Jeremiah Gray Kindergarten Academy

Home of the Little Giants - August 21, 2020

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Congratulations to our Little Giants of the Week!

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Name: Ms. McNamara

Number of Years: This is my first year teaching!

Family Info: I have a daughter named Kaylan, and a dog, Maggie.

Favorite Hobbies: I love to watch my daughter play volleyball and basketball. I also love to bake.

Interesting Fact: I was in the dental field for many years before working in Perry Township.

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Name: Miss Kay

Number of Years: This is my first year teaching Kindergarten!

Family Info: No kiddos, just a dog mom to Otis boy!

Favorite Hobbies: I love sunny days on the lake, reading a good book and traveling!

Interesting Fact: I listen to more podcasts than music!

Spin the Prize Wheel!

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At JGKA, we have three core values that we work on with our kids: Kindness, Respect, and Responsibility. When we catch a student demonstrating one of these behaviors they earn a hole punch on their punch card. Once a student fills up their card, they get to spin the wheel for a prize.

Mr. WItt's prize wheel is a HUGE hit!

Nurse Clinic

Our School Nurse program is staffed by nurses from Community Health Network and will

provide limited services to all students, including but not limited to - screening for signs

of illness, first aid/emergency care, referral to health providers in the community, nutrition services, health education, health screenings and immunization information. This is a School clinic and all records are maintained by the School. There is no charge to you for the services received.

If your child needs prescription or over the counter medicine, management of chronic

health conditions or any health needs requiring a physician order while in school, your

written permission is required, in advance. In an emergency situation, to prevent

death or serious injury, the School Nurse and School staff will act to prevent such injury

or death and stabilize the situation

At Home Learning Kit Reminder

During Open House all students received an At-Home Learning Kit. These kits were provided so that in the event we had to begin virtual learning that all children will have the things they need at home.

We ask that you please keep those safely at home, and do not use them until directed by your teacher. If you didn't pick it up during the Open House, we have sent this home in your child's backpack. Please take that out and keep it safely at home. (We don't want our kids carrying around a heavy bag!)

Thanks in advance for your help!

Car Rider Map and Procedures

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Each day we enjoy interacting with our families as they drop off their kids and pick them up. Thank you for your warm greetings and smiles.

As you know, safety is our number one priority. We have a safety concern, and we need your help with it to keep our arrival and dismissal safe and efficient.

We have had parents become impatient and try to get around the car line. They have tried to drive straight through to the Kindergarten Academy without getting into the JGE/JGKA joint car line. We have had parents become impatient and drive around cars in the car line. Both of these scenarios are dangerous for our families and students. We ask that all parents stay in the car line and follow the direction of the staff members.

We will do our very best to move the line as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our procedures.

Clothing Donations

Do you have gently used school uniforms that your child has outgrown? If so, our school is in need of clothes for our clothing closet. You can send in any donations to our front office.


Birthday Treats

Due to Covid-19, students will not be allowed to bring in outside birthday treats. We know that birthdays are a very big deal, so we will find other ways to make our Little Giants feel special on their birthday.

Stay Connected with ParentSquare

ParentSquare is the newest communication tool designed to keep families informed. By providing your email and phone number, you will receive the following information from teachers and principals:

  • Weather cancellation/delays
  • Emergency notifications
  • General announcements

With ParentSquare, you can receive notifications via the ParentSquare smartphone app, text message, email, phone or a combination of these.

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Child Nutrition

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Important - Student Accident Insurance

Student Accident Insurance is available to any parent/guardian of a student in Perry Township. Please contact your school's front office for information on cost, coverage and how to sign up or you can visit our website at under the parent section (policies & other forms).

What's going on in the Community

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