Jamison Journal

March 3, 2014

Calendar Revisions

The Central Bucks School District has posted a "draft" of the proposed revisions to the yearly calendar. While this calendar isn't finalized, it begins to give the public an idea of how things are moving forward. Once the district calendar is finalized and approved, I'll be certain to inform the community.


Asset in Action!

Jamison received the first ever school-wide "Asset in Action" award from CB Cares for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This event was organized by Ms. Young and The Make A Difference Kids. The CB Cares Foundation presented Ms. Young with an award acknowledging the entire school's efforts (100% participation) to promote "service to others."

Jump Rope For Heart

Jamison Elementary students "jumped" to promote heart health on February 21st. The students and community raised slightly over $5,000. Including this year's numbers, Jamison has raised $141,000 in their 10-year participation with the American Heart Association.

Many thanks to Mrs. Edwards!!!! Once again, Mrs. Edwards coordinated the healthy-snacks for the students and helped out the entire day!



If your child needs to take medication during the school day, please contact Mrs. Canales, or the Nurse's Office, to discuss the details. It is the school district's policy that children aren't allowed to carry medication on their "person" during the school day. If you have any questions, feel free to email Mrs. Canales at mcanales@cbsd.org

JET Wear Sale

On Wednesday, March 5th, the Knick-Knack Shack will have Jamison apparel for sale. In last week's Wednesday Folder, information came home about items for sale, pricing, etc...Simply print off an order form and send it into school with your child along with proper payment (cash or check made payable to Jamison HSA.) JET Wear will be for sale on the first Wednesday of each month.


(scroll down to the bottom and click on the Jamison Jet Wear - Knick Knack PDF link)

Operation Helping Hands

Please visit our school website to find out specific information about Operation Helping Hands. Specific grade levels are asked to bring in specific items for our community members in need. This is a district-wide "operation".


(scroll down to the bottom of the web page and click on "Helping Hands Food Drive")

Home and School Meeting / Chorus Concert

A reminder...the H&S Meeting was moved from this Tuesday (3/4/14) to Thursday, March 6th. The meeting will begin at 6:15PM and end prior to 7:00PM. This meeting's Parent Education topic is "What does the 90 minute reading block look like?" There will not be baby-sitting services available for this brief meeting. If need be, feel free to bring your children.

The meeting will be followed by the Chorus Concert which will begin at 7PM.

Author Visit

Brian Floca, author and illustrator, was set to visit Jamison on February 6th, which turned into a snow day. We have rescheduled his visit for Thursday, April 10th. Students in K-6 will meet Mr. Floca and he will speak with all grades about what it is like to be an author and illustrator. Mr. Floca won the 2013 Caldecott Award for the best illustrations in a picture book for his title Locomotive. If you ordered a book for him to autograph, they will be held until April 10th, so that he can autograph them when he visits Jamison. We are looking forward to his visit!


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.

February Winner: Tommy Wood

Boomerang Award:

February Asset #26 – Caring - Young person cares about others. They place a high value on helping other people. He/she thinks about ways of helping others and is motivated to initiate kind and thoughtful acts.

· Winner – Ryan Valentine

· Nominees – Jessica Balsham, Samantha Balsham, Ava Barrett, Mason Bell, Carly Camut, Hunter Costello, Mr. Croyle, Emma Cunningham, Ethan Cunningham, Brooke Edwards, Ethan Fleming, Mr. Fraher, Simona Friedman, Kate Gannon, Liam Goss, Alexis Herrera, Home and School Association, Mr. Hottenstein, Mrs. Johnson, Preston Jones, Mrs. Kanarish, Cassidy Kazaku, Taylor Kenefic, Ryan Kircher, Shane Landue, Marielle Mauri, Caroline McSorley, Macie Mitnick, Uday Mittal, Gracelyn Miller, Kaleigh O’Brien, Victoria Offner, Lindsay Ratzke, Nick Romas, Jordan Ruddell, Maggie Rutledge, Haley Scholer, Sienna Smith, Cassidy Taylor, Tyler Towle, Elliott Tull, Anna White, Duncan White

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 are randomly drawn at our monthly assembly and are given Jet T-Shirts.

February’s Winners:

· Lidia Blinov

· Yana Mikhailov

· Tyler Towle

Honorary Jet:

Each month, someone in our JET community will be recognized for all that he/she does for our building. This month we honored our head custodian, Dean DiMatteo, for all of his hard work this winter removing snow and ice to keep the Jamison students and staff safe and also for his time spent on setting up for all of our special events such as Jump Rope for Heart, Talent Show, etc.

Library Dedications

How Big is the World? by Britta Teckentrup – Dedicated to Miss Stafford. Happy Birthday! We hope you have the best birthday ever! May all your wishes come true. Love, Your Fourth Grade Class 2013-2014.

The Trouble Begins at 8; A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West by Sid Fleischman – Dedicated to Mr. Hottenstein. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Brooks Adams. Happy Birthday Mr. Hottenstein – YOU ROCK!!! Your 5th Grade Class, Jamison Elementary 2013-2014.

Otto Runs For President by Rosemary Wells – Dedicated to Mrs. Walsh. “All I really need to know, I learned in Kindergarten.” ~ Robert Fulghum. Thanks for being a great Kindergarten teacher. Happy Birthday. Love, Your PM Kindergarten Class, Jamison Elementary 2013-2014.

Dates That Rate

~March ~

March 6th - - Home and School Meeting, 6:15 pm

March 6th - - Spectacular Chorus Concert 7:00 pm

March 8th - - Mother/Son Challenge

March 11th - - Snow Date for Chorus Concert

March 15th - -Snow Date for Mother/Son Challenge

March 24th to 31st - - PSSA Testing, Grades 3 through 6, Math and Reading

~Looking Ahead ~

April 3rd - - Early Dismissal, End of Marking Period, No PM Kdg.

April 7th to 9th - - PSSA Testing, Grade 5, Writing

April 10th - - Reading Olympics

April 18th - - No School

April 25th - - Earth Day

April 28th to 29th - - PSSA Testing, Grade 4, Science