Townsend Elementary is pleased to be hosting a series of parent education programs during the 2013-14 school year. We are partnering with Family First & Children’s Aid, the Community Action Agency, and Cradle to Career to provide valuable parenting information on a number of topics. Prior to each program there will be a light family dinner at 5:30, followed by the 6:00 program. Free childcare is provided and the programs are expected to last until approximately 7:30 p.m.

            The dates and scheduled topics are listed below. We encourage parents to attend as many of the programs as possible and feel that this is a valuable learning opportunity for us all. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 784-6133.

 Thank you for being a part of our school!

Aaron Bush, Principal


Date                            Workshop Topic

10-24-13                      Bedtime Stories (Literature) Influences

                                    Values In Our Kids

11-21-13                      How To Manage (My Child’s) Behavior

1-16-14                        Sibling Rivalry

2-20-14                        Nurturing Nutrition

3-20-14                        The Power of Positive Discipline

4-17-13                        Dealing With Guilt and How To Take

                                    Care of Myself


Student Schedule for Grades K-5
Monday:        7:59 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday:        7:59 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Thursday:     7:59 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Friday:           7:59 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Pre School Schedule (a.m. class)
Monday-Thursday: 8:00-10:45 a.m.
Pre School Schedule (p.m. class)
Monday-Thursday: 12:00-2:45 p.m.
Reminder: Procedures for Entering the Building at Townsend Elementary
All students who arrive and return home by car are to enter and leave the school through the front door.
The exception is that all third and fourth grade students will enter through the front door but will exit
out the west end door.
Please use the circular drive for drop-off only. Parents who wish to enter the school, please park in the
east front parking lot, along Floyd Avenue. It is important that no one parks in the circle drive. There
will be adults inside the front entrance who will help students find their classrooms the first week of school.
Students who are eating breakfast may arrive at 7:30am and go directly to the lunchroom. All other
children should not arrive at school until 7:55am.
Afternoon pick-up procedure:
 Students whose classrooms are in the west wing are to be picked up at the southwest exit. You may
reach it by way of the drive at the west end of the building.
 Students in the east wing and the 5th grade classrooms in the south wing are to be picked up at the
south east exit. Enter the east drive and follow the arrows to the rear of the school.
  Stay in the righthand lane to pick-up and use the left lane to pass other cars. Please remain in your car
when using the right lane.
 You MUST park in the parking lot if you need to leave your vehicle for any reason.
Because of the traffic, busses and crossing guard you should never pick-up your child on the side of
Floyd Avenue.
 If you have children in more than one wing, instruct all of them to meet you at the exit assigned to
your youngest child.
  The southwest and southeast exits will be open at 2:55 pm for student dismissal.
 The buses will be using the circle drive in front of the school. The parking lot inside the circle drive will
be for staff parking only.


Childcare Drop-Off and Pick-Up:

 Parents may drop off and pick up students at the southwest exit near the gymnasium. You may reach

it by way of the drive at the west end of the building.


Special Education Services and Student Assistance Team
1005 Floyd Avenue
Jackson, MI 49203-6097
(517) 784-6133
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