Jack Anderson Elementary
February 3-7, 2020
GAME ON! Donations due this Friday, 2-7-20!!!
Gift cards ($5 or more in value) are worth 2 points and big items over the value of $300 are worth 3 points!
The Top Student in each class with the highest money value brought in will get to be pulled out of class for 30 mins to play in the Video Game Truck on site! (Our PTO will be adding an hour this year so each grade will get to go alone and have more space in the Video Game Truck!) An item wish-list is also attached to help give donation ideas.
Please make sure that any donation you send in has your CHILD’S NAME, GRADE AND TEACHER’S NAME listed on it; so, it will be logged in our donation book correctly. It is very important that your child’s donation is labeled, or they may not receive proper credit towards prizes!
Heaviest Traffic Between 8:25-8:40
Please help us reduce tardies by driving as far forward when directed. Also, if you arrive before 8:20, the traffic is much lighter.
The Wondrous Workings of JAE!
Special Visitors on March 6, 2020
For those that are new to Jack Anderson, our big LIVE event, JAE Benefit Banquet at Bluegrass, will be Friday, February 21st at Bluegrass Country Club in Hendersonville. This is an Adult only event with live and silent auctions, drinks, dining, and a DJ. Invitations will go home with each student, and tickets will go on sale for purchase online starting January 24th. Tickets will be $50.00 per person or you may purchase an 8-top table for $360.00.biddingforgood/jaecarnival
Biggest Fundraiser of the Year!
You will receive frequent updates about specifics in the next few days from your room mom.
TONS of work goes into the preparation, the actual events, and then all of the work that comes afterward, but it is worth it! All hands are on deck to ensure that everyone has a great time at the events, but also that our students reap HUGE rewards!
There will be dozens of opportunities for you to get involved, and WE NEED YOU! If you are available to help in any way, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Needs range from inventorying carnival donations, keying in donation items for the online auction, setting up beforehand, shuttling items to Bluegrass to cleaning up after the carnival is over. There is a spot for you, and this is a perfect opportunity for you to get to know other JAE families.
The money raised from this annual event helps our school so much. It allows the PTO to help provide STEM experiences, teacher professional development, instructional materials, upgrading the ever changing technology, help with any other educational needs that are asked of us, and ensure we have the funds to pay the annual salaries of both our STEM and Technology teachers. Every single penny goes back to our students as we continually strive to provide the very best STEM educational program. Our students are blessed to attend a school where these opportunities exist. That is why this fundraiser is so important!!
You will see parents, grandparents, neighbors, community members, custodians, cafeteria staff, assistants, office staff, teachers, administrators, and even staff kids giving it our all to help make this event a success. Truly, it is one of my very favorite parts of the year. Thank you for supporting Jack Anderson Elementary!
Additional Carnival information, forms, and documents
Phone # on Checks, Cafeteria Charges
When you send a check to school, please make sure your phone number is listed on the check.
We currently have over $600 in cafeteria charges. If your child has a balance, please help our amazing cafeteria manager by sending in a payment. Mrs. Osborne is required to send daily letters and make phone calls to encourage payment.
If you are interested in signing up for My Payments Plus, you can register online. If you go to the JAE App, click the bottom right Cafe button. Then click My Payments Plus. You can also find a link for My Payments Plus on the JAE Website under Cafe. This has been a lifesaver for me! Whenever my son's account gets low, I am automatically charged. I can log in any time to see how much money he has, and I can designate how the money can be spent.
If at any time your family needs meal benefits or assistance, we are more than happy to help you. Please contact us.
Alissa Beasley email@example.com
Jennifer Osborne firstname.lastname@example.org
Tressa Sanders email@example.com
Jonathan Thurman firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Arrive on Time
Our school day begins promptly at 8:40 a.m. It is very important that students are in their classrooms, ready to begin the day by 8:40. Lately, we have had more and more students arriving after 8:40 in the car rider line. This disrupts the start of instruction.
Beginning immediately, students that come through the doors after 8:40 am will need to be signed in by a parent or guardian and will be counted tardy. You must sign your child in if it is after 8:40. If tardies become excessive, a referral to our truancy office will be made.
As a courtesy, our doors open at 8:00 each morning. Please make plans to leave early enough to be through the car rider line in time for students to begin their day at 8:40.
Please Have Your ID Ready to Present
Lost and Found
JAE on Social Media
If you need to sign your child out, please try to be in the office as close to 3:00 as possible. You may have to park on the side of the building closest to Gallatin Road. You may even have to park in the grass. You will notice that both lanes of the car rider line will be full, and you will get stuck if you try to drive around to the front parking lot. You are encouraged to allow plenty of time to make it to the front office to sign your child out before 3:15.
Please Include Information on Bus Notes
1 Lunch Visit Per Week, Goodbyes at the Cafe Door, No Outside Food
You will need to sign in with our Lobby Guard in the front office upon arriving. It is helpful to have your license ready. Federal Nutrition Guidelines prohibit bringing outside restaurant or fast food items to share with your child during lunch.
When your child gets to the cafeteria, you may accompany him/her through the cafe line (if needed,) and sit at one of the tables in the cafeteria lobby. There is not enough room in the cafeteria to accommodate all of our students and guests.
After lunch, please say your goodbyes at the cafeteria door. We ask that visitors do not accompany students back to the classroom.
Fridays are SUPER busy days for lunch visitors, so if possible, you may want to try another day. I visited with my child on Wednesday, and there was PLENTY of space. :)
Federal guidelines prohibit outside restaurant items or soft drinks during student lunch.