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Panther News, 5/20/22

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 5/20/2022


Panther Parents,

We were so happy to see all of our families come out to enjoy the spring carnival last week! We hope everyone had a great time. A huge thank you goes out to our JDE PTA, staff, and volunteers for making the event so successful!


Updates for this Week:

  • New! Teacher Assignments, Kindergarten Staggered Entry, Track Change Request Decisions--Your child's new teacher for the upcoming school year will be shared with you in the end of year report card. 
    • Rising kindergarten families can expect to receive their child's staggered entry letter at the beginning of next week. 
    • Families that submitted a track change request should receive a letter with the final decision at the beginning of next week.
  • New! Calendars for the Upcoming School Year--The 2022-2023 year round calendars have been posted. 
    • You may view the year round accessible calendar here
    • You may view the regular year round calendar here
  • Reminder--Memorial Day Weekend--Please be reminded that school will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 
  • Save the Date!--2022-2023 Meet and Greet-- We are excited to invite all families to an in person meet and greet event on campus on Thursday, June 30 from 4:30-6 pm. Students and parents will be able to walk to their new classroom, meet their new teacher, and drop off supplies. 
  • Supply Lists--Supply Lists for the upcoming school year will be posted on our website before the first week of June. 
  • Spring Field Day Dates-- A special thank you goes out to all of our parents that volunteered for field day this week. We appreciate the sacrifices you made to work the stations for our kids! We will be in need of parent volunteers for the final 2 upcoming field days. Teachers will be sending out the SignUp Genius links. If you are interested in helping, please make sure that you have been approved as a volunteer. 
    • Who do I contact for help? Please contact Ms. Sandra Cosby, the JDE receptionist and volunteer coordinator, at to check on your volunteer status. If you have field day questions please contact Mrs. Pennington at Thank you!
    • Completing the Background Check--If you need to come in to complete the background check please sign up for a time here. (Please understand that background checks are not done at the school and may take some time to complete.)
    • Field Day Dates--
      • Tracks 3 and 4:  K-2nd   June 10th        3rd- 5th   June 17th

    • Readministration and Repurposed Days--Please reference the information below regarding the changes to the WCPSS MTYR calendar for the end of the school year:
      • Track 1

        Tracks 2, 3, and 4

        • The last day of school, for students on track 1, is now Thursday, June 2 (formerly June 6).  

        • Qualified students in grades 3-5 that meet the criteria and opt-in for the remediation/readministration opportunities will come to school on Friday, June 3 and Monday, June 6. 

        • The last day of school, for students on tracks 2-4, is now Monday, June 27 (formerly June 29).  

        • Qualified students in grades 3-5 that meet the criteria and opt-in for the remediation/readministration opportunities will come to school on Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29.  


    With pride,

    Altonia Bransome, Principal


JDE PTA Updates


  • PTA HELP NEEDED--We are still looking for help for next year, we're specifically needed help to support our Hospitality & School Spirit efforts. If you're interested in showering our teachers with love and planning events, please send an email to