Jack Anderson Elementary

December 2-6, 2019

Check Out This GIS Day StoryMap from WHUD!

Life Straw Penny Drive Fundraiser

This message is from our friends at WHUD:

All of the coins collected by JAE students have been counted….and we are BLOWN AWAY.

1st place – 4th grade with $199.65!

2nd place – 5th grade with $142.54

3rd place – 1st grade with $141.61

4th place – 2nd grade with $114.88

5th place – 3rd grade with $103.08

And Kindergarten rounded it off with $56.85.

The grand total raised, just by JAE, is $758.61!!! Thank you all so much. We will match that, bringing us to $1517.22, allowing us to send at least 100 Life Straws to Sunland Baptist Academy in the Bahamas.

Thank you to everyone for donating!

Successful Coat and Shoe Drive

Thank you for helping our community. The final tally of the collected items was 83 coats and 96 pairs of shoes.

Holiday Assistance for Our Families

This time of year can be incredibly difficult. If possible, we would like to help. If your family is in need of holiday meals or assistance, please call or email Alissa Beasley . All information will remain confidential.



5th Grade Performance December 5th at 6:00

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Lunch Money

We currently have over $600 in cafeteria charges. If your child has a balance, please help our amazing cafeteria manager by sending in a payment. Mrs. Osborne is required to send daily letters and make phone calls to encourage payment.

If you are interested in signing up for My Payments Plus, you can register online. If you go to the JAE App, click the bottom right Cafe button. Then click My Payments Plus. You can also find a link for My Payments Plus on the JAE Website under Cafe. This has been a lifesaver for me! Whenever my son's account gets low, I am automatically charged. I can log in any time to see how much money he has, and I can designate how the money can be spent.

If at any time your family needs meal benefits or assistance, we are more than happy to help you. Please contact us.

Alissa Beasley alissa.beasley@sumnerschools.org

Jennifer Osborne jennifer.osborne@sumnerschools.org

Tressa Sanders tressa.sanders@sumnerschools.org

Jonathan Thurman jonathan.thurman@sumnerschools.org

Please Arrive On Time

Our school day begins promptly at 8:40 a.m. It is very important that students are in their classrooms, ready to begin the day by 8:40. Lately, we have had more and more students arriving after 8:40 in the car rider line. This disrupts the start of instruction.

Beginning immediately, students that come through the doors after 8:40 am will need to be signed in by a parent or guardian and will be counted tardy. If tardies become excessive, a referral to our truancy office will be made.

As a courtesy, our doors open at 8:00 each morning. Please make plans to leave early enough to be through the car rider line in time for students to begin their day at 8:40.

Playground Update

We have started working on plans to update our playground. We will use a large portion of our Jag-a-thon money, and JAGS Treehouse has made a huge donation to the project. Thank you to Ms. Marissa and Ms. Kyla for helping make this a happen!

After we get some prices, we will have the kids vote on the new equipment they'd like. We hope to get ball rolling as quickly as possible. Look for frequent updates!

December Staff Birthdays

Happy Birthday to these wonderful staff members during the month of December:

12-5 Katie Whiteley

12-5 Lesley Stark

12-7 Jessi Kirkpatrick

12-14 Hailey Brewer

12-20 Judy Goodall

12-20 Donna Wise

12-23 Runez Downs

12-28 Cindy Sentell

2020-2021 Sumner County School Calendar

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Please Include Information on Bus Notes

When you send a note to the office for your child to ride the bus, please make sure that it includes the student's first and last name, the teacher's name, and the address where the child will be getting off the bus.

Early Dismissal

There have been several parents who have come in after 3:15 to pick up children this year. We do not sign students out past 3:15. Whether it is 3:16 or 3:20, please do not be upset when we explain our policy to you.

If you need to sign your child out, please try to be in the office as close to 3:00 as possible. You may have to park on the side of the building closest to Gallatin Road. You may even have to park in the grass. You will notice that both lanes of the car rider line will be full, and you will get stuck if you try to drive around to the front parking lot. You are encouraged to allow plenty of time to make it to the front office to sign your child out before 3:15.

Field Trip Chaperones

If you are assisting with a field trip, please sign in with Lobby Guard prior to the day of the trip to pick up a badge.

1 Lunch Visit Per Week, Goodbyes at the Cafe Door

You may join your child for lunch this week. Please remember, we ask that your child has only one lunch visit per week. Also, due to space constraints, please limit the visit to only two adults.

You will need to sign in with our Lobby Guard in the front office upon arriving. It is helpful to have your license ready. Federal Nutrition Guidelines prohibit bringing outside restaurant or fast food items to share with your child during lunch.

When your child gets to the cafeteria, you may accompany him/her through the cafe line (if needed,) and sit at one of the tables in the cafeteria lobby. There is not enough room in the cafeteria to accommodate all of our students and guests.

After lunch, please say your goodbyes at the cafeteria door. We ask that visitors do not accompany students back to the classroom.

Fridays are SUPER busy days for lunch visitors, so if possible, you may want to try another day. I visited with my child on Wednesday, and there was PLENTY of space. :)


Parents, thank you for all that you do to help us at JAE! When you sign in with Lobby Guard, you will be asked the purpose of your visit. If you are helping in a classroom or making copies, just make a note of it in Lobby Guard.