Jack Anderson Elementary

November 5-9, 2018

No School on Election Day

Please remember, there will be no school on Tuesday, November 6th. Several schools across our district are polling places, so schools will be closed.
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Jag-A-Thon/Fun Run

It was a perfectly, beautiful day last Monday for our Jag-A-Thon/Fun Run. The entire day was amazing, and ending the event with the fifth grade color run was the icing on the cake. Because pledges were open all last week, we do not have a fundraising total yet. Hopefully we will have the amount tomorrow. As soon as that total is figured, there will be an announcement from our PTO..

Thank you to all of our JAE families for helping to make this an incredibly successful fall fundraiser. We are excited to announce the total that you raised and the plans for how the money will be spent.

Using Boosterthon was new for us this year, but it was a positive change. The daily character programs for the students were inspirational, but they were also entertaining and STEM-related. The students and staff quickly grew to love the Boosterthon team, and I think we were all sad to say goodbye to them.

Cardboard Challenge Family Night


This will be the third year for Jack Anderson Elementary to participate in the Cardboard Challenge. The first year, the students built arcade games with inspiration from Caine Monroy. "9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and he never had a single customer. But Caine didn’t give up." Watch this video, and I guarantee that you will be inspired, too! Cain's Arcade Video

Last year we moved away from arcade games and adapted the challenge so it would be standards-based. By including elements from Social Studies, ELA, Math, and Science, students were able to connect content areas to their cardboard creations.

We are inviting our families to experience our students' creations this year. Please join us on November 5th between 5-7:00 p.m. to see how learning has come to life as our amazing students share their knowledge.

Visits with Veterans

On Monday, November 12th, we would like to invite our family and friends who have secured our American freedoms to join us for a special flag raising, breakfast, and classroom visits. Please mark you calendars, and invite your veterans to spend time with us at JAE beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Moms' Holiday Gathering Coming Up December 6th

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November Staff Birthdays

11-6 Brandi Roddy

11-6 Kathleen Bennett

11-6 Thyra Caverly

11-8 Lisa Orewiler

11-9 Pam McCoy

11-15 Meghan Massey

11-19 Sharon Lingerfelt

11-21 Kelly Parker

11-23 Erin Thurston