SAVE THE DATE FOR FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

Who: Jennings Families
What: A Night of Bingo for the Family—LOTS OF PRIZES!
When: Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:30-7:45pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
Where: Jennings Gym

Click Here for more information

IT’S TRICKY TRAY TIME!

Make sure you get your items in to your room parents as soon as possible.

Tricky Trays go on display at all lunch periods on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25th thru FRIDAY OCTOBER 28th and again at FrightFest.

If your child wishes to buy tickets, please send in an envelope marked Tricky Tray Tickets with name and class. Tickets will be distributed at lunch.

1 ticket $ .75
5 tix for $3.00

10 tix for $5.00

20 tix for $10.00

40 tix for $20.00

The committee needs volunteers to fill out orders on the three mornings of ticket sales. Any time is appreciated and siblings welcome! If interested please email marylasko@hotmail.comor renaparis@yahoo.com.

PINK PLEDGE DAY

Jennings will be participating in the NORMA PFREIM BREAST CARE CENTER PINK PLEDGE on FRIDAY OCTOBER 2OTH by wearing PINK and BRINGING A $1.00 DONATION!

FIRST GENERAL PTA MEETING

 

All are invited to come to our first general PTA meeting on October 5th at 6:45 in the library. Come see what fun events are planned for the year and hear all about what we do! Babysitting is provided free of charge by the PTA.

Fright Fest Cakes, Pumpkins and More!

Attention Creepy Cake Makers and “Boo”-tiful Bakers! 

“Fright Fest” is fast approaching and we’re in need of some “Bootiful” cakes! Homemade or store bought, any and all shapes and sizes are welcomed, but preferably adorned with Halloween-themed decorations. The cakewalk is a Jennings favorite because winners get to choose a hauntingly wonderful cake to enjoy at home! If you choose to make a cake, (your child will receive 2 tickets for games to play that night.) Please label your cake if it contains nuts/allergens.Cakes can be dropped off in the teachers’ lounge on 10/27 throughout the school day or by 5 PM. Email Stephanie Schechter (stephanie@schechters.com) if you are able to make/bring a cake or two!

Fright Fest Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Attention all Jennings School students: You are invited to create a pumpkin masterpiece to enter the Jennings Fright Fest Pumpkin Contest!!! Carve, paint or decorate a pumpkin to win in the following categories: Silliest, Spookiest, Most Original and Most School Spirit. Pumpkins are to be created at home and then brought to school to be displayed at the Jennings Fright Fest. To enter the contest, please e-mail your name and class to Amy Calandriello sunflowerteach@aol.com by Monday, October 23rd. GOOD LUCK!

Calling all Spooky Bakers! 

We need you for our Fright Fest Bake Sale!

Baked goods are needed for the Fright Fest Bake Sale on October 27th. Cupcakes, brownies, cookies, cake pops, rice crispy treats- or any other frightfully good treat- are all welcome and appreciated!
*Please be sure to have all baked goods NUT FREE!  Donations can be dropped off in the faculty lounge (labeled “Fright Fest Bake Sale”) either Thursday 10/26 after school, or on Friday, 10/27.  Questions? Contact Susan O’Brian susanob7@gmail.com



 

FRIGHT FEST


 

SAVE THE DATE- Friday October 27th from 6:30-8:30! ***SUPER DUPER WEENIE TRUCK will be there serving dinner starting at 6:00 before the event begins at 630! Come hungry!***

Fright Fest is creeping up on us! Join us for an eeeeekciting evening of games, crafts, the cake walk and a spooky haunted house. This is a very important PTA fundraiser so spread the word! More details to come!

For more information or to volunteer please contact Misa Davis davislcm23@gmail.com or Krista Vitanza kvitanza22@gmail.com

20 YEARS OF STORYTELLING!! – Storytelling Starts October 23rd

 

Calling all storytellers!! We need storytellers!

Now in its 20th year at Jennings school, the storytelling program will again be enthralling students with age-appropriate seasonal tales the week of October 23rd

Storytelling takes place twice a year at Jennings, with seasonal-themed stories traditionally told in the fall, and folk- or curriculum-related tales told in the spring.

Storytellers are placed on one of three grade-level storytelling teams (K-1, 2-3, or 4-5 team) that share stories with all classes of those grade levels.
Unlike “parent readers”, Jennings Storytellers do not read from books. Rather, they select, memorize, rehearse and then re-tell tales in the ancient “oral tradition” of storytelling. This lost art is provided to our students as an enhancement to the language arts curriculum and, while thoroughly entertaining, provides numerous academic benefits as well.

We need more storytellers to join our current crew! Please don’t let this tradition disappear from Jennings. It is truly a student favorite with the storytellers quickly becoming legends in the halls of Jennings!

If you would like to be a Jennings Storyteller or if you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Storyteller chair, Kristin Sikes at 203-273-7668 or ksikes@taliks.com

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR


 

Who doesn’t LOVE to read!!! This is one of our most popular fundraisers! Start your holiday shopping early- books make great gifts!

This year’s Book Fair is taking place from October 9th to October 12th from 9am to 3:30pm.

Please stop by and browse the great selection of books. Come and check the teacher’s wish lists & library wish list.

We will be open during Reading Fun Night as well!

We also need volunteers during the Book Fair, please email Maria Feay at mariafeay@gmail.com.

 

SCHOLASTIC CLASS SCHEDULE

READING FUN NIGHT

 

K-2 Families, please join us for Reading Fun Night on October 12th. Children can come dressed in their pajamas and bring a favorite blanket and stuffed animal. We’ll have some special guests at school to read stories and entertain the kids for a fun evening together.

CO- CHAIRS NEEDED!  

Join us in helping to make Jennings even more special for your kids! Throughout the year, the PTA will be hosting many fun family events/fundraisers that will enhance your child’s experience here at Jennings! We would love to involve as many parents as possible in this fun! These are the events that still need a co-chair/coordinator. Being a co-chair means you would be working with other volunteers and PTA members in helping us make these fun events happen. You will not be doing it alone! We are all part of a team whose end goal is to provide the very best experience for our children and their families during their time here at Jennings! Please contact Rena Paris at renaparis@yahoo.com with any questions.

Art in the Classroom– one of our most popular in school activities, this is a great way to help ensure your child experiences the wonderful resources the PTA has put together. You can coordinate this event and also participate and be in the classroom with your child!
Bowling with your Boys– fun for the boys and parents! Easy to coordinate.
Staff Appreciation– we love our Jennings staff and this is our way of showing them!

Jennings Times – Register NOW

The Jennings Times newspaper is a wonderful way for our students to grow their research and writing skills as they publish our very own school newspaper.  Parent Volunteers and teachers assist students in preparing for 3 issues per year – including topic selection, research, article writing, photography, and printing.   This activity meets one day every other  week before school and is open to students in grades 3-5.  Newspapers are published in December, March and May.

Jennings Times Schedule

Click Here to Register!

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

 

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 2016-2017 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!

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.