Jack Anderson Elementary

February 11-15, 2019

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Step Right Up!

If you have an item for the carnival donation, please send it in tomorrow. Tomorrow is the last day for donations to count toward the classroom GLOW parties. Also, classes that reach 25 points get to remove a number in the hallway to reveal our surprise dunking booth participants! The students will be super excited to see who will be joining us at the JAE Carnival on Saturday March 2nd!

Benefit at Bluegrass

Tickets are still available for the Benefit at Bluegrass. The event is on February 22nd, and you won't want to miss it! You may purchase individual tickets, or go in with a group to get a table. Don't miss out on live and silent auctions, socializing with the most wonderful parents and staff on the planet, and some amazing entertainment. It is honestly one of my favorite nights of the year! Send in cash or check with the form, or go online and purchase at www.biddingforgood.com/jaecarnival .

Spirit Night Monday, February 11th

Tomorrow is Spirit Night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Hendersonville. Start the week off with an easy dinner!

Lollipop Sale

5th Graders will be selling lollipops for $1 until they are all sold. Most of the time, it only takes a few days before they are gone. The money the students raise helps sponsor the 5th Grade Just Say No social event.

Reminder Concerning Valentine's Day

Students may exchange Valentines, but please do not send flowers or balloons. Not only are those items a distraction, they are also not allowed on the buses. Thank you for understanding.

Thank You to Billy Hix!

On Tuesday, former NASA scientist Billy Hix shared his expertise on all things outer space with JAE 5th Graders. He brought his mobile planetarium and totally blew our minds. Mr. Hix is the founder of STEM Outreach with the Motlow College Foundation. He travels the state to share his love of space with students. He will visit 120 schools over the course of the school year. We were honored to be on his list of lucky schools.

Vote Every Day for Mrs. Downs for Educator of the Month (today through 3-3-19)

Mrs. Runez Downs was the WKRN Educator of the Week during January. Now is the time for us to vote for her as February EDUCATOR OF THE MONTH!!!! Let's all vote for Mrs. Downs!!!


Educators of the Week will have an opportunity to win the title of statewide Educator of the Month. Voting for Educator of the Month is simple! Voting will be open February 4-March 3. Just go to http://www.tnlottery.com/education-wins/educator-of-the-month then click on the photo of Mrs. Downs to place your vote. Feel free to share the link on social media! Ask friends and loved ones to vote for her, too.


Everyone is allowed to vote once per day for the entire month of FEBRUARY, so ask everyone to vote for Mrs. Downs! At the end of the month, the educator with the most votes will receive statewide recognition as Educator of the Month. I just know that Mrs. Downs is going to win!


It is SOOOOO easy! Just go to the link, and click her picture. She is one of the most amazing educators on the planet, and we get to spend every day with her. Jack Anderson Elementary is so lucky to have Mrs. Downs.

February Staff Birthdays

2-8 Allison Ligon

2-10 Rachel Hyland

2-10 Robin Madison

2-10 Shelby Meikrantz

2-10 Lyndsay Salvador

2-14 Mahlon Hellman

2-27 Tina Alexander

Don't Miss Out on JAE News!

Do you know all of the places you can find information about JAE? Many of our staff members showcase student learning on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Check out JAE on Twitter @JAE_stem and on Instagram @JAEstem. Prepare to be amazed by the things you will see students doing as they are engaged in hands-on/minds-on learning!


Also, if you don't have the JAE App, get it now! You can download it for free at iTunes or Google Play. Just search Jack Anderson Elementary, and everything you need to know will be in the palm of your hand.