What a great day (and week) we had! Students started the week with an outstanding performance from Theater Four called, "Benjamin Franklin and His Kite." Students learned about Benjamin Franklin's life and were able to ask the actors questions at the end of the show about how they prepared for their roles. This assembly was possible due to a grant and PTA funds. Thank you PTA!
The kindergarten classes made and sold trail mix also this week to raise money to help buy holiday gifts in December.
The week ended with the fierce competition between Team Ridder and Team Johnston. Students supported the teams by wearing team colors and cheering on the teachers who participated. It was very close, but Team Ridder pulled out a win after the last relay event! The overall score was 12 to 8. Team Johnston was gracious when the time came for the top fundraisers from each grade level to pour chilly water on them! Team Ridder even joined in on the fun and decided to sit with Team Johnston so both teams could receive a cool shower of water! The students and teachers had a blast! Pictures will be coming soon to the school website. We are very proud of the students for working so hard to raise $20,000 for the new playground. Plans and colors have been selected, and the playground is set to be installed over winter break.
On Monday, October 31, JWES will celebrate Red Ribbon Week by wearing PJs to school to represent choosing to follow our dreams and live drug free. On Wednesday, November 2, students are asked to wear red. Everyone will receive red ribbons that day. On Friday, November 4, students will receive stickers saying, "Smarties choose to be drug free" and will be given a special treat at lunch. We are excited to participate in Red Ribbon Week!
The PTA Board meeting will be on November 3, at 6:30 PM in the library.
Just a reminder that if you have a transportation change for your student, please call or arrive at school by 2:45, to give the office staff plenty of time to make that request happen. Thank you for helping us make sure all students get home on time each day.
Just a reminder that November 7, is Parent Conference Day from 12:00-7:00 PM. Teachers sent home a sign-up sheet for parents to schedule a conference. Also, November 8, is a Teacher Inservice Day. There will be no school for students on both days.
Have a wonderful weekend!