New 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.