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Panther Newsletter 1/3/20


JDE Weekly Parent Update for January 3rd, 2020

Welcome 2020!  I know that we are all excited to see what the second half of this school year will bring for our school community!  It has been a pleasure to serve this fine school and all of the students and families that make it such a great place to learn.  On Monday, January 6th we are excited to welcome back Mrs. Bransome from her maternity leave and I am sure she is eager to get back into impacting the lives of our students.  January will be another busy month and we look forward to the many partnership opportunities that we have lined up to engage our school community in the great work being done here at JDE.  
  • Open House for all Prospective Families on January 8th at 10:00am--Jones Dairy will hold the annual Open House for Prospective Families on January 8th at 10:00am.  This is an informational session for families that are considering enrolling at Jones Dairy for the upcoming school year.  If you know of anyone that is interested in either enrolling a school age child or someone looking to apply for a transfer to Jones Dairy Elementary from another Wake County School for the the 2020-2021 School Year please pass this information along!

  • JDE Family Fitness Night is January 16th--Mrs. Pennington in collaboration with Jones Dairy and the JDE PTA will hold a JDE Family Fitness Night on January 16th, 2020 beginning at 6:00pm.  Please come and join us for a night filled with fun and fitness!

  • Jones Dairy Elementary Kindergarten Meet and Greet for incoming Kindergarten Students--Our Kindergarten Team will be holding a Kindergarten Meet and Greet for Kindergarten students and their families who are not already registered here at JDE but would like to visit with our teachers before deciding to enroll or submit a transfer on January 23rd, 2020 from 5:30-6:30pm.  If you know of anyone that is interested in enrolling a kindergarten age child at JDE or someone looking to apply for a transfer to Jones Dairy Elementary for the the 2020-2021 School Year please pass this information along!

  • Together in Education Promotion--Harris Teeter and the Carolina Hurricanes are teaming up to provide a Together In Education Night!!!  Please use the link below to check out additional information for this promotion  Hurricanes vs. Lightning - Sunday, January 5 @ 5:00 PM.  Link here!

  • 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.*

  • Join the PTA--It is never too late to get involved!  If you would like to join the JDE PTA you may pay online at this site:

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

  • January 8th--Open House for 2020-2021 Prospective Families
  • January 10th--Report Cards go home for students on Tracks 1, 2, and 3
  • January 16th--JDE Family Fitness Night
  • January 23rd--Kindergarten Meet and Greet for Kindergarten Students not currently enrolled at JDE.