May 2-6, 2016

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JBD Teachers


Our teachers are amazing and I know you will show them appreciation in many ways. One thing I know, is that they really appreciate when parents and students go out of their way to write notes and letters that tell them how much they have meant to their children. If you feel inspired to write a wonderful note to your child's or children's teachers, consider sharing it with me! Teachers always want their principal to know when their students and parents think they are doing a great job. There is nothing I like more than sharing in those positive notes. There is no doubt all of the JBD teachers are deserving of great appreciation.

On that line, please know how much we all appreciate you as parents and everything you do for your children! It takes a community and many hands to help our children grow and thrive. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Beth Bianchi




May 2 - 6: Teacher Appreciation Week! ♥

Monday, May 2:

Spanish K-1 (last class)

Tennis K-2 (last class)

"We Haz Jazz" Gr. 5 Chorus Rehearsal ends at 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3:

PTA Board Meeting 9:30 a.m.

GOTR 3-4:30

Spanish (Gr. 4-5)

Author’s Nook Open Mic Night 5:00 p.m. JBD Cafe

Wednesday, May 4:

SCA Officer Application Deadline 3 p.m.

SCA Exec. Mtg.

Spanish (Gr. 2-3)

Art Club

Spirit Night at Sweet Frog (3-9 p.m.)

Thursday, May 5:

Lego Club K-5 (last one)

Computer Club

Friday, May 6:

Safety Patrol Application Deadline 3 p.m.

Tennis Gr. 3-5 (last class)

"We Haz Jazz" Gr. 5 Chorus Rehearsal ends at 4:15 p.m.

John B. Dey's Debbie Cathey... In the News!

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PTA Corner

Field Day is Friday, May 13th!

Each class has 1.5 hours on the fields (and a fun assembly to complement their time on the fields) We need 2-3 volunteers per class! Sign up at:

  • All students must bring their own-labeled water bottles (we will have refilling stations and a few extra bottles for those who forget)
  • Wear sunblock! Bring a hat to stay cool. Wear your Field Day Shirts and have them signed!
  • No food/snacks/treats will be permitted/served on the field/gym
  • All classes keep their usual lunchtimes but will not have Computer, Art, Music or PE that day
  • The PTA will provide all tents and coolers
  • There will be centralized “cooling stations” with water and blankets
  • There are three Field Day activity areas: Jedi Olympics in the field, Boot Camp in the field and the Gym



AM K - Blake, McGuire, Harvey (start in Gym)

ALL 1st Grade (start at Boot Camp)

2nd Grade - Williams, White and Tosten (start at Jedi Olympics)


ALL 4th and 5th Grades (start where you please!)


PM K Blake & Harvey (start in Gym)

2nd Grade – Hartin & Dudley (start at Boot Camp)

ALL 3rd Grade (start at Jedi Olympics)

Teacher Appreciation is next week! Contact your room parent for more details!

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up at:

*Baked goods needed for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

*Field Day events, set up and clean up

JBD PTA After School Programs

Monday, May 2- k-2nd Tennis (final class) and K-1 Spanish (final class)

Tuesday, May 3 - 4th-5th Spanish (last class is May 10)

Wednesday, May 4 - 2nd-3rd Spanish (last class is May 11)

Thursday, May 5 - Lego Club (final class)

Friday, May 6 - 3rd-5th Tennis (final class)

Upcoming Events

Next PTA Executive Meeting: Tuesday, May 3 at 9:30am in the JBD conference room

Next PTA General Meeting: Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30pm (right before the Spring Music Performance)

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6

Field Day: Friday, May 13

Clinic Corner

As the school year winds down a few reminders from the clinic:

  1. All 5th graders heading to middle school next year: Proof of Tdap vaccination is needed to get your child’s schedule mailed over the summer. If they get the vaccination done before the last day of school I can update their immunizations for middle school. If you get the vaccination done after June 17 then proof of the immunization needs to go to Great Neck Middle.

  2. If your child has medicine in the clinic: Epi pens, Inhalers, Motrin, or Tylenol needs to be picked up by a parent before June 17. Any medication left after June 17 will be destroyed and discarded. Asthma action plans and Life Threatening Allergy forms for 2016-17 school year are available in the clinic.

  3. Weather is getting warmer and the students are going outside for P.E. so remember to apply sunscreen to your child before they come to school.

Michele Self, R.N

Order Your Yearbook Today

It's not too late to order a yearbook for your child. Extra order forms are available in the Main Foyer.

Extra Class Pictures Are Available!

If you did not order a class picture and would like one, we have a limited supply available on a first-come basis. Contact the Main Office at (757) 648-2440 if you would like one.
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Important Information for Rising 6th Graders

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