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A Message from our Founder on COVID!
Jaymes Christian Academy understands that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a concern among our families and staff. We understand and appreciate the fact that many teachers and parents are concerned about how the current outbreak of COVID-19 will impact their lives and communities and wish to take appropriate steps to mitigate any risks. We continue to monitor the situation with close cooperation among health professionals, the Department of Human Services and other relevant authorities. This is an understandably anxious time, and we appreciate how our families and staff are working together to keep our community safe.
More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days across the United States, including more cases in Tennessee. Social distancing and personal protective measures including good hygiene habits and use of nonpharmaceutical interventions will be the most important response strategy. Fortunately, the COVID-19 virus seems to be impacting children at lower rates than adults and children with confirmed COVID-19 have generally presented with mild symptoms.
The Coronavirus continues to be a very fluid situation. We understand many of you have questions, and we will continue to address as many as possible in our updates to families.
Welcome to May! We're excited about all amazing activities we have planned this month! Some of those initiatives came from your feedback during our March 2021 Employee Survey. We're grateful for all the positive feedback as well as the recommendations! As a result of the amazing feedback we're committed to:
- Enhancing our Communication
- Increase our People Capabilities
- Embrace Parent Engagement and Community Development
In addition to the above initiatives, our REBRANDING process is on the MOVE! By now, each member should have received their new t-shirts! We also have vendors making their rounds to change our signs!
Thank you to all who participated in March's confidential survey! Your voices were heard, and we're making great strides!
Keep, keeping our students, each other and our communities first! You are the difference maker!
Early Learning Adventures at Jaymes Academy
Important Dates to Remember!
Educator's Corner May Special Events
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is all about promoting ways for people of all ages and body types to be physically active. Head outdoors for some play, then follow up the exercise with a sports-themed craft or recipe.
Teacher Appreciation Week occurs at the beginning of May. Create a special gift or a thoughtful card for your favorite teacher. We have hundreds of ideas for you.
National Backyard Games Week, which falls during the last week of May, is a great time to head outdoors for family fun. Check out all of our ideas.
Regional Monthly Celebrations
5/4 – Star Wars Day started as pun (May the fourth be with you!) warmly shared by fans and has morphed into a full-fledged celebration of all things Star Wars.
Employees, children and families are encouraged to wear your favorite Star Wars character!
5/4* – National Teacher Day is the perfect opportunity to thank teachers for all they do. Make a special homemade gift and add a card that expresses your appreciation.
5/7* – Muffins with Mom
5/7* – National Space Day takes place on the first Friday in May. It promotes STEM education for children and is dedicated to the achievements, benefits, and opportunities of space exploration. Try one of our many space crafts.
5/9* – Mother’s Day honors mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Spoil Mom with a card, gift, or special meal that shows just how much you love and appreciate her.
5/31* – Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, honors those who died while serving in the U.S. military. It started following the Civil War and was originally known as Decoration Day. Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971.
We honor all members of the Armed Forces from Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and most recently, Space Force. Thank you for your service.