 4pm. A list of board responsibilities is listed under the Board of Directors page on our website.
The election will take place on Thursday, May 14. The new members will be inducted at the May 18 Board meeting. Call Dr. S or Mrs. Smith at 391-3977 for additional information or questions.
It takes a village of involved parents…..
***Mountain Lions On the Go will end on Monday, April 20!!!
Mondays: Mountain Lions On the Go, Violin
Thursdays: Tutoring, Violin Club, Tae Kwon Do
We would like to congratulate all the speech contest participants. We had a 2nd place finisher in 4th grade and in 5th grade. We are very proud of our students!!
It’s testing time! Here’s what you need to know: https://drive.google.com/a/wsd3.org/file/d/0B5f9atwpPey-WFpzQlJkVkhHZ28/view
In the event of inclement weather, JMCA will notify all employees, parents, and students of school delays or closings by radio and television. Listen to local stations for important weather information. JMCA Educational Activity Center will follow JMCA weather policies.
*If the school is delayed or closed, the EAC would be as well.
As many of you know the former state assessment program – TCAP – has been replaced by the new CMAS – Colorado Measures of Academic Success. This spring students in grades 3-11 will take the new on-line assessments in the areas of English/language arts and mathematics. For the first round of testing the dates are March 3rd -March 27th. Students will complete three units for English/language arts and two units for mathematics. These new assessments are intended to measure the level of command a student has on the Common Core State Standards. Please be sure to look for a testing schedule to come home in February. As in the past we ask that you try and not schedule appointments or vacations during the testing window, it is so important that students complete each test in each content area.
If you are interested in seeing what the new assessments look like and what types of questions your student will be given to show their knowledge and application of skills simply go to http://parcc.pearson.com/sample-items – there you will have a choice of selecting the level for grades 3-5, 6-8 or high school. For each level there are sample items for English/language arts and mathematics.
We recycle all sizes of ink cartridges. Please bring yours in or send them in with your children. Thank you!
We are accepting registration forms for school-year 2015-2016. Interested families must complete a Pre-registration form for each child being considered in the lottery. Pre-registration forms can be found under the Online Registration Tab.