Jack Anderson Elementary

March 18-22, 2019

News from the Jack Anderson PTO

Spirit Night is this Tuesday, March19th, at Culver's.

The Staff Appreciation Meal is this Friday, March 22nd.

Please see the announcement below regarding the Carnival!

Carnival Report

We have a total gross amount raised from our carnival fundraiser event. With your help, this year, we raised a whopping $102,837.00! Thank you to EVERYONE for your participation. The students at JAE have unique opportunities and experiences due to the generosity of our community.

The net amount that the PTO will get to keep will most likely be closer to $80,000.00 after all of the expenses have been deducted. The school will get a check for half of the net amount. The school will use a portion of the money raised to purchase additional Chromebooks for second and third grade classrooms. We will also update technology in Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms. The remaining money given to the school will be used for instructional purposes.

It was an incredibly successful fundraiser, but the best part is that it was jam-packed with fun for our families!

Walk Across Sumner

Walk Across Sumner Super Hero 5k & Fun Run

The goal of Walk Across Sumner is to create and encourage healthy lifestyles. There will be a Super Hero 1 Mile Fun Run and a 5k event this year. We would love to have a large group of students and family members from Jack Anderson participate in this event.

Date: Saturday, April 6th

Time: 7:30am

Location: Gallatin Civic Center

How to Register:


Please select Jack Anderson from the drop down menu when you register.

TN Ready Testing Schedule

Testing will occur for 3rd-5th graders at JAE during the weeks of April 15-19 and April 22-26.

April 16- ELA Part 1

April 17- Math Part 1

April 18- Math Part 2 & Math Part 3

April 23- ELA Part 2 & ELA Part 3

April 24- ELA Part 4

April 25- Science

We will use afternoons and any additional days needed for make-up testing. Please make every effort for your child to be present and on time to school on testing days.

Car Rider Drop Off Reminders

Thank you for your help! It is much better in the mornings regarding speed and dropping off in the line or parking and walking your students.

The one area that we still need your assistance with is using the bus entrance. Please do not use the lower entrance between 8:00-8:45. Many cars enter there and wait for an opportunity to jump line. This interferes with progress, and quite frankly, it's unfair. If it is after 8:00, staff and parents are expected to use the entrance at the top of the hill. Even if you plan on parking in the front parking lot, please use the upper entrance and drive around the school.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration will be held at Jack Anderson Elementary on April 26, 2019 from 9:00-12:00.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible children are those who are five years old on or before Aug.15, 2019. Before starting school, the following information must be provided to school officials:

  • A state-certified copy of the child’s birth certificate. Get certified copies of birth certificates at the Sumner County Health Department.
  • Proof of required immunization and current physical. These items can be provided by the Health Department or the child’s doctor. State law requires a series of three Hepatitis B shots and other immunizations, some of which must be spaced out over a specific period of time. Check with your child’s healthcare provider to make sure all shots can be obtained before the start of school.
  • Proof of legal residence of the student’s custodial parents or guardians, which can be established by providing one or more of the following: current invoice/bill (electric, gas, water, landline telephone) assigned to a specific address and the primary custodial parent/guardian (cell phone bill is not accepted), legal documents for property ownership/residency and other similar legal documents.

Parents are encouraged to bring the required information on registration day, but any missing information can be provided at any time prior to the start of school. The first full day of school is Monday, Aug. 5.

Register early

Sumner County Schools spokesperson Jeremy Johnson said in a release, “As we look at budget and staffing issues for next year, the size of our kindergarten class is the most difficult thing for us to predict,” he said. “Early registration is important because it gives us our first indication of how large that class will be, and those numbers directly affect how we assign teachers and plan programs for the upcoming year. The higher the percentage of turnout we see on April 26, the closer our projections will be to what will actually happen in the fall. If our projections are accurate, we are better able to keep changes in classroom assignments to a minimum once the school year starts.”

Parents who miss this registration day will have to register kindergarteners at New Student Registration during the summer.


Just to recap:

For Incoming Kindergarten Students For the 2019-2020 School Year

*Students Must Turn (5) On, Or Before August 15th, 2019

*Students Must Currently Live In the Jack Anderson Elementary School Zone

Items Needed For Enrollment

*TN State Shot Record w/ Physical

*DL/Picture ID of Primary Residential Parent

*Certified Birth Certificate (not mothers copy)

*(2) Proofs of Residency In Primary Residential Parents Name (must be directly relatable to address – lease, mortgage document, utility bill)

*Custody Papers If Applicable

**Residency Will Have To Be Verified Again In August During The Back To School Event**


Have you heard about the baby chicks at JAE? They will be two weeks old on Tuesday. We will have them through the end of the week, then they will join the rest of the chicks at the Roddy home.

Lane Roddy has 24 Black Sex Link chickens as part of the 4-H Chick Chain. He agreed to lend us 4 of his chicks so we could observe them. His dad built a super cool house that has given us a perfect way to watch the sweet birds grow.

The Chick Chain activity helps 4-H'ers to develop poultry management skills, produce healthy chickens, develop an awareness for business management through keeping records of costs and income, contribute to the home food supply, and to realize the pride of accomplishment. The 4-H'ers responsibility is also to feed, water, and care for the birds daily.

You can read more about the chick chain here.

Greenhouse Update

The concrete footer has been poured for the greenhouse! Now we are just waiting on the actual building materials to be delivered and installed. We are one step closer!

6th Grade Orientation

- Monday, April 8 - 6:00 pm in the SCMS Gym.

- Both parents and students are invited.

- All families will receive a packet with information concerning procedures, daily norms, scheduling, and related arts options.

- Families will have the opportunity to walk the building, meet representatives from all departments, learn about club activities, and receive information for after care.



April 8, 2019

6:00 PM


Come join us to learn about all the exciting opportunities ahead for your rising 6th grader. We will cover school norms and procedures, academic options, clubs and other extracurricular opportunities, and have representatives from all departments here to showcase what will be covered at the middle school level.

We would love to see you here!

Go Bison!

March Staff Birthdays

3-3 Tressa Sanders

3-6 Susan Davis

3-7 Lisa Coley

3-15 Katie Thorne

3-18 Sabrina Young

3-27 Dodie Craig

3-30 Anna Rambo