Jamaica Monthly Newsletter

March 2023

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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


Ms. Black


Jamaica Elementary School

PTSO Updates

Follow our PTSO social media pages for important updates! Facebook is "Jamaica Elementary PTSO" and Instagram is "jamaicacrocsptso".

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

Did you know that you can find the latest information from our online Jamaica Calendar at anytime? Please click the ink below for the most up to date information. (save it to your favorites).


Contact Nurse Kaitlyn Weber Directly for any student health concerns

If you have any questions for the school nurse please call 928-854-7283 or email kaitlyn.weber@lhusd.org

Reduced-Price Meal Fee Subsidy

ADE has announced that all students who have Reduced priced meal eligibility will be able to eat for Free, both breakfast and lunch, through the end of the school year.

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

Friendly reminder that the first bell is at 7:55A.M. daily and students must be in class by 8:00A.M. not to be considered tardy.

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.

School Shirts

Stop by the front office to get your school shirts. We have all sizes and colors currently available. You can also get long sleeve shirts now that the weather is cooling down. Please bring cash or credit card for payment. Don’t forget there is a Web Store found at: https://az-lakehavasu.intouchreceipting.com/

Short Sleeve Youth Shirts are $5

Long Sleeve Youth Shirts are $7

Lunch With Students

We welcome you to come to have lunch with your student. We even have a special table just for you to eat with them. Per district policy, you may only bring food for your student.

School Visitors

All visitors during school hours must sign in at the front office and also be issued a visitors pass. Please ensure the pass is returned and that you sign out upon your departure.

Safety and Security

At Jamaica, we take the safety of our students, staff, and guests seriously; therefore we are a closed campus.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

Dress Code

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.
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