Jack Anderson Elementary

November 4-8, 2019

JAG-A-THON Success!

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A Wonderful Day

It was wonderful to see the students having such a great day with our families and Boosterthon Friends. Thank you to HHS for letting us borrow tarps to cover the field during the rain. It was still a little slick in places, but we were fortunate to be able to host the run outdoors instead of in the gym.

As promised, because our students SURPASSED our goal of $50,000.00, Mr. Thurman and I will be spending the day on the roof! November 26th will be an interesting day for the administrators at Jack Anderson Elementary...we are hoping it will be unseasonably warm.

Thank You, Families!

With your support, we raised over $58,000.00! We have already started the process of renovating the playground. Removing the rubber mulch and replacing it with a soft surface is first on the agenda! Then we will update structures and equipment.

In addition, we will purchase additional Chromebooks so 3rd grade gets closer to one-to-one capability (3rd grade currently has 120 devices). 2nd grade will also receive multiple Chromebooks per class to increase their overall number (each classroom currently has 7 devices). We will purchase interactive technology for K-1 classrooms. Also, the gym will be getting some upgrades.

We will keep you updated with the progress!

Exciting Times Ahead

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GIS Day Sponsored by White House Utility District

November 13th will be an exciting day on campus. White House Utility District will be teaching our students all about the water industry with hands-on activities. GIS stands for Geographic Information System. With GIS, WHUD is able to quickly detect leaks and has the power to see what they otherwise couldn’t see through advanced data visualization with geospatial intelligence.


Empty 2 Liter Bottles

Cotton Balls

Coffee Filters

If you can donate any of these items, please send them to the STEM Lab.

Click here for more information about how White House Utility District uses GIS.

Bottles Needed for an Upcoming Art Project!

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November Staff Birthdays

Happy Birthday to these wonderful staff members during the month of October:

11-6: Brandi Roddy

11-6: Kathleen Bennett

11-9: Pam McCoy

11-15: Meghan Massey

11-19: Sharon Lingerfelt

11-21: Kelly Parker

11-23: Erin Thurston

Early Dismissal

There have been several parents who have come in after 3:15 to pick up children this year. We do not sign students out past 3:15. Whether it is 3:16 or 3:20, please do not be upset when we explain our policy to you.

If you need to sign your child out, please try to be in the office as close to 3:00 as possible. You may have to park on the side of the building closest to Gallatin Road. You may even have to park in the grass. You will notice that both lanes of the car rider line will be full, and you will get stuck if you try to drive around to the front parking lot. You are encouraged to allow plenty of time to make it to the front office to sign your child out before 3:15.


Please Include Information on Bus Notes

When you send a note to the office for your child to ride the bus, please make sure that it includes the student's first and last name, the teacher's name, and the address where the child will be getting off the bus.

Field Trip Chaperones

If you are assisting with a field trip, please sign in with Lobby Guard prior to the day of the trip to pick up a badge.

1 Lunch Visit Per Week, Goodbyes at the Cafe Door

You may join your child for lunch this week. Please remember, we ask that your child has only one lunch visit per week. Also, due to space constraints, please limit the visit to only two adults.

You will need to sign in with our Lobby Guard in the front office upon arriving. It is helpful to have your license ready. Federal Nutrition Guidelines prohibit bringing outside restaurant or fast food items to share with your child during lunch.

When your child gets to the cafeteria, you may accompany him/her through the cafe line (if needed,) and sit at one of the tables in the cafeteria lobby. There is not enough room in the cafeteria to accommodate all of our students and guests.

After lunch, please say your goodbyes at the cafeteria door. We ask that visitors do not accompany students back to the classroom.

Fridays are SUPER busy days for lunch visitors, so if possible, you may want to try another day. I visited with my child on Wednesday, and there was PLENTY of space. :)


Parents, thank you for all that you do to help us at JAE! When you sign in with Lobby Guard, you will be asked the purpose of your visit. If you are helping in a classroom or making copies, just make a note of it in Lobby Guard.