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Panther Newsletter 11/22/19


JDE Weekly Parent Update for 11/22/19

Panther families,

Fall is here and the Jones Dairy Elementary PTA is hosting a celebration of the season with a Fall Festival.  Join us this evening from 6:00-8:30 for what is sure to be a fun filled event!  Bounce houses, Pizza, Face Painting, Dessert trucks, Carnival games, and more.  Tickets will be sold at the event.  20 tickets for $5.00

If you would like to volunteer and earn 10 free tickets just click on the link below.  The PTA especially needs help at the bounce houses, raffles, and ticket tables.

  • JDE PTA Winter Shop--The Winter Shop will be open tonight (November 22nd) from 6:00 to 8:30 during the JDE Fall festival.  Please email Theresa Pritt at with any questions.  If you would like to volunteer tonight at the Winter Shop there is still time!  Please click on the SignUpGenious link above.
  • November 27th-29th Thanksgiving Break--School will be closed on November 27th, 28th and 29th.  School will resume on Monday, December 2nd at the normal time.  Please enjoy this time with your family and friends!

  • Saturday, December 7th--Make up day for Tracks 1, 3, and 4--These three tracks will make up the second of two previous weather days missed this week on Saturday, December 7th.  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.   

  • Art to Remember--Thank you so much for purchasing items from Art to Remember that show your student's awesome work.  Tracks 2, 3, and 4 items will be delivered to the students on Wednesday, December 11th during the school day.  Due to the fact that delivery will be after Track 1 has tracked out, Mrs. Thompson will be available in the main lobby from 4-5:30 on Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 12th for Track 1 parent pick-up Only.

  • 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.  

  • 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


  • 11/22/19-JDE Fall Festival from 6:00-8:30pm
  • Thanksgiving Break--No School on November 27th, 28th, and 29th
  • 12/7/19-Weather Make-Up Day for Tracks 1, 3, and 4