Jamison Journal

November 1, 2019

Community Connections with Dr. Kopicki

Dear Jamison Elementary School Families,

Please join me in the Jamison library on Monday, November 18 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. for this school year’s first “Community Connections” meeting.

Last year, we initiated these meetings in order to encourage frank conversations about a shared vision for the future of our schools. I was grateful for the feedback and ideas that our families shared and I look forward to this year’s sessions! I hope you can find time to attend.

A video introduction may be seen on the website at www.cbsd.org/communityconnections.

Stay Well,

John J. Kopicki, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Central Bucks School District

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for your support...

Well, indoor, outdoor, it didn't matter, the Halloween Parade was a success! The students dressed up and paraded the hallways. While an indoor parade is never the goal, it made everything easier because all of the community's support!

In mid-October we had our JET Assembly

The JET assembly promoted students finding their voice. Enjoy the pictures!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Once again, the community came together and produced some amazing pumpkins! The GRUBS ecology program thanks you for all of your hard work. Here are just a few of the pumpkins that lined our hallways.

Scholastic Fall Book Fair

The Scholastic Fall Book Fair is quickly approaching! The book fair will be held in the library from Nov. 4th to 8th.

Please make note of your students scheduled shopping time and that family night is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6th from 6pm-8pm. The book fair will also be open Friday morning, Nov. 8th from 7:45-8:30am for family shopping! We are encouraging families to use the eWallet option for payment! If paying by eWallet, you will be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket! Visit http://www.scholastic.com/bf/jamisonelementaryschool1 to sign up to use the eWallet payment option. Thanks for supporting Jamison and the love of reading!

Fall Book Fair Flyer - https://www.cbsd.org/cms/lib/PA01916442/Centricity/Domain/16/Fall%202019%20Book%20Fair%20Flyer.pdf

Library Dedications

Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein - Dedicated to Matthew Gairo. Happy 10th Birthday Matthew! We love you and are so proud of you! Love, Mommy, Daddy, and Fiona. Jamison Elementary 2019 – 2020.

Granny’s Dragon by Lisa McCourt – In Memory of Susan Ann Kunz. From The Doyle Family. Jamison Elementary 2019-2020.


We Salute You Award:

This is a monthly award given to a student that a staff member feels is dedicated to being the best person they can be in all that they do. 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.

October's Winner:

  • Hannah Tracy

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 from grades K-3 and three students from grades 4-6 are randomly drawn at our monthly assembly and are given Jet T-Shirts.

October Winners:

  • Camryn Brown

  • Leah Curtis

  • Joey Furness

  • Thomas Furness

  • Lucy Juncadella

  • Lucas Skvirsky

October Boomerang Award:

Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school or in the community.

Winner: Brady Sell

Nominees: Holden Leonard, Kevin Liu, Matthew Pinto, Nicholas Powell

Honorary Jets:

Each month, someone in our JET community will be recognized for all that he/she does for our building. October’s award recipient was Ms. Rachele Daniels and the Peaceworks Program. We appreciate Ms. Daniels and the Peaceworks program for helping to make the Jamison community a safe place where children are accepting of one another.

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Open House

Parent Positive Series

Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, and evening with Dr. Michael Bradley. 7PM on Thursday, November 21 at Lenape Middle School Auditorium. https://cb-cares.org/what-we-do/parent-network/

Dates That Rate

~ November 2019 ~

Nov. 4th to 8th – Scholastic Book Fair

Nov. 5th – Election Day – No school

Nov. 6th – Book Fair Family Night 6-8pm

Nov. 8th – Family Book Fair Morning 7:45-8:30am

Nov. 11th – Veteran’s Day Assembly, Wear Red, White and Blue

Nov. 18th – Community Connections with Dr. Kopicki, 6 to 7pm

Nov. 18-22nd – American Education Week

Nov. 19th – Picture Retake

Nov. 22nd – Home and School Pretzel Sale 8:15am

Nov. 27th to 29th – Thanksgiving break, No school

~ Looking Ahead ~

Dec 4th – End of Trimester, Early dismissal Grades K-6, 11:55am

Dec. 10th – Moe’s Dine and Donate

Dec. 10th – Report cards posted on Parent Portal

Dec. 12th and 13th – Parent conferences, Early dismissal 11:55am, No kindergarten

Dec. 13th – Home and School Pretzel Sale 8:15am

Dec. 16th and 17th – No kindergarten – additional parent conferences

Dec. 17th – Winter Concert 6:30pm

Dec. 20th – Early dismissal, 11:55am\

Dec. 23rd – Jan. 2nd – No school

~ PSSA 2020 Testing Window ~

Please do not schedule vacations at this time.

Grades 3-6 English/Language Arts, April 20-22, 2020

Grades 3-6 Math, April 27-28, 2020

Grade 4 Science, April 29-30, 2020