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    THE JAGUAR NEWS EXTENDED VERSION 
    Friday, January 26, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    Jan. 26 - Twinderella at JAMS 6 PM
    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. 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. 30 - Final Day first semester
    Jan. 30 - JAMS Open House for Prospective Students and Families 6:30-8 PM
    Jan. 31 - NO SCHOOL - day between semesters
    Feb. 3 - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Eckstein at Hale 9:30-10:30 AM
    Feb. 3 - Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Eckstein at Hale 9:30-10:30 AM
    Feb. 3 - JV Boys Basketball vs. Eckstein at JAMS 9:45-10:45 AM
    Feb. 3 - JV Girls Basketball vs. Eckstein at JAMS 9:45-10:45 AM
    Feb. 5-9 - Winter Spirit Week; stay tuned to vote for your favorite options
    Feb. 7 - Screenagers, JAMS auditorium 7 PM $5 suggested donation
    Feb. 9 - Spirit Week Dance 4-5:45 PM Cafeteria


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

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    VOLUNTEER ZONE

    *** NEW! SCREENAGERS HELP NEEDED ***
    Are you a parent planning to attend Screenagers the Movie on February 7? If so we could use help with couple of folks for pre/post event to help get the auditorium ready for showing and reset after. Timings for this would be 6:30 to 7 PM and 8:45 to 9:30 PM. We could also use help with a greeter/mic runner (again pre show and after show). Please contact Archana Bhat to volunteer or learn how you can help. 

    *** NEW! B-I-N-G-O NIGHT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ***
    Jane Addams 4th Annual Bingo Night is on March 8 and JAMS PTSA is looking for additional volunteers to help run the event. This is an all school, super fun event that offers good ole' fashion BINGO with real daubers, prizes, refreshments and more. Join the volunteer coordinators in helping to put this event together. Volunteer needs range from getting prize donations, making a Costco run, coming up with some fun trivia questions, setting up for the night of the event.
    If you want to join the fun, contact Jennifer Nickel or Suzanne Strandberg.

    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.


    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

    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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    *** NEW! TWINDERELLA PLAY - 6PM TONIGHT ***
    Friday, January 26 - 6:00 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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    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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    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! SPORT SHOUT-OUTS ***
    (Submitted by a parent) “The Boys Varsity Basketball team won a really close game against McClure last Saturday: 38 - 36. They were tied, or within a few points of each other for most of the game....super exciting!” Congratulations to both the Varsity Boys and JV Girls teams who are currently undefeated.
    Way to play, all 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! JAMS ULTIMATE SPRING SEASON ***
    JAMS ultimate families - the spring season registration is now open. Find all of the information you need on this page: https://sites.google.com/site/janeaddamsultimate/home
    including links to the registration form, DiscNW, practice and game info. Tryouts will be February 27 & March 1.
    A/B Team Practices will be T/Th; Sixth Grade Team practices will be M/Th. Registration deadline is February 9.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    LEGISLATIVE LINKS

    *** NEW! K-12 EDUCATION FUNDING & THE EFFECTS ON SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ***
    Tues. Feb. 6 at Ballard High School
    Join an in-depth panel discussion on the new Basic Ed funding bills, school funding shortfalls, levy restrictions, capacity issues, boundaries, Lincoln High School and other issues facing our schools and city.
    Forum Panelists
    - JoLynn Berge, Seattle Public Schools Asst. Superintendent Business and Finance: "SPS Budget Implications"
    - Eden Mack, Seattle Public Schools Director District 4,
    - Scott Pinkham, Seattle Public Schools Director District 1
    - Mike O’Brien, Seattle City Councilmember District 6
    - Heidi Bennett, Seattle Council PTSA & WA State PTA Region 6 Leg. Chair, "Update on McCleary and the Basic Ed Bills"

    To request childcare email: Northeast@scptsa.org

    Sponsored by Seattle Council PTSA. All are welcome to attend.
    When: Tuesday, 2/6/18, 7-9 PM
    Where: Ballard High School Auditorium, 1418 NW 65th St, Seattle.
    Entrance/parking is east of 15th Ave NW on NW 67th Street.
    Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/857444181101371/

    ALSO --- SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY 2/5 for the Seattle Council PTSA General Meeting and a presentation on the 2018-19 School Budgets

    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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    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

    Open House at the Armory Loft, 305 Harrison Street on the Seattle Center campus
    Feb. 8, Thursday, 6-8 PM
    https://centerhs.seattleschools.org

    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
    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

    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.

    GIRLS’ LACROSSE
    Calling all NE Seattle girls interested in Girls’ Lacrosse
    Grades 2-8
    All new and returning players welcome
    No prior experience necessary – we will teach you everything you need to know! Season begins the week of Feb 26.
    Details and registration at: www.doublecrosse.com
    Questions? Email info@doublecrosse.com

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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.