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Panther News, 5/1/20

JDE Weekly Parent Update for May 1, 2020

2019-2020 School Theme: Other People Matter
School Vision:  All Jones Dairy Elementary students will be prepared to reach their full potential and lead productive lives in a complex and changing world.


Dear Panther Families,

Thank you for making this another great week of remote learning! We miss you all, and hope you are doing well.  As always, please reach out to us if we can support you in any way. We are in this together!

Have a spectacular weekend!

Announcements for this Week:

  • Teacher Appreciation Week-- May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers have been working very hard to implement remote learning for students and many of them also are supporting learning for their own children at the same time. I encourage you to take a moment next week to recognize them for all they are doing during these challenging times. 

  • Student registration--If you have a rising kindergartener, please register them for next year as soon as you can. Feel free to contact our school's data manager, Ms. Kathy Brown, at if you have any questions about the process. Online registration can be completed by going to this site:

  • All WCPSS School Playgrounds and Fields are Closed--Due to local and state directives, all school facilities including all playground and athletic fields are closed. For the safety of our community, we ask that your family please adhere to the guidelines.

  • JDE Remote Learning Toolbox--We have created a remote learning website for our school that can be accessed from our main school page.  The remote learning page has schedule and office hour information, links to pages for each grade level, activities from our specials teachers, technology resources for parents, and much more. Please click on this link to access The JDE Remote Learning Toolbox:     

  • A Message from the PTA regarding Field Day Shirt Orders--We would like to give you an update on the field day shirts you ordered prior to school closing.  Those shirts were in the process of being ordered, but since they have not been printed, the plans are to keep the same color you ordered for next year and Ms. Pennington will order the next size up in your shirt.  If your child is currently in the 5th grade and you paid for a shirt, please email us with your mailing address for full refund. If you do not want a shirt for next year, please email us and a refund will be mailed to you. Please send your emails to for your understanding.           

  • SSA Testing Update--At this time all SSA dates, including SSA test requests and SSA testing windows will be postponed until further notice.


With pride,

Altonia Bransome, Principal