John Tyler
Elementary School

3649 Hartford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Phone: (757) 393-8879
Fax: (757) 393-5876

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Visitors are asked to wear face coverings/masks and practice social distancing during their visit. 
 
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE


Welcome to John Tyler. We are a school with an outstanding faculty and staff who are committed to providing a student-centered environment where students will academically succeed.

                     - Ms. Heidi M. Lewis
                                      Principal

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JTES Celebrated Teachers with a Drive-Thru Teacher Appreciation Lunch!Appreciating our teachers while social distancing!Desk DonationWaste Management  School Supplies DonationStomp Out BullyingCustodian Appreciation

JTES Celebrated Teachers with a Drive-Thru Teacher Appreciation Lunch!

Appreciating our teachers while social distancing!

Kaylee Flores, 5th grader, gets free desk at community event.

Mr. Amos Taylor & City of Portsmouth Waste Management Department donates school supplies.

Mrs. Ruben’s class goes Blue to STOMP OUT Bullying.

JTES Custodial Team is celebrated on Custodian Appreciation Day

Announcements


Book Fair
John Tyler Elementary School invites you to shop our Online Book Fair and support our school! The Fair runs from
October 12-25, 2020. All purchases will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Don’t miss these two  of events, fun, and books!

Click Here to Start Shopping!



                             

Check our
Title I Parent and Family Engagement Tab under Parents for more information about Upcoming Events and Resources.

Fall Festival



Guidance Resources Available!

      Guidance
JTES Counselors Care
is a website created by our JTES Guidance Team! This website was designed to provide our students, parents, and staff with interactive activities to help manage emotions,  learn coping skills and relieve stress. Other community resources are also available. 

Click JTES Counselors Care to explore the resources!


Congratulations to Mr. Clyde Parker, our 2019-20 Teacher of the Year!
Mr. Parker, 2019-20 Teacher of the Year

 

 

Ms. Lewis, Principal of the Year

Kim Jones, Winner of President's Cup and PTA Volunteer of the Year


Join OUR TEAM - JOIN the JTES PTA for only $6.00



DRINK SMART TO PLAY HARD
Choose drinks with less added sugar. Teach kids how to recognize drinks that are high in added sugars. Encourage them to choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. Kids should drink 2 to 3 cups of low-fat (1%) or fat-free milk a day, depending on age. 

CHOOSE MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES 

Offer kids fruits and vegetables during meals and snacks. Try new fruits and veggies together as a family. 

LIMIT SCREEN TIME 

Help kids discover fun ways to stay busy and active this summer. Limit TV and video game time to no more than 1-2 hours a day. 

GET ACTIVE
Kids need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Help your family get moving with games, dancing, and more

 

Join Our PTA


PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. Today's PTA is comprised of 5 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. We speak with one voice for every child.

Today, the issues affecting our children extend beyond their individual schools. The PTA's nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation. This mission is unique to the PTA. Learn more here.

To join, please contact Mrs. Kim Jones


Vision Statement

It is the vision of John Tyler Elementary School to fulfill our mandate as a public school, helping students attain the highest possible standards as established by our school board and our state.

In recognizing the need for a strong academic base, teachers (and staff) will stress skills in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and technology. The arts and physical education will be recognized for their importance in the development of the whole individual.


We Believe

  • We believe our school should provide a quality education for all students.
  • We believe in the important contribution parents, volunteers, and community partners can make, and we actively seek their participation in providing a quality program.
  • We believe our school should be a place where each student leaves with a sense of accomplishment and a desire to return the next day.

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