Jack Anderson Elementary

November 15-November 19

Big picture
Big picture

Thanksgiving Break: November 22-November 26

We are so thankful for our JAE students, families, faculty, and staff! The school will be closed next week. We hope that you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving break!
Big picture

Holiday Assistance

Dear JAE Families, if you are in need of holiday assistance, and have not reached out to our counselors, please do so as soon as possible. It is not too late!!!


Big picture

JAG Mamas it’s time for the most fun of the season✨

This year we will feast on appetizers and cocktails at Sand Trap and engage in a good ole fashioned game of Dirty Santa!

Please bring ONE wrapped gift (price point $20-$25).

If you haven’t attended this event before, this is one you don’t want to miss. It’s full of fun, laughter, gift giving, and the most fun mamas in town!

Big picture

A Huge Thank You from Ms. Jennifer Osborne!

Ms. Jennifer would like to thank all of you who helped make our Holiday Meals such a huge success! With the help of tons of volunteers, 2,228 lunches were served on Thursday and Friday to our students and their honored guests!
Big picture
  • School doors open at 8:05 and we begin dismissal at 3:40.
  • Unless a parent is dropping something off in the office or for the nurse, all cars must drive through the car rider line (excluding "first in line").
  • If your child is enrolled in JAGs, JAGs before and aftercare is open!

Lunch Visitors are Welcome

We are excited to welcome lunch visitors into the building for the first time in months. If you plan to visit your child for lunch, it is important that you read through the information below. Visits are a highlight for students, however, be reminded that safety and learning are our top priorities. Please come prepared with your driver's license/ID.

Sign in at the office with your name and who you are visiting.

Sign in at the office with LobbyGuard when you get to the front office.

No outside food or drinks from restaurants may be brought to students for lunch.

Each student may only have visitors one time per week.

Say your goodbyes in the cafeteria lobby. Families are not permitted to walk back to class with students.

Please see our student handbook for more information.


Lunch Visitors Visitors are special guests, and we welcome you to eat lunch with your child. We ask that parents encourage good behavior and manners. Please follow these guidelines when visiting the cafeteria with a student:

Sign in at the front office. You will need your license to print a sticker/badge with LobbyGuard.

• Only family members will be allowed to eat with a student. There are special tables designated for students with visitors. Students are not allowed to ask friends to join family visitors at family tables.

• We ask that only 2 guests visit in order to save space for other students’ visitors.

• Federal guidelines prohibit outside restaurant items or soft drinks from being brought into the cafeteria.

• All visitors should sign in at the front office where you will be given a visitor’s badge. • Students are allowed only 1 visit per week.

• Please refrain from taking pictures of students in the cafeteria. Confidentiality of students must be protected.


JAE Walkers

There were a few complaints that walkers were dismissed early during the week before fall break. I apologize for any issues this may have caused for our youngest students who walk to their homes in Riverchase. We are back on our normal schedule, and this should no longer be a problem.

This is a great time to address the policy for students who are permitted to walk to and from school.

If you do not live in the Riverchase neighborhood, your child should not be walking to or from school. Eventually, there will be sidewalks and crosswalks for students who live in Hunt Club, but at this time, only residents in Riverchase are walkers.

Parking in the neighborhood to avoid the carline is not permitted. If you do not live in Riverchase, you may pick up your child in the carline, or he/she may ride the bus.

Job Opportunities

There are a few jobs available at JAE if anyone is interested! Please apply online and also email the contact listed below the position to let them know you have applied.


Click on "careers"

Scroll down to "current openings"

Under "Available Jobs" on the right side, click on "classified"

Click on "Building/Department" at the top to view by school; then find Jack Anderson Elementary

Click "View" to find out more about the various jobs listed

Full-Time Nutrition Staff (7 Hours)

Full-Time Nutrition Staff (7 Hours)

email jennifer.osborne@sumnerschools.org

Part-Time Teacher Assistant (3.5 Hours)

email tressa.sanders@sumnerschools.org

Part-Time Childcare Staff (Jags Treehouse 3 Hours)

email marissa.scruggs@sumnerschools.org

Need a Car Tag?

If you need an additional car tag for the car line, use this link:


Zeke Iacob Memorial Garden and Fountain

If you haven't had a chance to see our beautiful fountain, you will love it! Students were so excited to see it as they walked into the building last week.
Big picture

Twitter @JAE_STEM

Instagram @JAEstem

Please See the JAE Student Handbook Below

You will be able to find out TONS of information linked in the button below. Copies of handbooks will be shared with families during Open House.
Big picture

Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, November 17th.

If you ordered pictures and received them, but would like to take a new picture on picture retake day, please send the package in on picture retake day to give to the photographer. The company will replace the package with the retake picture.