Jamison Journal

April 2014

Young Engineer's Night, April 3rd at CB East

Please click on the link at the bottom of the Jamison webpage, http://www.cbsd.org/Domain/16, to access the Young Engineer's night flier.


Our next JETWEAR sale will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014. If interested, students may shop at the Knick Knack shop. Students must report to their homeroom teacher first! Feel free to find pricing information online by visiting our website: http://www.cbsd.org/Domain/16

Reading Olympics

Reading Olympics will be on Thursday, April 10th at Warwick Elementary School. Please click on the link at the bottom of the Jamison website for parking information. http://www.cbsd.org/Domain/16

Kindergarten and First Grade Registration

If you have a child that will attend kindergarten or first grade next year, please click on the following link for registration information. In addition, please feel free to inform your neighbor / development friends to register. Knowing our enrollment prior to the summer helps the school district plan appropriately. Thank you. http://www.cbsd.org/Page/176

Boomerang Award

March Asset #38 – Self Esteem - Young person demonstrates a confidence that promotes positive behaviors and relationships. He/she is proud to be the person that they are, and they serve as a role model to others because of their healthy self-confidence.

· Winner – Matt Holinger

· Nominees – Yvonne Burke, Emma Cunningham, Laney Humble, Mary Kate McShane, Macie Mitnick, Chris Pettit, Ashley Rosica, Christian Warehall

6th Grade Promotion

Can you believe it? Before we know it, our wonderful 6th graders will be celebrating their time at Jamison and getting ready to move on to middle school. This year's 6th Grade Promotion ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 19th at 5:30PM. I'm in the final stages of finalizing all the details. Information will be coming home so families can plan appropriately.

Earth Day / April 25th

On April 25th, Jamison students will be celebrating Earth Day. Students will start the day with an Earth Day Assembly and then will participate, at some point in the day, with a related activity. Mr. Hottenstein and GRUBS Ecology are hard at work planning the event. Be on the look-out for information being sent home through your child's teacher.

Elementary Report Card Revisions

As you know, one goal of the Central Bucks School District is to revise our current elementary reporting tools. As we work to finalize our new reporting system, we want to continue to offer resources to help facilitate the transition to the “new” report card, and explain the rationale and some insight to the work that has been done thus far.

With that being said, we invite you to attend one of our three cluster meetings. District clusters include all elementary schools affiliated with each high school attendance area. In each one-hour meeting, we will define the goals of a standards-based reporting system by highlighting the characteristics that enhance our educational programming for elementary school children. Mark your calendar for Monday, April 28th at 7:00 PM. Central Bucks staff will make a presentation to “Future CB South” parents at Titus Elementary School. For more information please click here.

Additional resources recently released:

Please visit our website for more details and RSVP information.

Library Dedications

Too Many Toys by David Shannon – Dedicated to Mrs. Finkbeiner. “A great teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.” You’re an amazing teacher, Mrs. Finkbeiner! Happy Birthday. Love, Your 2nd Grade Class, Jamison Elementary 2013-2014.

Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale – Dedicated to Mrs. Decker. Happy, Happy Birthday! We hope you have a super year and all your birthday wishes come true! Love, Your 2nd Grade Class, Jamison Elementary 2013-2014.

Portfolio Conferences

Information has been sent home to all families regarding Portfolio Conferences. Conferences will be taking place in the very near future. My hope is that these conferences can be utilized as a time where the teacher, parent, and student can discuss the child's progress, both academically and socially / emotionally. Continue to focus on your child's growth, effort, and character traits. Parents, you know your children very well...this is a good time to discuss if they are reaching their potential.

Dates That Rate

~April 2014~

April 4th - Early Dismissal, No PM Kdg.

April 7th to 9th - PSSA Testing, Grade 5, Writing

April 10th - Reading Olympics

April 10th - End of Marking Period

April 15th, 16th - No Kdg., Additonal Parent Conferences

April 17th - Early Dismissal, No PM Kdg, Parent Conferences

April 18th - No School

April 25th - Earth Day

April 28th to 29th - PSSA Testing, Grade 4, Science

~Looking Ahead ~

May 2nd - Volunteer Tea

May 5th - Rain Date, Earth Day

May 5th to 9th - Spring Book Fair

May 6th - Spring Book Fair Family Night

May 6th - Jamison Art Show

May 7th - Home and School Meeting, 9:00AM

May 15th - Recorder Concert

May 20th - 6th Grade, Poetry Café

May 26th - No School, Memorial Day

May 27th - Band and Orchestra Concert, 7:00PM

May 30th - Field Day