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Panther Newsletter 11/8/19


JDE Weekly Parent Update for 11/8/2019

Panther families,

We wanted to thank everyone that joined us last night for the 5th Annual Jones Dairy Elementary Reading Fair.  As always our students demonstrated why Jones Dairy is one of the best schools in the area.  We are also want to thank our guest judges that did the difficult task of choosing a winner among all of the amazing entries.  It is always great to celebrate our students love of reading with their families and friends! 

Our panel of guest judges selected the deserving winners. Awesome job, Kora, Brendan, Lucy, Kayla, Denisa, and Alexander!  Congratulations to them and to all of the students that helped make the night extra special.  


  • NO SCHOOL on Monday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day--All Wake County Schools are closed on Monday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.  Schools will reopen on Tuesday, November 12th at their regular times.
  • Saturday, November 16th--Make up day for Tracks 1, 3, and 4--These three tracks will make up the first of the 2 previous weather days missed this week on Saturday, November 16.  Please note that the arrival bell will ring at the normal time of 8:45am with the tardy bell ringing at 9:15am.  Students will be dismissed beginning at 12:45pm that afternoon.  Breakfast will be served for each of the Saturday make up days.  Students will be able to purchase the meal the same way they normally do during the week if they choose to do so. 

  • 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.  

  • Fall Festival is November 22nd--Fall is here and the Jones Dairy Elementary PTA wants to host a celebration of the season with a Fall Festival.  Join us for a fun filled evening!

  • JDE PTA Winter Shop--The Winter Shop is fast approaching and we need many volunteers to make it successful.  Please follow the link to sign up and help the students shop for gifts for their family.  Please email Theresa Pritt at with any questions.

  • 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.  

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