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    THE JAGUAR NEWS EXTENDED VERSION 
    Friday, October 20, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    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 -- Pajama Day
    October 31 - Halloween: Wear Your Costume
    October 31 - LAST DAY TO GIVE TO THE JAMS PTSA ANNUAL DRIVE
    November 1 - Circle of Life Day (Any Age)
    November 2 - Flannel Day
    November 2 - LGBT Families Dinner
    November 3 - Villain Day
    November 3 - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PE WAIVER
    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! UPDATE ON ANNUAL DRIVE ***
    Less than 2 weeks to go and we’re only 35% to our goal!
    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.

    As of 10/17 the top three advisory classes who have returned the most donation forms are Zanetti, Duff and Neuman. Each family that participates in the fundraising and returns a donation form, no matter what the donation, raises your student’s advisory class participation totals for the GOLDEN JAGUAR and fun prizes. Act now! Time is ticking!
     
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    *** NEW! CAMP COLMAN (8TH GRADERS) PACKING LIST ***

    The week for eighth graders to visit Camp Colman is here. Half the students will be attending Monday (leaving 9 AM from school) to Wednesday at 2 PM and will hang out in the cafeteria until early release at 2:30 PM. The other half will be attending Wednesday (leaving 9 AM from school) to Friday at 2 PM and will continue with classes until normal release at 3:45 PM. If you haven’t been able to find your kiddos’ packing list, have no fear. Here is the link.
    A reminder of which students are going what days BY YOUR STUDENT’S ADVISORY TEACHER:
    Advisories attending Camp Colman Monday, October 23-Wednesday, October 25 Van More, Grevstad, Herbison, Kachelmier, Duff, Neuman, Borges
    Advisories attending Camp Colman Wednesday, October 25-Friday, October 27 Colloton, Amster-Burton, Burke, Heu, Sherman, Huckabee
    If you have any clarifying questions please contact David Friedle at 206 252-4500.

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    *** NEW! SEATTLE PUBLIC SAFETY SURVEY ***
    Dear Parents, please visit publicsafetysurvey.org to take part in Seattle University’s 2017 Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure.
    The survey is available now through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. Please tell your friends, family, co-workers and community members about the survey. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the 2017 Seattle Public Safety Survey today.

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    *** NEW! YMCA AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS REGISTRATION IS OPEN ***
    Registration for YMCA after school clubs is OPEN. Please pick up a registration form in the JAMS Main Office. Online registration for after school clubs will open October 23rd, 2017 on the University Family YMCA website. YMCA after school clubs members receive a snack, an exciting after school activity and transportation home. For more information on offerings, please visit here.
    
    After school clubs are scheduled to start October 23rd, 2017 and extend to December 15th, 2017. If you have questions regarding YMCA services at JAMS please connect with Georgina Ramirez gramirez@seattleymca.org.
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    JAMS COMMUNITY POTLUCK / OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE PLANNING #1
    Who: JAMS students, families, neighbors, community members and users of the JAMS athletic fields. Each person who participates provides valuable volunteer hours to the matching grant.The more the better! Local design firm Johnson+Southerland will help.
    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.
    When: Thursday October 26, 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 amazing.
    Due to a scheduling conflict, there will be some 8th graders who will be at Camp Colman on the 26th. They will still be able to provide their input in their advisory classes and at the follow up meetings.
    Save these dates: The Design Selection community meeting (#2) will be Wednesday, 11/29/17 from 6:30-8:15 PM. The Final Design Reveal community meeting (#3) 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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    *** DEADLINE NOVEMBER 3 FOR 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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    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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    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.

    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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    LGBT FAMILIES DINNER NOVEMBER 2
    

    The annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Families Dinner will be held Thursday, November 2nd from 6-8PM at Meany Middle School. Members of the school board will be there to welcome LGBT families and their friends. All SPS students, families and staff are welcome to attend. This donation-funded event is brought to you by the Health Education Office. Dinner and entertainment will be provided. To reserve space at this popular event, please RSVP with the number of people in your party to Lisa Love in the Health Education Office at 252-0982 or llove@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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    LEGISLATIVE CORNER
    ***NEW! STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLAN RESOURCES ***
    https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=27820809
    Community: District-wide
    Engagement Dates: Oct. 23 – Nov. 9, 2017

    Topic: The district’s Open Enrollment process begins in February. Our goal is to have
    changes to the SAP in place by January. The Enrollment Department is scheduling a series of opportunities for our students, families and communities to engage with key
    staff leading the work. The district will be hosting open house style meetings to share
    SAP updates, recommended adjustments to Advanced Learning and gather feedback
    on High School Boundary scenarios. Below are the scheduled open house meetings.
    You do not need to RSVP, just show up.
    If you or someone you know needs translation or ADA services, please email
    communityengagement@seattleschools.org.

    Eckstein Middle School, Northeast Region
    Oct. 23, 2017, 6:30-8 PM
    Ballard High School, Northwest Region
    Oct. 26, 2017, 6:30-8 PM
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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

    *** NEW! LEARN ABOUT GIRLS IN ENGINEERING, MATH, SCIENCE PROGRAM ***
    We would like to inform you of an opportunity for your students: the AWIS middle school STEM program called GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science). GEMS is a free, volunteer-run, after-school science enrichment program for Seattle 7th to 8th grade girls to explore STEM fields as diverse as forensics, oceanography and neuroscience through hands-on activities, field trips and mentorship from women in science.
    GEMS meetings run once a month from 6:30-8:30 PM November to May and are offered at two locations: the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in downtown Seattle and South Shore School in South Seattle.

    Registration is open until October 30, 2017 and applications are available at our website. Please contact seattlegems@gmail.com if you have any questions about the program.


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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.