JES Weekly E-Blast
February 21, 2016
Monday - Day 4
Tuesday - Day 5
Wednesday - Day 1
Thursday - Day 2
Friday - Day 3
Monday (2/29) - Day 4
Highlights From Last Week
Welcome Back George!
Coming Up This 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
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
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 email@example.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.
The Jefferson Elementary learning community has an exceptional reputation for its dedicated teachers, staff and parents working together to provide learning experiences for our children that include high expectations, a challenging curriculum and a shared commitment to provide the best education possible for each and every student.