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Legislative Update
Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools and  Emory LaVista Parent Council Legislative Update

We invite you to attend a conversation with our state legislators to discuss the upcoming session and issues that are likely to impact education. This event is sponsored by the Emory LaVista Parent Council (schools in the Lakeside and Druid Hills clusters) and Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools (schools in the Dunwoody, Chamblee and Cross Keys clusters).  As in past years, we will ask each Legislator to speak for a few minutes and then invite Q&A from the audience. 


The Legislative Update will take place on Tuesday, January 21st at 9:00 am at John Lewis Elementary School (2630 Skyland Drive, Atlanta 30319).  We will have refreshments and informal conversation at 9:00, then begin the program promptly at 9:15.  


Confirmed speakers include:

Senator Sally Harrell, District 40

Senator Elena Parent, District 42

Representative Matthew Wilson, District 80

Representative Scott Holcomb, District 81

Representative Mary Margaret Oliver, District 82

Representative Becky Evans, District 83

Pre-Kindergarten Lottery

Great news!  The 2020-2021 Pre-Kindergarten lottery will be online.  The application process will take place during February-March 2020 to ensure all interested families have ample time to apply through the online process.  Please check the District's website frequently for updates.  In the meantime, please learn more about the registration process through the following link:  


Title I Parent & Family Engagement Stakeholder's Input Survey
Please click this link to take the 2019-2020 Title I Parent & Family Engagement Stakeholder's Input Survey.
2019-2020 Georgia Children's Book Award Nominees
Looking for great books for rising 4th-8th graders? Check these great titles out from your public library this summer! These are the selected books for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, so interested students can get a head start by reading these books during summer vacation.
Click this link to view all titles. 
2019-2020 TOTY & ESPOTY I & II
Congratulations to John Lewis Elementary's 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Liete Straughn; Employee Support Specialist of the Year II, Ms. Selma Zahirovic; and Employee Support Specialist of the Year I, Ms. Terica Taylor. 
Georgia Parent Survey
Please click this link to take the Georgia Parent Survey.
Haz clic aqui para la encuestra de padres del estado de Georgia. 
JLES is "Beating the Odds"!
JLES is one of the 61 DeKalb County Schools that has been recognized by the Govenor's Office of Student Achievement for our CCRPI score. Click Read More for additional information.   

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