AFTER THE BELL

Get ready for the Spring session for After The Bell (and Before the Bell!) classes and workshops. REGISTRATION will OPEN FEBRUARY 27and run until MARCH 12. With a variety of classes including NEW Shooting Stars Soccer for K-2, Lego Robotics & Sew Happy PLUS returning old favorites like Lego, Yoga with a fresh twist, Running Club and American Girl, AND MANY, MANY MORE, there will be LOTS to choose from. Classes and workshops will start the week of March 27.
CLICK HERE for the After The Bell Brochure
CLICK HERE for the Class Descriptions

Volunteers Needed: Publishing and Teacher Appreciation

Help is needed to support Melody Jagoe with the binding and publishing of student work. If you are interested please contact Rena Paris at renaparis@yahoo.com.

We are also looking for someone to co-chair Teacher Appreciation Week with Melody Jagoe. This is an important week in which we show our staff just how much we appreciate their hard work with our children. Melody has been chairing this event for several years and is looking for someone to support her this year. If you are interested, please contact Rena Paris at renaparis@yahoo.com

AFTER THE BELL

Get ready for the Spring session for After The Bell (and Before the Bell!) classes and workshops. 

REGISTRATION will OPEN FEBRUARY 27and run until MARCH 12. With a variety of classes including NEW Shooting Stars Soccer for K-2, Lego Robotics & Sew Happy PLUS returning old favorites like Lego, Yoga with a fresh twist, Running Club and American Girl, AND MANY, MANY MORE, there will be LOTS to choose from. Classes and workshops will start the week of March 27.

STEM at Jennings: Motion and Movement

Jennings Annual STEM Night will take place on Wednesday, February 22 at Jennings School from 6:20-8:00. Parents and students K-5 are invited to come and enjoy this interactive and fun night. Students and parents will explore coding, build roller coasters, fly paper rockets, and create with tessellations in this night that focuses on Motion and Movement. There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just show up the night of, and we will provide you with a map to follow for the evening’s events.

We are excited about a great night and hope many Jennings students can participate in this night devoted to math and science. Any questions please email Kathleen Ruppert (kruppert@fairfieldschools.org) or Phaedra Taft (psntaft@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.

 

Yearbook Sale

Yearbook Sale!

It’s time to purchase your 2016-2017 Jennings Yearbook! This year’s book is full color and will be packed with memories of another super school year! Don’t let the memories disappear! Purchase yours TODAY!
Each book is $20.00 and can be purchased through the PayPal link on the website CLICK HERE or by sending in the flyer below with payment to the school office.
The deadline is FEBRUARY 24th! Don’t miss out!

YEARBOOK SALE FLYER

 

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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Variety Show!!

The 2017 Variety Show was a hit!  We are still taking orders for T-shirts and DVDs.  If you’re interested, please send in form no later than February 17th.

 

Send order forms into the office via backpack mail!

DVD Form

Variety Show Shirt Form

Any questions… email Alyssa Lamparski ABLamparki@gmail.com

 

JANO- Save the Date!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Jennings!  Our JANO fundraiser happens every two years.  We need your help to make this successful on this very special milestone.  We are seeking donations for JANO – goods, services, you name it!

If you have a business and can donate something to our live or silent auction or have a friend or relative who is willing to do the same, please consider JANO!  Every donation counts and goes towards the PTA for programs, technology, etc.

Please contact Jess Hartung at jesshartung@hotmail.com or Jen Tierney at jent1005@gmail.com for donations or questions.

***JANO is March 25th at Brewport!  Beer, pizza, pub games and live music.  Please mark it on your calendar!***

Thanks in advance for making this a special night!

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!!!- DEADLINE FOR TICKETS IS MARCH 11th

Join the Jennings community at a special PTA fundraiser celebrating Mr. Vuolo’s decade of dedication to our school.  We will be cheering for Mr. Vuolo’s favorite team, the NY Yankees, as they play the Astros on Friday night, May 12th.  Jennings families have the opportunity to purchase special discounted tickets for this fun event.  Don’t miss out!

Buy them for your family; buy them for your friends!  The best seating will be given on a first ordered, first assigned basis.

To view the flyer, click here.

For the Order Form, click here.  Tickets are on sale now!

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.