JENNINGS YEARBOOK SALE 

THE WINNING CLASS FOR MOST YEARBOOKS SOLD, EARNING ONE NIGHT OF NO HOMEWORK, IS 4M!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! 

GREAT JOB TO ALL THE CLASSES ON MAKING SPIRIT WEEK SUCH A FUN SUCCESS!!

THERE’S STILL TIME…GET YOUR YEARBOOK…GET YOUR YEARBOOK!!!

Jennings Yearbook which covers all of the wonderful memories of the 2017-2018 school year will go on sale MONDAY FEBRUARY 5th!

Don’t miss the opportunity to get one (or two) so you can look back at all of the fun this amazing school has each and every year!

Yearbooks are $20.00 ONLY UNTIL THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15TH!
February 19th until March 2nd, they will be $25.00 and then the SALE WILL BE OVER!

CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM

Questions: Stephanie Horwitz slahorwitz@yahoo.com

5TH GRADE MUC TEACHER AND STAFF AUCTION

Back by popular demand!!

Jennings Teacher & Staff Sealed Bid Auction!!

Would your child like to have a special breakfast with his/her teacher? Or be the Principal for the Day? How about a pool party with friends at Mr. Vuolo’s?

All items up for bid are attached. Make your bid, place in a sealed envelope and send to the Liz Blanco via backpack mail through Andrew Blanco (5F) marked “TEACHER AUCTION”.

All Bid Sheets will remain sealed until the deadline of Thursday, February 15th. THIS DEADLINE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED. All instructions can be found on the bid sheet. Winners will be announced the week of February 26th.

Don’t wait! This is always a fun event for the students!!! Get your bids in for the 5th grade sponsored Teacher & Staff Sealed Bid Auction!

CLICK HERE FOR BID SHEET

INVENTION CONVENTION- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018

ATTENTION 3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH GRADERS!

Do you have an idea that can make the world better, safer or more fun? The Invention Convention just for you! Develop your best idea and dazzle your friends, family, and teachers with your creative problem solving

The Invention Convention will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. If you have questions or want more information see Mr. Therriault.

For more information and registration form click below.

CLICK HERE FOR FORM

SAVE THE DATE: JENNINGS WINTER FAMILY OUTING – FEBRUARY 25TH

Come join us for a fun-filled afternoon of ice skating on February 25th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Wonderland of Ice. Admission is $12 per person and includes skate rentals, cookies, and hot chocolate. Please return your form with payment by Wednesday, February 21st to the main office in an envelope marked “Family Skate”. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Haufe at sbhaufe@hotmail.com.

CLICK HERE FOR FORM

MARCH MADNESS- SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2018 3:15-5:30 PM

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? The final DEADLINE for interested parent players to submit the FORM, and those interested in the 4th and 5th-grade hotshot shooting competition (begins at 2:30 pm) is FEBRUARY 15. Space is limited.

Click HERE for the form -TO BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND TO SIGN UP TO PLAY

Two basketballs signed by the staff along with Jennings spirit wear will be raffled off. Plus, a hotshot shooting competition for 4th and 5th graders (begins at 2:30 pm). 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

SAVE THE DATE (NEW DATE): SWEETHEART DANCE- FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2018

Save the date for the Sweetheart dance! Please see flyer for information!

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

 

SWEETHEART DANCE CORSAGE SALE- 5TH GRADE MUC FUNDRAISER- ORDER BY MARCH 2, 2018

Sweetheart Dance Corsage Sale–buy your corsages now and pick them up at the dance when you arrive! It could not be easier! See flyer for details and order form.

Corsage Sale Fundraiser benefits the 5th Grade Moving Up Committee. Thanks for supporting the 5th grade!

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER/ORDER FORM

SAVE THE DATE- JENNINGS SPRING FLING- SATURDAY,  MARCH 24, 2018

Please join us as we swing into spring with a fun night of food, drinks, and dancing!
Music provided by the Jennings House Band PSYATICA

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

5TH GRADE MUC TEACHER AND STAFF AUCTION

Back by popular demand!!

Jennings Teacher & Staff Sealed Bid Auction!!

Would your child like to have a special breakfast with his/her teacher? Or be the Principal for the Day? How about a pool party with friends at Mr. Vuolo’s?

All items up for bid are attached. Make your bid, place in a sealed envelope and send to the Liz Blanco via backpack mail through Andrew Blanco (5F) marked “TEACHER AUCTION”.

All Bid Sheets will remain sealed until the deadline of Thursday, February 15th. THIS DEADLINE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED. All instructions can be found on the bid sheet. Winners will be announced the week of February 26th.

Don’t wait! This is always a fun event for the students!!! Get your bids in for the 5th grade sponsored Teacher & Staff Sealed Bid Auction!

Staff Appreciation

Calling all Party Planners, we’re looking for your help to create a fun and fabulous week in the spring to say thank you to all of the Jennings staff who do so much for our kids all year round. This is a great event to organize with a friend…and you’re guaranteed to get lots of smiles and appreciation in return!

Please contact RenaParis at renaparis@yahoo.com if you would like more information, or are able to help out with either event.

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

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

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

Join the PTA!

It’s never been easier to join the PTA!

Jennings PTA Membership Form is available online HERE  for your use with electronic payment options.  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!

PTA Jennings School Directory  We are currently working on the 2017-2018 Jennings Directory.  It contains the Fairfield Public School and PTA calendar, pertinent school information, class lists and contact information for each family.  The PTA provides one copy to each registered PTA family.  Everyone will have access to the online directory at My School Anywhere. The last day to update and sign up for the PTA in order to receive a free directory will be September 15th.

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.