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    THE JAGUAR NEWS EXTENDED VERSION 
    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    October 13 - REMINDER: NO SCHOOL for Teacher In-service
    October 16 - Vocal Jazz begins in JAMS Auditorium 3:50-5:20 PM
    October 18 - Archery Team Info Night in JAMS Cafeteria 7 PM
    October 23-25, 25-27 8th Graders Overnight at Camp Colman
    October 26 - Outdoor Beautification Community Planning #1, 6:30-8:30 PM
    October 30 - Fall Spirit Week (NOTE: DATE CHANGE); Pajama Day
    October 31 - Halloween: Wear Your Costume
    November 1 - Circle of Life Day (Any Age)
    November 2 - Flannel Day
    November 2 - LGBT Families Dinner
    November 3 - Villain Day
    November 3 - ASB School Dance 4-5:30 PM JAMS cafeteria, $3 a ticket
    November 10 - Veterans Day - No School

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    *** NEW!  ANNUAL DRIVE UPDATE ***
    We are starting Week 3 of the Annual Drive and JAMS Families are really meeting the challenge. Let's keep it going. Have you asked your friends and family to support JAMS PTSA? Grandparents? People who care about public school education? Please consider asking the people in your network to make a donation to JAMS PTSA. You can even copy and paste a message like this:
    Learn more about JAMS PTSA's Annual Drive and support JAMS PTSA at JAMSPTSA.org. A $25 donation pays for a child to go on a field trip and buys a book for the library. A gift to Jane Addams Middle School PTSA is tax deductible. The campaign ends on October 31st. Support JAMS PTSA by donating today.

     
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    *** NEW! 5TH WEEK PROGRESS REPORTS ***

    Students received their 5th week Progress Report in Advisory on Thursday. This is meant to be a check-in with how your student is doing in their classes. If you have any concerns, please reach out to their teacher(s). Teacher emails are available on The Source or you can message teachers through Schoology.
     
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    *** NEW! OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE PLANNING MEETING 1 OCT. 26 ***
    POTLUCK: 6:30PM
    PLANNING: 7:15-8:30PM
    LOCATION: Jane Addams Middle School
    Bring a dish to share, come meet JAMS families and other community members as we plan for big changes to our outdoor spaces. This is your chance to meet your neighbors and be part of the design process from the very beginning. For more information, or to post and view the JAMS flyer, visit here.

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    VOLUNTEER CORNER
    Watch this spot for all sorts of great opportunities to help kids, staff, teachers, and community at JAMS. They range from 30 minutes one-time, to weekly, to co-chairing a project. Whatever you can spare is a big help. Contact jrknickel@comcast.net if you have questions or would like to know what you can do to help.

    *** NEW! ASB SEEKS PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR DANCE NOVEMBER 3***
    JAMS ASB is looking for parent volunteers to help with the first all school dance of the year on Friday November 3rd from 4:00-5:30 PM. Cost $3.
    We would LOVE to have parents volunteer to help sell tickets ($3 each) the week of the dance (Oct 30-Nov 3) during lunches (11:30 – 1:00 PM) as well as day-of dance chaperoning activities including Concessions Stand Vendor and Hallway Monitors (3:45 – 5:30PM). We are planning to have the dance in the cafeteria and would love help cleaning up from 5:30 – 6:00 PM. If you can help in any way, please sign up using the signup genius link.

    ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
    Lunch time is a happening time at JAMS and staff is asking for a few extra adults to help with monitoring the halls, giving gentle reminders of lunchtime etiquette and an extra set of eyes to help make the lunch hour run smoothly. If you can help, they would greatly appreciate it. It can be a weekly commitment or monthly; whatever you can offer. Sign up below if you are able to help out. Thank You.
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094eaeaf2aa3fc1-lunchtime

    We still need lots of help with Traffic Safety. Visit the Sign Up Genius or email JAMStrafficsafety@gmail.com with questions or to find out how to help with special events. 

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    *** NEW! ARCHERY TEAM INFO NIGHT OCTOBER 18 ***
    JAMS Archery Team will run Nov 1-March 17 this year. There will be an information night for parents and kids Wednesday October 18 starting at 7PM in the cafeteria at JAMS. Please email Susan if you have any questions.

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    LOVE TO SING? JOIN VOCAL JAZZ, THE NEWEST ASB CLUB!

    We meet on Mondays immediately after school from 3:50-5:20 pm. First session is October 16. (If there is sufficient enrollment, we may add Thursdays as well.) 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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    JAMS COMMUNITY POTLUCK AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING SESSION
    What: This past spring Jane Addams Middle School received a Department of Neighborhoods grant to fund a Landscape Conceptual Design Master plan for the Jane Addams property. Bring a potluck dish and come prepared to brainstorm changes to our outdoor spaces.
    Who: JAMS students, families, neighbors, community members and users of the JAMS athletic fields. We have hired local design firm Johnson+Southerland to help us.
    When: Thursday October 26th. 6:30-8:30PM
    Where: Jane Addams Middle School Cafeteria, 11051 34th AVE NE
    Why: We want all users of the JAMS property to have a say in how they want this space to look, feel and contribute to our community. Bring your creative thoughts and ideas as to how we can make the outdoor spaces at JAMS awesome!
    Save these dates: The Design Selection community meeting will be Thursday, 11/30/17, from 6:30-8:15 PM. The Final Design Reveal community meeting will be Thursday, 1/25/18 from 6:30-8:15 PM. All three will be held in the JAMS cafeteria.Questions? Email JAMSDREAMBIG@gmail.com

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    PE WAIVERS
    Students who are eligible to receive a PE Waiver have received the PE waiver form in their Advisory class. Families should fill out the form and return it to the Main Office by November 3 with the required documents. If you have any questions, please email the Registrar at: sbfitzwaterr@seattleschools.org

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    STUDENT LOST AND FOUND LOCATION
    The JAMS Student Lost and Found is now located outside Mr. Barnes’ office, room 224. Lunch boxes are in the cafeteria in the northwest corner by the sound system. Valuables are turned in to the main office. Please have your students check one of those three locations if they have misplaced any items.

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    JOIN JAMS PTSA
    You are invited to join the Jane Addams PTSA. Have fun while p
    articipating in a community of families and teachers supporting the academic and social needs of our students. Register online at www.pt-avenue.com/join/ (there is a $1 processing fee to join online) or return the membership form to the office.  Membership is $15/member and scholarships are available. Email jamsptsamembership@gmail.com with any questions (or for a copy of the membership form).  For more information about getting involved, visit our website at: http://addamsms.seattleschools.org/school_involvement/ptsa.

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    HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE RESOURCES
    Local area high schools including Nathan Hale and Roosevelt, and the HCC school, Garfield, will be having open houses for 8th graders and their parents in January and February, 2018. Stay tuned here for details as they become available.

    INGRAHAM INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
    Tuesday, Feb 6th: Open House - 7 PM - Auditorium - for incoming students and parents
    Thursday, Feb 8th: Ingraham’s IB Information Night - 7 PM - Auditorium - for incoming students and parents.

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    COMMUNITY RESOURCES

    JOHN ROGERS FALL FESTIVAL
    Calling John Rogers alumni! Volunteers are needed for the John Rogers Fall Festival next Friday, October 20. The festival runs from 6-7:30PM in the John Rogers cafeteria. Help run the games, fun stuff like pumpkin bowling and sack races, as well as face painting and the cupcake walk. Duties should be finished by 8PM. Please email Karen if you are interested.

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    ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND 1 PERFORMANCE
    Join Jazz Band I for their first performance of the year at Roosevelt’s Performing Arts Theatre on Thursday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m. The Band will play with one of today's most celebrated jazz artists, New York based drummer and Grammy nominee, Matt Wilson. Matt Wilson is recognized as a gifted drummer, composer, bandleader, producer, and teaching artist whose humor and positive energy are bound to make for a fantastic evening of Jazz.
    For tickets: http://www.rooseveltjazz.org/events/earshot-jazz-festival/

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    HOMEWORK HELPERS AT SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES

    Homework Help volunteers assist students in grades K-12 weekday afternoons at certain Seattle Public Library branches in the north region, with the exception of school holidays.

    ● Northgate Branch 4-7:30PM Mon.-Thur. As of September 11 (snacks served)
    ● Lake City Branch 4:30-7:30PM Mon.-Thur. As of September 11 (snacks served)
    ● Broadview Branch Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 PM (middle and high school students only) with a focus on math and science at Bitter Lake Community Center. Please see
    http://www.spl.org/homework for the most updated schedule.

    If you have questions, please contact Josie Watanabe.
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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.