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John Jay Middle School
 

September 17, 2017

JJMS Bi-Weekly Newsletter

Sept. 18, 2017 - Sept. 29, 2017

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017- JJMS Fall Book Fair 7:30 AM - 2 PM JJMS Library

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017- JJMS Fall Book Fair 7:30 AM - 2 PM JJMS Library

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017- JJMS Fall Book Fair 7:30 AM - 2 PM JJMS Library

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017- 6th Grade Open House 7 PM - 8:30 PM JJMS Theater

PTO Non-Event Fundraiser 6 PM - 9 PM JJMS Entrance

Spirit Wear Sales 6 PM - 9 PM JJMS Entrance

JJMS Fall Book Fair 6 PM - 9 PM JJMS Library

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017- JJMS Fall Book Fair 7:30 AM - 2 PM JJMS Library

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017- 7th/8th Grade Open House 7 PM - 8:30 PM JJMS Theater

PTO Non-Event Fundraiser 6 PM - 9 PM JJMS Entrance

Spirit Wear Sales 6 PM - 9 PM JJMS Entrance

JJMS Fall Book Fair 6 PM - 9 PM JJMS Library

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017- JJMS Fall Book Fair 7:30 AM - 2 PM JJMS Library

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017- Rosh Hashanah, School Closed

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017- Rosh Hashanah, School Closed

Wednesday, October 4th- 6th Grade Conversations 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM JJMS

Theater

Wednesday, October 18, 2017- JJMS School Photo Day JJMS Theater

Wednesday, October 25, 2017- KL Prevention Coalition Presentation, this

presentation will be a follow-up to the panel

discussion that was hosted in the Spring.

7 PM JJHS

PARENTS

Parent Volunteers Needed for upcoming Book Fair and Open House Nights. It’s easy, give as little or as much time as you can. Please click on links below to sign-up. We greatly appreciate your volunteerism. Thank you!

Book Fair Signup:

http://signup.com/go/Uzcmyaw

Open House Signup:

http://signup.com/go/xNpKmhT

A new easy application for volunteers to fill-out from District Office:

http://www.klschools.org/volunteer

JJMS PTO Volunteer Opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to still feel connected to your child’s school even as they become more independent learners. And all these wonderful programs can only happen with your involvement! No matter how much or how little time you have to give, all your efforts are greatly appreciated. Please go to Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KYTBSRM and let us know what event or activity you would like to volunteer for. Thank you! Feel free to contact Julie Walsh atjulie@designdetails.net or Kristin Condon at klparker@optonline.net with any questions you may have.

SHOPPING

SUPPORT THE SCHOOL WHILE YOU SHOP!

Amazon / JJMS PTO Partnership - If you shop on Amazon by clicking this link, the JJMS PTO Amazon will earn a percentage of your order total! This is a great, easy way to support student activities. In order for JJMS PTO to receive credit for your amazon purchases you must shop after clicking the Amazon logo on JJMSPTO.com or use Amazon Smile!

DeCicco’s/JJMS- Our school earns $$ when you shop at DeCicco’s. When checking out of either Katonah or Cross River stores, please tell the cashier to “Give my points to JJMS!” We earn a percentage of your purchase. Thank you for your support!

ShopRite/JJMS- Parents: Please click below, create a logon and input your ShopRite card number to earn $$$ for JJMS!

ShopRite For My School

ShopRite For My School makes it easy to give back to your favorite school! Just Register, Shop & Earn!

John Jay Spirit Wear- Support JJMS by purchasing Spirit Wear, new items for sale. Go to www.jjmspto.com for an order form to purchase anytime.

GRATITUDE

Thank you to the following volunteers for making the 6th Grade Meet & Greet a fun event for all our 6th graders and their families!

Jan Epstein Elizabeth Epstein Robin DiNapoli Nicholas DiNapoli Jenn Summer Michele Gioffre Rachel Clott Zara Clott Hilda Gressler Kristin Condon Meghan Condon Caitlin Walsh Julie Ming Walsh

COMMUNITY

This year the JJMS PTO is proud to continue the Parent Faculty Discussion series. With a new theme “Mindful in the Middle”. Parents and Faculty members will have an opportunity to come together ago discuss topics such as “mindful” technology, discipline and homework practices, fostering self-regulation in our children and creating a “mindful” school community. Stay tuned for more information and upcoming dates!

Over the Summer the PTO gifted 3 benches and and a raised planting bed in former PTO Co-President Barbara Reilly’s name for the JJMS Garden!

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The JJMS PTO sorted and bagged 5 years worth of Lost & Found Items- 8 bags of clothes and shoes! The donation was made to a worthy community cause, Big Brother Big Sister.

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Help Support the PTO!

Through the kind donation of Parents the JJMS PTO has been able to help support student activities such as team building, 8th grade breakfast and cruise, after school clubs, Science Fair, Geography Bee and much more. Several easy no cost ways to continue your support are

DeCicco’s
- At checkout simply say "this purchase is for JJMS PTO" and the PTO will receive cash back. No cost to you! Each month the PTO receives a check from Decicco's for about $100.  Thank you Decicco's.

AMAZON.com -  Just click the Amazon box below before shopping and JJMS PTO will get a percentage of your purchase!

 

 





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