Janney PTA Newsletter
May 8, 2012
May 7-11 Teacher Appreciation Week
Wed, May 9, 7:30pm PTA Meeting
Fri, May 11, 8-9am Principals Coffee
Fri, May 11, 6pm-8pm Janney Spring Picnic & Raffle
Sun, May 20, 3pm Notebusters Concert at Deal Middle School
Mon, May 21 NO SCHOOL – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wed, May 23, 7-8:30pm Janney Spring Concert & Ice Cream Social
Mon, May 28 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
|A Note from the PTA Co-Presidents
Dear Janney Families,
Please join us Wednesday night for the 7:30 PTA meeting to present next year’s PTA budget & please see the PTA Nominations for the Executive Board below. The elections will take place at the Wednesday PTA general meeting. Babysitting will be provided.
Please also join us Friday night at 6pm for the Spring Picnic & Raffle. This picnic we are serving pizza rather than hotdogs. Families with last names A-K please bring a side dish to share, families with last names L-Z bring dessert to share. We could use a few more volunteers for set-up, cashiering, food running and cleanup. If interested email Lance Steahly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raffle tickets are still for sale by your parent homeroom reps. Tickets are just $25 per ticket, or get 5 for $100. Cool prizes include:
* 2 of the newest-model iPads;
* a $500 gift certificate to Bloomingdales;
* a $500 gift certificate to Hudson Trail Outfitters;
* a $295 spa package at Elizabeth Arden which includes a massage, facial,
customized eye contour, pedicure, manicure and makeup refresher;
* and a $200 gift card to Rosa Mexicana restaurant right here in Tenleytown.
Janney merchandise will also be for sale during the Picnic so bring along your checkbook Also keep an eye out for “Fifth-Grade Fridays” – an after-school bake sale this Friday and all Fridays in May. Proceeds benefit the fifth-grade overnight trip to Echo Hill.
Have a great week!
Kelly Lee & Julie Slattery
Congratulations to 4th-graders Chloe Fatsis and Zara Hall, who captured first place of Division A of the first D.C. Public Schools Scrabble Championship at Wilson High School on Saturday. The tournament was directed by Chloe’s dad, Stefan, who runs the Janney Scrabble club. Forty-eight students in grades 4 through 12 from eight public schools across the city competed in the event, which was sponsored by DCPS.
Janney had the biggest contingent at the tournament, 18 players in all. Chloe and Zara had a perfect 4-0 record in the top group, which consisted entirely of students from Janney and Deal Middle School. Janney also captured the top spots in Division . Fourth-graders Lucy Levenson and Madelyn Shapiro finished first with a 4-0 record, and 4th-graders Nicholas Spasojevic and Felix Garland took second with a 3-1 record.
Congratulations to all of our Scrabblers!
Public JED Board Meeting to Discuss Proposed Changes
The Janney Community is invited to an open meeting of Janney Extended Day (JED) this Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m in the Janney Library.
The Board is considering proposed major changes to the structure and operations of JED and its role in the after-care and enrichment programs at Janney.
WE NEED YOUR INPUT to determine the future of JED, please plan to attend.
Janney merchandise, including tee shirts, performance tees, hoodies, and water bottles, will be for sale at the Spring Picnic, Friday May 11th. So come on, get your Janney on! We accept cash or check made out to the Janney PTA.
Thank you for your support.
|Help Shape Janney‘s Future
Join the LSAT
If you are interested in helping to mold Janney‘s future, please consider running for the 2012-2013 Local School Advisory Team (LSAT).
Elections will be held on May 24th and 25th to elect three new parent representatives to the Local School Advisory Team. The LSAT is an elected body that supports and advises the Principal on matters related to advancing student achievement and continuing to grow a school community that is focused on high expectations and high achievement for all students.
The LSAT consists of six parent representatives (three rotate off each year), 1 building representative (WTU) or designee, 5 teachers, and 1 non-instructional staff member.
The LSAT meets monthly, and holds additional meetings as needed.
The LSAT is seeking candidates who are willing to serve a two-year term; who represent the diversity of the Janney school community; and who share the following characteristics:
–They are already knowledgeable about much of what is occurring at school, or they are prepared to learn fast;
–They consistently show good judgment;
–They are professional in their actions toward and treatment of others;
–They are focused on student achievement for all students;
–They are advocates for their school’s success;
–They are good listeners;
–They are excellent collaborative workers; and.
–They understand the importance of hearing all voices
Additionally, it is important that parent representatives are willing to work to represent the ideas, perspectives, concerns, and opinions of all parents in the school community.
If you are interested in being a candidate for the LSAT please write a brief bio about yourself, and email the bio to LSAT election committee c/o Kim Curtis (email@example.com) by May 18th. The bio statement could include the following information:
· Grade levels of current students at Janney
· Goals as a member of the LSAT
· Past experiences that align with the described characteristics (see above) of LSAT members
· Experiences working with a diverse group toward a common goal
Candidate bios will be included in the May 22nd Take Home Tuesday and posted on the Janney website.
Once Upon a Mattress: Get Your DVD Copy!
DVD copies of the Janney Players’ production of Once Upon a Mattress are being sold for $5.00 apiece. If you would like to own one, please place a payment envelope in the PTA mailbox (either cash or checks made payable to Janney PTA). On the outside of the envelope please write your name and the words “Musical DVD.”
Payment is due in the office by COB Friday, May 11th. DVDs should delivered approximately a week after that.
|Janney Shopping at Amazon!
Do you shop through Amazon
? Earn money for Janney
by clicking on this link or starting your search in the Amazon Search box on the Janney Homepage. (Alternately, consider saving the link to your browser’s Bookmarks or your toolbar, so it’s always handy.) Janney will earn up to 6 percent of your order every time you begin your search on the Janney site. Just think – no additional cost to you, lots of additional funds for Janney!
Do you purchase airline tickets through Expedia or travelocity? If so, you can earn money for Janney at no cost to you through the Box Tops for Education website.
To get started, go to www.btfe.com and follow the steps for a one-time registration. Be sure to select Janney as your school (find it under zip code 20016). Then each time you shop online, go to the Box Tops Marketplace first and click the store you want. A portion of each online purchase will go to Janney, no cost to you.
|Contributing to the E-Newsletter
All submissions to the PTA newsletter should be emailed to:
The deadline for submissions is Friday at 3:15 pm, for publication the following Tuesday. Because the newsletter is reviewed by several individuals before distribution, we must adhere to this deadline.
Material in the newsletter must be:
1) For the benefit of Janney students;
2) Related to activities or programs that take place on Janney school grounds, or for specific Janney-sponsored events or programs;
3) From, and for, not-for-profit organizations (unless #1 and #2 above are satisfied, and approved by both PTA presidents); and
4) Submitted by an official representative of the organization or program referenced.
Inclusion in the newsletter is at the discretion of the newsletter editors, the PTA presidents, and the principal.
Please include all text in the body of the email (rather than as an attachment). Small jpeg thumbnails may be attached and can be included in the newsletter.
All links or email addresses will be made active (clickable).
If you wish to run a notice for more than one week, please indicate the dates when the notice should run, or resubmit the notice by the Friday deadline for each week.
Please note there is no longer a box in the Janney office where hard-copy newsletter submissions can be turned in. Prepared fliers to be included in the Take Home Tuesday envelope should be turned into the school office by COB Monday.