Commander Communicator 2/12/2023

Posted February 12, 2023

Commander Communicator

A Message From Principal Almon

Dear Commanders,

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve compiled a short list of love I witnessed this week:

  • As of Friday, JFK students raised almost $5,000 to grant the wishes of children with critical conditions  like Hunter through Wish Week fundraising events. Please take 18 seconds to view Hunter’s video thanking the Commander Community. 

  • Many of our teachers sacrificed their lunch this week to tutor students.

  • Our student body created signs and cheered on our Unified Basketball team.

  • Several parents connected with me this week to determine ways to best support their students in academics and athletics. 

  • Our support staff and special service providers spent hours planning and implementing our Fentanyl Education Night. 

You’ll note that none of these involved teddy bears or chocolates (though I am not at all opposed to chocolates). As we enter a week that will pull our attention toward the superficialities of love, let’s keep it simple: love is when we behave in committed, connected, passionate ways.

So instead of a Valentine, try this: lift someone up with your strengths.

Please take a moment to read about the new digital pass system that we began implementing this week. Read the SMART PASS UPDATE here.

Have a Commander Kind of Day!

Tiffany Almon, Proud and Grateful Principal

She, her, hers, and why they matter

Take Command of Your Future!

Upcoming Dates!

  • Monday, February 13th

    • Girls JV basketball vs Westminster

      • 5:00 – 6:00pm

  • Tuesday, February 14th

    • Food Pantry

      • 2:45 to 4:00 pm 

  • Wednesday, February 15th


      • Freshmen and Juniors

      • 8:45am – 9:45am

    • PTSA Meeting 

      • In the Community Room. (103 B) From 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

  • Thursday, February 16th


      • Sophomores and Seniors

      • 8:45 am – 9:45 am

    • Black Family Alliance Check-in Before Arts Night 

      • 5:00 5:30pm

      • Arts Night

        • 5:30 – 7:30pm

  • Friday, February 17th

    • Wrestling Match 

      • 7:00 am at the Ball Arena

  • Monday, February 20th – NO SCHOOL – PRESIDENT’S DAY

  • Tuesday, February 21st – NO SCHOOL – TEACHER PLANNING