Jamaica Monthly Newsletter
Happy Holidays from Principal Black
Happy Holidays to all our Croc families! As we round out the year 2022, I would like to take a moment to reflect and thank everyone for all of their support this semester.
When I started at Jamaica 5 months ago, I knew that I had joined a very special community but I had no idea just how amazing the experience would be.
Thank you to the amazing staff for showing up each day to put their heart and soul into educating our youth and teaching them lessons that will carry with them both in and out of the classroom.
Thank you to our families for partnering with us, showing up for events and meetings, donating your time and resources, and supporting your students on their educational journey both at home and at school.
Thank you to our PTSO for their dedication and hard work to provide opportunities to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Thank you to our students for showing up each day, ready to learn and making your time at Jamaica count. YOU are the reason we are here!
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes people to make the dream a reality” ~Walt Disney.
Thank you to everyone for making my first semester as Jamaica’s Principal one of the best experiences of my career and turning my dream into a reality.
As we enter into the holiday season, take a moment to be thankful for and celebrate all the blessings in your life.
I am thankful for each and every one of you and wish you a happy holiday season, not only now but throughout the entire year. I’m looking forward to another great semester and a wonderful 2023.
Jamaica Elementary School
PTSO Reminder Dates
Dec 14th Desert Wonderland 2:30 - 5:30
Dec 23rd - Jan 8th Winter Break "NO SCHOOL"
Birthday Marque Message
PTSO is still offering the Birthday Marquee Fundraiser. $10 will get your child’s name on the marquee for their birthday week. We can also do ½ birthdays as well! Forms are in the office.
Jamaica Official Calendar of Events
News from Nurse Kaitlyn Weber
Thank you to our amazing families for continuing to be diligent in monitoring your children for illness and keeping them home when appropriate!
If you are in need of holiday assistance, please let me know ASAP as some of our programs are still happening through the first half of the month.
The health office is still in need of used or new plain pants sizes 4-6. Any donations are appreciated!
If you have any questions for the school nurse please call 928-854-7283 or email email@example.com
Student Tardiness and Pick Up Times
Please ensure your students are promptly picked up at the release of school, and If you are running late please contact the front office immediately.
Short Sleeve Youth Shirts are $5
Long Sleeve Youth Shirts are $7
Lunch With Students
Safety and Security
At Jamaica, we take the safety of our students, staff, and guests seriously; therefore we are a closed campus.
It is critical for safety that all guests, including parents and guardians, check in at the front office and sign in for a visitor’s badge. We ask that you do not go into the classrooms without an appointment.
The gates are staying locked in the mornings until 7:45 am. This is for the safety and security of our students in the mornings. Students should wait near the building and away from the drive-through lane. Parents, please drop off and pick up outside the gates.
In the parking lot, please use the crosswalk and do not walk in front of traffic. Thank you to our many parents who follow this rule to help model for our students. (This includes Jamaica. Please do not cross where there is no crosswalk)
As the weather is cooling down, we are seeing more and more hoodies. Please be sure that your student is wearing a standardized shirt underneath. Zip up hoodies are preferred instead of the pull-over type, but all jackets must be school appropriate.
**In addition, a few notes for the dress code. Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length. This means long enough so that when standing straight, hands at sides, the hem is at the edge of the fingertips. All bottoms should be free from rips, holes, or tears above the knees. Students are responsible for checking in the mirror before coming to school.
**Dress code will be enforced, and students will be required to change if they do not follow dress code. There will be NO exceptions.