August Edition

August Welcome and Updates

Dear JBD Families,

I hope you are enjoying your summer and finding time to play, swim, relax, and rest. School doesn't start for over a month still, but at JBD we have been hard at work getting ready for the 2021-2022 School Year! We could not be more excited to get our building bustling with the chatters and footsteps of our amazing JBD Seagulls.

Below, you will see a schedule for our New Seagull Orientation week. This event is for newly registered students and students who were all virtual last year and may have never been inside the school building. There are 4 arrival times each day: 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30. PTA volunteers and 'veteran' JBD students will be on site to guide you through our amazing school with a scavenger hunt map. You will see the 'wing' where your classes will be. Class assignments will be going out the following week, so at least you will have an idea of where you will be going.

Also, you will find the school year calendar along with official Meet and Greet information and Open House dates later in September. We hope this helps with your planning as the school year begins. Just a side note-in this pandemic environment, anything can change.

Finally, John B. Dey would not be the wonderful school that it is without our fabulous PTA. Please consider volunteering and we urge everyone to join the PTA. It will be the best $5.00 you will ever spend!

We are always here for your questions. Our office is open Monday-Thursdays during the summer and we are open 5 days a week beginning August 23rd.


Beth Bianchi

Proud Principal




NEW Student Tours

Monday, August 16, 2021


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Grades 1 and 2

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Grades 3, 4, and 5

Guided NEW and VIRTUAL (from last year) student tours will take place beginning at 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, and 10:30. Once you have toured the building, seen the classroom locations, and located our Johnny B., the fluffy seagull, children and parents are invited to socialize and have a treat on our playground (parents are asked to stay and supervise)!

Mrs. Bianchi

Seagull Tour Guide Volunteers Needed! Please sign up using the Sign Up Genius below.

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Please note: All group gatherings are subject to change based on School Board/updated VBCPS plans due to the pandemic.
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES-Click the link below

Classroom Assignments

Classroom assignments will be mailed the week of August 23rd.