Jamaica Monthly Newsletter

April 2023

Words of Wisdom from Principal Black

April is the month of Autism awareness. It is the perfect reminder to spread kindness and cultivate empathy.

Start each day with a smile on your face and a positive mind. The world has so many beautiful things waiting for you to discover.


Ms. Black


Jamaica Elementary School

PTSO Updates

Follow our PTSO social media pages for important updates! Facebook is "Jamaica Elementary PTSO" and Instagram is "jamaicacrocsptso".

PTSO Reminder Dates

April 3rd- Spirit Day (Autism Awareness) wear blue

April 5th- Student Council Meeting 7:05 am

April 6th- Disney/ Marvel Day

April12th- Kindness Club Meeting

April 19th- Student Council Meeting 7:05 am

April 20th- LHUSD Music Showcase 6pm (LHHS Performing Center)

April 24th- Spirit Day (Tie Dye)/ Earth Day

April 24th-26th- Kinder Swim (Aquatic Center)

April 26th- Kindness Club Meeting

April 27th- 7th Grade Orientation 4pm (Thunderbolt Middle School)

Birthday Marque Message

PTSO is still offering the Birthday Marquee Fundraiser. $10 will get your child’s name on the marquee for their birthday week. We can also do ½ birthdays as well! Forms are in the office.

Jamaica's Got Talent Try Outs

Try outs 2 days (April 11th and April 12th 2:45-3:45)

Blooming Season

With the warmer weather approaching, we are seeing scorpion weed blooming. Please be aware of this plant and educate your children to avoid it. It has dark green leaves with a dark purple bloom. The name scorpion weed comes from the small hair-like projections on the stalk. Watch for a local itchy rash similar to poison oak or ivy, usually on hands, legs, and feet.

If you have any questions for the school nurse please call 928-854-7283 or email kaitlyn.weber@lhusd.org

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LHUSD Music Showcase

Come support our schools

2nd and 6th grade are invited to perform in the showcase

When: Thursday, April 20th at 6pm

Where: Lake Havasu High School Performing Arts Center

Admission is Free

Student Tardiness and Pick Up Times

Friendly reminder that the first bell is at 7:55A.M. daily and students must be in class by 8:00A.M. not to be considered tardy.

Please ensure your students are promptly picked up at the release of school, and If you are running late please contact the front office immediately.

Reduced-Price Meal Fee Subsidy

ADE has announced that all students who have Reduced priced meal eligibility will be able to eat for Free, both breakfast and lunch, through the end of the school year.

Households will need to re-apply next year as a new application is needed each year. A household can, at any time of year, submit a new application if there is a reduction in household income.

School Shirts

Stop by the front office to get your school shirts. We have all sizes and colors currently available. You can also get long sleeve shirts now that the weather is cooling down. Please bring cash or credit card for payment. Don’t forget there is a Web Store found at: https://az-lakehavasu.intouchreceipting.com/

Short Sleeve Youth Shirts are $5

Long Sleeve Youth Shirts are $7

Lunch With Students

We welcome you to come to have lunch with your student. We even have a special table just for you to eat with them. Per district policy, you may only bring food for your student.

School Visitors

All visitors during school hours must sign in at the front office and also be issued a visitors pass. Please ensure the pass is returned and that you sign out upon your departure.

Safety and Security

At Jamaica, we take the safety of our students, staff, and guests seriously; therefore we are a closed campus.

  1. It is critical for safety that all guests, including parents and guardians, check in at the front office and sign in for a visitor’s badge. We ask that you do not go into the classrooms without an appointment.

  2. The gates are staying locked in the mornings until 7:45 am. This is for the safety and security of our students in the mornings. Students should wait near the building and away from the drive-through lane. Parents, please drop off and pick up outside the gates.

  3. In the parking lot, please use the crosswalk and do not walk in front of traffic. Thank you to our many parents who follow this rule to help model for our students. (This includes Jamaica. Please do not cross where there is no crosswalk)

Dress Code

As the weather stays cool, we are seeing more and more hoodies. Please be sure that your student is wearing a standardized shirt underneath. Zip up hoodies are preferred instead of the pull-over type, but all jackets must be school appropriate.

**In addition, a few notes for the dress code. Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length. This means long enough so that when standing straight, hands at sides, the hem is at the edge of the fingertips. All bottoms should be free from rips, holes, or tears above the knees. Students are responsible for checking in the mirror before coming to school.

**Dress code will be enforced, and students will be required to change if they do not follow dress code. There will be NO exceptions.
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