Reflections Art Contest
Do you have a budding young artist? It's that time of year again for the WAPTSA Reflections Art Contest! This year's theme is: "The World would be a Better Place if..." Any student from any grade can use any of the following mediums to interpret this year's theme: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and/or Visual Arts. A Special Artist category for students with special needs is also available!
Info packets and entry forms can be picked up at the front office.
Due Date: Nov. 21, 2014 Contact Leslie Smith with any questions!
Friday November 21st is Bike to School day
Support JSIS's Commitment to Sustainability by Choosing to Walk or Bike to School
At the same time, you'll help limit the number of vehicles driving on the roads adjacent to school and make our school zone safer for students.
We encourage JSIS students and families to walk and bike year-round.
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On November 12th, your child will come home with a copy of the first Wally newspaper of this school year. Wally is a totally kid-run paper. There are lots of ways to get involved:
- ANYONE can write an article--the next deadline is December 1.
- There are 2 contests: a four-square court design contest and a Scavenger Hunt for Henry's Murals.
- There are also five new editor positions! There is School News, EPIK (Extraordinary Projects involving Kids), Reviews (books and movies,) Comics and, Communications (sending emails and e-news).
- There is a new section in the paper called Miss-Know-It-All, where the kids can write and send problems they have at school or at home to Miss-Know-It-All.
Have fun reading and be a part of Wally!
-The Wally Staff
PTSA meeting material
In addition to a presentation from members of the Green Team and a discussion of sustainability projects at the school, you also missed informative overviews by Principal Dedy and by Dr. Michele Aoki, International Education Administrator for SPS. If you would like to learn more about JSIS data & assessments, and the vision for immersion in SPS, take a moment to read their presentations (see below). Q&A was lively, especially regarding immersion continuation at Hamilton, and Dr. Aoki graciously offered to return for a future meeting for more discussion.
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Vision for Dual Immersion
The JSIS PTSA has created an Immersion Trip Scholarship Fund in order to support families who may not otherwise be able to afford to go on the Mexico and Japan trips.
Scholarship applications are available here, or at the front desk. All applications include a student statement and a teacher recommendation and are due on Monday, December 1, 2013 by 3:40 pm. Please submit forms in the Scholarship Forms box in the main office (above the teacher mailboxes). Any questions can be directed to Yayoi.
Spring Trip to Mexico
Preparations are underway for the annual trip to visit our sister school, Juan de la Barrera in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The trip is planned for Spring Break HERE for scholarship application.and is open to all JSIS students and their families. (Please make sure you have the right dates, as a previous announcement did not have the updated information.) Click
Trip registration will open on ! Maestra Priscilla will be in room 404 to accept registration fee from each morning until registration is full.
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Where: North cafeteria wall near gym doors
When: Ongoing with items cleared monthly.
Note: Legible names somewhere in the clothes will help. Otherwise items will be donated.
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're looking for something specific.
Be sure to look on the hooks on the north wall of the cafeteria by the gym doors.
Want to know how to get something in the E-News or on the Website or out via the Room Reps? Look in the left-hand column of this page. See the "PTSA Communications!" button? Click on it, then click on "Submit Request..."