Buy One, Get One FREE* Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school with a Buy One, Get One FREE* Book Fair!

This special event offers a great opportunity for you to add twice as many books to your child’s home and classroom library. Great for summer reading! Great end of the year gift to your teacher! For every item you buy, you get another item for FREE! It’s that simple!

Book Fair will be held ONLY TWO DAYS – May 24 and May 25 during school hours and you don’t want to miss it!
Each classroom will come only once. We also will be open on the night of Spring Concert – May 24 from 5 to 8 pm

If you want to volunteer, please email Nicola Minogue
Hope to see you.




Would you like to have lunch with Dan Gutman?

10 students will be chosen to join Dan for lunch!


Write an essay to explain why you’d like to have lunch with him (or with an author, in general.) What questions would you like to hear him answer? Explain why these questions interest you. Please do not use your name in your essay. Hand in your essay to Mrs. Psenicnik or your classroom teacher by Monday, May 22nd. Winners will be notified by Friday, May 26th.

Spirit Wear Store

Get your spirit wear!  Our Spring Gear Drive has begun. Click here to order! All items will be delivered to the school in May and delivered via backpacks.   Show your school spirit! Deadline is May 5th!

Please contact Eileen Sequeira with any questions.

Dan Gutman Author Visit

Jennings is very excited to welcome New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman to visit our school on Wednesday, May 31st! For more info on his books, you can visit him online at You may order some of Dan’s books in advance of his visit at a discounted rate with the order form . Please send order forms with cash or checks payable to Jennings PTA to the front office in an envelope marked “Book Orders”  by Wednesday, May 10th. If you have any questions, you can send an email to

2017-2018 Jennings PTA Executive Board

The Jennings PTA is looking for volun2017-2018 Jennings PTA Executive Boardteers to join the Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year.

The following positions are open:

President Elect

Head Treasurer

VP of Fundraising

VP In School Programs

Bd of Ed Delegate

VP Communications


VP of Family Events

VP of After School Programs

Volunteer Coordinator

Budget Review Delegates

If you are interested in learning more about any of these positions, please contact Stephanie Kane at

Kindergarten Connections

It seems impossible to believe but it’s time to start thinking about next year at Jennings! I am starting to assemble the Kindergarten Connection for all the new incoming Jennings families. The program works by pairing a veteran Jennings’ family volunteer with a new incoming family. We all know it can be a bit daunting sending your first little one to elementary and it’d be so nice to start the year with a friend you can call for questions and advice. If you are interested in being involved with this welcoming program or would like more information, please email me at Thank you!

Jennings Garden Club

We have started gardening earlier this year than we usually do, we need to set up a gardening watering schedule for now until the end of the school year.

The water schedule will start on the week of Sunday, April 30th and run until July 1st. (Sunday-Saturday). Since we have garden activities going on this spring the main focus for this spring schedule is primarily to water. Of course all the rain has been helping but at least two days a week will be needed depending on the weather.

Please contact Alexis Dougherty to sign up for a week of watering. Once the schedule is a master calendar will be emailed and added to our garden google calendar. Thank you to everyone that has helped in the garden, the beautiful garden at Jennings would not be possible without the help of everyone!!

The weeks are as follows:
1. Sunday April 30th – Saturday May 6th.
2. DONE Sunday May 7th – Saturday May 13th.
3. Sunday May 14th – Saturday May 20th.
4. Sunday May 21st – Saturday May 27th.
5. DONE Sunday May 28th – Saturday June 3rd.
6. Sunday June 4th – Saturday June 10th.
7. DONE Sunday June 11th – Saturday June 17th.
8. Sunday June 18th – Saturday June 24th.
9. Sunday June 25th – Saturday July 1st.

In addition, the Jennings Garden Club is still looking for some items. If you have any (new or used) of the following items and would like to donate them to the Jennings Garden to be used for the new curriculum please contact Bridget Hyde

Book “Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle (board books are okay too)
Book “Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z” by Lois Elhart
Book “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Elhart
Small watering cans or spray bottles
Wood garden stakes
Small terra cotta garden pots

All donations help keep our Jennings Garden looking beautiful and are greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

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
            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.


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.