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Dr. Aldridge’s Shout Outs And Announcements

Show Your Jaguar Pride! Jack Anderson Elementary has been voted The BEST Public School in Sumner
County for the last 3 years! Let’s make it 4! Please take a moment to vote. You may cast your vote at It is easy and only takes a moment! Please ask extended family members to vote, too. We are so proud of ALL of the wonderful things going on at our school. We know JAE is the BEST and we want our community to know it!

Celebrating Our AMAZING Office Staff: We would like to honor Leanna Baker, Donna Wise, Wendy Hardt, and Nurse Amanda Welty this Wednesday, April 27, for National Administrative Professionals Day! We have an incredibly welcoming, warm, dedicated, and deeply caring office staff at JAE! They do so much to support our students & staff. Join me in showing them appreciation on Wednesday!

PTO Spirit & Fellowship Day is this Thursday, 10am – 7pm at NEST Decor (102 Glen Oak Blvd). PTO is trying something NEW with a shopping outing. Grab a friend & shop! 10% of your purchase goes to JAE PTO. This is a GREAT place & time to look for end-of-the year teacher gifts!

Volunteer as a Proctor for 3rd-5th TN Ready Part II: Testing has moved to next week, May 2nd-5th. PLEASE sign up to help: Thank you for all you do. Testing is very low-key this year. We want our kids to not stress… just do their best. They will SHINE!

Shout Out to our Earth Day Book Exchange Volunteers: Ayesha Rochester, Jan Wapinski, Susan Emerson, Melissa Lapsley, Angela Fleming, Felicia Stanhope, Deanne DeWitt, Kathryn Vinson, Wendy Hardt, Melissa Hunt, Sharon Martin, Lindsay Moore, Joy Clark, Meghan Dukes, Susan Johnson, Lisa Smith, Shelby Meikrantz, Kathy Jo Lundy, and Kellie Smith.

Construction Update: Biscan & Co. Contractors have broken ground and will be a part of JAE’s campus until March, 2017. It is an exciting time albeit a tad dusty. My commitment is to ensure campus safety throughout the construction process. Please remain flexible and know with construction we are going to need to adjust from time to time to accommodate the renovation & addition. Walkers will have a new route for dismissal next Mon.

Honoring JAE Volunteers: Every year, JAE teachers and staff host a luncheon to honor every volunteer. If you have helped this year, we want you to join your child’s teacher for a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, on the back patio.

Field Day is Friday, May 13 (Monday, May 16 if rain). All parents are welcome to spend this fun &
memorable day with your child!

Save the dates! If your child or their class won one of these items during Carnival, please mark your calendars!
* Patio Parties: Mon, May 9 (Wed, May 11 if rain) – during regular lunch times
* Principal Assistant of the Day, Rig Gallaty: May 9th
* Bounce House Parties for classes completing the Carnival Scavenger Hunt: Tues or Wed, May 10/11 (times TBA)
* Snow Cone Parties: Tues, May 17 (Thurs, May 19 if rain) – exact times TBA


STEM LAB: Second grade is continuing their Earth Day efforts as they demonstrate their understandingof slow changes to our Earth’s surface. They will apply different erosion prevention techniques to prevent their “yards” from being eroded away by a downpour of precipitation.

STEM-task-tic Friday: We had STEM-task-ic Towers last Friday for our school-wide challenge. Criteria: Towers needed to be at least 8 inches tall and hold at least one chapter book. Constraints: Each group could only use tape and 50 straws for their construction.




Upcoming Events

Running Club Kids Rock Run at LP Field
May 1 all-day
Tea for Haiti @ D. DeWitt’s House
May 1 all-day
Open House at SCMS for 5th Grade Students & Parents
May 2 @ 6:00 PM
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
May 3 all-day
STEM in the Gym
May 3 @ 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Robotics Sec. 3
May 3 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
STEM in the Gym
May 5 @ 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
1st Grade Concert
May 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Select Chorus Concert
May 5 @ 7:00 PM
2nd Grade Fairy Tale Day
May 6 all-day