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Panther News, 10/23/20

Jones Dairy Elementary School
Altonia Bransome, Principal
1100 Jones Dairy Road
Wake Forest, N.C. 27587

tel: (919) 562-6181
fax: (919) 670-4388

JDE Weekly Parent Update


Panther Parents,

We hope you enjoyed your asynchronous day.  We are working very hard to prepare for students on Monday. We have several safety procedures in place, and we will continue to teach safety protocols to our students once they arrive on campus. Please know that we will do our best to make the morning arrival process as quick as possible, but due to temperature screenings, families can expect morning drop off to take longer than usual. 

Thank you for your patience and continued support!  We look forward to seeing all of our kids in person or online on Monday morning! 


Updates for this Week:

  • New! ​JDE Guidance for Plan B Parents--Please take a look at this presentation that was sent out on Tuesday, if you did not have the opportunity to view it on Tuesday. 
  • New! ​District Updates--Parents can stay up to date with district updates and back to school guidance by clicking on this link
  • New! ​Carpool/Walker Tags--If you submitted your information for a carpool tag, Mr. Rashleigh will have it ready for you to pick up on Monday morning.
    • If you need to request a carpool/walker tag, please complete this survey
    • If you have any questions about Carpool or Walker Numbers/Tags please email Mr. Rashleigh at 
  • New! ​A Special Message from Mrs. Johnson, JDE School Counselor--
    • The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Our school will promote and support Bullying Prevention in October and November since we were tracked out most of October.


 The week of November 2-6 is Bullying Prevention Spirit Week for our school!


Here's what we have planned:

  • Monday: Bullying Prevention Activity
  • Tuesday: Asynchronous Day
  • Wednesday: Unity Day-Everyone wears Orange to show that we are united to STOP Bullying!
  • Thursday: Say or do two kind gestures for someone 
  • Friday: Crazy sock day or Crazy Hair Day-Let's celebrate what makes you unique. 

Virtual Academy and remote students can show off their orange clothes, socks and crazy hair by taking pics and sharing them with Mrs. Johnson ( and showing them to their classmates and teachers online. Let's all get excited to show that we are bully free!

  • YMCA Before and After School Registration--Before and after school services will be available starting Monday, October 26. 

    --This is the link for registration: 

    --Should parents have questions, they can contact or call 919-845-3872.

  • Update from Mrs. DuPont regarding Library Books--
    • New library book pickup days for VA and Remote Learning students will be every Tuesday and Thursday for the remainder of first semester. An email will be sent out letting you know when they are ready for pickup.  Please reach out to Mrs. DuPont if you are not able to pick up within this timeframe.  (
    • New holds will need to be placed by 8 am on the scheduled day of pickup.  
    • Green bags - please return the green bags when you return the books as they will be reused.
    • Library books not picked up within three days will be returned to circulation so other students can have a chance to check them out.

             Thank you to all of our families who have already utilized our new Library Check Out Procedures.  

                   --JDE Media Center Policies and Procedures (Fall 2020) can be viewed here

                   --Placing books on hold--Please view this video for more information.

  • Immunizations--All immunization requirements and health assessments are now due by September 30, 2020.  Students will be granted a 30-day grace period which expires on October 30, 2020


With pride,

Altonia Bransome, Principal


PTA Reminders

  • No Fuss Fundraiser--Don’t forget to help us with our No Fuss Fundraiser! We are working to support JDE purchase items for both virtual and in person learning including: Raz Kids Reading Program, room dividers for social distancing, and technology grants for our teachers to purchase other virtual learning apps for the students. Every dollar counts! Donate today!  Link:    

  • Link Your Lowe's and VIC Cards--Parents it's now time to relink your Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter savings cards.  You can link your VIC card at  and go to to link your Lowes card.  
    • You can also send your Vic or Lowes savings card # or phone number used to set up your savings cards to  Sending these numbers will only link your cards to our school. It will not give out any information.  
    • Any questions please contact Theresa Pritt, VP of Fundraising, at the above email. 
  • October Newsletter--Please check out the newest JDE PTA Newsletter here.
  • Join the PTA--Please support the JDE PTA by becoming a member! The cost is $10 for an individual or $15 for a family (2 memberships). A portion goes towards national and state dues and a portion goes toward programs for students, teachers right here at JDE, and much more!
    • Every person who joins automatically becomes a member of both the North Carolina PTA and National PTA. JDE PTA members will receive special access to discounts at PTA events throughout the year.  Members are entitled to National PTA membership discounts. Thanks for all your support!
    • You may pay online at  Processing fees will apply.