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
Mrs. Karen Stafford has accepted the position of School Nurse for JDBS!
Public Hearing for the 2016-2017 school budget will take place on Feb. 10 at 6:30pm in the gymnasium.
Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Testing
At JDBS students in grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 will participate in the SBAC. The test will include math and English(ELA). The test is done electronically. The testing dates for the students is listed below.
Grade 3: March 15, 16 & 17 - ELA
March 18, 21 & 22 - Math
Grades 4 & 5: March 23, 24 & 25 - ELA
March 28, 29 & 30 - Math
Grade 6: March 31, April 1 & 4 - ELA
April 5, 6 & 7 - Math
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.
The 5-week Ragged Mountain Ski/Snow Board Program begins Jan. 7, 2016
Week 4 - Feb. 4
Week 5 - Feb. 11
Feb. 10 - Early release day, dismissal at 12:30
Feb. 16 - Jump Rope for Heart event - 1:30pm parents/guardians are welcome to attend
Feb. 22-26 - February Vacation Week
Feb. 29 - School resumes
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.