November 15, 2019


Monday, November 18:
  • PTA Spanish (K-1) 3-4 p.m.
  • Middle School Options Night for JBD 5th graders and their parents 6:00 p.m. JBD Cafe

Tuesday, November 19:

  • GNMS Music Groups perform for 5th grade students 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. JBD Cafe
  • PTA Spanish Grades 4 & 5 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • PTA Math Night - Food Lion Shore Drive 5:00 - 7:00 p.m


  • Word Shirt Wednesday!
  • PTA Spanish Grades 2-3 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Kindness Club 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 21:

  • 5th Grade Art Club 3:00 - 3:40 p.m.

Friday, November 22:

  • JBD Spirit Day - wear blue & white!
  • Canned food drive ends today! Thank you for your support!

Saturday, November 23:

  • Clean the Bay Day! 10:00 - 12:00


Parents and/or Guardians:

To ensure each child's safety he/she must wear appropriate footwear. Sneakers must have rubber soles, closed backs and be able to be tightened. Roller skate sneakers, boots, Crocs,

dress shoes, any shoes with an open top or sandals will result in a non-participation for that day.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at scott.kamholtz@vbschools.com


Scott Kamholtz

Physical Education Specialist



The SCA Donut sale ($1.00 ) will be held on Friday, Nov. 22 in the main hallway.


Dear Parents, Teachers and Staff,
Thank you to those who supported our Silver Graphics and Seagull Circle fundraisers! Because of your generation donations, we are able to have a jam-packed calendar full of exciting opportunities, activities, and events for our students and staff.

Next week, we look forward to Math Night at the Shore Drive Food Lion.

Please note a date change to our Clean the Bay day. Due to rain it’s been postponed to November 23. Please mark your calendar and we’ll look forward to seeing you then!
As always, if you have questions or would love to become involved, I’d love to hear from you! Please email JBDPTAPresident@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate you all so much!

Lauren Kirkpatrick

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Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Dec. 20 are adjusted dismissal days.

Grades 1 - 5: 8:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

AM Kindergarten: 8:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

PM Kindergarten: 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

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  • Nov. 27: JBD'S 3rd Annual Turkey Bowl Game 10:00 a.m. GNMS Field
  • Nov. 27. Adjusted dismissal
  • Nov. 28 - 29: Thanksgiving Holiday! Enjoy!
  • Dec. 3: Make-up Picture Day - Cafe Stage
  • Dec. 4: ESL Parent Outreach Night (held at GNMS)
  • Dec. 5: Holiday Concert
  • Dec. 10-12: Gull Gift Shop
  • Dec. 11: SCA Meeting 3 - 3:45
  • Dec. 13: Progress Reports
  • Dec. 20: Adjusted dismissal
  • Dec. 23 - Jan. 1, 2020: Winter Break

    Mon Nov 18, 6:00 JBDey cafeteria, “Middle School Options Night” for our 5th graders and their parents. Come hear Dey alum talk about the choices to help you choose the right program for you! Find out about gifted identification, Old Donation School, Plaza’s Middle Years Program (International Baccalaureate), Great Neck’s gifted program and VB Middle’s Art program.

    Wed/Thurs Nov. 20 -21, 6:30 for 5th graders and their parents: Middle Years Program (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate Open House at Plaza Middle School for rising 6th graders. 3080 S Lynnhaven Rd,

    Dec. 4th (Wed) for all 5th graders: Great Neck Middle School (Time TBA)

    Dec. 5, 2019 Parent Information Night for students in grades 5 who wish to attend Old Donation Gifted Magnet School. Open House at 5:00 p.m. and presentation at 5:30 p.m. at Old Donation School

    Mon Dec. 9, 6:00 John B. Dey. Parent gr. 1-4 GIFTED APPLICATION NIGHT, especially FIRST GRADE PARENTS—an information night about the gifted program, applications, cluster at Dey and Old Donation School full time magnet programs.

    Dec. 10, 2019 Virginia Beach Middle School Gifted Visual Arts Citywide Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 5 at Virginia Beach Middle School, 600 25th Street. Gifted Visual Arts presentation is at 5:30. Rising 6th grade Virginia Beach Middle School information begins at 6:00 p.m.

    Wed Dec. 18 All 1st graders will be screened by the gifted program in school. Scores will be released on ParentVUE+ January 6th. Students scoring in the top 10% are highly encouraged to apply to the gifted program. ANY student exhibiting gifted tendencies may apply. Applications* are due Feb. 10, 2020, 4:00 PM. Please attend one of the two parent information nights: Tues Jan. 7 at Old Donation School and Dec. 9 at JBD 6:00 and read the FAQs sheet that will come home with your child just prior to the screening date.

    Tuesday Jan 7, 2020, 5:00 Open House, 5:30 presentation Old Donation School: Parent Information Night for current grades 1-4, Old Donation School 4633 Honeygrove Rd,

    Jan. 9, 2020 Old Donation School Gifted Visual Arts and Dance Citywide Parent Information Night for students currently in grades 2-4. Presentation at 5:00-5:30 p.m. Tours of the art studios are 5:30-6:00 p.m. at Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road.

    Jan.10, 4:00. Applications* due for: academic gifted identification grades 1- 5, 2nd grade students on HOLD, Old Donation School rising 3rd-6th grades, and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program at Plaza Middle School.

    Feb. 3, 2020 DEADLINE: Gifted Visual Arts and Dance applications are due. VBCPS student's application* is to be submitted online; the art portfolio is due to the student's Gifted Resource Teacher no later than 4:00 p.m. (Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.) Turn it in WELL ahead of this deadline, please!

    Feb. 5 (Wed) Testing Day at John B. Dey for students applying for academic gifted identification (in Gr. 2-5), Old Donation School (rising 3rd-6th), and 2nd grade HOLDS. Results will be e-mailed to you around April 1st.

    Feb. 10, 4:00. First grade gifted applications* due on line.

    March 18 (Tues) Gifted testing for 1st graders who turned in an electronic application (was due Feb. 10 ). Testing is held at John B. Dey. Results will be e-mailed to you on May 8th.

    Wed May 27, 6:00—For parents: Cluster Class information night. My child was identified gifted, what does that mean?

    *Applications: The gifted program application is on line, found at: https://giftedapplication.vbcps.com/

    You may only turn in the application once in a year so select all appropriate areas before clicking SUBMIT.

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    The make-up picture day will be on December 3rd. If you would like a re-take or if your child was absent on the October 29th Picture Day, please send a note or dojo to your child's teacher if needed!
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    Parents, did you know the Café can assist you with a special birthday celebration snack for your child’s class during lunch? Please obtain a form from the Café and submit it a week before the birthday so that we have the time to check for food allergies and ensure we have the desired treats!

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