VARIETY SHOW INFORMATION

Just wanted to touch base with everyone and let you know what to expect SHOW WEEK which is the week we come back to school! We have 23 Acts in this year’s show, which is much smaller than usual (and fantastic) but still have over 140 participants!!

SHOW WEEK will look like this…

Act I- Will rehearse on Monday, April 16th from 3:30-5 pm

Act II- Will rehearse on Tuesday, April 17th from 3:30-5 pm

FULL DRESS REHEARSAL:

Act I & II will rehearse on Friday, April 20th from 3:30 until we finish

ALL REHEARSALS WILL BE AT JENNINGS STAGE/GYM. All participants are welcome to stay in the gym and watch the other acts as long as they are courteous.  PARENT COORDINATORS- this is your responsibility to keep them quiet!

STAGE CREW- Please attend all rehearsals as well as final show!

2018 Act Line Up: **DIFFERENT THAN WE SPOKE ABOUT @ PREVIEWS

ACT ONE

Team Taco-Kindergarten

Better When I’m Dancing

Lily*

Go with the Glow 2*

Piano by G*

Teacher’s Pet

ROAR*

Song of America*

Gymnastic Problem

Maybe Solo from Annie*

A2Z2

 

ACT TWO

The Right Stuff

Gridiron Gang*

Chloe*

Fight Song*

Jennings Jokesters Take 3*

Rocket Man Bravo*

Spencer’s Phenomenal jokes*

This is Us

Awesome Brician*

If You Like It

Life After School

5th Grade Finale

*see below note*

Ticket orders must be sent in by Thursday, April 19th in order to get discounted price.  $4 in advance $5 at the door! Performers do not need a ticket.  Deadline to order T-shirts & DVDs will be April 27th!

***PLEASE SEND TICKET FORM IN SEPARATELY THAN T-SHIRT/DVD

TICKET ORDER FORM

T-SHIRT/DVD ORDER FORM

The show is Saturday, April 21st @ 2 pm. Doors open for the audience at 1:30 pm.

**The acts with the * will be scheduled a tech time the morning of the show between 11:00-1:15 pm.

All other performers are to arrive @ 1 pm.

We will discuss entire flow of the show at Friday’s dress rehearsal.

Any questions… please re-read this and then email me :)

Thanks

Alyssa Lamparski  ABLamparski@gmail.com

SPRING SPIRIT WEAR DRIVE – APRIL 16TH-MAY 5TH

What better way to show your sense of school pride and community than with official Jennings School spirit wear? Don’t miss the last chance for this school year to get your spirit wear. The Spring Drive starts April 16th and will be available through May 5th. See link below to order! Please contact eileen.sequeira@gmail.com with any questions.

Click here for link to Spirit Wear Website: Jennings Elementary School

SCHOOLKIDZ SUPPLY KIT SALE

It’s hard to believe but it’s time to order your school supplies for next year!  Forms with instructions on how to order will be coming home TODAY in backpacks.  ALL ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN ONLINE ONLY! 

This is a great way to support the PTA and have one less thing to take care of this summer before school starts again!   No school supply shopping!

Kits are delivered in a reusable keepsake storage box and include personalized labels with your child’s name and grade.   Everything your child needs for his/her grade will be in the box.

Instructions to log on and order the kits will be on the forms. Order deadline is April 27th.  Kits will be distributed in June before school is out for summer break.

Click Here For Flyer

Contact Aamie Blow at aamielou@gmail.com with questions.

5th GRADE MOVING UP COMMITTEE FUNDRAISER AT FIVE BELOW- MAY 5TH-MAY 12TH

 

The 5th Moving Up Committee is hosting a fundraising event at Five Below in Trumbull Hawley Lane Mall Saturday, May 5th – Saturday, May 12th. You must print out and present flyer at time of purchase. Just in time for kids to spend some allowance on Mother’s Day! Please email Jennifer Damon Goodearthtree@aol.com with any questions.

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK IS COMING SOON – MAY 7TH – MAY 11TH

Please SAVE THE DATE. . . . We are so excited to announce that this year, Staff Appreciation Week is being held on May 7th – 11th. This is a national event in which students and parents show their appreciation for their school’s staff.  It is a tradition at Jennings School for each grade to host one day as outlined below.  Room parents will be in touch soon to let you know how you can help with food donations &/or your time. Feel free to contact Krista Vitanza if you have any questions. kvitanza22@gmail.com

Monday, May 7th:  Kindergarten hosting – Continental Breakfast

Tuesday, May 8th: 1st Grade hosting – Candy & Dessert Bar

Wednesday, May 9th:  2nd Grade hosting – Sandwiches & Salads

Thursday, May 10th:  3rd Grade for hosting – Tea Time

Friday, May 11th:  4th & 5th Grade for hosting – A&S Catered Luncheon

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME – SAVE THE DATE – MAY 11TH, 7:00 PM

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW – PURCHASE DEADLINE IS FRIDAY MARCH 9

On Friday night, May 11, the New York Yankees have invited Jennings Elementary School to the ballpark. They are offering great seats at AMAZING prices! Come out to Yankee Stadium and watch Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, and the rest of the Bronx Bombers take on the Oakland A’s and experience a night of fun and baseball with family and friends in the Jennings community. Get your tickets today! Let’s go Yankees!

Click Here for Flyer

JENNINGS PTA IS A CHARITY PARTNER WITH SMILE.AMAZON

Do you shop Amazon.com? Jennings is now an official non-profit charity in Smile.Amazon
It is the same site, only you start at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0994084

This link will take you to Jennings Charity page and you just need to shop as you would on the regular Amazon site, only Jennings get a portion of your order!  Please consider making Jennings PTA your charity

Happy Shopping! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Damon Goodearthtree@aol.com

New A-F School Calendar

This year the elementary schools will follow a new 6 day rotational schedule.  

Please be sure to take a close look at the 17-18 ELEMENTARY A-F CALENDAR to best understand and plan for the upcoming school year.

2017-2018 PTA Executive Board

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Jennings’ PTA Executive Board

President                                                                                     Stephanie Kane

President Elect                                                                            Mary Campbell

Treasurer                                                                                        Jen Damon

Assistant Treasurer                                                                   Leslie Meyers

VP of Fundraising                                                                       Bridget Hyde

VP of In School Programs                                                       Meg Bayers, Susan D’Andrea, and Krista Vitanza

PTA Council Delegates                                                             Jaime Rodon and Cynthia Rodriguez

Board of Ed Delegates                                                              Dale Resnick and Stephanie Schecter

VP of Communications                                                             Fernanda Marchi

Secretary                                                                                          Amy Calandriello

VP of Family Events                                                                    Maria Feay

VP of After School Programs                                                  Melissa Langhan and Kathy Haze

Volunteer Coordinators                                                            Rena Paris and Rachel Aroeste

Budget Review Delegates                                                         Noreen McDonald and Lisa Vancho

 

Free Money for Jennings from Stop & Shop !

Register for Stop and Shop Card today: Earn Jennings FREE money by simply entering in your card number.

A+ School Rewards are here!  We have entered our school, so register your card today.  You must re-register every year, so even if you were a part of the program last year, please take the time to re-register you card:
Go to www.StopandShop.com/aplus
            Click on REGISTER YOUR CARD (under customers)
In spaces provided, enter the first three letters of your last name and Stop & Shop card number located on the back of your card.
In space provided, enter Jennings School ID number:  06649
Start Shopping!

Jennings Jargon

jaguarNew to Jennings?  Get to know the lingo…Backpack Mail – Mail delivered to and from school through your child’s homework folder.  Deliver notes to the teacher, turn in permission slips, send in PTA forms to the office…the students deliver it!

Change of Dismissal Forms – A form that instructs your teacher of any changes in dismissal.  This form is located in the Forms & Flyers tab under CURRENT Forms & Flyers and can be printed out at home.

Playground pick up – Students that are picked up at their classrooms exterior doors at the end of the day.  Classroom teachers monitor this dismissal.

Car pick up – Students that are picked up in front of the school using the car loop.  The line can get long – especially if there is rain!!  Don’t worry – the Jennings staff is there assisting students and parents.

Monday Memo – The weekly email blast that goes out to all parents.  This keeps everyone informed of upcoming events, school news, as well as some town wide information.

Tricky Tray – Actually, there is no tray and there is no trick!  This is one of our famous fundraisers – this Fall being held at the Spooktacular. Each classrooms gets a theme and students are invited to bring items matching that theme ($7.50 price limit).  Room moms then assemble the items in a fun way – in a basket, etc.   Each classrooms package is then put on display in the cafeteria.  Students are invited to purchase raffle tickets where they can put as many tickets as they want into the selections they would like to win.  At the end of the program (usually a few days), winners are selected at random for each classroom package.

Meal Pay – Remember hot lunch tickets or bringing milk money?  No more – our cafeteria is all computerized.  Accounts are set up and funded by parents.  Each student has a picture in the cafeteria computer and when they purchase their hot lunch, the money is deducted from their account.

Proud Board – This bulletin board is located near the entrance of Jennings on the way to the Library.  This is a place for teachers to recognize outstanding school work by students.  New materials are put up every week.

Character Assembly – Kids love this opportunity to get together with Mr. Voulo in the gym for an opportunity to recognize Jennings students who have displayed all the ingredients of CARES.

CARES –

C – Cooperation

A – Assertion

R – Responsible

E – Empathy

S – Self Control

Bucket Filling – This concept was adapted from the book “Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” by Carol McCloud and David Messing.  This concept is integrated into all facets of the Jennings community and is designed to foster kindness amongst our students.

High Five – A small hand shaped plastic ruler that is so much more than that!   High Fives are given out by Mr Vuolo to students for doing various positive acts at Jennings School.  Whether it is helping a friend, growing as a reader or proving yourself to be a marvelous mathematician, receiving a high five is a special way we celebrate student success.

Digital Message Board – The screen in the front foyer where daily messages keep the community up to date.  It is also a place where student projects in technology can be celebrated and shared with the entire Jennings community.