Thank you to the whole staff. The events are outstanding (auction, father-daughter dance, others). The teachers are outstanding (Miss McHugh, Mrs Brown, Mrs Cobb, Mrs Keser, Miss Graham, art teacher Mrs. Thompson, music teacher Mr Rashleigh, and all of them. Even the sub.s have been good.)
And special thanks to PTA and parents who volunteer.
Kids have homework at all ages. Its not like when we went to school. Truth is they enjoy achieving in their studies even in the lower grades. Seems like too much to me; but we largely eliminated TV time and have plenty of time to do homework and play outside now.
JDE is a superb school with many activities for the kids. Many parents volunteer weekly and help out in classes. This is our second year for one student and first year for another and every single teacher and staff really care for the children. Maybe another school is a fit for some students; but, for well-rounded, intelligent students Jones Dairy is a great fit. Of course the kids are restricted from walking to school by themselves, playing tackle football at recess, and doing gymnastics at recess but I think that is the overall communist, insurance-controlled nature of all public schools.
They are extremely hard on the special needs kids. Teachers are too aggressive . My son is only 4 but gets treated like he is in Middle School. No compassion or sympathy knowing that he is autistic. The teacher is firm on the kids with very special needs.
They need a more caring principle he will take the teacher side before he listens to parents. Nor will he do anything about a situation that needs attention he will take the teacher side before investigating. He is not at all friendly it seems he cares more about the teachers and not the students well being.