JES Weekly E-Blast

May 1, 2016

Weekly Schedule

Monday - Day 5 - Open House - Dismissal @ 2:15

Tuesday - Day 1

Wednesday - Day 2

Thursday - Day 3

Friday - Day 4 - Kindergarten Orientation - No school for Kindergarten

Monday (5/8) - Day 5

Highlights From Last Week

Kindergarten Registration Going on Now!

Kindergarten registration is in full swing. Registration packets are available online or in the JES office.

Coming Up This Week

JES Open House

5/2 @ 5:30-7:30

Students are dismissed @ 2:15.

Open House Flyer

Matt Tavares Author Visit - Wear your Baseball Gear!

5/3 @ 1:30 - JES Auditorium

Matt Tavares will be visiting JES in May. He has published fifteen books and has won several awards, including three Parent's Choice Gold Awards, six Oppenheim Gold Seal Awards, and an International Reading Association Children's Book Award. Read more about Matt Tavares at

Many of Matt's books are baseball themed so let's show our Pittsburgh baseball spirit by wearing Pirates gear or black and gold on Tuesday.

Kindergarten Orientation

5/6 @ 9:30 & 1:30

On Friday, May 6th, we will host our annual Kindergarten Orientation program for students entering Kindergarten this fall. This one hour program will be held twice; once from 9:30-10:30AM and then again from 1:30-2:30PM.

Future Events

Elementary Band Concert

5/9 @ 7:30 Mellon MS Auditorium

The Pittsburgh Steelers are Coming to Lebo!

5/13 @ 7:00PM - HS South Gym

Come see the Mt. Lebanon teachers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Teachers Vs. Steelers Basketball Game. There will be autographs at half-time. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life and Caring Team for Children. Mr. Hutsler will be representing JES in the BB game! See the flyer for more information regarding ticket sales.

JES Field Day


Kindergarten Screening

5/23 & 5/24

Act 80 Day - Grades 1-5


12:00 dismissal for students in Grades 1-5

AM and PM Kindergarten are IN SESSION.

Super Science Day


PTA Updates

Spring Spirit Wear Sale- Check Out the New Lebo Socks!

Show your school spirit and community pride with our fun Jefferson and MTL Spiritwear!
This spring, there is something for everyone in the family! Click here for an order form to see all of our new products including new LEBO SOCKS! Orders are due by May 6th and will be sent home with your child the week of May 23rd. Order forms can be dropped off in an envelope to the PTA desk Spiritwear basket or given to homeroom teacher. Thank you for your support!

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 2- 6

This year's theme for Teacher Appreciation week is...SHOW YOUR EMOJI!

As you can see from the schedule below, the kids are asked to show their emoji spirit by bringing in little things on Monday (a note) and Wednesday (a homemade card) and then have the option to bring a surprise of their choice ((i.e. flowers from your yard, homemade craft, a special drawing or anything your child would like to share) for their own Homeroom teacher on Friday. On Tuesday it is "Show off your Smile" and on Thursday "Be on your best Behavior"

Everything else listed below in parentheses is being provided to all staff and teachers by the PTA and through donations by parents.

Day 1: It's MONDAY!

Start the week off right by Giving Your Teacher a Note telling them what you like best about them! (All Teachers & Staff get a Starbucks gift card and donuts).

Day 2: Toothy Tuesday!

Your teacher is happy to see you every day so Show Them Your Best Smile!! (All Teachers & Staff get Emoji cookies!)

Day 3: Mid-week Wednesday!! Show your teacher how much you care With a Homemade Card!! (PTA - Teacher luncheon)

Day 4: Thoughtful Thursday!! Be "sweet" to your teacher today!! They love it when you are on your Best Behavior!! (All Teachers & Staff get a small jar of honey)

Day 5: TGIF! Kid's Choice!! Bring in a Special Surprise of Your Choice for Your Teacher!!

(All Teachers & Staff get Sarris Chocolate Bars)

Thanks so much!!

Spring Volunteer Opportunities

A few chances remain to help with some fun events at JES. These are casual volunteer activities.

· Field Day- 5/20

1:00- 3:35 PM

· Super Science Day- 5/31, AM shift, PM shift,

or all day

· Fun Fair- 6/1, 5:00-7:00 PM, sign up for 30 minute shifts

Please sign up by emailing Thank you!

Yearbook Photos
We are always in need of photos for the JES Yearbook. If you have photos of school events or extracurricular activities that you would like to see in the yearbook, please send the images If you would like to be a volunteer photographer at upcoming school events, please contact Sarah at to coordinate schedules. Thank you.

Shopper Rewards - Amazon Reminder

Did you know....

· JES earns 6% of everything you spend when you use our JES link to shop on Amazon! This is free money for our JES students.

· You have to click on this link each time you make a purchase for our school to earn money. Create a bookmark for your browser now to make it easy to use each time you shop!

· You don't have to be a PTA member to use the link. Please forward it with grandparents, friends, and neighbors!

Thank you!

It's Never Too Late to Join the PTA

We will be publishing one more directory update before the end of the year. The directory will give you class rosters and contact information to coordinate play dates and parties.

Please follow the secure link below to register on-line for the PTA. Once you register, you will receive an email to print and send in with your check.


Any questions, please contact Membership Chair Jean Thomas at *All membership dues are used to provide fun, and educational opportunities for JES students during the 2015-16 school year.

About Us

The Jefferson Elementary learning community has an exceptional reputation for its dedicated teachers, staff and parents working together to provide learning experiences for our children that include high expectations, a challenging curriculum and a shared commitment to provide the best education possible for each and every student.