Jamison Journal

June 3, 2019

Minute To Win It

The students had so much fun with our annual Minute To Win It assembly. Staff members and sixth grade students tried to complete specific challenges to earn additional recess time for the entire student body. Enjoy the pictures of the assembly and award presentations!
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Classroom Placement Information

Jamison Community,

On the last day of school, students will receive a letter that identifies their room number for the 19-20 school year. Please don't assume that each teacher will be in the same classroom next school year. On Monday, August 5th, you will receive an email blast directing you to the school's website with room number / teacher assignments. This link will take you to your child's teacher's welcome letter.


Much time and attention go into creating well-balanced class groupings that consider the social, academic, and emotional needs of our students, as well as any input which is shared by parents on the Class Placement Input Form. We ask all parents to respect the amount of hard work and thought that the Jamison team has put into this process and not request changes to your child’s placement.


Moving even one child from a class could upset the balance of a classroom and have an impact that extends far beyond your child. Your son may not have gotten his “first” choice of teacher. Your daughter may not be with all her friends from last year. You may be disappointed because you’ve heard through the grapevine that Mr. “A” isn’t as “warm and fuzzy” as Mrs. “B”. All of our teachers are caring, capable, and highly qualified educators, and our job as adults is to support students and to help them develop confidence and a positive outlook as they begin the new school year, encouraging them to look forward to the challenges and excitement that accompany making new friends and getting to know a new teacher. Thank you for your cooperation in not requesting changes and for your understanding, trust, and support.


With that stated, your reaction to the room placement matters. If you get caught up in the placement process and show emotion, your son / daughter will also feel similar. Simply put, they will follow your lead.


As always, thank you for your support.


Respectfully,

Mr. Croyle

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is being kept in the custodial office. The lost and found will be taken out of the building and donated on June 13th at 3 pm. If your child is missing a coat, lunchbox, etc. please have them check the lost and found before June 13th.

Summer Reading for 6th graders attending Tamanend next year

Tamanend is excited to announce that we are doing One School, One Book for the upcoming school year. A committee comprised of teachers and administration has chosen the book Posted by John David Anderson. This book talks about and deals with so many issues that our students face each day. We will be using the different topics in the book during Advisory lessons throughout the year! If you have a 6th grader that will be attending Tamanend next year, they are required to read Posted during the summer.

Library Dedications

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer by Megan McDonald – Dedicated to

Gabriella Grace Bradley. Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be.

After all, today’s reader will become tomorrow’s leader! Keep reading and most

importantly know that we love you immensely. Love, Mommy and Daddy. May 2019.

BCWLA Spanish Class registration flier

If you are interested in registering your child for after school Spanish classes, please click on this link: https://www.cbsd.org/cms/lib/PA01916442/Centricity/Domain/16/Spanish%20classes%20BCWLA.pdf

Summer Swim Lessons

Please visit www.cbsd.org/aquatics for information about Central Bucks Aquatics summer swim lessons:

  • Group swim lessons (sign-up now for evaluations on June 10th, 13th, 19th, or 20th; registration deadline June 19th – see website for details)

  • Private swim lessons (see website for details)

Student Emergency and Information Form

Each year, the Central Bucks School District requires our families to fill out a Student Emergency & Information Form. This year the Parent Portal will open on August 5th to the complete the form, which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The online form will ask you to confirm and/or update the following:

  • Demographic Information

  • Emergency Contacts

  • Health Information, including permission for emergency care and analgesic administration

  • Media Release Preferences

Before summer break, check to make sure that you have your username and password! If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please follow this link to request one.

If you need help with your Parent Portal account, please contact your child’s school for assistance.

Click here to be directed to your Parent Portal account to complete the Student Emergency & Information Form, beginning August 5th.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to update this important information!

Awards

We Salute You Award:

This is a monthly award given to a student that a staff member feels exemplifies “Nothing less than your Best!” This award can be given to a student that goes out of his/her way to help a friend, is a great classmate, and gives 110% in everything he/she does. This student receives a certificate at our monthly assembly as well as a Jamison Jet T-Shirt.

May’s Winners:

  • Molly Barash

  • Maura Kelley


Jet Ticket Winners:

When students are “caught being good”, a Jamison staff member can recognize their behavior by giving them a JET Ticket. The student must write his/her name on the ticket and circle the appropriate character trait (Respect / Responsibility / Safe Community / Sportsmanship). Students place the JET Tickets in the Ticket Box located outside of the Main Office. Then, three students from grades K-3 and three students from grades 4-6 are randomly drawn at our monthly assembly and are given Jet T-Shirts.


April Winners:

  • Ava Davis

  • Rowan Erb

  • Emily Johnston

  • Olga Kovtenuenko

  • Mydhili Pillai

  • Lucas Tyson


May’s Winners:

  • Aakarsh Ananthakrishnan

  • Lila Antill

  • Camryn Brown

  • Damian DiPrinzio

  • David Gordon

  • Callie MacClay

  • Benji Rivas


Boomerang Award:

April Boomerang – Reading for Pleasure

  • Winners: Lakshya Patel and Madison Ray

  • Nominees – Keira Calista, Emily Curtis, Kennedy Fiorelli, Alyssa Klein, Paul Lizzi, Advay Ravi, Talia Perlman, Mary Walter, Isadora Wright


May Boomerang

  • Winner – Mary Walter

  • Nominees – Isabella Fetterolf


Honorary Jets:

Each month, someone in our JET community will be recognized for all that he/she does for our building. May’s award recipients were Mrs. Shelley DiEmidio, Mrs. Erynn Jacobsen, Mrs. Andrea Offner and Mrs. Erin Victor, Home and School Executive Board members. We truly appreciate these volunteers for their support of the students and staff members at Jamison. We thank them for their time and service that they have dedicated to our building and wish them all the best as their children move on to middle school.

Dates That Rate

~ June 2019 ~

June 5th – Spirit Day – 80’s Day

June 6th – Spring Concert – 6:30PM

June 7th – Senior Walk

June 13th – 6th Grade Promotion – 5:30PM

June 14th – Last day of school, early dismissal 11:55AM, No PM kindergarten

June 14th – Report cards sent home


~ Looking Ahead ~

August 26th – Kindergarten Orientation

August 28th – New Student Orientation, 2:30PM

August 28th – Meet and Greet, 3:30PM


~ PSSA 2020 Testing Window ~

Please do not schedule vacations at this time.

Grades 3-6 English/Language Arts, April 20-24, 2020

Grades 3-6 Math and Grade 4 Science, April 29-May 3, 2020