Jamison Journal

June 3, 2013

Placement Notification

Students will be notified of their classroom room number via their report card on the last day of school. Please do not make any assumptions that the current teacher in that classroom is automatically assigned to that classroom again. On Monday, August 5th, you'll be able to visit our school website to see which teacher has been assigned to which classroom number. All teachers will also have their classroom letter posted on their website.

I realize that every student and every parent might not get the teacher they want. It is during times like these that you, the parent, teach your child the importance of making the best out of every situation. Letters requesting specific friendship groups, or please don't place my child with..., or my child needs a teacher that is...are looked at with a close eye; however, there are no guarantees. The placement process takes a great deal of time but in the end, your reaction to your child's placement means so much. If the parent isn't respectful to the process or the selection, how will the child be?

Thank you all for your support and next year's teacher placement.

6th Grade Promotion

Jamison's 6th Grade Promotion is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18th at 5:30PM. All 6th grade students were given 4 tickets. If you are not going to utilize all 4 tickets, please return them to the Jamison Office so we can redistribute them to families in need. Families that are in need of extra tickets, please call the office to submit your name to be placed on a waiting list.

Jamison's new website

Our website is going through a new look. Please visit our website throughout the summer months to keep yourself updated on any new information.


Thank you and Good-Bye to "Mrs. D."

Mrs. Mary DeCrescente (Mrs. "D") is saying good-bye to Jamison Elementary. I want to personally thank her for all her years of service to the children she has assisted. Her cheerful demeanor and pleasant ways with children will certainly be missed! Good luck in all your future endeavors Mrs. D.

Thank you to the Home and School Association...

Thank you Home and School for all your work and efforts in making Jamison the best place it can possibly be for kids. Your financial support and efforts are truly appreciated!

Our Jamison Today Show is now "cutting-edge" due to the technology incorporated into our morning announcements. This technology was funded through our Home and School.

Our Jamsion Jet Assemblies are "louder than ever" due to the speakers the Home and School funded.

Ms. Young and her Make a Difference Kids also experienced the generosity of the Home and School as they assisted in purchasing supplies for the student's service projects.

This is just a small sampling of the efforts the Home and School have made for our students at Jamison...Simply put, THANK YOU!

Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for Friday, June 7th. Our rain date is June 11th. Please make sure your child comes to school with plenty of water, sun screen, comfortable sneakers, a hat, and he / she is dressed appropriately.

Outstanding Financial Balances

Parents / Guardians,

Please make sure your child's school balance (library books or lunch count charges) are paid before the last day of school. If a child has an outstanding school balance, THEY WILL NOT RECEIVE THEIR REPORT CARD or CLASSROOM ROOM NUMBER ASSIGNMENT for next school year until payment is verified. Thank you for your support.

Feel free to check your child's lunch account by visiting the school district's website @ www.cbsd.org and click on the following:

Departments tab

Food Services link

Online payments

Accessing your Account

Dates That Rate

~Planning Ahead~

August 28th - Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00 am

August 28th - Meet and Greet, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

September 3rd - First Day of School

September 5th - Rosh Hashanah, No school

September 11th and 12th - 6th Grade Ropes Course

September 24th - Back to School Night:

  • Grade 1 – 6:00 to 6:40 pm
  • Grade 2 – 6:45 to 7:25 pm
  • Grade 3 – 7:30 to 8:10 pm

September 26th - Back to School Night:

  • Grade 4 – 6:00 to 6:40 pm
  • Grade 5 – 6:45 to 7:25 pm
  • Grade 6 – 7:30 to 8:10 pm

September 30th - Back to School Night:

  • Kindergarten – 6:30 pm
  • PEN – 7:00 pm

~PSSA Testing ~

March 17th to 28th - Grades 3 through 6, Math and Reading

March 31st to April 4th - Grade 5, Writing

April 28th to May 2nd - Grade 4, Science


We Salute You Award:

This is a monthly award given to a student that a staff member feels exemplifies “Nothing less than your Best!” This award can be given to a student that goes out of his/her way to help a friend, is a great classmate, and gives 110% in everything he/she does. This student receives a certificate at our monthly assembly as well as a Jamison Jet T-Shirt.

May’s Winner: Jake Miller

Boomerang Award:

May asset #40 – Positive View of Personal Future

· Winner – Matthew Merlo

· Nominees – Sonya Barke, Aiden Barrett, Andrew Birett, Gabrielle Cataldo, Preston Jones, Marielle Mauri, Kaleigh O’Brien, Rhys Pfendner, Dominic Randazzo, Gianina Sborlini, Molly Taylor, Ryan Tully, Ms. Young

Jet Ticket Winners:

When students are “caught being good”, a Jamison staff member can recognize their behavior by giving them a JET Ticket. The student must write his/her name on the ticket and circle the appropriate character trait (Respect / Responsibility / Safe Community / Sportsmanship). Students place the JET Tickets in the Ticket Box located outside of the Main Office. Then, three students are randomly drawn at our monthly assembly and are given Jet T-Shirts.

May’s Winners:

· Maggie Dunleavy

· Sabrina Humphreys

· Jonathan Vickery

Honorary Jet:

Each month, someone in our JET community will be recognized for all that he/she does for our building.

-May’s awards recipient was Mrs. Mary DeCrescente for all of her years of service.