Friday Focus

May 16-20, 2016

Awesome Field Day!

We erred on the side of caution with the weather and all had an amazing time for Field Day! The combination of inside and outside activities, along with an awesome magic show made it a fun day for all. It's so much fun to see so many happy children! Thank you so much to the PTA for all they did to make Field Day happen. Terri Miller and Laura Goldstein worked tirelessly to make it a wonderful event. Thank you to all of the volunteers that joined us and for the music from the rocking DJ, Steve Keck! In addition, the military volunteers from Fort Story made the Boot Camp quite an attraction and the children loved seeing all of them as they were motivated to complete each station.

John B. Dey is so fortunate to have such kind and involved parents and fabulous children. Once again, tThank you for your continued partnership in their education.

Let's hope the sun shines this weekend and everyone gets outside!

Beth Bianchi


Big image


Congratulations to our Custodial Team for their hard work and winning this wonderful award! Thank you for making our school shine!
Big image

Good Luck at the Computer Challenge!

Good luck to JBD students at the Computer Challenge at ODU this Saturday. Thank you, Mr. Jumper for all your time and effort preparing the students for this!


  • May 17: Progress Reports
  • May 17: GOTR
  • May 18: JBD Spirit Wear Day!
  • May 18: Grade 2 Field Trip 9:15 - 1:00
  • May 18: News Crew Applications due by 3 p.m.!
  • May 18: SCA Meeting (All)
  • May 18: Art Club
  • May 18: JBD Math Night at Food Lion (Cape Henry Plaza near Hot Tuna) 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
  • May 19: SOL Gr. 4 Reading Part 1
  • May 20: SOL Gr. 4 Reading Part 2
  • May 21: GOTR 5 K Race at Virginia Wesleyan College - Good Luck girls!
  • JBD SOL Testing Schedule

    SOL Testing Schedule 2016

    Thursday, May 19: Grade 4 Reading (Part 1)

    Friday, May 20: Grade 4 Reading (Part 2)

    Monday, May 23: Grade 4 Math (Part 1)

    Tuesday, May 24: Grade 4 Math (Part 2)

    Wednesday, May 25: Grade 5 Reading (Part 1)

    Thursday, May 26: Grade 5 Reading (Part 2)

    Friday, May 27: Expedited/Make-up

    Tuesday, May 31: Grade 5 Math (Part 1)

    Wednesday, June 1: Grade 5 Math (Part 2)

    Thursday, June 2: Grade 3 Reading (Part 1)

    Friday, June 3: Grade 3 Reading (Part 2)

    Monday, June 6: Grade 3 Math (Part 1)

    Tuesday, June 7: Grade 3 Math (Part 2)

    Wednesday, June 8: Grade 5 Science

    Thursday, June 9: Grade 5 History

    Friday, June 10: Expedited/Make-up Testing

    Monday, June 13- Thursday, June 16: Make-up Testing



    Please make sure your child's Cafeteria Account is up to date before the last day of school, Friday, June 17th. Thank you for your cooperation!


    Food Lion Math Night is coming!

    What: Children and their families come shop at Food Lion. Each grade level (K-5) has a specific activity to complete as they are shopping. Drawings are held throughout the evening and each child gets a goody bag when they're finished.

    When: Wednesday, May 18th (5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.)

    Where: Food Lion on Shore Drive (in Cape Henry Plaza by Hot Tuna)


    May 25: JBD Spirit Night at Rita's Italian Ice (All Day!)

    May 25: SCA Officer Installation 3:00 p.m.

    May 27: Last day for students to check out Library Materials

    June 3: All student Library Materials due back!

    June 4: JBD Family Fitness Challenge 8 AM - 10 AM at GNMS Track & JBD Gym and Fields

    June 10: 5th Grade Beach Bash 6-8 p.m. JBD Café

    June 16: 5th Grade Skating Party - Haygood Skating Center - 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

    June 17: Last day of School /Adjusted Dismissal/5th Grade Moving on Ceremony

    June 24: Final Report Cards mailed home

    News from the PTA

    Save the Date for JBD's Beach Bash!

    June 10th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    This annual dance (held in the cafeteria- not the beach) is only open to 5th grade students. No dates and no cell phones in use at the dance.

    All JBD 5th graders are invited to this FREE event. Students will enjoy DJ, dancing, trivia games, food, drinks and make lots of memories!

    More information and permission slips will be sent home in June. Permission slips should be brought to the dance and not sent in early.