Family Reading and Writing Evening – 12/4/19

Please join us for Puzzles, Pizza, and Paperbacks on Wednesday, December 4, 2019! We appreciate families submitting an RSVP from the flyer that was sent home the week of November 18th by Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in order to plan for the event. There will be reading strategies from the CCSD FACES department, dinner, and a presentation by author Gary Hogg!

Thanksgiving Break

There are no classes for students the week of November 25, 2019. We wish all a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving Break!

Classes resume on Monday, December 2, 2019.

The office is open Monday, November 25, 2019, and Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The office is closed 11/27-29/19 and it will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019.

PTA Food Drive Begins

PTA will begin their food drive on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Please send or bring your non-perishable items to the school. The class with the most donated items will earn extra recess time. For more information, please view the PTA flyer HERE.

Picnic Lunch – 11/13/19

All students K-5 will have lunch from 11:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. on the field.  Families are invited to join their child for this picnic lunch, and they may choose to bring lunch for their child.  Students who will have lunch from school will be able to pick up their lunch from the kitchen as usual for the picnic.  There will not be two lunch periods this day!  The gates will open at 11:45 a.m. to allow time for families to find their child’s class spot on the field.  We appreciate your patience as we have our first whole-school picnic lunch!

No School – 11/11/19 & 11/15/19

There is no school on Monday, November 11, 2019, in observance of Veterans Day. Classes Resume on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

There is no school for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY on Friday, November 15, 2019, due to conferences. Classes resume on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Fundraiser Orders Due 10/28/19

All fundraiser orders and payments are due on Monday, October 28, 2019. Orders and payments will be collected by the front office. If needed, orders may be turned in at the front office before Friday, November 1, 2019. Thank you for supporting our school!

Fundraiser Information Now Through 10/28/19

Dear families,

Students were introduced to our school fundraiser last week with a presentation and materials going home on Wednesday.  We hope you have taken a moment to review the items being sold for our fundraiser and that you have started to ask those you know to help support our school!

The funds raised go to support programs in our school.  Student recognition is one of the main application of the funds, and this includes things like celebrating 75% progress toward goal in AR with Rice Krispies treats, 100% progress toward goal in AR with popcorn during the movie, school achievement of AR quiz goals with popsicle treats, donuts for perfect attendance, and other recognitions for reading, math, and citizenship accomplishments.  In years past, fundraisers like this were able to provide school t-shirts for all students, materials for students to use in classrooms, and equipment for use on the playgrounds. 

Last year, our fundraiser raised just over $5,000 in profits for our school.  Our goal this year is to raise at least $10,000 in profits for our school programs!

We can achieve this goal if each student at our school sells at least four (4) items during this fundraiser.  There are also neat prizes and events students receive as they sell certain amounts of items as a token of appreciation for helping to support our school!

The items from Crazy Good Popcorn are all prepared locally right here in Las Vegas.  That means that supporting this fundraiser not only helps our school, but our community as well.  With the holiday season right around the corner, and delivery of items scheduled for November 13th, these items are great to serve at holiday gatherings or to give as gifts!

We are looking forward to a productive and enjoyable fundraiser experience.  Please consider supporting our school by sharing the fundraising flyer with friends, family, and co-workers, and let them know their purchase makes a difference for our school and our Las Vegas community!

The fundraiser is open now through Monday, October 28, 2019.  Sales can be completed with cash or check or online (Visa and Mastercard) at and the school ID of 373F19.

If you have questions about the fundraiser, please contact your child’s teacher or the front office.

With great appreciation,

The Entire LWJES Faculty

Listening with Understanding and Empathy

One of the “Habits of Mind” is Listening with Understanding and Empathy. As part of our monthly citizenship assembly, student from Ms. Hayden’s homeroom shared about empathy with all of our students. Check out their presentation below: