In-School Enrichment

Art in the Classroom

This program introduces our children to the world’s great artists!   This in school program is led by Parent Volunteers that make presentations in the classrooms a few times per year. Event Chairperson: LeeAnn Weaver                    leeann0450@gmail.com

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Assemblies and Events

Every year, the PTA brings into Jennings special guests, programs, and shows to enrich the learning experience of our students in a fun and exciting way. Susan D”Andrea                 ssdandrea79@gmail.com Rachel Aroeste                    raroeste@optonline.net Meg Bayers         …

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Assignment Books

The PTA provides all students in grades 3, 4 and 5 assignment books to assist teachers in guiding students  on how to be organized in and out of the classroom.   This helpful tool is also used by teachers and parents as a way to communicate expected homework assignments. Event Chairperson:

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CANE

An important part of the science curriculum, this town-wide program is a vital part of your child’s education.   Parent Volunteers lead in-class presentations and field trips for hands-on learning experiences for our students.   Parent Volunteers participate in  a training session (one hour), held at the Connecticut Audubon Society, is required for each trip/presentation. …

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Diversity Day

This one day event involves assisting our school psychologist and social worker in bringing awareness to our students so that they learn compassion for those with special needs.  Diversity Day is an annual event conducted for our third graders.  Event Chairperson: Mary Campbell     marylasko@hotmail.com

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Garden

The Jennings Garden is a hands-on learning experience for all grades at Jennings. Each grade is responsible for the planting and upkeep of their section of the garden assisted by Parent Volunteers.  This program is designed to enrich the science curriculum. Event Chairperson: Bridget Hyde        bridge@optonline.net   

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Publishing First and Second Grade

First and Second Grade classes take written stories and turn them into typed, illustrated and hardbound published works.  First graders will publish a book for the Spring-time “Author’s Tea”; the second grade publishes their annual marine life research project into a book.  Publishing is done in the Spring.  Event Chairperson: Melody Jagoe            mej53@optonline.net

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Reading Incentive

  We’re looking to hit another home run with this year’s reading incentive program!  During the month of March,  the 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.       All Jennings students from kindergarten …

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Reflections

The Reflections program is a nation-wide, PTA-sponsored contest open to all students. Students may enter their work in the areas of photography, musical composition, visual arts and literature. This program encourages and gives children an outlet for creative expression. All participants receive an award of acknowledgement. The winning pieces go on to compete at the …

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Science Expo

Held in November Students in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 are invited to become “scientists” and display their work in the Jennings School Gym. The material link below will outline the initial information requirements for participation. Highlighted below are a few general rules/tips to keep in mind for the Expo. Students should have FUN deciding …

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Storytelling

Storytelling is held in the Fall. Check back in for the 2016-2017 school year.  Below is info on the program. Now in its 18th year at Jennings school, th storytelling program was held in the October of 2015. Storytelling takes place twice a year at Jennings, with seasonal-themed stories traditionally told in the fall, and …

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