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Dr. Aldridge’s Shout Outs And Announcements

As the season of holiday shopping begins, there are a few great ways to let Jack Anderson benefit from your purchases:

Start any of your Amazon shopping at! From here you can select Jack Anderson with no impact to your price or your Prime membership benefits!

If you plan to purchase any gift cards, you can purchase through As a new user, our JAE group ID is: 615264jae. We will send more details home next week, but mark your calendars: orders will be accepted through Friday, Dec 4 and available by Friday, Dec 11.

As always, shop at Kroger. When your shopper card is linked to Jack Anderson, JAE gets a percentage!

Happy Thanksgiving from JAE! We hope you have a wonderful holiday celebrating with friends and family. Remember, no school this Wed-Fri. We look forward to seeing everyone back next Mon as we kick off our Book Fair! Calling all volunteers!

We need help with book fair. Please ask grandparents & extended family to sign up.

If your family is in need this holiday season, JAE is offering confidential holiday assistance. Inquiries: Mrs. Beasley or call 264-5830

To celebrate the season of giving, JAE PTO is coordinating a JEAN DRIVE for a local charity, The Needs List. If you would like to participate, place “like new” or new jeans in the drop box in the office. There is certainly no pressure to give. We will also
have an opportunity for your family to sign up to help with our angel tree.

Thank you to the following parents for hosting such a yummy and beautiful Thanksgiving Staff Appreciation Meal: Kristi Robey, Jennifer Hall, Susan Emerson, Tasha Ashford, Bambi Cook, Shana Doyle, Alani Wilburn, Amanda Welty, Kyann Graham, Sheree Latham, Betsy Mullins, Jennifer Garner, Dana Charpentier, Kim Snow, Jeanne Daniel, Judy Goodall, Joni Brannan, Jennifer Loper, Kelley Darnell, Tiffany Brown, Kim Alfeldt, Jessi Prestage, Amra Guhdija, Amy Simpson, Juliana Canaan, Michal Henth, Leanna Baker, Jennifer Jones, Erica Hahn, Jenny Wise, Yvonne Hogan, and Amie McGinn. An extra
special thank you to Paige Omran and Lori Schirg for coordinating!

Shout out to Tracie Anderson, Angela Fleming & Ashley Hollis for organizing PTO’s Moms Night Out canvas painting party last Thursday!

Thank you to Kim Snow for organizing last week’s Spirit Night at Jets Pizza!

Our Holiday Meal for guests of grades 1, 3 & 5 will be Friday, Dec 4th. Meal times will be sent home next Monday and posted online later today.

Mark your calendars: December 4th is K-5 Movie Night! This would be an excellent opportunity to do some shopping!

Winter Holiday Meal Details

It is our JOY to WELCOME GUESTS of 1st, 3rd & 5th graders to enjoy a delicious holiday meal with your child on Friday, December 4th. We want to share a few details about the day, so you know what to expect.

Guests of 1st, 3rd, & 5th Graders:  You may park in the available parking spaces or park on the grass. Please do not block the fire lanes.

When you enter JAE’s front doors, you will be greeted and asked to sign in. You may purchase a meal ticket from the tables in the front foyer. If you intend to eat, you must purchase your ticket prior to entering the cafeteria. Adult Guests $6.60 & Child Guests $2.75 (cash or checks only). Guests are not allowed to charge to their child’s lunch account. Next, we will ask you to wait in the hallway outside the cafeteria until your child comes to the waiting area to meet up with you. We are not permitting guests to go to the classrooms.

Please see the lunch schedule below. Each class is allotted 40 minutes to go through the line and eat. There will be 15 minutes in-between lunch times. Please note that two classes will eat at the same time, because we have two serving lines.

Parents will go through the serving line with their child and turn their ticket in for their meal. After your class is dismissed from lunch, you may go with your child to the book fair. Please say good- bye to your child in the hallway outside the library. Please do not walk your child back to class, because this disrupts instruction. Thank you for joining us.

Click the following link to see lunch times for the holiday meal!

 Winter Holiday Meal Details

Happy Holidays!


STEM-task-ic Friday: K-5 students explored the question, “Does the size of a pumpkin determined the number of seeds it will have?” Students took measurements on their pumpkins height, width, and circumference. They also tallied the number of ribs and seeds their pumpkins had. These measurements and tallies will be combined on a school-wide chart to see if there is a correlation between a pumpkin’s size and the number of seeds it contains!