JES Weekly E-Blast

February 21, 2016

Weekly Schedule

Monday - Day 4

Tuesday - Day 5

Wednesday - Day 1

Thursday - Day 2

Friday - Day 3

Monday (2/29) - Day 4

Highlights From Last Week

4th & 5th Grade Spelling Bee

Congratulations to my 4th and 5th grade friends who participated in the spelling bee this week. I am so proud of all of you for your hard work and confidence! A special round of applause to our top three spellers!

Welcome Back George!

Children's Hospital's Child Life Re-integration Team visited a second grade classroom on Thursday to prepare the students for George's return on Monday! This program is routinely offered to the classes of either a newly diagnosed or just-returning-to-school patient. The intent is to clear up any misconceptions, misunderstandings and answer any questions the classmates may have when they have a friend/classmate diagnosed with any type of cancer. The children had the opportunity to ask very candid and up-front questions about their classmate. They discussed medication, visiting the oncology clinic and how George is feeling, coping and dealing with everything happening. They learned a lot about red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. They even got to make their own "blood".

Kindergarten Registration Going on Now!

Kindergarten registration is in full swing. Registration packets are available online or in the JES office.

Coming Up This Week

Jump Rope for Heart Healthy Heart Week

*Week activities have changed due to the snow day*

  • 2/22 - Dress like your favorite athlete
  • 2/23 - "Hats Off to Healthy Hearts" - wear your favorite hat
  • 2/24 - School Spirit - wear your Lebo colors
  • 2/25 - Living a healthy lifestyle is "no sweat" - wear sweatshirt, sweatpants, or jogging suit.
  • 2/26 - Red Out - wear your American Heart Association shirt


District Chorus Concert

2/24 @ 7:00PM – HS Auditorium


MLPD Bullying Prevention Presentation - Cyber Bullying

2/25 - JES 5th grade students will be participating in a cyber bullying prevention discussion with the Mt. Lebanon Police Department and Mrs. Morin.


Jump Rope for Heart *DATE CHANGE DUE TO SNOW DAY LAST TUESDAY*

2/26 @ 1:00 Jumping Event

Future Events

Pittsburgh CLO Performance

2/29 - The CLO will be visiting JES to perform "The Incredibly Innovative Inventors of Pittsburgh". Thank you to the PTA for organizing this event!


JES Movie Night

3/4 @ 6:30 - Auditorium


Breakfast With Someone Special

3/11 @ 8:00-8:30AM - JES cafeteria


5th Grade Battle of the Books

3/15 @ 3:30 – JMS Gym


4th Grade Battle of the Books

3/17 @ 3:30 – JMS Gym

PTA Updates

Thank You JES Students

Thank you to every JES student that participated in making Valentine cards for the residents at Asbury Heights. The cards and balloons were delivered on Saturday, February 13 for the weekend events.


The residents were so excited and touched that the children thought of them. Please let your child know that it really brightened the holiday for the senior citizens. Throughout the school year, the students have contributed to several community services projects. They are such thoughtful, kind, and loving children! We are so proud of them!


JES PTA Officers Nominations

At the February 17, 2016 meeting, the JES PTA Nominating Committee submitted a slate of officers to serve on the 2016-2017 Jefferson Elementary PTA Executive Board. The nominations are as follows:


President: Christine Neavin
First Vice President: Valerie Baer
Treasurer: Tamara Grant
Recording Secretary: Kristin Archbold
Historian: Carrie Conboy


The slate will now stand and the election will be held at the March 2106 general JES PTA meeting.


JES Movie Night - Disney Pixar's "Inside Out"

Join us for a JES Movie Night on Friday, March 4 at 6:30 PM. We’ll turn the JES Auditorium into our very own movie theater for a showing of “Inside Out.” Kids can even wear their pajamas! Admission is FREE. Snack foods and drinks will be sold. Don’t miss the fun!


Jump Rope For Heart

Jump Rope For Heart has been rescheduled for Friday, February 26 at 1:15 pm because of the snow day.


Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help our JES jumpers!


Save the Date- Breakfast with Someone Special

Please join us for Breakfast with Someone Special on Friday, March 11 from 8:00 -8:30am. All JES students are invited to bring someone special (Mom, Dad, Grandparent etc.) with them to enjoy great company and an assortment of breakfast foods - bagels, coffee and juice before class. Click here for more details.


Volunteers are needed. Please email jesptavolunteer@gmail.com if you are able to help. Thank you.


Shopper Rewards- Box Tops

Box Top collection sheets were sent home this month. The class that turns in the most Box Tops will win a special prize. Box Tops are an easy way for JES to earn money for assemblies. This month, Pittsburgh CLO will be performing "The Incredibly Innovative Inventors of Pittsburgh" which was paid for by your generous Box Top donations. Thank you!


Juvenile Protection At what age can children walk to school by themselves?

While there is no Federal law setting the legal age at which children can walk to school alone, According to the National Highway Traffic Safe Administration (NHTSA) children, even in the same grade, vary in their readiness to handle traffic situations, such as choosing a safe time to cross a street. It is less a matter of chronological age, and more about whether children have demonstrated that they can safely walk and cross streets independently. Parents have the best opportunities to effectively assess their individual child's skills and teach safe behavior in the course of daily life so they should be encouraged to participate in their child's safety education. (saferoutesinfo.org) Stay tuned for how you can help your child develop safe pedestrian skills.

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