Jamaica Monthly Newsletter

December 2022

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.


Jennifer Black


Jamaica Elementary School

PTSO Updates

Follow our PTSO social media pages for important updates! Facebook is "Jamaica Elementary PTSO" and Instagram is "jamaicacrocsptso".

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

Did you know that you can find the latest information from our online Jamaica Calendar at anytime? Please click the ink below for the most up to date information. (save it to your favorites).


Music Performance

There will be a music performance by all grade levels on December 22nd starting at 12:00 pm that can be viewed only via the Jamaica PTSO Facebook Live. Please be reminded this performance can only be viewed virtually and will not have a campus viewing option. The recorded performance will also be posted to the PTSO page for those unable to view live.

School Visitors

All visitors during school hours must sign in at the front office and also be issued a visitors pass. Please ensure the pass is returned and that you sign out upon your departure.

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 kaitlyn.weber@lhusd.org

Student Tardiness and Pick Up Times

Friendly reminder that the first bell is at 7:55 am daily and students must be in class by 8:00 am not to be considered tardy.

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.

School Shirts

Stop by the front office to get your school shirts. We have all sizes and colors currently available. You can also get long sleeve shirts now that the weather is cooling down. Please bring cash or credit card for payment. Don’t forget there is a Web Store found at: https://az-lakehavasu.intouchreceipting.com/

Short Sleeve Youth Shirts are $5

Long Sleeve Youth Shirts are $7

Lunch With Students

We welcome you to come to have lunch with your student. We even have a special table just for you to eat with them. Per district policy, you may only bring food for your student.

Safety and Security

At Jamaica, we take the safety of our students, staff, and guests seriously; therefore we are a closed campus.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

Dress Code

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.
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