Jamaica Monthly Newsletter
Words of Wisdom from Principal Black
“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” – Dr. Seuss
Jamaica Elementary School
PTSO Reminder Dates
March 1st - Kindergarten Registration
March 1st - March 10th - APEX Fundraiser
March 2nd - Read Across America (Spirit day dress-dress as favorite character)
March 3rd - Theatre Club Performance at 7:00 p.m.
March 4th - Theatre Club Performance at 2:45 p.m.
March 8th - Teacher Luncheon
March 17th - Early Release at 1:00 p.m.
March 18th - 26th - Spring Break NO SCHOOL
March 29th - Awards Assembly
March 27th - March 31st - Spring Book Fair
March 30th - CROC Treats Start (Early Release Days Only)
Birthday Marque Message
PTSO is still offering the Birthday Marquee Fundraiser. $10 will get your child’s name on the marquee for their birthday week. We can also do ½ birthdays as well! Forms are in the office.
Donations from the American Heart Association
Mr. Branchik would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to the American Heart Association. Together, our Jamaica family raised over $1,800 this year to send to the American Heart Association and help families and children that are in need. Thank you for your generosity, kindness and all the students who were Heart Heroes this year!
Jamaica Official Calendar of Events
Reduced-Price Meal Fee Subsidy
Households will need to re-apply next year as a new application is needed each year. A household can, at any time of year, submit a new application if there is a reduction in household income.
Student Tardiness and Pick Up Times
Please ensure your students are promptly picked up at the release of school, and If you are running late please contact the front office immediately.
Short Sleeve Youth Shirts are $5
Long Sleeve Youth Shirts are $7
Lunch With Students
Safety and Security
At Jamaica, we take the safety of our students, staff, and guests seriously; therefore we are a closed campus.
It is critical for safety that all guests, including parents and guardians, check in at the front office and sign in for a visitor’s badge. We ask that you do not go into the classrooms without an appointment.
The gates are staying locked in the mornings until 7:45 am. This is for the safety and security of our students in the mornings. Students should wait near the building and away from the drive-through lane. Parents, please drop off and pick up outside the gates.
In the parking lot, please use the crosswalk and do not walk in front of traffic. Thank you to our many parents who follow this rule to help model for our students. (This includes Jamaica. Please do not cross where there is no crosswalk)
As the weather stays cool, we are seeing more and more hoodies. Please be sure that your student is wearing a standardized shirt underneath. Zip up hoodies are preferred instead of the pull-over type, but all jackets must be school appropriate.
**In addition, a few notes for the dress code. Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length. This means long enough so that when standing straight, hands at sides, the hem is at the edge of the fingertips. All bottoms should be free from rips, holes, or tears above the knees. Students are responsible for checking in the mirror before coming to school.
**Dress code will be enforced, and students will be required to change if they do not follow dress code. There will be NO exceptions.