1. We hope to see you this evening at JWES for our PTA Welcome Back Picnic!
This evening we will hold our annual Welcome Back Picnic at JWES on the hill at the back of the school from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please join us!
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food will be for sale from the TAHS FFA. Pork Bbq sandwiches will be sold for $3.50. Sandwich, chips, and a drink for $5.50. Our JWES PTA provides cookies and apple sauce. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic meal. Family-friendly music is played by our favorite DJ Rusty.
This is a special event that brings our community together, and helps us get to know each other. We hope to see you this evening at JWES!
2. We will hold our first "PAC" meeting of the year this coming Thursday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. All parents are welcome to attend Parent Advisory Committee meetings. It is a chance for parents to be informed and to dialogue with the principals about topics of interest. The meetings last no more than about an hour, and child care is provided for school-age children in the computer lab. Please join us!
3. Upcoming calendar notes:
*Wednesday, September 23rd is a 1:00 p.m. dismissal so that teachers may be involved in professional development meetings.
*Interim reports of student progress will be sent home on September 25th.
JWES Fun Fact: Did you know that John Wayland Elementary School is being recognized for the 16th consecutive year as a "Virginia Naturally School" by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries? This is a program that recognizes about 50-60 schools a year for their environmental education efforts. JWES is one of only three schools to be recognized all 16 years!