We are almost in the third decade of the 21st Century! Welcome to the 2018-19 school year at Jellick Elementary. I am so excited for this school year because we are learning and doing so much. Jellick Elementary is a California Gold Ribbon school, a Title I Academic Achievement Award school, and a California PBIS Gold Medal school. These awards come from the pride, the professionalism, and the desire on the part of our faculty and staff to make a difference in the lives of students. When you combine this with dedicated parents, it is no wonder we get the excellent students who attend Jellick.
The purpose of Jellick Elementary School is to prepare and support all students to develop a strong social-emotional foundation, achieve at high levels academically, and behave in a socially responsible manner, so they advance to the next level. Our teachers and staff believe in addressing the academic, social/emotional, and physical needs of ALL our students. We are currently a partner school with Teachers College of New York as we study Writers Workshop in partnership with Rowland Elementary.
Our students have opportunities for enrichment through art, the new Next Generation Science Standards, technology, video production, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), and tutoring/intervention. Our Jaguars use technology more and more within and outside the classroom. We are a 1:1 school as students have access to iPads or Chromebooks. Our students participate in coding, robotics, and collaborate around weekly challenges in our STEM/Creativity Lab. We even produce a weekly video broadcast called, “JJTV.”
Jellick Jaguars belong to a pride where they achieve their best, behave responsibly, and communicate effectively within their community as scholars and citizens. Jellick Elementary participates in Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive approach to creating and supporting behavioral expectations and a positive social culture. We spend time supporting evidence-based strategies because it positively impacts social, emotional, and academic success.
While Jellick Elementary is a small school, our Jaguars strive to have a disproportional impact on our community. You will see Jaguars in our local parades, partnering with our library, and other activities to support our community. Our motto is “Jaguars Never Quit!” I am proud to be a Jaguar and know you will be as well.
Principal, Jellick Elementary