JES Weekly E-Blast

February 14, 2016

Weekly Schedule

Monday - No School

Tuesday - Day 1

Wednesday - Day 2

Thursday - Day 3

Friday - Day 4

Monday (2/22) - Day 5

Highlights From Last Week

3rd Grade Spelling Bee

Congratulations to my 3rd grade friends who participated in the spelling bee this week. I am so proud of all of you for your hard work and confidence! A special round of applause to our top three spellers!

We Get to Buy a Llama!

Our 5th grade students and Sra. Schmidt worked hard this week, making and selling friendship bracelets. Their efforts raised $200. Thank you to all of you who participated in this initiative. We have successfully raised enough money to buy a llama for a family in Peru thanks to Heifer International. Great work kiddos!

The Josh and Gab Show

Josh and Gab visited JES on Friday and put on another great show for our kiddos. Their message about bullying is a powerful one. The children, danced, sang, and had excellent comments and questions four our guests!

Josh and Gab at JES

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

4th & 5th Grade Spelling Bee

2/18 @ 7:00PM - Auditorium

Future Events

Jump Rope for Heart Healthy Heart Week
  • 2/22 - Dress like your favorite athlete
  • 2/23 - "Hats Off to Healthy Hearts" - wear your favorite hat
  • 2/24 - School Spirit - wear your Lebo colors
  • 2/25 - Red Out - wear your American Heart Association shirt

District Chorus Concert

2/24 @ 7:00PM – HS Auditorium

Jump Rope for Heart

2/25 @ 1:00 Jumping Event

5th Grade Battle of the Books

3/15 @ 3:30 – JMS Gym

4th Grade Battle of the Books

3/17 @ 3:30 – JMS Gym

PTA Updates

Jump Rope for Heart Volunteers Needed

JES is once again participating in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program. We are in need of volunteers to help our JES jumpers count their jumps on Thursday, February 25 beginning at 1pm. This is a casual volunteer opportunity and a great chance to see your child at a fun school event. Please email if you are able to help. Thank you.

JES Movie Night - Disney Pixar's "Inside Out"

Join us for a JES Movie Night on Friday, March 4 at 6:30 PM. We’ll turn the JES Auditorium into our very own movie theater for a showing of “Inside Out.” Kids can even wear their pajamas! Admission is FREE. Snack foods and drinks will be sold. Don’t miss the fun!

Save the Date- Breakfast with Someone Special

Please join us for Breakfast with Someone Special on Friday, March 11 from 8:00 -8:30am. All JES students are invited to bring someone special (Mom, Dad, Grandparent etc.) with them to enjoy great company and an assortment of breakfast foods - bagels, coffee and juice before class. Click here for more details. Volunteers are needed. Please email if you are able to help. Thank you.

Nominating Committee
The JES PTA Nominating Committee Chair Colleen Frank is in the process of finalizing the slate of candidates for the upcoming JES Board elections. The slate will be presented at the February meeting. If you have any questions, or would like to be involved, please email Colleen at

Shopper Rewards- Box Tops

Box Top collection sheets were sent home last week. The class that turns in the most Box Tops will win a special prize. Box Tops are an easy way for JES to earn money for assemblies. This month, Pittsburgh CLO will be performing "The Incredibly Innovative Inventors of Pittsburgh" which was paid for by your generous Box Top donations. Thank you!

Juvenile Protection – Drop -Off Reminder

The JES Green Zone helps keep our kids safe at drop-off. The green line begins up by the front doors of the school and ends almost down by the employee parking lot/lower drive. Please utilize the entire length of the Green Zone. Children should exit the vehicle if it is at a complete stop anywhere within the green line. Thank you.

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.