Good Evening JATS Parents and Guardians,
As a reminder, we will be holding a workshop for all parents and guardians on Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The workshop will focus on what Mindfulness is and how it is beneficial for people of all ages. The presenter will teach parents and guardians how to practice Mindfulness at home, as well as using Mindful practices to support our students during homework time.
Please click on the link flyer for more information. Refreshments will be served.
We ask that you please let us know if you will attend by completing the form: https://forms.gle/V9zLVJQ7FFeoYWWW6 . However, walk-ins are always welcome too!
We hope that you will join us!
Good Afternoon JATS Families,
We hope that you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with your family and friends! As we enter this holiday season, we want to take a moment to thank you for your continued cooperation and assistance in helping us support and teach our students. We truly appreciate it!
As a reminder, our Report Card Night is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 29th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. We ask that all parents/guardians report to the JATS Cafetorium to sign in and receive their child's report card. Parents/Guardians can then make their way to meet with each teacher, who will be located in their classrooms. Teachers' names and room numbers can be found on your child's schedule in Infinite Campus. Please make every effort to attend, as these conferences are essential for your child's success.
We will be holding a workshop on Thursday, December 7th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for all parents/guardians. The workshop will focus on teaching Mindfulness practices for all family members to use at home. The workshop will also review practices and tools that our students can use when completing challenging homework assignments and projects. Please see the flyer Mindfulness Workshop . Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP using this form to let us know that you can attend!
Homework Help with Mindful Practices
Good Evening JATS Parents,
On Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm, we will be holding a parent/guardian workshop on Mindful practices, which can be used at home to help children navigate their reading, writing and mathematics homework with less stress and anxiety. Please see the attached flyer Using Mindful Practices as a Homework helper Parent Workshop.pdf for more information.
Refreshments will be served.
Please let us know if you can attend by submitting the following form https://forms.gle/6VxDUGC7JD73dwU96.
Thank you and have a wonderful evening!
Ongoing Security Checks and Screenings
Please be advised that we will be conducting daily security checks and screenings at the Joseph A. Taub School. These security checks began last year, and are now going to be a daily practice moving forward. The checks will utilize scanning technology. Backpack and locker searches will be conducted only if an event occurs that prompts such a search. We are currently using wands, and possibly asking students to open their backpacks.
This protocol began, as a result of an increase in prohibited items being brought into the school by students. Parents please continue to have open lines of communication with your child about what is acceptable to bring into school.
We want to be as proactive as humanly possible to maintain a safe and orderly environment for our students and staff here at JATS.
Security Checks and Screenings
Please be advised that we will be conducting random security checks and screenings at the Joseph A. Taub School. As we did last year, it is now going to be a daily practice moving forward. As a result of the recent increase in violent activity around the city, we want to be as cautious as humanly possible to protect our students and staff here at JATS. The checks will utilize scanning technology and possibly backpack, and locker searches as well. I want to be clear that we have not had escalated incidents at the school, and this is merely in reaction to what is happening in the city.
Mr. Amod Field, Principal of Operations
District Wide Hispanic Heritage Art Contest Winner
JATS’ very own Allyson Jimenez, in the 7th Grade, has won the GRAND PRIZE for the Paterson district wide Hispanic Heritage Month art contest. She was awarded a $1000 gift card to Michaels/Staples. Allyson is a very talented artist, as you can see, and has made us all very proud. This is a big win for our talented students and school! We are positive that our JATS students will continue to excel.
(Allyson's artwork is posted below.)
Hispanic Art Posters
The students in Mrs. Selino's Computer Classes researched and created posters of famous Hispanics for their Hispanic Heritage Projects. On some of the posters is a QR Code, that if scanned, will bring you to a website where more information on the person can be found. Some of the posters are posted below. We hope that you enjoy these outstanding posters created by our students. The students at JATS continue to do GREAT things.
Math and Language Arts Intervention ProgramsThe district has invested in two intervention programs to increase content knowledge skills in the areas of math and english.the math program, called aleks, requires students to complete 120 minutes of instruction time per week.the language arts program, called istation, requires students to complete 60 minutes of instruction time per week. both programs track the progress of the students and adjusts to the students achievement level. subject area teachers track the student's progress to provide intervention support to the students.Please encourage students to use these programs everyday.