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February 17, 2021
Distribution Day for Grades K-5
We are here for you!

If you missed picking up resources last week, you may pick up a set of ACPS Learning Activity Packets  and science/math material kits aligned to Quarter 3 standards and lessons today! These materials are designed to support teacher-directed instruction in alignment with the ACPS Virtual PLUS+ model. The packets are as follows: one for each content area (i.e., Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts (ELA), and Physical Education) and a packet of materials printed in color with the fine arts resources.

We will be available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ring the bell in the bus loop and we will bring the materials right out!
First Virtual Community Literacy Circle 

Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School will host its first “It’s A Family Affair,” Community Literacy Circle (CLC) with the goal of having families read together to share and our school community to connect. We’re all going to read the same book together, along with schools and families across the countries, as we join #OneBookConnects movement with the Read To Them organization. 

We are delighted to have you join the excitement through our exclusive JH canvas student group, live community literacy circle engagement, trivia, prizes, and morePlease see the following reading schedule below. Note that we will have our first virtual meeting TODAY at 5:00 PM. The meeting link will be shared with you using the email address you used when you registered. 

If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact Mrs. Branch via email at or Ms. Brown-Dunn at

Conferences will be held this week, February 18-19, 2021!
Conference sign up times have been shared with families. Contact your student’s teacher for additional information.
The Jefferson-Houston Black History Committee will hold auditions for the oratory contest this
Friday, February 19, 2021, at 4:00 PM.
Please contact Ms. Beverly Shelton for details at  
 Building Bridges: A Community Chat
Register Here
Please complete the registration form using the button above.
Your name will be entered into a raffle and the winner will be selected at the end of the meeting (must be present to win).
Dates to Remember

February 17- 2nd Packet Distribution Day, 8:00am-6:00pm
February 17- Community Literacy Circle, 5-6 PM
February 18-19- Parent Conferences
February 19- Black History Month Oratory Auditions
February 22- Building Bridges Chat, 6:00pm
February 24- PTA Meeting, 6:00pm
March 1- Town Hall Meeting, 5:00pm
March 1- Parent Forum, 6:30pm-7:30pm
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Jefferson-Houston Upcoming Events

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