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Panther News, 11/4/22

JDE Weekly Parent Update 11/4/2022

Good evening,

We hope everyone has a great weekend!


Updates for this Week:

  • Reminders--The next teacher workday will be on Tuesday, November 8. Students will not come to school.

    • Early Release--Students will be released at 1:45 pm on Thursday, November 10.

    • Veteran's Day--Students will not have school on Friday, November 11 as this is a holiday.

  • Angel Tree--The holidays are quickly approaching and JDE is once again sponsoring our annual Angel Tree program. We would love to have the support of our JDE families during this giving season.  If you would like to help make a student's holiday bright, please use the following sign-up link. 

    Please bring your wrapped gifts back on or before December 5.

  • Kidz Art Session 2--KidzArt drawing lessons begin on Nov 30 (Dec 7 for Track 2 students). Classes meet on Wednesdays in the Art Room (4-5 pm) and open to K-5th grades. Students participate when track in. Each week, your child will bring home a finished artwork that he/she will be proud!


Volunteer Registration Information for 2022-2023


  • Volunteer Registration for 2022-2023--This year each classroom will be offering volunteer opportunities, and we will need volunteers for field day, fun days, and field trips. Please read the guidance below for the 2022-2023 school year. 
    • Current volunteers--Current volunteers who were approved for the 2021-22 school year do not have to register again this year.
      • Please email Ms. Sandra Cosby at if you would like to check your current approval status. 
    • New Volunteers--All new volunteer applicants must register and have an approved criminal record check prior to engaging in volunteer work. 

      • New volunteer applicants may go to any WCPSS work site and register through by selecting the Community tab, and then selecting Volunteer

      • Applicants will be notified by email once their application has been approved.

      • Applicants who are not approved will receive notice from Employee Relations.

    • Registration Process for WCPSS Employees Who Want to Volunteer--Although WCPSS employees do not have to go through a criminal record check to volunteer, they do need to register. 

    • How do I register at JDE? Parents may register at our school Monday-Friday anytime between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm. 

      • Please bring your license and ring the front doorbell to let our staff know you are here to register to be a volunteer.  

  • YMCA Before and After School Program--Jones Dairy Elementary School has before and after school care that is run by the Kerr Family YMCA.  If you would like additional information please click on this link


With pride,

Altonia Bransome, Principal




JDE PTA Updates 


  • Please mark your calendars--JDE Spirit Night at MOD Pizza Tuesday, November 15! All day (20% goes to JDE of dine-in or carry-out sales that mention JDE/use our ordering code).