Chip’s Family Restaurant Fundraiser – NEW DATE March 28

Mark your calendar! Plan to dine at Chip’s Family Restaurant (525 Tunxis Hill Cutoff) on March 28, from 4pm-9pm! 20% of sales will be given back to Jennings to support the 5th Grade Moving Up Committee. We may look to reserve a large table so that families can gather at a specific time. E-mail if interested.


Jennings Garden Club

The Jennings Garden Club is looking for some items. If you have any 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
We also could use donations of the following seeds for planting:
Green beans
Nasturtium flowers
Carrots (any variety)
Lettuce (any variety)
Pole Beans

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


The 5th grade is excited to announce the 2nd Jennings’ Dodgeball Tournament to benefit their class! Get your team ready to play or show your support on April 2 at Warde High School from 1:30-4:30pm.  This tournament is for children in grades 3-5 as well as parents & faculty.


Jennings Dodgeball Tournament Flyer


JANO – Jennings Adult Night Out

JANO Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Jennings School!!!
Join us for the Best Night of the Year – Jennings Pub Night & Silent Auction at Brewport!

Brewport is a great new location for this Bi-Annual Event. Entry includes Brewport’s own Brick Oven Pizza, Salads, and Dessert. Lots of Pub Games will be on site, a Ping-Pong Tourney, and an Acoustic Set by our own House Band! We’ll even be auctioning a 12′ Shuffleboard Table along with so many other great items generously donated!

Two kinds of Tickets are available: Silver Ticket @ $35 per person includes, food, games, entertainment. Golden Ticket @ $50 per person includes the above PLUS one of Brewport’s Tasting Flights!!!

Tickets can be purchased at the door!


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!


Reading Incentive Program

Reading Incentive Program

This year not only will we be celebrating our annual Reading Incentive program but we will also be celebrating Jennings’ 50th Anniversary. So, starting on March 6th get ready to “Read through the Decades” and track and record your reading each week.

This month- long, incentive-based reading initiative encourages students to make reading a part of their everyday lives.  The goal of the incentive is to promote literacy and a lifelong love of reading. The program will start on Monday, March 6th and continue through Sunday April 2rd.  Click on the following forms to learn more about it:

Reading Incentive Flyer  

Reading incentive Weekly Report Sheet

Reading Incentive tracking Sheet 2017

Spirit Wear

We are excited to announce an upcoming Spring Gear Drive! We will be offering our new line of products that were available this fall.  Items will be available for purchase online.  A percentage of the sales will go directly to Jennings PTA.  More details in the coming weeks.

Please email Eileen Sequeira ( with any questions. Show your Jennings Spirit!!


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.