Jamison JETS Assembly
Jack was displaying his special talents...
Happy to participate. Mrs. Stranix was also our Honorary JET. She was nominated by the students in room 224.
Having a blast!
Jake B. and family...
We Salute You Jake B.!
JET Ticket winners!
Elena D., Lily B., Jaden S., Fiona X., Luka J., Luca D.
Layne P. and family...
Boomerang Winner (Service to Others)
I Run 4 Life
"We are so excited to be nominated for the Bucks County's Best 2016 Happening List. Last year we won, so we are asking for your support again, to let Bucks County know we are the best!"
News from the Nurse's Department...
Notes from the School Nurse
I hope you and your families are enjoying the winter season and enjoying the time outside in the snow. I want to share some seasonal health reminders.
- The weather can be chilly this time of year. We try to get the children outside for recess. We do use a weather chart to guide our decision making. Please encourage your children to wear coats, hats, scarves and gloves.
- Cold and flu season is upon us. Please keep your child home when they are sick. Students need to be fever free without the use of medications, vomit and diarrhea free and tolerating food for 24 hours. If your child has not had the flu vaccine, there is still time to get it. Consult with your physicians if you have any questions.
- If you have changed work or cell phone numbers, please share that information with us.
- Although we have only had a few cases of head lice this year, please see the link below. This link will take you to the health page that has information on the management of head lice and an educational video on the district web site. http://www.cbsd.org/Page/902
Read, Read, Read
In Chapter 1, some very interesting statistics jumped out at me. According to the National Reading Report Card, students surveyed reported:
- Among fourth graders, only 54 percent read something for pleasure every day.
- Among eigth graders, only 30 percent read for pleasure daily.
- By twelfth grade, only 19 percent read anything for pleasure.
- In a Bureau of Labor Statistics survey in 2010, young adults between ages 15 and 19 (the largest concentration of high school and college students) reported spending only 12 minutes a day reading versus 2.23 hours watching television.
So, why do I share this information with you? To remind you the importance of reading as a family, with your child(ren), and modeling life-long reading habits. As a parent of middle school and elementary school aged children, I have witnessed first hand the difficult task of keeping older children engaged in their reading. Simply put, my wife and I needed to refocus our efforts on the older children's reading habits...not just the younger kids. On a more consistent basis, we started asking our kids to explain their independent reading books to us and (as crazy as it sounds), having our "middle schoolers" read to us has ignited some great memories and very good conversations. Simply put, parents, please continue to read to and with your children. It is so important!
Stop Cyber Bullying
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
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.
January’s Winner: Jake Bulicki
January Asset #9 – Service to Others
· Winner – Layne Perlman
· Nominees – Shannon Adams, Dylan Archibald, Samantha Balsham, Nate Cherny, Quincey Colon, Camryn Crouch, Jamison Crouch, Matthew Crouch, Emma Cunningham, Jane Dalessio, Julia Daniele, Andela Dozier, Matt Durante, Alana Engh, Grace Gannon, Megan Giolli, Alexis Herrera, Aurora Jacalone, Danny Jacobsen, Annabelle Johnson, Delaney Jones, Kaeley Jucewicz, Taylor Kenefic, Allie Levy, Breckyn Loynd, Tommy Magee, Marielle Mauri, Marissa McShane, Matt Merlo, Max Mikhailov, Allie Mitnick, Macie Mitnick, Uday Mittal, Maryn Mosher, Kaleigh O’Brien, Gage Pfendner, Rhys Pfendner, Padmini Pillai, Brian Polak, Michael Polak, Ava Roma, Bronwen Rouse, Sienna Smith, Paige Smithkors, Cassidy Taylor, Heather Traub, Kate Victor, Tyler VonMuenster, Gabe Whittingham, Josh Wiesel, Ms. Young
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.
· Lily Black
· Jake Bulicki
· Elena DiPrinzio
· Luca Dougherty
· Luka Jonjic
· Jaden Sailor
· Fiona Xu
Each month, someone in our JET community will be recognized for all that he/she does for our building.
- January’s award recipient was Mrs. Mary Stranix, a Jamison staff member. Mrs. Stranix was nominated by the students in room 224 for her positive attitude and overall flexibility.
Dates That Rate
~February 2016 ~
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
~Looking Ahead ~
March 1st – 6th Grade Parent Orientation @ Tamanend 7:00PM
March 2nd – Home and School Mtg. 6:30PM
March 3rd – Chorus Concert 7:15PM
March 5th – Father/Daughter Dance
March 9th – Operation Helping Hands Food Drive
March 10th – Chorus Breakfast
March 11th – Early Dismissal 11:55AM, No AM Kindergarten
March 17th – Grubs Zoo Fun Night, 7:00 to 7:45PM
March 23rd – No Kdg., Additional Parent Conferences, Elementary Progress Reports posted
March 24th – No school for students, Portfolio Conferences
March 25th – School Holiday
March 28th – No school for students
March 29th -- No Kdg., Additional Parent Conferences
~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