JMI Monthly Newsletter

June 2021

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Principal's Update

Dear JMI Families,

As the 2020-2021school year draws to a close, I cannot help but feel grateful, proud and blessed to be a part of the James Madison School community. I am grateful that we were able to welcome our students back in person for at least some of the school year. I am proud of how our students persevered through so many challenges and how our staff went above and beyond to help our students grow regardless of how the day was structure. I am blessed to have such incredible JMI families who have been remarkably supportive throughout this pandemic. We all know that the past 15 months have not been easy, but brighter days are ahead in Edison!

I hope that you all have a restful, enjoyable and healthy summer!


Mrs. Abatemarco


End of Year Procedure Newsletter Coming Soon!!


JMI's Successful Green Team Event!

On Tuesday, May 18, JMI's Green Team hosted our first Earth Day event! This was our first in-person family event since February 2020 and it was an overwhelming success! Students and families rotated to nine different activities ranging from recycling hopscotch, decorating a reusable tote, sorting recyclables to planting herbs and vegetables! A huge thank you to Ms. Misko and Ms. Petry for organizing the entire event including working with securing funding for the event through the Edison Township Educators Association, collaborating with different vendors to order the materials, preparing the materials, and creating the different stations. Of course, this event would not have been possible without the support of our staff volunteers: Ms. DiVila, Ms. Ericksen, Mrs. Law, Mrs. Duranni, Ms. Hollis, Mrs. Kantar, Mrs. Coyle, Mrs. Mateicka, Ms. Cafro, Ms. Byington, Ms. Purnell, Mrs. Coscarelli, Ms. Tarby, Ms. Geletei, Ms. Hollis, Mrs. Barilka, Ms. Einhorn, and Ms. Rutzler.




Scholastic VIRTUAL Book Fair - May 24 - June 6

The PTO is hosting the Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, May 24 through Sunday, June 6. This is a great opportunity to purchase books for summer reading! The books will be sent directly to the home address.

Since this is a fundraiser, the school benefits by earning Scholastic Dollars. From our fall book fair, Mrs. Colye was able to purchase brand new books for our school library (see picture below).

Thank you as always for your support!

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JMI Virtual Book Fair May 24th June 6th

JMI PTO Summer Reading Program (Optional)

Thank You For Supporting Our Dine Out Nights!

Thank you for your support on our Dine Out Fundraiser the past two months! We raised over $400 for our school!


From the Nurse's Office

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Summer Safety Tips for Children
Why Should You Wear Sunscreen? | Body Science for Kids
Water Safety Video - Educational
Rip Current Safety for Kids


Department Newsletters



The JMI PTO is still partnering with Box Tops for Education and now collecting Box Tops has never been easier. Simply download the Box Tops app, sign up with James Madison Intermediate School, take a picture of your grocery receipt and that's it!

Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support of the JMI PTO!

How to Scan with the Box Tops Mobile App


Tech Support

When filling out a tech ticket through Incident IQ, you will need your child's Google/Chromebook log-in credentials.


If you had to switch devices and transfer the device insurance, please follow these steps:

  1. Email
  2. Please include the old iPad/Chromebook serial number & the new Chromebook serial number.
  3. Please also include email account used in the purchase.