JES Weekly E-Blast

April 3, 2016

Weekly Schedule

Monday - Day 1

Tuesday - Day 2 - Lab Ratz

Wednesday - Day 3 - Report Cards

Thursday - Day 4 (No School for AM Kindergarten)

Friday - Day 5 - NO SCHOOL

Monday (4/11) - Day 1 - ELA PSSAs Begin

Highlights From Last Week

JES Spring Sing

Thank you to Mrs. Campion and the rest of our 1st - 5th grade students for a wonderful performance on Friday! JES's annual Spring Sing was a huge success! This is always one of my favorite events of the year! The link to the entire performance will be available shortly.

JES Art Night

Thank you to Mrs. Switzer for planning another excellent Art Night! Art Night is an event that lets the students engage in hands on activities, that model the technique of specific artists. The kiddos had a great time!

Mt. Lebanon Pyramid Band Concert

Congratulations to the JES 5th grade band students who participated in the district pyramid band festival. These students had the opportunity to play with other 5th grade, 8th grade, and HS students throughout the district. Excellent performance kiddos!

Kindergarten Registration Going on Now!

Kindergarten registration is in full swing. Registration packets are available online or in the JES office.

Coming Up This Week

Kennywood Ticket Sales

4/5 @ 10:00

Report Cards


Report cards can be accessed through our Dashboard system.

You will receive an email when your child's report card is available to view.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

4/7 @ 5:30PM-8:30PM (NO AM Kindergarten, PM IS IN Session)

4/8 @ 8:00AM-3:30PM (No School)

Please sign up for your conferences using our Dashboard System. Scheduling will be open until April 5th at 4:00PM.

Future Events

PSSA Testing

English Language Arts (Grades 3-5) - 4/11, 4/12, 4/13, 4/14

Math (Grades 3-5) - 4/18. 4/19, 4/20

Science (Grade 4) - 4/25, 2/27

Bring Your Child to Work Day


Please completed a pre-approved absence form if you are planning on having your child participate in this event.

Pre-Approved Absence Form

Matt Tavares Aauthor Visit and Book Order

5/3 @ 1:30 - JES Auditorium

Matt Tavares will be visiting JES in May. He has published fifteen books and has won several awards, including three Parent's Choice Gold Awards, six Oppenheim Gold Seal Awards, and an International Reading Association Children's Book Award. Read more about Matt Tavares at

Matt's books will be available to purchase. Matt Tavares Order Forms are due on April 13.

PTA Updates

Thank you

A special thank you to our amazing art teacher, Katie Switzer, for organizing and running Art Night. Thank you for teaching our children to create and enjoy the fine arts. Your dedication is very much appreciated!

Thank you to Jodie Mylen and all our parent volunteers for helping set up for this event.

JES Brick Sale

Once again this year, JES families will have an opportunity to purchase a personalized brick to commemorate their child's elementary school years or honor a special teacher or staff member. Check out the pavers we already have in place along the circle drive entrance to the school.

Click here for an order form. Orders are due by April 15. All proceeds benefit the JES Gardens and Gardening Club.

Thank you for your support.

Let Me Run - Coaching Opportunity

Exciting Volunteer Opportunity: Head Coach & Assistant Coach, Let Me Run, Fall 2016

The coaches for Let Me Run are "graduating" with their boys, so we are looking for two volunteers to take over Let Me Run this coming fall. Let Me Run is a running program for rising 4th & 5th grade boys (similar to Girls on the Run). The 7-week program inspires boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle. You do not have to be a runner or have prior coaching experience, just a love for teaching boys how to strive to be their best. It's an amazing experience!

For more information, please contact Kelly Harvey-Jones at or Mary Crowley at

Box Tops Contest Classroom Winner!

Thank you to everyone that submitted Box Tops during our spring drive. You have helped JES earn over $600 so far this year for assemblies and other hands-on educational programs! Congratulations to Mr. Zbozny-Del Percio's First Grade for being the classroom that has submitted the most Box Tops this school year - 691! They have won an extra recess with special games and activities.

Shopper Rewards - Amazon Reminder

Did you know....

· JES earns 6% of everything you spend when you use our JES link to shop on Amazon! This is free money for our JES students.

· You have to click on this link each time you make a purchase for our school to earn money. Create a bookmark for your browser now to make it easy to use each time you shop!

· You don't have to be a PTA member to use the link. Please forward it with grandparents, friends, and neighbors!

Thank you!

Yearbook Photos
We are always in need of photos for the JES Yearbook. If you have photos of school events or extracurricular activities that you would like to see in the yearbook, please send the images If you would like to be a volunteer photographer at upcoming school events, please contact Sarah at to coordinate schedules. Thank you.

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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.