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Panther Newsletter 11/1/10


Panther families,


We want to start by sending out a huge THANK YOU to all that donated to our annual food drive.  With your help, we were able to donate 742 food items to assist families across Wake County.  Please find important updates and reminders regarding our school community for next week and beyond.

  • JDE Angel Tree--Once again JDE will sponsor an Angel Tree to assist families during the holiday season.  Our Angel Tree will be set up in the main office. If you would like to help our families, you can sign out an "Angel" which lists an item for a member of our school community.  All wrapped gifts are due back by December 6th.  
  • Marco's Pizza Box Night--This JDE Family Night engages our students' creative talents and treats our parents to a night without cooking.  Marco's Pizza will provide our students with empty pizza boxes that they will decorate at JDE.  On your Track's assigned night, parents can then order a pizza in their child's personalized box!  Marco's rewards our students by giving 20% back to JDE for on-line orders or 15% back for all phone, delivery, and carry-out orders.
    • Track 1--Monday, November 4th
    • Track 2--Tuesday, November 5th
    • Track 4--Wednesday, November 6th
    • Track 3--Wednesday, November 13th
  • 5th Annual JDE Reading Fair--Thursday, November 7, 2019- The Jones Dairy Elementary Reading Fair will be this Thursday, November 7th.   Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see check out all the wonderful things our students are doing.  All families are welcome to attend!!  Students will be given a Reading Wish List card when they enter to record book titles of the amazing boards they see.  We hope everyone walks away with a list a new books they want to read!

    5:15-5:45   Reading Fair participants will set up their boards.  Kindergarten and 1st grade students will be on the K/1 hallway, 2nd grade and 3rd grade students will be on the 2/3 hallway, 4th grade students will be along the main hallway, and 5th grade students will be in the 4/5 hallway.  Please look for student name tags to know where to put the board. 

    6:00    Judging of Reading Fair boards will begin. 

    6:30    Student performances by Chorus, Dance, and Color Guard in the multipurpose room.

    7:15     Introduction of judges and announcement of grade level winner.

  • Readvolution--Readvolution is back again this year!  The reading program will run until Friday, December 6. Students that meet their goal of 20 minutes of reading per day (800 minutes total) will be eligible for two complimentary ticket vouchers to a Carolina Hurricanes game.  

  • Make up days for Tracks 1, 3, and 4-- These three tracks will make up the two days missed this week on Saturday, November 16 and Saturday, December 7.  Breakfast will be served on these two Saturdays.  Students will be able to purchase the meal the same way they normally do during the week if they choose to do so. 

Parent Teacher Association News

  • Please link your Harris Teeter and Lowe's Foods cards--Thank you to those who have returned the form to link your Lowe’s Foods and Harris Teeter savings cards to JDE. If you haven’t done so please return it ASAP or email Theresa, our VP of Fundraising, at with your card information and she will get your cards linked. *Please note that linking your cards do not affect your fuel rewards or give anyone access to your store account.*

Bus Transportation Matters

  • Alternate bus stop requests can be submitted starting on Friday, July 19.  Please click on this link to submit a request:
  • If you have questions and would like to speak to the Transportation Department, they can be reached at 919-805-3030.  You may also contact them via their website at
  • Consider tracking your child’s bus by downloading the Here Comes the Bus Application. More information can be found on this site:

Carpool Procedures

  • As the weather begins to get cooler, please make sure that your student is prepared with their coats, hats and gloves (if necessary) to exit their vehicle upon arrival.  This will allow for students and parents to move smoothly through the carpool line.
  • The carpool procedures for this year can be read by clicking the link below. Please let our staff know if you have any questions.  


Charles Langley, Interim Principal