JANO – Jennings Adult Night Out

JANO Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Jennings School!!!
Join us for the Best Night of the Year – Jennings Pub Night & Silent Auction at Brewport!

Brewport is a great new location for this Bi-Annual Event. Entry includes Brewport’s own Brick Oven Pizza, Salads, and Dessert. Lots of Pub Games will be on site, a Ping-Pong Tourney, and an Acoustic Set by our own House Band! We’ll even be auctioning a 12′ Shuffleboard Table along with so many other great items generously donated!

Two kinds of Tickets are available: Silver Ticket @ $35 per person includes, food, games, entertainment. Golden Ticket @ $50 per person includes the above PLUS one of Brewport’s Tasting Flights!!!

Download and send in the attached Flyer or Pay Online – now!!! Please respond early as it really helps us plan for the Event – which is certain to be a fun time!! Come celebrate our school and our community!!!

 

AFTER THE BELL

AFTER THE BELL  

We are very excited to introduce the Spring session for After The Bell (and Before the Bell!) classes and workshops. With a variety of classes including NEW Shooting Stars Soccer for K-2, Lego Robotics & Sew Happy PLUS returning old favorites like Legos, Yoga with a fresh twist, Running Club and American Girl, AND MANY, MANY MORE, there is A LOT to choose from.

Registration WILL OPEN Monday, Feb. 27 and will run through Sunday, March 12. Class space is limited so be sure to register early to reserve your spot! Classes and workshops will start the week of March 27. The registration link below will not be active until Sunday, Feb. 27. 

*Payment is available through Paypal/ Credit Card. Please utilize this payment system, if possible, to limit the amount of manual processing required with checks.

CLICK HERE for the After The Bell Brochure

CLICK HERE for the Class Descriptions

CLICK HERE for Parent Guidelines. All participants must read and acknowledge parental guidelines in order to participate in After the Bell programming.

CLICK HERE for After the Bell Registration

If you have any questions, please contact Marcie Grenier at marcie.grenier@gmail.com or Melissa Langhan at mllanghan@gmail.com

JANO PROGRAM SHOUT OUTS AND ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

Reserve your space in the JANO 2017 program book now!!!! Space is limited.

Calling all Jennings families, send in your SHOUT OUT ads now!

Have a cute photo of your child? Want to include a favorite group picture of your child and their friends? How about a shout out to a favorite teacher? Want to include a special good luck wish to a 5th grader – – here is your chance!

Special bonus, the photos will be displayed on the front lobby tv screen after JANO for all to enjoy.

half page bw: $40 / half page color: $55

full page bw: $100 / full page color: $125

Have a business you want to promote? Why not advertise in the Jennings Community … send in your ad info now!

business card: $25

half page bw: $40 / half page color: $55

full page bw: $100 / full page color: $125

Deadline is Friday, March 10th.

Please email Christine Brewster cbrewstr@optonline.net with your shout out or ad for the program. Kindly make checks payable to Jennings PTA.

Via backpack mail:

Gavin Brewster – 3R

Mark envelope: JANO Advertising/Shout Outs

 

Sweetheart Dance

Girls save the date for The Sweetheart Dance!  Friday April 21 7-8:30.  A night to dress up or dress down and dance with your dad, grandfather, uncle or whomever you choose.  Flyer for sign up will be out soon.  This year we will have a song suggestion on the flyer for our DJ to play, so pick a favorite dance tune!

 

MARCH MADNESS- Sunday, March 5th

Come watch the Parents take on the Jennings Staff at Woods Middle School in what is sure to be a friendly game of basketball!! Interested in playing on the Parent Team? Click here for the form. Two basketballs signed by the staff along with Jennings spirit wear will be raffled off. There will also be a FREE raffle for 5th graders to enter for the chance to play during the second half of the game! Plus, a brand NEW hot shot shooting competition for 4th and 5th graders (begins at 2:30pm). There will be pizza, water and lots of excitement! It is always a fun afternoon and a great way to support Jennings! For additional information contact Rachael Chappa rachaelbohrer@gmail.com.

 

Reading Incentive Program

This year not only will we be celebrating our annual Reading Incentive program but we will also be celebrating Jennings’ 50th Anniversary. So, starting on March 6th get ready to “Read through the Decades” and track and record your reading each week.

This month- long, incentive-based reading initiative encourages students to make reading a part of their everyday lives.  The goal of the incentive is to promote literacy and a lifelong love of reading. The program will start on Monday, March 6th and continue through Sunday April 2rd.  Click on the following forms to learn more about it:

Reading Incentive Flyer

Reading incentive Weekly Report Sheet

Reading Incentive tracking Sheet 2017

JENNINGS WINTER FAMILY OUTING!- February 26

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled afternoon of ice skating where the entire rink at Milford Ice Skating Pavilion will be reserved for Jennings School on Sunday, February 26 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

The cost is $10 per skater and will include skate rental and training push bars, plus one cookie and hot chocolate! Click HERE to register and for more information. Please contact Susan Haufe (sbhaufe@hotmail.com) with any questions.

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Who’s Ready For Spring? Flowers Blooming… Birds Chirping… BASEBALL!

Come out to the ballgame and cheer for the Yankees with their biggest fan and our favorite Principal, Mr. Vuolo.  Time is running out to secure your special discounted ticket price for the Yankees/ Astros game on May 12th. Ticket sales end on March 10th, so don’t delay.

Yankees Game Ticket Flyer

 

Spirit Wear

We are excited to announce an upcoming Spring Gear Drive! We will be offering our new line of products that were available this fall.  Items will be available for purchase online or in paper form.  A percentage of the sales will go directly to Jennings PTA.  More details in the coming weeks.

Please email Eileen Sequeira (eileen.sequeira@gmail.com) with any questions. Show your Jennings Spirit!!

 

Jennings Shutterfly Update

Attention Jennings! The Shutterfly Photo Album has been updated! Did you see any photos in last year’s yearbook that you loved? The galleries from 2015-2016 school year are up and ready for your viewing and ordering pleasure! Click on the link under “USEFUL PTA LINKS” and the password is “jaguars”. Enjoy the memories!

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!

Join the PTA

It’s never been easier to join the PTA!   pta-image

CLICK HERE to visit our website for information on membership.  You can renew or create a new membership online and pay by Paypal or credit card or print out a paper membership form and pay by cash or check.  Remember, you have to renew your membership with each new school year.  Our goal is 100% participation so please join now!!

Joining the PTA does not automatically volunteer you for something.  By joining you are simply supporting our PTA, our teachers and staff, and all of our students!

Returning Jennings Families:  You will be receiving an email on or around the first day of school that provides instructions on how to update your information.  The deadline to update information is 9/10.

New Jennings Families: If you do not receive an email on or around the first day of school to confirm your information, there will be a link on our website to add your family information to be included in the Jennings Directory.  The deadline to update information is 9/10.

 

 

 

 

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.