Jamison Journal


Classroom Placement 2016-2017

The Classroom Placement form has been updated and uploaded to our school website. If interested in filling out the form, please read the form in its entirety and return to Mrs. Bradley, lbradley@cbsd.org by April 22, 2016.


Jamison JETS Assembly

On Wednesday, January 27th, Corey Jones spoke with the children about character and respectful behavior. The students enjoyed Mr. Jones' words of wisdom, basketball tricks, and stories about his former teammate, Lebron James.

I Run 4 Life

A message from the I Run 4 Life Team...
"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!"

Everything Bucks: Family Event - iRun4Life Kids Only 3k

Kids: Sports League/Organization - iRun4Life

Mother / Son Challenge

Save the Date...April 9th!
An informational flier is on the Jamison website.

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

-Mrs. Canales

Read, Read, Read

Many Jamison staff members are currently reading a book entitled, The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. In this book, the author cites statistical evidence supporting the importance of reading in the home environment. As a matter of fact, the author goes so far to state, "research shows that the seeds of reading and school success (or failure) are sown in the home, long before the child ever arrives at school."
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!

-Mr. Croyle

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

Scotties Trees Rock

Don't forget to vote for Jamison's video every day until February 7th! http://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

Boomerang Award:

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.

January’s Winners:

· Lily Black

· Jake Bulicki

· Elena DiPrinzio

· Luca Dougherty

· Luka Jonjic

· Jaden Sailor

· Fiona Xu

Honorary Jet:

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

School Board Briefs

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