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    THE JAGUAR NEWS EXTENDED VERSION 
    Friday, January 19, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    Jan. 20 - Option School Choice Fair 10 AM - 2 PM Mercer Int’l Middle School
    Jan. 20 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. McClure at Nathan Hale 11-12 PM
    Jan. 20 - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. McClure at Nathan Hale 11-12 PM
    Jan. 20 - JV Boys Basketball vs. McClure at JAMS 11-12 PM
    Jan. 20 - JV Girls Basketball vs. McClure at JAMS 11-12 PM
    Jan. 25 - Outdoor Beautification Community Meeting 3 6:30-8 PM Cafeteria 
    Jan. 27 - JV Boys Basketball vs. Madison at JAMS 9:45-10:45 AM
    Jan. 27 - JV Girls Basketball vs. Madison at JAMS 9:45-10:45 AM
    Jan. 27 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Madison at Ingraham 12:30-1:30 PM
    Jan. 27 - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Madison at Ingraham 12:30-1:30 PM
    Jan. 30 - Final Day first semester
    Jan. 30 - JAMS Open House for Prospective Students and Families 6:30-8 PM
    Jan. 31 - Day Between Semesters - NO SCHOOL
    Feb. 7 - Screenagers, JAMS auditorium 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation

    SAVE THE DATES:
    Mar. 8 - Bingo Night
    May 3 - STEAM Fair
    May 19 - Environmental Stewardship Day

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    ATTENDANCE ZONE
    Keep your locker and binder organized - not having to dig through your things looking for papers that are due or a book you may need will help you get in and out of your locker quickly and to class on time.

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    VOLUNTEER ZONE

    ONE-TIME VOLUNTEER GIGS
    We're short on crossing guards - please help out as a one-time substitute. It's fun and easy! Email JAMStrafficsafety@gmail.com.

    NEW! 8TH GRADE PROMOTION / PARTY PLANNING

    JAMS PTSA is searching for a few 7th grade parents to assist Mr. Friedle with the 8th Grade Promotion/Party planning. In previous years, 7th grade families have "paid it forward" by providing assistance to school staff in sending the 8th graders off to high school.

    There is a very detailed list of what the job entails (picking up cakes, setting up reception, help with 8th grade party planning etc). Time commitment is minimal, but essential to success. Mr. Friedle is already in the planning stages and is looking for a few parent volunteers to help out.

    If interested please email Jennifer Nickel.  Thank You!

    JAMS SNOW BUS VOLUNTEERS
    Volunteers are needed before and after school in January and February for the JAMS Snow Bus. This includes Traffic Safety and Gear Check-In and Check-Out. Visit the link below to sign-up.
    Email Sara Burke with any questions.
    https://goo.gl/forms/S0rltQLZnAwLmYZV2

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    YOUR PARTICIPATION REQUESTED AT FINAL DESIGN REVEAL
    Come learn what JAMS has in store! The Final Design Reveal community meeting (#3) will be Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6:30-8:15 PM. This Outdoor Beautification project is funded by a Department of Neighborhoods matching fund grant.

    Your attendance at this meeting is vitally important as it counts as match towards fulfilling our grant requirements. 

    Please plan to take part with your JAMS student, family, and friends.  Spread the word! Questions? Email JAMSDREAMBIG@gmail.com.

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    SCREENAGERS SHOWING AT JAMS 2/7/18
    Jane Addams PTSA is thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.
    SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
    WHEN:
    February 7th, 2018 Time: 7 - 9 PM
    WHERE:
    Jane Addams Middle School Auditorium 11051 34th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
    *Suggested Donation of $5 a person or Food Drive donation to benefit the University District Food Bank

    Please plan to take part with your JAMS student, family and as many friends as you can
    encourage to attend.

    More details and RSVP here:
    https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-jane-addams-middle-school-ptsa-6442

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    *** NEW! TWINDERELLA PLAY - ALL-SCHOOL INVITE ***
    Friday, January 26 - 6:30 PM

    WHAT IF... the story you’d heard all your life was wrong? (Spoiler alert: it was!)

    FIND OUT...the *real* deal at a special free evening performance of “TWINDERELLA” ... ... as performed by our own JAMS DRAMA 2 thespians... the night of Friday, January 26th at 6:30pm in our JAMS auditorium.

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    ** NEW! JAMS EVENING OPEN HOUSE AND TOUR - FAMILIES AND STUDENTS **

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – 6:30-8:00 PM – We will gather in the JAMS Auditorium for a brief welcome and then families and students will have a chance to visit classrooms, meet teachers, look at curriculum, and learn more about our programs and classes. No RSVP needed.

    Tentative Schedule for the Evening:

    6:30-6:45 PM Welcome and Overview – Auditorium

    6:50-7:05 PM Session 1

    7:10-7:25 PM Session 2

    7:30-7:45 PM Session 3

    7:50-8:05 PM Session 4

    Sessions (Select four)

    • Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Math
    • Music
    • Counseling/Advisory/Administration
    • Science
    • Special Education
    • PTSA/Athletics/Library
    • World Language
    • Visual Arts
    • Computer Science
    • Physical Education

    More Information (Check these pages weekly for updates!)
    www.addamsms.seattleschools.org www.jamsptsa.org
    If you have any questions, please call the main office at 206-252-4500.

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    *** NEW! JAMS T-SHIRT SALES ***

    The JAMS ASB group has been working all year on getting T-shirt sales going. They had a school-wide design contest and students voted on the design to print on the shirts. The kids are finally ready to take orders. Shirts are $10 each; please pay with cash or check made out to JAMS.

    Shirt orders will continue next week -- students can get an order form from the attendance cubby during lunches or order online. Shirts will be ready for pickup at school at the beginning of 2nd semester during lunches.
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    ***SPECIAL FEATURE: SHOUT-OUT FROM JAMS FACEBOOK PAGE ***

    “I would like to shout out that the Boys Varsity Basketball team is off to a great start this season, thanks to the coaching of Mr. E., and the hard work the team has been putting into their games. They have really been playing well as a team, and have won both games they've played so far.

    The Girls Varsity Basketball games have been at the same time, in the same facility - so all these games have been really exciting to watch.

    All our student-athletes would love for you to come out and support them. Go Jags!!”

    This Saturday against Washington, Jan. 13, the JAMS Varsity Boys’ basketball team won and Varsity Girls battled in a close game. Congratulations as well to JV girls on your 23-19 victory. JV boys played a tough game and lost by only three points.

    Way to play, JAMS basketball students! If you are the parent of an athlete and would like to include sports results in future newsletters, we’d love to have them. Please submit by noon Wednesdays to newsletter@jamsptsa.org.

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    *** NEW! SPRING SPORTS ***
    Spring sports will start up at the beginning of March. If your student is interested in Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Volleyball, or Co-Ed Track, now is the time to make sure they have a current sports physical. Please have your student double check with Megan in the main office if you think they have a current physical on file at JAMS.

    Remember, the Nathan Hale Teen Health Clinic (206-302-1840) is able to do sports physicals--call or see Megan in the JAMS office for a registration packet. Specific tryout/practice days and complete athletic packets will be coming soon.

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    *** NEW! BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION AT JAMS ***

    Box Tops for Education is back at JAMS. Bring in your Box Tops clippings from various products and help the school raise money for supplies. It's simple, collect Box Tops from your cereal, granola bars, Mac and Cheese boxes etc. and send them into the school with your student to put in the collection box located in the main office by the staff mailboxes. Every Box Top helps our school.

    See https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products for a complete list.

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    *** NEW! SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSION OF HIGH SCHOOL BOUNDARIES ***

    The SPS School Board met Wednesday, January 17 to discuss, among other things, high school boundaries and HCC pathways. Nothing definitive has been decided. Watch this space for more information that will be forthcoming once the school board commits to a vote on January 31. Stay tuned.

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    *** NEW! WA STATE PTA FOCUS DAY & ADVOCACY WEEK MONDAY 1/29-2/2 ***
    Join advocates in Olympia on Monday 1/29, to meet with your legislator(s). First join the WSPTA Legislative Committee in the Pritchard Cafeteria from 9am—2pm for handouts. Contact your legislators to make appointments and use the Facebook event to share appointments, invite others, carpool, etc.

    Can’t go to Olympia? No Problem, choose one or more ways to advocate during Advocacy Week.

    · Got 2 minutes? Sign up and reply to a VOTER VOICE Action Alert.

    · Got 5-10 minutes? Call the Legislative Hotline 1-800-562-6000 to leave your legislators a message on what’s important to you

    · Got 10 minutes? Send a personalized email to your legislators

    · Got 10-15 minutes? Download, print and mail a postcard to legislators. Find the postcards on the WSPTA Advocacy page

    To find your legislative district use the district finder, click on the member’s name for their contact info. Or use the Legislator Look-up list for their complete contact info.

    Need help with talking points, visit WSPTA Advocacy page for Legislative Priorities and scroll down for 1-page handouts on each issue.

    Questions: Contact (YOUR INFO) Legislative/Advocacy Chair, XXX School

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    NEW! LOVE TO SING? JOIN AFTER-SCHOOL VOCAL JAZZ
    Vocal Jazz meets on Mondays immediately after school from 3:50-5:20 PM in the
    auditorium. Session will begin again Monday, Jan. 22. Class is taught by professional jazz vocalist Kelley Johnson, www.kelleyjohnson.com. For information or how to register contact Bonnie Rochman.

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    LOST AND FOUND
    Please encourage your students to search for any missing items (water bottles, lunch boxes, coats, sweatshirts) located in Mr. Barnes office on the second floor. On Feb. 2, all items that remain will be donated to a local shelter.

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    TRAFFIC FLOW REMINDER
    Keep all students safe. Please remember to pull forward and next to the curb in order to drop your students off in the back of the school. Do not drop kids off in the middle of the street.
     
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    JAMS PTSA SEEKS NOMINATING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS
    The PTSA is looking for a few willing members to serve on our Nominating Committee. The job is short but the impact is great. As a Nominating Committee member, you will be able to help shape our PTSA Board for the 2018/19 school year. The membership will elect the Nominating Committee at our next General Membership meeting on January 18th so, please email Kathy Gerke at jamsptsapresident@gmail.com if you are interested in this job.

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    SEEKING FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR FOR LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION
    The JAMS Outdoor Landscape Design Committee is seeking a fundraising coordinator from the community to help guide fundraising for construction. If you or someone you know has fundraising experience, please ask if they would be interested in helping. This is currently a volunteer position, but the committee is not opposed to creating a paid position with future funding. Please contact Colleen Weinstein if you have questions or to volunteer! Email JAMSDREAMBIG@gmail.com.

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    HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCES:

    Important dates for Enrollment and Open Enrollment
    Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 Open enrollment begins
    Friday Feb. 16, 2018 Open Enrollment ends

    CENTER SCHOOL
    Open House
    Jan. 18, Thursday, 6-8 PM
    Feb. 8, Thursday, 6-8 PM
    https://centerhs.seattleschools.org

    GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
    Tuesday Jan. 23
    10-11:30 AM – School-day tours designed for students (parents/guardians may attend) Students will meet in the QJA at 10 AM for a 40 minute panel, and introductions of Ms. Griffin, Ms. Alston, and Mr. Howard. Students will then tour the school during 2nd period. Tours will end around 11:30. No RSVP is necessary.

    INGRAHAM INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
    Open House Tuesday, Feb 6: - 7 PM - Auditorium - for incoming students and parents
    IB Information Night Thursday, Feb 8: - 7 PM - Ingraham Library - for incoming students and parents.
    Day Tour Feb. 8 9-11 AM - Auditorium. Guardian must accompany students on tour.
    Shadow Visits will begin January 2 and will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays until Feb. 15. Shadow a current 9th grader for the first 4 periods of the day (8:55 AM - 1:10 PM)

    NATHAN HALE HIGH SCHOOL
    Informational Evenings
    Tuesday, Feb. 13 6-8:30 PM

    6-7 PM Information Tables and Tours in Commons
    7-8:30 PM Presentation and Questions in Performing Arts Center
    Note: the last tour to leave the Commons before the 7 PM presentation will be at
    6:40 PM both evenings.

    NOVA HIGH SCHOOL
    Open House January 25th 6-7:30
    Student Shadowing Opportunities - contact school to set up
    https://novahs.seattleschools.org/home/


    ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL
    Information Night Feb. 1 at 6:30 PM

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    COMMUNITY RESOURCES

    *** NEW! OPPORTUNITY FOR LATINX YOUTH ARTISTS ***
    Northwest Folklife and Rainier Arts Center invite local artists (target ages 13-18) to participate in an in-depth artist residency. Led by various culture bearers and established artists in the community, participants will be able to work on their craft while engaging with peers and working towards a collaborative vision and cumulative presentation with the goal of envisioning a new future.

    The Residency will culminate with presentations at the Rainier Arts Center on May 17, 2018 and the Northwest Folklife Festival, May 25-28, 2018.

    Time Commitment:
    The group will meet every other Wednesday from 4:00-6:30 PM at the Rainier Arts Center located in Columbia City. Each session will include group discussion lead by local cultural bearers and artists followed by studio time to devote to their individual artistic expressions. Snacks will be provided and a stipend for transportation available.

    Email Kelli for more info: kelli@nwfolklife.org

    NORTHEAST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE (NESLL) REGISTRATION IS OPEN
    Spring is just around the corner so it’s time for kids to gear up for baseball, softball, and tee ball with Northeast Seattle Little League (NESLL).

    NESLL’s softball program is a great way to get young girls involved in athletics and be a part of championship teams.

    NESLL’s baseball program is for boys and girls ages 6-16 and a great opportunity to learn about teamwork and the fundamentals of the game.
    For parents, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities within the league and with your child’s team.

    NOTICE: NESLL has upgraded to a new, user friendly registration system and website. Families will need to establish a new account. Please go to www.NESLL.net to set up your account and start the registration process.

    For baseball and tee ball questions contact nesllbaseball@gmail.com. For softball questions contact Eric Knutson.

    SEATTLE CELTIC SOCCER CLUB SPRING SEASON REGISTRATION
    Spring Season Registration is now open for Seattle Celtic Soccer Club!
    Seattle Celtic will be holding Spring season tryouts the week of January 8. Celtic have teams at all levels for players born between 2002 and 2011 and a coaching staff with the perfect mix of energy, passion and expertise to help players develop and excel in a fun and challenging environment.
    Tryouts are free to attend and details can be found at www.seattleceltic.com. Need-based scholarships are also available.
    Questions? Contact us at info@seattleceltic.com for further information.

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    JANE ADDAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL HELPFUL INFORMATION

    Main Office: 206-252-4500 (8:25 AM-4:15 PM EXCEPT Wednesdays 8:25 AM-3 PM) Attendance: 206-252-4504 (or janeaddams.attendance@seattleschools.org ) Transportation: 206-252-0900

    Student grades: http://ps.seattleschools.org
    Homework and class information: http://lms.seattleschools.org

    Please send submissions to newsletter@jamsptsa.org by noon Wednesday for distribution Friday mornings.