Welcome to John E. Joy Elementary School
Home of the Tigers
8194 Bielby Road
Rome, NY 13440
The John E. Joy school community is dedicated to ensure each student has a foundation for college and career readiness. We will provide a rich educational curriculum in a nurturing and safe environment which addresses emotional, physical and social needs. We are committed to raising student achievement by 5% per year. We expect respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness from all members of the John E. Joy learning community.
James Daino -Joy Principal
Brittany Fiorenza-House - Secretary
October 26, 2022
Dear Joy Parents,
Sometimes I cannot believe how time flies! It has been an enjoyable year so far, and we hope that this continues.
I want to thank all of the parents and students who came to our Literacy Night.
Here are some dates and information that you should know as we approach the ending of October and beginning of November:
Picture Day Make-Up/Retake Date: Here are the dates for when school pictures will be taken.
Make-Up/Retake Day: Thursday, November 10
Trimester I Information: The dates below are tentative and subject to change.
Trimester I ends on December 2.
Trimester I report cards will be distributed on December 9.
PTG Meeting: Wednesday, November 2.
Parent-Teacher Conferences/Half Days: November 1-4 will be half-day dismissals and Parent-Teacher Conferences. Contact your child’s teacher to schedule your conference.
Fall Festival Event: Trick or Treating for students October 27 at 5:00PM.
November Family Night: Partnering with Connected Community Schools (CCS) and the Rome YMCA, I invite you to this event being held on Thursday, November 17 beginning at 5:30 PM. There will be a discussion about School-Wide Data in addition to what CCS and the YMCA will be doing. Complete the Google Form to sign up for the event. CLICK for the November Family Night Google Form.
January Family Night: Partnering with Connected Community Schools (CCS) and the Rome YMCA, I invite you to this event being held on Thursday, January 19 beginning at 5:30 PM. There will be a discussion about Technology in addition to the activities provided by the CCS and the YMCA. Complete the Google Form to sign up for the event. CLICK for the January Family Night Google Form.
STAR Testing: Throughout the year, students will be analyzed for their Reading and Math abilities utilizing the STAR Exam. The STAR Tests for Reading and Math are computer-adaptive that measure student achievement. As students answer questions correctly, the program increases the difficulty. If a student answers a question incorrectly, the program decreases the difficulty. Both exams (Kindergarten only takes one beginning in the Winter) take approximately 20-30 minutes. Here are the dates that they will be administered:
STAR Windows for the 2022-2023 School Year:
Winter: January 3-February 3
Spring: April 6-May 31
Grade 1: Early Literacy Fall- Spring- Winter
Grades 2-6: Reading- Fall- Winter- Spring
Grades 1-6: Math- Fall- Winter- Spring
Grade K: Early Literacy in Winter and Spring
Throughout the course of the year, if you would like to volunteer your time and/or get involved in the event planning, please contact the PTG. You can contact the PTG by going on Facebook.com and searching for John Joy PTG 2022-2023. If you are on a computer or your mobile device, you can CLICK to Access the John Joy PTG 2022-2023 or use the URL https://www.facebook.com/groups/451085525851479. You can also contact the PTG President Tonya Clarkson at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to your involvement.
As always, on behalf of the faculty and staff of John E. Joy Elementary, we continue to hope for a fantastic year.
James A. Daino