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International Walk to School Day

posted Sep 22, 2017, 6:19 PM by Jessica Saunders   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 6:19 PM ]

Check out this announcement from Mr. Cotman and Mr. Bourne!

17/18 Yearbook Orders

posted Sep 5, 2017, 3:40 PM by Jessica Saunders   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 3:40 PM ]

Order your yearbooks now! Sales are by pre-order only. Order online (preferred) at www.yearbookordercenter.com (Code 14794) or $20 by cash or check made payable to JBWPTA. 

Watkins Library Helpers

posted Sep 5, 2017, 3:37 PM by Jessica Saunders   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 5:06 PM ]

With the growing size of our busy school, our library could use all the help you can give. We are looking for volunteers to check books in and out and reshelve returned books.

Please consider signing up to help whenever possible. The need for volunteers is continuous and ongoing.

Clothing to Cash Recycling Program

posted Aug 21, 2017, 9:26 AM by Jessica Saunders   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 9:26 AM ]

clothing to cash flyer

Watkins Summer Update

posted Aug 20, 2017, 4:14 PM by Jessica Saunders   [ updated Aug 20, 2017, 4:14 PM ]

Good evening Watkins community, this is your principal, Debbie Weatherford. I hope everyone is enjoying these last days of summer. As I’m sure you know, students are coming back in about 2 weeks! We are excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to seeing you soon.

Here is a list of the important dates that are coming up:

Friday, September 1st-Kindergarten Orientation-All KG students and parents are encouraged to come meet their teacher, visit the classroom, drop off supplies and learn about the Watkins experience. This event will begin at 9:00am.

Friday, September 1st-Open House for grades 1-5-All Watkins families are invited to come drop off supplies, meet their teacher, and catch up with old friends. This event will run from 10:30-12:30. Don’t feel that you have to be here right at 10:30, as this is an ongoing event and parking will be a challenge. You might want to come a little later in this window to avoid the early rush and the KG students who will be here earlier.

Tuesday, September 5th-First Day of School-The doors open at 9:05, be at the bus stop a little early that day, as it will be the first time buses will run their routes with students on them and the time might fluctuate a bit. Additionally, the buses will probably be a little late that afternoon, as earlier routes might take some additional time. I advise letting students ride the bus on the first day, if that will be their normal routine. More details will follow about opening day in my message next Sunday.

Teacher assignments will be released no later than August 29th, earlier if possible. You will receive an email and phone message with this information.

If you have not purchased school supplies, you can find the list on our website, as well as, in many of the local stores. You are also welcome to stop by the main office.

Kindergarten families, please make sure you have dropped off your child’s physical and immunization records if you have not done so. It would be helpful, if you take care of this task prior to orientation on September 1st.

Back to School Nights are scheduled for the following dates: September 12th, grades 4&5; September 14th, grades 2&3; September 19th, grades K&1. The event will take place from 6-8pm each night.

This is the last week that the main office will operate on our summer schedule of Monday-Thursday from 7am-5pm. Beginning on August 28th, we will return to our regular schedule of Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

Follow us on Twitter at : https://twitter.com/JBWatkinsES

Enjoy the rest of the summer and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Summer Reminders

posted Jul 6, 2017, 4:19 PM by Jessica Saunders   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 4:20 PM ]

Our summer office hours are Monday-Thursday from 7am-5pm.

Mark your calendars for Kindergarten Orientation and Open House for grades 1-5. Both events will take place on Friday, September 1st. Kindergarten Orientation will be held from 9-10:30 and Open House will be held from 10:30-12:30. We look forward to seeing you at those events!

Finally, for our incoming kindergarten families, please be sure you have turned in your child's physical and immunization records.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer making memories with your children and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Ms. Weatherford

June Coal Miner Connection

posted Jun 20, 2017, 12:16 PM by Jessica Saunders   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 12:16 PM ]

Hello Coal Miner Families!

Just when you thought we were DONE ... we have one last June Coal Miner Connection to share.


It has been an absolute pleasure spending this year learning and growing together throughout the school year!

Enjoy the months ahead with your Coal Miners!

Have a wonderful and safe summer!

Administrative Staffing Announcement

posted Jun 16, 2017, 8:31 AM by Jessica Saunders

See the attached letter for more information.

Mark your Calendar for 2017-2018

posted May 22, 2017, 9:26 AM by Jessica Saunders   [ updated May 22, 2017, 9:26 AM ]

Kindergarten Orientation September 1st 9:00 - 10:30 am

Open House Grades 1-5
September 1st 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Back-to-School Nights:

Grades 4 and 5 September 12th 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Grades 2 and 3 September 14th 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Grades K and 1 September 19th 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Principal Announcement

posted May 21, 2017, 5:44 PM by Jessica Saunders   [ updated May 21, 2017, 5:44 PM ]

See the attached letter for more information about our incoming principal.

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