REFLECTIONS CONTEST

It’s time for the students to unleash their artistic talents and participate in this year’s PTA Reflections Program! This year’s theme is “Within Reach” To enter student must create original works of art in any of their favorite categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

Entry forms and rules are online and in the office. https://www.ctpta.org/reflections-program

Deadline is Monday, January 5, 2018. 

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner from each category.  The 1st place winning submissions are then sent to the CT PTA Reflections competition.  Jennings school has had several CT state winners who were then sent to the national PTA competition!

We look forward to seeing all the creativity!

Any questions, please contact, Briana Webber, thectwebbers@optonline.net or text 860.917.7424

KIDS NIGHT OUT- 5TH GRADE MUC FUNDRAISER

Kids Night Out hosted by the 5th grade
This Friday, Dec.15th from 6-8pm

Gingerbread themed games, crafts, and activities including decorating your very own gingerbread cookie! Pizza and water will also be served. E-mail any questions to Kimberly.Belizaire@yahoo.com.

JENNINGS VARIETY SHOW

Get your act together for the 2018 Jennings Variety Show!!
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS TUESDAY JAN 2nd!

Show Date: Saturday Feb 3rd: 1-4pm @ Woods Middle School Auditorium
(Snow date is Sunday Feb 4th)

SINGERS, MUSICIANS, DANCERS, ACTORS, COMEDIANS…
whatever your talent is, we’d love to see it!

Groups are limited to 10 kids per group.

There will be no duplicate songs again this year, please email me beginning December 17th 2017 to reserve your song. No song requests will be accepted before this date ABLamparski@gmail.com. This will be on a first come, first serve basis.

KINDERGARTNERS will open the show with a fun, easy, follow the leader number onstage! A fantastic first-time onstage experience!
Kindergarten parents – PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING!

5TH GRADE FINALE: 5th Graders!! This is your last year, don’t miss out on your moment in the spotlight! Whether you are a performer, stage crew or just want to be in the finale, WE WANT YOU! Please be sure to register during open registration Jan 2nd-Jan 12th.

Online registration closes on Jan 12th @ 8pm. No acts will be accepted after the 12th, no exceptions.

Parents: We are in DESPERATE NEED of volunteers this year. PLEASE consider volunteering your time! Email: ABLamparski@gmail.com

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Bowling With Your Boys: Help us organize a fun night out in January for the Jennings boys! We have lots of volunteers ready to help make the night a success, we’re just looking for someone to oversee things and keep it all running smoothly… your son will thank you for it!

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 Rena Paris 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!

Save the date!  Jennings is headed to Yankee Stadium! The game is on Friday, May 11th at 7pm against the Oakland A’s.  Show your appreciation and school spirit!  Discounted Jennings ticket sales will start soon!

Sweetheart Dance- Save the Date

SWEETHEART DANCE- SAVE THE DATE!!

Jennings annual sweetheart dance will be Friday April 20th from 7-8:30 pm!

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! Halloween costumes, Holiday shopping and EVERYTHING else you would buy online. 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.