Message From The Principal

Dear Jaguar Family,

At James Sales, we are honored to offer an excellent educational experience for all children! Throughout the year, we work together to provide the students the best possible opportunities to prepare them to be successful.  We provide leadership that facilitates a school environment that focuses on differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our abilities.  Thank you in advance for all your support at home and for understanding the importance of having your child(ren) at school on time each day so your child(ren) can learn and achieve at high levels. It is an honor to be working with such an amazing team of students, parents, and staff!

This past year, James Sales 2nd - 5th graders had the opportunity to take part in the LENS Project. Students involved in the program performed for their peers and for their families at James Sales. Students also had the opportunity to attend a variety of After School Enrichment Programs including Big Buddies and the Growth Mindset Learners Club. In the spring of 2018, James Sales 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders took the SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment) in the areas of ELA (English/Language Arts) and math. Fifth graders also took the science portion of the MSP.

As part of our learning community, James Sales families participated in several parent involvement activities including Reading Night, Art Night, and grade level concerts. Our PTO continues to support James Sales with field trip money, popcorn and treat Fridays, etc. It is our hope that every parent and/or guardian will join our wonderful PTO!

As you are probably aware, we are excited that the beginning of construction on our new school is just around the corner. We have a new school design and we are prepping our playground for the upcoming changes. Once construction begins, students will have recess in two different locations each day. Thank you for taking the time to talk with your students about the importance of appropriate and safe recess behavior. Thanks in advance for your patience with all the changes in our routines when construction begins! 

Thank you for being a part of such a wonderful school! We are eager for the year ahead and all that it will bring to our students!


Brandy Nelson, Principal

Mrs. Nelson
Brandy Nelson
Principal, James Sales Elementary
(253) 298-4200