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Letter from Mr. Rambo:

Dear James B. Edwards Family,

On behalf of all of the faculty and staff at James B. Edwards Elementary, it is my pleasure to welcome you to a new and exciting school year. I am honored to be leading such an amazing group of students, teachers, and parents. JBE is a school with rich tradition and a history of excellence. It is going to be a great year for our global leaders at JBE!

For those of you whose children have attended our school in the past, we are so glad to have you returning. For those of you whose children are just entering James B. Edwards, we are pleased to have you as part of our school community. 

Our “Meet the Teacher”/ Fact and Fee Day will be held on Thursday, August 13 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM for our kindergarten through fifth grade. You will be able to meet your child’s teacher, pay fees, join PTO, sign up for committees, learn about our Endowment, purchase t-shirts, obtain bus schedules, learn about the Kaleidoscope program, and various other activities. Class rosters will be available on “Meet the Teacher Day.”

Our instructional fees for each grade level are listed below:

Child Development    $20.00

Kindergarten               $35.00

1st Grade                     $35.00

2nd Grade                     $35.00

3rd Grade                     $35.00

4th Grade                     $35.00

5th Grade                     $35.00 

Our school supply lists are available on our school website. You may bring your child’s school supplies on fact and fee day or on the first day of school. If you ordered school supplies through the PTO’s SchoolKidz program, they will be delivered to your child’s classroom before the first day of school.

School begins for students in kindergarten through fifth grade on Monday, August 17. It is a full day, and we will be following our regular bell times. Classes begin at 7:40 AM and dismissal is at 2:40 PM. Students should not arrive on campus prior to 7:10 AM.

Please note that we do have a uniform/dress code for the 2015-2016 school year. Details may be found at the link below and in our school office. We will have some t-shirts available for purchase on Meet the Teacher/Fee day and orders may also be placed on Meet the Teacher/ Fee Day. Please note, students are not required to purchase school t-shirts.

Please note that we have a “JBE Clothes Closet” this year. As you clean out your child’s closet and start shopping for new school clothes, please consider donating your gently used dress code approved clothing to JBE’s closet. Clothes will be accepted Monday- Thursday from 8:00-3:00 and will be shared with other JBE families who are interested.

We encourage parents to use our car-rider line for student drop off and pick up if you are transporting them to school. Our car-rider line is located on the side of the building.  Please remember to exit to the right to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.  Our bus rider drop off is in the front of the building.  A copy of the 2015-2016 bus schedule will be available on our web site as soon as we receive it.


Open House Schedule- All of our open houses are “Parents only.”


Tuesday, August 25

K         5:15-6:00 PM

1st       6:00-6:45 PM


Wednesday, August 26

2nd      5:15-6:00 PM

3rd       6:00-6:45 PM


Thursday, August 27

4th       5:15-6:00 PM

5th       6:00-6:45 PM


Please contact our office at 849-2805 if you have questions regarding this letter or other matters. We hope enjoy the remainder of your summer!



Jake Rambo


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