Jamison Journal

January 4, 2016

Welcome 2016!

I'm hopeful that you had the opportunity to celebrate the winter holidays with much health and happiness. Over the past break, I spent time reflecting on many things. I always try to reflect on my family and my relationships with each family member.

I also spent some time thinking about the broken promises of past New Year's resolutions. While it is everyone's intent to keep their New Year's resolution, how many of us actually follow through with our goal? Just as important, what message are we sending to our children? As we enter into 2016, visualize what type of year YOU want it to be. Set the example for your children and live out your goals. Our children deserve it!

I will also continue to reflect on my vision for Jamison and the children I serve. I certainly want 2016 to be a special year; not only for my family, but for the students at Jamison, the faculty, and the entire Jamison community. Best of luck with your New Year's resolution and any of your goals and dreams for 2016!

Jamison JETS Assembly

Winter Holiday Sing-a-long

The students and staff came together on 12.23.15 to sing together and to celebrate some of our students and community members.

Mr. Hottenstein and his 5th grade class...

Congratulations to Mr. Hottenstein and his classroom. Once again, Mr. H.'s class is a finalist in the Scotties Trees Rock competition. Mr. H.'s classroom has been selected as 1 of 10 finalists in a nation-wide contest! Be ready, voting begins on January 11th. Last year, Mr. Hottenstein's class came in second place and received $7,000.00 for the GRUBS program. That money has been utilized by buying benches for the entrance way and pavilion, more trees that were planted throughout our school campus, composting materials, and paper and leaf shredders. Let's support our GRUBS program by voting and voting often. More information will be sent via a school wide email blast.

Young Engineers' Night

The 3rd Annual Young Engineers’ Night is scheduled to take place in the atrium at CB East on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM. While all are welcome, the activities and demonstrations are geared primarily towards elementary school students and offer insights into the worlds of robotics, TV production, aeronautics, engineering, and more!
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Jamison Helping Hands

A very warm thank you to everyone who helped to make the holidays better for some local Jamison families. Your donation of gift cards, toys, books, and clothing made the families very happy! The families were extremely grateful and appreciative.

Again, thank you for all of your efforts in making the holidays so special for others!

Weather Information

Dear families,

With the winter weather upon us, I wanted to direct you to district information on school closings, late arrivals, and early dismissals. Click here for that district information.

It is also important to remember that students should come dressed appropriately for recess even during the winter. Having warm clothing will certainly help students enjoy their time on those days that they have outside recess.


Mr. Croyle

H.S.A General Membership Meeting

On January 13th at 9AM, a general membership meeting will be held at Jamison. The H.S.A. invites you to attend. The agenda will include presentations from Mr. Hottenstein and our school counselor, psychologist, and speech pathologist.

BINGO Night!

It's back!!!! The H.S.A will be hosting BINGO night on Friday, January 15th, from 6:30PM (doors will open) to 8:30PM. For more information, please visit our school website.


Stop CyberBullying Program

The Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) and Warwick Police Department are sponsoring a parent forum on cyberbullying and social media on February 10, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. This district wide event will be held at Groveland Elementary School and is intended for all families with elementary aged students. Please visit our website for an informational flyer. Thank you! http://www.cbsd.org/Domain/16

New Car Dismissal Procedure

For the continued safety of our students and to facilitate the expediency of car pickup, especially during inclement weather, the following is the new procedure for car dismissal.

· Each family has been given a card stock placard. Please write the family’s last name(s) in LARGE letters with black marker, so that it is visible from a distance.

· Keep the placard in your glove compartment.

· Upon arrival to car pick-up, place the placard in your front passenger side window, with the family name facing outside. It should sit nicely in the window frame.

· If someone other than yourself will be picking up your child, please give your placard to them. If this is not possible, call the office so the teachers on car dismissal duty can be notified of the change.


We Salute You Award:

This is a monthly award given to a student that a staff member feels exemplifies “Nothing less than your Best!” This award can be given to a student that goes out of his/her way to help a friend, is a great classmate, and gives 110% in everything he/she does. This student receives a certificate at our monthly assembly as well as a Jamison Jet T-Shirt.

December’s Winner: Antonio Morrissette

Boomerang Award:

December Asset #22, School Engagement

· Winner – Joey Lucca

· Nominees – Jeremy Chen, Jordan Chui, Lilyana Colon, Corin Crandall, Jane Dalessio, Brooke Edwards, Reese Hanford, Caylee Hansel, Lilly Johannan, Alexis Kenefic, Hannah Lloyd, Gianna Mokos, Padmini Pillai, Jaden Sailor, Sienna Smith, Kate Victor, Matthew Warehall, Joshua Weisel

Jet Ticket Winners:

When students are “caught being good”, a Jamison staff member can recognize their behavior by giving them a JET Ticket. The student must write his/her name on the ticket and circle the appropriate character trait (Respect / Responsibility / Safe Community / Sportsmanship). Students place the JET Tickets in the Ticket Box located outside of the Main Office. Then, three students from grades K-3 and three students from grades 4-6 are randomly drawn at our monthly assembly and are given Jet T-Shirts.

December’s Winners:

· Christian Casaine

· Emily Fine

· Patrick Hurley

· Tristan Padgett

· Michael Polak

· Olivia Tracy

Honorary Jet:

Each month, someone in our JET community will be recognized for all that he/she does for our building.

  • December’s award recipients were members of the Bucks County Symphony, Mr. Scott Teschner, Mrs. Marie Sprenger and Ms. Carol Kalbach. We appreciate the time and dedication they put in to making a true partnership between the Bucks County Symphony and Jamison.

Interested in Volunteering? Please complete the following!

Please visit our school district website (http://www.cbsd.org/Page/355) and complete all the steps involved. Your clearances will be a mandatory component in volunteering in any CB school. If you haven't received your Volunteer Card and are interested in volunteering, please visit this website ASAP and begin the process!

Shining Knights

Registration flier for the winter session is posted on our school website. http://www.cbsd.org/Domain/16

CB West Youth Baseball Clinic

Registration flier is posted on our website: http://www.cbsd.org/Domain/16

Library Dedications

Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth – Dedicated to Ms. Yeagle. Thank you Ms. Yeagle for guiding us and inspiring us, and making us think a little harder. We wish you the very happiest of birthdays! Love, Your 6th Grade Class, Jamison Elementary 2015 – 2016.

Hanukkah Haiku by Harriet Ziefert – Dedicated to Mrs. Rucker. Happy Birthday to the best teacher. From Your 2nd Grade Class, Jamison Elementary 2015 – 2016.

Dates That Rate

~January 2016 ~

January 1st --- No school, winter recess

January 13th --- Home and School Meeting, 9am

January 15th --- Bingo Night, 6:30-8:30 pm

January 18th --- MLK Day, No School

January 26th --- Early Dismissal - 11:55 am, End of Marking Period

~Looking Ahead ~

February 4th --- No School, Staff Development

February 5th --- No School, Staff Development

February 10th --- Elementary Progress Reports posted

February 15th --- No School, President’s Day

February 25th --- Talent Show

~PSSA Test Dates ~

April 11th to 15th --- Grades 3 to 6, English/Language Arts

April 18th to 21st --- Grades 3 to 6, Math

April 25th to 26th --- Grade 4, Science

School Board Briefs

For the most up to date information about our school board meetings, please visit the school board briefs posted on the district's website.