JENNIE D. BLAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
32 Crescent Street
HILL, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03243
Phone: 603-934-2245 FAX: 603-934-3079
"RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY AND SAFETY"
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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 2014-2015 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.
August - The "Back to School" hot dog barbecue.
November - The Family Movie Night.
December - Mill Fudge Fundraiser, bake sale and silent auction at the Holiday Concert. Also the PTO provided funds for transportation costs for a field trip for students in grades K-3.
January - Provided a scholarship to 6 students (1 per grade) for the Ragged Mountain Ski Program, hosted the Read Under the Stars event.
February - Dance Your Heart Away family night.
March - Pancake breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt.
May - Muffins with Mom, the 5K run/walk, Teacher Appreciation Week celebration and landscaping around the school sign. Also the PTO provided funds for transportation costs for a field trip for students in grades 4-6.
June - Dessert with Dad.
This year 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.
Grade 6 Transition Schedule and Activities
June 5 - Step-up day for current JDBS sixth graders to visit NMMS. Students will depart JDBS at 8:10AM for an 8:30AM arrival at NMMS. Students will return to JDBS around 10:00AM.
Grade 4 Science NECAP Testing
Students in grade 4 will take the Science NECAP test between May 11 and May 22. More information will be sent home after April vacation.
Parents/Guardians of Current Fifth Graders
Sargent Camp parent information night May 6 at 6:00PM
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS COMING/ CLICK HERE FOR INFO:
JDBS PTO Meeting May 26 at 5:30PM in the cafeteria.
All are welcome to attend. Babysitting will be provided.
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
The Ronald McDonald mobile dental van will be returning to JDBS on May 11. If you would like to schedule an appointment for your student please contact Mrs. Lacey at 934-2245 or email@example.com.
PTO Yankee Candle Fundraiser
If you would like to place an order please click the link below. You will need the JDBS Group Number when placing your order - that number is 99863731.
The PTO will receive 40% of the profits on all orders. The link will be open through July 1.
CLICK HERE TO ORDER
Kindergarten Screening Sessions
Do you have a child turning 5 on or before September 30, 2015? If so please call the school so that you can be added to the contact list for receiving information regarding registration and enrollment. May 12 from 8:30AM-11:30AM is the date for kindergarten screenings. Please contact the school to set up an appointment for screening.
JDB PTO 5K ROAD RACE/WALK -- May 16, 2015
Please click on the link below for a registration form and for more information.
Click here for more info/registration form
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.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR FROM APRIL 20TH - 24TH
BUY ONE GET ONE EVENT
(CALL THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION)
On line from the 16th to the 29th