Pierre Laclede Elementary School

    Greetings Parents and/or Guardians,

    The school year is off to a great start! My name is Roxana  Jones, and I am the Family and Community Specialist at Pierre Laclede Junior Career Academy. My role at PLJCA is to encourage and develop strong relationships with families and community stakeholders. I also implement activities to increase parental involvement and knowledge of federal, state, district and school policies.

    Education is an investment, and research has shown that parents and guardians who are engaged in their child’s education will perform better, both academically and socially. That engagement includes coming to school Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meetings, volunteering for events, helping with fundraisers and attending family events coordinated by the school and PTO. Being involved is a great way to keep up with what is happening at the school, networking with other parents, and sharing your thoughts and ideas on decisions that affect your child.

    At Laclede Junior Career Academy, failure is not an option; it is a nagging reality that will keep us focused to reach the top. With that being said, we are going to need your help to provide and excellent education for your child. Feel free to volunteer some time and join the PTO; Pierre Laclede is your school!

    I am more than willing to answer any questions and/or concerns that you may have. You may contact me via email at roxana.jones@slps.org, or by phone at 314.385.0546. You will surely be hearing from me again. At PLJCA, we are intentional about changing the narrative!

    I look forward to meeting you!


    Roxana Jones
    Family and Community Specialist