Jamaica Monthly Newsletter
Words of Wisdom from Principal Black
As we round out the 2022-2023 school year, I would like to send my deepest gratitude to all my families and students for the warm welcome and amazing first year at Jamaica. I am truly humbled to be the Principal of Jamaica and am looking forward to many more great years.
Please be safe and have an amazing summer. I will see you all in August of 2023.
To my 6th graders heading in to middle school.....
Jamaica Elementary School
PTSO Reminder Dates
May 1st-5th Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4th- Star Wars Day "May the fourth be with you"
May 4th- Talent Show 6pm
May 9th- Evening of Excellence (invite only) @LHHS Stadium 7pm
May 19th- 6th Grade Breakfast (families welcome) 8:15am
May 19th- 6th Grade Dance @ Nautical 6pm-8pm
May 22nd- NEHS/STUCO/Million word readers- Swim (Aquatic Center) 11:00am-2:00pm
May 24th- Water Day/Movie Day
May 25th- End of the year Awards Assembly 8:15am- Last Day of School (11:00am Release) -May 25th- *Lunch will not be provided*
If your child will be turning 11 before or during summer break, they must have their Tdap and Meningococcal immunizations, or an appointment made to receive them prior to starting the new school year. Please send me a copy of the immunization record or let me know of the appointment date ASAP to avoid any delay in starting the new school year! I appreciate everyone and cannot wait to see our students in the fall! Records or appointment dates can be emailed to email@example.com
As the weather is warming up, students are wearing shorts more often. Please be sure that your student is following the dress code. Per the district handbook, 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 must 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)