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Panther News, 1/22/21

JDE Weekly Update 1/22/21


Panther Parents,

 We are very excited to reunite with our students after being apart for several weeks. We look forward to seeing you all online bright and early on Monday morning!

Updates for this Week:

  • New! Student Material Pick Up for 3rd Quarter-- Student materials will be available for pick up on Monday, January 25th, 2021 and will be distributed at Jones Dairy Elementary in the bus loop from 8:00am to 4:00pm
    •  When arriving in the bus loop you will need to provide the names of the student(s) you are picking up for and the grade level of the individual student(s).  Staff will then bring the materials to your vehicle.  You may pick up materials for other students if given consent from their parent/guardian as we hope to be able to provide all student the materials needed for learning as soon as possible.  
    • You may also drop off library books in the green bin the loop. 
    • Please note that we are distributing from the bus loop this time and not through the carpool lane.
      • ​​​​​​​The bus loop is in front of the media center.
    • Please email Mr. Saeva if you have any questions about student material distribution.
  • New! Class Schedules--Families can expect to receive class schedules and other important information from their child's teacher by this afternoon. 
  • New! Library Book Checkout during Remote Learning--
    • ​​​​​​​*Checkout for library books will begin Monday, January 25th.  Students can go to Follett(Destiny) within their WakeID portal and place up to 5 books on hold at a time.
    • *Books will be pulled and ready for checkout 1-2 days after your holds have been place.  Parents and students will get an email notification to let you know that the books are ready for pickup.  Ex. If books are placed on hold on Monday, books will be ready for pickup by Wednesday if not sooner.
    • *Once families get an email stating books are ready for pickup, you may go to school and pick them up.  Books will be in green bags labeled with the student's name found in the black bin with a yellow top outside the front office doors.  If books are not picked up within 3 days, they will be removed from the bin.  To avoid cross contamination, please do not place books on hold that you do not intend to pick up.
    • *Books can be returned at anytime to the tall green bin labeled JDE Book Return.  Proper quarantine procedures will be followed when books are returned before they are ready for the next checkout.  
    • *If you have any questions regarding library checkout please contact Mrs. DuPont, JDE's School Library Media Coordinator.  Her email is
  • New! Specials Information for Remote Learning--Art, Music, and PE will have live meets for all students.  Media is still being offered, but it will be asynchronous. Students will be able to find their lesson for the week under the Media tab in Google Classroom.   There are no specials on Wednesdays to allow families time to complete assignments or to have a break from screen time.
    • Art: Supplies needed for Jan. 25-Feb. 12 
      • Mrs. Thompson will be adding some drawing paper and construction paper to the student supply bags that are to be picked up on Monday, Jan. 25.Please wait to use this special paper until the lesson is introduced the week of Feb. 1st and Feb. 8th.
      • Scissors- please provide
      • Glue- please provide, either white glue or a glue stick
      • Crayons or Markers- 8 count (r,o,y,g,b,v,bk,br) and/or more colors
      I miss seeing all of you and look forward to our special Google Meets the next couple of weeks!!!
  • Second Quarter Report Cards--Report cards will be e-mailed to parents between 11 am and 1 pm on Friday, January 29.
  • Asynchronous Days and the Second Semester Calendar--Please review these items below. 
    • Second semester asynchronous days can be viewed here
    • The second semester calendar can be viewed here
  • JDE School Updates--If you have driven by our school over the last few weeks, you may have noticed several work trucks and a full parking lot. We are excited that our school is receiving a new HVAC system.  In addition to the HVAC, we are also getting new light fixtures, and carpets have been deep cleaned. We anticipate this major project to be completed later this spring.

​​​​​​​With pride,

Altonia Bransome, Principal



  • 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:    

  • 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.