JENNIE D. BLAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
32 Crescent Street
HILL, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03243
Phone: 603-934-2245 FAX: 603-934-3079
"RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY AND SAFETY"
JDBS OFFICE HOURS:
7:15 AM-3:15 PM
The kindergarten screening will take place May 10 at 8:30am at JDBS. Please call the school for more information.
For Grade 5 Parents/Guardians
The Sargent Camp parent information night
is scheduled for May 31 at 6:00pm.
April 12 - Public Hearing at Franklin Middle School at 7:00pm - The topic is the potential withdrawal of Franklin from SAU 18
April 18-22 - JDBS Book Fair - this is a BOGO free event
April 20 - Book Fair Ice Cream Social 6:00pm-7:00pm
April 20 - Title I Meeting for Title I families 5:30pm
April 25-29 - April Vacation Week
April 18 - PJ Day
April 19 - 70's/80's Day
April 20 - Book/Movie Character Day (no violent characters please)
April 21 - Fake Moustache/Beard and/or Hat Day
April 22 - Sports Day
Change in Morning Drop Off Procedure
Effective March 22, 2016 please utilize one of the options below.
Option 1: Parents/guardians may drop off students in the loop between the church and the school.
Option 2: Parents/guardians may enter and exit the parking lot by using the access road behind the church.
The goal of this change is to prevent vehicle traffic from being in that area of the loop/parking lot between the church and the main entrance of the school. Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Grade 6 Transition Plan to Newfound Memorial Middle School
May 3 - NMMS Administration and Guidance Counselor visits JDBS to meet with the sixth grade.
May 4 - Hill parent/guardian information night at NMMS at 6:30pm
May 20 - NMMS Student Council Dance - grade 6 students from Hill are invited to attend - 6:30pm
June - A step-up day will be scheduled
June - NMMS summer Mid-Step Program will take place. Exact date will be announced soon but is predicted to take place June 27, 28 or 29.
Hill Historical Society and JDBS Work on "OUR"Story
"OUR"Story is the opportunity for JDBS students to learn about the history of Hill. More importantly, since it is "OUR"Story it is an opportunity for JDBS students to add their story to the history of Hill. The Hill Historical Society hosted an assembly on October 8 where they presented the students with their own "OUR"Story history books. Please take a moment to look at the book with your student(s). Lastly, a sincere thank you to the Hill Historical Society for all of their hard work on this project. The volunteers of the Hill Historical Society have spent many hours working to create a book for each student and a teacher's edition for each teacher here at JDBS. Their efforts are very much appreciated!
Bus Route Information
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PM Bus Route Revised Effective November 30
Two Hour Delay Schedule
9:00am - School Bus Arrives
9:30am - Classes Start
2:30 - Dismissal
On behalf of the entire JDBS Community...a Thank You
It is important for everyone to know all of the things that the PTO has done for the students of JDBS over the 2015-2016 school year. A special thanks to the members of the PTO Scott and Tara Valliere, Joe and Niki Mahoney, Paula McDonough and Kim Dickison. The hard work, time and efforts of all of these folks is appreciated beyond measure. Their efforts have enabled many wonderful things to happen at JDBS. Students were able to learn to ski or snow board through scholarships provided by the PTO. Costs of field trips were reduced as PTO helped to cover transportation expenses. Most importantly, the events sponsored by the PTO, the Family Movie Night, the Family Dance Night and the Pancake Breakfast with Easter Egg Hunt help to create an environment where students feel connected to their school. It is this connection that in part enables the students of JDBS to be successful. When students feel connected to their school they experience greater academic success and are more willing to give their very best to learn on a daily basis. For that the faculty and staff is very grateful. Please see the list below to read about all of the initiatives that the PTO has worked on this year.
September - Kids Carnival
October - Family Halloween Dance
December - Pancakes with Santa
February - Dance Your Heart Out Family Event
The PTO also established a JDBS PTO Facebook page, a JDBS PTO email account, enacted new fundraisers such as the Planet Aid donation bin and the Yankee Candle fundraiser. Again, on behalf of the JDBS school community please know that we thank you for your hard work and dedication to all of the students of JDBS.
PTO is collecting UPC labels, cell phones and ink cartridges as a fundraiser. Please bring in empty ink cartridges and unused cell phones. There is a collection box for these items in the lobby of the school.