News from Jane Addams School

September 1, 2022

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Jane Addams News!

Dear Jane Addams Families:

We are off to a wonderful start at Jane Addams. Thank you for attending Meet the Teacher and our Parent Orientation night. It was great to get to know all our families a bit better.

  • Jane Addams PTA is planning a Back to School Picnic on Friday, September 9th from 5-7pm in the back of Jane Addams School. Enjoy several food trucks and meet other JA families.

  • The next SPARK meeting is schedule for September 19 from 7:00 - 8:30 via Google Meet. The topic is Help with Emotional Regulation. The presenter will explore why students exhibit challenging behaviors and why traditional approaches are not effective for many. You may open Google Meet and type ewv-rosn- acf as the meeting code OR the link for this meeting is

  • School Picture Day is October 13, 2022. Please note: your child will be bringing home information as the date approaches.

  • Parent Teacher Conferences ~ Monday, November 21 from 11:30-7:30 PM and Tuesday, November 22th from 7:30-11:30 AM. Please let your child's teacher know if you still need to schedule a conference.

We value our partnership with you! Please let us know how we can support you and your child

Thank you,

Amy Molinsky

Jane Addams School Principal

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Curriculum Highlights

Jane Addams continues to support social emotional learning (SEL) every day to protect and nurture our learning environment. Teaching social emotional learning in the classroom allows teachers and students to be more present and available to learn new information.

SEL is how children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, set goals, show empathy for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions, according to CASEL, a leading resource and research organization in this field.

You may also be hearing more about this as students describe their morning meetings or our work with PBIS (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible).

We are proud to be JA!

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Join Us in D15

District 15 is hiring for a variety of positions that would be a great fit for many of our parents and community members! Application information is linked below.

Bus Drivers (
Classroom Assistants (
Nutrition Services Staff (
Substitutes (

Allergy Task Force Information

As part of the work conducted by the District 15 Severe Allergy Task Force over the last two years, new policies have been implemented across all District 15 schools this school year.

We will continue to stress a food-free classroom party policy. Through the work of the task force, it was noted that food at parties invites potentially dangerous allergens into the classroom and can unintentionally isolate students unable to eat the provided snacks. Policies like this are not unique to District 15, and are already in place in many neighboring schools and districts.

To ensure an enjoyable experience at classroom parties given the new policy, District 15 will partner with schools and parents to provide alternate activity suggestions.

Allergy Task Force information is posted on the District 15 website ( if you’d like to review the full policy.

Attendance Matters - Build a habit of good attendance early!

Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.

• Missing 10%, or about 2 days each month over the course of a school year, can make it harder to learn to read.

• Students can still fall behind if they miss just 1 or 2 days every few weeks.

• Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

Of course, we do understand students are ill from time to time. If your child is sick, please feel free to contact your child's teacher for activities just as soon as they are feeling better.

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important.